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  • Golden Pass Authorized to Export LNG (48,800 direct and indirect jobs)

    04/26/2017 3:13:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Maritime Executive ^ | April 25, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Energy has signed an order authorizing Golden Pass Products to export domestically produced LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. Golden Pass is jointly owned by Qatar Petroleum (70 percent) and ExxonMobil (30 percent). The authorization allows for the export of up to the equivalent of 2.21 billion cubic feet of LNG per day (Bcf/d) from the Golden Pass Terminal near Sabine Pass, in Jefferson County, Texas. Golden Pass estimates the construction of its facility will provide 45,000 direct and indirect jobs over five years, and the project will...
  • What's so hard about extending tolls? (West Virginia)

    04/26/2017 1:13:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Beckley Register-Herald ^ | April 23, 2017 | Editorial Board
    Why on God’s green Earth has the state legislature dawdled on the question of whether or not to extend tolling on the West Virginia Turnpike? Seriously. We have looked all around the issue for the past few years and have not found a single, solitary good reason the $2 fee shouldn’t be continued once the bonds are paid off in May 2019. Under current state law, toll collections will cease, the Parkways Authority will disband and the commissioner of Highways will assume oversight of the Turnpike the year after next if legislators fail to amend current legislation. Forget – in...
  • Will The Third Industrial Revolution Create An Economic Boom That Saves The Planet?

    04/26/2017 1:12:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fast Company ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jeff Beer
    First, the bad news: GDP is slowing all over the world because productivity has been in decline for two decades. The result has been higher unemployment (especially among young people) and economists talking about 20 more years of slow growth. According to new numbers from Oxfam, just eight people are as rich as half the globe. In addition to this unprecedented inequality, we face climate change thats taken us into the sixth extinction wave in the history of the planet, and the last time that happened was 65 million years ago. To turn things around before its too late, we...
  • LuLaRoe says it will create at least 1,000 jobs in Blythewood (South Carolina)

    04/26/2017 12:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The State ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jeff Wilkinson
    LuLaRoe will create at least 1,000 jobs at a distribution center in Richland County, according to a news release from Gov. Henry McMasters office. On Tuesday, thestate.com reported on Tuesday that the national womens and mens clothing company had purchased the former Bose plant in Blythewood for $16 million. The news release from McMasters office said the company is expected to invest $35 million and create at least 1,000 jobs during the next few years. The facility will open by June. The company has started hiring, and interested applicants should send resumes to lularoeblythewood@ultimatestaffing.com. LuLaRoe recognized an immediate need to...
  • CBO: Government jobs still darned good work if you can get it

    04/26/2017 8:43:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/26/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Its been something of an article of faith around here that government workers have a pretty easy time of things compared to those of us laboring in the private sector. Having a job where its almost impossible to be fired no matter how well (or poorly) you perform, even during a recession, provides the sort of peace of mind most American workers can only dream of. And the pay and benefits are pretty sweet also, all thanks to the generosity of the American taxpayer. But specific data on such comparisons between the public and private sector can be a bit...
  • Bevin set to make 'jobs announcement' (500 jobs w/an average pay of $75,000 yr. in Kentucky)

    04/25/2017 11:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | April 25, 2017 | David E. Malloy
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/bevin-set-to-make-jobs-announcement/article_03f9e6c9-4b84-5c04-a7f0-b3c01a64ef35.html
  • Chinas Alibaba Becomes Trumps New BFF With Promise to Create 1 Million US Jobs

    04/25/2017 7:42:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 25, 2017 | Sage Lazzaro
    Tuesday, Alibaba announced a program to make good on a promise to Donald Trump and create one million U.S. jobs. Jack Ma, executive chairman of the online commerce giant, first made that promise a week before Trumps inauguration during an encounter praised by the then-president-elect as a great meeting with a great entrepreneur, one of the best in the world. The program starts with a conference to teach U.S. businesses how get their products on Alibaba. The platform is the worlds most dominant retailer, generating more gross merchandise volume than Amazon and eBay combined. Currently, only 7,000 U.S. businessesmostly big...
  • Connexions Loyalty plans to add hundreds of jobs to Tulsa operations (Oklahoma)

