Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Some numbers to ponder.
1,000,000 square feet of convention space
200+ sessions for learning and networking
If you're in town, post a comment and hopefully we'll be able to meet up somewhere.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
We came across an article today by Derek Larson of The College of St. Benedict/St. John's University about why fewer teens are grabbing summer jobs that we thought was pretty good. Some of his high points:
* Fewer jobs are available to teens than in the past due to reduced demand for low-skilled labor and other factors such as summer school
* There's more money out there. Families aren't as reliant on income from teens to help with expenses
* Teens are finding that advancing their education can be more valuable in the summer than working to help pay for it. A summer job will have little impact financially
* Stagnant minimum wages may have driven teens into the cash economy
* Hiring teens can be complicated. Employers are seeking older workers
This is great food for thought. Read the article at St Cloud Times website.