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  • Freddie Mac to help unemployed mortgage borrowers in high-need areas get a job

    06/19/2018 8:38:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 14, 2018 | Andrea Riquier
    Mortgage financier Freddie Mac on Thursday announced a program to help unemployed homeowners find a job, part of the federally required initiative known as “Duty to Serve” that requires Freddie and its counterpart Fannie Mae step up their efforts to serve low- and moderate- income communities. In particular, Duty to Serve directs the two enterprises to improve their activities in manufactured housing, rural housing and preservation of existing affordable housing. The new initiative builds on a 2015 pilot program between Freddie and job-placement firm NextJob. That pilot included 700 participants, of whom half were considered long-term unemployed. Qualified participants averaged...
  • Three companies to hold upcoming job fairs (Alabama and elsewhere)

    06/19/2018 3:39:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | June 19, 2018 | Noel Geiger and Christine Mitchell
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Three Huntsville companies are searching for people with different skill sets this summer. Remington Arms Company, Mesker Doors and Torch Technologies will host their own job fairs in June and July. Below are the following details: JUNE: Who: Remington When: Thursday, June 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: 1816 Remington Trail SW (follow the signs on Wall Triana Highway) Why: Hiring for CNC Mill & Lathe Operators _____________________________________ Who: Torch Technologies When: Thursday, June 28, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: The Freedom Center, 4090 South Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL Why: Seeking individuals with technical degrees...
  • With more ICE detainees coming in, Calhoun County Jail is hiring more deputies (Michigan)

    06/19/2018 10:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Battle Creek Enquirer | June 18, 2018 | Kalea Hall
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  • Houston metro ranked No. 4 in job growth; No. 2 for adding new homes, Metrostudy says

    06/19/2018 12:00:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Community Impact Newspaper ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jules Rogers
    New jobs and homes are booming in the Greater Houston area: it is ranked No. 4 in the nation for top job growth markets and No. 2 for adding new homes. The data is from a new Metrostudy report released May 10 on the first three months of 2018; the report looked at the Houston economy’s job growth and population. With regard to employment growth, Houston came in below the New York, Dallas and Los Angeles metros with a total employment of 3,058,500 in February 2018. That is an annual growth of 67,100 jobs, or 2.2 percent, for Houston, according...
  • Instead of Bringing in More People, How About We Raise the Wages of the Ones Who Are Already Here?

    06/18/2018 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | June 18, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    The Trump economy is booming. Employers added 223,000 jobs in May instead of an expected 188,000. Unemployment is at a historic 3.8 percent, as low as it’s been since last century, and consumer confidence is skyrocketing right along with GDP. And for the first time in a long time, there are more jobs available than people to fill them."President Trump’s policies are having a tremendous positive impact on the lives of Americans of all classes and backgrounds," wrote Andy Puzder for Fox Business. "More people are working, there are more job openings, and fewer people are dependent on government. Good news for...
  • Apply Now. Thousands of Transgender Job Opportunities in Financial Services (Real headline)

    06/17/2018 7:44:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 17, 2018 | John Schneider and David Auten, Cashing in on fabulous with queer money
    If you went to school, earned a bachelors or master’s degree, yet were being turned down for jobs you are qualified for because of the way you look or talk, how would you feel? How would you feel if this was happening to your spouse or your children? You’d be infuriated, right? There are thousands of transgender men and woman who face this situation with most job applications they submit. Transgender people are over “four times more likely than the general population to have a household income under $10,000,” even though 47% of them, more than the general population, have...
  • Middletown business that Ivanka Trump visited is hiring (Ohio, $19.23/hr. first years wages)

    06/17/2018 7:08:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Journal-News ^ | June 17, 2018 | Eric Schwartzberg, Staff Writer
    MIDDLETOWN — A privately-owned steel tube supplier to the automotive and HVAC industries is looking to expand its workforce by as much as 21 percent. Middletown Tube Works at 2201 Trine St. manufactures steel tubing from coiled steel, which is automatically seam welded, cut and packaged to customers’ specifications. Founded in 1993, the company includes many production lines that are fast-paced and quality driven, according to Dustin Lepper, corporate director of human resources. The company employs 95 people and is hiring as many as 20 new employees, Lepper said. New hires typically move up quickly as many higher pay positions...
  • The energizing American Shipbuilding Act of 2018

