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Strong November Hiring Expected Overall U.S. economic conditions are more favorable than a year ago By Theresa Minton-Eversole  11/6/2014 Job creation rates for November will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with November last year and could reach four-year highs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Leading Indicators of National… Read more »

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Nurturing startups key to growth, panelists say By Chuck Crumbo ccrumbo@scbiznews.com Published Sept. 4, 2014 While landing large manufacturing operations that bring thousands of jobs to South Carolina grabs the headlines, being able to nurture and support fledgling startup companies can be the ticket to sustained economic growth. However, to help the newcomers, state and… Read more »

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More laid-off workers find jobs in their fields Paul Davidson, USA TODAY 6:02 p.m. EDT August 26, 2014   A growing number of displaced workers are getting jobs in the industries they left — a hallmark of a strengthening recovery. Of the roughly 4 million non-farm workers laid off from jobs they held at least… Read more »

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“Firms responding to the Business Outlook Survey indicated continued expansion in the region’s manufacturing sector in July. The survey’s indicators for general activity, new orders, shipments, and employment were all positive this month and increased from their readings in June. The survey’s indicators of future activity also increased or stayed at high levels, suggesting that… Read more »