If the U.S. addresses “in a coherent manner” four key issues that impact the economy — employment, consumer behavior, global economic strain, and the role of politicians — the country can expect growth of around 3 percent in 2012, forecasts an economist for a leading manufacturing industry trade group.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Manufacturing activity is picking up and all signs point to higher production this quarter and next year. A recent survey of manufacturers indicates that 72% of respondents expect sales to increase in 2012. Click here for article.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thanks to the Energy Independence & Secuirty Act of 2007, manufacturers will need to move away from incandescent lamps, particularly if they make use of 100-watt bulbs. Click here for article.
Monday, December 5, 2011
A new research study by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College finds that employees 40 years old and older are the most engaged and demonstrate the highest level of organizational commitment, and that those 50 years old and older are the most satisfied with their jobs. Click here for entire article.
Friday, December 2, 2011
The State of Arkansas has published the results of its most recent wage survey. The information for Jonesboro can be found starting on page 65 of the publication. Link to 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Survey.