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  • US Businesses Will Be ‘Going Full Steam Ahead’ with Hiring

    06/10/2020 1:06:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/10/2020 | Emel Akan
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. labor market made a stunning comeback in May, beating expectations by 10 million jobs. As states begin to reopen, business owners are turning more optimistic about the future, signaling that the pandemic-induced recession may be short-lived. The U.S. economy added 2.5 million jobs last month as states started to ease lockdown restrictions. The strong employment numbers shocked economists who had forecast nearly 8 million job losses in May. The jobless rate dropped from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent, well below the consensus estimate of nearly 20 percent. The significant upswing in employment suggests that the U.S....
  • Walmart hiring 150,000 to meet demand from coronavirus, giving bonuses to current employees

    03/20/2020 1:41:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    WBNS ^ | 03/20/20
    Walmart has a steady workforce of full-time and part-time workers helping meet the every day needs of its customers. As part of responding to the current environment, Walmart is also hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. These roles will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time. Walmart is also implementing a new process to dramatically expedite hiring for key roles, such as cashiers and stockers. What is usually a two-week application cycle will be reduced to a 24-hour process. Anyone interested...
  • Yes, Age Discrimination is Rampant: Americans over 40 are half as likely to get hired — and it’s worse for workers over 50

    01/08/2020 9:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 01/08/2020 | Brett Arends
    Tom Brady is a now free agent, but the NFL player doesn’t have the same worries as millions of Americans over 40. Workers over 40 are only about half as likely, or less, to get a job offer than younger workers if employers know their age, according to research released this week that was conducted by economics professor David Neumark at the University of California, Irvine. The data was adjusted for differences in skills, fit and availability. Key to the study was a major change that a company made to its hiring systems. Previously all applicants at a national restaurant...
  • The University’s New Loyalty Oath: Required ‘diversity and inclusion’ statements amount to a political litmus test for hiring.

    12/19/2019 6:37:59 PM PST · by karpov · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2019 | Abigail Thompson
    Seventy years ago the University of California introduced a loyalty oath, requiring employees to swear they were “not a member of the Communist Party.” After a contentious period in which 31 faculty were fired for refusing to sign, the requirement was reconsidered. An eventual consequence was the current Standing Order of the Regents 101.1(d): “No political test shall ever be considered in the appointment and promotion of any faculty member or employee.” This is a statement of principle. No one will be denied a position at the University of California based on political beliefs. No communist, no conservative, no progressive,...
  • Job discrimination: 1 in 5 won’t hire Trump supporters

    12/04/2019 9:57:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | by Paul Bedard | December 03, 2019 10:10 AM
    It’s not legal in most cases, and certainly not right, but 1 in 5 left-leaning bosses “will not hire” supporters of President Trump, and huge majorities of hiring managers want to know the positions job candidates have on highly controversial issues including race and immigration, according to a sweeping new survey. What’s more, job seekers reluctant to cough up their views and positions in interviews can’t hide them because nearly all employers sift through social media posts, mostly Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, of those they are considering for jobs. “Workplace discrimination is a real and pressing issue, and candidates get...
  • Stop & Shop to hire 50 to 75 full-time union roles for Massachusetts warehouse

    10/31/2019 10:17:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Republican ^ | October 14, 2019 | Tim Jones
    Stop & Shop is looking to hire 50 to 75 people for full-time roles at the store’s Freetown warehouse. According to South Coast Today, the store will be hiring selectors for the 2nd and 3rd shift. Selectors choose the products to ship to the Stop & Shop stores in the region. The union job is available to those ages 18 and over and comes with “100% company-paid medical, dental and vision,” according to South Coast Today. Those interested in applying can speak with a Stop & Shop representative at a job fair every Tuesday this month at the MassHire Career...
  • Saddle Creek Logistics Services bringing 150 jobs to Duncan (South Carolina)

    10/31/2019 9:59:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    GSA Business ^ | October 31, 2019 | Staff
    Saddle Creek Logistics Services plans to open a distribution center in Duncan to support the expansion of a “major retail client,” according to a news release. Scheduled to open in January, the facility will create more than 150 new warehouse jobs in the area. In November Saddle Creek will hire the management team, the release said. In December, the company will begin hiring to fill hourly positions in Duncan, including forklift operators, inventory control associates, yard drivers and customer service representatives, as well as several salaried manager and supervisor positions. The new Duncan facility, which includes more than 1.3 million...
  • Honeywell to establish robotics center in the Strip District and start hiring (Pittsburgh, PA)

