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Here’s how trade protectionism can destroy American manufacturing jobs

“I recently had the pleasure of testifying in front of the International Trade Commission in defense of free trade, the American consumers, and all American workers” writes Rep Ralph Norman for washingtonexaminer.com. With restricted overseas supply chains, consumers would be faced with higher prices for “large residential washers” here at home.It seeks to limit market access and restrict supply chains, which would cause average Americans to lose the ability to purchase cheaper, more sophisticated washing machines.In this case, Whirlpool has a problem with the establishment of overseas supply chains for…

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JPMorgan to hire thousands for mid, back-office jobs in Warsaw

“Poland has sealed a deal with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to open an operational headquarters in Warsaw, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said” writes Marek Strzelecki for bloomberg.com. The U.S. bank, which is set to hire “several thousand people,” according to Morawiecki, joins a list of foreign lenders relocating some mid- and back-office positions to Poland.International banks are taking advantage of lower costs in the formerly communist European Union member, especially amid uncertainty over the U.K.’s relative allure following Brexit. “We’ve been in difficult talks for several months but I…

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Amazon hiring 2,000 workers in New York including IT and finance pros, opening Manhattan office

“AMZN, -0.88% said Thursday that it will create 2,000 jobs in New York City over the next three years, and open a new Manhattan office in 2018” writes Tonya Garcia for marketwatch.com. The jobs will be in areas like IT, finance and design, and these new staffers will support the aforementioned advertising business, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Fashion, and other divisions. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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RBA chief sees stronger growth for Aussie economy

“The jobs growth is occurring across the country, the RBA said” writes James Glynn for marketwatch.com. He added that households had been coping reasonably well with higher debt levels so far.Still, some caution will need to exhibited by the RBA as soaring household debt levels will require policy makers to act carefully, he said.SYDNEY–Australia’s economy is on track for lower rates of unemployment and stronger growth as it exits a period dominated by a mining investment boom and bust, according to central bank chief Philip Lowe. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Mitie to cut 480 jobs as it considers sale of property management business

“Outsourcing firm Mitie plans to cut 480 jobs by the end of the financial year and is considering a sale of its property management business as its transformation programme moves forward” writes Rhiannon Bury for telegraph.co.uk. The firm has appointed investment bank Evercore Partners to explore a potential sale of the property management division having received interest from potential buyers. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Tata Steel to merge European operations with Thyssenkrupp in deal that could ‘safeguard’ 8,000 British jobs

“Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp have agreed a preliminary merger of their European operations in a deal that would create an industry giant aimed at safeguarding their future” writes Alan Tovey for telegraph.co.uk. The combined business would be a 50:50 joint venture and would be Europe’s second largest steel business, behind only ArclorMittal, giving it the scale to compete more evenly in tough international markets.Headquartered in Amsterdam, the merged business will be named Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel and generate annual revenues estimated at €15bn (£13bn), and ship about 21m tonnes of steel…

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Q&A for federal workers: Veterans preference in hiring

“Veterans whose military service meets certain standards get preference for a large majority of federal jobs” reports washingtonpost.com. There are additional advantages for disabled veterans, as well as a program in which veterans can be hired without competition into certain jobs for a trial period and then converted to the civil service later. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Vote: Are you on the move for work or retirement?

“Thereports two facts about American mobility: Millennials and younger people are moving less and older baby boomers are moving slightly more after the Great Recession, according to the Wall Street Journal” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. This has profound consequences for the economy, because so many people aren’t moving to take jobs where they’re available or to start businesses where they would be more viable. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Get hired faster – 3 ways to make it happen

“The best thing for you in this situation is to help do the hiring manager’s job for him or her” writes Ray Bixler for aol.com. Hiring managers are usually overwhelmed with their day jobs.But by putting these ideas to work, you’ll have a better chance at both finding your dream job – and closing the deal faster. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Valley unemployment rates mostly lower in August

“Statewide, the August unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in July” reports thebusinessjournal.com. Fresno County’s unemployment rate for August was 8.6 percent, unchanged from July but below 8.5 percent a year ago.On a month-over basis, nonfarm employment dropped by 300 jobs while farm employment increased by 1,700 jobs.In Tulare County, the August unemployment rate was 10.6 percent, down from 10.7 percent in July but above 10.4 percent a year ago.The August unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in Madera County, down from 8.3 percent in July and…

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