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WORKFORCE: Wage Growth Will Average 3%, More for the Tech Sector
Brett Good, Senior District President of Professional Staffing Services, Robert Half, Southern California and Arizona, talked about how the biggest challenge for companies in 2018 will be attracting and retaining talent. He also talked about work environments and perks and benefits.
REAL ESTATE: Region Is Comparably Affordable To Other Cities, Tech Hubs
Tom van Betten, Managing Director/Tenant Representation for Cushman & Wakefield, talked about the office market conditions, construction, amenities and adoption of co-working spaces.
HEALTH CARE: Expect Wellness Programs to Increase in Popularity
Lynette Seid, Area Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser Permanente, spoke about trends in health care coverage, the future of the Affordable Care Act and how small group employers are under pressure to retain health care coverage as benefit while finding ways to minimize costs.
REFORM: Cos. Have Incentives to Add Staff, Make Capitals Investments
Kevin Dusi, Senior Tax Manager with Moss Adams LLP,talked about many aspects of tax reform, including capital expenditures and rethinking trade.
FORECAST: Tax Reform, Low Interest Rates Fuel Capital
On Jan. 9, the San Diego Business Journal hosted the year’s first local economic forecast. Dr. Lynn Reaser, chief economist for Point Loma Nazarene University’s Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, delivered a local economic forecast. A panel of five industry experts provided insight and answered questions from the audience. The event was held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. These excerpts and those of the panelists on pages 20-28 are edited for clarity and brevity.
INSURANCE: Many Companies Are Buying More Cyber Coverage
Trindl Reeves, Principal and Chief Sales Officer for Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC, spoke about record property and casualty claims, cybersecurity insurance, harassment claims and workers’ compensation rates.
The findings come from the San Diego Business Journal-Cal State University San Marcos Business Confidence Index.
Egbert Oostburg, founder of Drone Aviator, was among the authors of new regulations that now require all recreational drones to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. The new rules require owners of drone and model aircraft weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds to pay a $5 registration fee and provide information linking them to a unique drone ID number that must be on the device at all times.
Below are sources for information on the fires.
Below are some information sites with news and updates on the fires.