San Antonio-based USAA has been ranked the No. 1 employer for military spouses in America, according to Military Spouse magazine.
Atlanta Forward / The Editorial Board’s Opinion: Perdue (Ga.), Crist (Fla.) and Riley (Ala.) haven’t met in person on this issue since December. Too much is at stake for them to end their terms in January without a deal. From www.ajc.com
Randle responds to this: Fedchun went on to say that “The level of the work force in general is so high (in Ontario) that the training program you need for people, even for people who have not worked in a Toyota plant before, is relatively minimal compared to what you have to go through in the southeastern United States.” He mentioned that training costs in Canada were much lower than in the South and that in Alabama and Mississippi automakers have resorted to using “pictorials” to teach some illiterate plant workers how to use high-tech plant equipment.
The University of Florida is among the top schools in the country as rated by job recruiters. The Wall Street Journal surveyed 479 of the largest public and private companies, nonprofits and government agencies to see which schools their job recruiters preferred when looking for potential employees. The Florida Times-Union.
An announcement about a possible Nucor Corp. iron and steel manufacturing complex in St. James Parish could be coming soon, state and local officials say, a project that would be backed with a large menu of government incentives to attract the $2 billion company investment. Times Picayune.
State leaders say Alabama had the biggest percentage increase of any state in the number of high school students passing tests for rigorous Advanced Placement courses.The national average went up 8.3 percent from 2009 to 2010… Read more of the AP story at MSNBC.com.
“I am a huge bull on this country,” Buffett, Berkshire’s chief executive officer, said Monday in remarks to the Montana Economic Development Summit. “We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board.” Bloomberg.
Republican Ken Ard and Democrat Ashley Cooper face off Nov. 2 in the race for South Carolina lieutenant governor, a position that includes presiding over the state Senate and overseeing the state’s Office on Aging. Read more at The State.