Category: Peter Doeringer

Audit shows 55% of workforce at retirement age

March 11th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fred Foulkes, Newsmakers, Peter Doeringer, School of Management 0 comments

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Peter Doeringer, College of Arts & Sciences
Fred Foulkes, School of Management

The state’s embattled welfare department — already under fire over massive EBT card fraud and abuse — is bracing for a possible mass exodus of retiring staffers, with some workers already handling caseloads as high as 1,500, a Herald review of a recent internal audit found…

Expert quote:

Doeringer:

“Hypothetically, if all the ‘retirement-eligible’ employees in the Department of Transition Assistance were to retire tomorrow, that would be a staffing disaster.”

Foulkes:

“It’s something that needs attention from the higher levels, because when the people do retire, it’s going to be really difficult to replace. So much knowledge goes out the door.”

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Wage Gains Elusive Even as U.S. Job Market Rebounds: Economy

January 21st, 2014 in 2014, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Peter Doeringer 0 comments

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Peter Doeringer, College of Arts & Sciences

Employers will probably boost payrolls and the jobless rate is projected to keep sliding in 2014 as the U.S. economy strengthens. The one element missing will be bigger wage gains…

Expert quote:

“It’s the employment recovery that really drives earning changes. My time frame would be two, three, four years just to get us back to where we were.”

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December Posts Strongest Job Gains Of 2013, Survey Shows

January 8th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, Peter Doeringer 0 comments

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Peter Doeringer, College of Arts & Sciences

Last year ended on a high note for U.S. employment, with December ticking off 238,000 new private-sector jobs, topping the previous month for the best showing of 2013, according to the latest data from the ADP National Employment Report…

Expert quote:

While some fluctuations in this number can be expected in the future, and we still face uncertain congressional decisions regarding the federal budget and the debt ceiling, the signs of recovery are accumulating.”

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Business boom hits Bridgewater

February 20th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Enterprise News, Newsmakers, Peter Doeringer 0 comments

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Peter Doeringer, College of Arts & Sciences

It’s Bridgewater’s turn to boom…

Expert quote:

“The Massachusetts economy has been doing a bit better in terms of growth in earnings, and the housing market statewide is also recovering somewhat.”

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