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  • Libby church targets jobs creation with ammo business

    05/26/2017 5:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Western News ^ | May 26, 2017 | John Blodgett
    In 2015, after seeing too many people reluctantly leave Lincoln County to find work elsewhere, Minister Phil Alspaw and 15 or so other members of Libby Christian Church sat around a conference room table. “We started kicking around what the church might do to change that dynamic and bring jobs to Lincoln County,” Alspaw said. Several hours of economic development talk followed. The group’s aim was to establish a manufacturing ministry. Alspaw said they started with caskets — and ended with bullets. With a laugh Alspaw declined to say what other ideas they tossed around in between, but he said...
  • Major Development to Create 1,600 New Jobs in Marlborough (Massachusetts)

    05/26/2017 5:28:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies ^ | May 26, 2017
    Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito tours the 475,000-square foot Apex Center of New England in Marlborough, announces job creation. Marlborough, MA, May 26, 2017 --( The Apex Center of New England, a unique commercial mixed-use development in the City of Marlborough, is expected to create 1,600 permanent jobs when it opens in October, in addition to the approximately 400 temporary jobs it has already created during construction. The 475,000 square-foot Apex Center is among the largest developments currently underway in MetroWest and one of the biggest to come to Marlborough in the past decade. When completed in the fall of...
  • Knorr Brake to add 200 jobs to Westminster facility (Maryland)

    05/26/2017 11:15:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 25, 2017 | Carrie Wells
    Westminster-based Knorr Brake Co., which makes brakes, doors and HVAC systems for mass-transit rail lines, will add 200 new jobs over the next six years, the Maryland Department of Commerce announced Thursday. The company will add 30,000 square feet of space to its facility at the Westminster Technology Park, investing $2.2 million. The company built its facility there in 2013. The Maryland Department of Commerce will provide a $700,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund to help the company expand. Knorr Brake currently has 280 full-time employees....
  • State Farm hiring for 100 positions in Tacoma and DuPont (Washington State)

    05/26/2017 11:07:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Olympian | May 25, 2017 | Kate Martin
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  • International Cruise & Excursions moving HQ, hiring 875 this year (Arizona)

    05/26/2017 11:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | May 22, 2017 | Steven Totten
    International Cruise & Excursions has moved its headquarters to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the latest in a long line of activity in the area. ICE moved to Riverwalk Arizona, 7720 N. Dobson Road, in a 155,000-square-foot facility, approximately 25 percent larger than the company's previous corporate headquarters at 15501 N. Dial Blvd. “We are excited that this opportunity aligns with our 20 year company anniversary, making 2017 an exciting year of new beginnings for the entire organization,” said Marcia Rowley, company co-founder and chief operating officer. “The new space allows us to better serve our partners and expanding...
  • Alorica hiring 400 for El Paso call centers

    05/26/2017 10:50:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The El Paso Times | May 22, 2017 | Vic Kolenc
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  • Island View casino starts big expansion on Mississippi coast (250 new jobs)

    05/25/2017 5:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 25, 2017 | Bob Warren
    South Mississippi officials gathered Wednesday (May 24) to break ground on a big addition to the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, south Mississippi media outlets reported. The addition will push the casino's floor space to 123,000 -- the largest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, WLOX television station reported. The new, smoke-free venue will be on the south side of U.S. 90 and provide an additional 43,000 square feet of gambling space. Floor-to-ceiling glass will give visitors a view of the water in the Mississippi Sound....
  • Kroger to invest $70M in Northern Ky. distribution center; will employ 90

    05/25/2017 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | May 25, 2017
    The Kroger Co. has identified a facility suitable for a logistics and distribution location in Boone County and will invest $70 million in it, according to a request for a reduction in state ad valorem tax rate to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. Kroger will be buying a newly created building, which will be one of the first significant capital investments for the company in the Northern Kentucky community beyond a retail project. This will allow Kroger to distribute thousands of items to over 1,000 stores regionally as well as create opportunities for additional investment and job creation in...
  • Moving Past the Recession: Black Millennials Face Steep Challenges in Job Market

    05/24/2017 6:10:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 24, 2017 | Frederick Reese
    The Class of 2017 is facing the strongest labor market in nearly 10 years. According to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation, the unemployment rate for recent graduates is at its lowest rate since October 2008. This has led some to suggest that this nation has finally emerged from the ravages of the Great Recession. However, this may be a matter of perspective. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 Household Data Annual Averages, African-Americans with some college but no degree have the same unemployment rate as whites with no high school...
  • Orlando Health’s new Osceola, Lake Mary complexes to create 2,000+ jobs (Florida)

    05/24/2017 5:33:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Orlando Business Journal ^ | May 24, 2017 | Veronica Brezina
    It’s going to be a busy year for Orlando Health, thanks to its announcement of two major Central Florida projects set to break ground by year’s end....
  • 3M Expansion In Springfield To Bring 90 New Jobs (Missouri)

    05/24/2017 5:24:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KTTS-FM ^ | May 24, 2017 | Don Louzader
    Global manufacturer 3M says it's upgrading its current facility in Springfield, and bringing 90 new jobs to town. The company says it's expanding with a $40 million investment to its plant on Chestnut Expressway near Highway 65, which will create the additional jobs over the next several years. Plant Manager Frederick James is calling it a win for both 3M and Springfield. "This investment builds upon our 50 years of successful operations in Springfield and our commitment to the community, James said in a news release. Governor Eric Greitens says he thanks 3M for its decision to invest in Missouri...
  • Indiana tech company to create 185 new jobs

    05/24/2017 4:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WTHR-TV ^ | May 24, 2017 | Abrahm Hurt
    INDIANAPOLIS (Statehouse File) — A cloud-based software company, myCOI, is expanding in Indianapolis and plans to create 185 high wage jobs by 2021. MyCOI tracks and manages certificates of insurance allowing companies to avoid uninsured claims, underinsured claims, costly litigation and failed audits. Founder and CEO Kristen Nunery said the company is excited to grow in Indianapolis. “With everything that’s happening in the tech community here and the support that’s here, it’s really proving to be the right decision for us,” she said at the job announcement Wednesday. “Indianapolis is the fifth fastest growing technology community in the nation which...
  • What Progressives Miss About Arms Sales

    05/24/2017 12:24:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 23, 2017 | Andrew Exum
    Celebrating their success in retaining blue-collar jobs is one way Republicans are winning the votes of working-class Americans. Whew! For once, one of my predictions was correct: Donald Trump had a great visit to Saudi Arabia. It was a great visit for him, it was a great visit for the Saudis and the other Arab Gulf states, and—last but not least—it was a great visit for magical, glowing orbs. I want to spend a little time talking about one of the reasons why the trip went so well. I’ll warn you: This is a somewhat taboo subject for progressive foreign-policy...
  • 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 · 16 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...
  • 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...
  • Daily Mail editorial: Drones are free and creating jobs: what next?

    05/23/2017 3:33:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | May 22, 2017 | Justin Rogers
    Twenty-five-year-old Blake Oliver saw an opportunity last year and took advantage of it. The young St. Albans resident is simply doing things the old-fashioned, American way — finding a niche to build his own business and earn a living. Instead of struggling to find a job from an established company, Oliver created his own. History has shown that in many cases, its companies like this — a small family firm where smart people see an opportunity and go for it — that become the big employers of the future. As business reporter Max Garland described in the Sunday Gazette-Mail, Oliver,...
  • 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 · 17 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....
  • 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....