Firearms Industry Has Grown 158 Percent Since 2008

  Firearms Industry Has Grown 158 Percent Since 2008 By Burt Carey Firearms industry leaders announced phenomenal growth figures this week. The overall economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States has grown 158 percent since 2008, increasing in sales from $19.1 billion in 2008 to a whopping $49.3 billion in […]

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun, August 16, 2013

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 16, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS   Jobs (PG-13 for drug use and brief profanity) Ashton Kutcher portrays Steve Jobs in this reverential biopic revisiting the early years in the incomparable career of the visionary entrepreneur and Apple […]

The Green Career Debate Rages On

  The Green Career Debate Rages On by Sharon Coral It started a while back… The news was being buzzed about all over the Internet that green careers would be the catalyst in helping America recover financially. Did it work? Well, the answer to that question depends on who you ask.   When it comes […]

Industrial Employment Falls in South Carolina

Industrial employment in South Carolina fell 3.2% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 South Carolina Manufacturers Register®, an industrial Directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports South Carolina lost 8,747 manufacturing jobs over the past year, a significantly smaller decline than the 24,393 jobs MNI reported lost over the 2008-2009 survey period.

“Decreased demand continues to affect South Carolina’s manufacturing sector,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912, “However we’re definitely seeing fewer job losses than we did a year ago, and the state’s favorable business climate continues to help improve the outlook.”

South Carolina Unemployment Rises

The unemployment rate in South Carolina raised from 10.7 percent in July to 11 percent in August, seemingly contradicting reports of an ending recession.

The state has as many as 50,000 open jobs, but the problem is finding people with the skills to do the work, such as work with technology. Many of the usual mill and factory jobs have disappeared.