Information Technology Wages – IT Talk http://it-talk.org/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:45:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://it-talk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Information Technology Wages – IT Talk http://it-talk.org/ 32 32 The Offshoring of American Agriculture – Produce Blue Book https://it-talk.org/the-offshoring-of-american-agriculture-produce-blue-book/ https://it-talk.org/the-offshoring-of-american-agriculture-produce-blue-book/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:58:36 +0000 https://it-talk.org/the-offshoring-of-american-agriculture-produce-blue-book/ You can tell the year you are in by the keywords that are launched. An example from this year is relocation. It is the opposite of offshoring. It is about bringing back to the United States industries that had moved abroad New federal program assesses “U.S. defense and public health industrial bases, information technology, transportation, […]]]>

You can tell the year you are in by the keywords that are launched.

An example from this year is relocation.

It is the opposite of offshoring. It is about bringing back to the United States industries that had moved abroad

New federal program assesses “U.S. defense and public health industrial bases, information technology, transportation, and supply chains for food and agriculture” with a view to possible relocation, according to Thomas Industry Reports.

However, for many fruits and vegetables, offshoring continues to progress, with few possibilities of turnaround. A recent article in UC-Davis Rural Migration News doesn’t tell us anything new, but it does summarize the situation in Florida.

“Florida has lost market share to Mexican imports of peppers, blueberries, tomatoes and strawberries,” the article said. “For example, Florida in 2000 supplied 46 percent of the peppers consumed in the United States between November and June; by 2020, Florida’s share of a larger pepper market was 12%. “

For field-grown round tomatoes, Florida’s market share increased from 63% to 30% between 2000 and 2020.

On the other hand, “this year, Mexico should export 1.8 million tonnes of tomatoes to its northern neighbor, a record,” reports The Economist. “Last year, tomato exports alone were worth about $ 2.3 billion.”

As for strawberries, “the volume of strawberries consumed between November and March more than doubled between 2000 and 2020, with most of the increase due to imports from Mexico while production declined in both California from South and Florida, ”adds the Rural Migration News article. .

As usual, the causes of this trend are complex: the development of varieties (such as blueberries) that can be grown in a warmer climate; high labor costs in the United States; the pressures of urbanization in Florida and California; and the increased desire of consumers to have access to fresh produce all year round.

“Producers in Florida are complaining that Mexican exporters have lower production costs, so despite higher shipping costs, their products are cheaper in US markets,” says Rural Migration News , echoing a widely held claim.

One small detail: From a business perspective, a competitive advantage does not necessarily indicate unfair business practices, which include “government subsidies in the countries of origin” or low-cost dumping in the US market.

In these words, the fact that labor is cheaper in Mexico is not an unfair advantage, and it would not be unless the Mexican government can prove that it guarantees the wages of farm workers. .

Of course, the ambiguities here provide rich ground for trial.

Relocation of products is not quite the same as that of manufacturing. An American automaker can set up a plant in Monterrey, Mexico, which can completely supplant its equivalent in the United States. completely supplant national equivalents.

Nevertheless, the trends are pointing abroad. Another example: asparagus. “The land area of ​​the United States is currently only about a third of what it was 15 years ago due to increased imports from Central and South America.”

“In 2019, the total asparagus production was 74.37 million pounds. About 502.4 million pounds of fresh asparagus were imported in 2017, mainly from Mexico, Peru and Chile.

In short, as the United States tries to relocate key industries, the trends appear to be pointing in the opposite direction for fresh fruits and vegetables.

It wouldn’t be nice to end this article without a silver liner, so let me mention a counterexample. Since 2013, “Mexican marijuana has been largely supplanted by domestically produced marijuana,” according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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How Gabby Petito’s Case Captivated The Internet https://it-talk.org/how-gabby-petitos-case-captivated-the-internet/ https://it-talk.org/how-gabby-petitos-case-captivated-the-internet/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:16:49 +0000 https://it-talk.org/how-gabby-petitos-case-captivated-the-internet/ The demographics of the industry are a big factor, Mr. Reynolds said. “Our newsrooms do not reflect the diversity of the country, and the people in editing positions are even less diverse,” said Reynolds, whose organization works with journalists of color. “Until journalism corrects this, we will continue to be less and less relevant to […]]]>

The demographics of the industry are a big factor, Mr. Reynolds said.

