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  • Alibaba's Jack Ma says Trump's trade war killed promise of 1 million U.S. jobs

    09/20/2018 10:36:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Reuters
    Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, China's Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. Ma has already warned that the trade war between the world's two largest economies could last decades and that China should focus exports on the "Silk Road" trade route, citing Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. Ma met President Donald Trump two years ago and laid out the Chinese e-commerce giant's plan to bring one million small U.S. businesses onto its platform to sell to...
  • Billionaire Ken Langone: 'This economy is booming,' and Trump deserves a lot of credit for it

    09/20/2018 10:05:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 20, 2018 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    President Donald Trump's economic agenda is fueling a resurgence in the economy that cannot be denied, billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ken Langone told CNBC on Thursday. "This economy is booming," said Langone, a longtime supporter of GOP candidates who was not always a fan of Trump. "I think he's made a lot of moves that are constructive to the economy." Since Trump took office, the gross domestic product is growing at a 3 percent-plus rate. The unemployment rate is currently around a 50-year low. Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, said "every indicator" for the moment is showing a clear path...
  • MDI adds 100 jobs in Hibbing (Minnesota)

    09/19/2018 2:02:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business North ^ | September 18, 2018 | Manja Holter
    MDI, producer of standard and custom corrugated plastic packing containers, is adding 160 jobs across its four locations, with the majority to be filled at its new Hibbing facility. One hundred jobs became available in the Northland this summer in the area of material handlers, maintenance and quality technicians, production workers and hand assemblers. Many positions are contract hires with potential to become full-time jobs. Consistent with the mission of the organization, MDI has a particular interest in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The hiring spree is being driven by an order increase placed by the United States...
  • Sycuan Begins Hiring for Over 700 New Positions (California)

    09/18/2018 11:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | September 18, 2018
    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sycuan Casino announced today that the organization is now hiring for over 700 new positions for its hotel and resort expansion. The variety of new positions are in the food and beverage, hotel and casino divisions. Sycuan is kicking off its hiring efforts with a job fair this Thursday, September 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East County Career Center. Sycuan will host a series of job fairs through the remainder of this year and into 2019. Many of the job fairs hosted by Sycuan will have hiring managers on-site...
  • Faraday Future announces mass hiring (1,000 jobs in California)

    09/16/2018 8:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hanford Sentinel ^ | September 12, 2018 | Julissa Zavala
    HANFORD — Faraday Future officials welcomed newly hired employees Tuesday at its Hanford factory and have announced even more hiring efforts. The announcement comes just in time, as the first pre-production FF 91 luxury electronic vehicle was recently built at the Hanford facility, which is located in Hanford's Industrial Park. Vince Nguyen, director of human resources and recruiting - product and technology at Faraday Future, said the company has hired around 100 employees to work in the Hanford facility and ultimately hopes to employ around 1,000 people by mid-2019. Currently, Nguyen said a majority of the new hires have original...
  • From Houston to Asia and back, ethane's final form is packaging

    09/16/2018 5:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jordan Blum
    Open a bag of frozen shrimp from Walmart. Toss the packaging in the trash. Two routine tasks, but they represent final commercial destinations for ethane molecules freed from Texas shale, a journey that has not only taken them hundreds of miles to Houston’s massive petrochemical complex, but also around the world and back again in the carefully choreographed dance of global supply chains. Each day, hundreds of trucks and rail cars move pellets of ethane-derived polyethylene from petrochemical plants, such as Exxon Mobil's in Mont Belvieu, to the Port of Houston. There, the pellets are loaded by the ton onto...
  • Wayne Farms talks expansion and new jobs at open house (Up to 435 jobs in Alabama)

    09/14/2018 1:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WTVY-TV ^ | September 13, 2018 | Lynsey Smith
    ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) - Are you in the market for a new job? Employment opportunities are waiting for you at the newly-expanded Wayne Farms manufacturing facility in Enterprise. Eddie Fortner, Enterprise Operations Manager for Wayne Farms, says "We've actually invited community leaders from around the Jack/Enterprise area...mayors, chamber of commerce, community leaders to talk about our expansion and what's going on." Fortner says the company needs to hire hundreds of new employees. "We anticipate adding from 350 to 400 hourly jobs. We have about 35 salary positions that we're hiring for so we have a lot of opportunities that's fixing...
  • Small Georgia Manufacturer Creates New Jobs, Invests Heavily in New Equipment Due To Tax Reform

