More articles by Drew Vass

Employment Figures Steadily Improve but Lean Toward Part-Time Work

The U.S. Department of Labor released its latest employment figures earlier this month, showing an increase in the number of jobs added and a downward trend for unemployment claims. October posted a gain of 638,000 jobs among nonfarm payroll and … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Employers Ready to Assume the Onus for Home Office Upgrades

While recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor statistics shows the number of employees working from home decreased in October, according to a recent survey, going forward nearly 25% of organizations expect 75% or more of their workforces to … Continue reading

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Political Outcomes Not Expected to Sway Demands for Housing

Manufacturers were assured this week that the result of a presidential election should have minimal impact on demands stemming from housing. But that didn’t stop the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) from delving into the election as part of … Continue reading

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As Employment Climbs Back, Study Shows Trade Schools Neck in Neck With Colleges

After spiking at nearly 15% in the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. unemployment settled to around 8% in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As employees return to the workplace, notable job gains occurred … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Using ‘Full Range of Tools’ to Keep Economy Going

Following initial economic impacts in early 2020, glass companies consistently report that they’re pleasantly surprised—if not perplexed—by robust demand amid COVID-19. “Quite frankly, I’m surprised that demand has been what it is,” says Jeff Jackson, president and CEO of PGT … Continue reading

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