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Manufacturing, Chemical Investment Increases Across U.S.

The most recent data from the Commerce Department shows that sales and other economic indicators increased in March, likely leading to continued strong hiring in many manufacturing sectors. Specifically, inventories increased by 1 percent in the month and sales rose by 2.2 percent, according to Bloomberg. This latter figure was the largest increase since March […]

Many Banks Looking to Hire Finance Workers, Salespeople

Many banks and financial institutions across the country are seeing increases in hiring in many different parts of their businesses. The Wall Street Journal reports that many banks are hiring bankers to help them strengthen their foreign-exchange (FX) operations. These banks include Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. In addition, many banks are looking to […]

Packaging Industry Sees Slow Gains

Many industries are seeing gains in hiring as the economy slowly recovers from the recession, and one such sector is the packaging industry. According to WSAV, an NBC affiliate, Be Green Packaging LLC is planning to open a manufacturing and distribution facility in Ridgeland, South Carolina. It is believed that this packaging company could bring […]

Highway Construction Hiring Mostly Down Across Nation

With the economy on the upswing, some states are adding construction jobs while others that have not as fully emerged from the recession are losing jobs in the sector. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced that the state added 1,200 construction jobs in March, in addition to adding 500 in February, […]

Regions Once Reliant on Textile Industry Turn to New Sectors

America’s textile manufacturing industry has been struggling in recent decades and that trend does not appear to be ready to end. According to the Greenville News, the U.S. has lost 1.3 million jobs in the textile and apparel industry since 1990, which has spelled trouble for states such as South Carolina, which once relied heavily […]

Many Optimistic About Transportation Industry

The transportation industry appears to be on the upswing, according to a recent survey of economists and other experts. The National Association for Business Economics’ (NABE) quarterly survey polled a number of economic experts about a variety of factors, including “net rising index,” (NRI), which reflects the percentage of respondents predicting employment increases versus those […]

Some Mixed Forecasts About Accounting Hiring

A recent survey of chief financial officers (CFOs) found that many did not plan to hire staff for their companies’ accounting departments. According to an article on PC World’s website, the survey polled 1,400 CFOs and only 7 percent of them said that they were planning to increase staff levels in their accounting and finance […]

Semiconductor Companies See Growth Around the Globe

The semiconductor industry appears to be strong as a number of companies in the sector are hiring around the world. Intel Corp., the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, announced that it would be opening a new research and development facility in Finland, creating about 200 jobs, according to RCR Unplugged. An spokeswoman for the company […]

Computer and Technology Industry Sees Increase in Hiring

Even though the jobless rate in the San Jose metro area increased slightly in March, Silicon Valley companies are continuing to hire technology workers. The California Employment Development Department reported that the unemployment rate in the region was 10.6 percent in March, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Despite the increase in the rate of […]

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