Leisure and Hospitality Workers quit their jobs at a record pace

By |2021-10-15T18:22:09-07:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nationally, workers in the Leisure and Hospitality sector are quitting their jobs at a record pace. In May alone, 5.3% quit, a new record for this sector and twice the national average for all industries. As we note with regularity, the Coachella Valley is over-reliant on the Leisure [...]

Teens and Grads Can Help Solve the Worker Shortage

By |2021-05-13T13:15:38-07:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Business Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In the summer of 1973, I was hired as a teenager into my first real job with a paycheck. That job at Jimmy’s Drive Inn in Sturgis, Kentucky paid a whopping 75 cents per hour plus all I wanted to eat.  I learned many valuable life lessons there: showing up on time; being groomed appropriately [...]

Back to Basics for Controlling Coronavirus in Coachella Valley

By |2020-07-01T18:20:37-07:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , |

As economic developers, of course we want to see Coachella Valley businesses open. But in order for our economy to really function, we've got to prioritize the protection of public health. That's because businesses need customers, and customers need to 1) feel safe and 2) be healthy enough to participate in economic activity. Just this [...]

Celebrating Economic Development Week 2019

By |2019-05-13T16:12:31-07:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Economic Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We celebrated Economic Development Week last week: it was a great chance for us to show off what economic development actually is, and what it does for our communities. Economic development professionals are hard at work at all levels of government – federal, state, county, city, and tribal – and within nonprofit and for-profit corporations, [...]

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