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  • Nation’s largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse to open in Monroe County (137 jobs in New York)

    05/24/2017 12:05:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Webster Post ^ | May 23, 2017
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced Clearwater Organic Farms LLC, the nation’s largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse, will locate its operations in Monroe County. The company will build a 15 acre, 650,000 square foot facility at Eastman Business Park. It will produce locally grown, organic baby leaf greens year-round. The project will create 137 new full-time jobs in packaging, shipping, receiving and warehousing; 55 of those jobs are reserved for veterans or those who are underemployed. “The new Clearwater Organic Farms facility will drive innovation, create jobs for New Yorkers who need them most and bolster economic growth throughout the region,” Cuomo...
  • Trump Resistance movement takes aim at McDonald’s today

    05/23/2017 6:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    People's World ^ | May 23, 2017
    CHICAGO – On the heels of mass demonstrations against President Trump’s policies that have drawn hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets, leaders of the Trump resistance movement will converge in Chicago May 23 with thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 for a “March on McDonald’s” that is expected to be the biggest-ever protest to hit the fast-food giant. On the eve of McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting, leaders of the Women’s March, Our Revolution, the Movement for Black Lives, MoveOn.org, Color of Change, NextGen and others will join forces with the Fight for $15 to demand that...
  • KPMG breaks ground on $400 million facility in Lake Nona; plans to hire 330 statewide (Florida)

    05/23/2017 4:04:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Florida Trend ^ | May 22, 2017
    Leading U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP today broke ground for construction of its $400 million learning, development, and innovation facility in the Lake Nona community of Orlando and forecasted hiring some 330 people statewide over the next three years. The firm announced on January 9 its commitment to create a 55-acre, state-of-the-art campus with 800,000 square feet of space for meeting, classroom, residential, and dining facilities. The campus will feature cutting-edge technology, including an innovation center that will support training and client engagement, and a heritage center to highlight the firm’s rich history and culture. KPMG expects...
  • Granules India Expansion Will Create More Than 100 Jobs In Virginia

    05/23/2017 3:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | May 23, 2017
    Granules India Ltd. will invest $35 million into its subsidiary, Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc., to expand its pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing capabilities in Fairfax County, VA. Before choosing Virginia, the company also considered New Jersey for the project, which will create 102 new jobs. In 2014, the company invested $15 million to establish its wholly-owned subsidiary operation, creating 75 jobs in Fairfax. India-based Granules India Ltd. manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Pharmaceutical Formulation Intermediates (PFIs), and Finished Dosages (FDs), distributed to customers in both regulated and semi-regulated markets. “Setting up a development and manufacturing presence in the United States was the...
  • Infosys will operate new tech hub in Indy’s OneAmerica Tower, create 2,000 jobs (Indiana)

    05/23/2017 2:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WTTV-TV ^ | May 23, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Leaders from global tech firm Infosys joined Mayor Joe Hogsett and Governor Eric Holcomb on Tuesday to announce that they selected Indianapolis as the home of the company’s first technology and innovation hub in the United States. The company will set up their operations at the OneAmerica Tower located at 200 North Illinois Street. Infosys plans to create up to 2,000 new, high-skilled jobs by the end of 2021. “The 2,000 Hoosiers we will hire and train will help drive U.S. economic growth and innovation in cloud, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning throughout various industries,”...
  • Indian Land could get 335 more jobs due to expansion of home decor distributor (South Carolina)

    05/23/2017 2:02:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Herald ^ | May 17, 2017 | David Thackham
    Fort Mill-based home decor distributor Unique Loom plans to expand to Indian Land, creating 245 new jobs over four years, said Jamie Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director. The move will also allow the home design hub to move another 90 jobs from Fort Mill, for a total of 335 jobs for the Indian Land location. Gilbert said the company has leased 260,000 square feet of industrial space at the vacant Defense Ventures building at 793 Fort Mill Highway....
  • House Democrats go right for the scare tactics in response to Trump budget proposal

