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We're right in the middle of what's been called "The Great Resignation," with a record number of workers saying goodbye to their employers. According to a recent report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.3 million Americans (or around 2.9% of the workforce) quit their jobs in August. This is a startling figure. The good news is that if you're looking to shift jobs, you're in luck. It's a job seeker's market out there...
Hispanic and Latino Americans have seen some of the highest unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic of any race and ethnic group for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports data. Despite high recent unemployment, total Hispanic and Latino employment grew by roughly 3% from 2016 to 2020, with some occupations seeing much larger spikes in employment from this demographic. READ MORE AT MONEY TALKS NEWS
College enrollment in the United States is now down 6.5% compared with 2019 — the largest two-year drop we’ve seen in the last 50 years, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. A growing number of students are opting out of bachelor’s degree programs due to rising costs as well as the economic and health implications of the coronavirus pandemic. If...
As we enter Year Two of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are at a critical juncture as a country. Yes, the unemployment rate is falling in 2021—but in part because of people leaving the labor force. Millions more have been displaced, lost work, or are underemployed due to the continuing effects of COVID-19. READ MORE AT NEXTGOV
Apple announced its largest corporate profits and revenue ever for the three months that make up its fiscal first quarter, which included the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup and the holiday shopping season. Apple saw revenue above $100 billion for the first time, with its growth surging as people turned to technology during the pandemic. The tech giant noted that its pledge Monday to create 20,000 jobs over the next...
You no longer need to go into an office every day to earn a paycheck — and a fat paycheck, at that. Professionals with high levels of experience and training can earn just as much working from home as they would in a traditional work setting if they know the right career to choose. READ MORE AT YAHOO FINANCE
The novel coronavirus has taken the U.S. — and the world — by storm, temporarily paralyzing many of the industries that we’ve come to rely on.  Although Congress passed a $2 trillion “rescue” package that provided stimulus money to most taxpayers and increased unemployment insurance payments by $600 a week, these benefits were not enough for many working families. If anything, they could be compared...