There’s a renaissance underway in American manufacturing. Even as rising wages and energy costs in China are leading more U.S. companies to bring manufacturing stateside, economic indicators point towards real industrial progress. READ MORE!!
Anglo American to unveil plan to shed platinum mines, cut 20,000 jobs: media
Anglo American Plc (AAL.L: Quote) will unveil on Monday its plan to dispose of its oldest South African platinum mines, a move that would reduce the global miner's staff count by a fifth of its total workforce, the Sunday Times reported.
The Pelham Public Library is hosting an information session about careers and training in electrical, plumbing, masonry, welding, HVAC and other commercial construction trades on July 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m....
Newly-confirmed head of the Office of Management and Budget, Shaun Donovan, has pledged to reduce the half-trillion dollar annual federal deficit without sacrificing what is seen as important investments.
Public Citizen is complaining that a group of federal agencies propose to redefine manufacturing so that it would include employees and firms that are not actually bashing metal in the United States. READ MORE!!
Plans are in the works for a new natural gas transmission pipeline that could pass through Michigan on its way to Ontario, Canada, raising concerns among some residents whose properties have already been dug up for an ongoing oil pipeline project.
Shortage of skilled workers could jeopardize Canada’s economic future: Jason Kenney
A shortage of skilled workers is the biggest challenge many Canadian businesses face today, Employment Minister Jason Kenney told a skills summit recently, warning it could also jeopardize Canada’s economic development in the future.
Australia losing 75000 mining jobs in next two years
Business Spectator reported that as many as 75,000 resource related jobs will be lost in the next couple of years as the industry’s AUD 450 billion investment splurge on new capacity winds down. READ MORE!!
Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project
The Department of Energy today announced the first step toward issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project with a conditional commitment to Cape Wind Associates, LLC.
Miners cost cuts to continue despite lift in global iron ore production
Announcements of job cuts in the past week from freight and logistics companies, Asciano and Aurizon, and reports that BHP has shed another 500 jobs from its iron ore operations confirm that anaemic revenue growth and slashing costs remain pervasive market themes, particularly for companies exposed to the coal and iron ore sectors. READ MORE!!
Quality `return`s to jobs market as applicants get selective
Scotland’s job market is showing signs of starting to stabilise after years of recession-fuelled unpredictability with potential employees in the oil and gas sector becoming more selective over positions to apply for, according to Scotland’s biggest recruitment platform.
The UK’s burgeoning oil and gas industry, which employs upwards of 440 000 people and contributes billions to the economy, has unveiled plans for a nationwide initiative drawing people of all ages and from all walks of life together to discover what the oil and gas industry offers them.
STEM occupations–described as those requiring a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math related subjects–currently account for more than 10% of jobs in the United States, and pay wages close to double the U.S. average, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Skilledworkers.com is an online community dedicated to job seekers and employers in the Construction, Energy, Environmental, Manufacturing, and Mining industries. Users can search for jobs, post their resumes.