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US unemployment insurance is not ready for the next recession

The Fed keeps wandering, markets keep falling and winter is coming: economic forecasters fear an imminent recession. In the US, Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell made it clear this month that his policy focus is on fighting inflation, with Fed officials pointing out that the unemployment rate is falling could reach 5% before the bank …

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Danville hires more economic development and tourism staff to handle increased workload | Local business news

The Danville Office of Economic Development and Tourism is hiring more staff to meet the increased workload due to more inquiries from industry and the addition of the regional tourism program. diabolical “Due to increased activity from potential clients and the addition of a regional tourism program at our office, new positions were needed to …

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Nebraska Prison Warden Cites ‘Deeply Concern’ Health Worker Shortage | Local

Henry J. Cordes Omaha World-Herald Between 2010 and 2020, Nebraska saw its prison population increase by 16%. This was in part due to a gun violence law passed by the Nebraska legislature in 2009. In May, Gov. Pete Ricketts and state correctional officials unveiled a state-of-the-art new prison facility in Lincoln that features open space, …

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Why investing in technology is the best strategy for retaining service talent

Restaurant workers have intensified recently as service work is recognized as important and essential in the industry. But the last few times have been a challenge. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics this year highlights the growing problem of hospitality job vacancies, which are now 250% higher than pre-pandemic levels. Other labor shortages across …

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Montrose wins first unionized Starbucks, trend could follow

Texas is a right-to-work state with only 4% of employers unionized, but that hasn’t stopped Houston workers from trying to unionize their workplace. Four companies in the city were unionized between late 2018 and June 2022, according to election data from the National Labor Relations Board – a team of professionals promoting fair labor practices. …

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I’m 62, single and never had a retirement account. I need to invest $100,000 but is it too late?

I am a 62 year old single male and have never had a retirement account. I own both my house and a rental property that is being paid for, and I have no other debts. I have $100,000 in savings that I want to invest for retirement. At my current job, I save $10,000 a …

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What’s Driving Hardin County’s Tourism Growth? | editorial

Recent statistics from the Kentucky Department of Tourism indicate the significant impact of tourism in Hardin County. The recently released figures from 2021 say that there were 1,717 local tourism jobs and a total of 2,335 tourism-created jobs. Tourism spending in the county exceeded $300 million, up from $236.5 million in 2020 and nearly double …

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Timely psychiatric care is a key factor behind the Kaiser Permanente workers’ strike

A California law that went into effect in July requires health plans to provide timely follow-up appointments for patients with mental health and addictions. Whether that happens is a point of contention in an indefinite strike by Kaiser Permanente clinicians in Northern California, who say staff shortages are leaving them with stifling workloads that make …

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