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The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring 500,000 Part-Time and Temporary Workers for 2020 Census

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog From driving for a ride-sharing company to selling homemade crafts online, people in the United States are increasingly earning extra income in new and creative ways. These side jobs — or so-called gigs — are fueled by new opportunities triggered by technology and a trend by companies to hire more part-time or contract workers. And now...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: American Workers are Winning

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There is a significant body of evidence showing that the U.S. economy is strong. The U.S. economy has added millions of jobs, and even long-neglected sectors like manufacturing are having a resurgence. Among the continuous good economic news, wage growth for America’s workers has taken center stage. For the first time since 2009, year over year nominal hourly wage growth met or surpassed 3 percent...

Department of Commerce Adds Dozens of New Huawei Affiliates to the Entity List and Maintains Narrow Exemptions through the Temporary General License

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce identified 46 additional Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. affiliates that require inclusion on the Entity List, as part of a routine review of all Entity Listings. Since May, the Department has added over one hundred persons or organizations to the Entity List in connection to Huawei. The new restrictions...

NIST Awards $6.6 Million for Research to Help Structures Better Withstand Earthquakes, Wind and Fire

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The following is a cross-pos t from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is awarding more than $6.6 million to fund research into improving disaster resilience. Eleven organizations will receive 12 grants to conduct research into how earthquakes, wind and fire affect the built environment...

Secretary Ross Announces Appointments to the Department’s Advisory Council on Foreign Direct Investment

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology , the official blog of the International Trade Administration Representatives from more than two dozen economic development organizations and business executives from across the United States will soon provide something invaluable to the federal government: their expertise on how the Administration can best attract and utilize the largest amount of...

U.S. Department of Commerce Self-Initiates Inquiries into Possible Circumvention Involving Exports of Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products Completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the self-initiation of new inquiries into possible circumvention involving exports of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) made with substrate from China or Taiwan, completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and then exported to the United States. These actions demonstrate Commerce’s...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from Mexico

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico, finding that exporters from Mexico have sold refillable stainless steel kegs at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 18.48 percent. Upon publication of the final affirmative determination,...

FirstNet Authority Releases Public Safety-Driven Roadmap for Future of Network

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) marked a significant milestone today with release of a new Roadmap for the future of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network. Unveiled at the APCO International Conference and...