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  • Thousands of new auto jobs expected in west Alabama

    02/22/2017 1:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | February 21, 2017 | Kelvin Reynolds
    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Thousands of automotive jobs are coming to west Alabama but to get those jobs, you will require technical skill and training. They're jobs with current and future automotive parts suppliers for companies like Mercedes Benz US International. Donny Jones, COO for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, says training for those jobs is already underway. "What we're seeing with the power grant and the $1.5 million we'll have an adult education component in K through 12 and preparing people for the jobs coming available here in West Alabama," Jones said. The positions are coming...
  • Tech firm Levementum planning to add 175 high-wage jobs ($88,000 a year in Indiana)

    02/22/2017 1:17:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona-based tech firm Levementum LLC, which opened an Indianapolis office less than a year ago, announced expansion plans Wednesday that include creating as many as 175 jobs in Indiana over the next five years. The customer-relationship management consultancy, which has 11 Indiana employees, plans to move in March to a 5,000-square-foot office space in The Union 525 building at 525 S. Meridian St. in downtown Indianapolis. The company has been housed in co-working spaces in Fountain Square and Fletcher Place with some employees working remotely. Indiana economic development officials said the company plans to hire consultants, developers and strategic account...
  • Alevo Energy eyes $250M expansion, 202 new jobs (North Carolina)

    02/22/2017 1:07:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Charlotte Business Journal ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ken Elkins
    Concord-based Alevo Energy is considering spending more than $250 million to expand production at its utility battery plant and add 202 jobs there. This week, Concord City Council voted to offer Alevo $4.2 million in corporate incentives if it chooses to expand and add jobs over the coming five years. Cabarrus County is considering a similar offer. “The jobs and the investment can have an important impact on the whole community,” says Joseph Beasley, economic development coordinator at the city of Concord. For Alevo, the project would become the first major infusion of capital since its owners announced in 2014...
  • Trump and His Cabinet Will Get the Economy Going

    02/22/2017 11:50:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Audio sound bite time. This was Fox Business Network late yesterday afternoon, the program Countdown to the Closing Bell. The fill-in host Ashley Webster, a guy speaking with Pacer ETFs Distributors President Sean O’Hara about the economy and Trump. Question: “There’s a lot of sentiment and emotion as part of this stock market rally I think in the sense of optimism, Sean. Do you think that’s well based? I mean, it just seems that business optimism, consumer optimism, housing market slowly turning around, it’s all pointing in the right direction.” O’HARA: Optimism begets more optimism. The market seems on...
  • Please help - sign petition to stop Offshoring Jobs

    Please don't beat me up if this isn't the right place for this; I'm a long-time lurker and still new to posting. We're fed up. I'm fed up. Just saw another group of hard working American-based people losing their jobs to offshore interests (India, Philippines). That's why I'm reaching out. Again, if this isn't the right place, please steer me to it. I'm asking everyone to share & sign this petition: Stop Offshoring of American Jobs and Prevent Identity Theft by Foreign Companies
  • Homeland Security Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

    02/21/2017 12:59:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Mark Swanson
    The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday began rolling out President Donald Trump's plans to aggressively crack down on illegal immigrants. The plan, outlined in two DHS memos, includes an attempt to deport almost all illegal immigrants caught in the U.S., hire thousands more border patrol and immigration agents, and start building the promised wall along the Mexican border. ~~snip~~ The memos were sent to heads of key agencies and signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. Kelly said in one memo that it "implements new policies designed to stem illegal immigration and facilitate the detection, apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens...
  • Erdogan presses for 1.5 million new jobs ahead of key vote (Turkey referendum is close)

    02/19/2017 5:47:33 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | February 19, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan
    After the Turkish lira's dramatic slump against the dollar, for instance, Erdogan declared a "national mobilization" to curb the greenback, urging citizens to convert their dollar savings to Turkish liras or gold. Soon, the Turks were called to mobilize to prop up the shrinking domestic market. In a bid to encourage citizens to spend more, the government cut taxes on furniture, domestic appliances and home sales. Then came "the national housing mobilization" as 10 public and private banks provided a new credit line for homebuyers until March 31, offering 20-year repayment schemes on purchases from a number of major housing projects,...
  • Nevada official says Tesla Gigafactory has over 1,000 workers and hiring 150-200 more each month

