MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — The DuPont Co. is dedicating its new expanded plant near Moncks Corner to increase the company's production of Kevlar, a fiber used in everything from tires and bullet proof vests to combat helmets. The ceremony at the expanded Cooper River Plant is being held on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board is postponing the effective date of a new rule requiring most private businesses to put up a poster that tells workers about their right to form a union. The board said Wednesday there has been so much confusion about which businesses are covered under the rule that officials want to conduct more outreach, especially to small and medium sized businesses.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many legal immigrant workers who work in construction and on farms doing backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won't. The vacancies have created a void that will surely deal a blow to the state's economy and could slow the rebuilding of Tuscaloosa and other tornado-damaged cities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition. Nearly one-third of the unemployed — nearly 4.5 million people — have had no job for a year or more. That's a record high. Many are older workers who have found it especially hard to find jobs.
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is recalling 168,275 cars equipped with diesel engines because of a defect in the fuel injection system that could cause fuel leaks and fires. The recall affects certain 2009-2012 Jetta midsize cars, and some 2010 through 2012 Golf small cars, as well as some Audi A3 models from the 2010 through 2012 model years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday on its website.
Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday evening at the age of 56. Here is a look back at the life and legacy of one of America's most recognized and celebrated innovators. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
Workers can now perform drum racking with wireless drum tilt function for maximum control, precision, and efficiency with advancements in drum handling from Morse (East Syracuse, NY). Morse rackers slide quickly onto forks to move drums on and off racks, pallets, and more with virtually zero clearance between drums.
Getting companies to invest cash, flushing out foreclosures, and promoting budding industries are the keys to creating jobs now, says former President Bill Clinton. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
Follow Ron as he examines this accident and uses PROACT RCA to facilitate this Root Cause Analysis. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.
Record numbers of young adults are struggling to find regular employment. As NBC's Brian Williams states in this video, it is perhaps the greatest generational struggle in decades. What are the prospects for the future? Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
Andrew Davidson says he saves his company time and money by piloting a small plane for most of his business trips. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.
Jeff Immelt is a pretty busy guy these days. His day job is that of CEO of General Electric. But he's also the Chairman of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. There aren't many people better qualified to speak on the employment situation in the United States today.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A warehouse company and its trucking affiliate are investing $10 million in Orangeburg and creating 100 jobs. Universal Trade Solutions Inc. and affiliate Fraley & Schilling Inc. announced Wednesday they're opening a manufacturing, warehousing and distribution center in the former Jacobs Applied Technology building.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Moberly has received only part of a promised payment for a troubled artificial sweetener project in central Missouri. Bruce Cole, the former CEO of the company behind the project, had said that he would pay Moberly $250,000 by Monday to offset costs the city faced because of an earlier missed bond payment.
NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint subscribers will be able to use the iPhone for the first time, giving them one more reason to stay with the ailing company. But the phone will come at a heavy price for the company. When revealing the new iPhone model, the 4S, Apple Inc.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s Buffalo plant is on the auto maker's list of facilities in line to receive some of the $6.2 billion of new investments included in a proposed new four-year contract. Sen. Charles Schumer says the Buffalo Stamping Plant would bring back 120 workers laid off last month and add 400 new jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With about 10 people losing a finger or mangling a hand in a table saw each day, the federal government wants to make the saws safer. The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to begin looking at ways to reduce table saw injuries. "The injuries resulting from the use of table saws are, in many cases, particularly gruesome," said Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for a disgruntled employee who they say opened fire at a Northern California limestone quarry, killing two and wounding six, and who may have later shot a woman in an attempted carjacking. The suspect, 45-year-old Shareef Allman, allegedly walked into a safety meeting at the quarry at about 4 a.
Elma Electronics (Fremont, CA) now offers light pipes that are waterproof. The LED light pipes meet IP68 specifications, come in a wide range of options, and are ideal where there may be humidity/condensation, rainfall/snow melt, or direct exposure to water. The watertight design is achieved through a special shaping of the light pipe’s outer surface which requires a very precise mounting hole.
The Uvex Stealth Goggle Retainer for hard hats from Honeywell Safety Products (Smithfield, RI) helps ensure workers’ eyes are protected by creating a gap-free seal around the eyes. The goggle retainer is designed to attach flawlessly to most hard hats. When not in use, Uvex Stealth goggles are held securely to the hard hat, keeping them close at hand and further improving worker safety.