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8 Secrets To Spotting When Your Team Is in Trouble

July 25, 2014 12:07 pm | by Drs. Dennis and Michelle Reina, co-founders of Reina, A Trust Building Consultancy | Blogs | Comments

Recently, Monster — the world’s largest and most well known employment website — released findings from an international survey looking into workplace stress. The poll’s revelations were grim.                 

Bombardier To Cut 1,800 Jobs

July 25, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it...

Biden Pushes Infrastructure, Job Training in Ohio

July 25, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biden said the keys to putting more people in better-paying jobs and spurring economic growth in...

Layoffs Becoming Rare Across U.S. Job Market

July 25, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic...

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Perry's Tech Startup Fund Is Not All It Seems

July 24, 2014 1:54 pm | by Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | News | Comments

A closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, one of Perry's signature initiatives in his 14 years as governor, reveals that some of the businesses that received money are not all they seem.                

Senate To Debate Bill Targeting Companies That Move Overseas

July 24, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.                            

Gov. Walker Got $68K From Companies That Outsourced Jobs

July 24, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A recent campaign finance report shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has received money from at least 11 corporations that outsource jobs to other countries.                            

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Could The U.S. Dip Back Into Recession?

July 23, 2014 10:06 am | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sluggish growth in France, Italy, Russia, Brazil and China suggests that the old truism, "When the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold," may need to be flipped.                      

Michigan Approves 9 Projects To Add 3,900 Jobs

July 23, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Michigan on Tuesday approved state incentives for nine economic development projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs, nearly half from General Motors consolidating engineering jobs from outside the state at a site in Michigan.      

The Revival of American Manufacturing and the Middle Class

July 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by Mike Collins, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. The following describes the key issues facing American manufacturer that need to be addressed with action (not rhetoric).

Mixing It Up the KitchenAid Way

July 22, 2014 12:04 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Every KitchenAid stand mixer in the world is built in this Greenville, OH facility. Find out what goes into building an iconic product that has stood the test of time.                        

Unilever Closing Ice Cream Factory in Florida

July 22, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer-goods giant Unilever is closing an ice cream factory in the Tampa Bay area and laying off roughly 210 people.                                      

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Labor Force Drop Had Pre-Recession Roots

July 18, 2014 2:30 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a new report released Thursday, President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers point to an aging population as the biggest single factor contributing to the lowest participation rate in 36 years.               

Philly Factory Growth Fastest in 3 Years

July 18, 2014 2:21 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region surged in July, expanding at its fastest pace in more than three years, as new orders, shipments and hiring all rose.                            

Bolivia Legalizes Child Labor From Age 10

July 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Paola Flores, Associated Press | News | Comments

While most of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia has become the first nation to legalize it from age 10.                                     

Could Brooklyn Hipsters Help Save the Middle Class?

July 17, 2014 2:05 pm | by PBS NewsHour | Videos | Comments

As popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career.                

Fight Continues Over Obama Lawsuit

July 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

House Speaker Boehner has said he wants to take legal action because Obama has abused his authority to carry out laws Congress approves, specifically by delaying a health care law requirement that many employers provide medical coverage for their workers. 

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Microsoft To Cut up to 18,000 Jobs

July 17, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.                               

Tenn. Officials Downplay Union Debate at Volkswagen

July 16, 2014 9:38 am | by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tennessee leaders downplayed the often public wrangling over organized labor's role at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory on Tuesday, focusing on the company's recent announcement that it would add a new line there to produce a seven-passenger SUV.

Bombardier Union Goes On Strike in Ontario

July 15, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 900 unionized employees at Bombardier's light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario are on strike after failing to reach an agreement with management about pension changes and benefit reductions.               

Brewery Boom Is a Bright Spot for New Mexico Economy

July 15, 2014 1:58 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it's helping to quench this drought-stricken state's thirst for jobs and economic development.                       

Volkswagen To Add 2,000 Jobs in Tennessee

July 14, 2014 12:34 pm | by Erik Schelzig and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.               

Gov't Sets Duties on Steel Pipe Imports

July 14, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government has imposed duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries, ruling in favor of U.S. steel producers and unions that had complained those countries were unfairly flooding the American market. 

Samsung Suspends Chinese Supplier

July 14, 2014 9:37 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co.              

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash

July 14, 2014 9:30 am | by Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawyers for Morgan filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., claiming the retailer was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van.                    

Obama Taps Controversial Nominee for NLRB

July 14, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is once again nominating lawyer Sharon Block to serve on the National Labor Relations Board, a move that could anger congressional Republicans.                          

UAW Says 'Consensus' Reached With Volkswagen

July 11, 2014 9:48 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee.    

Wisconsin Gave Money to 2 Companies That Outsourced Jobs

July 11, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Both companies received millions of dollars in financial awards from WEDC, only to later lay off workers whose jobs were taken by employees at the companies' foreign facilities.                     

Samsung Faces New Child Labor Claim in China

July 10, 2014 9:38 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.                    

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