Pandemic Drives Working Americans to Seek Further Education

New survey from Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® reveals value of education opportunities, including promoting equity in the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic ignited a shift in how working Americans view continuing education, according to a new survey commissioned by Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® (NYSE: BFAM). The survey revealed the 85% of full and part-time employed Americans feel employers need to rethink their benefits offerings in light of the pandemic.

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What are employees looking for in this current climate? Education opportunities. 78% of working Americans believe the pandemic has increased the need for companies to support their employees with education benefits, including tuition reimbursement for degree and non-degree programs and student loan repayment programs.

What’s more, education benefits are not only driving employee motivation, but they may be a key factor in promoting workplace equality. According to the survey, nearly

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Pandemic Drives Working Americans to Seek Further Education – Press Release

WATERTOWN, Mass.–(Business Wire)–The COVID-19 pandemic ignited a shift in how working Americans view continuing education, according to a new survey commissioned by Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® (NYSE: BFAM). The survey revealed the 85% of full and part-time employed Americans feel employers need to rethink their benefits offerings in light of the pandemic.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201014005167/en/

What are employees looking for in this current climate? Education opportunities. 78% of working Americans believe the pandemic has increased the need for companies to support their employees with education benefits, including tuition reimbursement for degree and non-degree programs and student loan repayment programs.

What’s more, education benefits are not only driving employee motivation, but they may be a key factor in promoting workplace equality. According to the survey, nearly two-thirds of American workers (65 percent) think that providing education benefits to all employees helps promote racial

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Democrats keep mentioning that millions of Americans are already voting

Democrats keep mentioning the fact that millions of Americans are already voting, reminding viewers that Republicans decided to push ahead with the nomination just weeks before polls close and refocusing attention on the looming Supreme Court case challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is scheduled to begin a week after the election. 

“In more than 40 states, people are voting as we speak,” Klobuchar said. “Do you think it is faithful to our democratic principles to fulfill a Supreme Court seat this close to the election when people are voting?”

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., spoke in front of a blown-up calendar with two dates circled in red: Election Day and the day that opening arguments are scheduled in the ACA challenge.

“We are just three weeks from an election,” Coons said. “Just a week after that election, the Supreme Court is

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Americans Believe That Misinformation Could Affect The Election. Here’s How A College Education Matters.

New polling by Gallup/Knight Foundation shows that the majority of Americans are very concerned about misinformation and its effects on the upcoming election. The probability-based web survey was conducted with 1,269 adults from Sept. 11-24, prior to the first presidential debate and before President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis.

According to the poll, roughly 80% of Americans are concerned — either very (48%) or somewhat (33%) — that misinformation on social media will sway the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Their level of concern differs considerably by political party, with 62% of Democrats very concerned about misinformation and its effect on the election, compared to 36% of Republicans and 40% of independents. Nonetheless, majorities of both Republicans and independents are at least somewhat concerned about misinformation’s potential impact.

The

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Millions of Americans in non-essential jobs feeling pain of coronavirus: report

WASHINGTON — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she wonders if the career she built over three decades is over.

Back in March, Valiente had been planning five tours for Latin Grammy winners Fonseca and Andrés Cepeda and more than 20 for Miami Latin pop band Bacilos. Earning well into six figures during good years, Valiente was hoping to help her youngest son, a high school junior, pay his way through college.

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But with live events canceled, things have turned bleak. She is relying on unemployment benefits and Medicaid and has applied for food stamps. She has lost hope that the crisis will end soon.

This photo provided by Sofia Valiente shows Magdalena Valiente. This

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U.S. job growth slows; nearly four million Americans permanently unemployed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in September and over 300,000 Americans lost their jobs permanently, dealing a potential blow to President Donald Trump ahead of the fiercely contested Nov. 3 presidential election.

The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on Friday underscored an urgent need for additional fiscal stimulus to aid the economy’s recovery from a recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The slowdown in hiring compounds problems for Trump, who announced overnight that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Just over half of the 22.2 million jobs lost during the pandemic have been recouped. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party nominee, blames the economic turmoil on the White House’s handling of the pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 people and infected over 7 million in the nation.

“The jobs report adds to Trump’s woes,” said James Knightley, chief international economist at

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Americans are reconsidering investing in higher education due to COVID-19

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Since the COVID-19 pandemic upended the education sector, Americans are reconsidering investing in higher education, according to a new Edward Jones and Morning Consult study. Respondents cited concerns over the current economic climate and the quality of online learning as top reasons some students are considering skipping higher education and choosing to look for full-time employment or internships instead.



a person walking down a sidewalk next to a building: Saving for your child's college education with the financial difficulties caused by the pandemic


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Saving for your child’s college education with the financial difficulties caused by the pandemic

On Friday, Investment Strategist for Edward Jones, Nela Richardson joined NewsChannel 7 at 4 to share the details of the survey revealing concerns over education investment and will discuss current tools available to assist with planning for college. She also discussed the ongoing effort to increase financial literacy around topics like education savings with an in-school pilot for high school students and teachers and an at-home curriculum for

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Slowing U.S. job growth leaves nearly 4 million Americans permanently unemployed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in September and more than 300,000 Americans lost their jobs permanently, dealing a potential blow to President Donald Trump ahead of the fiercely contested Nov. 3 presidential election.

The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on Friday underscored an urgent need for additional fiscal stimulus to aid the economy’s recovery from a recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The slowdown in hiring compounds problems for Trump, who announced overnight that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Just over half of the 22.2 million jobs lost during the pandemic have been recouped. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party nominee, blames the economic turmoil on the White House’s handling of the pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 people and infected over 7 million in the nation.

“The jobs report adds to Trump’s woes,” said James Knightley, chief international economist

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Health official says majority of Americans “remain susceptible” to COVID-19

Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) Robert Redfield (front) speaks during a press conference with members of the White House coronavirus task force in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 2, 2020. CDC announced Monday that there are currently 91 cases of COVID-19 in the country, up from just 60 cases a day ago. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Wednesday that a majority of Americans remain susceptible to COVID-19.

“CDC is in the process of a very large, sequential study across the entire United States, measuring serology,” Redfield told the Senate Health Committee during a hearing. “The preliminary results on the first round show that a majority of our nation – more than 90% of the population – remains susceptible.”

“It varies in different geographic parts from states,” he

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Chronic Pain Striking Middle-Aged Americans With Less Education

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Experts say a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and regular exercise can help lower chronic pain levels. Getty Images
  • Researchers say people in the United States without a college degree report more chronic pain than people who are college graduates.
  • They say lower education many times is linked to socioeconomic stressors that can lead to chronic pain.
  • They add that many people with lower education levels don’t have adequate healthcare services.

Middle-aged Americans without a 4-year college degree are reporting more pain than older adults.

A new study has revealed that lower educated people in the United States are experiencing an intergenerational increase in pain, with each age group experiencing more pain than generations before them.

The same pattern wasn’t seen for people with a bachelor’s degree.

“In America today, the elderly report less pain than those in midlife. This is the mystery of American pain,”

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