“Our newsrooms do not reflect the diversity of the country, and the people in editing positions are even less diverse,” said Reynolds, whose organization works with journalists of color. “Until journalism corrects this, we will continue to be less and less relevant to audiences that reflect the future.”

Online interest in Ms Petito’s case has also prompted editors to follow her story closely.

“Journalism in general tends to be reactionary, and if we see something explode on any of these platforms, we’re going to jump over it,” Mr. Reynolds said.

Alvin Williams, host of “Affirmative Murder,” a podcast that focuses on real crimes with black and brunette victims, echoed Mr. Reynolds’ analysis.

“I’m incredibly happy that she gets the resources to help her find her,” Williams, 29, said in an interview on Sunday before law enforcement announced it had recovered a susceptible body. to be Ms. Petito, “but there is an obvious disproportionate attention to her story,” he said.

“We can play the game of ‘Oh that’s because she was a vlogger’ and all that stuff, but we can also see that she’s a Gen Z, blonde, little girl, and that’s what clicked, ”Mr. Williams added.

He noted that in Wyoming, the same state where Ms Petito was found, 710 indigenous people went missing between 2011 and 2020, according to a report by the University of Wyoming.

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“Higher wages for foreign talent will hurt the competitiveness of Singapore companies” https://it-talk.org/higher-wages-for-foreign-talent-will-hurt-the-competitiveness-of-singapore-companies/ https://it-talk.org/higher-wages-for-foreign-talent-will-hurt-the-competitiveness-of-singapore-companies/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:38:06 +0000 https://it-talk.org/higher-wages-for-foreign-talent-will-hurt-the-competitiveness-of-singapore-companies/ According to small and medium-sized enterprises, trade associations and economists, increasing wages and levies on the issuance of the employment pass to reduce competition for employment will hurt the competitiveness of Singapore businesses and will increase costs for businesses. Singapore is surrounded by cities and towns where the costs of doing business are significantly lower. […]]]>

According to small and medium-sized enterprises, trade associations and economists, increasing wages and levies on the issuance of the employment pass to reduce competition for employment will hurt the competitiveness of Singapore businesses and will increase costs for businesses.

Singapore is surrounded by cities and towns where the costs of doing business are significantly lower. With the digitization of supply chains, the aging population will be completely bypassed, Singapore digital newspaper TODAY said citing Song Seng Wun of CIMB Private Banking.

In the medium to long term, the “considerably higher cost” of doing business in Singapore may affect its suitability as a business hub for many types of goods and services, Song warned.

In order to control the employment of foreigners, the opposition Progress Singapore Party (PSP) demanded that the salaries of foreign talent be raised to 4,500 Singapore dollars (3,330 USD) and 10,000 dollars (7,400 USD) respectively.

PSP Non-Constituency Members of Parliament (NCMP) Leong Mun Wai and Hazel Poa asserted during Tuesday’s debate in parliament that the government’s open door policy on foreign talent has resulted in significant displacement Singaporeans.

Nick Lee, managing director of information technology and support services company AIT Technologies, pointed out that the current Employment Pass (EP) for qualifying executive salary is already high as the industry is unable even attract foreign professionals with the minimum of $ 4,500 (USD 3,330) monthly salary.

He said an increase to $ 10,000 would drive Singaporean businesses overseas, which “again indirectly affects local livelihoods.”

Sim Gim Guan, executive director of the National Employers’ Federation of Singapore, said any adjustment should be gradual and SMEs would be hit hardest by a hard cap on a single nationality, as their sources of labor come from generally neighboring economies.

He noted that the Department of Manpower regularly adjusts the allowable salaries of PE holders to ensure that employers hire good quality foreign professionals, managers and executives (SMEs).

“If the increase goes from $ 4,500 to $ 10,000 in one step, employers would either have to overpay their foreign SMEs or not operate in Singapore because they would not be able to access the required manpower.” , said Sim.

Kurt Wee, president of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, called the proposals “unworkable”, saying it would artificially increase costs for businesses and leave them “even less competitive”.

On another level, Sim said it would be difficult to determine what the right proportion of foreign and local talent is for multinational corporations (MNCs).

“As a talent hub for multinationals, Singapore is also a place where local and overseas employees thrive. Foreign employees, in a way, are passing through.

“Overall, the proposals would hurt the competitiveness and sustainability of businesses, which would be detrimental to Singaporeans,” Sim said.

