Kevin Atkins, development officer for the Lexington city government, said that because Lexington’s economy has become more diverse than it was when some of the local manufacturing businesses were in their prime, he sees a vigorous job market available for those left unemployed by Trane. … [Read more...] about ‘Working our way out the door.’ 600 jobs lost, Trane employees face uncertain future.
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Here in the Bay Area, we worry about earthquakes. We occasionally cough on smoke from distant fires. But — Mark Twain’s opinion about San Francisco’s summers aside — local weather ranks as a positive. That doesn’t mean we can get by without furnaces or, in some parts of the area, air conditioners, which could become more important if climate change predictions are accurate. To ensure that your HVAC systems work when needed, it’s important that they are properly sized, installed and maintained. You also need someone you trust for maintenance or if problems occur. In short, what you need is a competent, responsive heating and air-conditioning service. … [Read more...] about Find the right heating and cooling contractors
Gateway is not the only Wisconsin college or university with ties into Foxconn as it looks to fill 13,000 jobs over the next decade or so. In southeast Wisconsin, UW-Parkside and Carthage College have also been part of the planning. Gateway itself has campuses or centers in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties. … [Read more...] about Tom Still: At Wisconsin’s oldest tech college, new task taking shape: Working with Foxconn
However, while the success in the home segment shouldn't be diminished, apparel, which makes up about half of the company's total sales when women's, men's, and kids are combined, is the core of the company's business and deserves the most attention. Getting women's apparel right is especially key because it is not only the company's biggest segment, but also the most likely to drive traffic to stores and build incremental sales in other departments, as 70% of the company's shoppers are women. Apparel is also higher-margin than many of its other categories, especially appliances, so building sales there is more likely to restore profitability. … [Read more...] about Ellison’s Departure Is an Opportunity for J.C. Penney