Manufacturing Wages Lag US Average in Era of Amazon

May 10, 2022 Manufacturing wages were once a stable way to make solid middle-income wages. What does it mean if they're not keeping up? Ryan Secard Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor Manufacturing jobs aren’t what they used to be. Long seen as a dependable way to earn a middle-class living without a degree,Read More

Manufacturing Quits Up 7% in February As Hiring Growth Lags

March 29, 2022 According to the latest government data, 22,000 people quit their durable goods manufacturing jobs last month, a 13.3% increase over the previous month. Ryan Secard The private economy remains troubled by competition for talent, and the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Labor pose concerns for manufacturers looking to keep their workers.Read More

Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs in June

Average hourly wages in durable goods increased by 4.9%, year-over-year, as employers woo talent. Ryan Secard JUL 04, 2021 Manufacturing employment crept up slowly last month. On July 2, the Census Bureau’s latest Employment Situation report showed that goods-manufacturing businesses hired 15,000 more people in June after hiring 39,000 in May. That’s despite significant lossesRead More

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