The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits is at a near 49-year low. Other data showed import prices dropping by the most in more than three years. Tightening labor market conditions bolster expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its Dec. 18-19 policy meeting. With inflation likely to remain tame… Read More U.S. labor market tightening
Emerson announced that it has acquired Belgian manufacturer Advanced Engineering Valves. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. A.E. Valves produces valve technology used in the liquefied natural gas, petrochemical and chemical industries, according to a press release. READ MORE HERE
The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ registered 52.0 in November, unchanged from October and remaining at the slowest growth rate since November 2016. The headline index has decelerated since reaching nearly a seven-year high in December 2017 (54.5), even with a modest expansion overall. There was also continued slippage in economic growth in November in the largest… Read More NAM: Global Manufacturing Economic Update
People don’t leave their jobs. People leave their bosses. Good supervisors and managers inspire their teams, provide clear direction on expectations, listen when new ideas are put forth, and support employees when they need help. The photo below was taken from one of Missouri Enterprise’s #Lean simulations last month in Jefferson City where folks from several different… Read More Developing Strong Leaders in Your Organization
A survey from ManPowerGroup, a global staffing firm, found that 17 percent of businesses in the state will be looking for new employees to open the new year. Another 75 percent of businesses in Missouri responded that they plan to maintain current staffing levels over the first quarter, and 6 percent said they plan to… Read More The first quarter of 2019 looks promising for job seekers in Missouri, according to a new report.
Associated Industries of Missouri congratulates Paulo, celebrating on its milestone 75th year in business. The company was founded in 1943 in St. Louis by husband and wife Ben and Pauline Rassieur. The two had previously worked for Central Mine Equipment Company. Pauline, after whom Paulo is named, was one of the first women to earn… Read More Paulo celebrates milestone 75th anniversary
Emerson has acquired iSolutions Inc., a Canadian consulting group that specializes in data management. iSolutions has worked with oil and gas, power and utilities customers to collect data from production facilities and help integrate it into business systems. For Emerson, a technology and engineering company based in the St. Louis area, the acquisition is expected… Read More Emerson acquires Canadian data management company