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Eileen Ambrose | January 5, 2012
The Associated Press is reporting that Macy's Inc. will close nine underperforming stores nationwide:  five Macy's and four Bloomingdale's. Among the closures are Macy's store in Laurel and the Bloomingdale's in North Bethesda. Overall, according to AP, more than 830 employees at the nine stores will be affected. They will be eligible for new jobs at other stores the retailer expects to open.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
SKW Constructors plans to hire up to 100 people to construct concrete tubes and fans at the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial park in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County economic development officials. Subcontractors are expected to hire additional people to work on the project, including carpenters, mechanics, surveyors and truck drivers, the county said. "This project is a huge boost in our efforts to bring new businesses and new jobs back to Sparrows Point," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
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By David Horsey | May 6, 2014
After six decades of doing business in California, Toyota is moving its North American headquarters to Texas. That means 3,000 of the carmaker's jobs will be leaving Torrance and going to Plano, perhaps convincing California officials they should stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the border the next time he attempts to come to the Golden State for another raid on businesses. Toyota's surprise relocation will throw more gasoline on the burning argument about which state is a better economic model for the nation. California and Texas, two giant, powerhouse states that could stand on their own among the world's biggest economies, are seen as the perfect contrast between a high-regulation blue state and a low regulation red state.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2009
Chesapeake Shipbuilding said Wednesday that it has signed a contract to acquire about three acres of property adjacent to the shipyard. The acquisition would allow the company to expand and create as many as 125 new jobs. The land, located on the Wicomico River, is now an empty lot with a "derelict" bulkhead, the company said in a press release. The company designs and builds commercial steel vessels and has been in Salisbury for more than 30 years. - Andrea K. Walker
BUSINESS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Sun Staff Writer | March 15, 1995
Maryland's economy generated new jobs in 1994 nearly twice as fast as originally thought but still lagged far behind the nation's employment growth rate, newly revised U.S. government figures show."
NEWS
November 10, 2005
When the Defense Department set out to consolidate its domestic bases, Maryland officials sought to win big. They not only prevailed - with Maryland gaining more than any other state from the realignment plan that became law Tuesday - they hit the jackpot. The latest estimates - and they keep growing - are that the plan will bring more than 11,000 new jobs to the Aberdeen Proving Ground and Fort Meade within five years. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Add another 7,500 new jobs expected at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade.
NEWS
Baltimore Sun staff | April 18, 2012
An Israeli defense electronics firm has opened a Howard County location, where it plans to create 100 new jobs, the state Department of Business and Economic Development said Wednesday. ETLA North America, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., leased space in Maple Lawn, where it plans to grow to 25,000 square feet as it expands its staff and begins manufacturing there. The state has approved a $300,000 loan to the company, and Howard County has offered a property tax credit.
NEWS
August 13, 2010
When it comes to the way we use energy, we are putting our country at risk. America's addiction to foreign oil hurts our economy, aids our enemies and puts our national security at risk. Rather than continuing to send billions overseas for foreign oil, it's time to change course. We should spend money here at home on clean energy sources, which will create new jobs, build new industries and make us more secure. When we invest in clean energy, this means our energy dollars won't go overseas; they'll go to American businesses to strengthen our economy.
NEWS
November 28, 2011
Your Sunday article, "Expiring tax breaks loom large" (Nov. 29) reports that Republicans see lower tax rates on wealthy Americans as essential to job creation. The press, when reporting this position, should point out the absurdity of this assertion based on what we have learned from the past. Tax rates on the wealthy were far higher during the Reagan and Clinton years than at present. Job creation was 16 million under Reagan and 23 million under Mr. Clinton. When George W. Bush cut taxes on the wealthy, he managed to create an anemic 3 million new jobs over 8 years.
NEWS
January 19, 2012
Gov.Martin O'Malleysays he needs higher taxes to create jobs in Maryland. Since Maryland does not require subcontractors to validate citizenship, most of the new jobs will most likely go to illegals, or new Americans as the governor likes to call them. Most working families in this state cannot afford higher taxes, tolls, and fees. Working people deal with spending cuts every month when the bills come in. It is high time the morons in Annapolis take a lesson from them. The Maryland legislature is lazy and has always taken the easy way out - taxes.
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