Obama says he has moved to attract jobs, raise workers' wages and help students pay off loans because Republican obstructionism is keeping the system rigged against the middle class.
Matt Lauer has no regrets asking General Motors CEO Mary Barra about balancing work and motherhood, saying he sees it as an issue that affects all working parents regardless of their gender.
The U.S. has among the lowest labor costs in the industrialized world and is awash in cheap energy, making it attractive for businesses to reshore by bringing their operations back to the U.S.
The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose slightly to 82.5 in June from 81.9 in May. That is still below April's reading of 84.1, which had been the highest in almost a year.
Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from the House planning to sue Obama for failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress to China creating thousands of U.S. jobs.
California and Texas are among a handful of states competing for Tesla Motors' planned battery plant, which will represent a $5 billion investment from the California-based car company and its partners.
Recently, an NLRB administrative law judge (ALJ) issued a decision that, if allowed to stand, would have significant implications for manufacturers and their intellectual property.
In an industry that has yet to recover the jobs lost in the recession, we’re dealing with vacancies in the skilled trades that threaten to derail production growth and sector expansion.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs.
Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition.
The IFA has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the Seattle law, arguing it violates the U.S. Constitution by treating franchises and other small businesses unequally.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a notice of violation to Entergy Corp. over a 2013 accident at the utility's Arkansas Nuclear One plant that killed one worker and injured eight others.
Solid hiring, growth in manufacturing and surging auto sales have lifted the economy at a steady if still-unspectacular pace.
Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months.
Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.
The head of the economic development organization in Vermont's largest county made a series of recommendations Monday for the state to help protect the 4,000 jobs at the IBM electronics plant in Essex Junction.
Avon is trying to trim $400 million in spending by 2016 and said that the latest cuts should contribute $50 million to $55 million in annual savings.
The global manufacturing scene has been getting a lot of press lately, as China’s production slows and the reshoring trend gives American workers hope. But with so many moving parts, what’s really happening?
A group that supports a higher state minimum wage has ended its bid for a November ballot question, saying it was no longer necessary now that lawmakers had approved a bill that would give Massachusetts the highest minimum wage among states by 2017.
State officials say automotive components manufacturer Hatch Stamping Co. plans a new manufacturing facility in Portland.
After decades of siphoning jobs from the United States, China is creating some. Chinese companies invested a record $14 billion in the United States last year, according to the Rhodium Group research firm. Collectively, they employ more than 70,000 Americans, up from virtually none a decade ago.
Alstom's chief executive says the French heavy engineering firm's agreement to sell off most of its power generation business to U.S. rival General Electric Co. will save jobs and protect France's national interests.
Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Indian factory workers killing the CEO over a dispute about work hours to a Chinese-made phone that comes with spyware.
In many states, the efforts are opposed by state officials concerned that local minimum wages could create a confusing patchwork of wage rules. Opponents also say higher wages could force businesses to cut jobs or raise prices.
Less than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it's one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. today with a projected 4.2 million jobs by 2020, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.