Employers are joining students this fall as they go back to school. It is all part of a new program called Options and Opportunities. The program was officially launched in a press conference today, Sept. 14. Norm Kemp, an employer from the Department of National Defence and student Amy McKay from Auburn Drive High School were on hand to share their experience in last year’s pilot program. “This is an opportunity for those students who may not be meeting their academic potential because they are not fully engaged in our public school program,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “We need to ensure these students are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities Nova Scotia has to offer. By taking this program, students not only earn their high school diploma, they also graduate with work-ready skills and a plan for the future.” The province is investing more than $2 million in the program which is designed to better prepare students for the labour market and help them make more informed career choices. It focuses on career development and matches students with qualified employers to give them opportunities to gain real experience in a real workplace. Schools can offer students experience in arts, culture, and recreation; business; health and human services; hospitality and tourism; information technology; and, trades and technologies. Ms. McKay said the program helped her go from a frustrated student to a high-achiever who now loves school and boasts a perfect attendance record. “Last year everything improved. School is a lot less stressful,” said Ms. McKay, who is starting her second year in the Options and Opportunities program. She also said the program helped keep her engaged in her school work and her marks rose by 20 per cent. The program was piloted by Auburn Drive High School during the 2005-06 school year. This year, it will be expanded to 26 more schools across the province. Mr. Kemp said programs like this are beneficial and that all employers should consider getting involved. “More than half of our civilian workforce is going to retire by 2014 and we need to retain that skill and knowledge base,” said Mr. Kemp, Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) civilian workforce renewal analyst. “Youth are our future and as an employer it’s our responsibility to support students by exposing them to the many diverse careers that exist in MARLANT, as well as the education and training they need to seize those opportunities. We believe it’s critical to participate in programs like Options and Opportunities. It’s part of our succession planning and it’s the right thing to do.” The Department of Education is also working with the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)on a framework for admitting Option and Opportunities graduates to NSCC programs. As part of this process, teachers in the program will work with NSCC to introduce students to NSCC programs. This school year, nine graduates of the pilot program at Auburn Drive High School are entering the college. Recognizing the importance of working with all of its partners to better prepare students, the department is encouraging employers across the province to work with schools to help young people connect with the workplace. An initiative called Invest in Youth, will raise awareness of the many ways employers can get involved, from taking on a student for an Options and Opportunities work placement to hosting a workplace tour. It will also include the creation of a secure database of employer profiles for use by select school, school board and Department of Education staff. The Options and Opportunities program was first announced in June 2005 as part of Learning for Life II: Brighter Futures Together.
Nearly 650 foster families in Nova Scotia open their hearts and homes to children in need of a loving, stable home. Foster Family Appreciation Week runs to Sunday, Oct. 26, and provides an opportunity to thank foster parents for providing safe, loving homes for young Nova Scotians. “Every young person deserves stability and support in a welcoming home where they can achieve their potential,” said Joanne Bernard, Minister of Community Services. “That’s why we are interested in recruiting and supporting foster parents from a wide variety of backgrounds.” The number of foster parents in the province has declined by 24 per cent since 2008, while the need for homes for children in care remains steady. This trend is not unique to Nova Scotia, it is an ongoing concern throughout North America. “You’ve just got to love kids, that’s all,” said Joanne Mutton, who has been a foster parent for 10 years in Yarmouth. “The benefits far outweigh anything else that might happen along the way.” The influence of a foster parent can last for a lifetime. Foster parents can be married or common-law, in a same-sex partnership or single. They may work full-time or part-time, outside or at home. Nova Scotians are encouraged to join the team working to help children safely reunite with a parent, live with extended family or transition to an adoptive family. Those interested in becoming foster parents can call 1-800-565-1884 or visit http://gov.ns.ca/fostercare .
