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Employers Rethink Need for College Degrees in Tight Labor Market

The tight labor market is prompting more employers to eliminate one of the biggest requirements for many higher-paying jobs: the need for a college degree.  Companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Delta Air Lines Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. have reduced educational requirements for certain positions and shifted hiring to focus more on skills and experience. Maryland this year cut college-degree requirements for many state jobs—leading to a surge in hiring—and incoming Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro campaigned on a similar initiative.  U.S. job postings requiring at least a bachelor’s degree were 41% in November, down from 46% at the start of 2019 ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by the Burning Glass Institute, a think tank that studies the future of work. Degree requirements dropped even more early in the pandemic. They have grown since then but remain below prepandemic levels.  The shift comes as demand for workers remains high and unemployment is low. Job postings far outpace the number of unemployed people looking for work—10.7 million openings in September compared with 5.8 million unemployed—creating unusually stiff competition for workers.  The persistently tight labor market has accelerated the trend that builds on a debate about the benefits and drawbacks of encouraging more people to attend four-year colleges and as organizations try to address racial disparities in the workplace.  Some occupations have universal degree requirements, such as doctors and engineers, while others typically have no higher education requirements, such as retail workers. There is a middle ground, such as tech positions, that have varying degree requirements depending on the industry, company and strength of the labor market and economy.  Lucy Mathis won a scholarship to attend a women in computer science conference. There, she learned about an IT internship at Google and eventually dropped out of her computer science undergraduate program to work at the company full time. The 28-year-old now makes a six-figure sum as a systems specialist.  “I found out I had a knack for IT,” she said. “I’m not good at academics. It’s not for me.” 

“Gatishakti Master Plan improved connectivity to remotest areas…” PM Modi in Telangana

Highlighting the developmental initiatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the ‘PM Gatishakti National Master Plan’ has improved connectivity to even the remotest areas within the country.
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Highlighting the developmental initiatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the ‘PM Gatishakti National Master Plan’ has improved connectivity to even the remotest areas within the country. During the second day of his two-day visit to the southern states, while dedicating various developmental projects to the nation. Prime Minister addressed the people of Ramagundam. “The PM Gatishakti National Master Plan has improved and developed connectivity to even the remotest areas within the country. India has developed the latest technology for Nano Urea which is cost-effective and efficient,” Modi said.

“Gatishakti Master Plan improved connectivity to remotest areas…” PM Modi in Telangana

Highlighting the developmental initiatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the ‘PM Gatishakti National Master Plan’ has improved connectivity to even the remotest areas within the country.  Highlighting the developmental initiatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the ‘PM Gatishakti National Master Plan’ has improved connectivity to even the remotest areas within the country. During the second day of his two-day visit to the southern states, while dedicating various developmental projects to the nation. Prime Minister addressed the people of Ramagundam. “The PM Gatishakti National Master Plan has improved and developed connectivity to even the remotest areas within the country. India has developed the latest technology for Nano Urea which is cost-effective and efficient,” Modi said.

BBB recommends reputation management as a cornerstone for business success

It’s hard to imagine a more powerful asset to your business than a great reputation.  Priceless in value because, as Harvey Mackay, New York Times best-selling business author, says, ”You can’t buy a good reputation — you must earn it.”   A key to business success is creating a reputation of excellence. While that takes time, strong business reputations are routinely credited for sales growth, loyal customers and attracting higher quality employees.  Brand reputation is also a powerful tool to stand out from your competitors.  According to statistics from Salesforce research, 95% of customers will be loyal to a company with a reputation they trust, and more than 90% are more likely to recommend the business. 

