NEWS

July 2014 News

Student Debt and Higher Education
Published By: The Huffington Post
Published Date: July 22,21014
Author: Dr. Dustin Swanger
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President Signs Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Reform Agreement
Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 22,21014
Author: Press Office
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AACS Government Relations Committee Submitted Final Comments on the 2014 Violence Against Women Act NPRM
Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: July 21, 2014
Author: GRC Committee
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Government Investigates Major For-Profit University, Leaving Students In The Lurch
Published By: Yahoo Finance (blog)
Published Date: July 17, 2014
Author: Mandi Woodruff
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Tuition and Fees Rise, but Cost of Living—by Colleges’ Estimate—Falls
Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: July 10, 2014
Author: Jonah Newman
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New From NASFAA
Published By: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Published Date: July 14, 2014
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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Consider Legislation to Strengthen America’s Higher Education System
Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 8, 2014
Author: Press Office
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Strengthening America's Higher Education System
Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 08, 2014
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Corinthian's Collapse Shows How US Can Force For-Profit Colleges Out of Business
Published By: MSN Money
Published Date: July 07, 2014
Author: John Lauerman
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For-Profit Giant ITT Says It May Face Financial Restrictions
Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: July 02, 2014
Author: Andy Thomason
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Eligibility for Health Insurance Was Not Properly Checked, Audit Finds
Published By: The New York Times
Published Date: July 01, 2014
Author: Robert Pear
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June 2014 News

Education Department Updates College Affordability and Transparency Lists
Published By: Department of Education
Published Date: June 30, 2014
Author: Press Office
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U.S. Government, Not Banks, Should Service Loans, Professors Argue
Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: June 26, 2014
Author: Chronicle Staff
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Kline, Foxx Applaud Senate Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 25, 2014
Author: Press Office
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Federal Register: State Authorization Delay of Implementation
Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 24, 2014
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Committee Leaders Unveil Principles for Strengthening America’s Higher Education System
Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 24, 2014
Author: Press Office
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Corinthian Colleges, U.S. Department of Education Agree in Principle on Transition Plan
Published By: Yahoo Finance
Published Date: June 23, 2014
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U.S. Approves Plan to Continue Accreditation of CC of San Francisco
Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: June 23, 2014
Author: Andy Thomason
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What to Watch in the Week Ahead and on Monday, June 23
Published By: YMSN Money
Published Date: June 20, 2014
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There's Something Broken In America's Financial Aid System
Published By: Yahoo Finance (blog)
Published Date: June 13, 2014
Author: Mandi Woodruff
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Team Obama's Snobby Student Loan Slight
Published By: Fox News (blog)
Published Date: June 09, 2014
Author: Jean Card
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Now Application 'Inconsistencies' Vex Health Law
Published By: Associated Press - Yahoo! News
Published Date: June 04, 2014
Author: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
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May 2014 News

AACS Submits Response On 2014 GE Regulations, At Same Time Congress Weighs In As Well!
Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: May 27, 2014
Author: Tom Netting/Greg Jones, Akerman LLP
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GOP Leader Takes On Beauty Salon Licenses
Published By: The Hill
Published Date: May 22, 2014
Author: Russell Berman
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Gainful Employment - House Appropriations Letter
Published By: Congress of Untied States
Published Date: May 22, 2014
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Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Announces Deal to Improve American Workforce Development System
Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: May 21, 2014
Author: Press Office
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San Jose School Served With Eviction Notice
Published By: KTVU.com
Published Date: May 19, 2014
Author: Heather Holmes
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Senators Call for a Tougher ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule
Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: May 16, 2014
Author: Goldie Blumenstyk
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AACS Calls Upon You To Rspond ToThe 2014 Gainful Employment NPRM!
Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: May 14, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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State Presents Case In Alleged Cosmetology Scheme
Published By: Newschannel5.com
Published Date: May 09, 2014
Author: Jennifer Kraus
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Another Bite At The For-Profit Education Apple
Published By: Townhall.com
Published Date: May 08, 2014
Author: Derek Hunter
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April 2014 News

Session 3, Day Two Program Integrity and Improvement Neg Reg Summation

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: April 25, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Third Session Day One - 2014 Program Integrity and Improvement Neg. Reg. Summary

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: April 24, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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CPCC Opts Out Of Federal Loan Program

Published By: WCNC.com
Published Date: April 22, 2014
Author: Dianne Gallagher
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Do 72 Percent Of For-Profit Programs Have Graduates Making Less Than High School Dropouts?

Published By: The Washington Post
Published Date: April 11, 2014
Author: Glenn Kessler
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Democrats’ Bill Seeks Coordinated Oversight of For-Profit Colleges

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: April 03, 2014
Author: Nick DeSantis
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Collateral Damage

Published By: Inside Higher Education
Published Date: April 02, 2014
Author: Paul Fain
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Consensus Achieved on 2014 Violence Against Woman Act Negotiations

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: April 02, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Summary of Key Takeaways - FINAL Session Day One - VAWA Neg. Reg.

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: April 01, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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March 2014 News

ATB Sample Letter
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 31, 2014
Greg Jones - AACS GRC Committee
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Key Take Aways From Day Three - Session Three of Program Integrity and Improvement Neg Reg
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 31, 2014
Tom Netting
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Key Take Aways From Day Two - Session Two of Program Integrity and Improvement Neg Reg
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 29, 2014
Tom Netting
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Instructions - ATB CALL-TO-ACTION FOR YOUR
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 29, 2014
Greg Jones - AACS GRC Committee
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ATB CALL-TO-ACTION FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION!
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 28, 2014
Greg Jones - AACS GRC Committee
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Strengthening the Federal Student Loan Program for Borrowers Summary
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 27, 2014
Kristen Harper
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Take Aways From Day One of Session Two - Program Integrity and Improvement Neg Reg
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 27, 2014
Tom Netting
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‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Throws Black Students for a Loss

Published By: Black Press USA
Published Date: March 24, 2014
Author: Harry C. Alford
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Do Proprietary Institutions of Higher Education Generate Savings for States?
Nexus Research and Policy Center
March 21, 2014
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Negotiated Rulemaking 2013-2014 -- Gainful Employment with Narrative from GRC Committee
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 20, 2014
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Court rekindles investigation of former Education official — Ed reform and minority students — Income-based repayment for all — Sorting students
Politico
March 20, 2014
Caitlin Emma
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U.S. Department of Education Releases 841 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Gainful Employment
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 17, 2014
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Impact Estimates for the Gainful Employment NPRM
Ed Central
March 14, 2014
Ben Miller
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Q&A On The For-Profit College Industry
MSN Money
March 14th, 2014
Kimberly Hefling
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Will Your Degree Get You A Good Job? US Proposes Test For For-Profit Colleges
Yahoo News
March 14th, 2014
Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
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Obama Administration Proposal Targets For-Profit Colleges Over Student Debt
Fox News
March 14, 2014
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Rule Targets For-Profit Colleges Over Student Debt
MSN Money
March 14, 2014
Philip Elliott
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Gainful Employment NPRM
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
January 31, 2014
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Gainful Employment's Partial Unveiling
Inside Higher Education
March 14, 2014
Paul Fain
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Obama Administration Takes Action to Protect Americans from Predatory, Poor-Performing Career Colleges
Department of Education
MARCH 14, 2014
Press Office
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Obama Aims To Tighten Rules On For-Profit Career Colleges
Reuters
March 13, 2014
Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Peter Cooney
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Summary on Subcommittee Hearing on Higher Education and Workforce Training
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 12, 2014
Adam and Kristen at Akerman
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New Report Confirms Education Department Failures in Student Loan Rehabilitation
Education and the Workforce Committee
March 12, 2014
Press Office
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Examining the Mismanagement of the Student Loan Rehabilitation Process
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
March 12, 2014
Adam and Kristen at Akerman
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February 2014 News

Feds File Suit Against For-Profit College Chain
Yahoo News - Associated Press
February 26, 2014
Kimberly Hefling
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Lawsuit Seeks Debt Relief for Students of Defunct Trade School
The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 26, 2014
Charles Huckabee
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VAWA Session Two - Day One Summary
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
February 25, 2014
Tom Netting
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The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges
The New York Times
February 25, 2014
Eduardo Porter
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Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career
The New York Times
February 25, 2014
EMILY S. RUEB
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February 10, 2014: FY 2011 3-Year Draft Cohort Default Rates Release Scheduled for February 2014
http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/021014FY20113YearDraftCDRReleaseScheduledforFebruary2014.html

February 10, 2014: Students Who Attend For-Profit Colleges Generally Pleased, Survey Shows: Higher Education Roundup
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/02/students_who_attend_for-profit.html

February 10, 2014: Alumni of For-Profit Colleges Have Mixed Views of Their Experience
The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/article/Alumni-of-For-Profit-Colleges/144669/

February 10, 2014: Study Examines Characteristics of Student-Loan Borrowers Who Default
The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/study-examines-characteristics-of-student-loan-borrowers-who-default/72593

February 10, 2014: Youth Career Connect
http://beautyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/youth-career-connect.pdf

February 10, 2014: Call To Action
http://beautyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Call-to-Action-Opportunity-Summit-Report.pdf

February 10, 2014: Youth Career Connect Grants
http://beautyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Youth-Career-Connect-Grants-Report.pdf

February 10, 2014: Call to Action Opportunity Summit
http://beautyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/call-to-action-summit.pdf

February 7, 2014: Rating (and Berating) the Ratings
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/02/07/colleges-and-analysts-respond-obama-ratings-proposal

February 5, 2014: Barbers facing new state regulations
http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/24519015-Barbers-facing-new-state-regulations#ixzz2sXXCOHy4

February 4, 2014: Rob Andrews To Leave Congress
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/capitolinq/Andrews-to-leave-Congress-in-Feb.html

January 2014 News

January 28, 2014: Program Integrity Information - Questions and Answers
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/2009/integrity-qa.html

January 27, 2014: Updated Net Price Calculator Template
http://www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/012714UpdatedNetPriceCalculatorTemplate.html

January 24, 2014: ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Discuss Opportunities to Better Prepare Disadvantaged Students for College Success
http://edworkforce.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=367452

January 23, 2014: The U.S. Department of Education Datapalooza
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department

January 10, 2014: GA-2014-01: Fiscal Year 2011 3-Year Cohort Default Rate Calculations
http://www.ifap.ed.gov/nsldsmaterials/GA201401TechUpdate.html

January 08, 2014: Getting Tough on Parent PLUS
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/08/new-report-asks-policy-makers-impose-tighter-standards-parent-plus-loans

January 08, 2014: Department of Veterans Affair Education Complaints
http://beautyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Vet-Feedback.pdf

January 08, 2014: E-Lisensing is here for appearance enhancement and barber profession applications. Find out more: http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/licensecenter.html

NYS License Center one stop e-licensing service

Announcing NYS License Center. Now handling Appearance Enhancement & Barber Professions One Stop E-Licensing Services.

January 07, 2014: Give competency-based college programs a chance: Column
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/01/07/students-college-university-higher-education-competency-column/4165323/

January 07, 2014: Community Colleges Explore Creative Approaches to Counter Budget Cuts
http://diverseeducation.com/article/59943/#

January 03, 2014: Gainful Employment Letter from Members of Congress
http://beautyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Hastings-Letter-ge_letter_to_department_of_education_final_with_co-signers_2013.pdf

December 24, 2013: Major Education Groups Pressure Arne Duncan To Crack Down On Sallie Mae
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/24/arne-duncan-sallie-mae_n_4499216.html

December 2013 News

December 24, 2013: Feds Likely to Rein in For-Profit Colleges
http://theatlantavoice.com/news/2013/dec/24/feds-likely-rein-profit-colleges/

December 17, 2013: A Few For-Profit Colleges and Cosmetology Schools Demand GED
HSLDA
http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/2013/201312130.asp

December 17, 2013: A New Gallup Survey Will Measure the Value of a Degree, Beyond Salary
The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/blogs/bottomline/a-new-gallup-survey-will-measure-the-value-of-a-degree-beyond-salary/

December 11, 2013: Interesting ED job posting on USAJobs regarding "Gainful Employment"
USA Jobs
http://www.aacsaction.org/article/-interesting-ed-job-posting-on-usajobs-regarding-gainful-employment

December 11, 2013: Committee Invites Public to Share #YourStory on Effects of ObamaCare on Schools, Colleges, and Universities
Education and the Workforce Committee
http://edworkforce.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=363851

December 10, 2013: Summary of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
House of Representatives
http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bba2013summary.pdf

December 10, 2013: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #46 - Release of the Disclosure Template for Gainful Employment (GE) Programs
IFAP
http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/112213GE46ReleaseoftheDisclosureTemplateforGEPrograms.html

State Authorization for Title IV Eligibility

August 2013: State Authorization for Title IV Eligibility letter. To see letter visit:
http://www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss/documents/StateAuthorizationforTitleIVEligibility.pdf

NY Audit Shows Unlicensed Career Schools

August 2013: There's little oversight of New York's hundreds of private career schools, with most failing to file required graduation and job placement reports, state auditors reported Thursday... Click to download a PDF of the entire article.

New York State Department of State Announced New Facebook Page

July 2013: Get the latest news, special programs, events, articles and so much more related to the NYS Department of State! Visit the New York Department of State Facebook page today!

New York State Department of State  on Facebook

Announcing NYSBSA's New "Our Pocket Seminar": NACCAS ACCREDITED WORKSHOP & BEST “PRACTICES” For Improving Student Outcomes

August 2012: "Our Pocket Seminar" is open to all Career Schools on Sunday October 14th, 2012 and Monday October 15th, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The accreditation workshop portion will be Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Monday from 9:00am to 10:30am, and NACCAS will provide you with credit for your attendance. Then at 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, Dr. Tony Mirando will be presenting the “BEST PRACTICES” Seminar for improving Student Outcomes. Lunch will be served at 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm. Then at 1:30pm (sharp) the Outcomes class will continue until 6:00 pm. NACCAS will provide Continuing Education Credit (5 hours) for this portion.

Certification Scam Warning

August 2011: An organization called The American Cosmetology Board is claiming to be an independent certification body and is sending mailings to licensed professionals and organizations requesting payment for certification lapses. Please be warned this is a scam.

Cutting Edge News from NYSED

August 2011: The Appearance Enhancement Stats for 2010-11 are now on the NYSED.gov website. This is good news for students and for the schools which need to include this info, not only in their catalogs, but for their accrediting agencies and possibly for gainful employment purposes. Click on the link below for the Appearance Enhancement Stats for 2010-11.

Data Supports the Demand for Beauty Professionals

June 2011: In 2009, AACS conducted a survey to assess the public’s perception of careers in the beauty and wellness industry. The survey also examined what factors matter most to individuals selecting a career path. The results revealed that many respondents were skeptical about job demand in the beauty industry.

Few things build confidence like hard data. The data below is excerpted from the Professional Beauty Association’s "Economic Snapshot of the Salon and Spa Industry," published June 2011.

Your school may publish these facts on its Web site, or share them in your marketing materials. Such data can build credibility for your school’s messages about job demand.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of personal appearance jobs is projected to jump 31 percent between 2008 and 2018. This rate of growth is nearly three times that of total U.S. employment (11 percent) during the same period.
  • All of the major personal appearance occupations are projected to post job growth stronger than the overall economy between 2008 and 2018. The number of skin care specialist jobs is projected to jump 51 percent, while hairdresser, hairstylist and cosmetologist positions are expected to increase by 31 percent.
  • Careers in the salon and spa industry present opportunities for business ownership. In fact, 61 percent of salons are owned by women, compared to just 30 percent of all businesses in the overall private sector.

The Economic Snapshot of the Salon and Spa Industry by PBA economist, Mr. Bruce Grindy is available here:
Economic Snapshot of the Salon and Spa Industry

The New York State Tax Department Issues New Tax Bulletin

April 20th, 2011: The New York State Tax Department has recently issued a new Tax Bulletin regarding the application of New York's sales tax to sales of certain personal services in New York City. This new Tax Bulletin may be of interest to your organization and its members. Click on the link below to access this new Tax Bulletin.
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/tg_bulletins/st/nyc_personal_services.htm

Many other Tax Bulletins for specific industries, and for specific products and services, are also available on the Tax Department's Web site. Visit http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/publications/sales_pubs.htm.

NYSBSA Launches New Website

April 2011: NYSBSA announces the launch of the new NYSBSA website. With the express purpose of having a resource for all issues that affect schools and students in New York State, NYSBSA has commissioned Searchlight Designs to manage and implement a complete redesign and redevelopment of their website.

"With the importance of online communications taking a greater role in our everyday lives, we felt it was necessary for our association to concentrate on improving our website. We want to make sure our technology matches the needs of our members. Specifically we focused on the speed at which we can communicate news, and the ease and convenience with which our members can now receive it. In addition, a new e-commerce portion will give members the ability to register for events online - any day, any hour." said Executive Director Anthony Civitano.

Find a member school http://www.nysbsa.org/membership_memberschools.html