- Category: Industry News
Still struggling to find employees? You’re not alone, at least according to a National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) report focused on hiring. According to the data from the October report, 43 percent (seasonally adjusted) of all owners reported job openings they could not fill, with 23 percent of small business owners citing labor quality as their top operating issue.
No surprise, the transportation sector, according to the report, had the largest number of available jobs, with 67 percent of companies within the sector claiming to have openings. In comparison, finance reports that only 18 percent of jobs are unfilled. If there’s an upside, it’s that consumers are continuing to spend and the situation hasn’t gotten worse for most small businesses.
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics did find that job growth slightly cooled in October with 150,000 new jobs added—lower than previous months—which was welcomed news for the Federal Reserve’s attempts to curb inflation. However, hiring remains a chronic issue for small businesses across the county, with levels at historic highs, according to NFIB.
“The labor market has not eased up much on Main Street,” said NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg. “Labor demand is still strong and small business owners are working hard to maintain competitive compensation to retain workers and fill critical open positions. Labor quality is still a top problem among small businesses.”
Find the link for the full report here.
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- Category: Industry News
The votes have been counted and the results are in! With eight seats up for the taking, the National Limousine Association (NLA) has named the newly elected Board Members for the 2024-2027 term.
The winners are:
- At Large (three seats): Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide, Brett Barenholtz of Above All Transportation/Boston Car Service, and Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide (who will serve the remainder term of the vacated seat up in 2026)
- US Central Region (one seat): Tracy Raimer of Windy City Limousine & Bus
- US Northeast Region (one seat): Tracy Salinger of Unique Limousine
- US Southeast Region (two seats): Shawn Glasgow of Peak Limousine and Tim Rose of Dolphin Transportation Specialists
- US West Region (one seat): Dave Uziel of Urban Worldwide
“I would like to congratulate all of the newly elected Board members and thank everyone who ran in the election. Your dedication and passion for the industry are to be admired and it is comforting to know that there are so many qualified people ready and willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved,” said NLA President Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide. He also noted that a record-breaking 51 percent of eligible members participated in this year’s election.
The term for the newly elected officers will being in January at the association’s annual meeting.
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American Limousines, a luxury transportation service provider, announces their recognition as the top Fast 50 Honoree by the Baltimore Business Journal for 2023. The Fast 50 list highlights the fastest-growing private companies in the Baltimore area, and American Limousines has been recognized as the number one honoree for its remarkable growth and success. The prestigious awards banquet to celebrate the honorees took place at The Winslow on November 2nd.
The Baltimore Business Journal's Fast 50 program identifies and honors private companies that have exhibited significant growth over the past year. This recognition is a testament to American Limousines' dedication to excellence, its commitment to providing top tier luxury transportation services, and its contribution to job creation and supporting the local community.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Baltimore Business Journal. American Limousines has always strived for excellence, and this acknowledgment highlights the hard work and dedication of our team,” said American Limousines Owner Gary Day. “It's a reflection of our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our clients and our continuous efforts to grow and innovate."
The awards banquet to celebrate the honorees brought together leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers from the Baltimore business community. It provided a platform for American Limousines to share its success story and network with other successful businesses in the region.
The Fast 50 recognition is particularly significant in the context of American Limousines' journey in surviving and thriving after the pandemic. The company has consistently delivered premium transportation services, including luxury limousines, sedans, motor coaches, buses, and executive transport, and has earned a reputation for reliability and excellence. The award underscores the trust that clients have placed in American Limousines and the company's commitment to exceeding customer expectations.
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