Labor / Employment Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en 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 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 Machinists Union Petitions NLRB for Election at Boeing in South Carolina http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/machinists-union-petitions-nlrb-election-boeing-south-carolina <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The IAM said Boeing workers at the North Charleston facilities had contacted it to share numerous concerns, including forced overtime, fair wages and a lack of shop-floor respect. </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/companies-executives/machinists-union-petitions-nlrb-election-boeing-south-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/machinists-union-petitions-nlrb-election-boeing-south-carolina#comments Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy The Latest Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:47:00 +0000 162491 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Boeing Unemployment Claims Drop Below 300,000 http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-drop-below-300000 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Two states showed jumps of more than 1,000 claims among those in manufacturing. Georgia handled 2,840 jobless benefits claims, while Alabama processed 1,323.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-drop-below-300000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-drop-below-300000#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:41:00 +0000 162261 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images New Factory Tech Will Boost Future Jobs Growth http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/new-factory-tech-will-boost-future-jobs-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Future of Work conference looked at how technological advancements are changing the shape and even existence of traditional workplaces.</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/new-factory-tech-will-boost-future-jobs-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/new-factory-tech-will-boost-future-jobs-growth#comments Automation Competitiveness Education / Training Emerging Markets Labor / Employment Policy Machine Tools Robotics Global Economy Technology Workforce The Latest Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:24:00 +0000 161941 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Alcoa Mulls More Capacity Cuts http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/alcoa-mulls-more-capacity-cuts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Aluminum prices have dropped about 30% since 2011, paralleling the slowdown in the economy of China, the key consumer.</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/global-economy/alcoa-mulls-more-capacity-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/alcoa-mulls-more-capacity-cuts#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Trade Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:25:00 +0000 161931 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Jobs Growth Beats Estimates, Manufacturing Weak http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/jobs-growth-beats-estimates-manufacturing-weak <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wall Street analysts weren't expecting to beat January numbers. Estimating non-farm payrolls to add just 235,000 jobs and dip in the jobless rate to 5.6%.</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/jobs-growth-beats-estimates-manufacturing-weak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/jobs-growth-beats-estimates-manufacturing-weak#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:41:00 +0000 161821 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Jobless Claims Take Unexpected Jump, Productivity Revised Down http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/jobless-claims-take-unexpected-jump-productivity-revised-down <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The jump bucks analysts from Bloomberg and Reuters who predicted a drop to 295,000. It’s a sign the harsh winter may be taking a toll on the economy and that the robust jobs market may be experiencing a bit of a slowdown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/jobless-claims-take-unexpected-jump-productivity-revised-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/jobless-claims-take-unexpected-jump-productivity-revised-down#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:17:00 +0000 161651 at http://www.industryweek.com Win McNamee/Getty Images Any Old Storm in the Ports http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/any-old-storm-ports <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Localization of supply chains is one way manufacturers can avoid the impact of labor slowdowns and lockouts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/any-old-storm-ports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/any-old-storm-ports#comments Labor / Employment Policy Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce Silver The Latest Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:54:00 +0000 161441 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan / Getty Images News Consumer Confidence Slips in February, Remains Strong http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-slips-february-remains-strong <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The index now sits at 96.4, down from 103.8 in January, but still above pre-recession levels. Despite the drop, consumers remain positive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-slips-february-remains-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-slips-february-remains-strong#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:32:00 +0000 160801 at http://www.industryweek.com Andrew Burton/Getty Images