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    Teens Are Taking High Paying Jobs, Filling Employment Gaps Left by Adults During COVID

    kate_sept2004 / Getty Images Teenagers are suddenly a hot commodity in the U.S. labor market this summer, as employers scramble to fill jobs in a market where numerous industries face severe worker shortages. See: Teens Can Expect Plenty of Job Opportunities This Summer, and Wages Are UpFind: Should Teens Save for College or Retirement? Take Our Poll Nearly six million Americans between the ages of 16 and 19 are leveraging a shortage of adult workers to find jobs this summer, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing data from Gusto, a payroll and employee benefits platform. Teens accounted for 36% of recent hires in June, the Gusto data found. That’s…

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    Their sons couldn’t find good jobs. So N.J. moms opened a business that hires adults with autism.

    Pat Miller and Pam Kattouf, longtime friends who both have adult sons with autism, used to commiserate about how tough it was for their kids to find employment opportunities. It’s hard, the moms said, for young adults with autism to find a steady job. Miller and Kattouf, who met on the playground when their boys were toddlers, decided to do something about it. In 2016, the pair launched Beloved Bath. It’s an online retailer headquartered in Maplewood, that sells candles, bath salts, body butters and similar products. The company said it usually employs eight to 10 people across the spectrum. Their sons, John and Justin, were some of the company’s…

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    Some young adults will volunteer to get COVID-19 for science

    bioethics: A code of conduct for research in biology and medicine. To be ethical, people should treat others fairly, avoid cheating or dishonesty in any form and avoid taking or using more than their fair share of resources (which means, to avoid greed). Bioethics applies this idea to research. It focuses on how to avoid putting others at risk without first alerting people to the potential dangers — and having them choose to accept such risks without coercion. A person who works in this field is known as a bioethicist. biology: The study of living things. The scientists who study them are known as biologists. contagious: An adjective for some…

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    Minnesota to start vaccinating adults 65 and up, school workers

    Gov. Tim Walz said nine community vaccination sites will be set up this week to get COVID shots to more Minnesotans. ST PAUL, Minn. — As the Minnesota governor continues to call for more vaccine doses from the federal government, he is announcing a new pilot program for distribution across the state. Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday that the state government will partner with local public health and school districts to create several community vaccination sites. Vaccination sites will serve adults 65 years old and up, and prekindergarten through 12th grade teachers, school staff and child care workers. Walz said in a news release Monday that the pilot program will…

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  • Education

    Daily living skills influence autistic adults’ education, employment options | Spectrum

    Heavy load: Greater skill at managing daily life may make higher education more reachable for autistic people. RyanJLane / iStock Autistic people’s skill at managing the demands of daily life starts to decline after they leave high school, according to a new study. But those who maintain more abilities relative to their peers are more likely to pursue further education. Daily living skills — the ability to take care of independent-living tasks, such as personal grooming and managing money — also influence the likelihood that an adult with autism is employed, the authors found, but to a lesser extent than the severity of their autism traits does. The…

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    As COVID turns education upside down, how are kids, adults coping?

    “Schools aren’t structured for social distancing,” she said. A former teacher, she devised a plan to give her two boys, one in third grade like Waldrop’s, the other in fourth, what they had been missing online. She raised money to create a Saturday school with more than a dozen students. Stationed in socially-distanced beach tents outside her home, they researched their own interests in chess, outer space, video production or animals — while chatting through walkie-talkies. Elias speaks to his teacher using a walkie-talkie headset in Smyrna on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Tracey Clark has been leading an experiential learning activity in her neighborhood cul-de-sac where students learn together while…

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