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The Rise of Domestic Violence During the Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Did you know more than 200 million women and girls are victims of domestic violence in a typical year? During the pandemic, helplines received five times as many calls as previously. Domestic violence cases have especially spiked in the U.S. with Portland, Oregon seeing a 22% increase in arrests related…

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eCommerce Aiding Women During the Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing eBay always strives to support their creative and passionate community of sellers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In 2020, the pandemic brought with it multiple challenges that affected the society and economy, such as job loss, reduced income, and increased household and childcare responsibilities.  However, selling on eBay, whether to…

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The Post-Pandemic State of Gig Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 2020 was a crushing year for formal employment.  American unemployment reached 14% during the worst months of the pandemic, and formal work was scarce.  Unable to rely on savings and government benefits alone, 12% of the US workforce picked up gig work for the first time to supplement their incomes. …

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Knowing Your Risk in the COVID-19 Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing As of last month, half of American adults have been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19.  While this number is widely celebrated, it may not be enough to end the pandemic. Herd immunity requires 70% to 85% of a population to be vaccinated.  Vaccine hesitancy in the US has led…

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How Nursing Homes Can Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 2020 was a horrific year for nursing homes. Of the 500,000+ American deaths from COVID-19, 36% were care facility residents or staff. In some states, that figure was as high as 54%. While the older generations and those with health issues are uniquely vulnerable in the pandemic, several missteps taken…

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Digital Fatigue in the Modern Work World (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Following the onset of COVID, the world saw a shift to remote work that was far larger than ever before. It was such a large and important shift that 78% of current remote employees want to continue remote work for the rest of their lives.  The convenience of remote work…

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Cloud Computing Modernizes Finance and Reduces Emissions (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing In 2022, most consumers are conscious of their individual effects on the environment. We’re looking for ways to conserve and ways to recycle, reuse, and to minimize our carbon footprint in the move toward the desired “net zero” status.  We can make a number of changes to our daily habits…

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The Growth and Damage of Screen Time (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Parents and guardians have voiced innumerable detrimental impacts that COVID-19 stay-at-home orders left children with. Among the three most harmful effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic on kids, parents consistently ranked the lockdown’s resulting growth in screen time in a 2021 analysis. Nationally, among adolescents, time spent on technology has…

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Why Quality Sleep is More Important than Ever (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing In 2022, saying that we’re stressed beyond capacity is a huge understatement. Two weeks to “flatten the curve” turned into two months and then two years where we lost loved ones and had our own vitality threatened on a massive scale. It seemed that 2022 promised to be different, but…

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Exploring the Great Outdoors to Prevent Burnout (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Let’s face it: Americans don’t take enough vacations.  28 million workers in the United States are not given any paid vacation or holidays.  However, even the people who do receive paid time off are unlikely to use all of their PTO.  And even when Americans do take vacation days, less…

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How Businesses Should Practice Hire Slow, Fire Fast (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing While there are always a few people changing jobs, today’s labor market is in an intense state of flux.  Last November, a stunning 4.5 million people voluntarily left their jobs in search of greener pastures.  The ongoing pandemic has changed how workers think about their jobs.  It’s high time businesses…

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The Future of Schools  (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 60% of Americans say that traditional education systems are failing today’s students.  The statistics paint a grim scene for today’s youth.  Teenagers today are 5 times more likely to suffer from mental illness than teenagers of prior generations.  University freshman only remember 40% of what they were intended to learn…

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How COVID-19 Continues to Impact Central Pharmacies  (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing As COVID-19 continues to rage around the world, pharmacy automation continues to help hospital systems keep up with the wave of demand.  82% of hospital pharmacists say COVID-19 changed their top technology initiatives.  In fact, the global market for pharmacy automation is expected to reach nearly $8 billion by 2024.  …

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Cannabis as a Job Opportunity (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing In recent years, legal cannabis has become a growing industry filled with job opportunities.  In 2020, the cannabis industry was able to employ more people than in other conventional industries, such as in electrical engineering and web development.  In fact, the legal cannabis industry is expected to employ at least…

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The Need for a New Approach to Weight Loss

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Weight loss has been a tough journey for many, but changing the approach and addressing the issues surrounding weight loss could possibly change that.  During the pandemic, 42% of adults in the U.S. unintentionally gained an average of 29 pounds with 60% of them stating that losing weight became more…

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A Look at the Nursing Shortage (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Never before has the United States’ nursing home facilities faced such a serious staffing shortage.  Nursing home employment increased every year for the last decade before falling to record lows during the pandemic. Between June and September 2021, 86% of nursing homes have reported that their staffing situation has grown…

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How to Overcome Holiday Tech Shortages (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Shortages have become a very real part of 2021.  Problems with the pandemic persist unevenly across the globe, throwing a wrench into the works of the global economy.  As a result, many must-have gifts this holiday season are in short supply.  50% of people found wanted items out of stock,…

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Trust Must Prevail in Remote Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Prior to the pandemic, working from home was a privilege affording to a small segment of the US labor force.  Now, over 42% of workers have a remote full time job.  At the height of the pandemic, 69% of all employees were remote.  Now that so many people have experienced…

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