David Goldberg named VP, treasurer at Beazer Homes
Wall Street housing analyst David Goldberg is joining Beazer Homes as its new VP and treasurer.
In his new role, Goldberg will be in charge of the company's cash management, capital markets transactions, land banking arrangements and shareholder relations, reporting directly to executive VP and CFO Robert Salomon.
“We are very pleased to add David to our team," said president and CEO Allan Merrill. "He will immediately add expertise to our financing and shareholder relationships, while providing valuable industry insights and analysis to our corporate and division management teams.”
Previously, Goldberg was the senior analyst for the Building and Building Products sector with UBS Securities. He has also worked for Convergent Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm.
“I am very excited about joining the management team at Beazer,” said Goldberg. “Having closely followed the company’s improvements in both operational and financial results, I believe significant shareholder value can be created in the years ahead. I look forward to being part of that effort."
Unemployment rate remains static in March
The U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate stayed at 5.5%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The number of unemployed persons was also relatively static at 8.6 million, as well as the number of long-term unemployed (2.6 million). However, that figure has decreased by 1.1 million over the last year.
Similarly, the civilian labor force participation rate, number of persons employed part-time for economic reasons and those marginally attached to the labor force were also little changed.
As for job gains, March's figure was well below the national 12-month average of 269,000, and the bulk occurred in professional and business services (40,000), health care (22,000) and retail (26,000).
Within retail, building material and garden supply stores added 2,000 jobs in March.
The construction industry lost approximately 1,000 jobs since February overall, though the residential sector added 3,700. However, residential specialty trade contractors were down 6,500 jobs for the month.