June 18, 2019

3D printing and reshoring impacts the real estate industry

Bain & Company (2017) estimate that Business-to-Business Internet of Technology (IoT) applications will be worth over $300 billion by 2020. This presents a sizeable business opportunity.
May 10, 2019

Preparing students for a digital world

It is difficult to find workers for almost any blue-collar job in this economy. What does that mean for small towns and rural areas where the problem is even more acute?
January 7, 2019

Top US cities for tech talent

There has been a dispersal of tech jobs in the U.S. in recent years which is likely to determine where the jobs may be growing and shrinking in the future. The “third tech turning,” as Forbes’ Joel Kotkin called it, has recently resulted in a significant growth of STEM jobs in smaller markets.
December 28, 2018

When working less is desired

Having a dynamic labor force is a self-evident advantage for both the economy and companies themselves. As lifestyle and work habits are changing and enticing people to work different than usual 9 to 5, there is a growing number of employees joining gig economy or turning to temporary work without an implicit or explicit contract and becoming contingent workers.
May 4, 2018

Are all hands on deck?

Currently at 3.9% in August, the unemployment rate in the United States dropped to record low levels in recent months, a percentage that indicates the healthy growth of the American economy. The numbers seem reassuring but do not account for the rate of underemployment, an estimate that is more difficult to determine but one that significantly impacts the productivity of the current labor market.