Tag Archives: Employment News


Specialty Trade Construction Facing Uncertainty

Though the construction industry added 5,000 jobs in April, concern surrounding the dip in specialty trade employment remains, according to The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration NEWS. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report indicated that despite the overall job growth last month, the specialty trade division lost 1,500 jobs. Jack Jacobson of […]

Food Manufacturing Company Adding Approximately 165 Jobs to Utah Facility

Food manufacturing company LifeHouse Foods recently announced plans to invest $40 million into the expansion of its Hurricane, Utah-based facility, a project that is expected to create about 165 new jobs, Food Business News reported. The source added that investing in the manufacturing plant was a decision made in the hopes of improving support for […]

Logistics Company Expansion to Bring 200 Jobs to Texas

Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc. recently announced plans to invest over $5 million in the expansion of its Forth Worth, Texas, facilities, a move that is expected to create at least 200 new jobs over the next seven years, Business Facilities reported.  These positions will help support the transportation, supply management and logistics operations the company […]

Healthcare Jobs Fueled Growth After Recession

Healthcare jobs played a major role in reviving the employment market after the 2007-2010 recession, according to Health Affairs Blog.  Healthcare jobs have made up 35 percent of the new jobs added since the recession began, with 2.5 million more healthcare jobs today than there were in mid-2007, the source noted, citing data from the Bureau […]

Auto Parts Manufacturer US Farathane to Create 200 Jobs in Michigan

US Farathane, an automotive parts supplier, will be revamping its Michigan plant and creating 205 new jobs, The Times Herald reported.  The jobs will be added at the company’s Port Huron facility. US Farathane will also spend $14.25 million to construct a new building and hire additional employees in the future.  US Farathane has 11 […]

North Carolina Auto Plant to Create 160 Jobs Over Next Five Years

Earlier this week, Continental North America, a unit of German Continental AG, announced that it plans to invest in a $40 million expansion for its Morganton automobile brake plant that will create 160 jobs, the Charlotte Business Journal reported. The news source said that the state of North Carolina will give the company as much […]

T-Mobile Expansion to Create 350 Retail and Engineering Jobs in Chicago

T-Mobile recently announced that it will be opening more than 40 stores over the next year, which will create 350 new jobs in the Chicago area, Chicago Business reported. The expansion equates to a 15 percent growth in stores, adding to its existing 263 locations.  Chicago Business added that although approximately 300 of the added […]

Walgreens Adding 150 Customer Service Jobs to Alabama Facility

Walgreens recently announced that it will add 150 new jobs to its customer contact center in Northwest Alabama, Made in Alabama reported. The pharmacy chain, headquartered in Illinois, is hiring these high-tech, customer care advisor positions in Muscle Shoals, bringing its workforce to about 600 employees.  The source noted that applications can be filled out online and the company […]

Boat Manufacturer Bringing 370 Jobs to South Carolina

Scout Boats, a fishing boat building company, recently announced plans to expand its South Carolina operations and create 370 new jobs, the Associated Press reported. Approximately $11 million will be invested in the Summerville expansion and will include the addition of multiple new boat models.  The line of coastal fishing boats produced by the company […]