    02/19/2017 5:19:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Teslarati ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carolyn Fortuna
    Head of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development says Tesla has hired more than 1,000 workers at its Gigafactory plant outside of Reno, and on pace to increase hiring by another 150 to 200 workers each month. Executive Director Steve Hill told the Senate Finance Committee last week during a budget review meeting that the California-based electric carmaker and energy company is ramping up hiring and expects the factory to have 3,200 workers by March 2018. “They’re hiring 150 to 200 more every month,” says Hill. News of Tesla’s workforce expansion comes on the heels of an independent audit...
  • NOW HIRING: Tempe company Endurance hiring 600, several Valley career fairs scheduled (Arizona)

    02/19/2017 4:50:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KNXV-TV ^ | February 19, 2017 | Angie Koehle
    Looking for a new career? Valley employers are hiring and need quality workers. See if any of the positions fit your skill set. Endurance Tempe Endurance International Group in Tempe is hiring for 600 positions by Oct. 1. The company provides web hosting, domains and online solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Positions include managers, technical support, sales and professional services. Apply here. Phoenix Career Fair Meet with dozens of employers in one day! The Phoenix Career Fair will be held Thursday, February 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Phoenix North. Come dressed to impress and...
  • IT Services Giant Accenture Plans U.S. Hiring Spree (15,000+ jobs)

    02/17/2017 4:30:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 17, 2017 | Reuters
    Accenture said on Friday it would create 15,000 jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump. The company is domiciled in Dublin, Ireland, but a majority of its more than 380,000 employees are in India. IT services companies came under the spotlight after Trump said that his administration would focus on creating more jobs for U.S. workers, who had been affected by the outsourcing of jobs abroad. Major IT service companies, particularly those based in India, use H-1B visas to fly engineers to the United States...
  • Trump says he's headed to South Carolina to meet with Boeing

    02/17/2017 5:16:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 1 hour | Peter Jacobs
    President Donald Trump is going to South Carolina to meet with Boeing about jobs, he announced on Twitter Friday morning. Trump tweeted, "Going to Charleston, South Carolina, in order to spend time with Boeing and talk jobs! Look forward to it." 
  • Hundreds apply for new jobs coming to Milton (West Virginia, 70+ openings)

    02/16/2017 9:40:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | February 16, 2017 | Fred Pace
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/hundreds-apply-for-new-jobs-coming-to-milton/article_b4cbdc6d-4fd9-5ae2-9cbe-75777e662e2a.html
  • Dublin call center to add 560 full-time jobs with benefits (Ohio)

    02/15/2017 9:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 14, 2017 | Tim Feran
    HKT Teleservices plans to hire 560 people by Aug. 1 to work at its call center in Dublin, a result of "significant growth from an existing contract," said Dave Shapiro, president of the U.S. branch of the Hong Kong-based telecommunications company. That's more than twice the 230 that the company employs there. HKT has been in central Ohio for almost 15 years, but "the last two years, we've really had a growth spurt," Shapiro said. In 2015, for example, the company — then known as PCCW Teleservices — moved to a 52,000-square-foot space at 5200 Rings Road in Dublin from...
  • Senate Confirms Former Wrestling Exec McMahon To Lead SBA

    02/14/2017 5:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Manufacturing ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kevin Freking, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare display of bipartisanship, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration as part of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The Senate voted 81-19 to confirm McMahon, who helped start and grow World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said McMahon will "prioritize growing jobs over growing government bureaucracy."(continued)
  • Italy Inc bets on expansion in the US (More jobs, more winning!)

