Summary This document provides news and reports relating to workforce readiness, vocational training, layoffs, wages, unions, unemployment, and the availability of jobs. Most of the information relates to jobs in the United States, but international news that impacts the U.S. is also provided. Entries below are in chronological order with the source and date as… Continue reading Labor Report 2023
Tech Industry Jobs Report 2022
Summary In November 2022, massive tech industry layoffs resulted in many thousands of workers abruptly being without employment. This document provides news reports in chronological order with sources and dates as the entry headings. The Twitter News 2022 page has further details about layoffs in the company. Al Jazeera (26 Dec 2022) “Tech industry in… Continue reading Tech Industry Jobs Report 2022
How Small Cities Are Luring Remote Workers Away From Tech Hubs
Video About As the pandemic changes how — and where — professionals work, some smaller cities and regions are offering hefty relocation incentives to attract remote workers to help jumpstart their local economies. WSJ met one family who accepted an offer to make a new home in the Ozarks. [Source: Wall Street Journal, 5 Mar… Continue reading How Small Cities Are Luring Remote Workers Away From Tech Hubs
“Friluftsliv” — The Scandinavian way to tackle winter (BBC, 23 Nov 2020)
Video About The cosy Scandinavian concept of ‘hygge’ has become popular in recent years, but there’s another wellness idea that helps Nordic people through long, cold winters. ‘Friluftsliv’ is a word used by Swedes, Danes and Norwegians. It translates literally as ‘fresh-air life’, and is all about embracing the great outdoors whatever the weather, being… Continue reading “Friluftsliv” — The Scandinavian way to tackle winter (BBC, 23 Nov 2020)
The Outcomes Guide for Creators
Summary This document is an introductory guide to artists and creators wanting to get more exposure for their work, and possibly earn money from what they enjoy. Note: This is a companion document to “The Startup Guide for Creators.” In a Relationship with Art As a creator you are in a relationship with art, or… Continue reading The Outcomes Guide for Creators
The Pitfalls of Direct-Marketing Business ‘Opportunities’ (or MLMs)
Home-Based Business When we hear the phrase “Home-Based Business,” what comes to mind? There are many turnkey micro-franchise ‘business opportunities’ that we’ve all heard of: Amway, Avon, Herbalife, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Nu Skin, etc. These businesses have a low cost of entry, and perhaps 80% of the work is already taken care of by the… Continue reading The Pitfalls of Direct-Marketing Business ‘Opportunities’ (or MLMs)
Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately.
A Seismic Shift There are currently three powerful converging forces producing a seismic shift in today’s job market. This article provides you with some suggestions on how to position yourself for long-term career growth and financial wellbeing. The current conditions make this a critical time to start a home-based business that is compatible with social… Continue reading Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately.
Working from home? The new Apple iPad Pro may be the only computer you need.
Today Apple launched a bold promotional video for their new iPad Pro. That video is below. The most significant improvements over previous models are high quality camera lenses and a new keyboard with a touch pad – allowing the new iPad Pro to offer a more laptop-like experience. The iPad Pro is available for purchase… Continue reading Working from home? The new Apple iPad Pro may be the only computer you need.
Why College Athletes Don’t Get Paid
College sports have become a multi-billion dollar industry, but the NCAA’s regulations prohibit amateur athletes from profiting off their abilities to go pro. But a new lawsuit could completely uped the NCAA and the college athletic business model. VICE News’ Gianna Toboni meets several athletes and coaches living the pay-for-play saga. (VICE News, 29 Dec… Continue reading Why College Athletes Don’t Get Paid
Wrangling Wild Horses in the Mountains of Montana – National Geographic Short Film
This National Geographic short-film documentary looks at horse wrangling. Nestled in a valley between Yellowstone and Big Sky, the 9 Quarter Circle Ranch has remained relatively unchanged for 70 years. Kameron Kelsey is a third-generation steward of the ranch and prides himself on their adherence to tradition. [Video published to YouTube on 18 Jun 2018]
Ellen DeGeneres Celebrates Producer Jeannie Klisiewicz 10-Years of Service
It’s been 10 years since Ellen gave Jeannie her first-ever job, and to celebrate the milestone, Ellen shocked Jeannie with an unforgettable surprise.
Why Italian graduates are choosing life on the farm
Video About Italy’s youth is breathing new life into the country’s rural areas. In the past two years, the number of young graduates – often from urban centres – starting up their businesses in the countryside has increased by 35%. Many are driven by a deep appreciation of Italy’s rich local produce and have a… Continue reading Why Italian graduates are choosing life on the farm