Higher Rock Education - Economics Blog

Skilled Manufacturing Jobs Are in Short Supply as Technology Advances

Friday, September 09, 2016

The manufacturing sector has shown modest growth during the past few years. The challenge for manufacturers is finding qualified workers. Many of the more unskilled workers who lost their manufacturing jobs during the Great Recession are having difficulty returning to the workforce. Manufacturing companies have upgraded their technologies, and the workers they let go are no longer qualified to run the equipment. Recruits are better educated and in some cases being hired at high wages. More

What's In a Name?

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Higher Rock Education recently secured a trademark from the US Patent and Trademark Office. It was an interesting, time consuming, and expensive process. We did it to protect our name and brand identity. Initially our name was Higher Ground More

Brazilian President is Impeached

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Yesterday, Dilma Rousseff, the beleaguered Brazilian President, was impeached in a 61 – 20 Senate vote. She was accused of manipulating the books to give a false impression on the state of the economy. She was also accused of being part of a scandal involving Petrobras, Brazil’s largest company that has implicated over 50 of Brazil’s leaders. More

How to Protect Yourself from Cybercrime

Friday, August 26, 2016

It seems as if every day we read about another hack. Most recently there has been speculation that the New York Times was hacked by Russian intelligence. I recently received a text from a friend. When I responded, the deal sounded too good to be More

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