Feb. 13, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 36 Measuring state workers: A measure by freshman Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, would measure the productivity of state government employees. An analysis of Senate Bill 158 says labor productivity is defined as “the output per worker-hour of labor.” Further, the bill says “labor productivity would be calculated using Bureau of Labor […]

Business feature: Firm helps companies increase productivity

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A unique state-subsidized consulting firm says it can help local businesses increase the bottom line. New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership consults with existing small- and medium-sized manufacturing businesses on how to increase productivity and efficiency through a series of educational classes and seminars. Clovis Industrial Development Corp. business recruiter […]

With flu, preventative measures make “cents”

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people recover or […]

Loss of jobs not sign of industry downfall

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist According to some pundits and political hustlers, free trade has led to a loss of “good manufacturing jobs.” Let’s look at it, but before doing so, let’s first see whether we should work ourselves into a tizzy over other job losses. In 1900, 41 percent of the U.S. labor force […]