Why Sikhs are flocking to the trucking industry
Mar 7, 2019

Why Sikhs are flocking to the trucking industry

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In what may be a sign of things to come, the European central bank flips back to stimulus mode. Will corporate debt trigger the next financial crisis? Monthly jobs cuts reach an almost four-year high. Plus, we take a look at why trucking has become such an attractive for Indian-Americans of the Sikh faith.

Today's show is sponsored by WellFramePanopto and Brother Printers.

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February job cuts hit three-year high, report says

Mar 7, 2019
In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years. Online shopping made a dent in terms of retail jobs.
In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years. Online shopping made a dent in terms of retail jobs.
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Amid a record driver shortage, Indian-American Sikhs are taking to trucking

Mar 7, 2019
In the last two years, one demographic has been gravitating towards the trucking industry by the thousands: Indian-American Sikhs.
Mintu Pandher sits inside the cab of his rig at the truck stop he bought a few years ago in southeastern Wyoming. He joined the industry because it was a blue-collar job that didn’t interfere with his Sikh beliefs and traditions. 
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In what may be a sign of things to come, the European central bank flips back to stimulus mode. Will corporate debt trigger the next financial crisis? Monthly jobs cuts reach an almost four-year high. Plus, we take a look at why trucking has become such an attractive for Indian-Americans of the Sikh faith.

Today’s show is sponsored by WellFramePanopto and Brother Printers.

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