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  • Expect the Department of Labor to propose new rules surrounding apprenticeships sometime this fall. The change will allow industry-led groups to certify apprenticeship programs that will augment the existing state and federal system. Work-based learning programs could be certified by trade and profe

  • When you cultivate gratitude you’ll sleep better, feel happier, be more empathetic, and strengthen your resilience. Gratitude can rewire your brain and activate the release of dopamine and serotonin. With practice, you can retrain your brain to deflect negative thoughts. Here’s how you can cultivate

  • The rise of autonomous cars is upon us. Although some of us might feel like the Jetson’s era was just a kitschy cartoon, self-driving cars are likely to change the urban landscape. If we use self-driving cars the same way that we currently use passenger...

  • Expect that energy costs will be somewhat higher in 2019 compared to 2018. Crude oil prices will continue to rise, with U.S. crude averaging $70/barrel. Gas prices are also inching up and will average $2.90 to $3 next year. Natural gas prices will remain stable,...

  • As many employers struggle to fill job vacancies, displaced Puerto Ricans are being recruited for jobs in the U.S. Industries that hire workers via temporary visas are having an especially hard time filling positions, and find hiring Puerto Ricans a solution that helps alleviate the...

  • Employers all over the country are struggling to find qualified job candidates. Many of our principals find it very challenging to find quality people for all different types of manufacturing positions.  As the economy continues to grow and companies are trying to increase productivity to...

  • While manufacturing is in the midst of a very solid year, a few storm clouds are gathering in the sky. Rising interest rates will inhibit the availability of credit. The strict immigration policies will continue to make it difficult to find skilled workers in a...

  • Researchers at Georgia State University, V. Kumar and his colleagues, considered how Apple, the most successful company in the world, launched products to the marketplace. They studied the relationship between the frequency of product launches, how unique the product is and the valuation of the...

  • Staying aware of market and industry trends is vital to remaining competitive and relevant for any organization. In the manufacturing world, there has been a strong push towards “Smart Manufacturing” in 2018, and as a result we are finding factories increasing efficiencies, reducing down time...

  • As an economic strategy, tariffs can be an effective way to test your trading partner’s willingness to retaliate. Ethan Harris, head of global economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says “The act of putting on tariffs teaches you something about the other side.” While...

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