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  • Amazon Set To Build A Second HQ And Cities Say ‘Pick Me!’ (50,000 six-figure jobs)

    09/23/2017 3:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Gears of Biz ^ | September 23, 2017 | Daniela Blot
    Amazon said Thursday that it will spend $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house 50,000 new employees. In April, workers constructed three glass-covered domes in an expansion of the company’s downtown Seattle campus. Amazon made the sort of announcement Thursday morning that mayors dream about. The tech juggernaut said it was looking for the right city in which to build its “HQ2”: a second headquarters in North America, equal to its campus in Seattle. And it’s going to make that selection process a public one, akin to how cities bid to host an Olympic Games. “We...
  • LETTER: Americans must support Presdient Trump in effort to prosper

    09/23/2017 2:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Laconia Daily Sun ^ | September 23, 2017 | Mike Mortensen
    To The Daily Sun, While I would argue some of his points, I agree with the main point in Alan Vervaeke’s Sept. 19 column titled “The Gravy Train is for my dogs”: America’s welfare system needs a lot of fixing. The fixes need to ensure that people who are truly incapable of caring for themselves are cared for while capable people have the opportunities and incentives to support themselves. Vervaeke expresses this view, perhaps a little harshly, in his comment, “Enough with the programs and freebies and giveaways — save them for those people who actually need them. Get the...
  • Hip-Hop Museum Coming to New Bronx Point Mega-Development (100 jobs, 915 const. jobs in NY)

    09/23/2017 1:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | September 22, 2017 | Kate Pastor
    The Bronx — The Universal Hip-Hop Museum is finally getting a home, part of a mega-development complex coming to Bronx Point. The museum, which is in its fourth year as an organization, has Kurtis Blow as its chairman, Ice-T on its founding board of directors and LL Cool J as an honorary advisory board member, Executive Director Rocky Bucano said. The museum, originally planned for the Kingsbridge Armory, will use technology to create a multi-generational experience featuring music, artifacts, video and photography, research areas, and a performance stage, Bucano said. It will partner with Microsoft, Google and others to create...
  • Auto frame manufacturer Metalsa announces $36.5 m expansion in Owensboro, will add 113 jobs (KY)

    09/23/2017 12:50:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Northern Kentucky Tribune ^ | September 22, 2017 | Office of the Governor
    Automotive frame manufacturer Metalsa Structural Products Inc. will add 113 jobs at its Owensboro facility with a $36.5 million expansion to produce a new line of stamped and welded components. “With three production facilities in the commonwealth, Metalsa stands as one of our largest automotive employers,” Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said. “We are grateful for this additional expansion and these new jobs. This will strengthen Kentucky’s economy and further propel us toward our goal of being the American center of engineering and manufacturing excellence. We welcome this growth and congratulate both Metalsa and the Owensboro community on their success.” The...
  • Colorado Dominates Top 150 Ancillary Cannabis Companies

    09/22/2017 11:44:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Denver's Westword ^ | September 22, 2017 | Thomas Mitchell
    Legalizing cannabis doesn't just create jobs involving cultivation of the plant; it also creates businesses that aid those cultivations, infused-product manufacturers and dispensaries. Ancillary businesses to the cannabis industry can be in anything from extraction technology to industry consulting, with many, many things in between. Ancillary businesses represent the largest and broadest sector of the cannabis industry, according to multiple industry reports, and many of the top companies are based in Colorado. Of the top 150 ancillary cannabis businesses on a recent list from Cannabis Business Executive, 41 are headquartered in Colorado. By comparison, California had 35 on the list,...
  • HUSCO starts $27 million Waukesha HQ expansion: Slideshow (80 jobs in Wisconsin)

    09/22/2017 11:21:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | September 22, 2017 | Sean Ryan
    HUSCO International plans to create 80 jobs at its Waukesha headquarters as the company invests $85 million in a global expansion. “Every plant we have worldwide is being touched by this capital investment plan,” said CEO Austin Ramirez. “Waukesha is the biggest recipient.” HUSCO expects its global sales to start increasing by $165 million annually by 2020. Its 2017 revenue will reach $400 million, a company record that is 10 percent higher than last year. That is leading the capital investment, and an anticipated 270 new jobs by 2020. The expansion represents growth for both of HUSCO’s major product lines...
  • Hillary Clinton: Unemployed Americans may need to make this 'gut-wrenching' choice

