Manufacturers’ Summit

The 5th Annual Summit of the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire

Jobs and Workforce

There were 9.9 million job openings in February, down from 10.6 million on the last day of January, the Labor Department reported Tuesday in the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, known as JOLTS. (New York Times)


A dockworker shortage at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ended on Friday, April 14, as a contract agreement was reached with the labor union for West Coast dockworkers. The labor negotiations were triggered by questions of wages and the role of automation in ongoing operations of the two primary ports for Asian imports; due to this the Port of Los Angeles is the largest port in the western hemisphere and the Inland Empire plays the primary role in logistics for these imports once offloaded from the port. (Los Angeles Times)

OPEC+ announced a surprise production cut of 1.2M barrels per day to begin in May and continue through the end of 2023. (USA Today)

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