Following months of discussions between WHO and Facebook on the spread of inaccuracies when it comes to immunization, the social media giant has vowed to direct millions of users to “WHO’s accurate and reliable vaccine information in several languages, to ensure that vital health messages reach people who need them most”, WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebryesus said in a statement.“Vaccine misinformation is a major threat to global health that could reverse decades of progress made in tackling preventable diseases”, WHO warned. Deadly and debilitating diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis, polio and measles can be effectively prevented through vaccination.WHO ranks vaccine reluctance, or hesitancy, among the top ten threats to global health in 2019, citing the recent resurgence in Measles this year, which saw a 30 per cent increases in cases worldwide.Major digital organizations have a responsibility to their users—to ensure that they can access facts about vaccines and health -WHO Director-GeneralWith the anti-vaccination movement gaining momentum online, immunization rates have plummeted globally as much in wealthy areas as in developing countries—media reports have cited vaccination numbers in California’s Los Angeles as low as those in Chad and South Sudan.WHO estimates that Immunization prevents 2-3 million deaths per year, and additional illnesses and disabilities from 26 vaccine-preventable diseases.Mr. Ghebreyesus made it clear that “major digital organizations have a responsibility to their users—to ensure that they can access facts about vaccines and health.”“It would be great to see social and search platforms come together to leverage their combined reach,” he maintained.Just last month, the social media platform Pinterest announced it would restrict vaccine search results only to major health groups, including WHO, and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).“Digital actors,” should do more to ensure the world knows “that #VaccinesWork,” WHO said, highlighting the theme of this year’s World Immunization Week, celebrated in April.The aim is to support innovation that backs healthy behaviours, the Director-General said, “to save lives and protect the vulnerable,” adding that many children have parents who fully support vaccination as a key health measure, but “currently lack access to these life-saving tools.”The move by Facebook “must be matched by tangible steps by governments and the health sector to promote trust in vaccination and respond to the needs and concerns of parents”, Mr. Ghebryesus stressed.
Sandy Bridge has been official for some time, so it’s time for some new business notebooks. Today Lenovo is announcing six updated ThinkPads: three new T series models, two L series models, and a single W series mobile workstation. The change is looking like a standard refresh for all models involved, with shiny new graphics and processors, but Lenovo made sure to put some other changes in as well. The highlights include:720p HD webcam, with HD full duplex microphones for improved VoIP and video conferencing. Microphone has a 360-degree conference call mode.Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for fast boot up/shutdown“Vastly” improved battery life that includes adaptive technologies designed to provide power when its needed and scale back when it’s not. Up to 15 hours on the T420 and 10 hours on the T420s (with 6-cell and optional bay battery).T and W series computers have Nvidia Optimus graphics switchingSecond-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (20% performance boost) and Intel HD Graphics (2x performance over previous generation)The six new “ThinkPad classic” models include the ThinkPad T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520, and the W520. The first three will refresh the ThinkPad’s best-selling enterprise notebook with a lightweight 14-inch model, a standard 14-inch model, and a 15-incher. The L series is for mainstream business notebooks and gets new 14- and 15-inch models, while the W520 is a 15-inch ISV-certified mobile workstation.They will be priced as follows: T420s: $1,329; T420: $779; T520: $909; L420: $719; L520: $719; and W520: $1329. Products will be available on March 29th.See them all here:thinkpad_x20_37thinkpad_x20_37thinkpad_x20_36thinkpad_x20_35thinkpad_x20_34thinkpad_x20_33thinkpad_x20_32thinkpad_x20_31thinkpad_x20_30thinkpad_x20_29thinkpad_x20_28thinkpad_x20_27thinkpad_x20_26thinkpad_x20_25thinkpad_x20_24thinkpad_x20_23thinkpad_x20_22thinkpad_x20_21thinkpad_x20_20thinkpad_x20_19thinkpad_x20_18thinkpad_x20_17thinkpad_x20_16thinkpad_x20_15thinkpad_x20_14thinkpad_x20_13thinkpad_x20_12thinkpad_x20_11thinkpad_x20_10thinkpad_x20_09thinkpad_x20_08thinkpad_x20_07thinkpad_x20_06thinkpad_x20_05thinkpad_x20_04thinkpad_x20_03thinkpad_x20_02thinkpad_x20_01
Employee Benefits poll: More than half (56%) of respondents think that employers which operate in the gig economy should be required to provide a minimum level of benefits for those working for them.A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 25 responses, also found that 36% of respondents feel that employers in the gig economy should not be required to provide a minimum level of benefits just yet, as more clarification around working statuses is needed first.A minority (8%) of respondents do not think employers in the gig economy should be required to implement a minimum level of benefits.Employment tribunal cases in both the UK and US over the past year have raised the profile of how individuals who work in the gig economy are treated in terms of benefits and working conditions. More specifically, legal cases involving employers such as taxi organisation Uber and courier firm Addison Lee have questioned the employment status of individuals working for the organisations, in order to determine the employment rights of claimants.For example, the organisations have been hiring individuals on an independent contractor basis. This means that the drivers or couriers are defined as self-employed for tax purposes, and also do not have access to employment rights such as holiday pay and the national minimum wage. However, claimants in the employment tribunal cases have argued that their working conditions, routines and contracts instead demonstrate an employer-employee relationship, meaning that they should be classified as workers. Workers are entitled to employment rights and would receive both the national minimum wage and holiday pay.A report commissioned by prime minister Theresa May, The Good Work: The Taylor review of modern working practices, explored worker status as part of its remit to analyse current working practices and models to ensure they were fit for purpose within the modern workplace.Published in July 2017, the report recommended retaining the three-tier approach to employment status, which currently includes employees, workers, and self-employed individuals, but renaming those who are eligible for workers’ rights but who are not employees as dependent contractors. The new definition is designed to reflect more casual employment relationships, such as those featured in the gig economy, while supporting those who are not genuinely self-employed.When determining dependent contractor status, the review suggested placing greater focus on the principle of control and less on whether there is a requirement to perform work personally.In May 2017, Uber agreed to contribute to a range of benefits for its UK drivers. Provided in partnership with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), the benefits are available to active drivers using the Uber app in the UK who have completed at least 500 trips. Drivers can access the benefits by paying a £2 weekly membership fee to the IPSE, with Uber making a significant contribution towards the cost of joining the scheme. Overall, the package is worth £8 a week.The range of benefits includes sickness and injury cover up to £2,000 if drivers are unable to drive for two weeks or more, jury service cover up to £2,000, occupational accident cover of £300 a week for up to 52 weeks if an accident takes place during a trip or while the driver is logged in to the Uber app, and accidental death or permanent total disablement cover of £50,000 if an accident takes place during a trip or while logged in to the Uber app. Drivers can also access free advice and support on issues such as paying tax, mortgages, pensions, and saving for the future.
WILMINGTON, MA — Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) will host a firearm and knife show, featuring 500 tables, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9am-5pm, and Sunday, March 3, 2019, 9am-3pm.Participants can buy, sell and trade sporting, antique, and collectible firearms; custom and high quality knives; and various militaria.The general admission fee for adults is $12. Children 12 and under, with an adult, are free. Parking is also free. Learn more HERE. A $1-off coupon can be found HERE.The event is hosted by New Mart Promotions of Massachusetts and promoted by the NRA-affiliated Westchester Collectors Club.(DISCLAIMER: All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. New Massachusetts requirement for firearm purchases – a “pin” number is needed to purchase a firearm. Pin numbers can be obtained from the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services by calling 617-660-4722, Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHuge Gun Show Returns To Wilmington On March 3-4In “Business”Huge Gun Show Returns To WilmingtonIn “Business”Huge Gun Show Returns To Wilmington On November 12-13In “Business”
Gurugram: Gurugram Police arrested the man, who thrashed woman toll collector at Kherki Daula Toll Plaza on Friday morning. The arrested accused has been identified as Manjeet, a native of Shikopur village in Gurugram and a gym owner by profession. According to police, Manjeet was booked in a 2011 murder case and in 2018 and was arrested in possession with an illegal weapon. The police have also recovered the black SUV which he had borrowed from one of his friends. This development came a day after a Kherki Daula Toll Plaza employee was hit by a car driver in Haryana’s Gurugram area Friday morning. The female toll plaza employee was sitting in booth number 27 when at around 9 am a black SUV approached the toll gate. Refusing to pay the toll, the driver broke the toll barrier and assaulted the employee. The entire incident was recorded on the CCTV camera installed at the facility.
Jute mill workers put barricade on the rail tracks of Khulna for the second consecutive day of their strike. UNB file photoFor the third consecutive day on Thursday, workers of the state owned jute mills in Khulna are continuing the 72-hour strike to press home their nine-point demand including implementation of the wage commission, reports UNB.The agitating workers took positions on several places including Natun Rasta, Shonadanga Bus Stand and Atra industrial area around 6:00am, halting traffic movement on Khulna-Jashore road.Productions in nine state-owned jute mills remained suspended following the strike since Tuesday morning.However, they also put up barricade on the rail tracks, halting train services of Khulna with other part of the country creating immense suffering to commuters.Manik Chandra Sarkar, station master of Khulna Railway Station, said, “No train left the city or arrived here since 6:00am Thursday.”No long route buses left from the district.Earlier on Tuesday, the jute mill workers started their 72-hour strike by blocking roads and rail routes from 8:00am-12:00pm to press home their nine-point demand.Production at nine jute mills in the region remain suspended from Tuesday following the strike.The workers resumed protests from 31 March as their demands were not fulfilled by the government within their stipulated time.
By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen I entered the gates of the massive Montgomery Park complex on Monroe Street a couple of weeks ago I didn’t know what to expect.I hadn’t been there since a visit to what was then Montgomery Ward (or Monkey Wards as we called it) with my Grandmother in the 1970’s. The 21st century iteration of the white behemoth is an ironic symbol of Baltimore’s evolution over the last 40 years, but I digress.I was at Montgomery Park on Nov. 29 at the invitation of Yvette Bourcicot, policy and communications manager at Facebook. After a conversation with Bourcicot the night before (and a gentle nudge from AFRO Publisher Frances “Toni” Draper), I agreed to participate in the six hour (!) “structured brainstorming session” or “the Baltimore safety jam.”Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)The ubiquitous social media conglomerate was in Baltimore to facilitate results oriented conversations about the violence that continues to ravage our city. So, I’ve been on Facebook for 10 years and what I know about the pioneering social media titan is pretty much what everybody knows; billions of users worldwide and because of that the founder Mark Zuckerberg is a rather wealthy man and in recent years his company has found itself in a bit of hot water politically because of Trump, Russian bots, yada, yada, yada.But, what I also know about Facebook is the company is in the midst of giving away billions (with a B) of dollars and implementing strategies globally to do good. So, I suspect that’s why they decided to launch their national “public safety challenge” in Baltimore one of the most violent cities on earth.Once I entered the space where we worked for most of the day and recognized some of the faces in the room much of my apprehension began to melt away.I saw Shantay Jackson Guy of the Baltimore Police Department’s consent decree monitoring team and Ray Kelly of the No Boundaries Coalition sitting together. I also saw Dr. Andrey Bundley, perhaps the last warrior principal of Walbrook High School my beloved alma mater, who is currently Mayor Pugh’s director of African American Male Engagement. There were also several Baltimore City agency heads in the room and we were all charged to identify challenges for (imagined, but oh so real) individual prototypical city residents and come up with solutions to help make their lives better.My group (which was probably the most raucous, not sure why) was made up of: Alli Smith (Pugh’s director of community engagement), Inez Robb (community leader in Sandtown-Winchester), Sarah Vieweg (Facebook), Tavon Claggett (Baltimore Fire Department), Freddie Allen (a colleague with the Black Press), Tlee Cooper (a young entrepreneur) Deidre Webb (Pugh’s Office of Employment Development) and Col. Rick Worley (Baltimore Police Department, chief of patrol).Our job was to help a young man named “D’andre.”D’andre is a 24-year old Black male who lives in Gilmor Homes in West Baltimore, the same community where Freddie Gray lived and ultimately was mortally injured. D’andre is unemployed. He is a high school graduate, but reads on a third grade level. He is responsible for two younger siblings (feeding them, getting them ready for school), he has two young children of his own, he hustles (drugs, illegal transportation), has a criminal record and is active on social media.D’andre wants stable employment, he wants safety for him and his family, he’s fearful, he’s paranoid and he has a lack of role models. Yet, he perseveres the best way he can.His story is a familiar one.At the end of a long work day all the groups identified five top challenges facing Baltimore residents including D’andre. And a formal partnership between Facebook and the City of Baltimore will endeavor to come up with cogent, plausible solutions over the next several months.Baltimore residents feel unsafe sharing information about violent crime with law enforcement.City school students are being robbed at bus stops.Despite the most job openings in the state, Baltimore City has the highest unemployment rate.The pervasive peril of vacant and abandoned houses.Getting helpful information to residents about vacant buildings.If the partnership between the City and Facebook helps eradicate just one of these challenges facing our communities, my trip to Montgomery Park (after a 40-plus year absence) will be one of the best days of 2018.Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore editor and author of Baltimore After Freddie Gray: One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities.