    10/31/2019 9:07:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 24, 2019 | Mark Belko
    Honeywell is jumping into robotics — with Pittsburgh as its hub. The Fortune 100 company is creating Honeywell Robotics, an advanced technology center tasked with developing artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, and advanced robotics for use mainly in warehouses. Honeywell Robotics will be based at 3 Crossings in the Strip District. The company leased 25,000 square feet of space formerly occupied by Robert Bosch in the development last spring, but did not say why. In an announcement Thursday, Honeywell said the new robotics center will help to shape the warehouses and distribution centers of the future, with automation plugging...
  • Mexican packaging company to open new plant in Virginia (60 jobs)

    10/30/2019 6:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Plant Services ^ | October 24, 2019 | The Washington Post
    A Mexican packaging company is planning to build a new manufacturing plant in Virginia that will create more than 60 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Wednesday that the Old Dominion had won the $65 million project over North Carolina and Georgia. Mexico City-based Cartograf plans to build the plant in Chesterfield County. The company makes micro-corrugated printed packaging and other products.
  • Affordable housing manufacturer opening big facility in Pueblo (200 jobs in Colorado)

    10/30/2019 3:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftan ^ | October 28, 2019 | Ryan Severance
    A company that manufactures modular affordable housing has confirmed it will open a large facility in Pueblo and employ close to 200 people here. On Monday, a representative from the company — indieDwell — and the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation held a video teleconference to announce that indieDwell will open a 100,000 square-foot facility in Pueblo. The factory, which will be the second for indieDwell on top of its current facility in Boise, Idaho, will employ up to 200 workers at full capacity and generate an estimated $16 million in annual payroll, according to PEDCO officials. City Council will be...
  • Fire truck company plans to hire 300 people in Milledgeville (Georgia)

    10/29/2019 11:14:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WMAZ-TV ^ | October 29, 2019 | Kayla Solomon
    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — A Smyrna-based company that builds fire trucks says they plan to bring 300 jobs to a closed factory in Milledgeville. Fouts Brothers CEO Scott Edens told 13WMAZ's Kayla Solomon that they expect being operating sometime next year at the old Rheem plant on Roberson Mill Road. He said they've already gotten more than 200 job applications and are interviewing potential workers now. He said their first phase of hiring will start in January. County records say the 677,000-square-foot plant was built in 1978 and sits on 93 acres. The plant closed in 2009. In 2016, Gov. Nathan...
  • Health care mfg. co. plans to build facility in Westfield, create more than 470 jobs (Indiana)

    10/29/2019 4:11:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WRTV-TV ^ | October 28, 2019 | Andrew Smith
    WESTFIELD — A new health care manufacturing factory is planning to build a new facility in Westfield and create more than 475 jobs. Westfield Mayor Andy Cook and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Abbott, a global health care company, plans to build the facility and employ 477 people, according to a press release from the city. The company plans to hire people in two phases, with hiring complete by 2024. The $37.6 million, 120,000 facility will be built in Holladay Properities' NorthPoint Industrial Park, near US-31 and 202nd Street, according to the release. The facility will make the company's MiltraClip...
  • A new industry grows in Farrell (50 marijuana jobs in Pennsylvania)

    10/27/2019 10:44:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Herald ^ | October 20, 2019 | Quinn Schwartz
    FARRELL – Rebecca Myers is ready to bring another champion to the city of Farrell. She and her team might not be able to compete with the city’s 22 state titles, by her own admission, but the FarmaceuticalRX founder and chief executive officer said the city’s new medical marijuana growing, processing and research facility will provide the city with economic development and job creation for years to come. “It’s amazing to be a part of this proud community,” she said in front of a group of state and local officials, FRX employees and citizens at a ribbon-cutting ceremony across the...
  • Hiring begins for 250 construction workers at $250 million solar farm (Michigan)

    10/25/2019 5:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WJRT-TV ^ | October 22, 2019 | Staff
    SHIAWASSEE COUNTY (WJRT) (10/22/2019) - The construction contractor for a $250 million solar farm in Shiawassee County is ready to start hiring 250 workers to build the development. McCarthy Building Companies, which is the general contractor for Ranger Power's Assembly Solar project in Hazelton and Venice townships, is looking for pile drivers, forklift operators, layout crews and general laborers. The jobs all start at $15 an hour with higher wages possible based on experience. On the job training will be provided, along with health insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and seven paid holidays in 2020. Construction is expected to...
  • Revamped Dolores mill starting up (30 jobs in Colorado)