    06/17/2018 6:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    American Journal of Transportation ^ | June 7, 2018 | Stas Margaronis
    Last week, Congressman John Garamendi (D- CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee for Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, introduced The Energizing American Shipbuilding Act of 2018. The bipartisan bill, which would require the construction of over fifty ships and the creation of thousands of maritime and mariners’ jobs, is being carried in the Senate by Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS). In an interview with AJOT, Garamendi said that projections of 50 new shipbuildings by 2040 comes from “the legislationwhich requires a small percentage of exported crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be transported on U.S.-built and U.S.-flagged...
  • Iowa’s Employment Problem: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough People

    06/17/2018 6:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1, 2018 | Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath
    MASON CITY, Iowa—Manufacturers in northern Iowa are begging Terry Schumaker for freshly trained workers for their factories. The problem is he doesn’t have enough students to train. “It’s not like we have the people beating down our door to apply,” said Mr. Schumaker, a dean at the North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. It is a problem playing out in many parts of the Midwest, a region with lower unemployment and higher job-opening rates than the rest of the country. Employers, especially in more rural areas, are finding that there are just too few workers. That upends a...
  • Amazon to hire 1,000 for new furniture warehouse in Georgia

    06/16/2018 1:46:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Woodworking Network ^ | June 3, 2018 | Bill Esler
    JEFFERSON, Ga. - (NASDAQ: AMZN) formally announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Jefferson, Georgia. The 850,000 sq.ft. facility will help Amazon move more deeply into furniture and other large items. When opened, Amazon will create 1,000 new full-time jobs at the facility. The company currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state. A warehouse currently operating in Jefferson describes positions as paying up to $11.50 per hour, and handling items up to 49 lbs. “Georgia has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding...
  • Motor manufacturer announces $18M expansion in Tennessee (301 jobs)

    06/15/2018 2:47:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Nashville Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2018 | Jeff Griggs
    A Japanese manufacturer of electric motors will spend $18 million to expand its operations in an existing plant in Tennessee. State and company officials announced Friday that Nidec Motor Co. would be adding 301 jobs to its factory in Lexington. The expansion will include adding products to its current line and upgrading the facility in Henderson County, about 100 miles west of Nashville. “This is a big deal for Lexington and one of the largest economic development announcements we’ve had here since 2011,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said in a news release. “I appreciate Nidec for continuing to invest in...
  • ANALYSIS: Does Skunk Works hiring binge indicate secret new programme?

    06/15/2018 5:43:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Flight Global ^ | June 15, 2018 | Stephen Trimble
    As it celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Skunk Works is in the middle of a huge and unexplained growth spurt. The Palmdale, California-based unit of Lockheed Martin focused on the most advanced and secretive projects employed about 3,000 workers last year. It has about 3,500 employees now. And that’s about halfway to a near-term goal of about 4,000. On-boarding sessions for new employees used to be held every other week, but are now scheduled twice a week — and they’re full. “The number is moving so quickly we hesitate to give a number,” says Craig Johnson, the Skunk Works’ director...
  • US weekly jobless claims total 218,000, vs 224,000 expected

    06/14/2018 7:14:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/14/2018 | Staff
    New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans on jobless rolls declined to a near 44-1/2-year low, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 218,000 for the week ended June 9, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims data for the prior week was unrevised. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 224,000 in the latest week. The Labor Department said claims for Maine and Hawaii were estimated last week. The four-week moving average of initial claims, viewed as...
  • Despite record high confidence, Main Street businesses can't find the workers they need