    02/14/2017 4:14:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ItalyEurope24 ^ | February 15, 2017 | Marco Valsania
    The climate isn't the easiest. Economic uncertainty and political unknowns abound on both sides of the Atlantic. In the US with the new administration of Donald Trump and its protectionist and isolationist tone. And in Europe, rocked by Brexit and anxiously awaiting elections in nations that are key to the future the Union. But most of all for Italy Inc, whose companies are determinedly betting on their own excellence despite their often niche positions. Confronted with uncertainty, they must focus on attracting international investment and on expanding their presence in the US with acquisitions and growth on US soil. This...
  • Trump advisers’ tax credit plan for infrastructure has risks

    02/13/2017 10:01:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Business in Savannah ^ | February 7, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has promised to revitalize America’s aging roads, bridges, railways and airports, but a plan put forward by his economic advisers relies on a transportation financing scheme that hasn’t been tried before and comes with significant risks. The plan was set out just before the election by billionaire leveraged buy-out specialist Wilbur Ross, Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, and conservative economics professor Peter Navarro, whom Trump has tapped to head his National Trade Council. They recommended the government allocate $137 billion in tax credits for private investors who underwrite infrastructure projects. Ross and Navarro estimate that...
  • Government program gives immigrants residency for $500,000

    02/13/2017 3:10:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WTAE-TV ^ | February 13, 2017 | Paul Van Osdol
    PITTSBURGH — A controversial government program allows wealthy foreigners to buy their way into this country. Some critics said it amounts to citizenship for sale. Action News Investigates has learned the program has Pittsburgh connections. Immigrants who want to live in the U.S. are forced to wait as long as a decade to get a green card. But a government program called EB-5 allows wealthy immigrants to jump to the front of the line if they can pay $500,000. The program has been hit with allegations of fraud and abuse, and now some in Congress say it needs to go....
  • Real Economy Creates 81 Jobs For Every 1 Promised by Business Subsidy Program

    02/13/2017 5:39:55 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/10/2017 | James Hohman
    Every week in Lansing, big businesses lobby Michigan legislators for more and larger tax breaks and subsidies. As they do, regular taxpayers shouldn’t forget that Michigan already pays out hundreds of millions of dollars to favored firms. Politicians justify those wealth transfers by pointing to promises of big employment gains in the future. But citizens should take note that the state’s job picture is already strong — and for reasons that have nothing to do with corporate welfare handouts for a few lucky developers and business owners. People who watch the economy look at the numbers for employment and unemployment....
  • Company bringing 130 jobs to Ridgeville (Company from India in South Carolina)

    02/11/2017 5:18:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA – Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products to global automotive original equipment manufacturers, announced Thursday that it will be launching its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Dorchester County. By investing $50 million, the company is expecting to create 130 new jobs over the next five years....
  • Walmart to invest in 442 textile jobs at Renfro Corp. in Fort Payne (Alabama)

    02/11/2017 4:58:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | February 9, 2017 | Ben Brice
    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Walmart has announced plans to begin purchasing supplies from Renfro Corporation, a local company based in Fort Payne. Walmart says it will begin to source materials from American-based companies like Renfro Corporation in an effort to invest in U.S. manufacturing. Renfro Corporation believes the investments will create around 442 jobs in textile manufacturing, namely by providing Walmart with athletic socks. Renfro Corp. currently has 605 employees and is the largest employer in Fort Payne’s hosiery industry, according to the DeKalb County Economic Development Authority. These new jobs will push the company over the 1,000 mark. Additionally,...
  • The first recipient of SoftBank's $100 billion start-up fund plans to build 3 satellites per day

    02/10/2017 5:01:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 10, 2017 | Harriet Taylor
    Internet satellite company OneWeb — the poster child for SoftBank 's pledge to President Donald Trump to invest billions of dollars in the U.S. — will open a "high volume" factory that will build three satellites per day, CEO Greg Wyler told "Squawk Alley" on Friday. The factory will be on NASA property in Florida, and start operating this year, Wyler said. SoftBank said in December that it would invest $1 billion in OneWeb, taking a 40 percent stake. With that investment, Wyler said the company would create 3,000 new high-tech, highly skilled manufacturing and engineering jobs. At its new...
  • Elizabeth Warren Condemns Sessions For Suggesting Wealthy Corporations Should Hire Americans

    02/10/2017 10:43:53 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-10-2017 | John Hayward
    During her now-infamous Senate tirade against the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) criticized the former Alabama senator because his office suggested in a press release that a wealthy American corporation should hire Americans. One would think Warren, who has been mocked as “Pocahontas” or “Fauxcahontas” for misrepresenting herself as a Native American to obtain preferential treatment, would be less cavalier toward Americans with serious questions about their own career prospects. While there has been much media consternation over the populist direction of the Republican Party under President Donald Trump, there hasn’t been much discussion of...
  • John Carney: Kellogg’s Workers Are Victims Of Corporate Mismanagement (Boycott)

