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  • The Facts on Employment: Data Show that people are starting to come back to work.

    07/11/2018 7:37:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/10/2018 | By LAWRENCE B. LINDSEY
    Recently, the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker,” Meg Kelly, awarded Ivanka Trump two Pinocchios for saying that people were returning to the work force. The Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman took on the Post’s fact checker for pointing out that what was really being checked were opinions, not facts, and the only fact they commented on, they acknowledged to be true.But it is possible to be even more definitive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports employment rates for different demographic cohorts. The data prove that Trump is correct.Consider first her statement. “I think one of the tremendous opportunities that we’re...
  • Automakers And Other Manufacturers May Need To Give White-Collar Perks To Fill Blue-Collar Jobs

    07/10/2018 2:14:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 10, 2018 | Oliver Wyman, Michelle Hill and Joe Berish
    Manufacturing executives in the United States and other developed economies – whether involved in the production of automobiles, aircraft, trucks, or combines – agree: The single biggest threat to their operations over the next decade is a shortage of labor. The reason behind the gap relates to demographics; an oversized generation – baby boomers – is starting to retire, and not enough of the next three generations are interested in taking their place. Most people think this deficit is concentrated in skilled labor categories, and there’s no doubt that finding candidates with the right training for certain jobs is part...
  • Record number of Americans quitting their jobs to seek better opportunities: report

    07/10/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs to seek better opportunities, according to Labor Department data first reported by Bloomberg. The rate of U.S. employees quitting their jobs reached its highest rate in 17 years, rising from 2.3 percent in April to 2.4 percent in May, when 3.56 million Americans left their jobs. Rising “quit rates” are considered positive because they often indicate employees are leaving their current positions for jobs with higher wages and better benefits. The Labor Department data show there were fewer job openings in May than there were in April, but considering April’s number...
  • Dems blast booming jobs report, Trump worker agenda, ‘reckless’

    07/06/2018 11:03:30 AM PDT · by CurlyDave · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    “With slow wage growth, rising health care premiums, and skyrocketing gas prices across the country, Donald Trump’s reckless policies are hurting millions of hardworking families. Trump and Republicans in Congress have been so determined to undermine workers that they held a Supreme Court seat hostage for nearly a year in order to nominate an aggressively anti-union justice, who became the deciding vote in last week’s disgraceful decision in the Janus case..."
  • Dems blast booming jobs report, Trump worker agenda, ‘reckless’

    07/06/2018 9:41:56 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6 June 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats saw nothing positive in the new June jobs report that highlighted 213,000 new jobs added. Instead, the Democratic Party issued a statement criticizing President Trump’s jobs agenda as “reckless.”
  • Employment Situation Summary

    07/06/2018 9:17:00 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 2 replies
    BLS ^ | 7/6/18 | BLS
    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
  • US adds 213,000 jobs in June, better than expected, but wage growth is light

    07/06/2018 6:49:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1 Hour ago | Jeff Cox
    The employment part of the economy continued to power forward in June, adding another 213,000 jobs though the unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, according to a government report Friday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected a nonfarm payrolls gain of 195,000 and the jobless rate to hold steady at 3.8 percent, which had been tied for the lowest since 1969. Another solid month of job gains provided little help to wages. In addition to the payroll gains, average hourly earnings rose 2.7 percent year over year, a bit below expectations of a 2.8 percent increase. Despite increasing talk about...
  • Record 155,576,000 Employed in June; 10th Record for Trump

    07/06/2018 7:11:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    CNS ^ | July 6, 2018 | 8:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    ( - "Our economic policy can be summed up in three very simple but beautiful but beautiful words," President Donald Trump told a rally in Montana Thursday evening: "Jobs, jobs, jobs," he said. On Friday, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said the economy added 213,000 jobs in June, a strong number; the number of employed Americans, 155,576,000, set its tenth record of the Trump presidency; but the number of unemployed Americans (which includes people who are actively looking for jobs) increased by almost half-a-million. The unemployment rate increased two tenths of a point to 4.0 percent. In June,...
  • BD, having bought Bard, is hiring 45 workers or more (New York State)

    07/04/2018 10:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Post-Star ^ | July 3, 2018 | Kathleen Moore
    QUEENSBURY — A medical device company has gone on a hiring spree after buying Bard, which has a well-known local manufacturing plant. BD has put up signs on the bike trail, is passing out flyers and recently changed the sign at Bard on Bay Road as it tries to hire 45 new employees. The company needs engineers, supervisors, workers trained in the “continuous improvement” efficiency system and many other positions. A flyer being circulated around the region says the company is also looking for manufacturing team members, with no previous experience needed. The openings are listed at The company...
  • No Virgins in the Gray Lady's Whorehouse

    07/04/2018 8:45:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 4, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    Just when you thought contemporary journalism couldn't sink any lower, along comes Ali Watkins, now 26, a reporter for the New York Times whose rapid rise through reporting's corrupt and partisan ranks includes stints at the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Politico. Back in February, Ms. Watkins suddenly became the object of official attention when the feds seized her email and phone records as part of an investigation into a prominent Senate staffer, James Wolfe -- the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee and a Democrat, of course. Then, in June, Wolfe was arrested and charged with lying...
  • Overwhelmed by freight loads, railroads offer hefty hiring incentives to fill jobs

