Jobs and economy (page 6)

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    CJ reports: W-S lands major aircraft industry player without offering tax incentives

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal: WINSTON-SALEM — No big announcement. No contentious public meetings. No press conference. But most important — no economic incentives. News that MRO Holdings Inc. — a leader in the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry…
    Anna Manning, April 23, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online that Winston-Salem landed a major aircraft industry business without offering tax incentives. The Daily Journal uses a Louisiana case to remind readers about the value of the zero tax bracket.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019
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    Sounds Reasonable to Me

    In a thoughtful review of a Eric Kaufmann’s Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, National Review’s Robert VerBruggen offers a sensible, middle of the road position on immigration:  The current immigration system is a complete disaster. We hand out a million…
    Jon Guze, April 18, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on startup jobs in college

    Zack Slayback writes for the Martin Center about an important career skill for college students. Most people go to college to get a job. Recreation is an added benefit on top of getting a job. Education comes second to recreation in terms of hours spent studying. That is the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    Millennials on merit, diversity, environment, and jobs

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner details disturbing new survey results. [A]ccording to a pathbreaking survey by the pollster who has charted Millennials the most, the revolution they’re bringing to Washington, Wall Street and Main Street is just the start. The follow-on Generation Z is stepping on the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Manufacturing jobs on the rise

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics. In February 2010, there were about 431,000 jobs at manufacturing enterprises…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that state treasurer Dale Folwell’s proposals for protecting the state pension plan divide groups representing state employees and teachers. John Hood’s Daily Journal challenges popular myths about manufacturing’s decline in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    Occupational licensing reciprocity

    Colin Wilhelm shares with Washington Examiner readers good news about an important occupational licensing reform. Depending on the state, it might take a license to wield a blow-dryer professionally. Or decorate the interiors of homes. Or teach ballroom dancing. Arizona, like most states, requires substantial training to grant…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019