Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Manufacturing plans to add 20 jobs and spend nearly $3 million to expand its West Virginia truck assembly plant.
A survey of chief executives shows fewer large U.S. companies plan to hire or boost spending in the next six months, reflecting a weaker U.S. economy.
Research In Motion said it has started laying off employees as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $1 billion this year.
Employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead.
Johnson Controls Interior Manufacturing says it will close its Kendallville auto parts plant Aug. 31, costing about 170 workers their jobs.
Indiana manufacturers are seeing a slow recovery, adding back about 60 percent of the 100,000 jobs lost during the recession, but many workers are finding their paychecks lighter than they once were.
Union members previously rejected the contract offer, saying it takes away too much job security and that wage increases would be offset by health insurance costs.
Executives with Brown-Forman said it will invest as much as $60M in the plant that will have about 200 employees when it reaches full production.
The Taiwan-based company has been besieged with reports of poor working and living conditions for its workers at factories and dorms.
Nokia says it will slash jobs and close plants as it fights fierce competition, and gave a grim outlook for most of the year, causing its shares to plunge more than 15 percent.
American Fuji Seal, a unit of packaging company Fuji Seal International, is adding 45 jobs with a $10 million expansion in Kentucky.
Magneti Marelli will expand its operations in Pulaski, Tenn., creating 800 jobs as part of a $53.7 million investment.
Auto parts supplier NTN Driveshaft says it is spending $18M on new equipment for its Indiana factory, with plans to increase production and add perhaps 50 jobs during the next year.
Appliance maker Electrolux says it has awarded a $5 million equipment contract to a Memphis company for the development of assembly line and conveyance systems at its new plant.
Police raids on factories in the Indian capital revealed dozens of migrant kids hard at work Tuesday despite laws against child labor.
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American Crystal Sugar leaders and union representatives aren't making progress on contract talks in a dispute that has locked out workers and dragged on for 10 months.
A union leader says layoffs have begun at Sparrows Point with the steel mill's owner shutting down the blast furnace.
Locked-out American Crystal Sugar factory workers have completed a 200-mile journey by foot and hay wagon in advance of an expected Friday meeting between union officials and company representatives.
Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the announcement Tuesday will allow T.RAD North America Inc. to keep its existing workforce of 410 employees.
Companies that are more thinly staffed than in the past may well be "looking for someone who can come in and do the job," without needing a lot of training or supervision, said John Challenger.
A stalled effort to renew federal tax credits for the wind power industry is making it hard to keep employees on the payroll and plan for expansion, a group of executives said.
The two sides are set to resume talks Friday after the union asked a federal mediator to help end the contract dispute.