On PR Newswire: Gerber’s Winning Baby, New Garden Stamps, Workers Skeptical of Office Safety
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
On May 8, early childhood nutrition leader Gerber announced an adorable new addition to the Gerber family with the winner of its 10th annual Photo Search. Magnolia Earl from Ross, Calif., captured the hearts of the judging panel with her joyful expression, playful smile and warm, engaging gaze.
Americans Divided on Need for Fundamental Economic Change Post-COVID-19 Crisis, According to Tracking Survey
Only slightly more Americans (47%) prefer fundamental change to the economy post-crisis versus a return to the system as it was (preferred by 40%), according to the May update of the international opinion survey tracker conducted by Kekst CNC, a leading global strategic communications firm.
As U.S. businesses reopen following the long coronavirus-induced shutdown, chief financial officers (CFOs) are coming to terms with a new business environment of lower anticipated revenues and reconfigured workplaces. Yet, companies still face a skeptical workforce who continue to be worried about returning to the workplace safely.
The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows a decrease in small business employment as the COVID-19 pandemic caused instability for employers nationwide. The jobs index declined 3.65% last month to 94.63, a level consistent with rates seen in 2009 during the financial crisis. Hourly earnings growth rose slightly to 2.78% ($0.75) year-over-year. However, 1-month annualized weekly hours worked growth dropped sharply, by 8.92% in April, resulting in a decline in weekly earnings growth to 1.28% from a year ago.
The natural beauty of American gardens is being celebrated by the U.S. Postal Service by issuing stamps that feature gardens ranging from botanical to country estate and municipal gardens. All the gardens featured on the 10 stamps are open to the public. The American Gardens Forever stamps are available for purchase nationwide May 13.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.