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    Johnston Community College programs create pipeline for biopharmaceutical jobs

    Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, WRAL TechWire features a story highlighting the NC Bio Jobs Hub initiative. Go to the Bio Jobs Hub for more stories and info on life sciences job opportunities made possible by NC’s workforce training initiatives. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – After his son underwent open heart surgery, Edward McGill decided to make a career change to prioritize his son’s care. He also needed to ensure his family’s financial stability. These priorities led him to Johnston Community College’s (JCC) BioWork Certificate program. The 136-hour program provides students with the required foundational skills for a career as a process technician in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals or chemical manufacturing. Courses focus on topics including the biotechnology industry, work safety, current…

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    Unique opportunities: Five entry-level jobs at VA you might not know existed

    While you may immediately associate careers at VA with clinical roles and medical professions, there are a number of entry-level jobs that keep the wheels running smoothly. Let’s take a look at five unique positions that you might not have realized are available on our team. Administrative assistant You’ll find administrative assistants in nearly every department at VA, working to assist administrative leadership and professional staff with clerical duties. As an administrative assistant, you’ll have a healthy dose of responsibilities in your day-to-day work, as you’ll be integral to the smooth management of your department. Policies, budgets, fiscal management, personnel, logistics or even property management may fall to you in…

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    Employers added 531,000 jobs in October as labor market bounces back : NPR

    A man fills out an application at a booth at the Employers Only Long Island Food, Beverage and Hospitality Job Fair on Oct. 19 in Melville, N.Y. Employers added 531,000 jobs in October, marking a recovery after two months of weaker job growth. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images A man fills out an application at a booth at the Employers Only Long Island Food, Beverage and Hospitality Job Fair on Oct. 19 in Melville, N.Y. Employers added 531,000 jobs in October, marking a recovery after two months of weaker job growth. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images A strong…

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    Tech jobs: These are the highest-paying roles, and here’s where to find them

    2020 saw the salaries of some tech professionals grow more quickly than others. Image: Getty IT managers, system architects, cloud engineers and cybersecurity engineers took home the biggest salaries last year, according to the latest Tech Salary Report from jobs website Dice, with Texas and other emerging hubs taking big leaps forward. Overall, the salaries of US tech professionals grew 3.6% between 2019 and 2020, reaching an average of $97,859. This was despite many businesses tightening budgets in response to the financial pressures caused by the pandemic. The biggest salary increases between 2019 and 2020 were experienced by occupations that helped organisations process and interpret data, digitise their products and…

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    Oregon Jobs: New forecast shows growth of 317,600 jobs | News

    Oregon’s total employment is projected to grow by 317,600 jobs between 2020 and 2030, according to new projections from the Oregon Employment Department. In 2020, there were 1,998,400 jobs in Oregon. The projected 16% increase in employment between 2020 and 2030 includes private-sector gains of 283,500 jobs, growth of 25,700 jobs in government, and an additional 8,300 self-employed Oregonians. Metro Creative Connection The projections point to historically high job growth between 2020 and 2030 and accounts for recovery from low employment levels in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated recession. In addition, many job openings are expected due to the need to replace workers who leave their…

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    People Are Calling Out The Jobs That Are Way Overpaid, And I’m Sorry If Your Profession Is On This List

    Yahoo Life Videos Cree musician Buffy Sainte-Marie, 80, is still creating and speaking out Buffy Sainte-Marie is an award-winning singer and songwriter, Indigenous-rights activist, children’s-book author, former Sesame Street star, mother, teacher and mixed-media digital artist. Now 80, the Cree icon is still creating, performing and speaking out, knows how she’d like people to think of her: as an innovator. “I’ve always kind of tried to cover the base that nobody else is covering,” she tells Yahoo Life.  Sainte-Marie, who lives in Hawaii, is uncertain of her origins, though believes she was born in 1941 on the Piapot First Nation reserve in Saskatchewan, taken from her biological parents when she…

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    Software Engineer Gets Job After 357 Rejections, 6-Month Hunt

    After working in the restaurant industry for six years, Sophia Cheong decided to learn how to code.  She applied to entry-level software engineering jobs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for six months straight.  357 rejections, 40 interviews, and 2 offers later, she’s making more than double her old salary.  Loading Something is loading. Sophia Cheong’s career started at a Korean barbecue restaurant in California, where she worked as a host while completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration. After graduating from Fullerton College, she was promoted to assistant general manager and, later, the director of operations. Then a coworker started teaching her how to code.  “I fell in love,”…

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