Credentials are designed for professionals with all levels of education. Some can be earned by those with a high school diploma, and occasionally not even a diploma is needed. Others, however, require the applicant to first earn a college degree. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) offers such a credential—Certified Arborist.
Following discussions with partners, site selection consultants, and others about the state of the regional workforce, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce needed a comprehensive labor availability analysis and report. The Chamber engaged the team of Chmura Economics & Analytics and Global Location Strategies to prepare the study.
- Chmura Economics
Talk of recession has picked up again. The reason might sound complicated, but the principle is fairly basic. In financial parlance, we’re talking about the inversion of the yield curve. Here’s what that means … and how it might take a bit of time to know the consequences. The U.S. Treasury Department sells government bonds at various maturity dates — ranging from one month to 30 years — and it pays interest on that money it is borrowing. The “yield curve” simply represents the relationship between interest rates on short-term and longer-term securities.
- Richmond Times Dispatch Articles
Amazon’s decision to back out of a New York HQ2 and instead spread hiring across other locations may be one more sign of a growing trend in site selection. A recent report, commissioned by the Greater Richmond Partnership and conducted by Wadley Donnovan Gustshaw Consulting Group, suggests many companies are moving mid-level professional jobs to lower-cost metros that are still able to provide the necessary workforce talent and an attractive quality of life.