The group unveiled a report from a Mississippi State University professor on Wednesday that says Nissan Motor Co.'s Canton plant has created 16,000 jobs in surrounding areas since it opened in 2003. The report estimates that Nissan contributes $2.5 billion to the state's yearly economic output, which is about $100 billion overall.
Boeing Co. leaders have reached out to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert about the state's interest in bringing the production line of 777X airplanes to the state. Michael Sullivan, a spokesman for the Governor's Office of Economic Development, says Herbert received the call Thursday afternoon and has begun preliminary discussions with Boeing leaders.
A top Volkswagen labor official said Thursday that a pending decision about union representation for workers at the automaker's lone U.S. plant will have no bearing on whether the company will decide to add the production of another SUV vehicle there or make it in Mexico.
The food maker said Thursday that it will close facilities in two states and Canada over the next six to eight months. The cuts total 200 jobs in Florence, South Carolina, 410 jobs in Pocatello, Idaho and 740 employees in Leamington, Ontario, in Canada.
Exports, which hit a record high in June, slipped for the third straight month, dipping 0.2 percent to $188.9 billion, with sales of commercial aircraft and autos both down. Imports rose 1.2 percent to $230.7 billion, the highest level since November.
Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs, about 3.5 percent of its workforce, as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
Despite warnings that production of Boeing's next generation 777 plane could go to another state, machinists in the Northwest voted late Wednesday to reject a contract proposal that would have exchanged concessions for decades of secure jobs.
Women can make a critical difference in an industry in dire need of qualified skilled workers -- and they have the same opportunities as men to succeed and excel in the new world of manufacturing.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez says job growth is more robust than in just low-wage sectors, but still believes the minimum wage should be raised across the nation.
Glass manufacturer Libbey Inc. plans to spend $20 million on new technology, research and development at its factory in Shreveport. The Louisiana Economic Development department announced Tuesday that Libbey expects to create 70 jobs.
Company officials broke ground on Tuesday for a new propulsion facility in North Charleston that will make engine air intakes for the company's new 737 Max aircraft. The location is several miles from Boeing's existing plant that assembles the 787 Dreamliner.
Sogefi Group plans to expand its auto parts plant in Wayne County and create 250 new jobs. The governor says in a news release that the expansion project is scheduled to begin in January.
Hundreds of workers from the SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd. factory clashed with hundreds of riot police sent to block a march from the factory to the residence of Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to two human rights groups.
A labor union seeking the reopening of Ormet Corp.'s aluminum smelter in eastern Ohio is launching a multimedia campaign aimed at Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
After decades of decline, Detroit tries to figure out how it will emerge from bankruptcy with a stronger economy including more innovative and creative companies.
Defense contractor Raytheon Co. has announced an expansion in Forest that will bring 150 new jobs to the area. The Mississippi Development Authority is giving the company $6 million to pay for renovation and infrastructure, as well as for the construction of the 20,000-square-foot addition.
China's leaders finished a closely watched policy meeting Tuesday with a promise to give market forces a bigger role in the country's state-dominated economy but failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model.
A Lincoln County pharmaceutical plant will be closing, putting about 310 people out of work. Actavis PLC said Monday it will take until the middle of 2015 to close the plant, which makes creams and ointments.
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Lawmakers approved the legislation in just three days last week after Inslee called the Legislature back to Olympia for a special session dedicated to Boeing. The bill extends Boeing's tax incentives all the way to 2040, and the benefits have a projected value of $9 billion.
Thousands of workers demanding higher pay hurled rocks and sticks at clothing factories and clashed with police who used tear gas against them Monday, bringing fresh scrutiny to working conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry. At least 30 people were reported wounded.
Pushing his case for how to increase jobs, President Barack Obama headed to the Gulf Coast where he was to use the backdrop of the Port of New Orleans to press for more government spending on infrastructure projects that can have ripple effects on employment.
A burst of hiring in October added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs to the economy in a month when the government was partly shut down for 16 days. And employers added far more jobs in August and September than previously thought.
Dennis Williams has been the UAW's secretary-treasurer for the last three years. Williams, a Marine Corps veteran, joined the union in 1977 as a welder. He joined the union's national organizing department in 1988 and has negotiated contracts with Mitsubishi, Caterpillar and other companies.
A 55-year-old man's left arm was severed Thursday in an industrial accident at a Seattle fortune cookie company. Kyle Moore of the Seattle Fire Department says the arm was severed after the man became stuck in a machine up to his chest.