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  • 'Largest entertainment complex outside of Vegas' breaks ground on luxury hotel in Arlington

    11/18/2017 11:30:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Loyd Brumfield
    ARLINGTON — Mayor Jeff Williams called it the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas. Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be "the biggest destination outside of Orlando." They were talking about Arlington's entertainment district — an area just south of Interstate 30 buttressed by a major league baseball stadium, a young but already iconic NFL stadium, Six Flags over Texas and soon, the first luxury hotel of its type in the city. Williams, Tisch and others were on hand Wednesday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for Live! by Loews, a posh 14-story, 302-room hotel...
  • Dept of Energy Approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Transmission Line Project (2,600 jobs)

    11/16/2017 5:08:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    US Department of Energy ^ | November 16, 2017
    Today, the Department of Energy issued a Record of Decision and approved the Presidential permit for the proposed Northern Pass Transmission Line project. The 192-mile above and below ground, alternating and direct current transmission system will deliver up to 1090 megawatts of low-emission, reliable hydropower from Quebec, Canada to Deerfield, New Hampshire while creating jobs, lowering energy costs, and reducing the carbon footprint across New England. Since it was first proposed in 2010, the $1.6 billion Northern Pass project has been subject to multiple layers of federal and state government permitting regulations, a nearly 4,000 page Environmental Impact Statement, and...
  • Samsung announces more than 700 job openings for Newberry County (South Carolina)

    11/16/2017 4:40:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WACH-TV ^ | November 16, 2017 | Jamal Goss
    NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WACH) --- On Thursday, Samsung announced more than 700 job openings for their new facility in Newberry County. This move comes after Caterpillar closed its doors last year, resulting in the loss of nearly 300 jobs. Samsung plant manager Tony Fraley said the $380 million facility will produce premium washing machines and create jobs for more than 1,000 people by the year 2020. "We are growing, we've hired already 350 people here in South Carolina,” Fraley said. The company said they have openings for things like PLC Technicians, AVG technicians, maintenance people, material handlers, and forklift drivers,...
  • Bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 jobs in Kentucky

    11/16/2017 3:52:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 full-time jobs by opening a parts-production operation in Bullitt County. Gov. Matt Bevin’s office said Thursday that New Flyer of America Inc. intends to invest $40 million to lease and upgrade a facility in Shepherdsville. Officials say the company expects to begin work on the project this month and to be in full operation by the end of 2019....
  • Construction equipment: Terex Utilities to deliver 5,000 aerial devices to China

    11/14/2017 9:45:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Utility Products ^ | November 14, 2017
    Construction equipment: Terex Utilities and its dealer Xuzhou Handler Special Vehicles Co., Ltd. have signed a letter of intent for Xuzhou to purchase 5,000 units of insulated aerial devices from Terex over a five-year period, with a total value of more than USD 250 million. These products will support the continuing improvement and ongoing adoption of live line work practices in the Chinese public utility sector. The signing was completed during President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing last week. John Garrison, President and CEO of Terex Corp., was among 29 U.S. business executives and officials joining Trump and Secretary of...
  • 125 manufacturing jobs coming to Blythewood area (South Carolina)

    11/14/2017 9:28:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The State ^ | November 14, 2017 | Clif LeBlanc
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — Work has begun on a plastic bag manufacturing plant near Blythewood that will employ about 125 workers when it opens in a year. Charter Nex Films is building a 140,000-square-foot plant on a 31-acre portion of the former Sony property along I-77, said Jeff Ruble, Richland County’s economic development director. The county donated 25 acres, and is offering the company a 20-year tax break as an inducement, he said Tuesday. The plant will make film that is converted by its customers into plastic pouches such as those seen regularly on grocery store shelves. The cereal industry...
  • IT services company says New Orleans project will create 2,000 direct jobs (Louisiana)