    04/25/2017 7:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | April 24, 2017 | Samuel Hardiman
    Connexions Loyalty, a subsidiary of Connecticut-based customer service company Affinion Group, purchased the assets of an existing Tulsa travel service center in January and hasnt stopped hiring since. The company said in a news release that its purchase of the existing infrastructure in east Tulsa allowed it to retain 50 existing jobs. It has added 100 jobs in the meantime, bringing the number of employees up to 150. Connexions Loyalty plans on adding another 200-plus to its call-center operations at Corporate Woods business park on 129th East Avenue. Tulsa has become something of a call center hub due to a...
  • US Farathane subsidiaries to invest $29 million, add 273 jobs in Auburn Hills, Port Huron (Michigan)

    04/25/2017 7:08:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | April 25, 2017 | Tyler Clifford
    The Michigan Strategic Fund board approved nearly $3 million in grants for two projects expected to create 273 jobs in Auburn Hills and Port Huron by Auburn Hills-based automotive parts manufacturer US Farathane LLC. US Farathane Port Huron LLC secured new contracts to manufacture interior and underhood components. The board awarded the manufacturer a $2.3 million grant to help with capital investments of up to about $15 million in a new leased Port Huron plant. US Farathane plans to move its warehousing, assembly and shipping processes to the new facility and create 205 new jobs. In Auburn Hills, USF Delta...
  • Military veterans find good fit in Michigans agricultural jobs

    04/25/2017 9:21:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Model D ^ | April 24, 2017 | Deven King
    Those who are responsible for feeding our world and keeping up with the forever changing challenges facing the food and agriculture industry have come together to work with those who have defended our nation. Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology accompanied by extension agencies and some of the food and agriculture industry's leaders, work with partners like the Veterans' Services Division of the Michigan Workforce Development Agency and the VA Hospital System to train veterans and ultimately help them obtain a job within the field as part of a program called Vets to Ag. Founded in 1894, the Institute...
  • Rich South Africans invest in green cards (Hiring Americans)

    04/25/2017 9:09:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    iAfrica ^ | April 25, 2017 | LCR Capital
    According to information released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), South African demand for US EB-5 visas has more than doubled since 2014. The EB-5 investor visa allows visa holders to obtain a green card for themselves and their immediate family members by investing $500,000 into U.S. businesses provided they create a required number of jobs. For the first time, our industry now has access to the actual number of investors who applied, as apposed to just the number of EB-5 visas approved, said Rogelio Caceres, co-founder of LCR Capital, a private equity investment firm that assists...
  • Sprint To Add 550+ Texas Jobs Across 79 Stores

    04/25/2017 8:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Android Headlines ^ | April 24, 2017 | Daniel Fuller
    Unemployment is a serious pain point in America for both employers short on good talent and talent short on employment, so Sprint has announced that theyre going to take another step in their own fight against unemployment by expanding out to 79 new retail locations in Texas, which will create at least 550 jobs. The jobs that will be created by this move arent limited to retail salespeople and managers; more technical roles will also be brought on board, which means that the larger number of stores will represent an expansion in Sprints overall footprint for the state. Its all...
  • DEF obtains OK to build frozen food plant in Joplin (400 jobs in Missouri)

    04/25/2017 8:47:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | April 24, 2017 | Jordan Larimore
    The largest building permit filed in the city of Joplin since the construction of the new Joplin High School has been issued for the beginning of work on a frozen food manufacturing plant in the Crossroads Center Business and Distribution Park. The permit, issued to Consolidated Construction on March 24, is worth just more than $29 million. That makes it the largest construction project in Joplin since Sept. 14, 2013, when a permit for $103 million was issued for work on the new JHS. Notable developments that DEFs plant will outpace include the new public library at 20th Street and...
  • Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield (Ohio)

