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US factory orders up 1.1 pct in June, led by aircraft, machinery, computers and electronics Published August 05, 2014 Associated Press In this July 16, 2014 photo, welders fabricate anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacturer Fox Company Inc. in Philadelphia. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders in June on… Read more »

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 215 OUT OF 339 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JUNE 2013 & JUNE 2014 AS 26 AREAS EXCEED PREVIOUS HIGHS FOR THE MONTH Date: July 30, 2014 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Monroe, Mich. Top Growth List; Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md. And Cheyenne, Wyo. Experience the Largest Actual and Percentage Declines for the Year Construction employment expanded… Read more »

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U.S. labor costs post largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years WASHINGTON, July 31 Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:30am EDT WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. labor costs recorded their largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter, a sign that a long-awaited acceleration in wage growth was imminent. The Employment Cost… Read more »

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Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay   A mysterious fact that economists are wrestling with is that the percentage of women in the United States who are working or want to work has been declining, after a decades-long climb. The drop is small (and less dramatic than the decline of men in the labor… Read more »

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GPS JOBS at GPS Columbia!  Go to www.gpsjobs.net and click “Looking to Apply with GPS” TODAY for the following positions: Quality Warehouse Supervisor Material Handler Certified Forklift Operators Packing Associates Electrical Maintenance Maintenance Technician Machine Operators Welders Customer Service Medical Collections Medical Assistant Medical Admin Dispatchers Administrative Assistant Receptionist Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable  

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S.C. DOT plans study of Midlands’ interstate corridor By Chuck Crumbo ccrumbo@scbiznews.com Published July 25, 2014 The S.C. Department of Transportation plans to conduct an analysis of the Midlands’ interstate highway corridor aimed at determining what’s needed to support economic growth. The analysis will be similar in scope to studies the agency has done on… Read more »

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GPS JOBS at GPS Hot Springs, AR!  GPS Hot Springs is recruiting for the following positions.  From our homepage www.gpsjobs.net, click “Looking to Apply with GPS” TODAY for the following positions: Warehouse Maintenance Shop Technician Customer Service Receptionist Medicaid Billing Clerk CDL Driver Local Deliver Driver Lisa Wright, Lynda Beard, Dara Calley

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Midyear economic forecast: Job growth exceeds expectations By Scott Miller smiller@scbiznews.com Published July 17, 2014 The S.C. economy is outpacing the prediction University of South Carolina economists made at the beginning of the year. In the USC Moore School of Business’ annual economic forecast released at the end of 2013, economists predicted job growth of… Read more »

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Companies Dropping Birth Control Have to Alert Workers By Alex Wayne Jul 17, 2014 2:41 PM ET Closely held companies that decide to drop insurance coverage of birth control for religious reasons have 60 days to tell their employees after they end the benefits, the Obama administration said today. The Supreme Court ruled last month… Read more »

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Happy Birthday Nanci Fields & Lynda Beard!  Nanci is the VP of Finance at GPS Corporate and Lynda is the Staffing Assistant at GPS Hot Springs! Nanci and Lynda, don’t count the years…count the wishes & all the cheers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBb0LlOIB6w          Nanci Fields as Avionte’s Client Crush earlier this year!           Lynda Beard