A generation ago, proficiency in numeracy and literacy were baseline skills to enter the workforce. Today’s workplaces, however, require digital competency — and that’s not just for jobs in technical fields.
By 2021, shoppers in the U.S. alone will spend up to $150 billion on sustainable products, representing a quarter of all goods sold. Looking back from 2018 to 2017, sales of sustainable products grew by almost 6%, higher than their non-sustainable competitors.
Deb Geyer, corporate responsibility officer for Stanley Black & Decker, has a vision for a thriving workforce that meets the needs and challenges of a changing economy for decades to come.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 8.6 million STEM jobs in May 2015, with the highest jobs in software development, user support, and systems analysts. Despite the high number of jobs, the lack of skilled workers in the labor force allow these positions to go unfilled. To make matters worse, the existing STEM workforce lacks diversity among women and minorities, not representing the emerging workforce of women and underrepresented groups.
The towering stone statues of Easter Island evoke a sense of wonder and awe for the 100,000 visitors who flock to the remote Pacific Island every year. But for those who live on the island, Rapa Nui as it's known locally, the statues are much more than a tourist destination.
PIMCO’s core mission is to deliver superior investment returns, solutions, and service to our clients; to accomplish this mission we strive to foster a high-performance culture – one in which we live our values, continuously develop our talent, responsibly manage our business and adeptly navigate