Better workforce strategies

March 1st, 2019

Picture this: It’s bedtime and children peer into the dark asking the perennial question: Is the boogeyman here? And if so, what are they going to do about it? The boogeyman comes from the 15th-century Middle English word “bogeyman,” which means “frightening specter.” Legend has this ubiquitous creature prowling around at night, snatching up misbehaving […]

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Why millennials don’t want manufacturing jobs

July 1st, 2017

In 2014, Deloitte, in conjunction with The Manufacturing Institute, surveyed more than 450 manufacturing executives for a report titled “The skills gap in U.S. manufacturing 2015 and beyond.” “And beyond” strikes at the heart of the matter, in large part because of the “retirement exodus” of baby boomers leaving 2.7 million jobs by the year […]

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Challenges confront sailboat market

April 16th, 2015

Even as the economy recovers from the recession and its lingering effects, “sailing faces pressure from aging baby boomers turning toward powerboats and millennials enjoying broader leisure options,” the South Florida Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale reported, citing industry leaders. According to U.S. Census Bureau data and industry research, the number of U.S. residents who […]

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