Workforce en Lenovo Wraps Up Deal to Buy Motorola From Google <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lenovo completes its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, bolstering the Chinese giant's position in the smartphone market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy Technology Workforce News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:32:00 +0000 151951 at <p>From left, Lenovo Executive VP Liu Jun, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing and Motorola Mobility COO Rick Osterloh celebrate the closing of Lenovo&#39;s acquisition of Motorola Mobility today in Chicago. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Motorola)</p> Dan DiMicco: The Four Steps Needed for Job Creation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Manufacturing leader Dan DiMicco cites dire unemployment picture in U.S. and prescribes a four-step plan for job creation.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Public Policy Regulations Trade Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 151851 at Workforce Training: The Other Gap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturing execs agree that training is critical. So why are many reluctant to spend much money on it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Workforce Gold News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:19:00 +0000 151781 at Manufacturing Key to US Competitiveness—President Provides More Funding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Departments of Defense, Energy, Agriculture and NASA will receive more than $300 million in new investments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management Public Policy Innovation Technology Workforce News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 151671 at <p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to guests gathered for a rally at General Electric&#39;s Waukesha gas engines plant on January 30, 2014 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. &nbsp;<em>(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)</em></p> Making Talent Part of Your Supply Chain Strategy <div class="field-byline"> Joseph Roussel, PwC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Industry leaders regard talent to be as critical to superior supply chain performance as organizational structures, processes, tools and systems—if not more so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Planning & Forecasting Supply Chain Workforce News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0000 151571 at Image: Thinkstock Five Steps to a Happier Life <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Are you happy? In the days of &quot;he&#39;s lucky he has a job,&quot; that might have been a largely irrelevant question. Not anymore.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leadership Workforce Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:22:00 +0000 151581 at The Labor Volatility Index (LVIX) <div class="field-byline"> John Frehse and Robert Henley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Volatility rarely impacted individuals in the past because volatility challenges were handled with high levels of inventory.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Workforce News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:00 +0000 151301 at Workers Strike for Better Pay at Embraer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The workers downed tools on the day Embraer presented its new KC-390 military transport plane as part of plans to ramp up its presence in the military sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:01:00 +0000 151271 at <p><em>&nbsp;Photo Courtesy of Embraer</em></p> Chicago is Getting to Work Filling Manufacturing Jobs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The program will focus on three areas of need: raising awareness of manufacturing jobs in the city’s and the region’s manufacturing sector; increasing capacity at existing workforce organizations to help them to match job seekers to jobs and training programs that meet the needs of area manufacturing businesses; and facilitating coordination through a web portal that will connect job seekers with training and employment opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management Workforce News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:53:00 +0000 151251 at <p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel</p> <p><em>Copyright Alex Wong, Getty Images News</em></p> Boss Gives Workers Cars, Home Deposits, Jewelry for Loyalty <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dholakia's complex loyalty program, in which employees earn points in 25 criteria, has been in place for five years, but this year the rewards have reached new heights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Emerging Markets Engagement Leadership News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:08:00 +0000 151161 at Getty Images