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    These people quit their jobs during the pandemic. Here’s what they’re doing now

    In July, four million people quit their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. People can quit for many reasons: Some want a better work-life balance or higher pay, while others realize their job is just not the right fit anymore, or they want to do something completely different with their time. But not everyone can afford to quit their job, and it often requires planning. Scott Banks had a plan. The 57-year-old intended to retire at 60 and travel the country in an RV with his wife. The couple had been diligently saving and spent many vacations RV’ing with their two kids over the years, so they were…

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    How the Covid-19 pandemic cemented the death of jobs

    Once upon a time, there were good jobs. These jobs paid people enough money to live on, even enough to support a family. They provided health insurance so people could go to a doctor if they got sick. They even came with pensions so that once you’d worked for a certain number of years, you could actually stop working. You could rest. But there was a problem. These jobs weren’t for everyone. They were mostly for white men, and mostly in certain places, like a factory or an office. For everyone else, there were jobs that paid less, with fewer benefits — or no benefits at all. And over time,…

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    Why does quitting your job still feel so hard?

    As soon as gyms in the UK went into lockdown in 2020, personal trainer James Jackson quit his job. “I just knew that I had to transition to an online way of working,” says Jackson, 33, from Manchester. “The gym is a busy place, and I couldn’t imagine it being as popular again. I felt that If I hung around too long, I’d miss out on a good opportunity.”  But making the decision to leave was difficult. Jackson had spent eight years building a thriving career and a loyal client base. “It was terrifying to quit,” he says. “Being a personal trainer was all I knew.” He also found other…

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    Bipartisan infrastructure plan could create over 800K new jobs by 2030, S&P analysis shows

    Former Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Holtz-Eakin discusses ongoing infrastructure negotiations on Capitol Hill.  President Biden‘s $1.2 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure will create close to 1 million new jobs over the next decade, according to a new report published this week.  The analysis from S&P Global – which was circulated by the White House – estimates that by 2030, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would boost employment by more than 880,000, with many middle-class jobs, including in construction, engineering and accounting.  WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL? If it becomes law, the bipartisan, Senate-approved infrastructure bill will also increase per capita personal income in…

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    Job Boards Pop up for Workplaces Without COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

    More companies are implementing vaccine mandates for employees after Pfizer’s FDA approval. Now, job boards are popping up to connect anti-vax workers with employers that don’t require the shot. One site listed multiple openings for nurses at rural nursing homes that said: “No Jab required.” Loading Something is loading. Job boards for sharing open roles at companies that do not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have been popping up online as vaccine mandates are becoming more common. One board is hosted on Gab, the social media platform that has been embraced by some conservatives and members of the far-right. In an email sent to users on Wednesday, Gab…

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    37% of the K-12 workforce is considering a job change: Survey

    A new survey from MissionSquare Research Institute reveals the amount of strain COVID-19 has put on the education system — 37% of the K-12 workforce says that the pandemic has them considering changing jobs. “The teachers are not okay, that’s for sure,” Rivka Liss-Levinson, senior research manager at MissionSquare, told Yahoo Finance. She says that many U.S. teachers are at their breaking point.  Key findings from the survey show how much impact working through the COVID-19 pandemic has on teachers compared to their non-teaching counterparts in government jobs. The K-12 workforce is more likely than other government workers to feel stressed (52% vs. 35%), burnt out (52% vs. 34%), and…

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    Here’s what to think about before you quit your job

    MoMo Productions | Getty Images More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, many American employees who have been working from home are itching to get moving again. But that doesn’t necessarily mean returning to the office. For many, it means finding new jobs. A survey released by Bankrate.com this week found that 55% of Americans plan to look for a new position in the next year. Their top motivations: greater flexibility and higher pay. More from Personal Finance:Pandemic pushes search for remote jobs up 460%55% of Americans anticipate looking for a new jobJobs are still down 22% for low-wage workers Dubbed the Great Resignation, the expected influx of career…

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