All articles tagged Economy (13)

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 »

Socrata Open Finance Brings Transparency to Local Government Spending So Citizens Can See Where Their Tax Dollars Are Going

Socrata Open Finance Brings Transparency to Local Government Spending So Citizens Can See Where Their Tax Dollars Are Going

In a Nutshell: The signs of road improvement abound on city and state thoroughfares: the clutter of heavy machinery, the orange traffic cones lining the shoulder, and the ubiquitous "Your Tax Dollars at Work” electronic display signal. But what exactly does the sign mean? Socrata introduced its Open Finance suite of solutions in 2017 to inform citizens of exactly how their tax money is being used, and to help streamline government access to data often scattered among different... read more »

Indeed.com Matches Candidates with the Right Positions Helping Job Seekers Overcome the Anxiety of Looking for Work in a Digital Age

Indeed.com Matches Candidates with the Right Positions Helping Job Seekers Overcome the Anxiety of Looking for Work in a Digital Age

In a Nutshell: We all have that person on our social media timeline who shares a little too much information about their lives. While many modern web surfers are quick to display pictures and details about their daily routines, many are hesitant to tell online friends, or co-workers, they’re searching for a job. Every day, thousands of people across the globe buck that trend with an "I Got A Job!" Post on Indeed.com. Indeed is the world’s largest job search engine and fills more... read more »

Entergy Serves 2.9 Million Customers with Affordable Electricity and Community Development Programs that Further State Economies

Entergy Serves 2.9 Million Customers with Affordable Electricity and Community Development Programs that Further State Economies

In a Nutshell: Energy providers across the country work around the clock to keep their customers' lights on and still put financial resources aside to make the communities they serve a better place. Entergy regularly gives back to charitable causes while promoting economic opportunities among its 2.9 million customers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The company’s Workforce Development Initiative committed $5 million in grants to programs that create a more skilled... read more »

State-Sponsored NY Green Bank Drives Up to $1.6 Billion in Investments Furthering Clean Energy Projects Throughout New York

State-Sponsored NY Green Bank Drives Up to $1.6 Billion in Investments Furthering Clean Energy Projects Throughout New York

In a Nutshell: Individual states are often given the task of finding solutions to the nationwide push for cleaner energy and environmental recovery. That job becomes more difficult when it comes time to finance projects that can cost tens of millions of dollars. New York has long been on the cutting edge of everything from fashion to finance, but Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative looks to set the state apart in its environmental and resilience... read more »