17% workers expect to be laid off this year
WASHINGTON — About 17 percent of workers expect to be laid off in the coming year, according to results of a newly launched consumer survey from the Federal Reserve.
The figure for December was down from about 18 percent the previous month but up from about 15 percent in June, according to the initial results of the Survey of Consumer Expectations from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
About 22 percent of consumers expect to voluntarily switch jobs in the year ahead, down slightly from November but up from about 19 percent in June, the survey reported. Both figures have been holding steady in recent months.
Los Angeles Times
Leadership NH opens nominations
MANCHESTER — Leadership New Hampshire is accepting nominations and applications for the 2014-2015 class.
Each year, a diverse group of 36-39 individuals is selected from nominations and applications to participate in a 10-month program that focuses on key aspects of New Hampshire and its current leadership challenges and opportunities.
Email Allyson Ryder, assistant director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominee’s name, title, organization and contact information, including email address. Nominations are due by Feb. 2.
The application can be found online on Leadership New Hampshire’s website at www.leadershipnh.org. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.
For additional information, call the LNH offices at 226-2265.
Sessions typically run one day a month and cover such topics as education, state government and politics, health, business and the economy, families and criminal justice, the North Country, sustainability, and the arts.
TD Bank foundation donates$15,000
GREENFIELD — The TD Bank Charitable Foundation has donated $15,000 to Crotched Mountain Foundation to support the maintenance of its fully accessible trails.
In addition, more than 30 bank employees volunteered their time and expertise at Crotched Mountain during a recent TD Bank Day of Caring event. As home to the longest accessible trail system in a mountainside environment in the country, Crotched Mountain has received national recognition for its trails.
For the past three years, TD Bank employees from New England have volunteered to perform routine maintenance projects on the accessible trails, have planted more than 2,000 flower bulbs, and assisted the Crotched Mountain staff in hiking with clients.