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  • Trump’s Apprenticeship Plan Will Feed Into These High-Paying Careers

    06/24/2017 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sam Becker
    Even if you disagree with President Donald Trump and his administration, there are some positive kernels out there. Trump has put an emphasis on jobs, for example, specifically jobs for the struggling middle and lower class. Although those promised jobs might not necessarily come to fruition, it’s good to hear somebody at least talk about blue-collar struggles. One way the president is focusing on jobs is by attempting to bring back apprenticeships. Apprenticeships, of course, are on-the-job training programs that used to be quite popular but have fizzled out with time. There are still plenty of them out there, but...
  • Morning in America Here in America: Debate over America First & manufacturing enters a new phase

    06/23/2017 11:16:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 23, 2017 | Peter Roff
    Up until Donald Trump’s election it looked like the trade wars were largely over. Policymakers in both parties seemed to have accepted full integration of the United States into the global economy was both a good and a goal. Trump turned that on its head. He built his Electoral College majority on the resentment of folks who believed free trade and global commerce helped create jobs for other people in other places while leaving them behind. It’s a powerful message that’s starting to resonate in Congress. Even Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means...
  • 8,000 jobs? NC ‘on the cusp’ of landing major project, House speaker says

    06/23/2017 10:26:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | June 22, 2017 | Colin Campbell
    RALEIGH — More than 8,000 new jobs could be lured to North Carolina under a new corporate incentive program included in the state budget, House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday. Moore explained a budget provision that would allow larger incentive packages for companies that invest more than $4 billion in the state and create at least 5,000 jobs. Those companies wouldn’t be subject to the state’s current cap on incentive packages. “We’re on the cusp of maybe landing a major industry in this state,” Moore said....
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • New York Times bloodbath could include reporter jobs

    06/23/2017 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/23/2017 | Keith J. Kelly
    Reporters at the New York Times could soon be “vulnerable” to the ax. If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough takers, the Gray Lady could begin another round, NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet recently warned his top department editors. “Up until now, the company had not indicated that layoffs would happen if targeted numbers weren’t achieved,” Grant Glickson, president of the NewsGuild, told Media Ink. As part of the NYT’s ongoing restructuring of its editing ranks, 109 copy editors have had their jobs eliminated. There are estimated to be about 50...
  • Ann Arbor's LLamasoft lands major investment, hiring 100 people in 2017

    06/22/2017 10:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | June 14, 2017 | Jessica Haynes
    ANN ARBOR, MI - 2017 has already been a big year for LLamasoft. The Ann Arbor-based software company is assisting more customers than ever with supply chain management, developing new applications and hiring more employees to fill its headquarters at the McKinley Towne Center. Toby Brzoznowski is co-founder and executive vice president of LLamasoft, and told The Ann Arbor News Monday, June 12, that so many announcements to share is a "good problem to have." Probably the biggest news is LLamasoft's new partnership with TPG Capital, the investment company behind Uber, McAfee and Airbnb. The deal officially closed June 1...
  • Louisville native named CEO of company creating 1,000 local jobs (Kentucky)

    06/20/2017 11:15:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Louisville Business First ^ | June 20, 2017 | Marty Finley
    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Diversified Consultants Inc. has promoted its chief operating officer into its top spot. DCI announced Monday that Gordon Beck III, a Louisville native, has been named CEO of the company, which specializes in debt collection and recovery for telecommunications companies. DCI recently opened a 40,000-square-foot Louisville call center in the Commerce Crossings business park off Preston Highway near the Gene Snyder Freeway, where it is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs. Beck was promoted to strengthen current relationships and grow the company, according to a news release. He replaces Charlotte Zehnder, who will remain a major shareholder...
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • Philips Is Hiring Over 100 Work-From-Home Employees With Full Benefits

    06/20/2017 9:30:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | June 12, 2017 | Lindsey Murray
    If you're looking to get on the work-from-home bandwagon, here's a great opportunity for you: consumer product company Philips is hiring over 100 work-from-home positions right now. According to Philips' career website, remote openings are available across the country in a variety of fields including nursing, sales, customer service and engineering. The jobs come with a pretty hefty benefits package too that includes medical, dental and vision coverage as well as child and elderly resources. An added bonus for work-from-homers: the company offers schedule flexibility and compressed work weeks, depending on the business needs and the employee's position. Plus, workers...
  • Tempe software services co. hiring up to 300 by next year, opening more offices thanks to investment

    06/20/2017 9:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | May 30, 2017 | Hayley Ringle
    Tempe-based software services company Tiempo Development LLC has received a significant investment to help the company hire up to 300 people by next year, open additional offices and make future acquisitions. Tiempo founder, president and CEO Cliff Schertz said the undisclosed investment helps position the company for its next phase of growth, and allows for an opportunity for additional investment with future acquisitions. “We’ve been experiencing significant growth over the past five years, and we really needed to bring in a financial partner to help us in our next phase of growth,” Schertz said. “This allows us to expand that...
  • Arkansas Expects $2 Billion Pulp Mill Build to Start in March '18 (2,000 const./250 jobs at $52k)

    06/20/2017 12:38:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Will require 2,000 construction workers for two year project buildThe Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce announced the planned $1 billion pulp mill to be located in southwest Arkansas is now in the pre-engineering stage with construction set to begin in March 2018. The plant, operated by Sun Bio Material Company, is expected to consumer 10K tons of southern pine chips a day with the end product eventually shipped and sold to makers of rayon clothing. Sun Bio is part of the giant Chinese firm Shandong Sun International Paper Company. Sun Paper Chairman and Founder Hongxin...
  • New Briquetted Iron Plant for East Toledo, OH (1.200 const. jobs & 130 perm. jobs at $100K year)

    06/19/2017 11:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Cleveland's Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced it will build the Midwest's first-ever plant producing hot briquetted iron used in steelmaking. The $700 million project is expected to break ground in early 2018 on the Ironville site in East Toledo, a former Brownfield site. The project is scheduled to create 1,200 construction jobs and 130 permanent jobs. Hourly jobs at the plant will pay about $100,000, said Lourenco Goncalves, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the 170-year-old mining and natural resources company. The plant will be Cliffs' first facility in Ohio and is to begin production in 2020. "We got...
  • Forum: Tech jobs can offer more than just high salaries

    06/19/2017 11:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 19, 2017 | Kevin J. Conlan
    Tech jobs in the U.S. can offer salaries of up to $100,000 and above, and recruiters are in a rush to find those with the skills needed to fill open positions across the country. The job market has never been better for IT: they unarguably offer the best type of employment opportunities, with high wages, generous benefits, and the comfort of job security. Entering into IT workforce can reap the great rewards of a growing field. Based on job satisfaction, position openings, and earning potential, tech jobs are the most worthwhile. The even better news, however, is that many, if...
  • Global Company Opens Location in Morrilton, Brings Hundreds of New Jobs (350 jobs in Arkansas)

    06/19/2017 10:42:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KARK-TV ^ | June 19, 2017 | Ellen Lampe
    MORRILTON, Ark. (News release) - Rich Moellers, chairman of the board of the Conway County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) in Morrilton, announced Monday that at least 350 new jobs will be created in Morrilton this summer thanks to the opening of a customer experience center by TeleTech, a global company with over 48,000 employees worldwide. Moeller’s organization worked with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in attracting TeleTech, assisting in the company’s location decision, and facilitating the mechanics of opening the facility. TeleTech’s Morrilton location is 1535 E. Harding Avenue in the Riverland Shopping Center. TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), is...
  • Costco breaks ground on $300M facility expected to have $1B+ economic impact (800 jobs in Nebraska)

    06/19/2017 10:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nebraska Radio Network ^ | June 19, 2017 | Brent Martin
    Costco has broken ground on a $300 million chicken processing plant near Fremont, expected to generate more than a billion dollars in economic activity in Nebraska. Jonathan Luz of Costco said during groundbreaking ceremonies today that a lot of work has been put into the planning stages for the plant, but more work remains. “As much as it’s an achievement to be here today marking this auspicious occasion, the work really has just begun,” according to Luz. “It’s now time to put the vision that we all share into action and results.” The poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill...
  • In Rural America, Lack of Jobs Is Deepest Concern Facing Community

    06/19/2017 10:13:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    Lack of jobs is the deepest concern facing communities in rural America, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. President Trump carried rural areas in 2016, and the foundation wanted to understand the experiences and political views of individuals in these areas. For this study, researchers polled voters in Ashtabula County in Ohio. Fifty-four percent said they approve of Trump’s handling of his job compared with 40 percent who said they disapproved. Fifty-one percent of rural voters were confident that Trump's policies would create jobs, 57 percent said they believed his policies would keep the country safe from...
  • Can Alibaba Really Create 1 Million U.S. Jobs?

    06/19/2017 9:46:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Barron's ^ | June 19, 2017 | Dimitra DeFotis
    Alibaba Group Holdings (BABA) stock is up 58% this year in U.S. trading as the company talks up global expansion. This week in Detroit, Alibaba will be proselytizing to an estimated 3,000 U.S. small-business owners on how to market goods to Chinese consumers, and get them there. At the start of the year, Alibaba executive Chairman Jack Ma said the company could create "1 million jobs over the next five years by enabling 1 million American small businesses and farmers to sell U.S. goods to China and Asian consumers on the Alibaba platform." In a fresh video, Bloomberg Reporter Selina...
  • Interior head says public lands can make U.S. a 'dominant' oil power

    06/19/2017 9:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 19, 2017 | Valerie Volcovici
    Boosting drilling and mining on America's protected federal lands can help the United States become not just independent, but "dominant" as a global energy force, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose agency manages about one-fifth of U.S. territory. In an interview with Reuters, Zinke outlined his approach to development and conservation in America's wildest spaces, and discussed how that philosophy was guiding his review of which national monuments created by past presidents should be rescinded or resized to make way for more business. "There is a social cost of not having jobs," the former Montana Congressman and Navy Seal...
  • What Was The Worst Interview You Ever Had?

    06/19/2017 2:21:22 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 58 replies
    6-19-17 | Eagles Field
    I Shook Hands With Hitler Reincarnation Today And I think I saw Vincent Price peering out of the corner, quick to be out of sight hiding from me. But I saw him. Met the vacant eyes of Bela Lugosi passing in the bathroom. Eerie organ music played as I entered the doors for my interview. Had a nice conversation with a woman who’d, I imagine, takes classes in incompetency. They’re very interested in me and want to explore the next level in the process. She mentioned a few caveats, shrugged at the facts that there were 2 meetings a day,...
  • These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

    06/19/2017 12:28:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jason Dorrier, Managing editor
    Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But you already knew all that. Such speculation is common. What’s less common? Scale. How big is big? “Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Dock, all of the Silicons around the world, they are dreaming the dream. They are innovating,” Catherine Wood said at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance in New York. “We are sizing the opportunity. That's what we do.” Wood is founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management, a research and investment company focused on the growth potential of today’s disruptive...