Messing with NAFTA: 14 million American jobs are on the line

Millions of American jobs could be caught in the crossfire of President Trump’s plans for NAFTA, the trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada. About 14 million American jobs depend on trade with Mexico and Canada, according to the US Chamber of Commerce. President Trump late Wednesday agreed to hold talks on NAFTA after […]

Trump takes credit for 500k jobs. That’s a stretch

President Trump recently took credit for adding over 600,000 new jobs to the US economy. “We’ve created over 600,000 jobs already over a very short period of time and it’s going to really start catching on now,” Trump said April 11 at the White House. On Tuesday, the White House walked that statement back a […]

Coca-Cola to cut 1,200 jobs as sales slump

Coca-Cola’s sales continue to fizzle — and the company is planning to cut 1,200 jobs to try and get back on track. Coke said in its earnings report Tuesday that the layoffs, which will begin in the second half of this year, are part of a broader cost cutting plan aimed at saving $800 million. […]

New State Investments in Rail Projects, Supporting 375 Jobs

HARRISBURG – On Monday Gov. Tom Wolf announced new project approvals through the State Transportation Commission, totaling more than $40 million in funding that will support an estimated 375 jobs in rail freight projects statewide.  “Keeping our extensive rail freight system in good shape is a common-sense way to ensure a sound foundation for the […]

Steve Jobs Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., maker of the Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Personal: Birth date: February 24, 1955 Death date: October 5, 2011 Birth place: San Francisco, California Birth name: Steven Paul Jobs Father: Paul Jobs, machinist Mother: Clara (Hagopian) Jobs, […]

Trump is fixating on jobs he can’t bring back

President Trump spends a lot of time promising to bring back steel jobs and coal jobs. He plans to sign an executive order Thursday directing the administration to investigate whether foreign steel imports are harmful to American national security, a senior administration official told CNN. Earlier this week in Wisconsin, he announced “buy American” rules […]

The robot scabs are coming to take your jobs

If you live in a developed or rapidly developing nation, you and your children will grow old in a world in which most people will not work, because the robots will take your jobs. Every new report shows the machine replacement of human labor is accelerating, with job creation by new technology no longer keeping […]

More than 350 jobs at EPA unfilled during Trump hiring freeze

The Trump administration’s hiring freeze meant more than 350 positions at the Environmental Protection Agency were left unfilled, newly released agency documents show, including more than 100 scientists in specialties like environmental science, life science, and physical science. The documents released through a Freedom of Information Act request by the Sierra Club and reviewed by […]

Trump says he created 600,000 jobs. Not true

President Trump says he has created 600,000 jobs so far. It’s a false statement. “We’ve created over 600,000 jobs already over a very short period of time and it’s going to really start catching on now,” Trump said Tuesday at the White House, flanked by his top advisers and the CEOs who are members of […]

Chinese firm creates jobs in Rust Belt county that voted for Trump

A Chinese company is helping revive an Ohio town decimated by industrial decline. Tree-lined roads in Moraine used to be filled with cars driven by people heading to work at the region’s ubiquitous factories. Those factories are now shuttered and rusted. And most of the workers have packed up and left. “When all those jobs […]

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