The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
Two House Democrats are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a unionization vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory.
An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured.
A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.
With continued demand for more workers in manufacturing industries, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is leading the charge to reinvigorate the national workforce and attract new personnel.
Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.
The new owners of H.J. Heinz Co. have offered buyouts to all workers in Pittsburgh, where the ketchup-and-food giant has been based for decades.
Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits.
French IT staff at Google, Facebook, and other companies have won new protections against burnout: the right to unplug.
Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate about 760 jobs from its defense division this summer, a decision driven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other military vehicles.
The General Electric Co. plans to build a new U.S. global operations center in the Cincinnati area, bringing an expected 1,400 jobs to southwest Ohio.
The National Association of Manufacturers needs Millennials to join and recruit the next generation of the manufacturing army. In this video, NAM interviews college students about what manufacturing means to them.
When it comes to understanding the need for reliability and maintenance, it’s hard to look further than veterans — they know the stakes if a piece of equipment fails.
Democrats are rallying behind campaign-season legislation curbing paycheck discrimination against women. The bill, partly designed to energize the party's core voters, stands little chance of surviving in the Senate.
A judge with the National Labor Relations Board is considering a complaint filed by union supporters at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama, where labor has failed to gain a foothold despite past organizing attempts.
Workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes have voted to authorize a strike over lingering safety concerns.
Besides reducing reactive spending, another very good reason to consider a comprehensive plan to deal with the infrastructure problems is that it would create a lot of jobs in both construction and manufacturing.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 4.2 million job openings, up 7.7 percent from January.
General Motors says it's investing $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car.
An anti-union group on Monday raised concerns that Volkswagen could move to recognize the United Auto Workers at its Tennessee plant without a vote.
Expansion talks at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant have ground to a halt amid disagreements about the role of organized labor at the factory in Tennessee.
The idea is that if employees are more skilled, and less a “human robot” that performs the same task repeatedly during their shift, they might be able to better identify inefficiencies in the process or think up ways to make it better.
With 192,000 jobs added in March, the labor market is strong enough that businesses are growing, but still too weak for the Federal Reserve to promptly end stimulus.
Michigan plans to boost efforts to attract and retain automotive industry jobs in engineering and design, software and coding, systems integration, and skilled trades, officials said.
In the latest loss for the American textiles industry, Fruit of the Loom has announced its plans to close its plant in Jamestown, KY. Work at the facility will be moved to Honduras in an effort to cut costs.