    11/14/2017 8:55:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2017 | Stephanie Kelly
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An information technology services company formed this year from a merger involving Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N) on Monday announced plans to establish a digital services center in New Orleans, bringing 2,000 new jobs to the city. Virginia-based DXC Technology Co (DXC.N) will develop the center to create digital services for its global clients, which total nearly 6,000 across 70 countries, the company said in a statement. DXC was formed in April by a merger between CSC and Hewlett’s Enterprise Services business. To secure the project, Louisiana offered DXC an $18.7 million incentive package in performance-based...
  • 5 professions that could see significant growth with the rise of Artificial Intelligence

    11/14/2017 7:00:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 11/14/2017 | By BABAK HODJAT, SENTIENT TECHNOLOGIES
    The words “artificial intelligence” often conjure up a sense of fear and apprehension. Fear for the unknown possibilities of AI, fear for the AI-fueled dystopian images brought about by movies like The Terminator, and most practically, fear for the possibility that AI will someday take our jobs. This fear is neither new nor totally unfounded. As with any disruptive technological invention, faster, more efficient machines are bound to replace human workers. However, those who fear AI will take their jobs can rest a little easier knowing they will at least have the potential to find a new job.A new...
  • Bombardier projects Alabama C Series plant to create thousands of jobs

    11/13/2017 5:27:44 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Witchita Business Journal ^ | 10 Nov 2017 | Daniel McCoy
    Bombardier Inc. is forecasting its planned C Series assembly facility in Alabama will create as many as 2,000 jobs in the U.S. The plant, planned for Mobile, Ala., as part of its proposed partnership with Airbus on the program, would create 400 to 500 direct jobs, 550 to 700 indirect jobs at supplier and support companies and an additional 1,000 to 1,250 new jobs created in the communities where those other new direct and indirect employees spend their money. According to a report, Bombardier’s jobs forecast was part of a regulatory filing that also revealed the new assembly line would...
  • Company to open Lincoln call center, hire 200 people (Nebraska)

    11/13/2017 4:54:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Lincoln Journal Star ^ | October 9, 2017 | Matt Olberding
    A New Jersey company plans to take over the former Dr. Leonard's Healthcare call center location and hire 200 people. iPacesetters, which provides telemarketing services to Fortune 500 and other companies, plans to open its operation Nov. 6 at 5945 Cornhusker Highway. The company said in a news release that it will hire 200 people for full- and part-time jobs. “We are thrilled to bring new career opportunities to Lincoln and add to the growth of iPacesetters," Penny Spaeth, who is the Lincoln site director, said in the news release. "We feel Lincoln is the right place to not only...
  • New Identifier For Downtown Des Moines Launches

    11/13/2017 10:02:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 13, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Des Moines Partnership has launched a new identifier for Downtown Des Moines: Downtown DSM USA. The Partnership launched the DSM USA identifier earlier this year for Greater Des Moines (DSM) to communicate the region's story with one voice. As the region's core, the new Downtown identifier is closely tied to the region's identifier. The Downtown DSM USA identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research. The Partnership used those findings to drive new creative direction in communicating about Downtown DSM. "The research-based identifier communicates that Downtown DSM is...
  • Turns out Trump didn’t ruin America’s economy

    11/12/2017 3:06:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 11, 2017 | The Post Editorial Board
    Foreign tourism to New York City is set to rise 3.6 percent this year — defying yet another of the many doomsday predictions about Donald Trump’s presidency. Back in February, the city tourism agency said Trump’s “travel ban and related rhetoric” would mean a drop of 300,000 visitors this year. But the NYC & Co. prophecy proved false. Of course, other predictions were more dire — particularly those about the stock market. Finance expert Steve Rattner foresaw “a market crash of historic proportions” under a President Trump. Moody’s warned of a “weaker” economy. Many said 2 percent GDP growth was...
  • Shipyard looks to hire for 160 industrial jobs (Maine)

    11/12/2017 9:40:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Foster's Democrat ^ | November 12, 2017 | Alexander LaCasse
    KITTTERY, Maine — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is seeking 160 individuals with experience in industrial work and is hosting a job fair at the Regatta Conference Center in Eliot to help find them. The Tuesday, Nov. 14 job fair will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Public affairs officer Jeremy Lambert said the shipyard is looking to fill roughly 160 positions in fields such as chemistry, electrical work, engineering, insulation, mechanics, pipefitting, radiological work, sheet metal work and many others. The shipyard is asking applicants to bring copies of their resumes, professional certificates, academic transcripts and for former members of...
  • Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates' $15.1B Boeing buy