    09/13/2018 2:09:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Shopfloor ^ | September 13, 2018 | Christopher Netram
    At Evans Tool & Die, a family-owned toolmaking and stamping business in Conyers, Georgia, employees have always come first. “Generosity is one of our core values,” explained Dee Barnes, President and CEO of Evans Tool & Die. “We’ve always shared profit with our employees, and we have always given bonuses each year. With tax reform we will be able to increase those bonuses to our employees. Evans Tool & Die has always tried to reward hardworking employees. Despite much of the tool industry going elsewhere in recent decades due to an uncompetitive economic climate in the United States, Barnes has...
  • With $40M in new investment, this young logistics company aims to battle Amazon (100 jobs)

    09/13/2018 1:52:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 7, 2018 | Ally Marotti, The Chicago Tribune
    With $40 million in new investments announced Thursday, Chicago-based e-commerce logistics company ShipBob is eyeing an expansion — starting with a new fulfillment warehouse and a push to hire 100 people in the next year. The startup aims to help small to midsize e-commerce companies ship their products at speeds similar to Amazon. Shipping logistics tends to be the hardest part of launching an e-commerce brand, said Dhruv Saxena, ShipBob’s co-founder and CEO. “The expectation from a customer standpoint is that they will get all of their e-commerce orders delivered to them like Amazon Prime: same-day, next-day,” he said. “These...
  • Have Facebook data centers created jobs in other communities?

    09/12/2018 12:10:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | June 15, 2018 | Kelley Smith
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala - Altoona, Iowa. It's a town of about 18,000 people. It may not seem likely, but it has something in common with Huntsville...Facebook. Facebook announced plans to build a data center in Huntsville on Thursday. And in 2014 the social media giant built a data center in the small, midwestern town. WHNT News 19 took a look at Altoona and is taking action to find out what Huntsville's future could look like. "Facebook is building a new $750 million data center right here in Alabama," Governor Kay Ivey said at a press conference Thursday. Alabama officials made a...
  • Amazon to train community college students in cloud computing

    09/11/2018 8:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Education Dive ^ | August 14, 2018 | James Paterson
    Dive Brief: • Amazon is the latest big tech company to help graduate students with the skills that employers want, training some experts say private firms can most easily and effectively provide, according to the Los Angeles Times. • Amazon Web Services is partnering with a group of community colleges in the Los Angeles region to offer a 15-credit certification in the broadening field of cloud computing program. Planners expect the program will be expanded to a two-year degree program soon. • A pilot program was offered last year through a local high school and Santa Monica College, which helped...
  • New company hiring hundreds of workers in Shepherdsville (500 hi-tech engineering jobs in Kentucky)

    09/10/2018 10:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | September 10, 2018 | Katrina Helmer
    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 500 high-tech engineering jobs are coming to Bullitt County with the arrival of New Flyer of America. Over the past nine months, the company has been preparing a 300,000-square-foot warehouse off Park Loop Road in Shepherdsville to house its newest manufacturing facility. On Monday, workers and executives celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting and tour for city and state leaders. “This is a huge investment and a huge step for us,” said Wayne Joseph, the president of New Flyer of America. According to the company’s press release, NFI Group is North America’s...
  • Insurance giant adding more than 600 jobs in Forsyth County ($55,553 year minimum in North Carolina)

    09/08/2018 8:55:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | September 6, 2018 | Zachery Eanes
    RALEIGH — A Winston-Salem insurance company is planning an expansion that will bring 626 jobs to the city. National General Management Corp. will receive a $5.6 million job development grant from the state if it meets hiring goals, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. That grant not only brings more than 600 jobs to Winston-Salem, but it also keeps the company’s operations there, as National General was contemplating moving all of its jobs out of the state. The company currently has 1,245 employees based in Forsyth County. The N.C. Economic Investment Committee approved the state grant at a special...
  • ShayoNano USA Selects Chester, South Carolina, for Manufacturing Plant (40 jobs)

