Friday’s business headlines
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Friday’s business headlines with Jane King.
Study: Less than half of U.S. workers use all vacation days
Fear of falling behind and the availability of remote work are leading many Americans to skip out on paid time off.
Only 48% of U.S. workers say they use all their vacation days, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center, even though 62% of those polled said paid time off was “extremely important.”
Private-sector employees in the U.S. get an average of 15 vacation days after they’ve been working for five years, rising to 20 days after two decades on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Pew: One-third of workers with remote-capable jobs work from home all the time
Only about 1/3 of workers with jobs that can be done remotely are working from home all of the time, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
This is down from 43% in January 2022 and 55% in October 2020 – but up from only 7% before the coronavirus pandemic.
Cybersecurity firms hiring amid tech job cuts
While tech firms are firing, the cybersecurity segment is hiring.
Technology firms have shed more than 300,000 jobs in the past two years with more on the way, but the cybersecurity market has 3.5 million job openings globally, analysts say.
Bed Bath & Beyond shares hit record low
Bed Bath & Beyond shares hit a record low Thursday after another bankruptcy warning.
The company said it had so far raised $360 million through a complex stock offerinng, repaid its loan defaults, and made all interest payments on debt.
Brands relying on skinny cans to draw in consumers
Big beverage brands are betting on skinny cans to draw in consumers.
They’re counting on a new slew of skinny aluminum cans to subtly signal to consumers that their exotic new drinks are healthier than the beer and sodas in the short, round cans.