All articles tagged Economy (17)

2018’s Top 10 Booming College Towns

2018’s Top 10 Booming College Towns

A 2017 study by TD Ameritrade found that nearly 50% of college graduates return home after receiving their diploma out of financial necessity. The financial strain of student debt, lack of job opportunities, and a high cost of living are just some of the reasons students choose to move back with their families, which for most, was never the intended plan. Some college towns, however, provide economically friendlier climates for recent grads and job seekers than others. The following... read more »

People’s United Advisors Chief Investment Officer John Traynor Shares His Insights on Tariff Impacts and America’s Future Economic Outlook

People’s United Advisors Chief Investment Officer John Traynor Shares His Insights on Tariff Impacts and America’s Future Economic Outlook

In a Nutshell: The US economy is always in flux to some degree and it garners much-deserved speculation from financial experts and investors alike. Recently, some of President Donald Trump’s policies have only bolstered conjecture on the topic. People’s United Advisors Chief Investment Officer John Traynor shared his expertise and some of People’s United’s insights into the economy, including the impact of tariffs, a positive outlook for economic growth in the near future, and... read more »

On the Issues Presents Political Candidates’ Stances Without Commentary so Voters Can Decide for Themselves

On the Issues Presents Political Candidates’ Stances Without Commentary so Voters Can Decide for Themselves

In a Nutshell: US politics is surrounded by an influx of voices espousing every opinion on countless issues — it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, On the Issues offers voters straightforward information about where political candidates stand on topics of public interest. The website was founded in 1999 ahead of the 2000 presidential election as a reaction to the news media’s lack of real coverage on issues. Since then, it has grown to include house, senate, gubernatorial, and other... read more »

CareerArc: How Retailers are Recruiting New Employees and Transitioning Seasonal Hires in the Modern, Connected Economy

CareerArc: How Retailers are Recruiting New Employees and Transitioning Seasonal Hires in the Modern, Connected Economy

In a Nutshell: Talent acquisition and retention present challenges for the retail industry especially with its high turnover, seasonal hiring, and competition for technically skilled workers. Retailers must also promote their unique brand values to recruit the quantity and quality of workers they need. CareerArc provides the software tools and access to employment channels to accomplish those tasks. Brands can use the Social Recruiting platform to optimize messaging to reach top... read more »

HomeStreet Bank Recognized with Editor’s Choice Award for Creating Employment Opportunities for Veterans

HomeStreet Bank Recognized with Editor’s Choice Award for Creating Employment Opportunities for Veterans

In a Nutshell: Most military veterans don’t return home to the parades and fanfare that welcomed past decorated heroes, and some even struggle to find employment once they’re back on US soil. HomeStreet Bank understands and appreciates the value and discipline trained military members bring to its company, which is why the institution provides veterans with extensive hiring opportunities. In addition to its hiring practices, HomeStreet also offers veterans an array of financial... read more »

Why Accountants are a Smart Hire for the Middle Class

Why Accountants are a Smart Hire for the Middle Class

In a Nutshell: Everyone needs help now and then — but sometimes realizing you need help is the hardest hurdle to jump. While many consumers and small business owners think accountants and CPAs are only for the ultra-wealthy, their services help people of all incomes create savings and trim expenses. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is one of the longest-running member-based groups for accountants and CPAs and offers opportunities for professionals... read more »

CalEITC4ME Works to Bring Awareness to the Estimated 1.7 Million Californians Who are Eligible for the State Earned Income Tax Credit

CalEITC4ME Works to Bring Awareness to the Estimated 1.7 Million Californians Who are Eligible for the State Earned Income Tax Credit

In a Nutshell: For more than 40 years, observers have hailed the federal government’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as one of the most effective anti-poverty tools in the US. In recent years, individual states have set aside money for low- and moderate-income families to claim state tax credits to supplement the federal EITC. California, a forerunner in the movement, has an estimated 1.7 million residents who are eligible for the credit. CalEITC4ME works to spread word of the... read more »

Market-Leading Forecasts for US Employment & Economic Growth on Moody’s Analytics Economy.com

Market-Leading Forecasts for US Employment & Economic Growth on Moody’s Analytics Economy.com

In a Nutshell: The American job market is the strongest it’s been in nearly five decades, with unemployment rates dipping toward 4% and more than 6 million available jobs in the country. Monthly employment forecasts released in a joint partnership between Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Moody’s Analytics show the job market remaining on its current pace well into 2019. Moody’s Analytics, a world leader in macroeconomic data forecasting, publishes dozens of monthly reports on... read more »

Rasmussen Reports Delivers Unbiased & Accurate Economic and Political Opinions with the Collection, Publication, and Distribution of Public Polling Information

Rasmussen Reports Delivers Unbiased & Accurate Economic and Political Opinions with the Collection, Publication, and Distribution of Public Polling Information

In a Nutshell: Opinion polls have been popular for nearly a century, with many individuals and companies working to find ways to appropriately gauge public sentiment on topics ranging from politics to the latest movie releases. While many of these companies have faced accusations of bias or using underhanded tactics designed to sway respondents’ answers, Rasmussen Reports has proven its methods of data collection and publication are both fair and accurate. Rasmussen rose to... read more »

10 Cities Primed for Economic Growth & Opportunity in 2018

10 Cities Primed for Economic Growth & Opportunity in 2018

The United States is home to hundreds of cities and towns, each with its own unique history — many of which stretch back decades or even several centuries. And among the many is nearly every combination of size, geography, and lifestyle one could want, with small towns and big cities, coastal communities and mountain villages, swamp-side neighborhoods and desert oases — and just about everything in between. But despite the draw of a particular climate or style of life,... read more »