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Taking the Pulse Out of Impulse Buying

A survey of 2,000 U.S. shoppers conducted by Chain Drug Review found that 20 percent, or 1-in-5 purchases, are impulse buys which equated to 1,456 impulse buys a year or almost three per week. With impulse buys ranging from purchasing a candy bar from the register side shelves to the perfect pair of heels that catches your eye, the dollar amount can add up quicker than you may...
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Award Recipients of Junior Achievement’s 2018 National Leadership Conference

This year’s 2018 National Leadership Conference (NLC) took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Junior Achievement of Wisconsin served as host to Junior Achievement (JA) associates from all over the country. Throughout the week-long event, JA employees and sponsors came together as friends and business colleagues. Concluding the week were awards given to JA associates who have displayed...
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The Impact of Jobless Teens this Summer

When you think back to your first job, what were some major life takeaways? Was it more than a paycheck that filled your gas tank? What about your professional growth or potential career path? Unfortunately, many teens are struggling to find a summer job. Andy Challenger, vice president at Challenger Grey reported that teen hiring is expected to be slightly lower in 2018 than in...
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4 Employee Benefits of Corporate Volunteerism

What will community volunteerism do for your work family? America’s Charities reports that the average business turnover rate in all U.S. industries is 15.1% with those making under $75,000 or less a year, costing $15,000 to be replaced. That is hard-earned money that is being taken out of the budget to find someone who may or may not be the right fit for the position. In this...
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Research reveals boys' interest in STEM careers declining; girls' interest unchanged

New 2018 research conducted on behalf of Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) illustrates how in just one year after first being surveyed, high school age teens’ career ambitions have shifted further away from careers in STEM and the arts and how more 13-17-year-old students are expecting to take out loans to help pay for college. In a significant drop, 24% of boys want...
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