    02/10/2017 10:31:04 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-10-2017 | John Hayward
    John Carney, Breitbart News economics and finance editor, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss the fallout from Kellogg’s attack on Breitbart News. Marlow saw it as an unfortunate but necessary victory that Kellogg’s has been obliged to shut down 39 distribution centers, with the potential loss of up to 1,100 jobs, as a result of its decision to engage in partisan politics. “It’s terrible when a company’s management decides to make political decisions that hurt its business,” Carney said. “It’s pretty clear that that’s what has happened here.” “You’re not celebrating the loss of...
  • Utter Decimation: Men in Labor Force Down to 78 Percent in 2015

    02/09/2017 5:24:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/9/17 | Martin Morse Wooster
    As the Trump administration continues to figure out ways to put people back to work, they have to deal with a simple demographic fact: there are tens of millions of American men, in the prime years of their working lives, who have dropped out of the labor force. It’s not that these men are trying, and failing, to get jobs. They’ve simply given up. What is causing this problem and what can be done about it? Nicholas Eberstadt explores this issue in "Men Without Work: The Invisible Crisis." Eberstadt is a long-time fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and one...
  • Following meeting with Trump, Delta CEO says company to hire 25K

    02/09/2017 1:40:58 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    daytondailynews ^ | Kara Driscoll
    Delta Air Lines plans to hire 25,000 people in the next five years, according to a company statement. Delta CEO Ed Bastian and other airline industry leaders met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday for a meeting about aviation. Bastian said in a statement that he appreciated meeting with Trump and other industry colleagues.
  • This WWII Military Strategy Perfectly Explains What Trump Is Doing to the Media

    02/09/2017 10:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 9, 2017 | D.D. Guttenplan
    The British called it “Window”; the Luftwaffe dubbed its version “Düppel.” For the Americans, “Chaff” was the code name for the top-secret weapon that, in July 1943, allowed the US Army Air Forces to obliterate Hamburg in broad daylight. For the past two weeks, the Trump administration has been using a Chaff approach to media management—and if we don’t learn how to deal with it, we may suffer the same fate as Hamburg. In the early months of World War II, scientists in Britain, the United States, and Nazi Germany were all working on the same problem: Radar, the technological...
  • Left-Wing America Steps Up Calls For Free Money, Jobs Guarantee

    02/09/2017 9:01:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 9, 2017 | Ted Goodman
    Following a devastating election cycle where the American voting public sent a sharp rebuke to the status quo and policies of the Obama Administration, the left is now preparing to push for a universal basic income (UBI). Left-leaning Americans are largely opposed to President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, all the way from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the president’s pick to lead the Department of Labor: fast food executive Andy Puzder. Labor unions have blasted Puzder for past comments about the future of low-wage workers in the fast food industry. Puzder warned that the fight for a $15 minimum wage...
  • This Woman’s Minimum Wage Story Shows the Left’s Troubling Mindset

    02/08/2017 8:54:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 7, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    JoAnn Wise thinks she wasn’t treated well. In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Washington Post, Wise writes, “I already know what Trump/Puzder economics look like because I’m living it every day. Despite giving everything I had to [labor secretary pick Andy] Puzder’s company for 21 years, I left without a penny of savings, with no health care and no pension.” Wise worked for 21 years at Hardee’s, which is one of the chains Puzder leads as head of CKE. “In 1984, I was hired as a cashier at Hardee’s in Columbia, S.C., making $4.25 an hour. By 2005, 21...
  • Japan's Sharp may break ground on $7 billion U.S. plant in H1 - source (700,000 jobs possible)

    02/07/2017 11:19:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 8, 2017
    Japanese display maker Sharp Corp may start building a $7 billion plant in the United States in the first half of 2017, taking the lead on a project initially outlined by its Taiwanese parent Foxconn, a person with knowledge of the plan said. A decision by Foxconn to give Sharp the lead would come as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to travel to the United States to meet U.S. President Donald Trump, who in his inauguration speech vowed to put "America first". In a package Tokyo hopes will please Trump, Abe will unveil investments to create as many as...
  • ‘President Trump can usher in true Ram Rajya … Americans are smarter than so-called liberal pundits’

