'Skills Gap' Leaves Millions Of Manufacturing Jobs VacantMinnesota faces an employment issue that doesn't involve a lack of jobs — it’s too many openings, and not enough qualified workers.
Report Says Mississippi River Commerce Worth $400 BillionA report released at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque finds that commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated the report, which was released Wednesday at a gathering of more than two dozen mayors in Dubuque.
Opinion: Auto Manufacturing Is Back In America. Obama Was Right, Romney Was Wrong.Auto manufacturing is back in America – especially in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania because President Obama made the politically risky decision to bailout the auto industry after bailing out the banks. It was a decision that worked. Obama was right, Romney was wrong. So Romney is now in full lying mode. He is trying to retroactively re-write the wrongs in his writings.
Opinion: The Auto Bailout Wasn’t A Safe Financial Deal For AmericaYes, it’s great that all turned out well for the auto workers, but it is absolutely horrendous to know that the American taxpayers via President Obama’s actions could have been left standing for billions of dollars – and still might.
Opinion: Romney Talks Tough On China But Romney And Bain Bought Chinese FactoryMitt Romney and Bain Capital purchased a factory in China that took on the demand from outsourcing from other US companies. So they profited by increasing profits from companies they owned by shipping jobs overseas and they profited from other companies shipping jobs overseas by doing the work that used to be done in cities and towns across America.
Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral MathPaul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.
Opinion: You Weren't Fired You Were OutsourcedMitt Romney's contortions to differentiate offshoring from outsourcing don't matter to those who lost their jobs because of it.
Manufacturing Companies Show Promise In Tough EconomyIf you want to hear what economic recovery sounds like, listen closely. It’s the din of machinery pressing out steel parts is sweet music to the employees of a Blaine metal stamping plant.
Chemical Smell Reported At Mpls. PlantSome problems at a manufacturing company in New Hope had employees complaining of irritated eyes and throats.
State Sets 1Q Export RecordMinnesota exports set a first-quarter record with $4.8 billion in goods shipped out of the state.
Toro Plans Manufacturing Facility In RomaniaToro Co. said Thursday it plans to build an irrigation products facility in Romania to give it greater access to the Eastern European market.