    09/22/2017 11:04:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 22, 2017 | Marguerite Ward
    Unemployment is down, wages are up and to many Americans, the financial crisis may feel like a memory. But for those in rural America and regions tied to industries on the decline, joblessness remains a huge problem. Hillary Clinton says there is one possible solution to joblessness — but it's a tough pill to swallow. In "What Happened," Clinton writes that the possible solution is one few people want to discuss. "As hard as it is," she writes, "people may have to leave their hometowns and look for work elsewhere in America." While she advocates for local governments, employers and...
  • Bibb County portion of $1B Mercedes expansion to create 429 jobs (Alabama)

    09/22/2017 10:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Alabama Newscenter ^ | September 22, 2017 | Michael Tomberlin
    Mercedes-Benz is investing $248.2 million to build two very large facilities in Bibb County as the automaker expands its physical footprint into the Birmingham metro area. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, the official name of the Alabama operations of the global automaker, broke ground today on its Global Logistics Center and a new after-sales North American hub. The two facilities will be 800,000 square feet and 1.3 million square feet respectively and are being built on 278 acres in the Scott G. Davis Industrial Park near Woodstock. The groundbreaking today comes one day after Mercedes announced the new facilities as part of...
  • Tyson plans big expansion in Waterloo; 245 new jobs (Iowa)

    09/22/2017 10:14:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | September 22, 2017 | Pat Kinney
    Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is planning to create 245 new jobs with a $28 million expansion of its Waterloo pork processing plant. The wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. joined the city in announcing the project Friday after the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved $2 million in investment tax credits and $396,000 in sales and use tax refunds for the expansion. The state High Quality Jobs program incentives are contingent on Waterloo City Council members approving five years of partial property tax abatements Monday. The project includes the construction of a new 56,400-square-foot warehouse building and the renovation of...
  • Mercedes to launch electric vehicle production in $1B Alabama project

    09/22/2017 5:58:23 PM PDT · by Micro aggressor · 8 replies
    Alabama Newscenter ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jerry Underwood
    Mercedes-Benz announced plans today to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation, where it will set up electric vehicle production and build a battery plant. In addition, the German automaker will expand its logistics activities in the U.S. with a new Global Logistics Center and a new after-sales North American parts hub to be built in nearby Bibb County. Altogether, Mercedes’ new investment in Alabama is expected to create more than 600 jobs and upgrade a plant that the company already describes as one of the world’s “smartest” manufacturing facilities.(Excerpt) Read more at Alabama Newscenter
  • Danish Company To Create 52 New Jobs In Roswell (Georgia)

    09/22/2017 11:38:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patch ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kristal Dixon
    ROSWELL, GA -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development on Thursday announced that Kamstrup, a leading supplier of intelligent energy and water metering solutions, will create 52 jobs in the company’s new North American headquarters in Roswell. Headquartered in Skanderborg, Denmark, Kamstrup manufacturers high-tech solutions provider of water, district heat and electricity intelligent metering solutions for commercial and residential use. The company employs more than 1,200 people worldwide. “Georgia has become a magnet for international companies who are looking to expand their reach in North America,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We are excited that Kamstrup has chosen Georgia -...
  • The 10 industries with the fastest job growth

    09/21/2017 5:01:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies ^ | Sept 21, 2017
    These industries are growing at rates between two and thirteen times the national average. ... Despite slower than expected growth nationally, certain industry sectors are faring far better than the average. To figure out which industries are growing the fastest, analysts at business research firm LimeLeads used the most recent BLS report to calculate growth rates for every industry. From healthcare services to mining, the industries below are growing at rates between two and thirteen times the national average.... 10. Ambulatory health care services 9. Warehousing and storage 8. Administrative and support services 7. Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing 6. Residential...
  • Amazon's HQ2 opens bidding war among cities

    09/20/2017 6:17:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Irina Ivanova
    Cities and states across the country leaped to their feet when e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) announced it was looking for a second location. The online retailer wasn't shy in describing exactly what it wanted. And what that is, in case anyone was wondering, is incentives. "[T]his is a competitive project," the company said in its formal request for proposals, and "Amazon welcomes the opportunity to engage with you in the creation of an incentive package, real estate opportunities, and cost structure to encourage the company's location of the project in your state/province." For many cities, that means an all-out hustle...
  • Geico to hire hundreds, build $12 million facility Florida)