    04/24/2017 9:24:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Springfield News-Sun ^ | April 24, 2017 | Matt Sanctis
    A Japanese auto parts supplier is one step closer to creating 85 new jobs and taking over a Springfield industrial park after receiving tax credits valued at about $300,000 on Monday. Members of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority voted unanimously Monday to approve a 1.217-percent, seven-year tax credit for the Topre America Corp., which has pledged to take over Springfields Champion City Business Park. Topre plans to invest $55 million and create at least 85 jobs, with the expectation more workers could be added over the next several years. The 85 jobs the company has pledged to bring to Springfield...
  • Disney's new Avatar expansion to create hundreds of new jobs (FL, 700 perm jobs, 800 construction)

    04/24/2017 9:08:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WOFL-TV ^ | April 24, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Disney executives emphasized the economic impact of the brand new attraction at Animal Kingdom called Pandora: World of Avatar. Not only has it created hundreds of new jobs but it would be more money that those new workers will put back into the local economy. Walt Disney World has 73,000 cast members today, serves as the largest single employer in the United States, said Senior Vice President of Walt Disney World Parks Jim MacPhee. All of those cast members live, work, and play here in Central Florida. And so this ability to add incrementally...
  • Railcar interior maker to create 44 jobs in Henrietta (New York)

    04/24/2017 8:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WXXI-TV ^ | April 24, 2017 | Randy Gorbman
    A maker of railcar equipment is coming to Henrietta and is expected to create 44 jobs. Rolen-Jinxin is a joint venture of companies from Spain and China. They have chosen a site in West Henrietta to locate their first U.S.-based operation. The company makes interior parts and other equipment for railcars. Rolen-Jinxin will create production, engineering and management jobs at the West Henrietta location. Empire State Development has offered tax credits worth up to $600,000. Monroe County is also offering incentives. The total project cost is close to $1 million. A company official, managing director David Parr, says that Rolen-Jinxin...
  • Miami Worldcenter brings luxury real estate, new jobs (15,000 jobs in Florida)

    04/24/2017 8:00:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | April 24, 2017
    MIAMI (WSVN) - Hundreds celebrated phase one of a groundbreaking change, Sunday night, in South Florida. The Miami Worldcenter was premiered, which is Americas second-largest luxury urban real estate development. According to Paramount Miami Worldcenter, phase one is a 60-story, $500 million skyscraper, which includes resort-style pools, a fitness center and spa, astronomy observatory, tennis courts, soccer field and a bar. Paramount CEO Daniel Kodsi said the whole project will be a city within Americas city of the future. Paramount Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the skyline, but Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the city landscape, Kodsi added. Now, were...
  • Boat Building Company Adding 370 Jobs in South Carolina

    04/24/2017 12:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A company that makes fishing boats plans to expand its operations in South Carolina and hire another 370 employees. The state commerce department said in a news release Thursday that Scout Boats plans to spend nearly $11 million on the expansion of its operations in Summerville. The company plans to add several new models to its product line. Scout Boats makes a variety of coastal fishing boats ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet in length....
  • Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group

    04/24/2017 12:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 23, 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    Former President Barack Obama, on a two-day visit to Chicago that began Sunday, met privately with at-risk young men on the South Side to talk about gang violence, jobs skills and employment, a spokesman said. The meeting was with participants in a program created by Obama's longtime friend and former education secretary, Arne Duncan and signified a return to Obama's roots as a community organizer 30 years ago on the South Side. "He said he grew up during that time because of the work he was doing," Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said. Now the former president wants to solicit...
  • What Democrats Dont Get About Trumps Working Class Base

    04/23/2017 10:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 23, 2017 | Michael Boyd, Contributor
    Held in the middle of one of the most tumultuous eras of American politics, the 1965 New York Mayoral Election marked an important turning point in our history. The handsome John Lindsay, a progressive Republican at a time when the party had their fair share of liberals, managed to etch out a victory against future mayor Abraham Beam, a typical Tammy Hall Democrat. Lindsay would go on to serve two terms as mayor before watching his political career falter, but he may not have become mayor at all were it not for one man: William F. Buckley. While the late...