Archive for Legal/Finance

Nearly Half of Americans Polled ‘Check In’ at Work While on Vacation

Jun 03, 2014 No Comments

PLYMOUTH, Minn., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Whether it is the strong American work ethic or a new cultural “norm” at the office, a recent consumer survey by Travel Leaders Group reveals that a significant number of Americans can’t – or won’t – fully disengage while on vacation.  Over 95% of those polled state they “have or will take” [...]

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Global Talent Shortage Hits Seven-Year High

Jun 02, 2014 No Comments

MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world’s workforce expert, today released the company’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey results, revealing global employers continue to be plagued by talent shortages. ManpowerGroup’s survey of more than 37,000 employers in 42 countries and territories found that 36 percent of global employers are having difficulty finding candidates [...]

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Deloitte Consumer Spending Slightly Revived

May 26, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) was marginally up in April. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending[i]. “Real consumer spending has held up in recent months, and the outlook continues to remain positive,” said Daniel Bachman, Deloitte’s senior U.S. economist. “The slight uptick in [...]

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in April

May 23, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for theU.S. increased 0.4 percent in April to 101.4 (2004 = 100), following a 1.0 percent increase in March, and a 0.5 percent increase in February. “The LEI rose for the third consecutive month, driven largely by improving housing and financial market conditions,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, [...]

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Confidence Rebounds Among Office & Administrative Workers in the First Quarter of 2014

May 22, 2014 No Comments

ATLANTA, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – According to the Q1 Randstad Office & Administrative Confidence Index, overall optimism improved slightly this quarter, rising to 51.3 from 47.6 in the previous quarter.  The survey, which measures overall confidence among U.S. office and administrative professionals, was conducted online among 376 workers in this sector by Harris Poll on behalf of [...]

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Survey Indicates Government Economic Development Needs Improvement

May 21, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Most government leaders agree that the economic development of their state or municipality is increasing in importance, but 88 percent say their current economic development efforts are only somewhat effective or not effective at all, according to a recent survey. The study, published by Governing Institute and Crowe Horwath LLP, found that [...]

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Visalia Chamber Announces Man and Woman of the Year Finalists

May 16, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA- The Visalia Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2014 Man, Woman and Emerging Leaders of the Year finalists. The winners are kept top secret until the Annual Awards Celebration on June 19 at the Visalia Convention Center.  The Chamber received many nominations for these prestigious awards which honor those individuals who consistently go above and [...]

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Survey: Economic Uncertainty Holds, Savings Remain a Priority

May 15, 2014 No Comments

HOUSTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Emerging out of a slow economy many attributed to the brutal winter, investors ended the first quarter of the year with little confidence in the country’s finances and a renewed focus on their own personal savings, according to money management company STA Wealth Management’s quarterly survey. The volatility of markets coupled [...]

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Corporate Social Responsibility Can Improve Job Performance for Frontline Employees

May 09, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Companies looking to engage their frontline workforce can leverage their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. New research shows when and how CSR can improve the job performance of frontline employees. Companies rely on frontline employees − salespeople, customer service representatives, account managers, and the like − to serve customers profitably. Yet, these [...]

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Millennials Surprisingly Optimistic About Job Outlook, Prioritize Passion Over Pay

May 07, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With the unemployment rate for workers under the age of 25 lingering well above 14%—more than twice the national average—it may seem natural to presume that college students are concerned about their job prospects. Not so, according to the results of a recent survey, “The Grad Gap: College Millennials’ Career [...]

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U.S. Worker Confidence Virtually Unchanged; Slightly More Concerns Over Jobs and Economy

May 06, 2014 No Comments

ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – According to the most recent Randstad U.S. Employee Confidence Index, workers were slightly less confident in job availability and the strength of the economy in April, as the Index slightly decreased by 0.6 points to 56.5. Although a small decline, the Index remains level to where it stood at this time last [...]

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U.S. and Mexico Would Benefit from ‘Frictionless’ Border

May 02, 2014 No Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A comprehensive research report, “From Border Barriers to Bi-National Promise,” by the Creative Class Group, in partnership with Global CONNECT at the University of California, San Diego found that in today’s increasingly global “borderless economy” both the U.S. and Mexico would benefit significantly from establishing a “frictionless border,” one that enables the [...]

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Amazon.com Retains Highest Reputation Ranking in 15th Annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient® Study

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As the U.S. economic recovery continues to show signs of improvement, the number of people who believe corporate America’s reputation has improved has increased 25 percent over 2013 and doubled that in 2012, according to the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient® (RQ) study, which surveys more than 18,000 members of [...]

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Visalia Chamber Announces Annual State of Visalia’s Business 2014 Meeting and Expo

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA - The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual State of Visalia’s Business meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Holiday Inn. This event will feature an Industry Forecast as well as recognition of Chamber member anniversaries and outstanding volunteers. This is a chance for Chamber members to network, learn about the newest [...]

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Survey: ‘Doing Meaningful Work’ Tops Lawyers’ List Of Greatest Legal Career Concerns

Apr 25, 2014 No Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lawyers are more concerned with making an impact than getting ahead financially, a recent survey from Robert Half Legal suggests. More than one-quarter (26 percent) of lawyers interviewed said doing meaningful work is their greatest legal career concern. Benefits ranked second with 20 percent of the survey response, followed by career growth [...]

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Employee Distrust is Pervasive in U.S. Workforce

Apr 24, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Despite the rebound in the U.S. economy and an improving job market, nearly one in four workers say they don’t trust their employer and only about half believe their employer is open and upfront with them, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey released today. While almost [...]

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SBA and AARP to Host ‘Financing Your Small Business Workshop’

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will host a free “Financing Your Small Business” workshop on April 25.  SBA and AARP are again teaming up in April to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month and this workshop is targeted to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older, or encore entrepreneurs.  The workshop [...]

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in March

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.8 percent in March to 100.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in February, and a 0.2 percent increase in January. “The LEI rose sharply again, the third consecutive monthly increase,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. “After a [...]

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Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Continues to Slide

Apr 18, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) dropped half a point in March, but continues to indicate positive conditions for consumers. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending[i]. “The outlook for consumer spending remains healthy,” said Daniel Bachman, Deloitte’s senior U.S. economist. “The Index declined primarily due [...]

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Earth Day 2014 Sees Empowered Employees Demanding Green Workplace

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments

MALVERN, Pa., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Forty-four years of Earth Days (April 22) have clearly emboldened employees to demand a greener workplace. A full 3 out of 4 employed U.S. adults[1] (75 percent) say they would insist upon change if they saw obvious wasteful practices at work, according to a new online survey of over 900 U.S. workers [...]

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