Magic Carpet Ride
Cop-turned-entrepreneur launches a Gold River business
Kevin Manzer gave up being a cop to clean carpets.
Folly of Youth
Why the under-40s should start saving now
Blair Sapeta isn’t setting aside money for her retirement. She’s just 31 years old and has more immediate financial concerns.
The future of retirement for public employees
Looking back, it’s easy to see how some local government pension plans wound up underfunded. As described in last month’s issue, much of the blame goes to generous legislation passed during California’s boom cycles.
Why so few women-owned businesses hit seven figures
Today, there are more than 8 million women-owned businesses in America, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in annual revenue. Women continue to launch enterprises at a faster rate than the national average, according to the latest Census data. In fact, women have been launching and growing businesses faster than men for the past two decades.
Against the Brain
The hazards of working the night shift
It’s the middle of the night, and the whole world is sleeping — except for the nearly 24 million Americans who are working the night shift.
Is the battle of the sexes over in the workplace?
For decades America has been steadily approaching a major social development — a time when the number of women in the work force would surpass the number of men. That moment has now arrived, brought on by, of all things, a recession.
Can local health care providers find a solution to worker shortages?
California will need close to a million new medical assistants, lab techs, respiratory therapists and other skilled health workers in the next 20 years in addition to new doctors and nurses, a recent study estimates. But the state doesn’t have enough educational capacity to train them all.
Is social media a boon to recruitment
Tasked with finding matches for the highest-ranking positions in business, executive recruiters rely on their networks to find candidates. With websites such as Facebook and Twitter linking personal and professional worlds, it seems like a natural move to forgo the phone tree in favor of web connections.
For Richer, for Poorer
Couples make it work between the boardroom and the bedroom
Markus Bokisch has grown into the kind of man who doesn’t mind having his wife in his business. But it didn’t happen overnight.
Future Work Force
What will tomorrow's jobs bring for the Capital Region?
For decades, the contours of the Capital Region economy seemed etched in stone. Government, manufacturing and construction employed the bulk of the population. After the boom and bust of the past decade, however, the job profile of the future could be almost unrecognizable.