2 min read Register Now » March 12, 2010 This story appears in the April 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » No matter how persuasive your pitch or how silver-tongued your spiel, everything sells better if there’s something to see. There’s even data to back it up: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 80 percent of comprehension occurs via visual input, and people retain 6.5 times more information when visual aids complement verbal interaction.”In today’s world, the best way to communicate is to show,” says Bob Grim, director of product marketing for semiconductor giant Advanced Micro Devices, in Sunnyvale, Calif.To that end, the company’s new Vision Pro program is designed specifically for small businesses: It includes support for multiple monitors, video conferencing software and tools to create and view marketing and sales materials incorporating embedded video and 3-D graphics.Vision Pro even tweaks the visual formula to promote graphics performance to laptop-toting SMBs. The platform includes AMD’s M880G and M780G chipsets and its dual-core Turion II Ultra, Turion II, Athlon II series of processors. Notebooks powered by the Vision Pro solution start at $449, Grim says.Lenovo’s new ThinkPad Edge, $579, and ultraportable ThinkPad x100e systems, $449, introduced in January during the annual Consumer Electronics show, both feature the platform. AMD adds it plans to expand the program to desktops later this year.”People who are in marketing and sales, or in any position where you’re trying to drive revenue, are the people who can really benefit from this,” Grim says. “Companies that make a compelling visual presentation stand the best chance of succeeding.” Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global
Information from the International Cruise Line Association shows the industry could exceed $130 billion USD this year, with a growth of 5 percent and a record number of over 27 million passengers globally with Mexico already seeing a 12 percent growth in cruise arrivals.Global figures from 2017 rang in at 25.8 million cruise passengers, a number, experts say, could reach 27.2 million this year, while surpassing the $126 billion market from 2016.During 2017, various ports around Mexico hosted more than 7.2 million cruise travelers, a figure up more than 13 percent from 2016 where the country counted 6.4 million. According to the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico, 2,669 cruise ships docked around the country in 2016.However, last year, that figure increased by 12.2 percent to 2,545 as Mexico became a preferred destination. In 2017, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, mainly Cozumel, were on 66.8 percent of cruise ship’s itineraries.Ruth Leal, director of the Princess Cruises shipping company for Latin America, says the cruise industry is growing including the interest of new tourists, which as a whole, has a positive impact on the global economy.She points out that over the last decade, the number of cruise passengers has increased by nearly 10 million, from 17.8 million in 2009 to 25.8 last year and a forecast 27.2 for 2018.She adds that in order to keep cruisers interested, companies are constantly adding new experiences to their itineraries and improving customer service by adding themes and new technologies to ships.The main cruise ports around Mexico include Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Ensenada, Huatulco, La Paz, Loreto, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Progreso, Puerto Chiapas and Puerto Vallarta. Last year, the island of Cozumel saw the arrival of nearly 4 million cruise passengers.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
Taxi drivers across the country will stage a national protest next Tuesday, Aug. 9 against what they said is a lack of action from the government to stop the ride-hailing serviceUber, which they say is illegal.Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story listed specific points where taxis are planning to gather to protest. However, we have since learned that the list is unofficial and could change. Since last year, taxi drivers have staged public demonstrations claiming that neither the Traffic Police nor any other government agency is doing anything to stop the operation of Uber and unlicensed taxi drivers, or piratas, as they are known in Costa Rica, as well as private chauffeurs, or porteadores.Gilberth Ureña, leader of the National Taxi Drivers Forum, said next week’s protest aims at pressuring government officials to enforce laws banning unlicensed transport services.