Child Care and the Economy

It is generally accepted that a strong economy is based on high levels of employment with rising wages that can support positive trends in consumer spending.  This is where we were last January.  Going forward, it is important to remember that the U.S. economy is highly dependent on consumer spending.  Historically, fluctuations in consumer spending … Continued

Recruiting in a Strong Economy

According to recent reports, for the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal for the year, despite increasing its bonus pool by $200 million and approving additional waivers for bad conduct and health issues.  The Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, with much smaller requirements, all met their recruiting goals for … Continued

Jobs, Trade, Automation and Productivity

These are issues that are likely to loom large over the next several months as the new administration settles in and begins to implement its agenda.  Jobs are likely to be a recurring theme as the new administration seeks to address the fears of some of its key constituencies.  While it is too early to … Continued