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:
Hiring Intentions for Third Quarter Hit 20-Year Low in Many Countries Though Employers Are Cautiously Optimistic About the Speed of Return
Employers globally report significant declines in hiring intentions for Q3, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on health, the economy, and employment across the world. ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey asks 38,000 employers across 43 countries whether they intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter. The report reveals weaker hiring intentions in all 43 countries compared with this time one year ago, and a dip to a 20-year low in 27 markets, reflecting the magnitude of the pandemic’s impact.
Johnson & Johnson Announces Acceleration of its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate; Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial to Begin in Second Half of July
Johnson & Johnson on June 10 announced that through its Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. it has accelerated the initiation of the Phase 1/2a first-in-human clinical trial of its investigational SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, Ad26.COV2-S, recombinant. Initially scheduled to begin in September, the trial is now expected to commence in the second half of July.
‘The Economist US Presidential Forecast’ Finds that Joe Biden Currently Has 83% Chance of Winning America’s Presidency
Today (June 11) the Economist launched its first-ever statistical forecast of a U.S. presidential election, calculating that Joe Biden currently has a 83% chance of winning the presidency. The model, called “The Economist US presidential forecast,” was created by The Economist‘s data team with help from Andrew Gelman and Merlin Heidemanns, political scientists at Columbia University. It estimates Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s probabilities of winning each individual state and the election overall. To produce these figures, it combines fundamental factors, such as economic conditions, presidential popularity, and the amount of time one party has been in power, with polling data at both the national and state level. The model’s projections will be updated daily until the election to reflect the latest available data.
The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019 — more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. Today (June 11), USPS highlights technology that helps reduce potential attacks, while releasing its annual list of cities with the most recorded dog attacks.
Today, (June 8) the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s policing practices to help end the injustices facing black Americans.
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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.