    09/20/2017 5:02:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Ledger ^ | September 19, 2017 | John Chambliss
    LAKELAND — Geico plans to add between 300 and 500 new jobs and build a new $12 million, 50,000-square-foot facility near its current site in Southwest Lakeland. Both the city and county will offer big tax refunds to the second-largest auto insurer in the nation. On Tuesday, county commissioners approved a package that provides $369,000 in incentives over five years to Geico if the company meets certain hiring targets each year. The city of Lakeland is offering the same $369,000 incentive package to Geico, which has its current building at 3535 W. Pipkin Road. Other incentives were approved for Geico....
  • Millennials, Here Are 8 Remote Jobs That Pay Over $100,000

    09/20/2017 4:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 20, 2017 | Wes Gay
    Thanks to the internet, it’s not hard to make a six-figure salary from anywhere in the world. Our newsfeeds are filled with the anomalies, millennials who create and scale businesses that consistently generate over $100,000 in annual revenue. But that reality isn’t an option for most, and not everyone is ready to take the plunge into self-employment. An overarching theme of Deloitte’s 2017 Millennial Survey was the desire for both flexibility and stability at work. In other words, millennials want the stability of a good, consistent paycheck but also seek flexibility in work location, hours, and the ability to move...
  • Accenture Midtown Atlanta innovation hub to bring 800 new jobs (Georgia)

    09/20/2017 4:03:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 20, 2017 | Scott Trubey and Greg Bluestein
    Global consulting giant Accenture on Wednesday confirmed its plans to create an innovation hub at Technology Square in Midtown, where the company plans to create 800 new jobs by 2020. The innovation hub, part of a planned network of 10 such facilities around the nation, will be designed to that Accenture technologists can aide their Fortune 500 clients and other major companies in designing and testing new technologies, said Jimmy Etheredge, senior managing director in the Southeast for Accenture. The Accenture project is the latest in a string of high-profile technology jobs announcements for the city and state, and it...
  • Auto supplier Metalsa to add 113 jobs with $36.5M expansion in Owensboro (Kentucky)

    09/20/2017 3:31:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | September 20, 2017
    Daviess County facility to manufacture new line of stamped, welded structural components FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Automotive frame manufacturer Metalsa Structural Products Inc. will add 113 jobs at its Owensboro facility with a $36.5 million expansion to produce a new line of stamped and welded components. “With three production facilities in the commonwealth, Metalsa stands as one of our largest automotive employers,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are grateful for this additional expansion and these new jobs. This will strengthen Kentucky’s economy and further propel us toward our goal of being the American center of engineering and manufacturing excellence....
  • Ma: We need to stop training kids for manufacturing jobs

    09/20/2017 3:16:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    KSAT-TV ^ | September 20, 2017 | Julia Horowitz, CNN Money
    Jack Ma knows artificial intelligence will change the world. The Alibaba founder and chairman doesn't think we should be scared. But he does think we should be prepared for major disruptions to the job market. "In the last 200 years, manufacturing (has brought) jobs. But today -- because of the artificial intelligence, because of the robots -- manufacturing is no longer the main engine of creating jobs," Ma said Wednesday in a speech at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. Moving forward, Ma said he believes the service industry will be the largest engine of job creation....
  • Mid-size city might win Amazon's contest

    09/19/2017 7:14:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 18, 2017 | Noah Smith, Bloomberg View columnist.
    The competition to host HQ2, as Amazon’s planned second headquarters is called, has captivated the nation. The lucky city can expect an economic bonanza: 50,000 jobs, plus the tech ecosystem that the online retail giant’s presence will inevitably attract. But the winner doesn’t have to be a big metropolis. On the contrary, Amazon has the power to create an entirely new American technology hub. In a recent piece, Bloomberg View columnist Conor Sen discusses some of the factors that will (or should) influence Amazon’s decision. These include an educated workforce, an airport, tax incentives, and — perhaps most importantly —...
  • MGM Resorts Proposes To Build $675 Million Casino In Bridgeport, Connecticut

    09/19/2017 6:46:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Tight Poker ^ | September 19, 2017
    MGM Resorts recently announced that it is willing to invest $675 million to develop a third casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO James Murren who is a native of Bridgeport said that this waterfront proposal would include developing an entertainment complex along with a casino that would also bring in thousands of visitors from New York. MGM Resorts Ready To Embrace Connecticut Connecticut legislators will have an interesting decision to make as the state of Connecticut has been in a legal tussle with MGM Resorts over a proposed third satellite casino that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan...