Bureau of Labor Statistics

Numerator Monthly Inflation Report: Food at Home Prices Up 1.2% in December

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

According to Numerator, seasonally adjusted prices for all food at home purchases increased 1.2% in December, an acceleration from the 0.5% increase in November.

Key Points: 
  • According to Numerator, seasonally adjusted prices for all food at home purchases increased 1.2% in December, an acceleration from the 0.5% increase in November.
  • In December, seasonally adjusted prices for cereals and bakery products increased 0.4%, prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 1.8%, prices for dairy and related products increased 0.9%, prices for fruits and vegetables increased 0.8%, prices for nonalcoholic beverage and beverage materials increased 0.1%, and prices for other food at home increased 1.5%.
  • On a year-over-year basis, between December 2021 and December 2022, prices for food at home increased 11.4% overall, prices for cereals and bakery products increased 14.2%, prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 8.6%, prices for dairy and related products increased 14.3%, prices for fruits and vegetables increased 8.6%, prices for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials increased 11.2%, and prices for other food at home increased 13.1%.
  • The Numerator Inflation Report is produced and published by Numerator under the leadership of Numerator Chief Economist, Dr. Leo Feler.

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Reports Little to No Growth in Business Loan Approval Percentages in 2022

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Small business loan approval percentages at big banks slipped again, falling from 14.6% in November to 14.5% in December, which tied with January for the lowest monthly approval rate for big banks in 2022, according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ released today.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Small business loan approval percentages at big banks slipped again, falling from 14.6% in November to 14.5% in December, which tied with January for the lowest monthly approval rate for big banks in 2022, according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ released today.
  • Meanwhile, approval percentages of business loan applications at small banks rose slightly from 21.1% in November to 21.2% in December.
  • Among other non-bank lenders, approval percentages of alternative lenders increased from 27.4% in November to 27.6% in December.
  • “It is currently a tough time to get small business loans from big banks,” said Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit , one of the nation’s leading experts in small business finance and fintech.

Advanced Practice Clinical Laboratory Training Center at ARUP Secures $3 Million in Federal Funding

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories and the University of Utah's Division of Medical Laboratory Sciences have secured $3 million in federal funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration to build a new Advanced Practice Clinical Laboratory Training Center.

Key Points: 
  • SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories and the University of Utah's Division of Medical Laboratory Sciences have secured $3 million in federal funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration to build a new Advanced Practice Clinical Laboratory Training Center.
  • The center will bolster educational opportunities for students in medical laboratory sciences in Utah and beyond and help address a critical need for highly trained laboratory professionals nationwide.
  • It will fund a first-of-its-kind collaboration between ARUP and the U, made possible by Rep. Chris Stewart's help in securing the appropriation.
  • The program has also secured a grant for a laboratory information system to be used in the training center.

6 Reasons Healthcare Staffing Is Going To Be a Top Priority in 2023

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

TAMPA, Fla., Jan.11, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Since experiencing deep losses early on in the pandemic, the healthcare sector has faced a jobs crisis. Insufficient and unreliable hospital staffing has a direct impact on patient care, as it reduces available inpatient beds, causes overcrowding in emergency rooms, and delays urgent and elective surgeries. Outpatient healthcare staffing issues prevent patients from seeing their primary care physicians and specialists, and hinders the timely treatment of acute and chronic health conditions. "Staffing challenges are now the number one impediment to delivering timely evidenced based medical care for our patients," says Ben Williams, MD FACEP, Chief Medical Officer at TrueCare24 and Emergency Medicine Physician.

Key Points: 
  • TAMPA, Fla., Jan.11, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Since experiencing deep losses early on in the pandemic, the healthcare sector has faced a jobs crisis.
  • Outpatient healthcare staffing issues prevent patients from seeing their primary care physicians and specialists, and hinders the timely treatment of acute and chronic health conditions.
  • Unfortunately for patients, these staffing challenges and low morale in healthcare creates substantial delays in patient care, and reduces the quality of that care.
  • What predictions do these trends spell out for healthcare staffing in 2023?

Competition for STEM Talent Intensifies; STEMconnector Offers Insights for Employers

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- STEMconnector announces the release of the State of STEM - an insightful report that offers new perspectives on the highly competitive global talent market. The research was conducted throughout 2022 through extensive interviews with business, policy, and education leaders. The report focuses on the highly competitive STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – talent fields which continue to be a critical driver of innovation, economic growth, and individual opportunity worldwide. STEMconnector interviewed over 80 leaders from industry including; Abbott, Microsoft, Amgen, Shell, P&G, Google, Battelle, Corteva, Cargill, Micron, Verizon in addition to leading two and four year colleges across the US.

