U.S. service companies grew at a slightly slower pace in October than September because of a decline in new orders. But a measure of employment rose, indicating services firms hired more.
Construction equipment manufacturers anticipate overall business to close out 2011 with double-digit increases over the last year.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nine months, that latest evidence that the job market is improving.
Manitowoc Cranes has notified its striking machinists that it’s hiring replacement workers to meet customer demand.
Service companies, which employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force, expanded at a slower pace in November and a measure of employment at those firms fell.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New data from the state Department of Workforce Development shows Wisconsin lost nearly 10,000 jobs over the last month. The agency reports the state lost 9,700 jobs from September to October. The private sector shed 9,300 positions. Manufacturing, health care, construction and retail sectors all saw losses. The private sector as [...]
Donating equipment to Fox Valley Technical College is more than a philanthropic gesture for Miller Electric Mgf. Co.; it’s an investment in the company’s future.
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers added 103,000 jobs in September, a modest burst of hiring after a sluggish summer. Still, job growth remains too weak to lower the unemployment rate, which stayed at 9.1 percent for the third straight month. The Labor Department also reported Friday that it has [...]
OSSEO, Wis. (AP) – Instead of sending work to Mexico, a manufacturer is bringing jobs from Mexico to Wisconsin. Global Finishing Solutions is completing a $10 million expansion at its headquarters in Osseo that’s expected to create 111 new jobs over the next three years. The addition will allow the company to move production from [...]
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – Caterpillar Inc. officials say one of the company’s East Peoria manufacturing plants is undergoing $200 million in improvements. The Journal Star reports the plants is one of the oldest of Caterpillar’s facilities in East Peoria. The company says the effort will improve production of tractors. The plant makes undercarriages. Work [...]