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The 10 Best Jobs in Louisiana for 2012

The growing healthcare and technology fields are universal winners in Louisiana’s diverse statewide job market. The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) finds that the healthcare and tech industries offer opportunities across the state despite significant geographical differences from one area to another. Such trends of favorable climates in healthcare and technology reflect the national landscape, as […]

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HID Global to bring 276 jobs to Austin

The city of Austin and HID Global Corp., an identity security company, have negotiated a deal to add 276 jobs here. The city has proposed a 10-year, performance-based grant totaling $920,576. In return, California-based HID is to build a manufacturing and distribution center that will yield 276 jobs paying an average of $51,398 a year. […]

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ADP reports U.S. added 163,000 jobs in July

U.S. companies added more workers than anticipated in July, according to a report from ADP Employer Services. Bloomberg reported that the better-than-expected 163,000 increase in employment indicates that the job market was holding up as the nation enters the second half of the year. Bloomberg said that the median estimate of 38 economists it surveyed […]

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Alcatel-Lucent plans to cut 5,000 jobs, reorganize

French telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent intends to cut its workforce by 5,000 people and reorganize its business, the Wall Street Journal reported. Alcatel-Lucent, which employs roughly 2,700 people at its Plano campus, reported a net loss of $308.79 million in the second quarter and spent a half billion euros in cash in the quarter, the […]

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