Metals employment rises, but some still wary
Dec 09, 2013 | 08:49 AM
| Corinna Petry
CHICAGO Metals industry employment rose in November, but some steel industry sources said they remain reluctant to hire now and in the future.
One steel service center operator said his orders are thin and he has production workers performing maintenance, and he doesnt believe its just a seasonal effect.
Other industry participants cited uncertainty about the health-care law and its impact on labor costs, while still others said they expect another hit to business confidence when Congress reconvenes in January to deal with budget, deficit and debt ceiling issues.....
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