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The National Retail Federation today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save American Workers Act, which would change the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employment from 30 hours per week to 40 hours. NRF sent a letter to the House saying all votes related to the bill, H.R. 2575, would be considered key votes… Keep reading →

The National Retail Federation today called Senate legislation aimed at increasing the federal minimum wage by 40 percent an anti-job tax that would lead to higher labor costs for employers and fewer opportunities for young and entry-level workers. NRF will include votes on the minimum wage as “Key Retail Votes” in its annual voting scorecard… Keep reading →

Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — For the first time in thirteen years, New Jersey gained manufacturing jobs, reports the 2014 New Jersey Manufacturers Register®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI in 2013, New Jersey posted a half percent gain in manufacturing employment, or 2,674 jobs,… Keep reading →

Manufacturers’ News, Inc.– For the first time in thirteen years, Rhode Island gained manufacturing jobs, reports the 2014 Rhode Island Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory and database published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, manufacturers in Rhode Island added 1,045 jobs from Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2013, an increase of… Keep reading →

The National Council of Chain Restaurants issued the following comments from Executive Director Rob Green on the hearing held today by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage: “Today’s hearing is an exercise in rehearsed political talking points that ignore the practical reality of what… Keep reading →

Manufacturers’ News, Inc./– Following eleven years of decline, manufacturing employment in Vermont posted a gain, reports the 2014 Vermont Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory and database published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, manufacturers in Vermont added 539 jobs from Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2013, or 1.2%, the first time… Keep reading →

Manufacturers’ News, Inc./– For a third straight year, Maine manufacturing jobs declined, reports the 2014 Maine Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory and database published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, manufacturers in Maine cut 726 jobs from Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2013, or about 1.1%, a smaller decline than reported… Keep reading →

Manufacturing employment in Illinois declined a half percent over the past year, reports the 2014 Illinois Manufacturers Directory®, an industrial directory and database published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, manufacturers in Illinois cut 4,085 jobs from Feb. 2012 to Feb. 2013, or a half percent. Manufacturers’ News reports Illinois… Keep reading →

Health care lost 400 jobs in January 2014, and revised data for December 2013 showed a scant gain of 2,400 jobs. This two-month increase of 2,000 jobs is the lowest since our data series began in 1989, and the 3-month moving average gain of 10,500 jobs has not been lower in more than a decade…. Keep reading →

The National Retail Federation today issued the following statements from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay and Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz on the December jobs report: “The nation’s retailers continued to add to their payrolls in December even in the midst of the condensed holiday shopping season,” Shay said. “Retailers and merchants, especially those operating… Keep reading →

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