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Strong Factory Growth Boosts Hiring (to highest level in 31 years)
Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 06/01/2004 | Eric Burroughs

Posted on 06/01/2004 8:51:58 AM PDT by zencat

U.S. manufacturing chugged to a full year of expansion in May, pushing factory hiring to its highest in 31 years, a survey released on Tuesday showed.

TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush2004; bushrecovery; tdids; thebusheconomy; wgids
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To: Willie Green
Jefferson and Jackson spoke of debt, not deficits; and the national debt is caused by excessive government spending, not private spending.

We truly are blessed in being a capitalist nation; capitalism being the economic system associated with freedom, an individual right not allowed in heavily socialist systems.

61 posted on 06/01/2004 12:53:27 PM PDT by Stagerite ("The road to hell is paved with good intentions.")
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To: mewzilla

62 posted on 06/01/2004 12:56:16 PM PDT by petercooper (Islam is not a religion of peace. It's a sadistic death cult.)
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To: zencat

Oil has risen to over $42 today. Not a surprise after the attack on Saudi.

63 posted on 06/01/2004 12:58:33 PM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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64 posted on 06/01/2004 1:00:44 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( With close to 300 million Americans, why did Moore interview Berg in December 2003?)
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To: RaceBannon

I see you listed Hamilton Sunstrand in your search. Have you tried Lockheed Martin, (plan to hire 10K per year for next six years). You did not say anything about relocation? This is not a time to be skittish about moving for a good job.

65 posted on 06/01/2004 1:01:18 PM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: johnb838

oh yeah it sounds like a bunch of cats in heat. LOL!

66 posted on 06/01/2004 1:01:21 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Stagerite

The excessess of irresponsible Government spending and regulation are what is driving private sector manufacturing investment and employment offshore.

67 posted on 06/01/2004 1:01:35 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green

What is that saying: "Even a blind chicken will eventually find some bad news"?
I guess it is something like that.
What would you rant about if you lived in the EU, or particularily Germany?

68 posted on 06/01/2004 1:09:10 PM PDT by americanbychoice2
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To: RaceBannon
We live in a dynamic economy. You have to overcome and adapt or you will fall. The manufacturing sector has been sliding for some time now. I believe its been 30 plus years. Nevertheless, you still invested your time and skills in to it. Why the surprise?

The good news is that the skills you learned there you can take with you to a new sector. I have hard time believing that you can't find a job with your background. Unemployment is pretty low so you should not have trouble finding a job.
69 posted on 06/01/2004 1:18:37 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: null and void
The San Jose Mercury New's want ads are very thin.

The Silicon Valley is the current version of the 1980s Mon Valley. Things that boom tend to go bust just as fast. You'll get through it --- if you want to.

70 posted on 06/01/2004 1:21:06 PM PDT by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: johnb838; RaceBannon
You are just an anecdote, Race. A anecdote in a nation filled with fully employed landscapers with lawnmowers, bigmart retail stockers and greeters, and government employees. By government I mean the meta-government. Meta-govenment including government at federal, state and local levels and suppliers whose biggest customer or funder is that government -- which includes colleges, schools and housing.

We don't know how many anecdotes there are, but clearly many wish they would just go away. Vaporize. Decay. Turn to dust. Melt.

They don't fit the "new order".

Anecdotes like you and me are irrelevant. Undesired detestable spectres, the untouchables.

71 posted on 06/01/2004 1:21:57 PM PDT by bvw
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To: zencat

This can't be right...Willie will have an explanation to quash this crap right now.

72 posted on 06/01/2004 1:23:07 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: Sprite518
"Unemployment is pretty low so you should not have trouble finding a job."

If. If words were food. Here's a DONUT.

Taste good?

73 posted on 06/01/2004 1:24:15 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Not one word of this on's main webpage.

You're right - not a word about the good news on the economy. But they do have this: (surprise, surprise. NOT)

Job cut plans rise

Announcements by major U.S. firms climbs for second straight month, employment firm says.

June 1, 2004: 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The number of job cuts planned by U.S. employers rose for the second straight month in May as firms announced plans to cut more than 73,000 jobs, an outplacement firm said Tuesday.

U.S. businesses announced 73,368 job cuts in May, up from 72,184 job cuts in April, a gain of 1.6 percent, according to Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas, which keeps track of monthly job-cut announcements.

May's announcements were 6.9 percent higher than those of May 2003, when 68,623 cuts were announced.

Through the first five months of 2004, employers have announced 408,392 job cuts, an average of 81,678 per month, or about 28 percent lower than the 114,163 pace in the first five months of 2003.

But the 12-month moving average of announcements rose to 89,500 from 89,105 in April, the first gain in the moving average since December.

And the number of job-cut announcements per month remains well above pre-recession levels of about 51,000 per month, CEO John Challenger said in a release.

"Overall, job cuts are down from last year and significantly lower than the record numbers we saw in 2002 and 2001, but there are still some worrisome trends," Challenger said.

74 posted on 06/01/2004 1:32:01 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: RaceBannon
in 1984, WENDYS was paying $8.25 for burger flipping!

In 1984, I was working at McDonald's for $3.25/hr. Now I earn about ten times that as a software engineer.

Of coarse my skill set has increased somewhat.

75 posted on 06/01/2004 1:37:59 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Arrowhead1952

and we watch because it's fun to see

76 posted on 06/01/2004 1:39:03 PM PDT by The Wizard (Democrats: enemies of America)
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To: RaceBannon
I am a degreed engineer

Well, I'm not. I just have a B.S. in Math, the same one that I had working at McD's for 3.25 and hour. Yet somehow I am working as an engineer now. How could this be?

77 posted on 06/01/2004 1:40:47 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: RaceBannon
You may call yourself an engineer, in the same way garbagemen call themselves sanitation engineers, but a 2 year A.S. degree in CAD drafting is not an 'engineering degree'.
You have 15 years as a machine mechanic, which looks like your strong suite. What kind of machines do you work on? What can you fix? At any rate, you'll probably need to move. I have.
Can you repair diesels? Work on an oil rig? If you've got the nerve, Haliburton is hiring for Iraq.
78 posted on 06/01/2004 1:42:03 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: The Wizard
and we watch because it's fun to see

They will all feel like this very soon.

79 posted on 06/01/2004 1:52:04 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It is not Bush's fault... it is the media's fault!)
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To: RaceBannon
".... got laid off from Engineering in 2001, havent had ANY steady work since!

Actually, I havent had any steady work since 99! The telecom company I stared with in 99 collapsed almost in 2001..."

Please don't misunderstand my question, I don't mean to sound unsympathetic but I am curious. If you haven't had steady work since '99 or '01, what have you been doing with your spare time, have you upgraded your skills through continuing education courses or acquired newer, more marketable skills ? Since you received your degree in '93, you are probably a relatively young man so age shouldn't be a factor.

I've known many people who've found it necessary to shift careers after 10, 15, 20 years in their preferred profession. They didn't want to but it was a matter of having to adapt to a changing world and they had families who relied on them. Several found themselves working 2 or 3 jobs and car pooling to make ends meet as they worked their way up again. I wouldn't dare say they enjoyed it but many of them had held down 2 and 3 jobs during college so it was familiar territory.

80 posted on 06/01/2004 2:10:11 PM PDT by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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