The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for the first time in a month, a sign that layoffs remain low and hiring is probably still healthy.
U.S. Steel this week announced 545 layoffs, bringing its January job cut total to more than 1,000 as the industry reels from the decline in oil prices.
U.S. Steel says it will lay off more than 350 workers in East Chicago, Indiana, as it plans to temporarily close its tin mill.
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills issued a record number of credentials last year to individuals seeking to join or advance in the precision manufacturing industry.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement that would cut the use of copper in motor vehicle brake pads.
A report presented to a national mayors' group projected each of the nation's 363 metropolitan areas to add jobs in 2015.
See a photo of the city that finished first in JPMorgan Chase and the Brookings Institution list of the 300 top performing economies.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced proposed measures to keep perflourinated chemicals from re-entering the U.S. marketplace.
Siemens has announced that it will supply 21 wind turbines to NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, for the 48-megawatt, Kansas-based Alexander wind project, located in Rush, Kansas.
Justice Department attorneys are back in federal court presenting their case for making BP pay billions of dollars in civil penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Unions representing aerospace workers in Washington state are backing legislation to place conditions on industry tax credits, drawing the ire of one of the state's flagship companies.
Weekly earnings in the final three months of 2014 increased 1.7 percent compared to the same timeframe in the previous year, according to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Amid growing concerns over the global economy, the United States has overtaken China as the No. 1 investment destination among chief executives around the world, a survey found.
The Ford Mustang is on its way to China. Ford says its first shipload of around 100 Mustangs has left Portland, Oregon, and is headed to China. Shipments to Europe will begin later this year.
President Barack Obama called on Congress to enact a slew of new requirements for workers while investing in education and infrastructure during his State of the Union address, declaring, "Middle-class economics works."
SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion.
Manufacturers have long made the case for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and applaud the President’s call for swift action on TPA, which will enable manufacturers of all sizes to better access an $11 trillion global market.
The continued decline in the prices of crude oil is wreaking havoc in the oilfield services sector, where three industry giants have announced thousands of job cuts in recent days.
A newly released survey showed top U.S. manufacturing executives were increasingly optimistic about the national economy heading into 2015 — and that many planned to increase their workforces this year.
The global economy, slowed by stagnation in Europe and Japan, is being further hampered by China's decelerating growth.