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  • Idaho logging salvage project could be national model for wildfire job programs

    03/21/2017 11:54:38 AM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | March 19, 2017 | David Leroy
    In the last 30 years, the amount of federal timber available for sale in most of America’s national forests has been reduced between 70 and 99 percent. A University of Idaho study suggests that forest and wood product production jobs in this state have diminished from nearly 20,000 in 1991 to 12,479 in 2016. An unreliable and constricted supply of logs has been the largest factor forcing mill closures in Idaho towns like Kamiah, Orofino, Coeur d’Alene and Elk City. Over that quarter of a century, some 7,500 Idaho forest-dependent families have lost the employment, homes and lifestyle they once...
  • Obama Economist Can’t Spin Trump Jobs Data

    03/21/2017 7:07:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 21, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Lisa D. Cook, a Michigan State economist who served on President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), took sharp aim at her old boss's successor in an appearance at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on March 15, 2017. "I was waiting to see what they did when the first jobs report came out," she said at CAP. "They embraced it." She went on to claim that "during the campaign, she was horrified that Bureau of Labor Statistics statisticians were under attack." Actually, one thing she did not do was to compare the numbers in the latest jobs report with...
  • Wawa hiring 5,000 new employees this spring

    03/20/2017 11:15:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | March 16, 2017
    If you are looking for a job and love Hoagiefest, good news - your neighborhood Wawa is hiring. Wawa announced on Thursday plans to hire more than 5,000 new employees during the next three months for its 750 stores. The company is looking to fill customer-service and management level positions. "We are excited to launch our spring hiring campaign to recruit new Wawa associates. As a company, part of fulfilling lives means adding jobs for new associates, while also providing advancement opportunities for the more than 30,000 Wawa associates who are part of our team," Dave Filano, Manager of Talent...
  • N.J. OKs $17M in tax credits for company bringing 178 jobs to Trenton

    03/17/2017 8:47:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | March 17, 2017 | Cristina Rojas
    TRENTON -- A tech company is choosing to relocate to Trenton over Wilmington, Delaware, after securing more than $17 million in state tax credits. The state Economic Development Authority on Thursday approved the Grow New Jersey tax credits for Maestro Technologies, a technology consulting and data management systems firm. Now headquartered in Edison, Maestro has a small office in Watchung and several employees who work remotely or at client sites across the country. CEO Kamal Bathla says the company wanted to centrally locate the staff into a new headquarters to better facilitate training, efficiency and product development. Maestro was deciding...
  • Trump Plays 3D Chess, but He Only has Limited Pieces

    03/17/2017 8:36:50 AM PDT · by LS · 124 replies
    self | 3/17/2017 | LS
    For the second time in just over two months, a judge has blocked President Trump's travel ban executive orders. Forget for a moment that in each case, the court has cleverly stayed away from the actual law and the Constitution and instead has focused on things Trump said as a candidate to determine some mysterious intent. Many have asked why he can't simply ignore the rulings as Zero did on occasion. And the answer is very clear: Trump's hold on the Presidency is tenuous. He is in a race (which, so far, he is winning) to improve the economy and...
  • US factory production rose for 6th straight time in February

    03/17/2017 7:43:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2017 9:34 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. factories cranked out more autos, steel and computers in February, the sixth straight monthly increase in manufacturing output. Factory production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent last month from January, the Federal Reserve said Friday. That followed another 0.5 percent gain the previous month. Factories are benefiting from greater consumer and business optimism since last fall’s presidential election. Companies are spending more on big-ticket items such as industrial machinery, and Americans are buying cars at near-record levels. Overseas growth has spurred more exports. Mining output rose 2.7 percent in February, spurred partly by more oil and gas drilling. Utility...
  • Trump aides, daughter, meet with Hispanic business owners

    03/16/2017 8:09:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest outreach effort following a contentious campaign, top Trump administration officials — as well as first daughter Ivanka Trump — met Thursday with Hispanic business leaders. Underscoring her unusual role working outside the administration, Ivanka Trump attended a round-table discussion Thursday morning with Hispanic women business owners in Washington. Later, White House officials, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, held a meeting with other Hispanic business leaders, focused on jobs, the economy and access to capital....
  • 150 new jobs coming to GC Services in Huntington (West Virginia)

