Northampton middle school team takes top award in manufacturing video contest
A team from Northampton Area School District earned top honors Tuesday night in a video contest among 22 schools designed to showcase area manufacturers and entice students to consider manufacturing as a career.
B.C. economy booming despite energy sector woes: Susan Bonner
Looking west has been the way to track the story of the Canadian economy for some time now. It was the west —specifically Alberta — that delivered most of the growth after the 2008-2009 Great Recession and led Canada's speedier than most recovery.
The New Yavapai Economy: Is blue collar the new white collar?
At national, state, and federal levels there has been a surge of discussion around the middle-skills job gap. These are the vocational careers that have experienced a reduction in workforce due to retirees and little to no pipeline of trained or apprenticed workers to replace them.
Illinois Bill Pledges More Clean Energy Jobs, Boost to Economy, and Cleaner Air
Illinois is two-for-two on clean energy wins. Illinois legislators introduced a bill to spur significant new growth in the clean energy industry, creating an estimated 32,000 jobs annually across Illinois once proposed clean energy standards are fully implemented.
Only a few years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and green energy.
U.S. energy companies slash jobs as oil prices slump
Oilfield services giants Schlumberger Ltd and Halliburton Co. and many others in the oil and gas industry have announced plans to lay off thousands of people in the past few months as global oil prices have nearly halved since June.
Trinidad Drilling Ltd. has slashed paycheques for executives, board members, and salaried employees, while letting go staff and halving its 2015 budget, to cope with weak oil prices and sinking demand for its services.
UAE and regional jobs market holding up despite oil slump
The jobs market in the UAE and the Middle East appears to be weathering the downturn in oil prices surprisingly well – at least for now, according to surveys by some of the biggest international recruiting firms in the region.
Where the jobs will be — and which jobs will be in demand
Trades, transport and equipment operators — and related occupations (about 160,000) are projected to be the three occupation groups that will account for 52 per cent of total projected job openings in the near future...
One job stands out on a new list of the 25 high-paying jobs that are most in demand: Physician, with a base salary of more than $200,000 and nearly 8,000 job openings listed on Glassdoor, a jobs website where users post salary information and company reviews.
More than 40 percent of UW-Madison engineering students stay in Wisconsin after graduation
According to 2013-2014 data from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Engineering Career Services, 93 percent of students who graduate from the College of Engineering accept jobs or go on to graduate school.
Can Ending Energy Poverty Abroad Create Jobs at Home?
An innovative American company called All Power Labs has a creative approach to tackling the challenge of energy poverty, one that has turned existing ideas about development aid and manufacturing jobs on their head.
Government and industry put money behind their message that Canada needs more skilled tradespeople with the recent announcement of a more than $1 million-plus investment in Women Building Futures (WBF), an organization that provides skilled labour training to women for the construction industry.
Environmental Movement Has Held Back the Keystone XL Pipeline -- For Good Reason
Ditching the Keystone XL pipeline should be a no-brainer. The 1,179-mile pipeline extension would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas.
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