As thousands of veterans transition from combat to civilian life, many will require assistance in securing new careers. Manufacturers looking to hire ex-servicemen and servicewomen will need ways to expedite their hiring process to fill legions of open positions. This month, The Manufacturing Institute announced several manufacturing-specific hiring events that will connect pre-screened veteran candidates with employers, in an effort to close the widely reported labor skills gap.
The U.S. continues to lead talks on expanding free trade with Europe and parts of the Pacific with the aim of increasing exports to those regions. But before American small businesses can capitalize and begin offering their products and services overseas, they could hit a well-known hurdle: language barriers. Read more
According to a recent national telephone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, “nearly half of U.S. voters like the idea of putting tighter environmental controls on new and existing power plants, but just as many think President Obama’s proposed regulations to do that will hurt the economy.”
The survey also found that “most expect those regulations to drive up energy costs.” Read more