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  • Gun maker moving to Redmond, partly due to its gun attitude (36 new jobs in Oregon)

    11/19/2017 11:21:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KTVZ-TV ^ | November 17, 2017 | Staff
    REDMOND, Ore. - A Salem-based gun manufacturer called Radian Weapons is relocating to Redmond. It makes rifle accessories and AR-15s that are sold all over the world. The company is moving its entire production facility and headquarters to Redmond. For the past six months, Radian Weapons has been working with Redmond city officials to find a building. They settled on the High Desert Industrial Park, a lease-to-own building at 875 NE Kingwood Avenue. Redmond Economic Development Senior Director Jon Stark said Central Oregon was attractive to the company, because it is largely accepting of the gun industry. "Redmond's pretty conservative,...
  • New food delivery service brings 200 jobs to Huntsville

    11/19/2017 11:03:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | November 18, 2017 | Christine Mitchell
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — There’s a new way to “order up” in Huntsville! Waitr is an app that lets you order from your favorite Huntsville restaurant, then sends someone to deliver it to you for a flat fee of $5. The flat fee is the same no matter the distance from the restaurant or whether you order one meal or 20....
  • Denmark company bringing 150 jobs and new plant to Ranson, W.Va.

    11/18/2017 7:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Herald-Mail Media ^ | November 15, 2017
    RANSON, W.Va. — A Denmark-based insulation company plans to build a $150 million plant in Ranson that will generate 150 "new, permanent" jobs, according to a media advisory issued Wednesday. ROXUL Inc., a world leader in noncombustible stone wool insulation products, is expected to share details about the project Thursday during a Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce meeting at Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry-Charles Town, according to the advisory from Charles Ryan Associates. The meeting is from noon to 1:30 p.m. The inn is at 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, west of Harpers Ferry. Construction of the plant is expected to...
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans chief: North Charleston plant already adding U.S. jobs, with or without new NAFTA

    11/18/2017 2:58:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | November 17, 2017 | David Wren
    While the debate continues over whether stricter trade rules are needed to boost U.S. jobs, the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in North Charleston says his company is already helping to fulfill President Donald Trump's campaign promise to put more Americans to work. "I think having this facility here and the fact that we've made the decision to expand in North Charleston is something that is already very good in alignment with what your president wants — to have more things done locally and not in Mexico or some other region," said Michael Balke, president and CEO of the...
  • Thousands Of Jobs May Be Headed To St. Croix & TX Following Trump Deals W/ Chinese Oil & Gas Giant

    11/18/2017 2:44:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Virgin Islands Consortium ^ | November 17, 2017 | Ernice Gilbert
    ST. CROIX — It was all talk and little to show for it back in June 2016, when The Consortium asked Governor Kenneth Mapp about a timeline for jobs he said would be coming to St. Croix through the ArcLight Partners, LLC agreement, as the firm had partnered with China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., also called Sinopec, for the expansion of the Limetree Bay Terminals’ oil storage facility, other oil-related work, and, importantly, some oil refining. These jobs were to be aside from the roughly 500 people currently working at the oil storage facility. “I have no specific date to...
  • 'Largest entertainment complex outside of Vegas' breaks ground on luxury hotel in Arlington

    11/18/2017 11:30:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Loyd Brumfield
    ARLINGTON — Mayor Jeff Williams called it the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas. Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be "the biggest destination outside of Orlando." They were talking about Arlington's entertainment district — an area just south of Interstate 30 buttressed by a major league baseball stadium, a young but already iconic NFL stadium, Six Flags over Texas and soon, the first luxury hotel of its type in the city. Williams, Tisch and others were on hand Wednesday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for Live! by Loews, a posh 14-story, 302-room hotel...
  • Samsung announces more than 700 job openings for Newberry County (South Carolina)

