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.
Massachusetts moved closer to instituting the nation's highest minimum wage among states under a bill approved Wednesday by the state House of Representatives.
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as the number of people collecting jobless aid fell to its lowest level in more than six years.
Navistar is preparing to consolidate an engine production plant and cut 280 workers in Huntsville, but the truck and engine maker is also hiring employees at another Alabama plant.
Dedicated six years after her death in 1930 at the age of 93, the 80-ton Minnesota granite obelisk honors the woman who was born Mary Harris Jones, the white-haired, 5-foot-tall former seamstress who was in the thick of some of the nation's most venomous labor disputes.
A Chinese paper maker is planning to invest $2 billion over five years to open a facility in Chesterfield County, creating 2,000 jobs, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday.
A pharmaceutical company is locating its headquarters in Charleston, a move expected to create about 40 new jobs over the next five years.
Three companies announced plans Monday to bring a combined 7,100 jobs to South Carolina's Interstate 77 corridor, though many of those jobs are moving just minutes south from Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has no record of ever inspecting Western Sugar Cooperative's beet-processing plant in Lovell before a woman died there in an industrial accident this year.
Unions representing Boeing machinists and mill workers are siding with businesses in a bitter fight over how much fish people eat, and thus how clean Washington state waters should be.
The increase has been a top second-term political priority for the president and his allies in Congress, but it is stalled in the Republican-led House of Representatives.
An angry mob of Indian workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers.
The downfall of manufacturing in the U.S. has done more than displace workers and leave communities searching for ways to rebuild devastated economies.
Historically, at this stage in the economy's recovery, pay would be rising in most sectors. But five years after the Great Recession officially ended, raises remain sharply uneven across industries and, as a whole, have barely kept up with prices.
The city has what young professionals want — including a vibrant nightlife and affordable, walkable neighborhoods — and it has what companies want: potential workers from universities including Penn, Drexel and Temple.
Canada's meat industry says controversy over the temporary foreign worker program has made it increasingly difficult for processing plants to hire enough staff to remain competitive.
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but claims for jobless aid remain near pre-recession levels.
A new federal lawsuit is challenging Seattle's adoption of the nation's highest minimum wage as unfair to small franchises.
OSHA says an investigation found workers were exposed to serious amputation risks and the threat of electrocution, burns, crushing, lacerations or fractured body parts.
About 63 percent of women in the non-agricultural labor force are self-employed in the informal sector in Africa, more than twice the worldwide rate, according to World Bank data, which also shows that necessity is the main driving force behind female entrepreneurship in poor countries.
A group of eight current and former employees of United Parcel Service in Kentucky have sued the company saying they faced racial discrimination, poor treatment based on race and retaliation after they complained.
National Instruments Corp. has dropped plans for an $80 million expansion in Central Texas that would have added about 1,000 jobs.
The chief executives of Coca-Cola, Tyson Foods, Cargill and a half-dozen other national and regional companies write that without action to overhaul ineffective immigration laws and allow lower-skilled workers into the country legally, their businesses cannot ensure the workforce they need.