Archive for June 19th, 2013

Despite reports of chronic worker shortages for both middle-skilled jobs and high-skilled positions, new survey findings from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) signal that the newest wave of job applicants lack even the most basic skills, including “writing,” “math,” and “professionalism.”
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ThomasNet News is live on location at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show in Philadelphia. The show is part of seven co-located events that feature 1,000 suppliers of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in product design and development in major horizontal markets. Read more


The U.S. water infrastructure breaks once each minute and about 540,000 times each year. The entire network is comprised of about 1.8 million miles of water distribution lines. Because of the age of the infrastructure, however, it leaks about six billion gallons of fresh water per day, according to the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Read more


ID-10072129The Obama administration has chosen to raise the estimated cost of carbon emissions, but in a way that baffled friends and foes alike. “Buried in a little-noticed rule on microwave ovens” issued on May 31, reported Bloomberg, “is a change in the U.S. government’s accounting for carbon emissions that could have wide-ranging implications for everything from power plants to the Keystone XL pipeline.”

Or, as the Huffington Post noted, President Barack Obama made good on the promise he made in January that if Congress didn’t act on climate change, his administration would — but he did so “in quiet fashion.” Read more

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