Key Points: 
  • MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- STEMconnector announces the release of the State of STEM - an insightful report that offers new perspectives on the highly competitive global talent market.
  • The report focuses on the highly competitive STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – talent fields which continue to be a critical driver of innovation, economic growth, and individual opportunity worldwide.
  •  According to the Manpower group (2022 research) the US is at the top of a 16 year high in terms of talent shortages and the STEM talent shortage is the most acute.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the US economy alone will see an additional 10.7 million STEM jobs by 2029.

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2023 Best Jobs

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2023 Best Jobs. The rankings offer a look at the best jobs across 17 categories – from sectors such as business, health care and technology – to help job seekers at every level achieve their career goals. Outcomes take into account the most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance and salary. 

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2023 Best Jobs .
  • While nearly 40% of the top 100 Best Jobs are in health care or health care support roles, a technology job – software developer – captured the No.
  • "It is unsurprising that jobs in health care continue to dominate the Best Jobs rankings.
  • To calculate Best Jobs, U.S. News draws data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand.

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Declined in December

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Monday, January 9, 2023

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) fell in December to 116.31 from a downwardly revised 117.14 in November 2022. The Employment Trends Index is a leading composite index for employment. When the index increases, employment is likely to grow as well, and vice versa. Turning points in the index indicate that a turning point in the number of jobs is about to occur in the coming months.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) fell in December to 116.31 from a downwardly revised 117.14 in November 2022.
  • The Employment Trends Index is a leading composite index for employment.
  • The Employment Trends Index aggregates eight leading indicators of employment, each of which has proven accurate in its own area.
  • The eight leading indicators of employment aggregated into the Employment Trends Index include:
    Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance (U.S. Department of Labor)
    Number of Employees Hired by the Temporary-Help Industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    Real Manufacturing and Trade Sales (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)**
    The Conference Board publishes the Employment Trends Index monthly, at 10 a.m.

Surayyah Ahmad on Greater Participation for Nigerian Women in Tech

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Monday, January 2, 2023

ABUJA, NG, Jan 2, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Surayyah Ahmad, Ethco Group Ltd co-founder and Executive Secretary of Startup AREWA has discussed the underrepresentation of Nigerian women in the tech industry, and women's effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in the tech ecosystem.

Key Points: 
  • ABUJA, NG, Jan 2, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Surayyah Ahmad, Ethco Group Ltd co-founder and Executive Secretary of Startup AREWA has discussed the underrepresentation of Nigerian women in the tech industry, and women's effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in the tech ecosystem.
  • Surayyah Ahmad, Ethco co-founder and Executive Secretary, Startup AREWA, discussed underrepresentation of Nigerian women in the tech industry and opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in the tech ecosystem.
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    "Studies from all across the world are showing that women are underrepresented in the tech industry, despite recent headlines concentrating on tech hiring sprees and the underrepresentation of diverse populations.
  • Surayyah states that more women from Northern Nigeria are coming up with programs to help Northern women get into tech.

The Washington Center Launches Cybersecurity Accelerator Program to build Access and Equity for College to Career Pathways in an Area of Critical Hiring Need

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Washington, D.C., Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Washington Center (TWC) is proud to launch the Cybersecurity Accelerator Program , an innovative new paid and hybrid “micro-internship” designed to build access and opportunity for historically marginalized learners into the cybersecurity sector.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, D.C., Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Washington Center (TWC) is proud to launch the Cybersecurity Accelerator Program , an innovative new paid and hybrid “micro-internship” designed to build access and opportunity for historically marginalized learners into the cybersecurity sector.
  • The increase of threats to all aspects of our digital lives means the demand for talent in cybersecurity is high.
  • The Cybersecurity Accelerator Program compresses a 360-degree career-connected experience into a 5-6 week paid “micro-internship,” including training, hands-on work, mentorship, in-person networking and even a certificate via The Cyber Guild .
  • The program provides roles in technical jobs, such as networking or coding, as well as non-technical jobs like policy, ethics and marketing.

New Apprenticeship Launches Self-Starter Pathway to Meet Employer Needs for Cost-Efficient Workforce Development Model

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Apprenticeship (NEW), a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program announced that it will launch the “Self-Starter” Apprenticeship in order to meet growing tech employer needs.

Key Points: 
  • San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Apprenticeship (NEW), a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program announced that it will launch the “Self-Starter” Apprenticeship in order to meet growing tech employer needs.
  • Still, employers are looking for cost-efficient hiring models to hedge against future economic uncertainty.
  • “The era of talent acquisition has given way to the era of talent development,” says Cindy Schaefer, Partnership Development at New Apprenticeship.
  • For more information about apprenticeships, please visit www.newapprenticehsip.com or request a discovery call to discuss alignment.