    06/14/2018 8:00:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 94 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 June 2018 | Kate Rogers
    A labor shortage issue is increasingly weighing on small businesses around the country. This comes despite record-high confidence on Main Street. In May, one-third of small-business owners reported job openings they could not fill, and 12 percent reported using temporary workers. Mike Fredrich shows off unmanned presses in his Manitowoc, Wisconsin, company. They're ready to start production at MCM Composites, a 55-person enterprise that makes custom thermoset molding. The only problem? Fredrich has no one to operate them. "These tools are heated to 300 degrees," he said. "But we're not running them. Had we had the people for the first...
  • Administration rallies for mandatory E-Verify to stop illegal employment

    06/11/2018 9:45:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Hoping to kill a lure for illegal immigrants, top Trump administration officials are rallying behind the E-Verify system that requires employers to hire only legal U.S. workers or face a fine. The heads of the Social Security Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have endorsed the mandatory national use of the voluntary system as a way to curb illegal immigration and cut identity theft. “I think that we need to look at E-Verify. I think E-Verify is a necessary tool because illegal employment is a magnet that pulls people into this country. So I think E-Verify should be mandated in...
  • Trump economy is doing fine, to the chagrin of the dismal science

    06/11/2018 9:45:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 11, 2018 | Peter Morici
    Tax cuts, deregulation and smart trade policies will make America boom They don’t call it the dismal science for nothing. Remember Paul Krugman predicting the apocalypse in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. And now with the economy clipping along at nearly 3%, deregulation and lower taxes reviving manufacturing, and consumers confidently spending again, some two-thirds of private-sector prognosticators see a recession beginning as early 2020. The new doomsday scenario offered by the Congressional Budget Office and others is that the economy is getting only a temporary jolt from tax cuts and increased government spending, and aggregate demand will tail...
  • Pot businesses are on a hiring spree. Here’s how much the jobs pay

    06/09/2018 8:06:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 8, 2018 | David Goldstein And Anita Chabria
    Eight years ago, Samantha Miller was earning six figures a year as a product developer for a LED lighting company in Northern California when a high school friend called to ask a favor. Would Miller be able to help her friend's boss at a medical marijuana dispensary figure out how to use a new machine purchased to analyze the quality of pot? Miller passed on the job, but offered some free advice. With her background in machinery design and lab supervision, she told the dispensary folks: "You need (to hire) a scientist because you are going to ruin that piece...
  • Nikola Starts Hiring Staff for Arizona R&D Center (Hydrogen-electric powered trucks)

    06/09/2018 7:29:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Trucking Info ^ | June 8, 2018
    Nikola Motor has started hiring for its Arizona Research & Development Center that is slated to open in November in Phoenix, Ariz. The facility will test and develop the Nikola’s hydrogen electric Class 8 trucks. The company has received 10,000 orders so far, including a high profile order from Anheuser Busch for 800 trucks. The first vehicle prototypes, along with heavy-duty demonstration stations, are being built for the concept testing phase to roll out later this year. “We want the world’s top talent in vehicle electrification, fuel cell development, hydrogen storage and hydrogen fueling to apply for these premium positions,”...
  • In Search Of Workers, Connecticut Manufacturers Reach Into High Schools

    06/09/2018 6:52:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | June 4, 2018 | Stephen Singer
    Connecticut manufacturers, looking to fill thousands of jobs, are reaching beyond community colleges and vocational schools to persuade high school students to embrace careers in 21st-century factories. It’s not an easy task as educators and manufacturers battle stereotypes of old, dirty factories. “The struggle has been getting the kids to see it,” said Mark Ruede, assistant principal at Manchester High School. “We definitely have some perception work to do in town.” Manchester High School students have visited Pratt & Whitney in Middletown where the United Technologies Corp. subsidiary manufactures jet engines, he said. What began as a trip to teach...
  • Surprise! Lower taxes helping manufacturers

    06/09/2018 6:38:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Assembly Magazine ^ | June 4, 2018 | John Sprovieri
    Last December, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. The largest shake-up to the federal tax code in more than 30 years, the law includes myriad changes that will benefit manufacturers. Among other things, the law reduces the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent and repeals the corporate alternative minimum tax. The law also allows companies to immediately expense the full cost of qualified property acquired and placed into service before 2023. And, it maintains the R&D tax credit. While stumping for the bill, President Trump predicted tax reform would be “rocket fuel” for...