October 24, 2012
I keep hearing about the jobs that will be created if referendum Question 7 passes, but can we be sure that the jobs will go to Marylanders? As reader Dave Daughters pointed out, there is no guarantee that will happen, yet the ads suggest it will ("How many casino jobs would go to Marylanders?" Oct. 22). I am sure the construction jobs will go to the company with the lowest bid, which could be a company from another state. Will they bring in their own people? I'm pretty sure that they will.
January 18, 2012
Knorr Brake Corporation on Wednesday, Jan. 18, broke ground on the company's new manufacturing facility in the Westminster Technology Park in Westminster. This new facility will double the existing size of Knorr's manufacturing capabilities in Carroll County, from 120,000 square feet to 236,000 square feet of space. Knorr is a manufacturer of braking, door and HVAC systems for mass transit vehicles. Company officials said that an influx of new orders, primarily from a new series of rail cars for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, along with other increased business, is driving the expansion.
September 24, 1992
The decision of the manufacturer of After Six formal wear no to relocate to Harford County shows that it takes more than fast-track processing, assiduous promotion and readily available facilities to attract new business. Political power and labor union clout played a major role in keeping the well-known garment maker in Philadelphia.Pennsylvania's governor and U.S. senator added their personal intervention to that of Philadelphia's mayor in lobbying for the 300 jobs and a new financial deal with the company's creditors.
June 24, 1995
Success at creating jobs for the state economy requires heavy lifting. So far this year, Maryland has been up to the task.The nation's best-known AIDS researcher is coming to Baltimore. A Canadian company is investing $8 million in Snow Hill to put 150 people to work in a labeling plant. A health club chain is keeping its 450-person regional center in Towson and expanding. A snack-food manufacturer has reconsidered and will double its 150 jobs in Harford County. State and Montgomery County officials have made an aggressive pitch to get a home-grown biotechnology company to build its first manufacturing plant in Maryland, not Ohio.
December 2, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Although many Americans believe that most new jobs are going to hamburger flippers and Wal-Mart clerks, the reality is surprisingly different: More than three-fifths of the jobs created over the past year have gone to managers and professionals.As thousands of former middle managers at IBM, General Motors and other companies can attest, white-collar workers were hit especially hard in the recent recession. But government statistics now show a steady climb in the hiring of white-collar workers.
October 7, 2006
CHICAGO -- The U.S. economy created only 51,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported yesterday, but despite that tepid performance the nation's unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent from 4.7 percent. The latest jobs report was ambiguous enough, in fact, that economic optimists and pessimists alike found evidence to support their views. A number of experts suggested that the data show the economy is still expanding, but that it has downshifted to a slower growth rate in response to higher interest rates, a softening housing market and the domestic auto industry's continued slump.