Workforce Institute in USA Today

We were pleased to learn today that USA Today published data from our most recent survey on the effect that the recession is having on US workers.  You can find the chart below on the front page of the Money section of today's issue.  You'll find a discussion of this survey in the September 8th … Continue reading Workforce Institute in USA Today

Recession Surfing – How to Ride the Waves

When the economic outlook dims, people start wondering about their job security.   Having just had my 30th Middlebury College Reunion, and with close to 28 years of high tech experience under my belt, I've seen this movie before.  For those of you wondering whether you should hunker down in your current job or get out … Continue reading Recession Surfing – How to Ride the Waves

What could you do with $150 billion?

Our board member, Jared Bernstein, speculated in a recent blog here on the options for the US government to intervene to stave off recession.   Even as we speak, George Bush is urging Congress to pass a $150 billion economic stimulus package that would, among other things, generate tax rebates for an estimated 117 million US consumers.  The … Continue reading What could you do with $150 billion?

Guest Blog: Jared Bernstein – Recession Obsession

The following guest blog was written by Jared Bernstein, a member of the Workforce Institute Board of Advisors.  Economists, including myself, are obsessed right now with the question of whether or not the economy is in recession.  It's obviously an important question, but for many in the business community, it is, shall we say, a bit academic.   … Continue reading Guest Blog: Jared Bernstein – Recession Obsession