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Job Creation and the Future of Economic Growth

With the coronavirus pandemic seemingly firmly entrenched in our lives, at least in some way, we are learning how to live with this new reality.  Ups and downs are and will continue to occur for at least the next few months, so what does this mean for economic growth?  Given that some industries were forced to shut down at the peak of the pandemic and then re-assess thereafter, what direction is job creation now taking? Here some of the experts weigh in.

According to Belgian politician and businessman Alexander De Croo, we are looking at some pretty good numbers vis-à-vis business and consumer confidence.  The way forward for job creation is to deal with the supply-side constraints, at least in the short-term. This will cause an element of disruption and transition in the longer-term and there will be a greater need for more job training. “But if there’s one place we don’t want disruption, it’s on the social side.”  

Singaporean politician Heng Swee Keat said “To harness the potential of the digital economy, we need to harmonize standards and allow the trusted flow of data and facilitate cross-border transactions.”

Charles Nulsen, founder of Empower Montgomery and president of Washington Property Company explained his position given his own experience.  He said:

 “As a businessman with a front-row seat to the county’s policies and impacts, it is clear that there is no sense of urgency for creating new jobs whether in White Oak, White Flint, Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, or anywhere else in the County. Outside of downtown Bethesda, no other area is growing, and many areas are backsliding. Political indifference to this trend jeopardizes our expansive social safety net and our community prosperity.”

President Joe Biden seemed to summarize this when he said: “Simply put, our economy is on the move and the covid-19 pandemic is on the run…More jobs. Better wages. It’s a good combination.”

More jobs are needed for sure, but they have to be smart jobs that make sense during this time.

Economic Experts Weigh In

There are many different opinions and predictions vis-à-vis the pandemic-based economic recovery.  Here, we take a look at a few of them: Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research said: “The V-shaped recovery in real GDP will remain V-shaped during the first half of this year and probably through the end of the year. However, it will… Continue Reading

Coronavirus-Business Quotes

What has society learned from COVID-19 in the business world? From the negative standpoint, unfortunately a lot with an insurmountable number of job losses leading to fiscal damage not seen in this generation.  A recent study entitled ‘KFF Health Tracking Poll: Economic Hardship, Health Coverage and the ACA’ pointed out: “The economic impact of the… Continue Reading

Crisis as Opportunity for Female Leadership

Crisis as Opportunity for Female Leadership

The coronavirus pandemic is generating thousands of opportunities for women to showcase their strengths and step into leadership positions. The economies disrupted by COVID-19 will eventually need to be realigned. Businesses around the world will be redefining their operational models and reassessing their business strategies. European Central Bank President, Christine Lagarde, argues that the male… Continue Reading

Jayme Albin Helps You Plan a Gradual Return to Normal for Kids

Jayme Albin Helps You Plan a Gradual Return to Normal for Kids

New York and many other states have lifted the strict lockdown restrictions. After spending months “trapped” indoors, many families are trying to figure out how to transition out of quarantine and resume a new normal in the shadows of the coronavirus. Author, psychologist, and therapist, Dr. Jayme Albin, offers advice on helping kids face these… Continue Reading

SA Hedge Funds: New Laws

South Africa’s hedge funds will soon be subject to new rules in an effort to help assets under management that have been encountering a dive for too long.  In January 2020, there will be new categories for funds as well as definition of where the funds are.  These two initiatives will help local investors make… Continue Reading

New Technology = New International Business Opportunities

In today’s world, the old saying “money talks” is truer than ever. But sometimes it really isn’t that easy to understand. International business opportunities have long been hindered by language barriers. When people and platforms struggle to communicate, it is no surprise that they can’t do business with each other. Thankfully, this problem is being… Continue Reading

Women: Quotes on Investments

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, board chair and president of Charles Schwab Foundation, senior vice president of Charles Schwab & Co., and board chair of Schwab Charitable said: “For women, financial independence is a matter of necessity. [She has] “long been a champion of women taking control of their finances as a means of being individually strong, as… Continue Reading

Investing Tips

Before starting any project it’s often worth checking in with the experts.  People who have already done the background work; have had successes and failures; know what works and doesn’t work and are now efficiently engaged in the project upon which you are about to embark. Here we look at quotes from people in the investment world:… Continue Reading

Best Tips for Stock Market Investments

When it comes to learning how to invest in the stock market, who better to take tips from than “one of the world’s most powerful investors….Warren Buffet.” Over the years, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO has given his tips for stock market investors: 2017 “The best thing with stocks, actually, is to buy them consistently over… Continue Reading