Articles About Manufacturing

Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.03.2011

July Jobs Numbers Disappoint

ADP, a leading payroll services company, is reporting that private companies added 114,000 jobs in July.  Many analysts had projected an increase in hiring from June, but it is not likely that the unemployment rate will decline even if job growth rose sharply.  ADP’s forecasts are frequently used to measure how the labor economy is […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.21.2011

As Spring Arrives, Companies Are Hiring Again

January’s big snowstorms on the East Coast contributed to the creation of just 63,000 jobs nationally in that month.  In February, however, businesses started to hire workers. The economy added 192,000 jobs, the best showing since May of last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.  The unemployment rate – which is politically important […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
12.28.2010

Half of Companies Plan to Hire New Employees in 2011

Approximately half – 47 percent – of American companies whose sales range from $25 million to $2 billion say they will hire more employees in 2011, according to a Bank of America survey of chief financial officers (CFOs).  The new number represents a significant uptick over the 28 percent who planned to hire new employees […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
01.11.2010

Wheels of Manufacturing Restarting

Manufacturing is gradually on the upswing, according to the December ISM Manufacturing Index, which rose to 55.9 from November’s 53.6 reading.  A gain to just 54.3 was expected, so the news is encouraging.  In terms of inflation, prices paid climbed to 61.5; an increase to 57.2 was forecast.  This is great news for a sector […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
12.10.2009

Manufacturing Firing Up the Engines Again

Manufacturers are feeling sunnier, according to a new Price Waterhouse Coopers poll. The poll, which queried senior executives at 60 industrial manufacturers between mid-July and mid-October, found that 48 percent sense optimism about the American market compared with last year an improvement over the second quarter.  In light of this cautious optimism, 23 percent expect […]

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