"Why Unemployment Checks Affect Wages"- What Happens When Unemployment Benefits are Extended?

"Why Unemployment Checks Affect Wages"- What Happens When Unemployment Benefits are Extended?

By Rochelle Broder-Singer

Unemployed workers become more desperate for a job as their unemployment benefits get close to running out. This usually means they’re willing to accept lower pay for a job. It’s a fact that employers often exploit, and one reason that wages can vary dramatically among workers at the same company with the same productivity.

View a PDF of the story

Read More

"Home Building for a Cause"- A Housing Article for Florida Trend

"Home Building for a Cause"- A Housing Article for Florida Trend

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | 2/27/2018

Shoe company Tom’s has thrived by promising to give a free pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair purchased. Andres Klein, founder and president of Miami-based real estate development firm BH Investment Group, thought a similar program could help non-profit Techo, which builds small transitional homes for families in need.

View a PDF of the story | Continue reading at Florida Trend

Read More

"Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties: Economic Strengths and Challenges, People To Watch"- An Economic Article for Florida Trend

"Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties: Economic Strengths and Challenges, People To Watch"- An Economic Article for Florida Trend

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | 3/28/2018

The graduation rate at Miami- Dade County Public Schools was 80.7% last year — highest since the state began tracking graduation statistics with modern methods. In 2007, the rate was 58.7%. Also last year, the system saw its first year with no schools receiving an F; in 1999, when the state began assigning letter grades, 26 schools in the county earned an F. Two-thirds of all schools earned grades of A or B last year, and the district’s average was a B. In October, the district was one of four in Florida to earn a $15-million U.S. Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant. And school leaders seem to be making progress in their efforts to negotiate changes to a new state law that diverts millions in construction funding from traditional public schools to charter schools.

View a PDF of the story

Read More