    10/24/2019 4:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | October 18, 2019 | Jim Mimiaga
    Iron Wood Group LLC is gearing up to produce veneer for the plywood industry at a refurbished mill southwest of Dolores. CEO Jeff Bunnell was granted a high-impact permit for the business by Montezuma County commissioners. The sawmill property on Road T was also rezoned from commercial to heavy industrial. Iron Wood will employ 20 to 30 workers and is currently hiring staff, Bunnell said. Applications may be picked up at the Cortez Workforce Center. A logging crew is working in the San Juan National Forest in the Chicken Creek area and near Bayfield. The mill will produce veneer sheets...
  • CRRC MA in Springfield starts hiring for Philadelphia rail car project (Massachusetts)

    10/24/2019 1:29:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Republican ^ | October 24, 2019 | Jim Kinney
    SPRINGFIELD — CRRC MA, the Chinese-owned rail car manufacturer with a $95 million factory in East Springfield, is hiring to fulfill an order for double-decker commuter rail cars placed by SEPTA, the Philadelphia-area transit network. CRRC is hosting a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to hire 20 to 30 mechanical assemblers, electrical assemblers and test technicians, said spokeswoman Lydia Rivera. The jobs pay about $18 an hour, Rivera said. The plant, at 655 Page Boulevard, already has 184 employees, with 122 of them union production workers. "This is just the beginning," Rivera said. "We'll continue to...
  • Apprenticeships available for water operators (Vermont)

    10/20/2019 6:45:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Battleboro Reformer ^ | October 15, 2019
    ESSEX JUNCTION — Like many industries in Vermont, water utilities are facing a worker shortage. Many operations specialists at drinking water and wastewater treatment plants across the state are approaching retirement age, and there are not currently enough trained professionals to fill their places. The Vermont Rural Water Association is spearheading an apprenticeship program to train the next generation of water and wastewater operators in communities throughout Vermont. This program will provide water utilities with the new employees they need as well as providing job training — and an alternative to an expensive college education — to Vermonters. Operators of...
  • Uber Freight: The bright spot in Uber's portfolio? (2,000 jobs in Chicago, Illinois)

    10/20/2019 6:29:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Supply Chain Dive ^ | October 16, 2019 | Emma Cosgrove
    Uber announced another 350 layoffs Tuesday, with most eliminated positions from the company’s extra lines of business like autonomous vehicles and Uber Eats, though some came from marketing and global operations. The latest round is part of work that began in July with 400 layoffs, all from the marketing department, explained CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in an email to staff Monday. The CEO explained the changes are meant to "ensure we have the right people in the right roles in the right locations, and that we’re always holding ourselves accountable to top performance." Between the July layoffs and this latest round,...
  • Continental celebrate opening of its new Mississippi tire plant (2,500 jobs)

    10/20/2019 5:18:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Traction News ^ | October 18, 2019 | Staff
    Continental Tire opened its newest tire plant near Clinton, Mississippi, with a grand opening celebration. The celebration marks the completion of the construction process, which began in 2016. Approximately 300 guests, including state and local officials, community members, customers and supplier joined 250 Continental employees for the event. The new plant is located on a 1,000-acre greenfield site in Hinds County, approximately two miles from Clinton and 20 miles from Jackson. Continental has committed nearly $1.4 billion and expects to employ 2,500 people when the plant reaches full capacity in the next decade. “Mississippi welcomes Continental to our great state...
  • Rivian on display: Company shows off electric vehicles in Uptown Normal (Jobs in Illinois)

    10/20/2019 4:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WEEK-TV ^ | October 18, 2019
    Normal, Ill. (WEEK) – We are about a year away from seeing self-driving vehicles on the road in Normal and industry leaders at Rivian Automotive say people should be excited for more jobs. The future is now, or at least right around the corner for Rivian. On Sunday, residents got to see the pickup and SUV models with a glimpse of what’s to come with the company’s skateboard technology. This was the first time the public and Governor JB Pritzker saw the models up close. Pritzker believes Rivian will boost our local economy. “I’m thrilled though also for the people...