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Trend report: Regional manufacturing productivity, hourly compensation, labor costs

Greatest decline in total hours worked occurred in U.S. manufacturing. Total manufacturing labor compensation declined in Japan, Canada, United Kingdom. U.S. manufacturing sector improved unit labor cost competitiveness against all economies compared except Korea and the United Kingdom.
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Labor disputes and recessions: Who has your back?

Japanese politicians are publicly voicing their concerns, but solutions to address unemployment and the growing homeless problem have not surfaced. Meanwhile, China’s increase in …
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Effects of China’s growing labor unions on your company

The law also requires unionized companies with 200 to 500 employees to have at least one full-time union official, adding one more official for each additional …

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U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao on House Speaker Pelosi’s move on U.S. – Colombia trade

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao made the following statement regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's move …

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Outsourcing’s influence on Dell’s manufacturing overhaul

Dell's recent Austin closure and plans for improved operating costs are no doubt influenced by a move to a an outsourcing model that …
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China’s labor source and the impact of one billion pigs

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Wage inflation in China has joined commodity inflation. Cheap labor is now, in fact, not so cheap. A new labor law will place further obligations on employees, and is due to be implemented this year.
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Hourly manufacturing labor rates in China

China is not only one of the largest trading partners with the United States it is also a manufacturing destination with one of the lowest …
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Global hourly manufacturing labor rate trend comparison

In the United States, hourly compensation costs for production workers in manufacturing were virtually …

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Lou Dobbs is a protectionist: Consumer electronics association (CEA) and CNN spar on anti-trade, protectionism

When Dobbs belittled the jobs that have been created by the consumer electronics industry, he belittled the hard-working men and women who work for companies here in the United States that help spur the engine of the American economy – the very people he claims to be fighting for.
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Rising ruppee mean opportunity for Indian IT companies

In terms of productivity, a large proportion of work carried out from India tends to be on a Time & Material (T & M) basis. In general, there are few incentives in T & M contracts to raise productivity. With rising costs and shrinking margins…
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