    09/08/2018 6:08:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Area Development ^ | September 7, 2018 | Staff
    ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County, South Carolina. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. The company is a manufacturer and provider of nanomaterials, such as synthesizing additives that improve the profitability and performance of a variety of products. The company harnesses its unique, patented technology to support a range of uses, including paints and coatings, fire retardants, nanocomposites and more. Located at 564 Ecology Lane in Chester, ShayoNano’s new, 23,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is projected to start...
  • Amazon's San Diego tech hub to open, will create 300 high-tech jobs (California)

    09/08/2018 12:59:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KFMB-TV ^ | September 6, 2018 | Kelly Hessedal
    Amazon opened an 85-thousand-square-foot "Tech Hub" in University City Thursday that the tech giant says will create 300 new jobs in the areas of software development, machine learning, cloud computing and digital entertainment. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Assemblyman Todd Gloria attended the grand opening event. Amazon's San Diego expansion is the brainchild of Nate Wiger, a UC San Diego graduate who proposed the idea in 2016 while working at Amazon's Irvine office. The expansion will serve as one of Amazon's 17 Tech Hubs in the US and Canada , not including the company's Seattle headquarters. On Wednesday, Amazon...
  • Sykes to hire up to 500 in Fayetteville by year's end (North Carolina)

    09/07/2018 8:07:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 7, 2018 | Michael Futch The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. and The Associated Press
    Sykes Enterprises Inc., which plans to offer jobs to as many as 500 employees by the end of the year, has announced that it will be conducting a hiring event on Wednesday at the company's Strickland Bridge Road facility. "We're inviting interested candidates to come out and apply, interview and even potentially receive an offer all in the same day," a news release said. The Wednesday hiring event will be held all day at 921 Strickland Bridge Road, Sykes said in the release. The positions will "provide technical support to customers on behalf of our clients." "Great candidates include folks...
  • Mueller Industries Opens Distribution Operations in Fulton, Miss., Adds 60 Jobs

    09/07/2018 7:06:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Y'all Politics ^ | August 31, 2018 | Sarah Ulmer
    Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Mueller Industries cut the ribbon on the company’s new warehousing and distribution operations in Fulton, Miss. The project is a $3.83 million corporate investment which adds 60 new jobs. “Mueller’s location in Northeast Mississippi provides numerous benefits, including exceptional access to a well-integrated transportation system so the company can quickly and efficiently reach its customers. The region’s workforce is highly skilled in the manufacturing and distribution industries and will also play a critical role in Mueller’s continued success in Itawamba County,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. Mueller manufactures and distributes plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and industrial...
  • Amazon hiring in cities it shortlisted for HQ2. Guess who's last?

    09/07/2018 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | September 7, 2018 | Natalie Kostelni
    Amazon has been ramping up hiring in the 20 cities it shortlisted for its HQ2 search and Philadelphia is dead last in those efforts while Virginia, Boston and New York rank in the top three, according to a GeekWire report. One can only wonder whether Amazon's hiring has anything to do its HQ2 search and the city it ultimately selects. ▪“A GeekWire analysis of Amazon job data provided by a third-party firm found that of the HQ2 finalists, offices in the Washington D.C. area — which includes three of the 20 regions on the short list in D.C. proper, Northern...
  • Trump has set economic growth on fire. Here is how he did it

    09/07/2018 1:37:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jeff Cox
    • President Donald Trump presides over an administration that has seen an enormous level of controversy that could overshadow a burgeoning economy. • He has delivered on promises to cut taxes and regulations and promote activity through more aggressive government spending. • Critics believe that it won't last because the fiscal stimulus is aimed only at near-term growth. • The results, though, have been impressive: a surge in company profits and near-record levels of optimism from consumers and businesses....
  • AT&T hiring 60 positions in Evansville (Indiana)

    09/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WEHT-TV ^ | September 6, 2018 | Jake Boswell
    An event scheduled at an AT&T location in Evansville Thursday will look to fill 60 jobs. AT&T says the positions are customer support specialist jobs. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 5101 Vogel Road. In order to apply for a job at the event, you need to first do so online be clicking here. According to AT&T, the jobs are a result of the company's continued investment in Indiana and the Evansville area.