Six transformational projects, businesses and initiatives are revolutionizing Downtown Denver, making a significant impact in the way Coloradans live, work, and play. Bringing a massive influx of jobs, affordable housing, recreation and public space access, entertainment venues, research and education opportunities, the integration of new development and technology with Denver’s historical beauty, and a welcoming transportation system that connects Downtown to other areas of the city, the six award-winners are strengthening the economy in Denver and drawing small and large businesses, skilled professionals and entrepreneurs alike.
2018 is a job seeker’s paradise. The impact of Great Recession is dwindling away and the rebirth of a strong American economy is here. With a national unemployment rate that is lower than it has been in nearly two decades at just 4.1%, wages and benefits on the rise, and diversity like you’ve never seen it before, there’s never been a better time to start pursuing that dream job.
Despite a volatile week for the United States economy, the US job market continues to make history with a record-breaking 90 consecutive months of job expansion- the longest streak since the Department of Labor started tracking jobs way back in the 1930’s.
The “Rust Belt” is beginning to shine once again and Michigan’s gleaming economy is brighter than it’s been in years. With economic diversity, exciting innovation, and determination that hasn’t been seen since before the Great Recession hammered the region into the ground, metropolitan areas throughout Michigan are chugging away.
Newly equipped with technical skills for in-demand careers, 29 students from across Los Angeles will graduate from the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, an innovative construction training program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This HireLAX graduating class represents the second cohort of students to successfully complete the intensive 8-week program focusing on specialized construction skills, physical fitness, OSHA regulations, CPR/first aid response, construction math and labor history.
A new study published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research revealed that an increasing number of Robots are taking over factory floors around the globe as aging workers and a tight labor market threaten to hinder productivity in a variety of industries.
Recent studies by the business research group The Conference Board reveals that American workers are the happiest they have been in years. While a diverse job market definitely has its hand in the mix that is making workers smile, enhanced work-life programs, increased opportunities and improved working conditions could all be reasons that approximately 51% of those who were surveyed said they were happy overall.
More than a dozen U.S. cities have developed and implemented programs that give homeless people, and individuals who are on the verge of homelessness, a chance to shine. As an increasing number of government agencies, businesses and nonprofits around the nation team up to conquer the epidemic of the underprivileged, work programs are restoring dignity, hope, and confidence to some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
U.S News & World Report has just released the official 2018 Best States Rankings, revealing to Americans which states outperform the rest when it comes to serving their citizens. Using thousands of data points and more than 75 different metrics including healthcare, education, economy, opportunity, infrastructure, public safety, the fiscal stability of state government and more, the recent assessment helps to settle the debate about the best states to work, live and learn.
The number of American workers who filed for unemployment dropped to a 45-year low last week, and while the stronger economy is definitely something to applaud, the low unemployment rate has sparked anxiety among business leaders across the nation.