What comes next for returning service members varies greatly. For McNeill and Harbin, both found rewarding work that instilled pride in them not too dissimilar from what they felt serving their country - in the fuel refining and petrochemical industries.
As American manufacturers champion their contributions to economic competitiveness and product innovation today, the industry has yet another reason to celebrate – U.S. manufacturing employment is still on the rise.
The latest job numbers out today (Friday, September 7th) once again paint a rosy picture of the U.S. economy – 201,000 jobs were added in August, above expectations, and wages continued to increase.
After serving their country honorably, many members of the armed forces face a transition to civilian life that can often be exciting and confusing.
BAYTOWN, TEXAS – A decade ago, when Mike Zamora ran ExxonMobil’s Baytown petrochemical plant, his vision to expand the facility and boost its capacity was nothing but a pipe dream.
Negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are a chance to boost the competitiveness of U.S. companies in Canada and Mexico and solidify the preeminent role U.S. refiners and petrochemicals producers play in enabling global transportation and manufacturing.
A central theme running through the “Better Deal” economic policy agenda that the Democratic Party rolled out this week is the importance of creating—and protecting—good-paying jobs – jobs that will help boost middle-class incomes and create new economic opportunities nationwide.