    05/23/2017 10:56:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Herman Cain
    Their message to Americans: You can't do anything for yourself, and you will die if the government doesn't provide for you Did you know you will not have anything to eat if the government doesn’t give you something? Did you know there’s no way to get health care if the government doesn’t provide you with insurance? Did you know that you will be thrown into poverty if you’re not the beneficiary of a government welfare program? Did you know all this? Neither did I. Because it’s all nonsense. But now that President Trump’s full budget proposal is out, House Democrats...
  • Nextran trucking facility creating 80 new jobs in Duluth (Georgia)

    05/22/2017 11:42:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 22, 2017 | Karen Huppertz
    Nextran Corporation has opened a new 55,000-square-foot facility at 1735 Breckinridge Plaza, near Interstate 85 and Highway 316 in unincorporated Duluth. The company, which operates full-service medium- and heavy-duty truck centers in the Southeast, will create 80 new jobs at this location. The new store will serve as a flagship location for Nextran on a 9.5 acre parcel with 29 service bays....
  • California’s single-payer plan costs $400 billion — twice the state’s entire budget

    05/22/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | May 22, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    California is undertaking an ambitious bid to establish a single-payer health care system, and now its plan has a price tag: $400 billion a year. The state legislature has been debating a plan this year to implement a government insurance program to cover all Californians, including those without legal status. It’s a very generous proposal, as currently conceived. The state would pay for almost all of its residents’ medical expenses — inpatient, outpatient, emergency services, dental, vision, mental health, and nursing home care — under the plan, and Californians would not have any premiums, copays, or deductibles. Those sweeping benefits...
  • Lockheed Martin plans to add 500 jobs in Orlando (Average pay of $87,000 in Florida)

    05/22/2017 3:54:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 22, 2017 | Paul Brinkmann•
    Lockheed Martin is planning to add 500 new jobs at its Missiles and Fire Control plant in South Orlando, and the defense contractor is seeking $3.5 million in incentives for the expansion. Lockheed will pay the 500 new employees an average salary of $87,000, according to a proposed county resolution to authorize the tax refunds. The hiring would be phased in over the next five years. The Orange County Board of County Commissioners is set to vote Tuesday on its portion of the incentive package, $700,000. According to the resolution, other regions are competing for the Lockheed expansion, but it...
  • Saudi, US mega deals to create thousands of jobs, experts say

    05/21/2017 9:47:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 21, 2017 | Fareed Rahman, Senior Reporter
    Abu Dhabi: The supersized deals between Saudi Arabia and the US are expected to create thousands of jobs bolstering trade ties between the two countries, experts said on Sunday. Deals worth in excess of $380 billion were signed during US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday including $110 billion arms agreement with the US companies and $50 billion worth deal between Saudi Aramco and different firms from the US. “American investments will increase in Saudi Arabia and will create jobs for Saudis, transfer technology and bring into the fore small and medium sized businesses that will benefit...
  • TX: Legislature lowers License to Carry Fees, Governor Abbot Likely to Sign

    05/21/2017 9:15:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 16 Reforms the fee structure of the license to carry in Texas. Texas has one of the highest shall issue license to carry fees in the United States. The current cost is $140 for the original license and renewal is $70.  The reform law reduces the original license to $40, and the renewal to the same $40.  People who are indigent have the initial fee reduced by half, to $20.  The renewal fee for the indigent will be $5. For people 60 years or older, the same $20 for an original and $5 for renewal, applies. SB 16...
  • Blackstone, Saudi's PIF plan $40 bln infrastructure investment fund (Many US jobs involved)

    05/20/2017 3:04:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2017
    U.S. private equity firm Blackstone and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund said on Saturday they planned to create a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects, mainly in the United States. Blackstone and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the project, which will depend on further negotiations. The proposed venture was announced during the visit to Riyadh of President Donald Trump, who has said he wants to rebuild crumbling U.S. infrastructure....
  • Ethane hub gets bipartisan support (100,000 jobs in West Virginia averaging $90,000 a year)

    05/20/2017 2:50:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Herald-Star ^ | May 20, 2017 | Joselyn King
    WHEELING — West Virginia’s congressional delegation is showing a unified front in pushing for an ethane storage hub for central Appalachia, and they hope state leaders in Ohio and Pennsylvania join them. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., were joined Thursday by Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, and American Chemistry Council President Cal Dooley for a news conference to tout the economic benefits of placing the hub near oil and gas reserves in Appalachia rather than near chemical industry operations on the Gulf Coast. Manchin and Moore, along with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, last week introduced the...
  • Barracuda Networks Creating 115 Jobs In Ann Arbor (Michigan)

    05/19/2017 8:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | May 19, 2017
    Barracuda Networks, Inc. is expanding in Ann Arbor with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) and Ann Arbor SPARK. The project will generate a total capital investment of $2.3 million and create 115 new jobs. Ann Arbor“Barracuda’s investment means Michigan residents will have good job opportunities that could well have gone to other states,” said Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF. “The company’s decision to expand in Ann Arbor demonstrates that our business climate and our...
  • Plant expansion to create 250 jobs, officials say (Louisiana)

    05/19/2017 8:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Daily Comet ^ | May 19, 2017 | Keith Magill, Executive Editor
    A Gramercy chemical manufacturing plant’s $35 million expansion will bring 250 new jobs to the area, officials said Friday. The announcement was made by Gov. John Bel Edwards and Noranda Bauxite & Alumina CEO David D’Addario. Noranda will expand and upgrade its alumina refinery in St. James Parish and will also establish its company headquarters at the site, a 40-minute drive northeast from Thibodaux and another 30 minutes from Houma. The project will create 65 new direct jobs, including 15 corporate headquarters jobs, at an average annual salary of $90,000, plus benefits, officials said. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project...
  • Their Public Housing at the End of Its Life, Residents Ask: What Now? (Cairo, IL)

    05/19/2017 6:34:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 17 May 2017 | Monica Davey
    Cairo, Ill., has a population of fewer than 3,000 people. A plan to demolish two public housing developments would force many residents to leave and cut the school enrollment in half. ___ The authorities announced last month that the cost of fixing the developments was out of reach, and that replacing them altogether would cost almost 10 times as much. For hundreds of residents, the decision may mean not only leaving these crumbling buildings, but also moving from Cairo altogether. “For sure they needed to fix this place up a long time ago,” said Nena Ellis, 38, a mother of...
  • All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years

    05/19/2017 6:18:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 117 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 16 May 2017 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century. This is the futuristic forecast by Stanford University economist Tony Seba. His report, with the deceptively bland title Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030, has gone viral in green circles and is causing spasms of anxiety in the established industries. Seba’s premise is that people will stop driving altogether. They will switch...
  • The 10 Companies Filling The Most Six-Figure Jobs Right Now

    05/19/2017 2:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 11, 2017 | Jeff Kauflin
    If you’re looking for a six-figure job, you might consider becoming an engineer, a role that continues to be in high demand. Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at job search engine Indeed, explains, “We are seeing many companies turning into digital versions of themselves and hiring more software engineers than ever before.” Indeed analyzed one million job postings to find the companies hiring for the most six-figure jobs as of May 10, 2017. To see the top ten, open the gallery below....
  • Shipt to Hire 750 Grocery Shoppers Across Ohio

    05/19/2017 2:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Marketwired ^ | May 16, 2017 | Julie Coop
    CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - Shipt, an app-based grocery delivery service that serves 40 major metropolitan areas across the country, today announced the company will hire 750 additional Shipt Shoppers to serve the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus metros. Shipt provides members in Ohio with home delivery from Meijer and the company is now looking to grow its local workforce by 750 shoppers to meet increased demand. "Over the past several months we have seen tremendous growth across Ohio, thanks in large part to our partnership with Meijer," said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. "Meijer is an...