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  • Port Cameron to bring thousands of jobs to SWLA, generate millions for state (Louisiana)

    07/26/2017 5:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | July 26, 2017 | Christian Piekos, Anchor
    CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The face of Cameron Parish will soon be changing. A massive, 500-acre port will be built over the next four years on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, creating close to 4,000 permanent jobs - doubling the employment in the parish. Peterson Offshore Group, a Dutch international energy logistics management company, signed a letter of intent Wednesday with Port Cameron to lease 1.2 million square feet in Part Cameron's Logistics Center. Peterson will co-manage the port. For Ted Falgout, executive director of Port Cameron, Cameron Parish is the perfect location for this project. "I think seeing these...
  • Amazon seeks to fill 50,000 warehouse jobs, including hundreds in Kent

    07/26/2017 1:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 26, 2017 | Ángel González says it will hold a giant, multisite job fair next Wednesday to help fill some of the 50,000 jobs open across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers. Some 1,000 of those jobs are in Washington state. The e-commerce giant says that on the occasion it calls “Jobs Day” it will welcome applicants at 10 of its warehouses, including the one in Kent, where it plans to hire hundreds. Amazon says it will make “thousands” of job offers on the spot. The move underscores the continued rapid growth of Amazon’s fulfillment operations. The company has invested billions building new facilities...
  • Trump is set to make a big jobs announcement, and all signs points to a Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

    07/26/2017 12:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kif Leswing
    President Donald Trump is set to make a big jobs announcement Wednesday afternoon at the White House. He's expected to appear with Foxconn CEO Terry Gou to announce a new factory in Wisconsin that will make liquid-crystal displays, or the screens that eventually get turned into flat-screen TVs, according to reports from The Associated Press, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Foxconn is best known as Apple's primary manufacturing partner, and it assembles products like the iPhone. Apple spent $75 billion with Foxconn in 2016. Foxconn does most of its manufacturing in Asia, though it has facilities in Brazil, India, and other countries....
  • 130 high paying jobs coming to Toledo ($90,000 to $100,000 plus per year in Ohio)

    07/25/2017 7:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTVG-TV ^ | July 25, 2017
    130 new high paying manufacturing jobs are coming to Toledo. The Cliffs Natural Resources Corporation is building a new $700 million dollar iron processing facility. It will be built along Front Street right next to the Oregon/Toledo city lines. "We will hire locals," says Cliffs President and CEO Lourenco Goncalves, "The jobs will start at $90 thousand and some will pay over $100 thousand." The project is also expected to create over 1,200 construction jobs when the company breaks ground in 2018. The facility is expected to open in 2020. "This can be extremely exciting for Toledo" says Goncalves "The...
  • Jobs lift U.S. consumer confidence to near 16-year high

    07/25/2017 7:19:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 25, 2017 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S consumer confidence jumped to a near 16-year high in July amid optimism over the labor market while house prices maintained their upward trend in May, which could boost consumer spending after recent sluggishness. The reports on Tuesday underscored the economy's strong fundamentals, expected to keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates for a third time this year. "This brightens the outlook for the economy as we enter the second half of the year," said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG in New York. "We expect Fed officials will continue with their gradual pace...
  • Brewton to get 300 jobs after $6.5M deal with Optomi (Hi-tech in Alabama)

    07/25/2017 5:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WFSA-TV ^ | July 25, 2017 | Sharisma Bell
    BREWTON, AL (WSFA) - Hundreds of jobs are coming to South Alabama after the city of Brewton secured a million-dollar deal with a leading tech company. According to Brewton City Clerk, Alex McDowell, about 300 jobs will be coming to the city after it secured a $6.5 million deal with Provalus and its parent company Optomi, LLC. The 15-year agreement was finalized Monday and the site will serve as Optomi's 'flagship U.S. facility' according to Provalus/Optomi President Chuck Ruggiero. The partnership with Optomi, LLC, a tech-staffing firm, includes the construction of three buildings on 10 acres of the former Dogwood...
  • Dems' ‘new’ agenda? A recycled copy of Trump’s playbook