    03/16/2017 3:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | March 13, 2017 | Staff
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- GC Services, a call center in Huntington, is hiring 150 long-term, full-time customer service positions. The company will be hosting onsite job fairs Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The interviews will take place at GC Services at 4220 Terrace Ave, Huntington, WV 25705. At each job fair, managers will be taking applications, conducting interviews and making same-day offers to qualified applicants. If you don't have a computer to fill out an application, you can use one onsite. "The best part about our business is it's actually booming and we've done such a...
  • Trump wants Toyota to build new plants in US

    03/16/2017 3:28:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | March 16, 2017 | Yuichiro Kanematsu
    AUSTIN, U.S. -- At a meeting with auto executives in Michigan on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump once gain asked Toyota Motor and rival carmakers to build plants in the country. Trump met with the heads of major automakers on a visit to the Midwest city of Detroit, Michigan, and nearby areas where many auto factories are located. The meeting also included officials from the automakers' labor unions. In a speech he gave in front of autoworkers after the meeting, Trump pledged to review fuel efficiency regulations that were tightened by Barack Obama's administration. The Obama administration was keen to...
  • Rock Connections to add 500 workers this year (Detroit, Michigan)

    03/16/2017 2:25:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Crain's ^ | March 12, 2017 | Chad Livengood
    A call center company spun off from Quicken Loans' telephone-focused mortgage sales operation is planning to add 500 employees by year's end and looking for additional office space in downtown Detroit. Rock Connections, a five-year-old call center and part of Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert's family of companies, has reached capacity with 800 employees in its building at 1900 Saint Antoine next to Ford Field, said Victor You, CEO of Rock Connections. The fast growth adds teeth to Gilbert's observation that call centers could be a growth industry for Detroit and create a "point of entry" to jobs for residents....
  • Company that will create 500 jobs opens in DeKalb (Georgia)

    03/16/2017 1:42:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 10, 2017 | Joshua Sharpe
    An Ireland-based cyber-security and payments industry firm has opened its Brookhaven location, which will eventually create 500 jobs for DeKalb County. Sysnet Global Solutions intends to invest $2 million with the Brookhaven center in the Perimeter Summit development. Numerous officials and community leaders were on hand for a ceremony at the site Thursday, including Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. He’s said he’s excited to have the company in town. “Five hundred plus jobs is always a great sign of a vibrant economy,” he said in January....
  • Sterling Talent Solutions hiring 65 for Cleveland-area background-checking jobs (Ohio)

    03/16/2017 1:03:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | March 15, 2017 | Janet H. Cho
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Sterling Talent Solutions, a pre-employment background screening company that just expanded its U.S. operations center at 4511 Rockside Road, expects to hire about 65 people in 2017. Sterling Talent Solutions, founded in 1975 and based in New York, has 4,000 employees in 20 offices globally, including a large presence in Manhattan and in Greater Seattle. But the Independence office, now with 225 employees, is its largest in the U.S. and its only office in Ohio. Sterling, which hired 65 people in 2016, moved into the 40,000 square foot offices at 4511 Rockside Road in anticipation of more...
  • Latino firms forget politics, seek prosperity building Trump's wall

    03/15/2017 11:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    AL DÍA News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Agencia EFE, Madrid
    More than 60 Hispanic companies, all interested in constructing the controversial wall that US President Donald Trump wants to build on the Mexican border, are putting aside political and patriotic concerns for the chance to make money and create jobs. "Honestly, for us it is above all an infrastructure project and a way to create jobs, something we really need in New Mexico," Mario Burgos of the Burgos Group construction company told EFE, adding that his state has an unemployment rate of 6.7 percent, the country's highest. Of Peruvian descent, Burgos said that if the family business takes part in...
  • Alkane Truck Company to Establish Assembly Operations Across North America

    03/14/2017 7:08:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    PR Web ^ | March 14, 2017 | Miguel H. Peńa and Pedro Flores
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (PRWEB) March 14, 2017 - Alkane Truck Company, the South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced it will establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the USA, Canada and Mexico over the next 36 months. Alkane is coordinating with economic development offices across North America to identify potential business partners interested in becoming contract assemblers. “We will provide training for their employees and deliver all components required to assemble Alkane vehicles for direct shipment to our existing and ever-expanding dealership network," says Bob Smith, CEO of Alkane Truck Company. "These business partners will...
  • Designer eyewear company to create 1,000 jobs in Henry County (Georgia)

    03/14/2017 6:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WAGA-TV ^ | March 14, 2017
    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Luxottica Group, a leading designer eyewear manufacturer, is planning to create 1,000 jobs in Henry County with the addition of its North American distribution facility. According to a press release from Governor Nathan Deal, the expansion will use the company’s new lens service model in which both frames and lenses are assembled and distributed from a single location in Henry County by the end of 2017. The company said in a press release that move will allow them “to produce and deliver a complete pair of prescription frames of the highest quality and perfect fit anywhere...
  • Trump's jobs plan may create better-paying jobs than we're used to

    03/13/2017 6:55:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 13, 2017 | Evelyn Cheng
    Infrastructure spending is the key to increasing economic growth, because it will give Americans better-paying jobs, a prominent investment banker and economist said. "The private sector has done all it reasonably can, yet the U.S. labor market remains a shadow of its former self. It is time to rebuild America," Daniel Alpert, a founding managing partner of Westwood Capital, said Monday in a presentation titled "The Case for Aggressive Fiscal Spending on Infrastructure in 2017."(continued)
  • President Trump's budget director claims the Obama administration was "manipulating" jobs data.

    03/13/2017 8:11:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies ^ | 3/12/17 | Jill Disis
    Mick Mulvaney told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that he has long thought the previous administration framed data to make the unemployment rate "look smaller than it actually was." "What you should really look at is the number of jobs created," Mulvaney said on "State of the Union." "We've thought for a long time, I did, that the Obama administration was manipulating the numbers, in terms of the number of people in the workforce, to make the unemployment rate -- that percentage rate -- look smaller than it actually was."
  • While Democrats Fume, Trump Becomes the Jobs President

    03/12/2017 6:32:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Chris Buskirk
    Against the new administration’s ambitious goals, Democrats are stuck with increasingly transparent attempts to undermine the president with phony narratives endlessly repeated by their media surrogates. The stranglehold the mainstream media had on American opinion was broken long ago and Americans understand the game played by the Progressive Left-Democrat-Media opinion complex. And they either look for other sources of news and opinion or they discount for the expected collusion when they hear Democrat talking points repeated as objective fact. Forget the nakedly partisan attempts to create a media narrative about Russian hacking and so undermine the legitimacy and effectiveness of...
  • BMW supplier Gestamp to add 130 jobs in Union (South Carolina)

    03/11/2017 3:54:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | March 8, 2017 | Bob Montgomery
    BMW supplier Gestamp North America announced Wednesday it will invest $129 million and boost its workforce by a third with 130 jobs new jobs in an expansion of its Union County facility. The growth is needed to meet an increased demand in business from the automotive industry, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement. “We are very excited about this project, our partnership and the confidence they have in our community,” Union County Supervisor Frank Hart stated. “This major industrial expansion is a testament to the fact that Union County is a great place to locate, operate and expand...
  • Pelosi Warns of an American Holocaust [semi-satire]

    03/11/2017 9:39:05 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    A Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicating that more than 900,000 have left the ranks of the leisure class and joined the workforce since Trump's inauguration was cast as "the start of an American holocaust" by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). "Mr. Trump's repeated threat to put America back to work has insidiously intimidated nearly a million of the 90 million who are currently not in the workforce to take jobs for fear that they would be sent to government labor camps," she contended. "This fear is further proof of the validity of our contention that the Trump Administration...
  • Trump Lauds Job Numbers He Once Impugned

    03/11/2017 9:02:50 AM PST · by PK1991 · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 11, 2017 | Peter Schiff
    President Trump lauds job numbers he once impugned. He is now owns the bubble burst and resulting collapse with less than two months in office.
  • The Trump Economy Keeps 'Unexpectedly' Topping Forecasts

    03/11/2017 3:45:34 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/10/2017 | Staff
    Growth: For eight years, economic indicators repeatedly came below forecasts. Now, there's been a string of reports — the latest one is on jobs — that have outperformed economist predictions. What's changed, we wonder? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added 235,000 jobs in February, when economists expected 200,000 new jobs. And that comes after January's 227,000 gain, which also beat economists' forecasts by a substantial margin. That's not all. Other recent indicators have come in better than economists had expected. Orders for capital goods were higher in December than forecast. There were supposed to be...
  • JP Morgan CEO: Trump Has Awakened America's 'Animal Spirits'

    03/10/2017 3:17:30 PM PST · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    FOX News Insider ^ | 03/10/17 | Staff
    President Trump's economic agenda has "woken up the animal spirits" in the U.S., according to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co chairman and chief executive officer Jamie Dimon. During an interview with Bloomberg TV, Dimon said Trump’s pro-growth agenda has reinvigorated business owners and consumers alike. "[It] will be good for growth, good for jobs, good for Americans," Dimon said
  • The horrendous visa program forcing American tech workers to 'dig their own graves'

    03/10/2017 12:13:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/10/2017 | Nate Madden
    Leo Perrero still remembers the humiliation of losing his job. “All of you in this room will be losing your jobs in the next 90 days,” he was told, later recalling the experience before Congress. “Later that same day,” he added, “I remember very clearly going to the local church pumpkin sale and having to tell the kids that we could not buy any because my job was going over to a foreign worker.” Disney replaced Perrero using a little-known and oft overlooked provision of immigration law that allows big tech companies to replace their employees with foreign workers under...
  • First Full Jobs Data Under Trump -- Where The Jobs Were: Manufacturing, Construction Workers Soar

    03/10/2017 11:09:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/10/2017
    There has been a distinct shift in the composition of job gains in the first full job report under Donald Trump: whereas in the recent past, jobs under Obama were mainly focused in low-paying, minimum-wage categories, such as retail, hospitality, education and, of course, food service and drinking places, in February there was a notable change with some of Trump's favorite sectors, such as manufacturing and construction posting dramatic gains.While all sectors of the economy, with the exception of retail and utilities, expanded payrolls in February, it was the jump in manufacturing employment, which increased 28,000, and the largest...
  • Donald Trump Has Call Centers in the Philippines Worried

    03/09/2017 7:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | March 9, 2017 | Ditas B. Lopez and Karl Lester M. Yap
    <p>Outsourcing companies in the Philippines, whose clients are mainly U.S. companies, are worried that Donald Trump’s plan to bring jobs back to America won’t end at just manufacturing but extend into services.</p> <p>The industry is considering hiring a U.S.-based consultant to monitor the threat of rising American protectionism, Ike Amigo, the head of the Philippine association representing outsourcing companies, said in an interview on Wednesday.</p>
  • 31 Senators Call for More Foreign Workers to Replace Blue-Collar Americans

    03/09/2017 10:15:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 9, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Thirty-one Democratic and Republican Senators are asking the Department of Homeland Security to maximize the use of blue-collar outsourcing visas so U.S. companies can import more foreign workers instead of recruiting, training and paying unskilled U.S. workers. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Barrasso (R-WY), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tom Carper (D-DE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Angus King (I-ME), Tim Scott (R-SC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Richard Burr (R-NC), Lisa Murkowski...
  • Mayor trumpets city progress (Dressed as President Trump)

    03/08/2017 5:30:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Baytown Sun ^ | March 8, 2017 | Matt Hollis
    Using humorous movie clips and a President Donald Trump imitation, Baytown Mayor Stephen DonCarlos gave his annual State of the City address to members of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce and many community leader Tuesday. DonCarlos talked up the major ongoing and upcoming projects in Baytown. A big one is the hotel and conference center at Bayland Island. “We have been working on the conference center on Bayland Island, and hopefully we will be able to host this event there next year,” DonCarlos said. The city has been working with Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital on the project. Once completed, the conference...
  • Samsung's planned major investment in US production reportedly influenced by Trump election