“We will demand that the government stop these crooks from stealing our jobs,” he said in a video posted on the group’s Facebook page.Taxi unions have also filed complaints against Uber before an Administrative Court in San José and before the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court.Taxis plan to gather at strategic sites to block major highways and routes across the country. However, President Luis Guillermo Solís said Friday that blocking traffic will not be tolerated. “If there are people who try to block [roads] we will use whatever means necessary within the law to remove them and assure that they don’t impact traffic flow,” he said.Uber gaining preferenceUber officially launched operations in Costa Rica on Aug. 21, 2015. Almost a year later, some 7,000 drivers currently are using the mobile app to provide transportation — equivalent to just over half of all taxis registered in the country.The company also reported having 225,000 registered users, with most of them requesting transportation between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.Consulting firm CID Gallup last week disclosed the results of a survey conducted in May showing that 52 percent of people here still prefer taxis. The survey found that after nine months of operations, just over one-third of the population prefers Uber over a taxi.Uber beats taxis on a ratio of three to one among people who claimed to have used the service at least once, the study noted.Another 9 percent prefer piratas or porteadores while 5 percent said none of the above.Those who prefer Uber, among other reasons, cited the service’s ease of use, cheaper rates and better quality of Uber’s vehicles. They also said Uber drivers are more trustworthy.On the flip side, those who prefer taxis said Uber drivers are not always available and said they don’t like the company having their credit card info.The competition for taxi drivers could keep growing as Cabify, a Spanish ride-hailing company, confirmed in May that it will soon start offering service in Costa Rica. Facebook Comments Related posts:Uber Costa Rica pulls out of job fair over security concerns Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José
Conditions are Dampening Homebuyer Confidence Fewer homebuyers in September felt good about buying, for the second straight month. In August, buyer confidence took a drop from its peak (which was in July), and last month it fell again, according to the September Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index report, or HPSI.The index found that buyer confidence dropped 2.2 points to 82.8 in September. July’s peak was 86.5. This slip, said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae, has dampened what had been a moderately optimistic outlook on the housing market.“Downside changes came in particular from the HPSI components mortgage rate direction and good time to buy a house,” Duncan said. “In addition, the starter home tight supply and rising home prices as well as the unsettled political environment are likely giving many consumers a reason to pause or question their home purchase sentiment.”The largest factor to decrease in buyer sentiment was the net share of consumers who expect mortgage interest rates to go down over the next 12 months, which fell 6 percent, Fannie reported. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) has fallen by approximately 35 basis points in the last year. This week’s average 30-year FRM was at 3.42 percent, only 11 basis points higher than the all-time low, according to Freddie Mac.This decline in consumers who expect mortgage rates to go down was followed by a 5 percent drop in the net share of consumers who say now is a good time to buy a home. This brings the overall percentage down to 29, which is where it was in May and matches the lowest point on the survey timeline. There also was a 3 percent drop in the net share of consumers reporting confidence about not losing their job over the next year.Household Income was the only component to increase in September. About 2 percent of survey responders said their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago. Similarly, the number of Americans who say they are not concerned with losing their job fell 3 percentage points to 70 percent.Even those who want to buy houses are having trouble buying, according to a report from Trulia. According to Trulia, 10.4 percent of would-be buyers who searched at a certain price point failed to match the available inventory to that price point. A year ago, only 8.3 percent of would-be buyers encountered a similar mismatch.“These sorts of mismatches in the market can drive up prices in certain popular price ranges or cause properties to sit on the market longer than they otherwise would,” said Felipe Chacón, housing data analyst for Trulia’s Housing Economics Research Team. “[M]any metros are tight on starter homes at the moment and heavy on higher-end homes. This puts upward pressure on starter home prices, especially in metros where people seem most interested in lower price ranges.” October 7, 2016 728 Views Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index Homebuyers Housing Market 2016-10-07 ScottMorgan1 in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Share
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