Trump: ‘I just don’t want a poor person’ in Cabinet economic jobs

President Donald Trump offered an explanation Wednesday for why he has one of the wealthiest Cabinets in history. “I love all people — rich or poor — but in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person,” he said at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Does that make sense? If you insist, […]

GM bringing about 600 jobs back from Mexico

General Motors plans to bring about 600 jobs back from Mexico to a new industrial park it is building in Texas. The facility in Arlington should be ready by 2018. It will employ 1,250 people working for companies that supply parts for GM — some of whom already work in the area. About half of […]

McDonald’s will use Snapchat to hire for 250,000 jobs

Looking for work this summer? McDonald’s may have a job for you. The fast food giant said Monday that it plans to hire 250,000 crew members in the U.S. To get the word out, the company is turning to Snapchat. “As we see the younger generations seeking out their first jobs, we want to make […]

Trump’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan — jobs boost or giveaway?

The Trump administration has just completed “infrastructure week.” Though it drew little media attention and produced few details, it’s worth considering how it will play into President Donald Trump’s overall economic strategy. Make no mistake about it. Everything the President does should be viewed through the lens of making the economy work better. Trump is […]

Brexit: Europe’s new finance rules put 83,000 U.K. jobs at risk

The European Union is preparing the ground for a raid on one of the crown jewels of British business. The bloc proposed rules on Tuesday that would give it the power to force a large slice of London’s financial services to move out of the city after Brexit, putting at risk an estimated 83,000 jobs. […]

Trump wants more apprentices. But can they fix America’s big jobs problem?

President Trump is trying to focus this week on one thing: Jobs, jobs and more jobs. The White House is dubbing it “workforce development week” and has filled the president’s schedule with workplace visits, speeches and roundtable discussions on the subject. The aim is to present a fix to a big U.S. problem: job skills. […]

McDonald’s will use Snapchat to hire for 250,000 summer jobs

Looking for work this summer? McDonald’s may have a job for you. The fast food giant said Monday that it plans to hire 250,000 crew members for the summer in the U.S. To get the word out, the company is turning to Snapchat. “As we see the younger generations seeking out their first jobs, we […]

Trump is crippling his agenda by leaving top jobs unfilled

President Trump has roughly 1,100 top-tier positions to fill across his administration. So far, he’s nominated only 111 of them. No president in modern history has fallen so far behind in naming heads of agencies, assistant secretaries, ambassadors and other critical leadership roles that require Senate approval. As of Tuesday, only 41 of Trump’s 111 […]

In Paul Ryan’s backyard, good jobs are moving to Canada

Kenneth Olsen lives in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district in Wisconsin. He wishes Ryan had been there to see his wife of 42 years slump in her chair and cry when he told her the news: His GE factory job is being eliminated. The entire GE factory is moving to Canada. “She’s looking at me, […]

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