A survey shows U.S. businesses added 166,000 jobs last month, a sign of only modest improvement in hiring. Payroll company ADP said Wednesday that employers added just 159,000 jobs in August and 161,000 in July, both slightly lower than the previous estimates.
Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. said Tuesday it will invest more than $55 million to expand its plant in eastern Arkansas, creating 200 new jobs. The plant in Marion manufactures parts for Toyota's Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia models.
Drugmaker Merck says it plans to reduce its global workforce by another 8,500 jobs as part of a plan to cut its annual costs by about $2.5 billion by the end of 2015.The latest workforce reductions come on top of about 7,500 in previously announced job cuts.
Though Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, said the unemployment rate across the 17-member eurozone held steady at 12 percent in August, it found the number of people out of work fell for the third month running. That's the first time the region has enjoyed such a run since April 2011.
Federal officials have cited an upstate New York manufacturer for 16 safety violations after a fatal forklift accident.National Pipe and Plastics, Inc. of Vestal has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for serious violations of workplace health and safety standards.
Manufacturing employment fell 1 percent between July 2012 and July 2013, compared to 1.3 percent during the 2011-2012 survey period, the publishing company's 2014 West Virginia Manufacturers Register shows. Coal mining employment fell 5 percent to 11,829 jobs. But the industry remains West Virginia's top industrial sector.
As France battles high unemployment, rising taxes and pinched pocketbooks, the Socialist government has said its main focus is job creation. Now, critics of a more-than-century-old law that prevents most stores from opening on Sundays say revising it would be a good step in that direction.
Gov. Nathan Deal says an auto supply firm is opening a plant in west Georgia that's expected to create 350 manufacturing jobs. Deal said in a statement Monday that the planned Hyundai Dymos plant in West Point will supply Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.
Union workers at Oshkosh Corp. have given the company what it says it needs to make a competitive bid on a military contract worth billions of dollars. United Auto Workers Local 578 voted Sunday to extend the contract five years after it expires in 2016. The extension protects more than 2,500 jobs at the Fox Valley's largest manufacturer.
I enjoyed this turn of phrase, particularly since I had recently read about a cable outage in Fairfield, CT that resulted in numerous 911 calls because it occurred in the middle of an episode of “Breaking Bad.” You are not the center of the universe. Never has this concept been required more.
The layoffs were originally expected to last about two weeks, but The Blade reports Friday that the company plans to resume building the vehicle in two shifts Monday. Chrysler spokesperson Jodi Tinson says workers are being brought back earlier thanks to a plan allowing required updates to be made more quickly.
A Canadian outdoor furniture company has announced plans to open a plant in Buffalo. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says Gracious Living Corp. is buying 50 acres of land and two vacant buildings along the city's waterfront from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
A tissue make in Anderson is working on an expansion that is expected to add at least 200 jobs. The Anderson Independent-Mail reported (http://bit.ly/19IsoZ7 ) reported that First Quality Enterprises is clearing land at its plant for a new tissue-making machine.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the second-lowest level in six years. Steady declines in applications show that very few companies are laying off workers.
As workers age, the incidence of disability rises. A University of Wisconsin study comparing age groups showed disability increased from 9.5 percent for workers in the 18- to 24-year-old range, to 20 percent for workers in the 45- to 54-year-old range.
The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law, despite an overnight talkathon on the chamber's floor led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Shell Oil Co. announced Tuesday that it has settled on Ascension Parish to possibly build a $12.5 billion natural gas to liquids plant that would create 740 direct jobs.No final decision has been made on whether to construct the facility on a site near Sorrento, about 30 miles from Baton Rouge.
Due to all these factors, the median age of the labor force is anticipated to increase rapidly, with one-third of the U.S. labor force turning 55 by 2015. This may have far-reaching implications on the number and type of work-related injuries experienced. Most companies are not prepared for these changing demographics.
OSHA inspected the plant in March. The agency says some of the violations involve the failure to correct deficiencies in equipment and to document responses to violations found in a 2010 safety audit. The agency says 12 of 22 violations found three years ago remain uncorrected.
The company says it will be making more of its Boost and Carnation Breakfast Essentials drinks at the plant. Nestle has also been making Nesquik and Coffee-Mate at the plant that opened in 2009. Nestle spokesman Chris Lloyd tells The Herald Bulletin that the company isn't announcing whether any jobs will be added with the new production line.
The fifth day of protests in two industrial districts near Dhaka, the capital, forced authorities to close more than 100 factories for the day, police and news reports said. The districts — Gazipur and Narayanganj — house hundreds of factories that supply garment products to numerous global brands, including Wal-Mart and H&M.
A German powertrain maker will build its first American factory in Mississippi, with plans to invest $140 million and hire 300 people over five years.Feuer Powertrain Gmbh & Co. KG says it hopes to start production by early 2015 at the 156,600 square-foot plant it will build.
PPG Industries Inc. plans to move 500 workers — including 300 from AzkoNobel's recently acquired North American decorative coatings business — to western Pennsylvania within 18 months.The $1.05 billion AzkoNobel acquisition in April added paint brands like Glidden to PPG's Pittsburgh Paints and Olympic brands.
Transmission reprogramming and extra test-driving delayed shipment of the vehicles, and inventory from the Toledo facility has accumulated, so some second-shift workers have been idled. The layoffs are expected to last about two weeks.
The city will be losing the headquarters of its biggest employer, the economic titan that gives Decatur significance beyond its size. It might just have about 75,000 residents, but Decatur has the nerve center for a company that's ranked No. 27 on the Fortune 500 list and generates tens of billions of dollars in sales every year.