Kevin Hasset, White House Economic Advisor stated on Sunday, May 24, 2020 during an interview on CNN, “that unemployment rates could exceed 20% in the coming months as the country still suffers from the CoV2 pandemic.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment claims rose in every state and the District of Columbia. The agency is currently reporting a national unemployment rate of 14.7% based on April’s jobless rates. however the numbers published are expected to be higher due to data collection errors and misclassification.
Local impact. According to BLS.org, Pennylvania lost about about 130, 000 jobs in just one month as a response to Governor’s Wolf’s mandatory closing of non-essential workers. We are still awaiting a breakdown for Philadelphia and surrounding suburban counties numbers that will be published on June 3, 2020.
Future Outlook – Hasset’s anticipates a further increase, up to 20%, for May and June as Americans are still filing initial claims. He is hopeful that as nonessential businesses reopen that the unemployment rate will begin to decrease in July, but still anticipates double digit numbers through the 4Q 2020.
On February 22, 2020 Mike Bloomberg, Presidential Candidate opens four additional locations in Suburban Philadelphia. Bloomberg opened field offices in Media, Langhorne, West Chester, and Ardmore.
Hundreds showed up at the campaign office at 311 East Baltimore Pike, Media, PA to learn more about the Bloomberg campaign. Many in attendance, expressed their dismay of Joe Biden’s campaign performance. Many felt that Bernie Sanders message of socialism was not in their best interest and were disparately in need a champion to defeat the current resident of the White House.
Timothy L. O’Brien, Bloomberg’s Senior Advisor, was on hand to share Mike’s story, vision for the country and most importantly how Mike would give a better debate performance. O’Brien said “Mike debate performance was on the campaign…we take responsibility…we will do better.”
The purpose of the event is to give student participants a format to display and discuss issues that are most concerning to them. Then to utilize the scientific method to find a solution.
Students were evaluated on six factors: the development of their research question; design and methodology; data collection, analysis & interpretation; creativity; poster presentation; and oral presentation.
Eileen Gadsden, Founder E-Region Enterprises, met with several students in the fourth grade who projects were centered around environmental concerns such as oil spills, beach erosion and plant life. “I was totally impressed and encouraged by with students passion for their respective projects. They had a real understanding of the their problem statements which enabled the students to effectively document and defended their results.”
The students will be honored on Febraury 26th during an award ceremony for their great work. Upcoming event: Science Fair for secondary students will be held on March 11, 2020 at Temple University.
A few years ago, Eileen met Nick at a pitch meeting hosted by the ITEM,which provides low cost training and resources to new techies, career professionals and entrepreneurs.
Over the years, Eileen served as a mentor however in 2018 took on a more formal consulting role.
“Nick has a brilliant mind and scalable business model. He just needs support to bring the vision for JBS and his team into reality,” Eileen Gadsden.
Eileen is current tasked with helping JumpButton Studio generate $500 million in revenue. “We are well on our way. The animation project for @ErynSantamoor as well as the @PhillyInquier article written by @TyLisa Johnson has increased our exposure in Philadelphia, Eileen Gadsden.
In addition to her work with JBS, Eileen is a #blockchain evangelist. Eileen has spoken from Philly to DC on the importance blockchain technology. Recently, Eileen has partnered with Jim Sullivan of Archisphere Technology to bring blockchain training/certification programs via Government Blockchain Association to the MidAtlantic Region.
BEYA’s mission is to honor professionals and students who have made achievements in engineering over the previous year. It is a celebration of accomplishments as well as an opportunity to inspire future scientists, engineers, and disruptors.
Its been three years since I have posted to this blog. I paused from writing to take care of my family following the devastating loss of my mom, who courageously battled Ovarian Cancer. In thinking about what she wanted for my life, I believe that she would be disappointed to know that I was not fully engaged in life. So I am back, hoping the information that I share will help at least one.
The primary focus of this blog will to offer useful information for leaders in business and technology related disciples, career development and all things STEM. Lastly, will provide information on upcoming technology and business events in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
In case you forget who we are (or if we have not had the pleasure to meet) E-Region Enterprises is a boutique strategy company that uses PIE (performance, image and exposure) strategies to design solutions to promote our clients’ brand and increase revenues.
We have also partnered with JumpButton Studios to provide mobile applications and animation solutions.
Starting in 2018, we will be offering workshops to help side-hustlers, start-ups and small businesses develop the tactical and strategic skills they need to run successful ventures.
For complimentary one-hour consulting on small business strategy and/or our animation services, please free to contact our offices.