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    Colorado has recovered 89% of jobs lost during COVID-19

    Colorado’s unemployment rate declined to 4.8%, the lowest since the start of the pandemic. A lot of new economic data poured in Friday to give us a better sense of how the state’s recovery is going.  But first, let’s talk about a livable wage, which seems like a fair starting point for any worker who has settled into an occupation and plans to stick with it in the near future.  So, what is a livable wage anyway? It’s how much someone needs to earn “to support his or herself and their family,” according to the Living Wage calculator from Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Amy K. Glasmeier. It should include…

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    Foreign exchange students looking forward to American Christmas | News, Sports, Jobs

    News Photo by Barbara Woodham Foreign exchange students walk the halls at Alpena High School. From left to right are: Giulia LaRosa, Franciska Treiliha, Francisco Ferreira. ALPENA — Three foreign exchange students currently attending Alpena High School are looking forward to Christmas in America. Giulia LaRosa, 17, is here from Italy and said that Christmas is not so different from back home. “Christmas doesn’t really change much, the food is different,” LaRosa said. LaRosa said that Santa is called Babbo Natale and he does not bring candy, only presents. “An old woman, like a hag, brings candy and puts it in stockings,” LaRosa said. “Her name is Befana.” News Photo…

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    These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs in the US, According to LinkedIn

    LinkedIn has recently published its US list of “Jobs on the Rise,” highlighting fast-growing jobs using their own data. LinkedIn said the “list provides insight into where the workforce is heading and where long-term opportunity lies.” Vaccine specialist took the top spot this year, followed by diversity and inclusion manager.  Millions of workers have thought about changing and quitting their jobs in recent months, and some Americans even have unretired. People who are currently thinking about joining the Great Resignation or taking on new opportunities may want to consider jobs that have quickly grown over the last couple of years. LinkedIn recently published its annual “Jobs on the Rise” list for…

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    Work-from-anywhere jobs are hard to come by. These companies have them

    The Dyrt co-founders Kevin Long and Sarah Smith work out of their camper van while traveling around the country. The Dyrt Sarah Smith and Kevin Long have taken remote work to a new level. Their office is a camper van. The location varies. The married couple, co-founders of camping app The Dyrt, ditched their Portland, Oregon, office and went fully remote when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. In July 2021, they decided to travel around the U.S. for several months, working wherever they landed. “It’s a new world order,” said Long, 47, who is currently working with Smith, 52, in Phoenix. In fact, the pair managed to secure $11 million in…

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    Best cities for tech jobs

    If you’re considering a career in tech or seeking career advancement, it’s a good idea to research the best cities for tech careers. The tech sector reported median wages of $91,250 in May 2020 — more than double the national average of $41,950. But tech salaries — and job openings — vary widely depending on the location. To build our list of the best cities for tech jobs, we looked at salaries, the number of tech jobs, the percentage of the local workforce in tech, and gender equity.  Best cities for tech jobs Computer and information technology jobs report high wages and strong projected growth. According to data from the Bureau of…

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    Here’s the ranking of best jobs in 2022

    Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and openings have soared across the country in recent months.   Are you looking for a new job opportunity or career change? U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its 2022 ranking of the best jobs.  The list, which can’t necessarily predict your dream job, is based on seven components of a role, such as median salary, stress level, future job prospects and more.   Information security analysts lead the list of best jobs this year. Antonio Barbera, consumer advice senior editor at U.S. News, said in a press release that the role is “increasingly critical as organizations work to protect against data breaches and cyber…

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    ADP Jobs Report: Businesses Added 807,000 Jobs in December, Beating Expectations

    Text size People walk past a Covid-19 testing booth on a street in New York. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images Private-sector employment boomed in December as concerns over the Delta variant of Covid-19 abated and Omicron’s impact had yet to be felt on the economy, according to data from payroll provider ADP released Wednesday. ADP’s December employment report, which measures the change in employees on private companies’ payrolls, said that 807,000 jobs were added last month, significantly above the 400,000 expected by economists. The November report showed a 505,000 increase, which was revised down from 534,000 in the latest release. “December’s job market strengthened as the fallout from the Delta…

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