State Of Employment Poll & Review June 1 – 8

After two months of collecting input, trends continue to emerge as shutdowns continue. This week saw an increase in the ratio of arts admin indicating they have furloughed or laid off and after a few weeks of motion toward higher ratios of per-service musicians indicating they were being paid for some cancelled service, that trend lost ground. Weekly Report Administrators continuing their trend toward a larger ratio working reduced hours/pay and …

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State Of Employment Poll & Review May 25 – 31

With nearly two months of data, trends continue to emerge as shutdowns continue. One of the biggest shifts over the past week are the numbers of managers indicating they have been furloughed, laid off, or are working reduced hours/pay. Weekly Report The overall number of responses increased for the second straight week with administrators continuing their trend toward a larger ratio working reduced hours/pay and those who are laid off or …

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State Of Employment Poll & Review May 18 – 24

The past few weeks of our weekly employment status polls, which track both orchestra administrators and musicians, have generated some intriguing trends and this week was no exception. Weekly Report For whatever reason, the overall number of replies from all three stakeholder groups increased this week, especially from respondents identifying as an administrator. Administrators continued their trend toward a larger ratio working reduced hours/pay and those who are laid off or furloughed. …

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State Of Employment Poll & Review May 11 – 17

With several weeks of data, our weekly employment status polls, which track both orchestra administrators and musicians, are beginning to illustrate trends. Weekly Report Perhaps unsurprisingly, as shutdowns continue, we’re starting to see more shifts in the ratio of workers indicating they are employed at a reduced rate or not at all. Administrators experienced a 30 percent increase toward workers indicating they were working at reduced employment status and/or being furloughed …

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State Of Employment Poll April 27 – May 3

Since the onset of coronavirus related shutdowns, orchestras have been laying off and reducing hours for administrators and musicians alike. This weekly poll is designed to help provide a snapshot of stakeholder employment status. Since this weekly poll covers the beginning of a new month, it is the first genuine threshold where some of the impending cutbacks I’ve been hearing about would kick in. Fortunately, I’m hearing more and more instances …

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