State Of Employment Poll & Review August 31 – September 6

The upcoming week is traditionally the last week of the summer season and most groups are either getting into 20/21 season activity. Consequently, this week will be the final week for the poll in its current format so please encourage your friends and colleagues to submit a response. Moving forward, I’ve been putting together an updated version of the poll that will measure who stakeholder employment status continues to evolve as …

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State Of Employment Poll & Review August 24 – 30

Weekly Report Responses from Administrators indicate the shift from furlough to laid off status has continued to decline and the remaining respondents are beginning to level out into three primary groups: unemployed (40 percent), underemployed (37 percent), and employed (23 percent). It’s worth noting that this week saw the highest number of admin respondents, 73, since we began tracking employment status. Among Salaried musicians the small uptick in status at both …

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What Would You Ask?

As the Shop Talk podcast continues to develop, one component that is taking shape is the short after show segment. After wrapping up two recording sessions, it dawned on me that readers might like the opportunity to ask guests questions so to that end, I want to take a moment and gauge interest with this simple, one question poll: If there’s enough interest, we’ll set up a proper upcoming episode guide …

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State Of Employment Poll & Review August 17 – 23

  Weekly Report Responses from Administrators indicate the shift from furlough to laid off status has plateaued, which is a good indication that any furloughs set into motion at the onset of the shutdowns have either returned to work or converted to a laid off/terminated status. Beyond that, the overall ratios of employment status were mostly unchanged Salaried musicians maintained saw a small uptick in status at both ends of the employment …

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