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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
originally posted by: dreamingawake
Exactly what the TPP is set to do with more job losses. All the while there's a cry for $15.00 an hour and or living wages due to the downturn in the economy, etc. Goodluck there if the bill passes companies will have to move factories overseas to compete or go out of business. Why pay Americans $15.00 an hour or even min wage in some places when you can pay workers in other countries overseas 75 cents?
I agree with your concerns about the TPP deal. It could be the final nail in our economic coffin.
I just got laid off from a plastics shop that manufactured and assembled parts that could be done much cheaper in Mexico or China, but they were here, a mere 20 minutes away. Too bad I was employed through a staffing service or I could still be working right now. So, even though it is slightly off topic, the temporary employment agencies are part of this growing problem by being a temporary stop gap measure.
They will rotate their laid off workers around to another crappy shop soon (I hope) but I can't afford to find out. I may have to take a crappier job, but at least I'll be displacing some third world competition, if I can find such a job at any rate. Probably have to go through some other parasitic employment agency and have them suck off my paychecks only to get laid off again in a couple of months. Growing up in the hay day of Detroit's auto industry has given me high expectations like having a job I can keep, earn a living wage and then retire. Job security is certainly a thing of the past in the U.S.A.
A Spanish steel company is planning to bring more wind power to Texas by building a new manufacturing plant in the Panhandle.
GRI Renewable Industries, the industrial wind division of Gonvarri Steel Industries, said it intends to build a wind tower manufacturing plant in Amarillo that would employ 300 people and build 400 towers a year.
Final tax incentive details are still being worked out with the Economic Development Corporation of Amarillo Texas, according to the company. But Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed that the state is offering a Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $1.85 million.
GRI Renewable CEO Javier Imaz said in the announcement that the plant is expected to be operational by late 2016.
“With this new factory in the U.S. market, GRI will utilize its experience and know-how as a leading global supplier of wind towers,” Imaz said in a prepared statement. “We initially considered locations in several states as a part of our business strategy to serve the U.S. wind industry. Our decision to select Amarillo included key factors such as the pro-business environment in the state of Texas, Amarillo’s favorable geographical location and good workforce, as well as a package of state and local incentives.”
Gonvarri formed GRI Renewable Industries in 2008 and it currently has 10 manufacturing plants in Spain, Brazil, China, Turkey, India and South Africa that manufacture and supply wind towers and flanges to the wind energy industry worldwide.
originally posted by: onequestion
You must be a jokster 😢😢
originally posted by: LDragonFire
Isn't the main problem filling those positions based on drug tests, background checks, and financial checks??