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    Cassidy grills labor secretary nominee Walsh on when unemployed Keystone pipeline workers will find jobs

    Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., challenged President Biden’s labor secretary nominee Marty Walsh regarding the administration’s plans for the economy and the decision to halt work on the Keystone XL pipeline. Biden signed an executive order putting a stop to the pipeline and costing an estimated 11,000 jobs, approximately 8,000 of them being for union workers. The administration’s main talking point has been that as the U.S. pivots to a more climate-friendly economy, more new jobs will be created. Cassidy challenged Walsh by addressing what will happen between now and when those jobs are created. “Will those jobs be available tomorrow?” Cassidy asked. Walsh started to respond by stressing the need…

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    What Amazon will pay workers at its new center in Alcoa, Tennessee

    Heard the news that Amazon is coming to East Tennessee? That means an estimated 800 job openings in 2022.  The internet retailer announced Wednesday that it will build a 634,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Alcoa, just a 16-minute drive from the Sunsphere.  Interested in joining the Amazon workforce? Here’s what you need to know about the announced Alcoa facility and the jobs there.  What are the Amazon jobs? Amazon employees at the Alcoa campus will pick, pack and ship smaller items such as books, electronics and consumer goods. The facility will be the third in Tennessee to use innovative robotics technology.  Jobs might include package sorters and general warehouse workers. Many of these jobs…

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    6 tips for older workers who want to get a new job this year

    It’s been almost two years since Venice Strachan-Singh accepted an early retirement package from Verizon VZ, +0.41{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}, her employer for 28 years. Strachan-Singh, 53, of the Bronx, N.Y., is not second-guessing her decision to take Verizon’s retirement offer. “The timing was right,” she says. “I was a client service program manager, and it was a high-pressure job. I was burned out and had family issues that needed my attention.” The problem: she didn’t have a plan for what she was going to do next. “I left thinking I was incredibly marketable with tons of experience,” Strachan-Singh says. “I figured that as soon as I got the family stuff squared away,…

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    Jobs where workers have the highest risk of dying from Covid: study

    A new study from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that line cooks have the highest risk of mortality during the Covid pandemic — even more than healthcare workers. For the study, which hasn’t been peer-reviewed yet, researchers analyzed California death certificates for working-age people 18 to 65, during the first seven months of the pandemic. Then they looked at how the number of deaths increased in that time frame compared to pre-pandemic times. Death certificate data includes detailed information about individuals, including their occupation and industry that they held, which allowed the researchers to focus on essential workers, explains Alicia Riley, a sociologist and postdoctoral scholar at the…

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    United Airlines warns thousands of workers that their jobs are at risk

    A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on seen approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco. Louis Nastro | Reuters United Airlines said the jobs of roughly 14,000 employees are at risk when a second round of federal aid expires this spring, the latest sign of how the industry is struggling to regain its footing in the coronavirus pandemic. Companies are legally required to inform employees if their jobs are in jeopardy often two months in advance. It does not mean these workers will ultimately lose their employment, though. United is turning to new voluntary measures to reduce its head count. United and American Airlines recently…

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    Workers start looking for alternative jobs as Biden administration moves to clean energy

    GILLETTE, Wyo. (NewsNation Now) — If you show up to the Gillette, Wyoming Workforce Center any day of the week, you’ll meet people like Joe Clingan. “Right now I am unemployed. I don’t know for certain when I am going back. I have talked to the boss more than once,” Clingan said. Clingan is an electrician who was laid off from an oil field and is now looking for work. “Until they figure out this pandemic and what President Biden’s plans are, we don’t know if it is feasible to go back to work,” Clingan said. Wyoming is one of the top energy producing states in the nation, but the…

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    Kerry says coal workers fed ‘false narrative’ that climate policies are killing their jobs

    U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday that coal workers and those in other fossil fuel industries have been fed a “false narrative” that climate policies kill their jobs. Kerry and White House domestic climate advisor Gina McCarthy gave a press conference with White House press secretary Jen Psaki ahead of an event at which President Biden signed a fresh round of climate-related executive orders.   Kerry was asked what his message would be to workers in fossil fuel industries who “see an end to their livelihoods” in the Biden climate agenda.  “Unfortunately workers have been fed a false narrative, no surprise, over the last few years they’ve been fed the notion that…

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