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Voters: Jobs and manufacturing are top priorities

Voters say that creating jobs and strengthening manufacturing are top U.S. priorities, according to a poll of focus groups conducted by a bipartisan team of prominent Republican and Democratic pollsters. By a sizeable margin, voters rated manufacturing as the industry “most important to the overall strength of the American economy,” and support a national strategy… Continue Reading Voters: Jobs and manufacturing are top priorities

CFO survey: Weak job market to continue in region

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More than 8 in 10 Chief Financial Officers believe the U.S. economy will not recover until the second half of 2011, if not later, according to a survey of more than 500 CFO’s conducted by Grant Thornton International. Just 24 percent of those surveyed said they plan to hire over the next six months, with… Continue Reading CFO survey: Weak job market to continue in region

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Employees looking for a new job because of workplace stress have plenty of company. Fifty-two percent of workers say they “have considered or made a decision about their career, including declining a promotion or leaving a job based on workplace stress,” according to the American Psychological Association. More than half of employees said they were… Continue Reading Work stressors lead to increased costs, decreased productivity

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