    02/07/2017 11:03:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rohit E. David, special correspondent
    Shalabh Kumar, founder of the Republican Hindu Coalition, has been a strong defender of US President Donald Trump’s policies. He spoke to Rohit E. David about the controversy on the travel ban to US for citizens from seven countries, Indian fears over H-1B visas and whether Pakistan should be part of the travel ban list: There has been legal pushback on the travel ban by the Trump administration. Why do you defend this policy? It is a great move to protect the lives of US citizens. Radical Islamic terrorists have declared a war on the civilised world. There are many...
  • The New Face of American Unemployment

    02/07/2017 12:46:15 PM PST · by pabianice · 54 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 2/7/17 | Smialeck et al
    <p>They’re looking for work, out of the labor force but unhappy about it, or report working part-time when they’d prefer more hours, according to data released last week. Their plight comes even as the U.S. flirts with what economists consider the maximum level of employment for the first time since before the recession, having added 15.8 million jobs since the start of 2010. While some of America’s jobless are simply between gigs, those persistently stuck out of work are called the structurally unemployed.</p>
  • Silicon Valley Wants More Foreign Workers, Asks Court to Ban President’s Immigration Reform

    02/07/2017 9:10:24 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Judges should ban the president’s immigration reform to ensure that high-tech companies can continue hiring foreign workers instead of American professionals, says a new courtroom brief submitted by almost 100 technology companies. The White House’s Jan. 27 immigration reform “threatens companies’ ability to attract talent, business, and investment to the United States,” says the legal brief by the companies, who include many Silicon Valley firms. The signers include Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Reddit, Paypal, Netflix, Lyft, and TaskRabbit, which helps wealthier people hire other people to do household chores.
  • Senate Just Delivered Final Blow To Obama’s Legacy — Votes To Overturn THIS Obama Order!

    02/06/2017 9:31:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | 02/06/2017 | S. White
    The last 8 years of unconstitutional executive orders and forcing through illegal policies has weighed a heavy burden on the country and the taxpayer. No more so than the ultimate job killer, Obamacare. But now, the pendulum has swung to the other side, and everything is on the chopping block. Yesterday in the Senate, a vote of 54-45 was struck to abolish Obama’s order that had the adverse effect of almost completely wiping out the coal mining industry and thus taking 83,000 jobs off the job market. As you might have known, it was the government’s Stream Protection Act that...
  • Brownback’s plan to sweep more highway money faces pushback

    02/06/2017 8:07:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | January 14, 2017 | Dion Lefler and Bryan Lowry
    Larry Hauth has a farm in Coffey County and a daughter in Wichita. Good roads are kind of important to him. So he’s disturbed by the ongoing and accelerating trend of the state taking money out of the highway fund to balance the rest of its budget. “One of the things Kansas has going for it, compared to our surrounding states, is our road system,” Hauth said. “When they built them in years past, they were thinking ahead. I don’t think we’re thinking ahead right now. We’re trying to tread water, at best.” Gov. Sam Brownback wants to take nearly...
  • Donald Trump gets high praise from ex-GE exec Welch

    02/04/2017 12:39:05 AM PST · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 04, 2017 | Chris Cassidy
    Retired General Electric CEO Jack Welch says his two-hour White House meeting with President Trump and other business executives “far exceeded my expectations” and covered issues ranging from immigration to financial regulations to women in the workplace. “I’m telling you it was one of the best meetings I’ve ever been to in my life in terms of real stuff, real issues being discussed,” Welch told the Herald by phone last night. “No phony baloney. Nothing like that.” Welch said he has met with nearly every president since 1981, and found Trump surprisingly well-versed on topics, engaged and genuinely focused on...
  • Amgen chief tells Trump the biotech giant will hire 1,600 workers

    02/03/2017 6:46:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 1, 2017 | Melody Petersen
    Amgen Chief Executive Robert Bradway told President Trump on Tuesday that the company would soon be adding 1,600 jobs. The news of hiring by the Southern California biotech giant came as the president met with a group of pharmaceutical executives at the White House, where he told them their pricing “has been astronomical.” “You folks have done a very great job over the years,” Trump told the executives, “but we have to get the prices down.” Kristen Davis, an Amgen spokeswoman, confirmed that the Thousand Oaks company plans to hire 1,600 skilled workers across the U.S. this year....
  • U.S. adds 227,000 new jobs in January

