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  Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — For a fourth straight year, industrial employment in Colorado posted a gain, reports the 2015 Colorado Manufacturers Directory®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Colorado manufacturers added 2,919 jobs, a 1.3% increase, from June 2013 to June 2014, slightly… Keep reading →

A new report released today by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence and the TIAA-CREF Institute finds that only 18 percent of full-time public-sector workers are very confident about their retirement income prospects, down from 21 percent in 2012. In particular, many public-sector workers also express concern about retiree healthcare costs, future benefits… Keep reading →

The National Labor Exchange (NLx) was named the provider of job content to the newly enhanced Veterans Job Bank found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits platform. A public-private partnership between DirectEmployers Association and its longtime partner the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), the NLx includes 1.5 million opportunities found on… Keep reading →

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) today called on United Airlines to rethink its outsourcing plans in Kona, Maui and Lihue. United announced in mid-March that it would solicit bids from sub-contractors in an effort to lower the carrier’s costs by outsourcing fleet and passenger service operations…. Keep reading →

Manufacturers’ News, Inc.– Manufacturing employment in Iowa increased one percent in 2013, reports the 2014 Iowa Manufacturers Register®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI in 2013, Iowa added 2,114 jobs over the past year. Manufacturers’ News reports Iowa is now home to 5,430 manufacturers… Keep reading →

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 →

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