Culinary Art Schools | Gracia Studio

Cleanness and orderliness define Culinary Art Schools, and it’s really all needed when seeking to respond the project’s requirements, located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. At a quick glance, any stranger would say anything but a professional cooking school is housed inside these two volumes, which function as the main characters, and where materials like exposed concrete, steel, garapa wood, glass and metal structure are combined. It is located with not very much in its surroundings, which is why the two main volumes face each other, creating a transition space: the grand plaza. The greater volume contains the administrative offices, classrooms, library, and the wine cellar. On the second main volume, the cooking stations, with absolute transparency between it and the plaza, as well as with the other workshops. “We are always in-between, inside and outside simultaneously”, says Inés Moisset; a third volume is involved, which accommodates the cafeteria and a small auditorium, where the alumni are able to observe their professors’ work. Gracia studio is characterized not only by solving functionality and aesthetics but contributing with creativity in each project, as well as low-cost and use of new technologies and local materials, which translate into an innovative architecture.

With health care in spotlight, some Ontario nursing programs see record applications | Globalnews.ca

When Princess Jibrin told her mom she was interested in following her path and pursuing a career in nursing, she says the response was a mix of excitement and caution.  She will work some 14-hour days, Jibrin’s mom, a recently retired critical care nurse in Hamilton, Ont., told her. “She will see things that take a toll on her mental health — things that “break” her.”, she recalled of the conversation.  But Jibrin says nursing is her calling.  “You’re going to be doing what you love and you’re going to be helping people at the end of the day,” she said.  Jibrin is one of the thousands of people who applied for a spot at an Ontario nursing school this fall, as some programs report a record number of applicants.

These Unique Programs and Courses Engage NJ Students of All Ages

You’ve heard of overpriced, oversold promises from self-help coaches and New Age retreats before. (And who wouldn’t be vulnerable to being duped after these past two exceptionally challenging years?)  The rise of snake-oil salesmen is no secret to anyone reading the news or binge-watching Netflix’s extensive true crime or reality TV selections. (One of the most notable examples: Billy McFarland of Short Hills, an alum of Basking Ridge’s prestigious prep school, Pingry, who was convicted of fraud in 2018 after his ill-fated Fyre Festival.)  Yet the trailblazing Master of Arts degree in happiness studies—the first of its kind in the country—promises to be different. It’s being offered at Hackettstown’s Centenary University this fall. 

A Denver plumber discusses working in the professions –

High 5 Plumbing, a family owned and operated plumbing company serving residents of the greater area Denver metropolitan area, dedicated to helping the home service industry thrive. With a shortage of skilled plumbing technicians, the company encourages recent high school graduates or anyone looking for a new career to consider choosing a career in life.  High 5 Plumbing encourages recent high school graduates or anyone looking for a new career to consider making a career choice.  “Right now, we are an industry that is in high demand but is limited by the number of plumbers available to work,” he said. Levi Torres, co-owner of High 5 Plumbing.

Featured FAN

Each quarter, we feature a Federal Action Network (FAN) member leading the charge on Capitol Hill to protect essential hospitals. This quarter, we spoke with two leaders from University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso, in Texas: Ruben Vogt, MS, assistant administrator for government relations and external communications, and Elisa Hernández, MPH, senior advisor of government relations. Vogt and Hernández work closely with local, state, and federal lawmakers and leaders to ensure high-quality health care for El Paso County residents.  Vogt previously worked for the Texas Senate and in various roles with El Paso County, where he ultimately served as El Paso County Judge. He then went on to work for UMC where he established the hospital’s government relations program. Hernández previously participated in America’s Essential Hospitals’ Government Relations Academy (GRA) during her time as public policy advisor at Parkland Health, in Dallas. She then went on to work with the Dallas Regional Chamber as a managing director of public policy before joining UMC.

Are Beauty Salon Right For You?

A Beauty Salon offers a variety of treatments for women and men. In addition to offering hair and skin care, beauty salons also offer other services, including spa treatments and day spas. Many people consider beauty salons to be a great place to spend time after a long day at work. But are they right for you? Read on to find out the pros and cons of a career in a beauty salon.  Working in a beauty salon offers many benefits for the employee. For one, it’s relaxing. Many salons are designed with relaxation in mind and offer services like massages and facials that are beneficial to the mind and body. Whether it’s just an hour spent in a relaxing chair, or a full-on day at a nail salon, working in a salon is a great way to relax and take care of yourself…