    02/03/2017 5:48:16 AM PST · by John W · 28 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Jeffry Bartash
    The U.S. created 227,000 new jobs in January to mark the largest gain in four months, revealing an economy that still has plenty of vigor nearly eight years into a recovery that shows little sign of ending. Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted a 197,000 increase in new nonfarm jobs. Retailers, construction firms, financial companies and restaurants led the way in hiring in January, the government said Friday. The unemployment rate rose a notch to 4.8% last month, mostly because more people were looking for work. Job openings are near record high and that’s drawing a larger share of Americans...
  • US hiring accelerates and more people begin looking for work

    02/03/2017 8:35:51 AM PST · by tekrat · 8 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star / Associated Press ^ | 2/3/2017 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market. January's job growth was the best since September, and it exceeded last year's average monthly gain of 187,000, the Labor Department said Friday . The unemployment rate ticked up to a still-low 4.8 percent from 4.7 percent in December. But the rate rose for an encouraging reason: More Americans started looking for work, though not all of them found jobs immediately. The proportion of adults who are either working...
  • U.S. Gained 5,000 Manufacturing Jobs in January, Lost 10,000 Government Jobs

    02/03/2017 7:17:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    CNS ^ | February 3, 2017 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The United States gained 5,000 jobs in manufacturing in January while losing 10,000 in government, according to numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In December, jobs in government in the United States outnumbered jobs in manufacturing by 9,950,000. In January, the margin dropped to 9,935,000.
  • Three bills and a Trump executive order train their gun sights on the H1B visa

    02/02/2017 5:39:03 PM PST · by AU72 · 55 replies
    ZD Net ^ | February 2, 2017 | Rajiv Rao
    While America's political future is steeped in uncertainty, there is no questioning what the US political establishment wants to do with the controversial H1B visa for highly-skilled workers. Three legislative bills and a soon-to-be-expected executive order may look like overkill but growing momentum against the H1B gives the impression, at first glance, that the visa program in its present form is living on borrowed time. Especially noticeable about these efforts is the fact that they transcend party lines. see also Will Donald Trump's first 100 days as president include a cybercrisis? Will Donald Trump's first 100 days as president include...
  • Harley-Davidson Workers Ride Into Washington to Meet Trump

    02/02/2017 5:15:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 2, 2017 | Tom Schuba
    After a meeting in Milwaukee was abruptly canceled, President Donald Trump met Thursday with a group of Harley-Davidson employees, who arrived at the White House on a fleet of motorcycles. Trump was planning to meet Thursday with Harley-Davidson executives at a Milwaukee factory, but the company reportedly pulled out earlier this week, fearing protests. During Thursday’s meeting, Trump lauded Harley-Davidson as a "true American icon,” thanking the steel workers and machinists who traveled to Washington for the meeting. “In this administration our allegiance will be to the American workers and to American businesses, like Harley-Davidson,” Trump told reporters....
  • Starbucks can hire all the refugees it wants, it’s competition vowed to hire 10 thousand veterans

    02/01/2017 7:16:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 66 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | 2/01/17 | Michael Dorstewitz
    They’re hiring the wrong people. But another company is doing the right thing. Liberty Alliance vice president Joe Wurzelbacher, who earned the moniker “Joe the Plumber” after his discussion on socialism with then-candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, said that Starbucks has its priorities all wrong. Howard Schultz, the coffee giant’s CEO, announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees to work in its restaurants. When 11,000 air traffic controllers called his bluff, President Reagan fired all of them–it’s called leadership “I believe he should hire 10,000 veterans” instead of the refugees, Wurzelbacher said. “They’re the ones who made it...
  • Despite what you've heard, Trump's labor pick is pro-worker

