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California's Worker Shortage Struggle Continues ...

16,200 Jobs Added California’s labor market expanded modestly in the latest numbers, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by just 16,200 positions during December, according to an analysis released jointly with Beacon Economics. November’s gains were also revised down to 19,900 in the latest numbers, a 6,900 decrease from the preliminary estimate of...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
Prof. Emerita Kathleen Montgomery

Addressing Global Challenges Throughout a Career

In recent years, UCR School of Business Professor of Organizations and Management Emerita Kathleen Montgomery has been immersed in humanitarian work with the United Nations. “At the UN, I have met many amazing delegates who share my values and commitment to human rights,” says Montgomery, who retired from UCR in 2010 and has continued to...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Elia Quintana ’11 EMBA

Building a Business

Elia Quintana ’11 EMBA was ready for a new challenge in 2022. Ten years before, she moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for two prominent nonprofits and the American Petroleum Institute, a global trade association, championing stakeholder engagement with communities of color and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Understanding the need for this kind of...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Warehouses in Southern California

Pandemic Left Behind, the Inland Empire Economy Flourished in 2022

Despite the recession drumbeat getting louder in many quarters across the nation, the Inland Empire’s economy is not only showing strength, but is outstripping California’s other major metros and the state as a whole along some very key measures, according to an analysis released today by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
Cinema Culturas 2023 with Mayor

UCR Business Interns Create Proposal for Riverside City Leadership

UCR students “were tasked to find a solution to bring prosperity to the Inland Empire, specifically, the city of Riverside,” says student intern Pierre CeArc ’20, ’23 MBA about his internship with Riverside’s Cinema Culturas. The 135-hour internship offered by Cinema Culturas, a Riverside business and film festival, hosts interns from a different college or...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Worker washing windows

California Worker Shortage Constraining Job Growth

26,800 Jobs Added California’s labor market expanded steadily in November, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 26,800 positions, according to an analysis released jointly by Beacon Economics and the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. October’s gains were also revised up to 59,800 in the latest numbers, a...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
Office space with computers

Growth Will Continue Despite Turbulence

Business activity in the Inland Empire has continued to rise and despite the turbulence in today’s macroeconomy, is forecast to continue its upward climb in the near-term future. According to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, business activity in the...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
Poets & Quants UCR MBA Class of 2024

Meet the UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2024

This article was recently published on Poets & Quants, a premium online resource for prospective graduate business students worldwide. Also read the second part of the article: "An Interview with the Leadership Team". When Wayne Gretzky was asked why he was successful, the hockey great made a timeless observation: “I skate to where the puck...
By Jeff Schmitt | Poets & Quants |
Poets & Quants UCR MBA Class of 2024 | Leadership team

Poets & Quants: An Interview with the UCR Business Leadership Team

This article was recently published on Poets & Quants, a premium online resource for prospective graduate business students worldwide. Also read the first part of the article: "Meet the UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2024." Meet the UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2024 An Interview with the UCR Business...
By Jeff Schmitt | Poets & Quants |
Actuarial Science degree program

School of Business Launches New Actuarial Science Degree Program

UC Riverside’s School of Business is now offering a degree in actuarial science, providing a direct path for students seeking careers in finance and insurance. Actuarial science is a discipline that involves assessing financial risks using mathematical and statistical methods. Most who study it go on to work in high-paying positions in finance and insurance...
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |
Black Friday shopping

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: UCR Experts Discuss the Annual Shopping Binge Ritual

As the nation’s retailers prepare for upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, they expect their holiday revenues to grow moderately over last year. The National Retail Federation has forecast a 6% to 8% increase to $942.6-$960.4 billion in sales. This growth would follow last year’s surge of 13.5% that occurred as pandemic-weary consumers eagerly...
By David Danelski (david.danelski@ucr.edu) | UCR News |
Holiday shopping

Experts in Black Friday, Holiday Season Shopping Impacts

Christopher Thornberg, director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development The founder of Beacon Economics LLC and an adjunct professor, Thornberg is an expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets. Thornberg has consulted for private industry, cities, counties, and public...
By UCR News |
Architects on site

California has Recovered all Jobs Lost During the Pandemic

56,700 Jobs Added California’s labor market expanded nicely in October (the latest numbers), according to an analysis released jointly with Beacon Economics. Total nonfarm employment in the state grew by 56,700 positions during the month, and with these gains, California has now fully recovered from the large job losses sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic. “October...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
HSIF student group with Prof. Jean Helwege

How the MFin Program Delivers ROI for Students

Jerrold Penprase ’17 Master of Finance (MFIn) earned multiple degrees in psychology and sociology before he ever considered studying finance. Today, Penprase applies his expertise as a financial specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has company on that nonlinear path to an education and career: The academic director of UCR’s Master of Finance...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Kenneth Leung, MBA ’89

Taste What Life has to Offer

Although he is a leader of business-to-business marketing of high-tech products, Kenneth Leung, MBA ’89, likes to remain grounded in the human side of life. That includes exploring different types of food. “I think what we eat is probably the easiest way to learn about cultures,” said Leung, Oracle’s director of Marketing, Database and Infrastructure...
Consumer choosing a product

If "New" Doesn’t Mean Improved, Why Do We Still Choose It?

Suppose you had a chance to bid on two identical boxes of chocolates, both with the same expiration date, both stored in the refrigerator. The only difference: One was purchased off the shelf a week ago, the other was purchased today. If you’re like most people, you would be willing to pay more for the...
By Darin Estep |
Anthony Bonales ’18

Giving Back is Par for the Course for UCR "40 Under 40" Alumnus

Whether he is mentoring younger business professionals or participating in a nonprofit program that uses golf to empower kids and teens, Anthony Bonales ’18 said his advice is the same: “You really get out what you put into relationships.” Bonales speaks from experience. He is part of the inaugural class of UC Riverside’s “40 Under...
By Darin Estep |
Containers and airplane

California Job Expansion Slowly Continues

6,500 Jobs Added California’s labor market expanded slowly in September, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by just 6,500 positions over the month, according an analysis released jointly by the UCR Center for Economic Forecasting & Development and Beacon Economics. August’s gains were revised up to 36,000 in the latest numbers, a 16,100...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
Diana Cullen ’19

"Invest in Your Network"

As senior manager of retail operations at Fabletics, Diana Cullen ’19 is responsible for the internal processes of retail locations globally for the popular active-lifestyle e-commerce brand, which has scaled up from 30 to almost 100 stores in the last three years. “It’s been a wild, empowering ride,” says Cullen, who finds satisfaction in the...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Anita Alamshaw ’91

A Smart Decision: ‘UCR gave me what I needed to succeed’

Anita Alamshaw ’91 has always been decisive – that’s an important quality as executive director and general manager of U.S. Value and Access at Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. But she recalls one instance when she changed her mind, and how that made all the difference. Growing up in Orange County, Alamshaw...