Factory

  • Teens, Factories Helping One Another Get Back on Track

    Teens, Factories Helping One Another Get Back on Track

    Students receive pay, hands-on job training and a high school diploma

    Southwire's vocational training program gives 250 students a wage, hands-on education and the opportunity to earn their high school degree. Continue Reading

  • Fewer Auto Closings Reduce U.S. Unemployment Claims

    Fewer Auto Closings Reduce U.S. Unemployment Claims

    By Christopher S. Rugaber and Tom Krisher WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week. But a big reason is that automakers have skipped some of their usual summer shutdowns to keep up with demand, causing fewer temporary auto layoffs. Economists expect the... Continue Reading

  • Chicago Factory Where Workers Had Sit-In To Close

    Chicago Factory Where Workers Had Sit-In To Close

    By Caryn Rousseau CHICAGO -- Serious Energy Inc. said Thursday it will close a Chicago window factory that became a symbol of the plight of American workers more than three years ago when employees briefly occupied the building. Continue Reading

  • Factory Activity Slows As Economy Stays Sluggish

    Factory Activity Slows As Economy Stays Sluggish

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing grew more slowly in October, hampered by weaker demand for exports and slower production at factories. But companies ordered more goods, factories slashed their stockpiles and auto sales rose. Those trends suggest manufacturing activity could... Continue Reading