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Treasury and Payments

Improve your working capital, reduce fraud and minimize the impact of unexpected disruptions with our treasury solutions—from digital portals to integrated payables and receivables—all designed to make your operations smoother and more efficient.

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Credit and Financing

Prepare for future growth with customized loan services, succession planning and capital for business equipment or technology.

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Commercial Real Estate

Get the strategic support to be successful throughout market and real estate cycles with insights, hands-on service, comprehensive financial solutions and unrivaled certainty of execution.

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International Banking

Global opportunities mean global challenges. But real success means understanding the local markets you serve—which is why we bring the business solutions, insights and market perspective you need. 

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Higher Education

The Value of Higher Education

Millions of jobs were lost during the Great Recession, impacting workers across industries and setting into motion a long and inconsistent period of economic recovery. In today’s post-recession economy, millions of jobs have been added back—but they are not the same jobs that were lost. Economic changes and advancements in technology have led to a shift in demand for more educated workers.


For workers with at least some college education, the job market is thriving and high-skill jobs are available across industries. However, those with a high school diploma or less have recovered only 1 percent of the 5.6 million jobs lost in the recession, and they have yet to see the impact of an economic recovery.

Jobs Lost in the Recession

Based on trend data, nearly all industries are shifting toward a more educated workforce. In addition, industries that require more education are hiring more.

Healthcare, Business and Financial Services, Education and Government Jobs

Healthcare, Business and Financial Services, Education and Government Jobs

Manufacturing, Construction and Natural Resources Jobs

Manufacturing, Construction and Natural Resources Jobs

Jobs in many skilled-services industries, such as consulting and business services, have grown substantially during the economic recovery. Meanwhile, the construction and manufacturing industries have recovered the least from jobs lost during the recession.



Economic changes have offset the losses of good jobs in blue-collar industries with new good jobs in skilled-services industries. "Good jobs" are defined as jobs that pay an average of at least $55,000 per year. According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, the education needed for workers to attain good jobs is also changing.

Workers with associate degrees have gained the most good jobs across industries, from healthcare to financial and business services to construction.

Workers with bachelor’s degrees have gained far more jobs during the economic recovery than those with less education. However, among the new jobs available, more jobs are going to workers with some college education and associate degrees rather than workers with high school diplomas.

Sources: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, “Good Jobs that Pay without a BA ” (2017). 
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, “America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots ” (2016).

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