    11/12/2017 8:22:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 11, 2017 | Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press |
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane's sales as a job creator in America. The deal appeared to surprise Boeing's archrival Airbus, whose staff had attended a long-delayed news conference and left the room just moments before the announcement. Airbus has pinned hopes of continuing production of its double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world's largest operator of the aircraft which took delivery of its...
  • Chinese investment could begin to pay off within a year 'We're going full steam ahead, immediately'

    11/12/2017 7:58:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | November 12, 2017 | Rusty Marks
    CHARLESTON — After news broke that state officials had brokered an $83.7 billion deal with China Energy Investment Corporation to invest in West Virginia’s shale gas and chemical industries, one of the first questions to come up was how soon the Mountain State might see the fruits of the agreement. “We’re going full steam ahead, immediately,” state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said in a telephone call from China. According to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thrasher and others familiar with the memorandum of understanding, ground could be broken within six to eight months on two gas-fired power stations to...
  • Senture's New Call Center Brings Hundreds Of Jobs To Williamsburg (900 jobs in Kentucky)

    11/12/2017 6:56:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WLEX-TV ^ | October 30, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky (LEX 18) - One Kentucky company is hoping to change the lives of struggling families in a small Kentucky town by bringing the job opportunities to them. "It gives our younger generation an opportunity. They don't have to leave our small town. They can stay home, live local and work local," said Michelle Irvin, who works at the East West gas station. Williamsburg businesses are hoping to reap the benefits of people working locally. "It would help our small town. It would help our local economy. Especially with this gas station just, within the past 6 months or...
  • MetLife to add 430 jobs at expanded Tampa campus (Average wage of $74,561 in Florida)

    11/11/2017 10:17:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Richard Danielson
    TAMPA — MetLife plans to add 430 new jobs and spend $25 million upgrading its existing campus in New Tampa, the nonprofit Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. announced Friday. The company has committed to hire for a range of new positions that will pay an average of at least $74,561 a year, according to city and county records. That’s 150 percent of Hillsborough County’s average private sector wage. MetLife, whose arrival in the 1970s raised Tampa’s national profile as a potential landing spot for corporate expansions and relocations, already has more than 1,500 employees in Tampa. The company will be...
  • M&M Industries plans expansion in Chattanooga, creation of 110 new jobs (Tennessee)

    11/08/2017 8:23:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WTVC-TV ^ | November 8, 2017 | The Associated Press and Staff
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Officials say packaging manufacturer M&M Industries plans to create 110 jobs with a $42 million expansion of its operations in southeast Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said Tuesday that M&M will purchase and retrofit a building in Chattanooga and expand its current manufacturing facility in the city. M&M makes plastic pails, plastic containers and custom packaging for the chemical, pharmaceutical, health care and construction industries. Officials say the expansion will allow the company to support growing demand for its products....
  • Harbor Freight Tools’ South Carolina Expansion To Create 500 Jobs

    11/07/2017 2:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | November 7, 2017
    Harbor Freight Tools is planning a one million-square foot expansion of its East Coast distribution facility in Dillon County, SC. The expansion is projected to create more than 500 new jobs, bringing the company’s total investment in South Carolina to more than $200 million. “Since we opened our first facility here in 2001, the company has continued to grow and so has our need for a larger distribution center,” said Harbor Freight Tools Founder and CEO Eric Smidt. “We’ve made an investment in Dillon, becoming part of the community, and we’re proud to expand our presence in this region. Dillon...
  • Trump’s grade on the economy ticks back up to A-

    11/07/2017 10:29:33 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 2 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 11/7/17 | Rick Newman
    Trump’s initial grade was a B when we launched the report card in May. Strong job growth — including the manufacturing sector — and the seemingly unstoppable stock market pushed his grade to B+ over the summer, then to A- in September. The grade fell by one notch after a weak employment report for September, which was largely due to hurricanes that slammed Texas and Florida. But hiring came back strong in October, pushing the grade back to A-.