GE Transportation isn’t the only division of the global company having serious issues. GE Power just announced a reduction of 12,000 jobs, about 18 percent of its workforce. The company blames the downsizing on the decreasing demand for coal and fossil fuels caused by increases in alternative energy. Also contributing to the problem was GE’s […]
From around the web …
- For many factory towns like Erie, white collar job loss hurts the most
- Medical marijuana laws in inland states lead to a reduction in crime in the nearest border state.
- Medical marijuana laws decrease high school graduation rates.
- Pa. regulators reverse course; Medical marijuana won't stop patient gun purchases
- Patients in Pennsylvania must choose: Medical marijuana or gun ownership
- High costs for refusing breathalyzer test among new Pennsylvania laws for 2018.
- New Pennsylvania laws for 2018 expand gambling, allow golf carts on roads.
- Where’s the Next Silicon Valley? This VC is Betting on the Midwest
- Success Academy’s Radical Educational Experiment.
- Success Academy Charter Schools
- Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads
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