    11/16/2017 4:40:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WACH-TV ^ | November 16, 2017 | Jamal Goss
    NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WACH) --- On Thursday, Samsung announced more than 700 job openings for their new facility in Newberry County. This move comes after Caterpillar closed its doors last year, resulting in the loss of nearly 300 jobs. Samsung plant manager Tony Fraley said the $380 million facility will produce premium washing machines and create jobs for more than 1,000 people by the year 2020. "We are growing, we've hired already 350 people here in South Carolina,” Fraley said. The company said they have openings for things like PLC Technicians, AVG technicians, maintenance people, material handlers, and forklift drivers,...
  • Bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 jobs in Kentucky

    11/16/2017 3:52:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 full-time jobs by opening a parts-production operation in Bullitt County. Gov. Matt Bevin’s office said Thursday that New Flyer of America Inc. intends to invest $40 million to lease and upgrade a facility in Shepherdsville. Officials say the company expects to begin work on the project this month and to be in full operation by the end of 2019....
  • DOJ: Protestors Interfering With Pipeline Construction Will Be Prosecuted

    11/15/2017 10:33:38 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 15-11-2017 | Zainab
    The U.S. Justice Department will begin prosecuting climate activists and protestors that perpetrate violence and destruction towards pipelines or other oil infrastructure to make their political points, Reuters said in a new report. “While we are strong advocates for the First Amendment, violence towards individuals and destruction of property are both illegal and potentially fatal,” a letter from the DOJ states. The document is a response to an official letter cosigned by 84 congressmen asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his department’s planned response to oil infrastructure attacks led by protestors, specifically those that shut pipelines in October 2016.
  • 125 manufacturing jobs coming to Blythewood area (South Carolina)

    11/14/2017 9:28:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The State ^ | November 14, 2017 | Clif LeBlanc
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — Work has begun on a plastic bag manufacturing plant near Blythewood that will employ about 125 workers when it opens in a year. Charter Nex Films is building a 140,000-square-foot plant on a 31-acre portion of the former Sony property along I-77, said Jeff Ruble, Richland County’s economic development director. The county donated 25 acres, and is offering the company a 20-year tax break as an inducement, he said Tuesday. The plant will make film that is converted by its customers into plastic pouches such as those seen regularly on grocery store shelves. The cereal industry...
  • IT services company says New Orleans project will create 2,000 direct jobs (Louisiana)

    11/14/2017 8:55:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2017 | Stephanie Kelly
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An information technology services company formed this year from a merger involving Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N) on Monday announced plans to establish a digital services center in New Orleans, bringing 2,000 new jobs to the city. Virginia-based DXC Technology Co (DXC.N) will develop the center to create digital services for its global clients, which total nearly 6,000 across 70 countries, the company said in a statement. DXC was formed in April by a merger between CSC and Hewlett’s Enterprise Services business. To secure the project, Louisiana offered DXC an $18.7 million incentive package in performance-based...
  • Company to open Lincoln call center, hire 200 people (Nebraska)

    11/13/2017 4:54:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Lincoln Journal Star ^ | October 9, 2017 | Matt Olberding
    A New Jersey company plans to take over the former Dr. Leonard's Healthcare call center location and hire 200 people. iPacesetters, which provides telemarketing services to Fortune 500 and other companies, plans to open its operation Nov. 6 at 5945 Cornhusker Highway. The company said in a news release that it will hire 200 people for full- and part-time jobs. “We are thrilled to bring new career opportunities to Lincoln and add to the growth of iPacesetters," Penny Spaeth, who is the Lincoln site director, said in the news release. "We feel Lincoln is the right place to not only...
  • New Identifier For Downtown Des Moines Launches

    11/13/2017 10:02:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 13, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Des Moines Partnership has launched a new identifier for Downtown Des Moines: Downtown DSM USA. The Partnership launched the DSM USA identifier earlier this year for Greater Des Moines (DSM) to communicate the region's story with one voice. As the region's core, the new Downtown identifier is closely tied to the region's identifier. The Downtown DSM USA identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research. The Partnership used those findings to drive new creative direction in communicating about Downtown DSM. "The research-based identifier communicates that Downtown DSM is...
  • Shipyard looks to hire for 160 industrial jobs (Maine)

