Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in floodhit states

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring’s widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and destructive, the agency finds itself further challenged by the robust job market and an inability to match what the private sector can offer, in many cases.FEMA officials are turning for help to retirees, recent college graduates and those who lost their jobs to the disasters, though they’re finding few available workers in many of the rural communities that are in some of the hardest-hit areas.In no place is that clearer than Nebraska and Iowa, which were ravaged by floods and have some of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates.Grant Schulte, The Associated Press read more

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GM halts sale of Chevrolet Cruze due to potential airbag glitch

GM halts sale of Chevrolet Cruze due to potential airbag glitch by News Staff Posted Jun 25, 2014 7:57 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email General Motors says it is halting delivery of all 2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in North America because of a potential problem with the airbags.The U.S. automaker tells CityNews in a statement that it has directed all “Chevrolet dealers in the United States and Canada to stop delivery of new and used 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles until further notice.”GM says some airbags on the driver’s side may have been assembled with an incorrect part.“We are working diligently with the supplier of the defective part to identify specific vehicles affected and expect to resume deliveries by the end of this week once those vehicles are identified,” the company said.GM says so far it has identified 33,000 vehicles that may have the glitch. read more

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