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Upwork Economist Outlines Skills Sought in Freelance Workers

By JOSH BOAK AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — What are the skills that employers most value in freelancers? They want workers fluent in the computer programming language TypeScript and the software framework .NET Core. But they also favor softer skills, like good grammar and efficient bookkeeping. That’s according to a list of the top 100 […]

By JOSH BOAK AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — What are the skills that employers most value in freelancers? They want workers fluent in the computer programming language TypeScript and the software framework .NET Core. But they also favor softer skills, like good grammar and efficient bookkeeping. That's according to a...

Small-Business Owners Still Have Time to Save on 2019 Taxes

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterOwners with available cash and a wish list should consider what equipment they need. Or, do they want to create a retirement plan or make a big contribution to an existing one? If they have home offices, are there repairs or improvements that can be done by Dec. 31? […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterOwners with available cash and a wish list should consider what equipment they need. Or, do they want to create a retirement plan or make a big contribution to an existing one? If they have home offices, are there repairs or improvements that can...

New President of Score Starts a Youth Movement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Since coming on board as the chairman of the Youngstown chapter of Score, Ron Emery, has focused less on the penultimate word of the former name of the organization – “Retired” – and more on the final word – “Executives.” Earlier this year, the mentorship organization, formerly named the Service Corps of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Since coming on board as the chairman of the Youngstown chapter of Score, Ron Emery, has focused less on the penultimate word of the former name of the organization – “Retired” – and more on the final word – “Executives.” Earlier this year, the mentorship organization, formerly...

YSU Hosts Tax, Accounting Updates

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will host its Annual Tax Update Nov. 15 and the Accounting and Auditing Update Dec. 11 at Williamson Hall. The daylong seminars – running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – are $225 each for Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants members and $275 for nonmembers. Enrolled agents and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will host its Annual Tax Update Nov. 15 and the Accounting and Auditing Update Dec. 11 at Williamson Hall. The daylong seminars – running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – are $225 each for Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants members and $275...

Column: Can I Enroll in Health Insurance at Any Time?

By Douglas Anderson, principal at Squire Patton Boggs CLEVELAND – It is almost November, which marks the beginning of the annual open enrollment period for health insurance. As this time approaches, it is important to realize that if you want to buy coverage from a health insurance company directly, or if you have coverage through […]

By Douglas Anderson, principal at Squire Patton Boggs CLEVELAND – It is almost November, which marks the beginning of the annual open enrollment period for health insurance. As this time approaches, it is important to realize that if you want to buy coverage from a health insurance company directly, or...

BBB Reports Business Email Scams Skyrocketing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study by the Better Business Bureau finds that phishing attempts using fradulent business emails are rising in frequency and have cost organizations more than $3 billion since 2016, more than any other type of fraud. Dubbed “business email compromise” scams, the phishing emails spoof the accounts of employees to con money […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study by the Better Business Bureau finds that phishing attempts using fradulent business emails are rising in frequency and have cost organizations more than $3 billion since 2016, more than any other type of fraud. Dubbed “business email compromise” scams, the phishing emails spoof the accounts...

Team NEO Reports Regional Workforce Nearing Pre-Recession Mark

northeastern ohio manufacturing rebounds

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the 12 years since the start of the Great Recession, the economy of northeastern Ohio has added jobs, become more productive and grown more diverse, according to the Team NEO quarterly economic review released Monday. “In the past 18 months, half of our projects were concentrated in diversifying sectors such as […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the 12 years since the start of the Great Recession, the economy of northeastern Ohio has added jobs, become more productive and grown more diverse, according to the Team NEO quarterly economic review released Monday. “In the past 18 months, half of our projects were concentrated...

Fostering Women in STEM Starts Early

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – From an early age, Tracie Kaglic knew she wanted to be an architect. The president of Olsavsky Jaminet recalls her first dive into the profession came in fifth grade, when an art teacher had the class build a model of the house they wanted to live in. “I built the model, put […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – From an early age, Tracie Kaglic knew she wanted to be an architect. The president of Olsavsky Jaminet recalls her first dive into the profession came in fifth grade, when an art teacher had the class build a model of the house they wanted to live in....

DOYO Live Returns with New Lineup, Venue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the four years since it was launched, Dennis Schiraldi has been amazed at the talent that shows up for the DOYO Live Digital Marketing and Interactive Design Conference presented by iSynergy.  Presenters who have given talks come from globally recognized conferences and are local first-timers, he...

Businesses Adapt to Multigenerational Workforce

SHARON, Pa. – When Sherris Moreira, executive director at the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, came on board with the chamber 2 1/2 years ago, she noticed just how many businesses in the area were working across generations, she said. “I started to dig more and realized studies that were saying how many different generations […]

SHARON, Pa. – When Sherris Moreira, executive director at the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, came on board with the chamber 2 1/2 years ago, she noticed just how many businesses in the area were working across generations, she said. “I started to dig more and realized studies that were...