    02/01/2017 2:45:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | February 1, 2017 | Alfredo Ortiz
    While President Donald Trump is making his way through his first weeks in office, his cabinet nominees are undergoing another week of grueling confirmation hearings. Proponents hope that they can quickly be confirmed and get started bringing reforms to increase American prosperity and security. At the top of the list of nominees who can help reinvigorate the small business community, which drives the nation's job and economic growth, is labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder. Puzder knows how to create jobs and finally raise wages for working Americans. This is evidenced not only by his copious writing on the subject but...
  • Smucker's planning $340M manufacturing facility in Longmont (Colorado)

    01/31/2017 6:24:42 PM PST · by CodeToad · 43 replies
    Boudlder Daily Camera ^ | 31 Janaury 2017 | Shay Castle
    Jam and jelly maker Smucker's is planning a $340 million manufacturing operation in Longmont that could bring as many as 500 jobs to the area.
  • Japan May Offer US Jobs in Summit with Trump (Hundreds of thousands of jobs)

    01/31/2017 3:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Industry Week ^ | January 31, 2017 | Bloomberg
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose plans to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US when he meets President Donald Trump at an upcoming summit in Washington, Kyodo news reported Tuesday. Tokyo is busy putting together an investment package which "would translate into hundreds of thousands" of new US jobs, Kyodo said, citing unnamed Japanese government sources. Abe will pitch Japanese companies' cooperation in projects like high-speed rail construction and shale oil development, the report added. The package is to be put forward when the two leaders meet on February 10. Japan is one of Washington's closest...
  • San Francisco Paper Downplays Minimum Wage Increases Despite Restaurant Closures

    01/29/2017 4:48:54 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 28, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    Bay area restaurant industry employment and even general retail employment have fallen, and are possibly headed towards a steep decline. One has to wonder how obvious things will have to get before the press takes the negative effects of the area's mandated sky-high minimums seriously. ... Upward of 60 restaurants around the Bay Area have closed since the start of September alone, with many citing difficulties like the cost of finding and keeping good employees, rising rents, new requirements for providing health care and sick leave, and doing it all while competing with the slew of new dining options. ......
  • WINNING!

    01/28/2017 7:59:39 PM PST · by pax_et_bonum · 31 replies
    A friend in Texas | January 28, 2017 | me
    I just heard from a friend who lives in the area east of Houston, Texas. His granddaughter works for a pipe manufacturing company in that area which laid off about two hundred workers last year. Two days after President Trump signed the pipeline executive order the company hired back all of the employees (their maximum capacity) and the company's production schedule is already filled through June with orders related to pipeline construction.
  • Obama Gave Foreign 'Students' 180,000 U.S. Jobs

    01/28/2017 5:39:25 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/17 | By Paul Bedard
    A pro-immigrant program was expanded under President Obama that paid U.S. firms $2.7 billion to hire 180,000 foreign "students," jobs that likely otherwise would have gone to Americans, according to a new report. The so-called "Optional Practical Training" was supposedly set up for foreign students but actually included no training and put college graduates in the high-paying jobs for three years. The Center for Immigration Studies, which on Friday urged President Trump to stop the program, estimated that the jobs paid $60,000, suggesting a total of $11 billion in annual wages lost to American workers, over $32 billion over three...
  • Company to Invest $24M and Create 200 Jobs in Bartow County (Georgia)

    01/28/2017 1:34:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Coosa Valley News ^ | January 27, 2017 | Staff
    The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development announced this week that Hühoco Group, a global player in refining metal products, will create 200 jobs and invest $24 million in a new facility in Bartow County. “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Hühoco Group’s First American Resources subsidiary to our community and the Cartersville family of industries. This wonderful company already knows that Georgia is a great place to do business, and we are proud that they have decided to make Cartersville their home. Their investment in our community is appreciated.” -Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini Hühoco currently operates a facility in Mableton,...
  • Pizza Hut plans to open more stores, create 11,000 jobs

    01/28/2017 1:08:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 19, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Pizza Hut is about to go on a hiring spree. The pizza chain said Thursday it will hire 11,000 new pizza makers, delivery drivers and store managers. "While we don't have a set deadline, we know we are headed into one of our more busy times of the year and our restaurants across the country are working hard to hire team members that will deliver a quick and reliable pizza experience for pizza lovers nationwide," Kelly McCulloch, Pizza Hut's senior director of human resources, told CNBC. The company said the hiring is part a plan to expand the number of...