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  • 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...
  • Storage facility to locate in Edgecombe (100 jobs in North Carolina)

    06/18/2017 7:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Rocky Mount Telegram ^ | June 18, 2017 | Corey Davis
    A more than $20 million state-of-the-art commercial cold storage facility is coming to Edgecombe County and creating more than 100 permanent jobs in the region. Lionchase Holdings Inc., a privately held asset management firm, recently agreed to build a $22.7 million, 200,000-square-foot facility at the Tarboro Commerce Center, a manufacturing and distribution park, located at exit 484 off U.S. 64 in Tarboro. The Carolinas Gateway Partnership, town of Tarboro and Lionchase Holdings all were part of the agreement for the planned development. Construction is slated to start this summer with a planned completion timeline of 18 months for the new...
  • This New Trump Plan Could Be the Answer to Millennial Job Woes

    06/18/2017 10:20:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | June 18, 2017 | Nicholas Wyman
    On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to substantially increase the number of U.S. apprenticeships from the current 500,000 (minuscule for the size of the economy) by doubling the amount the government spends on apprenticeship programs. Trump’s emphasis on this plan is cause for optimism that he will significantly improve the number and quality of apprenticeships in the economy. Trump’s plan will be a boon to employers. First, they will have a strong role in its composition through a task force that Trump announced. Successful apprenticeship programs work best when designed by employers around their own needs. The...
  • Auto parts manufacturer plans Lathrop plant, 100 jobs (California)

    06/17/2017 1:56:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | June 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell
    A South Korean company – Simwon America Corp. – has selected Lathrop as the location for its first manufacturing plant in the United States. The auto parts manufacturer is locating in the old Medline Distribution Center on D’Arcy Parkway right in the heart of Lathrop’s commercial and light industrial hub right behind the Tesla Facility. While details about the corporation – which only filed its paperwork with the California Secretary of State last year – are scare, speculation points to their operation potentially supplying Tesla with parts which would make it the first supporting business that has located to the...
  • GM to build Texas supplier park, expects 850 new jobs

    06/17/2017 1:48:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Left Lane ^ | June 16, 2017 | Justin King
    The Arlington facility will consist of two manufacturing and warehouse buildings spanning more than 1.2 million square feet. General Motors has outlined plans to build a new supplier park to help support its Arlington Assembly plant in Texas. The facility will consist of two manufacturing and warehouse buildings, spanning more than 1.2 million square feet. The company expects the park to house up to 1,250 employees and bring 850 new jobs to Arlington. "GM estimates nearly 600 of the new manufacturing and professional jobs created in these facilities will replace work previously done outside of the US," the company says....
  • How will Texas continue to pay for its highways?

    06/17/2017 12:54:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Housont Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2017 | Kyle Shelton, via The Urban Edge
    Texas is a highway state. This reality stems from the need to meet the mobility demands of both sprawling metropolitan regions and vast rural areas.Paying for the state's massive system of highways has always been a challenge, however. Estimates from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) put the state's highway expansion and maintenance needs alone at nearly $383 billion by 2040. Existing public funding, projected to be $70 billion over the next decade, will not be able to cover that cost without unprecedented funding increases after 2026.While Texans are clearly amenable to paying for better roads — two recent state...
  • Indian-American CEOs welcome Donald Trump's apprenticeship programme

    06/17/2017 12:21:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 17, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Indian-American CEOs Indra Nooyi of Pepsico and Ajay Banga of Mastercard along with India's IT major Wipro on Saturday joined scores of US companies in welcoming President Donald Trump's ambitious apprenticeship programme aimed at developing job-related skills among the workforce. . . "We applaud the president's commitment to industry-driven apprenticeships as a powerful tool to build the skilled workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century," Business Roundtable -- a group of chief executive officers of leading US companies -- said in a full-page advertisement released in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times today. . ....