Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:28 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:28:25 GMT
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:26:04 GMT
An Evansville man has been arrested on charges of child exploitation. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police and detectives from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executedMore >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:21:38 GMT
Aretha Franklin is taking off the month of June. A spokesman for the 71-year-old singer says Franklin will reschedule two shows and resume her touring schedule in July. Publicist David Brokaw providedMore >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:15:56 GMT
A publicist for an upcoming Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Prague says that photographs of the star have been stolen. Alice Titzova of the PR agency 2media says the photos, stolen late Monday, were toMore >>
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ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Randstad Manufacturing Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among manufacturing workers, climbed 3.7 points to 54.6 in the fourth quarter of 2012-its highest point since the first quarter of 2007. The online survey of 152 U.S. manufacturing workers was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad in October, November and December of 2012.
"Companies are starting to invest again and in turn, job creation is following," said Phyllis Finley, executive vice president at Randstad US. "Some of the sectors that have been hiring heavily include automotive, supply chain and advanced manufacturing. Technical and skilled employees within the manufacturing sector are also in high demand."
According to the closely watched Purchasing Managers Index released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the January Index registered at 53.1 percent, an increase of 2.9 percentage points when compared to December's seasonally adjusted reading of 50.2 percent. This indicates growth for the 44th consecutive month in the overall economy, and indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector for the second consecutive month, the ISM reports.
In addition, the ISM's Employment Index registered at 54 percent in January, which is 2.1 percentage points higher than the seasonally adjusted 51.9 percent reported in December, and indicates growth in employment for the 40th consecutive month. The growing job market for manufacturing workers is reflected in the overall positive outlook among workers.
Manufacturing Worker Confidence in Economy Is Showing Signs of Improvement
Twenty-eight percent of manufacturing workers believe the economy is getting stronger, rising six percentage points from the previous quarter. Meanwhile, only a third (33 percent) of workers say the economy is getting weaker, falling four percentage points from the previous quarter's readings.
Job Outlook is Improving Among Manufacturing Workers
Compared to third quarter's readings, the number of workers who believe fewer jobs are available decreased from 55 percent to 48 percent. Meanwhile, a growing number of manufacturing employees think job availability is improving, rising to 22 percent from 13 percent reported in the third quarter.
Job Confidence Among Workers Dipped Slightly in the Fourth Quarter
Although the number of workers who are confident in their ability to find employment contracted slightly in the fourth quarter, falling from 48 percent to 45 percent in the fourth quarter, the number of workers not confident in their ability to find jobs fell sharply from 31 percent to 19 percent.
Optimism in Future of Employers Declines in Fourth Quarter
The percentage of workers confident in the future of their employers fell to 59 percent, dropping five percentage points from the previous quarter's readings.
Over a Third of Workers Still Likely to Job Search in Fourth Quarter
Thirty-seven percent of manufacturing workers say they are likely to look for a job in the next 12 months, dropping two percentage points from the previous quarter.
To view the latest quarterly trends report, click here.
Survey Methodology This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad from October 8-10, November 12-14 and December 11-13, 2012 among 4,738 adults ages 18 and older, of which 152 are employed in manufacturing. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Randstad Randstad is a $22.0 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately 29,300 corporate employees and around 4,500 branches and inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.
Learn more at www.randstad.com and access Randstad's panoramic US thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:00:02 GMT
An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon. Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulledMore >>
Police stop an SUV on the north side of Bayard Park. The result: an officer injured, a chase with a suspect, and three men arrested on a variety of charges.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
For months, concerns had been raised about the welfare of Lucas Webb. Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. More >>
State records released Monday show how Missouri social workers failed to adequately pursue allegations of abuse involving a preschooler. Lucas Webb, 4, would die five days after the state closed the abuse investigation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:46:43 GMT
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