Workforce http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6625/more en Consumer Confidence Stays Strong Despite Drop http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-stays-strong-despite-drop <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Much of the fall is attributed to lower income households hit with higher utility costs from the harsh winter. Households in the middle and higher income brackets saw an increase in confidence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-stays-strong-despite-drop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-stays-strong-despite-drop#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Workforce The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:00 +0000 163481 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images US Steel to Idle Granite City Plant, Layoffs for More than 2,000 http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's all part of US Steel's plan to consolidate its North American flat-rolled steel operations, as the industry deals with falling prices, slowing demand and competition from other places like China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:44:00 +0000 163381 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Unemployment Claims Fall to Five-Week Low http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-fall-five-week-low <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted average of 282,000, according to the latest report from the Labor Department.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-fall-five-week-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-fall-five-week-low#comments Competitiveness Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:24:00 +0000 163371 at http://www.industryweek.com Tim Boyle/Getty Images New Home Sales, Prices Up in February http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/new-home-sales-prices-february <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The number surprised many analysts who expected a drop of as much as 3.3%, figuring the cold and snow that hit big portions of the country would keep buyers inside.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/new-home-sales-prices-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/new-home-sales-prices-february#comments Competitiveness Inventory Management Finance Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:15:00 +0000 163171 at http://www.industryweek.com David Paul Morris/Getty Images Consumer Prices Make First Jump in 4 Months http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-prices-make-first-jump-4-months <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The so-called core consumer prices, excluding food and energy, are up 1.7% in the past year, edging closer to the 2% inflation target the Fed is looking for as it decides when to raise the interest rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-prices-make-first-jump-4-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-prices-make-first-jump-4-months#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:38:00 +0000 163141 at http://www.industryweek.com Joe Raedle/Getty Images Italian-Made Version of Iconic Jeep Goes on Sale in US http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/italian-made-version-iconic-jeep-goes-sale-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In a sign of what comes with the takeover of Chrysler by Italian giant Fiat, U.S. auto dealers have begun selling the Italian-made Jeep Renegade.</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/transportation/italian-made-version-iconic-jeep-goes-sale-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/italian-made-version-iconic-jeep-goes-sale-us#comments Competitiveness Transportation Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:41:00 +0000 163091 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images IoT for the Extended Enterprise: Process Integration, Stakeholder Engagement, and Device Engineering http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/iot-extended <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Bosch Software Innovations </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" 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We will discuss the required engineering, platform, and enterprise needs. Hear case studies of how integrated IoT environments boost competitiveness.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela"> http://pages.industryweek.com/IW_Digital_Bosch_iot_extended_WNR_JR_032315 </div> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 1150pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/iot-extended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Digital Tools Emerging Technologies Information Technology Software & Systems Systems Integration Operations Supply Chain Workforce Webinars Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 162191 at http://www.industryweek.com The Young Women Leaders Who Make Manufacturing Strong http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/young-women-leaders-who-make-manufacturing-strong <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer McNelly, President, The Manufacturing Institute </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Women are underrepresented in the U.S. manufacturing workforce but in order for the industry to reach its full potential and become a global leader, women must be recognized as a priority for future employment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/young-women-leaders-who-make-manufacturing-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/young-women-leaders-who-make-manufacturing-strong#comments Leadership Workforce The Latest Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:27:00 +0000 162961 at http://www.industryweek.com Unemployment Claims Make Slight Jump, Jobs Market Remains Strong http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-make-slight-jump-jobs-market-remains-strong <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Claims for unemployment benefits made a small jump from last week, but still came in under 300,000, indicating a continuing strong jobs market even though economic growth has slowed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-make-slight-jump-jobs-market-remains-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-make-slight-jump-jobs-market-remains-strong#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:11:00 +0000 162861 at http://www.industryweek.com Joe Raedle/Getty Images Few Managers Have Ever Been Trained How to Manage http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/few-managers-have-ever-been-trained-how-manage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Robert E. Bidwell: One of the biggest challenges we face over the next 25 years is to improve the people skills, leadership skills, and communication skills of those who aspire to managerial positions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/few-managers-have-ever-been-trained-how-manage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/few-managers-have-ever-been-trained-how-manage#comments Education / Training Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:02:00 +0000 162721 at http://www.industryweek.com