Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tag: workforce

When no one retires

Before our eyes, the world is undergoing a massive demographic transformation. In many countries, the population is getting old. Very old. Globally, the number...

Help wanted

The labor market continues to tighten as unemployment wobbled near a 45-year low last week leaving unemployment at the lowest level since January 1973. Last...

A new blueprint for America’s construction trades

It’s been weeks since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston and Southeast Texas. Damage estimates go up to $190 billion. The cleanup has...

Coming to America

Immigration has become an increasingly prevalent and often polarizing topic within policy discussions, and its effect on the apartment industry cannot be understated. Immigrants...

Pieces of history

The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the...

Rebuilding the labor force for multifamily

Several days earlier, the writer, narrator, producer, actor and former host of the popular television show Dirty Jobs delivered the same message to a...

Are there enough shovel-ready workers?

In a 9/15 campaign speech at the New York Economic Club, he predicted that his plan would increase employment by 25 million new jobs...

Raising minimum wage hurts workforce

The Senate Budget Committee’s blog says, “Top economists are backing Sen. Bernie Sanders on establishing a $15 an hour minimum wage.” It lists the...

The elusive age of reason

Four in 10 U.S. college students graduate without the complex reasoning skills to manage white-collar work, according to the results of a test of...

$20 billion skyline

Employers, and by extension, cities seeking growth and tax dollars, are competing more fiercely than ever to become centers of innovation and attract top...

Retirees are not the labor exodus problem

These numbers are based on the annual figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and speak to a pronounced drop in labor force...

The incredible shrinking workforce

Now, a big caveat: That big October drop in participation could have been skewed slightly by the government shutdown. The official household survey counted...

Involuntary part-time jobs growing

And there are signs the Affordable Care Act-Obamacare-is swelling those ranks as employers prepare to reduce their health insurance coverage responsibility for full time...

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