Blind people remain largely unwanted in the U.S. workplace, despite technological advances that dramatically boost their capabilities. Only about 24 percent of working-age Americans with visual disabilities had full-time jobs as of 2011, according to Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute.
Kellogg says it plans to trim its global workforce by 7 percent, with the breakfast foods maker citing weaker-than-expected sales for the year. According to FactSet, Kellogg has 31,000 employees, suggesting the company plans to cut about 2,170 jobs.
A government-appointed panel in Bangladesh voted Monday to raise the minimum wage for millions of garment workers to about $66 a month — still the lowest in the world and well below what workers have been seeking.
U.S. factory activity expanded in October at the fastest pace in 2½ years, suggesting that the 16-day partial shutdown of the government had little effect on manufacturers.Instead, overseas demand and healthy U.S. auto sales appear to be supporting factory output.
Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. say they plan to move production of some shoes from overseas to a manufacturing plant in south Georgia, which they say will create 250 jobs in the state. The retailer on Thursday announced plans for the facility in Hazelhurst, about 100 miles west of Savannah.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very fewer workers.
Watch manufacturer Shinola is investing in Detroit by hiring and training local workers. CEO Steve Bock hopes to help bring back American manufacturing by investing in what was once America's manufacturing powerhouse.
United States Steel Corp said on Tuesday it will permanently shut down iron and steelmaking operations at its Hamilton, Ontario, mill at the end of this year. The decision is a blow to Hamilton, long the center of Canada's steel industry, which has been hit hard by plant closures over the last decade.
Nestle USA says it's relocating its frozen pizza division from Illinois to the Cleveland suburb of Solon, joining its other businesses and an expanding research center there. The world's largest food company expects about 250 jobs eventually to come from the move.
Siemens Energy, Inc. has added 40 new jobs at the central Mississippi plant where it makes high-voltage transmission equipment. Employment is now about 400 at the plant in Richland, just south of Jackson.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and the Teamsters union are about to begin contract talks for the first time since the Belgian brewer InBev purchased the maker of Budweiser, Bud Light and other beers five years ago.
Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will close an East Texas plant and move the work elsewhere, putting about 100 employees out of work.The announcement to close the dippers plant in Kilgore comes a week after the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy equipment maker revealed third-quarter earnings fell 44 percent.
As jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the Machinists Union begin negotiations on Thursday for a new contract governing pay, benefits, work rules and other conditions, the top issue will be jobs.
The Manufacturing Jobs for America initiative aims to build bipartisan support for legislation that will modernize America’s manufacturing sector, help American manufacturers grow and create jobs, and assist American workers in getting the skills to succeed in the next generation of manufacturing jobs.
The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Owens Corning will construct an advanced manufacturing plant in theGastonia Technology Park (GTP). The initial investment will be $120 million and at full operations the company will employ up to 110 persons.
Although no prosperity is guaranteed for the years ahead, the market seems to indicate that we’re on the verge of a strong boom period when it comes to job creation for the manufacturing industry.
Automakers boosted their output in September, but the gain was offset by declines at makers of computers, furniture and appliances.
Republican Gov. John Kasich is facing criticism over the indefinite shuttering of Ormet Corp., an aluminum smelting giant along the Ohio River and the onetime largest customer of American Electric Power. About 1,000 workers — mostly unionized steelworkers — are out of work.
While the economy appears to be turning around, employers across the country continue to make difficult decisions concerning mass layoffs and plant closings. Employers that forget about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the “WARN Act”) and applicable state “baby” WARN Acts do so at their peril.
Truck maker AB Volvo says its earnings dipped on lower sales in the third quarter and that it will slash 2,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting program.
The uncertainty and weakness that hung over the U.S. job market in September before the government shut down aren't going away.
United Technologies Corp.'s third-quarter profit rose just 1 percent, and the aerospace and building systems conglomerate warned Tuesday that weak military aerospace sales are expected to cut into revenue this year.
A tight job market has discouraged many Americans from looking for work. The percentage of Americans working or looking for work remained at a 35-year low last month.
Demand will be spurred by new products and innovations, Honeywell said in a report released Sunday in Las Vegas before Tuesday's opening of the National Business Aviation Association's trade show.