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  • Health-care marketplace investing $39 million, creating 675 jobs in Floyd County (Georgia)

    10/20/2017 12:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2017 | Eric Mandel
    Though the future of health care remains cloudy on a national level, Floyd County's outlook just got brighter. The Georgia Department of Economic Development today said that Candor, a health-care coverage marketplace based in Rome, Ga. that specializes in pairing consumers with health plans, will create 675 jobs over five years in Floyd County. Through 2023, GDEcD said the company plans to invest $39 million into the local economy as it hires, builds out and trains its technical, sales and customer management teams. The company has created more than 40 jobs to date in Floyd County, and plans to lease...
  • Dayton insurer opens Indiana call center with 150 new jobs

    10/19/2017 10:45:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | October 19, 2017 | Kaitlin Schroeder
    CareSource is opening new call center near Indianapolis where it will hire 150. The growing Dayton-based insurer is holding a ribbon cutting Monday for the call center, which will provide customer service for members with Medicaid or Affordable Care Act plans. A spokeswoman said the call center is still hiring but will employ about 150 workers. CareSource has more than 1.8 million members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia. It is also one of two insurers that will be selling insurance on the health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. CareSource anchors downtown...
  • Ingram Micro planning $40 million distribution center in Jeffersonville, creating 550 jobs (Indiana)

    10/19/2017 10:34:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Courier-Journal | October 19, 2017 | Grace Schneider
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/companies/2017/10/19/ingram-micro-planning-distribution-center-jeffersonville/781543001/
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 44-Year Low After Hurricane Disruptions

    10/19/2017 12:29:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10/19/2017 | By Sharon Nunn and Josh Mitchell
    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in 44 years, reflecting power outages in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have disrupted the application process. Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S., fell by 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 in the week ended Oct. 14, the Labor Department said Thursday. The sharp drop obscures underlying trends in the labor market. Many applying for unemployment benefits in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were recently devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, must...
  • Smart Wood Cuts Ribbon On 90-Job Corbin Operation (Kentucky)

    10/19/2017 10:12:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WLEX-TV ^ | October 18, 2017
    CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18) – On Wednesday, Governor Matt Bevin joined local and state officials and executives from Smart Wood, a French family-owned manufacturer of ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks, to open the company’s Corbin facility — a 90-job, $15 million operation capable of producing up to 2 billion sticks annually. “From our first meeting with Smart Wood’s executive team in France, I was confident this was a company that could thrive in Kentucky,” said Gov. Bevin, who toured Smart Wood’s headquarters and parent plant last year during an economic development mission to Europe. “Smart Wood is dedicated to producing high-quality...
  • Division of Highways looking to fill 500 jobs for new road projects (West Virginia0

    10/19/2017 10:00:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WCHS-TV ^ | October 18, 2017 | Kalea Gunderson
    CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — The road bond has passed, and jobs are ready to be filled in the Division of Highways before those projects get started. The road projects under the amendment are expected to create thousands of jobs throughout the next several years, but there are about 500 that need filled now in the Division of Highways. Right now the positions vary from inspectors for road and bridges, licensed commercial drivers, transportation workers, engineers, human resources representatives, finance and maintenance workers. The Department of Transportation is in the recruitment process now and they anticipate that the list of 30...
  • Haslam to attend grand opening of Hankook plant (1,800 jobs in Tennessee tire plant)

    10/17/2017 2:44:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Fresh off a trade mission to drum up more business from Asia, Gov. Bill Haslam is attending the grand opening South Korean tiremaker Hankook's new plant in Tennessee. Hankook broke ground on the $800 million plant in Clarksville in 2014. The company later announced it would move its North American headquarters from New Jersey to Nashville, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the new factory.....
  • Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs

    10/17/2017 12:58:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai said Tuesday he expects to boost US jobs by expanding the Chinese firm's e-commerce platform -- not by hiring American workers. Tsai, speaking at a California tech conference, made the comments to follow up on a headline-grabbing pledge earlier this year by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and US President Donald Trump that the Chinese internet firm would create one million US jobs. The pledge by Ma was seen at the time as more of a public relations move than a promise to hire in the US. When asked what Alibaba was doing to deliver...
  • Hyundai Dymos to bring 150 jobs to county (Georgia)

    10/17/2017 3:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The La Grange Daily News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Alicia B. Hill
    Hyundai Dymos is currently working on an expansion that will add another 150 jobs to its West Point plant next year. The West Point City Council has discussed the expansion previously and the Troup County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for the expansion on Tuesday. The agreement will allow Hyunai Dymos Georgia to expand its existing facility in West Point. The expansion project will be owned by the West Point Development Authority who plans to lease the property to Hyundai under the agreement. “Hyundai Dymos has a new $9.5 million expansion planned for the West Point facility...
  • Cedar Rapids company expanding, adding 800 jobs (Iowa, New Mexico and Texas)

    10/17/2017 3:11:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | October 17, 2017 | George C. Ford
    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids customer contact business plans to add 800 jobs over the next six months as it opens new call centers in Marshalltown, as well as Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas....
  • Poll: Most Would Welcome New Amazon Headquarters

