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:

Gerber Baby Magnolia Earl Winning Photo

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Gerber Celebrates Winner of 10th Annual Photo Search

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.

Kekst CNC economy survey chart

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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.

Two people wearing protective face masks in the workplace

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With Businesses Reopening, CFOs Grow Hopeful as Employee Fears Linger, According to PwC Surveys

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.

Paychex April Jobs Index and April Wage Data

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Small Business Employment Declines, Reflecting the Ongoing Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

USPS American Garden Stamps

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American Gardens Stamps Available Nationwide May 13

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.

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