Conner Ash Logo

Line Items

Significant numbers of smartphone owners are failing to take recommended measures to keep their devices safe and secure. Research from the Pew Research Center found that 28% of smartphone owners do not use a screen lock or other security feature to access their phones.

The share of workers who report that they are employed part-time for economic reasons stood at 3.9% of employment in October 2015, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. That percentage crested in May 2009 when it reached 6.5% of total employment. The Federal Reserve noted that workers who are employed part-time for economic reasons are more likely to be in low- and middle-skill jobs than the average worker.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting that the number of aides who will be employed in home health care services will grow 38% by 2024. The DOL attributes the above-average growth in this occupation to the aging of the baby boom generation and consequent growth in the number of elderly people.

Research from CareerBuilder, a job placement company, found that 38% of employers have raised education requirements for positions over the last five years. CareerBuilder’s research found that 33% of employers are hiring workers with master’s degrees for positions that had primarily been held by those with four-year degrees and 41% are hiring college-educated employees for positions that previously required candidates to be high school graduates.

Next Article July 2017 Newsletter Previous Article