FruitBouquet.org reports the latest statistics, news and data about Administrative Professional Week, which begins April 19 -27, 2013. Although fruit baskets have not always topped gift ideas to recognize a secretary, administrative assistant or an administrative executive, fresh fruit is as popular as flowers and boxes of chocolate. From secretaries, administrative assistants to fresh fruit baskets, review these numbers pertaining to “Administrative Professional Day.”
U.S Labor projections forecast that medical administrative assistant opportunities will improve by 41 percent by 2020.
Dating back to 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) recognized office workers with a designated week.
In the United States, the BLS reports more than some 4.1 million professionals comprise administrative assistants, secretaries and other support staff.
Financial forecasts predict that the field of administrative assistants will grow by 12 percent by the year 2020.
Over the last five years, the labor force shed more than 2 million administrative assistant positions. Due to the economic downturn in the United States along with advancements in technology, corporations have been phasing out administrative assistants for the past five years.
The IAAP’s 2011 Administrative Professional Skills Benchmarking Survey found that 60 percent of all administrative assistants work for companies with 1,000 or more employees.
Originally, Administrative Professional Week and Day were called Professional Secretaries Week® and Professional Secretaries Day®.
Edible Arrangements is offering 24 differing edible gift ideas for administrative assistants and secretary’s weeks. (Fresh fruit bouquets range in price from $33 – $109).
Two dollars is the value of the coupon available at Edible Arrangements, redeemable on certain Secretary’s Day fruit baskets.
From all the fruit bouquet companies, $50 is the median price of a fresh fruit bask for secretaries and administrative professionals.
Among the companies selling fruit bouquets and miscellaneous gift baskets fit to give for Administrative Professional’s Week, Harry and David presents 32 great gift ideas, ranging from $29.95 to $99.95. From a box of chocolate or floral bouquets to fresh fruit baskets, several of these gifts include free express delivery.