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    An Exxon lobbyist thought he was in a job interview. Instead, it was a secretly recorded Zoom call.

    Keith McCoy thought he was talking to a job recruiter. Speaking on a Zoom video call in May, the longtime Washington lobbyist talked openly about efforts to blunt the Biden administration’s climate agenda on behalf of the nation’s largest oil and gas company, ExxonMobil. In reality, it was not job interview. It was a sting conducted by Greenpeace UK, an environmental group more than 3,000 miles away. Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. The release of the explosive, secretly recorded video has sent a shock wave across the Atlantic and through Washington as the White House and Congress debate…

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    I Rage-Quit My Job of 6 Years After a New Employee Was Promoted Over Me

    Matthew (not his real name), 42, was an operations manager at an office-furniture supplier. When his company returned to the office, an employee received a promotion he was in the running for. Matthew didn’t plan on quitting in such an emotional way. Here’s his story, as told to Meira Gebel. The thoughts expressed are those of the subject. Insider confirmed his previous employment. See more stories on Insider’s business page. I’ve been working as an operations manager at a large, commercial office-furniture supplier located outside of Philadelphia for the past six years. My duties included supervising a team of installers, managing the quality assurance of our product, and conducting sales…

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    Thousands of job available; job fairs to be held in DFW

    Many job fairs are already scheduled weekly through the end of the year as companies look to fill positions during the labor shortage. DALLAS — In Texas, there are more than 900,000 job openings, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Companies are looking to hire qualified people immediately. On June 30, Workforce Solutions For Tarrant County is holding a virtual job fair.  “We have over 136 employers. They’re looking to fill over 4,000 job openings now,” said Lacey Douglas, director of Communications and Events with Workforce Solutions For Tarrant County. While there is a labor shortage, Douglas said there are still a lot of people seeking jobs.  “What we’re also…

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    Dad lands dream job at Costco after daughter goes viral

    A man in Michigan has landed the job of his dreams working at Costco after his daughter’s Twitter thread went viral last month. “my dad has been laid off due to covid and now that he’s vaccinated he’s itching to go back to work, so i told him i’d help him with his resume. i asked him where he wants to work, and he said, SO earnestly, ‘costco seems like a nice place’ i’m gonna cry lol,” Rebecca Mix wrote. my dad has been laid off due to covid and now that he’s vaccinated he’s itching to go back to work, so i told him i’d help him with his…

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    How to Quit Your Job Gracefully

    The Great Resignation is coming. A wave of employees looking for promotions, better pay and more flexible working arrangements say in surveys that they’ll be seeking new jobs in the coming months. About 26% of workers said they would search for a new gig when the threat of the pandemic decreases, according to Prudential’s Pulse of the American Worker Survey conducted in March. Newsletter Sign-up Careers & Leadership Get ahead and stay informed about careers, business, management and leadership. Workers around the globe are sending similar signals. More than 40% of those who responded to Microsoft’s Work Trend Index, a global survey of over 30,000 people in 31 countries conducted…

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    Here’s the Most Disproportionately Popular Job in Every State

    Some jobs are especially concentrated in a particular state. We looked at the job with the most people employed in each state and DC relative to the national employment rate for that occupation. The above map shows this for occupations with at least 1,000 workers, based on BLS data. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Some jobs are way more prevalent in some states than they are in the US as a whole. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program provides not only wage and overall employment data at the national and state level, but also a measure of how concentrated specific occupations are in specific…

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    Hiring signs are everywhere, but Wall Street isn’t betting on huge job gains in May

    Lots of companies are trying to hire, but not everyone is ready to go back to work. Getty Images Once burned twice shy, the saying goes. That sums up the shrunken expectations on how quickly the U.S. will recover 8 million jobs still missing from the pandemic. Just a few months ago, most economists believed the U.S. would start adding up to one million new jobs a month during the summer as coronavirus cases waned and businesses were allowed to fully reopen. Then came the disappointing April employment report. The U.S. gained a paltry 266,000 new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis — well below the 1 million forecast. Wall…

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