    10/17/2017 2:18:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | October 17, 2017 | Joanna Piacenza
    U.S. adults disregard potential negative impact of Amazon's presence Time is running out for cities to submit their bids to become Amazon.com Inc.’s second home. The tech giant announced plans last month to open up a second headquarters — and its hunt for a host city. Bids from metropolitan areas are due Thursday. There are plenty of willing contestants: Mayors across the country have launched viral-worthy campaigns enticing Amazon to choose their cities, with the winner set to be announced sometime in 2018. A Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Morning Consult survey found that 72 percent of a national sample of 2,201...
  • Bastian Solutions Investing $8M In Fifth Indiana Facility (Toyota-owned co. 87 "high paying" jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:30:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | October 16, 2017
    Bastian Solutions will build a new manufacturing center in Westfield, IN, creating up to 87 new, high-wage jobs by 2020. The global systems integrator and consulting firm was recently acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics, a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corporation. “Toyota Advanced Logistics and Bastian Solutions are honored to join the Westfield community, and we look forward to building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will not only provide jobs but also become a catalyst for the local economy,” said Michael Romano, president of Toyota Advanced Logistics. “Toyota has a long history in Indiana, and we hope to utilize that...
  • Company will grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste (21 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:20:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WCAV-TV ^ | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County....
  • Arthrex, Inc., Plans Manufacturing Complex in Sandy Springs, South Carolina (1,000 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:12:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Area Development ^ | October 16, 2017 | Staff
    Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Florida, is launching new manufacturing operations at 5500 Highway 76 in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years in Anderson County. Arthrex will be constructing a new 200,000-square-foot facility to manufacture its innovative orthopedic devices and implants. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the next 12 to 18 months. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. “Arthrex is pleased to...
  • Free Trade Isn't Killing Jobs

    10/16/2017 12:07:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 145 replies
    Foundation for Economic Educcation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Pierre Lemieux
    The economic argument for free international trade is basically that people produce in order to consume, not the other way around, so the economic system should be geared to the benefit of the consumer, not the producer. In the economic sense, producers include workers and owners of capital or land, who often join in associations called "firms." There are more consumers than producers, as everybody is a consumer but not everybody is a producer; some live off the production of parents, donors, or taxpayers. So there are more consumers than producers; but this is not the important point. Free Trade...
  • Swiss rail car firm expected to bring 1,000 new jobs to northwest Salt Lake (Utah)

    10/15/2017 5:47:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | October 15, 2017 | Jasen Lee
    SALT LAKE CITY — A new manufacturing facility in the city's northwest quadrant is projected to bring 1,000 new jobs to the area over the next decade. Swiss-based railroad vehicle maker Stadler broke ground Friday on a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 150 S. 5600 West, where the company will build and assemble trains for transit properties throughout the United States and North America. Stadler currently leases space from the Utah Transit Authority at its Warm Springs facility at 900 N. 500 West that employs 115 workers. The expansion project is scheduled for development over 10 years or less, depending on...
  • China may be Trump’s best hope to ‘make America great again’

    10/13/2017 7:03:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | October 13, 2017 | Ken Moak|
    China is not America’s enemy or competitor or whatever name the US anti-China crowd labels it with. It is not challenging US global supremacy or stealing its jobs, as many in America claim. On the contrary, the Chinese and US economies are increasingly intertwined, becoming each other’s largest trade partners and major investors. What’s more, a large number of US states (such as Iowa) and cities (Los Angeles) are dependent on the Chinese market and investment to sustain economic growth. The two countries are also cooperative in geopolitics, working together to defuse the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, holding frequent high-level...
  • Why San Antonio Turned Down Amazon’s New Headquarters

    10/13/2017 6:29:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | October 12, 2017 | Leif Reigstad
    On Wednesday, Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn penned a joint letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, pitching the state of Texas as the landing site for the online retail giant’s planned second headquarters, HQ2. “Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes our economy, our skilled workforce, and our quality of life,” they wrote, noting that three of the nation’s top-five fastest growing cities are in Texas: Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. All three of those cities and others across the state, including Dallas, El Paso, and Frisco, put themselves in the running for HQ2 when Amazon called...
  • Software company expands in Guilford County (North Carolina: 80 jobs averaging $57,829 a year)

    10/13/2017 12:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The News & Observer ^ | October 12, 2017 | Max Diamond
    Superion, a software company that provides service for non-profits and state governments, is expanding operations and adding jobs at its site in Guilford County. Over the next three years Superion plans to create 80 full-time jobs, at an average annual salary of $57,829, in High Point. The Guilford County average is $45,602. The company will also invest $3.6 million at the site. Currently, Superion has 170 employees in High Point. The new jobs will be in software development and customer support. Among Superion’s customers are law enforcement dispatch operations. The company’s “Freedom” is a phone app that gives police call...
  • Diversey Investing $6.5M In New South Carolina HQ (400 jobs)

    10/12/2017 12:42:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | October 11, 2017
    Diversey, a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, will locate its new 100,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at the Lakemont Business Park in York County, SC. An additional 18,500 square feet of lab space will also be created to develop cutting-edge technology for cleaning and hygiene operations. The project is expected to result in $6.1 million in investment and approximately 400 jobs. “I am extremely proud of building Diversey’s new global headquarters in York County, which will become the new home for our employees and their families,” said Diversey President and CEO Ilham Kadri. “Our new state-of-the-art campus will provide...