DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.
The U.S. unemployment rate has reached a 50-year low of 3.5%. Yet there are warning signs behind that good-news headline. Businesses have slowed their pace of hiring, and by one measure they’re adding jobs at the weakest rate in more than eight years. Jobs at private-sector employers rose ju…
Mark G. Nurdin is president and CEO of the Fort Worth Region for Bank of Texas. He has more than 30 years of commercial banking and wealth management experience and more than 10 years of experience in sales coaching and leadership.
General Motors continued its weekslong slide as contract negotiations with striking United Auto Workers hit another snag. The automaker’s stock is down nearly 11% since workers headed to picket lines on Sept. 16. It was down slightly more than the broader market on Monday. The latest dispute…
The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel discussion on the state of public education Sept. 12, focusing on the future workforce needs of the local business community.
The Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber and the Fort Worth Chamber have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that creates a blueprint for the organizations to partner more intentionally to grow and develop the city’s economy, the three organizations a…
U.S. hiring is starting to slow. But for now, there is little reason to worry. The pace of job growth is slipping as the decade-plus U.S. economic expansion has matured. There are simply fewer unemployed people seeking work, so the slowdown is organic rather than troublesome. Monthly hiring …
Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected in 2011 as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth. In 2019, Price made history on winning her fifth election to be the mayor of one of the fastest-growing large cities in the country, becoming the longest serving mayor in Fort Worth's history.
NEW YORK (AP) — As Deborah Sweeney placed her order in the drive-thru of a Starbucks near her home, she was impressed by the barista's attitude and attention to detail. At Sweeney's next visit, the staffer remembered her name.
When Texas adults with intellectual and developmental (IDD) disabilities want to work, Fort Worth-based Caregiver Inc. wants to help them find and sustain employment.
Bob Baulsir stepped into the driver’s seat at Trinity Metro in April of this year when the agency’s board named him president and CEO. He previously served four years as Trinity Metro’s senior vice president.
While most of the Metroplex has focused on the glitzy Arlington Entertainment District a few miles north – itself also in the midst of several upgrades – the majority of the city’s new job creation has taken place with little fanfare within the increasingly white-hot I-20 corridor.
Home furnishing retailer Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE:PIR) on July 19 announced it has named two new top executives who will assume their new roles on Monday, July 22.
BoardBuild, a nonprofit that seeks to shape communities through strengthening board governance, has officially named Pam Cannell, who has 25 years of experience enacting community change, as its chief executive officer.
The Fort Worth Business Press honored winners of the 2019 C-Suite Awards on June 26 at Ridglea Country Club. The event was presented by the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business and Masterminds Leadership. Platinum Sponsors were D&M Leasing and American Bank & Trust. S…
The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce hosted a speaker event on Thursday to examine ways of developing and attracting tech talents in Fort Worth.
The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) has selected Anette Landeros as the new CEO and president of the organization. She will take her post on July 15, succeeding John Hernandez.
Pearson Partners International, a global retained executive search firm, has promoted Renee Baker Arrington to the role of president and the newly created role of chief operating officer, effective June 1. She has been with the firm for 13 years, is a member of the board of directors and mos…
For Robert Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the biggest headwinds for U.S. growth are the country’s aging population and the slow increase in the size of the nation’s workforce.
Dunaway announced May 21 that Nova Albers has been named human resources executive and will lead that department as Dunaway continues to build out its infrastructure for growth in the State of Texas.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity.
As negotiations continue between the City of Fort Worth and Firefighters Local 440 concerning terms of a third collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the Fort Worth City Council was given an informal report at Tuesday's work session.
Yohna Chambers, HR vice chancellor at Texas Christian University, was named this year's Fort Worth HR Professional of the Year on May 1 during the 2019 HR Professional of the Year event at the Fort Worth Club. Other finalists were Dionne Motal, CHRO of Civitas Senior Living, Fabiana Larese, …
A unique inter-industry partnership at the local level is taking on the challenge of bridging the middle-skills job gap while reducing poverty in Fort Worth.
John Wright of Simple Leadership Strategies in Fort Worth is interviewing individuals in top leadership roles in the area. He recently shared his interview with Wayne Carson, CEO of ACH Child and Family Services.
Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, a leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, surprised students on April 25 at Western Hills High School with a top-secret STEM mission – to create a prototype aircraft that coul…
A lot has changed and a lot of tacos served since the original Fuzzy's Taco Shop opened near the Texas Christian University campus over 16 years ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Are two chief executives better than one? With Game of Thrones' Jon Snow revealing his royal lineage to his lover — and aunt — and potential rival Daenerys Targaryen during Sunday's episode, their beleaguered army at Winterfell is about to find out.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
There's more to a millennial woman than just career development. That’s the finding of several research and focus groups. And it's something that a Fort Worth-based marketing firm hopes to tap into.
More than 70 percent of women say they’ve experienced some level of harassment on the job, and that’s a conservative estimate since many incidents go unreported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was never going to be easy to pull together a motley band of warrior eunuchs, Wildling anarchists, nomadic horse lords, fire-belching dragons and, most of all, north country folk who don't much like or trust outsiders.
NEW YORK (AP) — The struggle among manufacturers to fill open jobs is likely to continue because of the shrinking labor pool and growing need for workers with high-tech skills.