    03/08/2017 3:41:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 8, 2017 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and Reuters
    Samsung is planning to invest around $300 million in expanding U.S. production facilities after President Donald Trump's rhetoric around American jobs, according to the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, citing sources. The company will also shift some production of oven ranges to the U.S. from Mexico, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. It could create around 500 jobs, the people added. Talks are ongoing and no final decisions have been made, with a start date for oven-range production still undetermined, the people told the Journal. CNBC has reached out to Samsung for comment....
  • Trump Economics – February Private Sector Job Growth Shatters Expectations, 298,000 Jobs Added…

    03/08/2017 2:53:32 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 8, 2017 | Sundance
    …“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning; and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”. ~ Donald Trump
  • The spirit of America…. “Made In The USA”:

    03/08/2017 2:25:52 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 8, 2017 | Sundance
    Grab the tissues, and swell with pride... Made in America!!!
  • Digi-Key plans to generate 1000 jobs in Thief River Falls (Minnesota)

    03/08/2017 9:51:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WDAZ-TV ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ken Chase
    THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN (WDAZ-TV) – One thousand new jobs could come to one local town. But if they don't get what they need, they could go elsewhere. Electronics like iPhones and computer electrical components were made using parts distributed by Digi-Key. The company says they're growing, and that's why they want to build a brand new one million square foot building in Thief River Falls. Brian Holmer, Thief River Falls mayor: "You take a look at a project his magnitude, you know, $200-300 million. The construction of the building is gonna cover like 23 acres, which is enormous." In...
  • Trump Effect: ADP Employment Surges Near Most In 6 Years On Record Goods-Producing Job Gains

    03/08/2017 9:19:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/08/2017
    Following January's surge in employment (biggest gain in 7 months), February's ADP print exploded higher to 298k (5 sigma above all expectations). This is the third biggest monthly employment gain of the expansion. It appears the 'Trump Effect' is the biggest driver as the ADP payroll surge was mostly due to a record surge in employment for goods-producing industries.Private sector employment surged by 298,000 for the month, with goods producers adding 106,000. Construction jobs swelled by 66,000 and manufacturing added 32,000.3rd best month of the recovery: This is 5 standard deviations above the 187k expectation.... Led by a record surge in...
  • US private sector created 298K jobs in Feb. vs. 190K est.: ADP [so tired of winning]

    03/08/2017 5:37:04 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/8/2017 | jeff cox
    Companies added jobs at a blistering pace in February, with a notable shift away from the service-sector positions that have dominated hiring for years, according to a report Wednesday. Employment in the private sector surged by 298,000 for the month, with goods producers adding 106,000, ADP and Moody's Analytics said. Construction jobs swelled by 66,000 and manufacturing added 32,000.
  • Have We Reached Peak Entrepreneurship?

    03/07/2017 3:00:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | March 7, 2017 | Julio M. Ottino & Mark P. Mills
    In today’s hyper-partisan era, one goal crosses the political divide: the need for more entrepreneurs. Encomia are everywhere: Politicians praise them, Hollywood lionizes them, venture capitalists chase them, universities foster them. Entrepreneurs, from Henry Ford to Elon Musk, are embedded in American lore. In an earlier era they were popularized in Horatio Alger rags-to-riches terms; today it’s the garage-to-tech-titan stories that have legendary status for Millennials. Could it be, however, that we’ve hit peak preoccupation with entrepreneurship? Although entrepreneurial magic is often discussed in “tech” terms, the reality is most startups involve such things as restaurants and lawn services or...
  • Brown to highlight country’s infrastructure projects in Cincinnati

    03/07/2017 7:43:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Hamilton Journal-News ^ | Feburary 13, 2017 | Michael Pitman and Ed Richter
    CINCINNATI - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will highlight in downtown Cincinnati this morning key infrastruture projects, such as the Brent Spence Bridge, as he outlines a framework to rebuild and repair the country’s infrastructure which will create millions of construction jobs. The northern Ohio Senator will be joined by Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority President and CEO Laura Brunner, and OKI Regional Council of Governments Deputy Executive DirectorRobert Koehler. President Donald Trump previously promised $1 trillion of investment in American infrastructure during his campaign. Brown joined Senate colleagues to release a roadmap for making...
  • Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp

    03/07/2017 6:11:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | John F. Di Leo
    Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp By John F. Di Leo - As the Trump Administration began, two terms took over our discourse, from keyboard warriors on social media to the formal political theorists of the mainstream media. These two terms are not exactly antonyms, as one is a verb and the other is a gerund, but they certainly are diametrically opposed to each other: Draining the Swamp on the one hand, and the Deep State on the other. Draining the Swamp was easy to say, easy to understand, easy to cheer for....
  • Trump hails new Exxon jobs plan (45,000 new jobs in Louisiana and Texas)

    03/06/2017 4:51:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2017 | Devin Henry
    President Trump on Monday hailed oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp.’s announcement of a major jobs and manufacturing plan for Texas and Louisiana. Exxon said it has embarked on a $20 billion plan to build or update manufacturing and refining facilities on the Gulf Coast, something the company predicts will create 45,000 news jobs. In a statement, Trump said that is “is exactly the kind of investment, economic development and job creation that will help put Americans back to work.” “Many of the products that will be manufactured here in the United States by American workers will be exported to other...
  • Butler County manufacturing firm adding 220 new jobs (Georgia)

    03/06/2017 9:55:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Journal-News ^ | March 6, 2017 | Eric Schwartzberg
    WEST CHESTER TWP.— A Butler County-based contract manufacturing firm plans to create about 220 jobs in the coming 18 months. The move by TSS Technologies will more than double the company’s workforce, which is divided between a West Chester-based assembly facility and a Woodlawn-based machining facility, according to Dennis Ross, the firm’s director of talent acquisition. Of the 220 positions the company is looking to add, about 180 will be hourly positions and the remaining 40 will be salaried engineering positions, Ross said. TSS Technologies supports supporting custom automation companies, systems integration and engineering, machining and contract manufacturing, he said....
  • Boeing isn’t a story of jobs disappearing. They’re just moving to South Carolina

    03/05/2017 5:27:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Aerospace giant Boeing is back in the news again, though not for the sort of thing they would generally like to see. The company announced this week through union representatives that roughly 1800 people would be losing their jobs. The layoffs are taking the form of “buyouts” which include a few generous incentives on their way out the door at the company’s facilities in Washington state. (UPI) More than 1,800 unionized employees of Boeing will leave the company through voluntary buyouts, two unions announced.Personnel cuts in Boeing’s commercial aircraft division, where the formerly Seattle-based company has about half of...
  • Home Depot's hiring 80,000 people

    03/04/2017 6:37:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WAFB-TV ^ | March 3, 2017 | CNN
    Home Depot, the home improvement chain, plans to fill more than 80,000 jobs just in time for the spring season. The company will be bringing on a range of employees, from cashiers to freight handlers to customer service representatives. To make it easy to apply, potential workers can simply click apply with a smartphone or tablet. The jobs will consist of permanent and part-time positions as well as seasonal jobs.
  • Transgender job fair aims to match people with employers

    03/04/2017 6:29:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WSYX-TV ^ | March 4, 2017 | Haley Nelson
    COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) — There are jobs out there. That's message to people gathered for one-on-one resume critiques, interview tips and networking. But, this isn't your typical job fair. Put on by Trans-Ohio at Columbus Public Health, the gathering today was for people who are transgender or non-gender conforming. "Trying to see a connection between the community and these employers," says Melissa Alexander, the co-chair of Trans-Ohio. People chatted with job coaches. Later in the day, around 20 companies set up to talk to potential employees. "We are discriminated against," says Alexander, "that is the reason why our unemployment rate is...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to the Indoor Farming Industry

