Workforce http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6625/more en Existing-Home Sales Higher in December http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/existing-home-sales-higher-december <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Total inventory at the end of December tumbled 11.1% to 1.85 million existing homes, a 4.4 month supply at the current sales pace, slowing from 5.1 months in November.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/existing-home-sales-higher-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/existing-home-sales-higher-december#comments Workforce The Latest Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:53:00 +0000 158121 at http://www.industryweek.com Tim Boyle/Getty Images Giving Credit where Credit is Due http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/giving-credit-where-credit-due <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s amazing what can be accomplished when people know they’ll get credit for their achievements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/giving-credit-where-credit-due" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/giving-credit-where-credit-due#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Operations Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:05:00 +0000 158111 at http://www.industryweek.com Fuse / Thinkstock Hundreds of Layoffs Coming at Air France http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/hundreds-layoffs-coming-air-france <div class="field-byline"> Jeremy Talbot </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Despite shedding 8,000 jobs over the past three years, the Air France-KLM group looks set to continue losing money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/hundreds-layoffs-coming-air-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/hundreds-layoffs-coming-air-france#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Transportation Workforce The Latest Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:00:00 +0000 157981 at http://www.industryweek.com Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images US Jobless Claims Fall, Still More than Estimated http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/us-jobless-claims-fall-still-more-estimated <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The US unemployment rate fell to 5.6% in December from 5.8% in November, the lowest level since June 2008.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/us-jobless-claims-fall-still-more-estimated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/us-jobless-claims-fall-still-more-estimated#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:36:00 +0000 157951 at http://www.industryweek.com Spencer Platt/Getty Images Sales Up, Worries Down for Confident US Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/sales-worries-down-confident-us-manufacturers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Manufacturing executives are expressing increased confidence about the U.S. and the global economy and plan to do more hiring and operational spending in the year ahead, a new survey from PwC US reports.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/sales-worries-down-confident-us-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/sales-worries-down-confident-us-manufacturers#comments Regulations Finance Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:27:00 +0000 157901 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A 2015 Ford F-150 truck goes through the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. Continued strong performance by the U.S. automotive industry is part of the reason manufacturing executives are increasingly confident about business in the year ahead.</p> Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Mary Barra's Five Tips for Starting a New Job http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/mary-barras-five-tips-starting-new-job <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>General Motors CEO offers a little advice for workers ready to make their mark in a new career. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/mary-barras-five-tips-starting-new-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/mary-barras-five-tips-starting-new-job#comments Companies & Executives Recruiting / Retention Workforce The Latest Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:58:00 +0000 157871 at http://www.industryweek.com Scott Olson/Getty Images How Much Will Manufacturing Benefit from US Economic Expansion? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-much-will-manufacturing-benefit-us-economic-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How much will American manufacturing benefit from the current economic expansion and how many manufacturing jobs will be created? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-much-will-manufacturing-benefit-us-economic-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-much-will-manufacturing-benefit-us-economic-expansion#comments Legislation Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:42:00 +0000 157861 at http://www.industryweek.com US Housing Starts Jump in December http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-housing-starts-jump-december <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The housing market's recovery from a crash in 2006-2007 slowed last year despite historically low interest rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-housing-starts-jump-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-housing-starts-jump-december#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Workforce The Latest Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:30:00 +0000 157841 at http://www.industryweek.com David Paul Morris/Getty Images Continuous Improvement Requires Servant Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/continuous-improvement-requires-servant-leadership <div class="field-byline"> Eric Bigelow </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Continuous Improvement is a service program and should be dedicated to elevating the minds and talents of everyone within the organization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/continuous-improvement-requires-servant-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/continuous-improvement-requires-servant-leadership#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:04:00 +0000 157761 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock BP to Cut 300 North Sea Jobs as Oil Price Plunges http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/bp-cut-300-north-sea-jobs-oil-price-plunges <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trevor Garlick, regional president for BP North Sea, said the cuts were inevitable due to "toughening market conditions" and the "well-documented challenges of operating in this maturing region."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/bp-cut-300-north-sea-jobs-oil-price-plunges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/bp-cut-300-north-sea-jobs-oil-price-plunges#comments Energy Management Workforce The Latest Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:01:00 +0000 157511 at http://www.industryweek.com Andy Buchanan, Getty Images