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Comprehensive immigration reform will do more than give legal status to undocumented workers—it may plug a hole in the skilled workforce needed for America's high-tech industries.


Comprehensive immigration reform will do more than give legal status to undocumented workers—it may plug a hole in the skilled workforce needed for America's high-tech industries.

Plugging the Brain Drain

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Amazon Announces Three Fulfillment Centers in Texas

Amazon.com Fulfillment Center RNO1 Fernley, Nevada, August 8, 2007. (IMAGE BY Ken James)

Recently, Amazon committed to hire more than a thousand veterans in the U.S. in the upcoming year to join the hundreds of veteran employees it has on staff currently. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates there are more than 1.6 million veterans in the state of Texas. The company will initially create more than 1,000 jobs at the new Texas fulfillment facilities.


CommVault Brings Significant Investment, Job Creation to Jersey Shore

Under the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC), Fort Monmouth officially closed on September 15, 2011.

“CommVault has said it will eventually add 2,000 employees at the new site in addition to its current 500 in its current headquarters in Oceanport. The company is bound by an agreement with FMERA to generate up to 225 of those jobs within three years of moving in. If it doesn’t, it will face penalties of $3,000 per job not created,” writes Christopher Sheldon of the Long Branch Patch.



GM Invests $600 Million in Fairfax, KS Plant

General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson announces a $600-million investment in the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant to construct a new paint shop and provide other upgrades to increase production efficiency Monday, January 28, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. Vehicle production schedules will continue to keep three shifts and nearly 4,000 hourly and salaried workers on the job. The Fairfax plant produces the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu. (Photo by Susan McSpadden for General Motors)

GM opened the present facility of the Fairfax plant in 1987. Currently, 3,877 employees work at the plant, which stretches over 572 acres. The manufacturing area contains 85 acres under its roof and has a pre-construction floor space of 3,044,561 square-feet. In 2012, GM produced 283,213 vehicles at the plant.


LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Dean Barber To Speak at Business Facilities LiveXchange

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Dean Barber, President/CEO of Barber Business Advisors, will be among the all-star list of guest speakers featured at the upcoming Business Facilities LiveXchange event. The ninth annual event will take place May 19-21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco, TX.




My Kingdom for a Horse

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Boeing’s 787 battery woes could have a wide-ranging impact on U.S. aerospace manufacturing. Boeing’s new flagship has been grounded indefinitely worldwide as air safety officials and engineers anxiously try to determine what is causing the 787’s lithium battery to catch fire.


Airbus, Caterpillar, Bridgestone, eBay Earn Honorable Mentions from Business Facilities in 2012 Economic Deal Of The Year Competition

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Four projects were cited for Honorable Mentions in Business Facilities’ 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition.