March 25, 2020—The flurry of recent news suggests a grim picture for employment in the near term as mitigation measures are put in place to control the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing and temporary business closures. These have led to a significant number of workers furloughed or laid off as business revenues have dropped drastically for a number of industries, particularly in the service sector.
January 28, 2020 — The spread of a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has been raising concerns about its rising human health impact, and sending shivers through financial markets in recent days as investors try to assess its impact on growth and markets. Since the first identified case of coronavirus was made public on December 8, 2019, the pace of infection has picked up rapidly, with just over 4,500 cases now reported (nearly doubling overnight), and 106 reported deaths so far.
January 22, 2020 — The start of a new year, and particularly the turn of a new decade, tends to be a time of self-reflection, a time for assessing how you have measured up to your goals, and a time for new resolutions.