Finding qualified job candidates who can tackle the challenges of global supply chain management today remains difficult. Recruitment is particularly problematic in the field of industrial distribution, a critical link in the global supply chain.
Details on key economic indicators are stuck in limbo, as many departments that tally and publish the information have temporarily closed thanks to the gridlock-induced fiasco that is the government shutdown. The lack of information, along with the inevitable impact of the government shutdown on markets, has businesses and economists worried. Read more
Every October, the Association for Manufacturing Technology, AMT, hosts its annual Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference. This year, attendees will converge on Cincinnati for great networking opportunities, innovative manufacturing business strategies and concepts, and inspiring keynote speakers. But the main reason why people go to this event is to hear the economic and market forecasts given by the industry’s top economists. In short, people come because they want to know the future. Read more
Many of the 11.3 million unemployed Americans may have only themselves to blame for their joblessness. About 67 percent say they are holding out for the right job, according to a new national survey of more than 2,000 out-of-work respondents.