Job postings rose 69,000 to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 million, the Labor Department said Friday. That's the most since March 2008, just a few months after the Great Recession began. It's also close to the roughly 4 million job openings each month that are consistent with healthier job markets.
Ford Motor Co. says it will spend $150 million to upgrade its Buffalo-are plant and add 350 jobs, which would push employment to just under 1,000. The automaker has a stamping plant in the suburb of Hamburg, where pieces of metal called blanks are stamped into hoods, floor panels and other car parts.
A food-processing company has pushed back the date for restarting a closed factory in eastern Indiana where it plans to eventually have 400 workers. The company had planned to begin limited production at the plant in July 2014, but has delayed that until early 2015.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000 last week, the lowest since late September and further evidence of an improving job market.
Missouri’s resurgent automotive industry is bringing another leading automotive parts supplier and more jobs to the Kansas City region, Gov. Jay Nixon announced. Grupo Antolin North America will invest more than $15.7 million in a 150,000 square-foot automotive manufacturing facility to supply Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant, creating an estimated 118 new jobs.
A tech incubator inside San Quentin is turning inmates into entrepreneurs and helping them find work at startups when they're released. Laurie Segall reports.
In the past ten years, Morton Manufacturing has grown from approximately $40,000 a month in sales to more than $2,000,000 per month. This included sales to all of the largest jet engine builders in the world.
Alabama officials are working to lure a Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant to the Huntsville area. Gov. Robert Bentley, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and economic developers met Tuesday in Birmingham with representatives of the aircraft manufacturer.
Apple Inc. will qualify for a $10 million grant from the Arizona Commerce Authority if it opens its proposed new plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa and meets job creation and capital investment targets, the agency announced Tuesday.
Colorado-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs about 1,200 people in north Alabama, local officials said Tuesday, another blow to a region already dealing with job losses. Mayor Tim Walker and state Sen. Clay Scofield said executives informed them of the decision during a meeting at the plant in Boaz, where Pilgrim's Pride is the largest employer.
Caterpillar Inc. is shutting down its mining equipment plant in Pulaski, laying off 240 workers. The company said the production of underground mining equipment will move from Pulaski to Caterpillar's Houston, Pa., facility by the middle of next year.
A House panel plans to investigate allegations in a published report that workers in the Census Bureau fabricated data used to prepare monthly unemployment reports. The probe comes in response to a report Monday in the New York Post that says census data was manipulated in advance of the 2012 presidential race.
The National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel has investigated charges alleging that Walmart violated the rights of its employees as a result of activities surrounding employee protests. The Office of the General Counsel found merit in some of the charges and no merit in others.
The manager of the Chrysler assembly plant in Toledo says the facility will build more than a half-million Jeeps next year — making it one of the highest-volume assembly plants in North America. That's according to plant manager Zach Leroux, who spoke to a rotary club in Toledo Monday.
A Fulton County Superior Court judge had refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four people who were among about 43,000 who applied for jobs at the Kia plant in West Point. The four say they were discriminated against because they had been affiliated with the United Auto Workers labor union.
Local media outlets report that leaders of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers Local 332 held a news conference Sunday to announce that GE had rejected the union's offer to cut 10 percent of the workforce at the plant in Fort Edward, 45 miles north of Albany.
The 342 orders represented more than twice the value of those seen by European rival Airbus, who said it took 142 orders worth some $40 billion. The massive commitments came from just four carriers in the tiny nations of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which are in a race to create more jobs for their own citizens and diversify their oil-dependent economies.
The Folgers Coffee Co. plans a $5 million expansion in eastern New Orleans as parent J.M. Smucker Co. continues consolidating coffee production. A new $3 million administration building will have bigger offices, not more people, Smucker spokeswoman Maribeth Burns told New Orleans CityBusiness.
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.