Workers Feeling More Hopeful About Jobs
The NY Fed says the proportion of individuals who reported searching for a job in the past four weeks increased to 24.0% from 19.6% in July 2020.
Most U.S. Employers to Require COVID-19 Vaccination
A Willis Towers Watson survey finds that 52% of companies plan to require employees to be vaccinated by year end.
Most Companies Struggling to Hire Workers
“Employers are in the middle of an intense war for talent that’s not likely to let up anytime soon."
Small Business Optimism Declines in July
“Small business owners are losing confidence in the strength of the economy and expect a slowdown in job creation."
Executive Optimism Hits Three-Year High
“What we’re seeing is a broad expectation that things will really open up in the second half of the year."
CFOs See Silver Linings to Coronavirus Crisis
Grant Thornton reports that more than 60% of CFOs cited improved flexible and remote work environments as an upside of the pandemic.
Stimulus Checks, Vaccines Fuel Executive Optimism
An AICPA survey finds "a resurgent sense of optimism about the economy overall, despite the deep pain that remains in key sectors and industries."
CFOs of Middle Market Firms See Recovery in 2021
"For some companies, growth may mean a return to pre-pandemic financial performance, but most believe the deepest hardship is over."
Execs Fear Harm Without Further Economic Aid
But even amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases, an AICPA survey found executives had an improved outlook on the U.S. economy.
Banks Wary of Fed’s Main Street Loan Program
Loan officers cited the financial condition of borrowers and overly restrictive terms for not approving loans under the key pandemic relief plan.
Business Optimism Rebounds From Virus Shock
"We’re digging out of a very deep hole of pessimism. Comparisons are still tracking with the years immediately following the Great Recession."