    03/04/2017 5:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Upstart University ^ | October 7, 2016 | Amy Storey
    Indoor farming is a popular subject in the media, and a booming industry with new farmers joining the game every day. In fact, there are growing conferences held solely for indoor farmers, their suppliers, influencers, and resources. But many are still left with questions about the indoor farm. •Just what makes an indoor farm an indoor farm? •What makes indoor farming so popular? •What potential does indoor farming really have in the future? •How will I interact with indoor farms? Dr. Nate has an overview for you. What is indoor farming all about?(VIDEO-AT-LINK) What is indoor farming? Indoor farms take...
  • AT&T will bring 3,000 outsourced jobs back to US

    03/04/2017 5:07:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WDSU-TV ^ | March 3, 2017 | CNN
    AT&T has agreed to bring 3,000 outsourced jobs home to the U.S. The union that represents AT&T workers, the Communications Workers of America, said Thursday that it's reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Southwest -- a regional landline arm of the company -- that includes a commitment to hire American workers to do jobs that were previously done by contractors overseas. The four-year deal also covers wage hikes, paid parental leave, healthcare and benefits for 20,000 AT&T Southwest workers across five southern states. The exact terms of the deal still need to be approved by a union members vote. AT&T...
  • Trump Speech Rankles Democrats [semi-satire]

    03/04/2017 9:52:03 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 March 2017 | John Semmens
    President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week rankled key Democrats. While some, including CNN's Van Jones saw it as "presidential" in tone, others, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) insisted it was "detached from reality. The real Trump is a snarling, mean-spirited hater. This speech was an attempt to conceal that reality behind a tired call for the country to unite behind a common goal to make America great." "He says he wants to work with Democrats, but he hasn't reached out to us," Schumer complained. "Everything is about his promises to the American people. Well, more than...
  • U.S. jobless claims near 44-year low; rate hike expected this month

    03/03/2017 3:22:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/2/17 | Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 44-year low last week, pointing to further tightening of the labor market even as economic growth appears to have remained moderate in the first quarter.
  • Pelosi Says Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’ 4 Times When Asked if She Can Work With Trump (VIDEO)

    02/26/2017 12:15:21 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 53 replies
    Gateway Punit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saavadra
    On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) appeared on ABC’s This Week to answer questions from George Stephanopoulos about whether or not she can work with President Trump. Pelosi answered the question from George Stephanopoulos by calling President Trump the deflector-in-chief as she proceeded to deflect from the question by claiming 4 times that Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’.
  • Trump triggers surge in Arab demand for U.S. investor visas (Each one creates 10 American jobs)

    02/28/2017 5:52:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 28, 2017 | Zahraa Alkhalisi
    Wealthy Arabs are rushing to sign up for a U.S. program offering investors green cards for cash as they try to beat a crackdown on immigration by President Trump. Three companies in Dubai offering legal advice on immigration say they have witnessed a spike in demand for U.S. investment visas since Trump's travel ban -- now blocked by the courts -- on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. "We've received a greater number of inquiries and client enrollment since the commencement of the Trump presidency," said Preeya Malik, managing director at Step America, a firm that provides consultancy services on U.S....
  • Hasbro to Make Play-Doh American Again

    02/28/2017 6:49:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/25/18 | Paul Ziobro
    Play-Doh will soon be squeezed out of a factory in the U.S. again, as Hasbro Inc. brings manufacturing of the popular moldable clay back to America for the first time in years.
  • Must love heavy metal: Local manufacturers feeling that worker shortage too (Minnesota)

    02/26/2017 6:22:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Tribune ^ | February 26, 2017 | Kaysey Price
    When BTD employee, Derrick Cariveau extends a hand to introduce himself mid-shift, his palms are a little dirty, and he talks a little louder to make sure his voice carries over the noise of welding robots. The faint smell of welding smoke and coolant is detectable in the air—it's a shop where work gets done, but it's far from the sweatshop some may think when they hear "manufacturing." Safety is always put first, and the reality is that with robots breaking into—and reshaping—the manufacturing industry, a lot of the heavy lifting is being taken care of by robotic hands rather...