    11/12/2017 9:40:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Foster's Democrat ^ | November 12, 2017 | Alexander LaCasse
    KITTTERY, Maine — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is seeking 160 individuals with experience in industrial work and is hosting a job fair at the Regatta Conference Center in Eliot to help find them. The Tuesday, Nov. 14 job fair will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Public affairs officer Jeremy Lambert said the shipyard is looking to fill roughly 160 positions in fields such as chemistry, electrical work, engineering, insulation, mechanics, pipefitting, radiological work, sheet metal work and many others. The shipyard is asking applicants to bring copies of their resumes, professional certificates, academic transcripts and for former members of...
  • Senture's New Call Center Brings Hundreds Of Jobs To Williamsburg (900 jobs in Kentucky)

    11/12/2017 6:56:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WLEX-TV ^ | October 30, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky (LEX 18) - One Kentucky company is hoping to change the lives of struggling families in a small Kentucky town by bringing the job opportunities to them. "It gives our younger generation an opportunity. They don't have to leave our small town. They can stay home, live local and work local," said Michelle Irvin, who works at the East West gas station. Williamsburg businesses are hoping to reap the benefits of people working locally. "It would help our small town. It would help our local economy. Especially with this gas station just, within the past 6 months or...
  • MetLife to add 430 jobs at expanded Tampa campus (Average wage of $74,561 in Florida)

    11/11/2017 10:17:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Richard Danielson
    TAMPA — MetLife plans to add 430 new jobs and spend $25 million upgrading its existing campus in New Tampa, the nonprofit Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. announced Friday. The company has committed to hire for a range of new positions that will pay an average of at least $74,561 a year, according to city and county records. That’s 150 percent of Hillsborough County’s average private sector wage. MetLife, whose arrival in the 1970s raised Tampa’s national profile as a potential landing spot for corporate expansions and relocations, already has more than 1,500 employees in Tampa. The company will be...
  • First MSM Reporter Who Printed Bogus Trump Dossier Now Investigated For Sexual Workplace Behavior

    11/11/2017 8:35:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 23 replies ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Admin
    Mother Jones magazine’s editor and chief executive acknowledged on Thursday that they investigated Washington bureau chief David Corn for inappropriate workplace behavior three years ago, warning him about touching female staffers and insensitive descriptions of sexual violence, and would now probe the allegations further in light of two emails written by former staffers in 2014 and 2015 and obtained by POLITICO.
  • Ahead of Trump's visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

    11/11/2017 5:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 11, 2017 | Martin Petty, Reuters
    SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero. Once home to one of the biggest U.S. naval facilities in the world, Subic is a haven for retired servicemen who seem thrilled that Trump is visiting the Philippines, and convinced the divisive tycoon can do no wrong. "Trump, I back him big time," said Mike McCarthy, a former master chief with the U.S. 7th Fleet, drinking in one of the...
  • Fake News from Virginia

    11/11/2017 4:44:51 AM PST · by Mafe · 18 replies ^ | November 10, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    Will someone please throw an ocean of ice water on the Pelosi-Schumer-MSM axis of evil? Their ecstasy over the results in Virginia's election returns Tuesday night shows how desperate the Democrats are for any sign of hope that their party is not already dead. Democrats merely won the elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey - two Blue States where they were always expected to win. It was hardly a "wave election." Republicans suffered no surprise losses to Democrats and the GOP still controlled a huge majority of the country's governor's offices and state legislatures. Yet by Wednesday morning...
  • Trump supporters crash “Scream at the Sky” event on election anniversary

    11/09/2017 8:57:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mic ^ | November 9, 2017 | Chauncey Alcorn
    NEW YORK CITY — It was supposed to be a moment of catharsis for an anticipated 2,800 “liberal snowflakes” at Washington Square Park in Manhattan on the one year anniversary of the president’s shocking 2016 White House win. Instead the “scream helplessly at the sky” gathering was ironically hijacked by a handful of MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters who came to revel in the misery of those distressed over Trump’s presidency. “They’re in pain and that’s a good thing,” Trump supporter Michael Darr, 32, said after making his way into the center of the crowd. “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist...