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  • Editorial: SC builds better planes and cars. Why don’t we build better kids?

    10/20/2019 9:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | October 17, 2019 | Editorial staff
    It’s hard to keep up with all the studies touting South Carolina as a great place to do business. The latest, from Area Development magazine, ranked South Carolina third-best overall in its 2019 Top States for Doing Business, behind only Georgia and Tennessee. The magazine based its rankings on states’ objective and subjective scores on a dozen attributes. It found that South Carolina had the nation’s best business incentives and its second-best workforce development programs. We finished third in shovel-ready sites, cooperative and responsive state government, favorable utility rates, speed of permitting and overall cost of doing business. We had...
  • 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...
  • Alorica looking to hire 675 more at Tulsa location (Oklahoma)

    10/20/2019 3:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Staff
    Alorica is looking to hire 675 more full-time employees at its Tulsa call center. The center is located at the Eastgate Metroplex, 14002 E. 21st St. The announcement comes following a similar announcement last year in which the company said it was hiring an additional 300 full-time employees at its Tulsa office. ---snip--- Alorica, based in Irvine, California, has more than 100,000 employees in about 130 locations worldwide.
  • Presque Isle Downs & Casino to Host Job Fair (Pennsylvania)

    10/20/2019 3:20:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Erie News Now ^ | October 17, 2019
    A $500 sign on bonus is available to new security officers, food and beverage cashiers, cage cashiers, as well as table game dealers upon successful completion of dealer school training and hiring. Presque Isle Downs and Casino is hosting a job fair next week to fill a number of full and part-time positions. It is set for Thursday, Oct. 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Presque Isle Downs and Casino's Backstretch Buffet. Anyone under the age of 21 is asked to enter through the racetrack buffet entrance. Presque Isle Downs and Casino is hiring for additional security officers, table...
  • Ohio defense co. brings dozens of jobs to ABQ (New Mexico) [Nuclear Weapons]

    10/20/2019 2:32:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | October 18, 2019 | Collin Krabbe, Technology reporter
    Peerless Technologies Corp., an Ohio defense and tech company that quietly came to Albuquerque earlier this year, is wrapping up a local expansion that brought around two dozen jobs and hopes for more in the future. The hiring push came as a result of two Air Force contract wins, according to Senior Vice President Julie Clark. One of those deals is an $18.5 million contract for engineering and technical services to support the integration of the B61-12 nuclear bomb, according to the Dayton Business Journal, our sister company. That project is slated for completion in 2024. Peerless has hired around...
  • Hundreds predicted to be hired as Savannah River Site poised to grow (South Carolina)

    10/20/2019 2:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Aiken Standard ^ | October 17, 2019 | Colin Demarest
    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the managing contractor at the Savannah River Site, is looking to hire hundreds and hundreds of people in the months ahead. SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean on Monday, speaking to the Aiken Rotary Club, said he expects to hire about 1,000 people in fiscal year 2020. The federal government's fiscal year is a 12-month period beginning Oct. 1. "So we're going to grow that population right back to where the site has been, traditionally, for about 20 years, at about the 12,000-person mark," MacVean said, presenting alongside former SRNS chief Chuck Munns, a retired Navy...
  • Amazon Poised To "Double Down" On In-House Truckload Program By Rolling Into Power Unit Purchases

    10/20/2019 1:18:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 14, 2019 | Freight Waves
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is preparing to take a step that many thought would be inevitable – acquiring its own power units. Amazon, which has spent the past six years forming a massive shipping and logistics network, already owns or leases thousands of truck trailers. But it relies on contractors to bring their own power units to the shipping relationship. That is changing. The company is poised to "double down" on its in-house truckload capabilities, and is ready to jettison many of its contractors if necessary, according to a person familiar with the company's plans. Medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer...
  • Chewy doubles hiring projections to 1,200 at Dayton fulfillment center (Ohio)

    10/20/2019 12:56:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Dayton Business Journal ^ | October 18, 2019 | John Bush
    An online retailer that opened a massive fulfillment center near the Dayton International Airport this summer is doubling its initial hiring projections. Chewy Inc., a Dania Beach, Florida-based retailer that provides pet food and supplies, has already hired 1,000 people and is looking to fill another 200 positions by year's end. That will bring its total employment to 1,200. Chewy initially projected the new center would create 600 jobs, so the actual employee count will be twice as many as originally reported. Additionally, the company has already promoted 30 people to leadership roles at the site, Chewy Vice President of...
  • Central Hudson execs say new state law could knock utility out of natural gas business

    10/20/2019 7:44:14 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 24 replies
    Kingston Freeman Newspaper ^ | October 20, 2019 | Ralph Mitchell
  • Wal-Mart set to add 140 employees to Hammond-area distribution center (Louisiana)

    10/19/2019 11:28:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Advocate ^ | September 20, 2019 | Timothy Boone
    Walmart is hiring 140 full-time employees at its Hammond-area distribution center to support continued growth at the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer. The company already has 745 employees at the center, which serves 124 Walmart stores across the region. The additional hires are part of a move nationally to add employees at its distribution centers. Walnart notes in August it recorded its 20th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth in the U.S. E-commerce sales have gone up by 37% as the company continues to push services such as online grocery pickup in which customers place orders and employees haul the items...
  • Record number of people working in Fresno, Valley. But what kind of jobs?

    10/18/2019 4:00:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    fresno bee ^ | October 18, 2019 | By Tim Sheehan
    More people were working last month in Fresno County, and fewer people were out of work, than at any time in at least 30 years – a combination that drove the unemployment rate in September to its lowest point in decades. Estimates released Friday by the state Employment Development Department indicated Fresno County’s unemployment rate was 5.3%. Steven Gutierrez, an EDD labor market consultant in Fresno, said that is the lowest it’s been since current tracking methods began in 1990. The previous low-water mark was a year ago, when the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 5.9%. “August and September...
  • Why Trump helped open a Louis Vuitton workshop in rural Texas

    10/18/2019 12:03:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 18, 2019 | Ellen Cranley
    President Donald Trump appeared alongside one of his allies in the luxury world to help open a Louis Vuitton (LV) workshop in rural Texas. The opening marked the first luxury brand to seemingly align itself with the controversial president, though LV leaders at the appearance wouldn't claim any formal association with Trump. Bernard Arnault, the CEO of Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH, is a French billionaire who is the third richest person in the world and has had business interests wrapped up with Trump's presidency before. Though the legendary French company has workshops in California, Trump has touted the Texas...
  • Structural composites maker Plascore invests $6M in Michigan expansion (35 jobs)

    10/17/2019 8:20:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Plastics News ^ | September 19, 2019 | Catherine Kavanaugh
    Composite products manufacturer Plascore Inc. is expanding its headquarters site in Zeeland, Mich., with a $6 million, 80,000-square-foot facility that will create 35 jobs. Founded in 1977, the company produces composite panels and honeycomb cores for the aerospace, building products, ground transportation, marine, military and recreation industries. The panels and cores increase structural strength while decreasing weight. The company is adding capacity to meet demand for projects needing machined aramid fibers and aluminum products. The parts are coated with a heat-resistant phenolic resin and used for boat hulls, race car bodies, aircraft galleys, missile wings and helicopter blades.
  • Why Is Louis Vuitton Opening a Workshop in Texas?

    10/17/2019 7:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    New York Magazine's The Cut ^ | October 14, 2019 | Sarah Spellings
    Next week, Donald Trump will go to the small town of Keene, Texas, and cut the ribbon on a brand-new, 100,000-square-foot Louis Vuitton workshop called the Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch. It’s an unlikely location for the Parisian house to open a workshop, for sure. The president will tour the workshop and give a speech about job creation, a White House official confirmed with the Fort Worth Star Telegram. LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault and more than 150 Louis Vuitton employees will join Trump, Ivanka and Jared Kushner, and former Texas governor Rick Perry at the ribbon cutting. Why did Louis Vuitton...
  • Hunt Military Communities Seek Qualified Candidates to Fill 180 Openings

    10/15/2019 11:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Wire ^ | October 9, 2019
    Recruitment Underway for Numerous Positions in More Than 30 Communities EL PASO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hunt Military Communities, the military housing division of Hunt Companies Inc., announced today there are more than 180 job openings across more than 30 Hunt Military Communities. Of those, 30 are management positions and over 100 of them are maintenance-related jobs. Job titles include Leasing Director, Executive Assistant, Maintenance Director, Maintenance Technician and Porter, as well as newly added positions including 15 new Quality Assurance/Quality Control Specialists, and two Portfolio Support Directors. Roles are based on need per location. “We are proud to continue our growth and...
  • BAE hiring 100 people at Endicott location (New York State)

    10/15/2019 11:02:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WBNG-TV ^ | October 9, 2019 | Dan Conklin
    ENDICOTT (WBNG) — BAE Systems says it is planning to hire one hundred new employees before the end of 2019. The announcement was made Wednesday morning during BAE Systems’ media day, where professionals showcased much of the new environmentally-friendly technology being developed right here in the Southern Tier. The company is currently developing ground-breaking technology that they hope will eventually eliminate emissions from public transit vehicles. The technology is meant to convert buses, marine vessels, and even planes to run on hybrid motors. Executives with BAE Systems say they hope to convert these vehicles to run completely on electric within...
  • $175 million Black Belt plant could transform area, leaders say (85 jobs in Alabama)

    10/15/2019 6:04:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | October 5, 2019 | William Thornton
    It may have been in the 90s Friday in Livingston for the announcement of a new $175 million wood pellet plant in Sumter County, but the weather didn’t matter to Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt. “When I heard about a $100 million yearly impact, I got chill bumps,” he said. “Can you imagine what that will mean for this community?” Biofuel company Enviva Friday announced it will build a wood pellet production plant at the Port of Epes, bringing at least 85 jobs and 180 associated jobs in logging, transportation and local services to the Black Belt county. Enviva, which calls...