Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
The latest news out of Washington continued to show positive job growth in the economic sector. While the nation's economy continues to improve, many companies are turning to intermediary employment agencies to transition workers from part time and temporary positions into full time employees; up to as much as a third, since the beginning of the year. (challengergray.com, 4/4/13)
Though the unemployment rate steadily declined and consumer confidence has begun to resurge, according to the New York Times, President Obama has agreed to back federal funding, as well as secured private investment, for a biotechnology research project which is expected to revolutionize the field of neuroscience. The endeavor will combine the efforts of three government agencies, the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation, as well as other private institutions, to refocus efforts on research specific to the human brain, in an initiative officially called "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies" (B.R.A.I.N.).
Some skeptics in the field are concerned it is too early to determine whether the current technologies can keep pace with the projected goals. There are those within the administration who likened the scope of the attempt to the Human Genome Project. (nytimes.com, 4/2/13)
"Historically, it's been a positive move for the overall economy to invest in a solid initiative which excites people and sparks the imagination. At the same time, finding a niche that has a realistic potential for developing new technologies, creating new jobs, as well as getting the public and the
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