    07/25/2017 2:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25, 2017 | Kayleigh McEnany
    Democrats have had a full eight months to digest their humiliating 2016 electoral defeat. Eight months to write a post mortem. Eight months to develop a new platform. Eight months to show the American people they deserve a chance to govern. But instead of self-critique, introspection and innovative solutions, Democrats have offered excuses, complaining and Russian collusion conspiracy theories. In an effort to engender enthusiasm for 2018, Democrats unleashed a “new” agenda on Monday, which amounted to little more than a stale attempt at mimicking President Donald Trump . The name alone suggests the new Democratic plan is the work...
  • Trump said Apple's Tim Cook 'promised' him he'd build three US factories, says report

    07/25/2017 2:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 25, 2017 | Anita Balakrishnan
    President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal that Apple is moving forward with three big U.S. factories in an interview published on Tuesday. Apple CEO Tim Cook called Trump to share that the iPhone-maker would do more manufacturing domestically, Trump told the Journal. "I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he's promised me three big plants -- big, big, big," Trump reportedly said. Apple has already said that it would start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. The company was not immediately available to comment on the report and did not comment to The...
  • European wood company announces plans to create 770 jobs in Davidson County (North Carolina)

    07/25/2017 12:42:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WXII-TV ^ | July 24, 2017 | Staff
    WXII LEXINGTON, N.C. — A European business plans to create more than 700 jobs over the next 15 years in Davidson County. Gov. Roy Cooper and the Davidson County Economic Development Commission announced Monday afternoon in Lexington the completion of a long term agreement with EGGER Wood Products, one of Europe’s leading wood-based materials supplier for the furniture, wood construction and the flooring industries. The company’s development plans include creating 770 manufacturing jobs over the next 15 years with a proposed $700 million investment. The first phase, creating 400 jobs, will happen over the next six years, and an additional...
  • The Central Contradiction of the Democrats’ “Better Deal”

    07/25/2017 12:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Republic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Bryce Covert
    Democrats get that the odds are stacked against workers. So why are workers treated like they’re part of the problem? Eight months after their devastating loss to Donald Trump, Democrats have finally decided to coalesce around a core message to strengthen their position as they head into the 2018 midterms. They are focusing squarely on so-called kitchen table issues: jobs, wages, and the price of everyday needs. They are also approaching these issues through a new, systemic framework: The “Better Deal” agenda that they rolled out on Monday acknowledges that the economy is skewed in favor of big corporations and...
  • Rudolph Logistics to open warehouse in Greer, create 150 jobs (South Carolina)

    07/24/2017 3:51:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WHNS-TV ^ | July 24, 2017 | Dal Kalsi
    GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) - Rudolph Logistics Group plans, a German-based logistics company, plans to open a warehouse in Spartanburg County and create at least150 new jobs as part of an $18 million capital investment, according to the SC Department of Commerce. According to a news release, Rudolph Logistics Group is a global logistics and supply chain company that develops and provides comprehensive solutions for various industries, with an emphasis on the automotive and transportation sectors. Rudolph will be moving in to a 171,000 square-foot facility in the Caliber North Business Park in Greer. The Greer warehouse will focus on...
  • Textile manufacturer to bring 1,000 new jobs to Bledsoe Co. (Tennessee)

    07/24/2017 3:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WTVC-TV ^ | July 24, 2017 | Staff
    PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — Textile Corporation of America, Inc. (TCA) will locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pikeville, Tennessee. Governor Bill Haslam, Dept. of Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and TCA officials made the announcement Monday. TCA will invest approximately $27.1 million and create 1,000 new jobs in Bledsoe County, a private investment which the ECD says is the largest in the county's history. TCA produces quality industrial and institutional textile products including apparel, bedding, healthcare, hospitality, and kitchen linens. The company will locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Bledsoe County Industrial Building in Pikeville....
  • President Trump's Tuesday 'Rally in the Valley' seeks converts in Mahoning Valley

    07/23/2017 6:24:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 22, 2017 | Thomas Suddes
    Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in Youngstown Tuesday. That's Youngstown, seat of Mahoning County, which, albeit by a tiny margin, voted for Hillary Clinton last November. That's also the Mahoning County that, since 1932, has only voted twice for a Republican for president: Richard M. Nixon (by about 1,700 votes) in 1972, and Dwight D. Eisenhower (by about 4,900 votes, in 1956). And only twice since 1950 has Mahoning County supported Republicans for the U.S. Senate - George V. Voinovich, for re-election, in 2004, and Rob Portman, also for re-election, last November. (Election data are from Mike Dawson's peerless...
  • Where Trump is seen as saviour

