Weekend Report

While you were freezing:
–Utah manufacturers are telling 9th graders that their jobs are interesting, offer good career paths and high wages, according to the Ogden Standard-Examiner. Employers are “desperate” for skilled and unskilled employees.
–There’s no shortage of funeral directors yet, but the industry is trying to be proactive in preventing one as the population grows older, according to the AP. Funeral directors are telling young people that the profession isn’t about death but about helping people cope during tough times.
–From CFO … “over the past three years, 25 percent of Ernst & Young’s hires at the manager level and above have been boomerangs.”  And “Microsoft sees some 20 percent of its alums return to its Redmond, Washington, home.”

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