- Baby boomers make up almost half (47%) of the workforce today.
- Young women are enrolling in college at a higher rate (70%) than young men (64%).
- Young people hold an average of nine jobs before age 32.
- Employed mothers with children under age 13 miss an average of 6.4 workdays a year due to family-related issues.
- From 1969 to 1996 families, on average, experienced a decrease of 22 hours a week (or 14 percent) of available parental time to spend with their children.
- Small businesses employ about half of the nations private sector
- E-commerce revenue for 1998 was estimated at $300 billionalmost the
size of the U.S. auto industry.
- In five years, almost half of all workers will be employed in industries
that produce or are intensive users of information technology.
- With more than 1600 corporate training institutions already established,
the number of "corporate universities" could surpass the number of
traditional universities by the year 2010.
- American workers get only seven hours of sleep every night . . . 365 hours a year less than recommended. One in three adults say that their work has been affected by feeling drowsy on the job.
Return to Executive Summary