    07/02/2018 8:17:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2018 | Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
    As Americans go on a shopping bender, railroad operators carrying train loads of consumer purchases are adding thousands of jobs, and some are offering hefty hiring incentives to draw applicants. Union Pacific is dangling $10,000 hiring bonuses for Chicago-area train conductors and engineers, and $15,000 for diesel technicians, while BNSF Railway has advertised a $20,000 incentive for a diesel technician job in the area. Norfolk Southern Railway also has ambitious hiring plans, though it is not offering hiring incentives. Strong economic growth has increased the amount of goods moving on the rails and therefore the manpower needed, while the nation's...
  • New owner of Vicksburg lumber mill to reopen, hire 125 (Mississippi)

    07/02/2018 10:38:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mississippi Business Journal ^ | June 20, 2018 | Jack Weatherly
    Vicksburg Forest Products is reopening a lumber mill in Vicksburg it purchased from Anderson-Tully Co. in March. After significant upgrades and modifications are complete, the multi-million dollar corporate investment will create 125 jobs and expects to begin operations late next month, according to news release from the governor’s office. Anderson-Tully, which had operated in Vicksburg since 1889, employed 158 at the time of the sale in March for an undisclosed amount. Anderson-Tully produced hardwood lumber primarily harvested in Mississippi. Vicksburg Forest Products will manufacture southern yellow pine lumber, with a goal of producing up to 100 million board feet per...
  • Defense contractor bringing 700 jobs to Lansing (Michigan)

    06/30/2018 1:34:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WLNS-TV ^ | June 26, 2018 | Kevin VanderKolk
    LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - The economy in Lansing is poised to get a big boost. Loc Performance Products, a manufacturer of complex mechanical systems, fabricated structures and armor products for defense and commercial industry, is planning to add 700 jobs to the its Lansing production facility. The company has landed several large defense contracts and is now plans to purchase or build a new facility. CEO Lou Burr says the Lansing plant makes hulls for military tanks. The $96.5 million project has won a Michigan Business Development Program grant of $7 million to help move the plan forward. Burr says...
  • Utility meter company to add 301 jobs in Durham (Average pay $94,927 in North Carolina)

    06/26/2018 8:35:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | June 26, 2018 | John Murawski
    Utility meter maker Sensus plans to add 301 jobs in Durham County and invest $4 million in its facility there by 2019. The company can qualify for up to $4.7 million in state financial incentives if it meets the hiring and investment targets over 12 years, according to the office of Gov. Roy Cooper. Sensus plans to expand its operations at Keystone Technology Park on Davis Drive in Durham County, where the company has manufacturing, research and development and general office space. Raleigh-based Sensus already employs 684 people at its Raleigh headquarters and in Durham County. Sensus employs more than...
  • Henrico Business Services Firm Hiring 190 People (Virginia)

    06/26/2018 7:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WCVE-TV ^ | June 26, 2018 | John Ogle
    Dominion Outsourcing LLC, based in Henrico, has been growing steadily since it opened in 2016. Now, they’re planning to add 190 to keep up with demand. President and CEO Dai Barth said the company is investing $370,000 as part of an expansion that will include moving to a larger space next year. "Our specialty is doing document acquisition for medical supply companies, medical intake, and insurance verification." Even in the digital age, he said, their work continues to be a manual process. "With our proprietary software, called Beacon RX, we can that workflow more efficiently for their business than they...
  • Dollar General Commences Hiring Spree of 7,000 People to Support Growth (Management in 44 states)

    06/22/2018 2:03:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    And Now U Know ^ | June 21, 2018 | Jessica Donnell
    GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - Dollar General is looking to make a dollar go a long way, quite literally. The company is revving up for a 7,000 person hiring spree over the course of the next 10 days, with management roles to fill in 44 states, to boost the organization’s continued growth—an initiative that supports its FY 2018 plans. The positions range from roles at retail operations to those at distribution centers and corporate and can be found online here. “It’s an exciting time to join Dollar General as we seek qualified candidates to support our tremendous growth,” said Bob Ravener, Executive...
  • The Top 15 Companies Hiring for $100K+ Jobs Right Now

    06/21/2018 1:42:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Money Magazine ^ | June 13, 2018 | Julia Glum
    If you’re on the hunt for a six-figure job — and who isn’t? — you might want to send your resume over to Deloitte Digital, Amazon or Cynet Systems. Those companies have been hiring for a bevy of high-paying gigs over the past six months, according to data provided to MONEY by job search site Ladders. Since the start of the year, Deloitte Digital, Amazon and Cynet Systems have each sought out to fill more than 5,500 positions with starting salaries of $100,000 or more. And they all have something in common: They’re linked to the tech industry, which Ladders...
  • Concord call center hiring 550 people (North Carolina) [with poll to FReep]

    06/20/2018 11:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    A Colorado-based company is hiring 550 people for its Concord call center. TTEC (NASDAQ: TTEC), formerly TeleTech, plans to hold a job fair for the positions Tuesday, June 26, at the Concord offices, 4601 Corporate Drive NW. A press release from TTEC describes the company as a leading global customer experience technology and services provider focused exclusively on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative solutions for many of the world’s most iconic and disruptive brands. This event at the Concord location will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Job opportunities are available to provide customer care in healthcare,...
  • 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...
  • 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...