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09/09/2014

AllianceTexas to host hiring fair on Thursday

AllianceTexas, Hillwood’s 18,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use community in North Texas, is hosting its annual job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway, located at 3545  Lone Star Circle. 

Representatives from about 40 companies in Alliance are scheduled to be on hand.

“Through the years, we have seen the success the job fair has had at enhancing our workforce development in the area,” said Mike Berry, president of Hillwood Properties developer of AllianceTexas, in a statement. 

The AllianceTexas Hiring Fair is sponsored by Hillwood, the AllianceOpportunityCenter and Workforce Solutions for TarrantCounty and North Central Texas.

Participating organizations include American Airlines, Amazon.com, Cabela’s, Deloitte University, DFW Marriott at TMS, FedEx, Fidelity, Fort Worth Police Department, Heritage Bag, LG Electronics, Mercedes Benz Financial, OHL/Walmart.com, Tom Thumb/Safeway, and UPS. 

A variety of positions such as warehouse/manufacturing/distribution staff, forklift operators, logistics professionals, faculty, aerospace engineers, software developers, financial service professionals, administrative professionals, food service staff, hospitality staff, bank tellers, customer service representatives will be featured. 

For information on current job openings, or the AllianceTexas Hiring Fair, visit www.AllianceTexas.com or call the Alliance Opportunity Center at (817) 548-5274.

_ Sandra Baker

06/02/2014

First phase of Motorola Mobility layoffs set for August

Flextronics, which operates the Motorola Mobility smartphone assembly plant at Alliance in Fort Worth that will close by year's end, will begin laying off its employees on or about Aug. 1, it says in a notice to the state. Layoffs are expected to be complete by January 2015. The company said 223 of its employees will be affected by the site's closing.

When Motorola Mobility said on Friday that it intended to  shutter the facility, it indicated that about 700 people were working at the 450,000-square-foot plant, down from a high of about 3,500. According to past news reports, a recruiting and staffing services firm, Aerotek, did significant hiring for Flextronics.

Disappointing sales of Motorola's Moto X smartphone, assembled at the plant, led to the move, company officials said Friday. The Fort Worth factory went into full-scale production in August 2013 and held an official opening in September, an affair that was attended by  Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, which owns Motorola. Goggle bought Motorola Mobility in 2012 and in January agreed to sell the handset maker to Beijing-based Lenovo.

-- Jim Fuquay

05/27/2014

Sears laying off 55 at North Beach Street parts center

Sears will idle about 55 workers at a parts and repair center at 5001 N. Beach St. just south of N.E. Loop 820, the retailer said in a notice to the state. It said the layoffs will happen by the end of June and are expected to be permanent. The company, in a later emailed statement, said the facility will remain open, and eligible workers will receive severance and can apply for open positions at Sears and Kmart stores.

-- Jim Fuquay

03/20/2014

Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington holding show auditions Saturday

Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington is hosting entertainment auditions for the 2014 season beginning at noon Saturday. 

The park’s entertainment department is looking for a wide range of talent from singers to dancers and country guitarists. 

This season’s performers will appear in one of three summer shows: Chart Toppers 5.3, Looney Tunes We Got the Beat, and Country Young Gunz. 

The summer shows line-up kicks off June 7. 

Those auditioning must be at least 16 years of age and should go online to pre-register at www.sixflagsjobs.com

_ Sandra Baker

03/13/2014

Study: Texas gained 6,368 jobs in 2013 from clean energy and transportation

Texas projects involved in clean energy production and energy-efficient transportation projects added 6,368 positions last year, according to a new report by Environmental Entrepreneurs. The state ranked No. 2, behind California's 15,397 jobs. One example cited among the eight projects in Texas was the 80-turbine, 165-megawatt Cameron Wind farm in South Texas announced by Apex Clean Energy, which could create more than 200 jobs.

The study looked at jobs in power generation and manufacturing, building efficiency, public transportation and other sectors. It counted more than 78,600 jobs nationally at newly announced projects, projects under construction or job additions at existing projects. The report said 32,500 jobs were power-related, with solar power was the biggest in that sector with more than 21,600 jobs.

Texas was No. 1 nationally in new jobs in the fourth quarter, the report said, with about 3,286 jobs, including 1,400 in five different wind power projects. Texas is No. 1 in wind power capacity, with more than 11,000 megawatts.

It's the second year for the study, which listed more than 100,000 jobs in 2012. The decline could be related to a change in methodology, the group said. Environmental Entrepreneurs describes itself as a national group of business leaders who promote sound environmental policy and economic prosperity. Its web site is here.

-- Jim Fuquay

 

01/29/2014

Texas ranks No. 7 for disclosures of state-paid jobs incentives

Texas does a better job than most other states when it comes to disclosing how its taxpayer-subsidized jobs programs work, says Good Jobs First, which bills itself as a non-partisan watchdog focusing on economic development efforts. In a report titled "Show Us the Subsidized Jobs," released Wednesday, the group said Texas has the seventh-best disclosure practices, although even the leader, Illinois, only scored a 65 on a scale of 100. Texas earned a 40 overall. The Texas Economic Development Act program received an 86, the highest for any state jobs program. That measure allows the state's independent school districts to offer property tax reductions to businesses. It was just extended another 10 years by the 2013 Legislature.

Four other Texas programs were rated: the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (score of 61); the Texas Enterprise Fund (53); Film Tax Credits (0) and Skills Development Fund (0). The Emerging Technology Fund and Enterprise Fund are the largest and are both run out of the governor's office. A link to the report is here.

-- Jim Fuquay

11/18/2013

Thomson Reuters to close Fort Worth office

Thomson Reuters, a news and information services company, will close its downtown Fort Worth office in the spring, although it said "the vast majority" of the 308 affected employees will be offered positions in its Carrollton office or given the chance to work from home. Five will see their positions eliminated at the company's tax and accounting  unit, Reuters said in a notice to the Texas Workforce Commission. The anticipated closing date for the office in the Burnett Plaza building at 801 Cherry St. is about April 30, 2014. The company said about 62 of the affected workers are eligible for a severance package and can take it if they choose not to relocate.

Thomson Reuters moved into Burnett Plaza in 2000 when it consolidated two previous Fort Worth offices. It established a Fort Worth presence when it acquired Practitioners Publishing, which serves accountants.

-- Jim Fuquay

10/08/2013

Arlington-built 2015 Cadillac Escalade makes debut

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Cadillac unveiled its 2015 Escalade Monday night in New York, making it the last of General Motors' next generation of full-size sport utility vehicles to be introduced. The automaker previously debuted the 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon. All are built at GM's Arlington assembly plant, which is running three shifts, expanded its body shop and is nearing completion of a new stamping plant, investments that have meant about 1,500 new jobs at the big facility. Production of the 2015 models is set to begin next spring.

-- Jim Fuquay

08/08/2013

Chase cutting 450 Fort Worth mortgage jobs

JPMorgan Chase will cut 450 mortgage servicing jobs at its CentrePortv facility in northeast Fort Worth as the need for personnel to handle foreclosures decreases, the bank said Wednesday. Chase spokesman Greg Hassell said another 25 jobs in other North Texas locations also will go. The cuts are a small percentage of the bank’s approximately 14,500 employees in North Texas, and Chase hopes to place some of the affected workers in the 340 current job openings in its North Texas operations, Hassell said.

Chase in February announced that it planned to cut 19,000 jobs companywide by the end of 2014, including 13,000 to 15,000 in mortgage-related positions. The local cuts are part of that, Hassell said Wednesday. He said affected workers will receive at least 90 days’ notice.

According to data from RealtyTrac, a real estate information service, U.S. foreclosures are at their lowest level since 2007, just before the financial crisis took hold. Also, mortgage refinancings have waned with the recent rise in interest rates, although mortgage rates remain historically low. Chase is the largest bank in Tarrant County and second-largest in the Metroplex by deposits. The bank and its predecessors have long operated a large operations facility at CentrePort, just south of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport that handles a variety of functions.

-- Jim Fuquay

06/24/2013

Sam's Club starts hiring for new Mansfield store

Sam’s Club has set up a welcome center at the site of its new Mansfield store where it will take applications.

The store is scheduled to open this fall.

The store is at 1730 N. Highway 157, just off U.S. 287, near the Kindred Hospital.

Applicants can apply from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants also can apply online at careers.walmart.com.

Residents and business owners can also sign up for memberships at the welcome center.

The retailer is hiring about 175 full- and part-time employees for the store. Some of the available jobs include cashier, maintenance, and sales associates.

_ Sandra Baker

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