Global Steel Demand Recovering in 2021

The World Steel Assn. forecasts steel demand growing by 5.8% to 1.87 billion metric tons this year, after a slight decrease in 2020, with an automotive sector rebound among the leading factors. APR 18, 2021 The World Steel Association forecasts that global steel demand will rise 5.8% this year to 1.87 billion metric tons, thenRead More

Global Steel Output Slowing Again

Steel production declined about -8.8% worldwide from January to February, with notable tonnage decreases in all of the largest producer nations, but the year-over-year result showed an encouraging 4.1% rise in output. MAR 25, 2021 Global steel production fell to 150.2 million metric tons during February, about 14.8 million metric tons or -8.8% less thanRead More

Survey: 88% of Manufacturers Optimistic about 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers’ quarterly record of manufacturer optimism hit its highest point in two years. IW Staff MAR 09, 2021 Most U.S. manufacturers see clear skies ahead, according to a new survey released by the National Association of Manufacturers. A majority, 87.6% of 450 respondents, of small, medium and large businesses reported feelingRead More

January Steel Production Up Worldwide

Global tonnage rose to 162.9 million metric tons for the first month of 2021, a 4.8% increase over the January 2020 total. FEB 28, 2021 Global steel production increased slightly in January to 162.9 million metric tons, just 1.27% more than the tonnage reported for December 2020, and 4.8% more than the January 2020 total.Read More

US initial jobless claims fall by 60,000, but recovery remains ‘lethargic’

Released on June 25, 2020 US initial jobless claims fell by 60,000 in the week ended June 20 from the previous week to a total of almost 1.5 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor. However, the previous week’s level was revised upward by 32,000. The four-week movingRead More

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent!

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz makes a compelling case to seize the moment in hiring great people. Ths business disruption over past months has created an unprecedented opportunity. He encourages business leaders to think beyond survival and look for opportunities this crisis has created. Chief among them is the chance toRead More

WorldBridge Partners Sacramento Managing Partner Dave Sanders Event Chair for TechEdge Conference

George Foreman Jr. partnering with Business Journal to bring tech speakers to Sacramento George Foreman Jr., the son of two-time world champion boxer George Foreman, has signed a three-year agreement with the Sacramento Business Journal to present the annual TechEdge Conference. By Mark Anderson  – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal Dec 17, 2018, 9:51am EST George Foreman Jr.’sRead More

Shortage of skilled candidates poses recruitment challenges for law firms

By Marcus Dawson, Esq., WorldBridge Partners DECEMBER 2018 Inability to recruit enough qualified professionals may be the largest barrier to growth across all industries today, and the legal sector is no exception. It’s a candidate’s market right now and, although the market is buoyant, the shortage of skilled candidates is very real. That’s partly because,Read More

4 Ways to Plan the Growth of Your Company in the Instant Information Era

Today's senior business managers face not only traditional business planning tasks when driving growth within their organization, but also the need to understand new marketing challenges and opportunities presented by technologies that were not taught in business schools even five or ten years ago. Key among those business planning elements are marketing and public relationsRead More

U.S. Steel CEO: ‘This country has been in a trade war for decades, and it needs to end now’

United States Steel Corp. CEO David Burritt said on Wednesday that he's confident that the Trump administration will take strong action against foreign imports that have been harming the domestic steel industry. U.S. Steel (NYSE: X) and other metals manufacturers have been awaiting the results of an investigation into the potential for tariffs or quotes on foreign-madeRead More