• Jobs

    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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  • Science

    Florida’s first-ever chief science officer left, but when, and what did he do?

    Pollution that fuels toxic algae blooms is contaminating Florida waterways. Here, palm trees along a southwest Florida canal cast shadows on thick plumes of green slime. Credit: Southwest Florida Water Management District, with aerial support provided by LightHawk. At a press conference Tuesday morning praising an Everglades restoration project, Gov. Ron DeSantis made an unrelated surprise announcement: Florida’s first-ever chief science officer, Thomas K. “Tom” Frazer, had left the post. How long the post had been vacant was unclear. DeSantis said only that Frazer had gone to work as a professor and dean at the University of South Florida, and that the new chief science officer is Mark Rains, which…

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  • Jobs

    Only 41 BLM Employees Moved West With Their Jobs. Nearly 300 Left The Bureau Instead

    The Trump administration’s decision to relocate the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Grand Junction and other cities in the West led to a huge loss of staff, according to new numbers provided by the Department of the Interior. Of the 328 positions slated to move out West when the move was announced, 287 headquarter employees chose to retire or found new employment between July 2019 and December 2020. Only 41 people moved with their jobs. Critics of the move have long argued that it would hollow out the agency and deprive it of expertise. Aaron Weiss, Deputy Director of the Center for Western Priorities, said the Trump administration was…

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  • Exchange Student

    Police release first pictures of teenage Canterbury attackers who left German student with life-changing injuries

    Police have released custody images of two teenagers who attacked a student in Canterbury city centre and left him with long-term injuries. Jack Barron and Luke Fogorolli have today (January 15) been sentenced for their part in the serious assault on German exchange student Daniel Ezzedine. Daniel, who was 17 at the time, was assaulted in Rose Lane near Whitefriars Shopping Centre, following a verbal altercation between two gangs of young people during the early evening of June 6, 2019. He suffered serious head injuries, leaving him with long-term brain damage which requires ongoing treatment. Following an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, ten people were charged…

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