    07/23/2017 5:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 23, 2017 | Valeria Perasso, Social Affairs correspondent
    Jamestown, Tennessee, is one of the poorest towns with a majority-white population in the US. The area overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump and locals believe new jobs will now come - but will that be enough to turn around decades of economic distress? Nine years after his plumbing company collapsed at the height of the credit crunch, Clint Barta is feeling confident enough to start again. "It's only been days, so it's a bit slow," says Barta who has been in the business for 33 years. "But I'm meeting with a builder tomorrow." The plumber had to lay off 75...
  • States vie for Foxconn display panel factory

    07/23/2017 4:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Mining Journal ^ | July 23, 2017 | David Eggert, The Associated Press
    LANSING — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn’s plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. It’s not just jobs that are up for grabs — possibly 5,000 alone at the plant and potentially thousands more at other unspecified U.S. operations the company intends to launch. Luring Foxconn to build the country’s first liquid-crystal display factory would signal that the Midwest, which has hemorrhaged manufacturing jobs in recent decades, can diversify into again producing high-tech consumer gadgets often assembled...
  • Amazon jobs grow from 700 to 1,000 ($15 to $33 hr. in Maryland)

    07/23/2017 4:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Cecil Whig ^ | July 23, 2017 | Brad Kroner
    NORTH EAST — The Amazon fulfillment center in Principio Business Park originally projected to hire 700 people, but the company recently expanded its job openings to 1,000, according to recruiters manning the company’s tent at the Cecil County Fair. The growth occurs as the company expands its offerings. Last month, the e-commerce giant bought the Whole Foods company. Wages for fulfillment positions will range from $15 to $33 an hour, based on experience and performance. Chris Moyer, county director of economic development, and Bruce England, executive director of the Susquehanna Workforce Network, first confirmed the news at a Republican Club...
  • Marijuana Stock Investors, Take Note: The Weed Industry Could Create 283,422 Jobs by 2020

    07/23/2017 3:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | July 23, 2017 | Sean Williams
    The cannabis industry could have a notable economic impact, if the U.S. federal government stays out of the way. Investors are always on the lookout for fast-growing industries, which means there's no surprise why marijuana stocks have been such strong performers over the past year. Far more pot stocks than not with a market cap of at least $200 million have doubled or tripled in value over the past year. Optimistic growth figures for the industry are seemingly everywhere. Aside from the fact that a record number of Americans surveyed by Gallup and CBS News want to see cannabis legalized...
  • C3 to add 445 full-time jobs at Twin Falls call center (Idaho)

    07/22/2017 6:30:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Times-News ^ | July 5, 2017 | Heather Kennison
    TWIN FALLS — Sayrd Heidemann hopes to hire five people a day until she’s filled 445 new entry-level positions in Twin Falls. C3/CustomerContactChannels announced Wednesday its plans to add hundreds of full-time jobs at its call center over the next four to six months. And Heidemann, the company’s talent acquisition manager, says she will focus her efforts entirely within the Twin Falls area. As unemployment hovers below 3 percent, it will be a challenge to get applicants amid fierce competition, but she feels her team is up to the task. “I filled over 150 positions in the last four months,”...
  • Boom: Mining +21.6% in Q1; Construction +5.6%; Manufacturing +4.7%; Bust: Finance -2.1%

    07/21/2017 9:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The real value added to the U.S economy by the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors boomed in the first quarter of 2017, while the real value added by the financial and insurance sector dropped, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Overall, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of only 1.4 percent in the first quarter. But the value added by mining grew by a booming annual rate of 21.6 percent, while construction grew 5.6 percent and manufacturing grew 4.7%.....
  • LyondellBasell to Build $2.4 Billion Texas Plant (2,500 jobs)

    07/21/2017 9:08:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Once in operation, the plant is expected to produce 1 billion pounds of propylene oxide -- a chemical used in the manufacture of bedding, furniture, carpeting, coatings, building materials, and adhesives -- and 2.2 billion pounds of tertiary butyl alcohol annually. LyondellBasell announced July 21 that it will build the world's largest plant manufacturing propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) in Channelview, Texas, an industrialized suburb of Houston. The project is estimated to cost approximately $2.4 billion, representing the single-largest capital investment in the company's history, and will be built at the LyondellBasell Channelview Complex. A related ethers unit,...