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How Companies Can Attract the Best College Talent - Sanjeev Agrawal - Harvard Business Review
You can attract great talent by telling your story right. Here are the four most critical things you should do to improve your brand and attract the best college talent:
workforce-development  skilled-labor  this-week-254  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
The Great Skills Gap Myth -
One of the great memes out there in trying to diagnose persistently high unemployment and anemic job growth during what is still, I argue, the Great Recession is the so-called “skills gap”.
demographics  skilled-labor  skills-gap  this-week-254  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
3D Printing's Ability to Transform Supply Chains is Years Away - Forbes
There has been a lot of breathless coverage of 3D Printing, more accurately called additive manufacturing.  In the supply chain realm is has been speculated that additive manufacturing could be able to transform the spare parts supply chain.
additive-manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  this-week-254  around-the-web  3d-printing 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Machinists union opens North Charleston office to try to organize Boeing plant – The Post and Courier
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is trying to rally workers in the 787 Dreamliner assembly plant to join the union in a right-to-work state
boeing  organized-labor  south-carolina  government-policy  right-to-work  this-week-254  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
The Pink Zone: Why Detroit is the New Brooklyn - Fortune Features
Detroit is going to be the next "Brooklyn." Perhaps not all of Detroit. But certainly a portion of the city has the potential to become as rich and thriving as New York's trendiest borough.
detroit  metros  diaspora  demographics  this-week-254  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Economic Development in a Post-Redevelopment World - The Planning Report
TPR talked with LArry Kosmont, President and CEO of Kosmont Companies, about tools for creating economic development in California without redevelopment agencies, focusing on the potential impacts of publically owned properties and special districts in accomplishing redevelopment goals, as well as the challenges to such approaches.
economic-development-news  government-policy  corporate-real-estate  regional-reports  california  this-week-254  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
High-tech, Multi-skilled Construction Industry Needs More Women - Guardian Professional
Construction remains a 'no-go' area for women, who make up only 11% of its workforce – but things are changing.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  high-tech  construction  workforce 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
New Report Shows how Inexpensive Natural Gas is Boosting Manufacturing Jobs & Economy in U.S. Metro Areas - The United States Conference of Mayors
Inexpensive natural gas will boost manufacturing growth in the U.S. and its metropolitan areas according to a new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and prepared by IHS Global Insight .
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  natural-gas  energy  jobs 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
3D Printing Company Takes to Canadian Universities - 3D Printing Industry
In an attempt to promote 3D printing and additive manufacturing across Canada, rapid prototyping and environmental testing firm Hyphen, a division of Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., has partnered with the University of Guelph.
this-week-254  canada  around-the-web  location-canada  manufacturing  3d-printing  ontario  central-canada 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Another Benefit of reshoring: GE Working on a New Model for Manufacturing - Plastics News
GE says it is using its appliance business to partner in a “new model for manufacturing” which would see it potentially crowd-source new appliance concepts and launch production quickly using a “microfactory.”
this-week-254  around-the-web  GE  general-electric  manufacturing  reshoring  matt  u.s.-manufacturing 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
The Definitive Guide to Transportation Terminology - Cerasis
Many experts believe that the root cause of many industry wide issues stem simply from not all of the players in any given industry not using the same terminology.
this-week-254  around-the-web  transportation  logistics  matt 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
A Trio of Warehousing Success Stories Bound by Common Ground - the Ti blog
As part of Transport Intelligence’s Logistics Briefing service we undertake press tours in various locations around the world to gain first-hand knowledge of developments within the industry and, ideally, some fresh insights into global trends and market forces.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  warehousing  logistics  distribution-centers  warehouse-facility 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
It is About Skills, Not Jobs - Talent Management magazine
A constantly shifting market means workforce planning should rely on talents needed rather than jobs to be filled.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  workforce  jobs  economic-development  skilled-labor 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Panama Canal Chief: Florida, America Must Choose Wisely in Funding Port Projects - Jacksonville Business Journal
Deciding which ports should be expanded to accommodate larger post-Panamax ships is a tough call, the head of the Panama Canal Authority said Thursday.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  panama-canal  florida  ports  infrastructure  logistics  intermodal  south-atlantic  economic-development 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Georgia Sets Sights to Become Logistics Hub - Air Cargo World
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said at the Georgia Logistics Summit in Atlanta that the state's transportation elements work together.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  georgia  south-atlantic  logistics 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Technology transfer: Industry-funded academic inventions boost innovation - Nature News
Brian D. Wright and colleagues present data challenging the assumption that corporate-funded academic research is less accessible and useful to others.
research&development  tech-transfer  this-week-254  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
As Economy Improves, e-Commerce Soars, Storefronts Close - National Real Estate Investor
Despite signs of an improving economy, observers of retail trends expect that more storefronts will close their doors this year as retailers adjust to demographic trends and the continuing popularity of e-commerce.
this-week-254  around-the-web  e-commmerce  retail  matt 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Report: Cheap Gas will Fuel US Manufacturing Job Surge Through 2020 - Fuel Fix
An ample supply of cheap natural gas has ignited a U.S. manufacturing surge projected to expand plant payrolls and drive demand for chemicals, machinery and steel through the end of the decade, according to a report released Thursday.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  natural-gas  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  energy  jobs 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
US Industrial Production up 0.6% in February vs. 0.2% Estimate - CNBC
U.S. manufacturing output rebounded more than expected in February and recorded its largest increase in six months, in the latest sign that economic activity is gaining momentum after being dampened by severe weather.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-development 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
SME Manufacturing Engineering Media Releases Trends Report - ThomasNet News
According to Manufacturing Engineering’s annual trends report, "2014: Manufacturing’s New Momentum," U.S. manufacturing sector is in midst of a technology renaissance that has the potential to bring manufacturing work back to North America for years.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  technology  innovation  advanced-manufacturing  energy  clean-energy 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
What Employers Want: College Skills, University Thinking - PLANT
Benjamin Tal says solving labour mismatch depends on getting rid of stigma associated with colleges.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  canada  location-canada  skills-gap  labor  education  university 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Cars, Cookies, Capacitors: A Coming Manufacturing Revolution - LNS Research
Today's brightest minds master and enhance modern boundaries while future superstars arm themselves with the educational foundation to build a new tomorrow. The result is technological revolution, spanning the novel to the necessary.
this-week-254  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  3d-printing  innovation  tesla  automotive-industry 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Contract workers are changing the face of U.S. manufacturing -
As a result of Nissan's hiring blitz over the past few years, Rutherford County's unemployment rate is the envy of the South. Tennessee's political leadership holds it up as a shining success in the global economy — the return of American manufacturing after decades of decline, and the future of work for those left jobless by globalization and technological change. But to stay competitive with Nissan's plants all over the world, that work has come at a deep discount.
tennessee  nissan  automotive-industry  contract-manufacturing  organized-labor  this-week-254  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment

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