Selena Ling, OCBC Bank’s head of treasury research and strategy, said that a holistic approach can be “counterintuitive” as different industries may have different skill requirements, which may not be immediately obvious. satisfied by local workers.

She cited the construction industry as an example, noting numerous project delays due to border closures that restrict the flow of foreign labor. Local workers are also reluctant to accept these jobs, she said.

“A higher salary criterion and a strict quota would certainly increase labor costs and could be difficult for the companies concerned to accept as the borders remain largely closed due to the pandemic”, a- she declared.

On the other hand, Associate Professor of Economics Walter Theseira of the University of Social Sciences in Singapore said there was apparently not much evidence available on what the PSP expects it occurs when the eligible salaries are increased, and what impact the government itself increases the salary of the EP. floor has had in recent years.

Dr Theseira also estimates that increasing eligible salaries for PE holders “closer to $ 10,000” would exclude foreign nationals from the majority of junior-level jobs and many mid-level PMET jobs.

This means that the ability of businesses to grow would be limited, as they have to depend entirely on Singaporeans and permanent residents, and the population is growing at a “very slow rate”.

“As to whether this is good or bad for the economy, it would likely reduce economic growth in turnover, but it is not clear how this would affect economic growth per capita, as it will likely lead to a shift of a less productive or less productive sector. low value added business activities in Singapore, ”said Dr Theseira.

As for the nationality ceiling, he again stressed that there is no publicly available data to show what type of effect such a policy would have at PMET level.

He said, “We have to remember that even in the case of a business that appears to have a high concentration of foreign nationals in a particular role, that business also employs Singaporeans and contributes to the economy.

“The real problem therefore is how to reduce this concentration without destroying the value that the company generates for its Singaporean stakeholders”.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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The retail workforce is about to undergo sweeping changes https://it-talk.org/the-retail-workforce-is-about-to-undergo-sweeping-changes/ https://it-talk.org/the-retail-workforce-is-about-to-undergo-sweeping-changes/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 21:05:39 +0000 https://it-talk.org/the-retail-workforce-is-about-to-undergo-sweeping-changes/ Man wearing face mask walks past ‘Now Hiring’ sign outside store amid coronavirus … [+] pandemic on May 14, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. – 3 million more people filed initial jobless claims last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / […]]]>

Brick-and-mortar retail has done much better during the pandemic than most experts predicted. It was easy to think that the potential for extended shutdowns would mean an accelerated end to physical retailing when there was a larger population of wildlife in the shopping district than people. However, while still facing a lot of uncertainties related to the delta surge and the delay in returning offices to full staffing, the retail store is still there and it’s okay … okay.

In fact, physical retail appears to be rebounding from the pandemic even before the pandemic is officially over – already in 2021, more US retailers plan to open more stores than close them. Coresight Research reports that the rate of store closings slowed for the first time this year, in part due to the slowdown in retail bankruptcies, and that store openings were up nearly 42% from the previous year. same period last year. To be fair, many of these store openings fall into the discount category – low-cost retailers with a large assortment of essentials. But we’re still a long way from the end of the retail store.

And store openings are back on the agenda as a growth strategy. The stores may be smaller and more locally focused, but this opens up the possibility of opening a lot more.

All of this is great news – with just one take. Who will endow them?

It’s hard to find people – and it’s about to get harder

Frontline workers in retail have faced an unprecedented set of challenges related to the pandemic, ranging from having to make personal choices about whether to risk their health to show up for work, to adhering to public health guidelines, handling long-hour and overtime requests while dealing with a stressed-out audience which unfortunately took that stress out of store workers.

It’s no surprise that retail workers have quit en masse. In a market of ten million job openings, nearly one million of them are in retail. And it’s about to get worse – vacation rental needs are looming. Retailers created 702,000 seasonal jobs in 2019, but then added more than 788,000 in 2020, even amid the winter wave of Covid. The National Retail Federation has already raised its overall forecast for retail sales in 2021, so even with the continuing uncertainty of the pandemic and the increase in the delta, it is likely that retailers could beat seasonal hiring figures by 2020 in 2021 – if they can find workers.

And find them, they can’t. In July 2021, a Korn Ferry survey found that 51% of retailers surveyed already said they had moderate difficulties hiring store workers, and 36% reported “significant challenges.” And a Salesforce study predicts that retailers will miss up to 350,000 workers before holiday sales peak.

All stops – and more

Retailers are starting to look very desperate right now when vacation rental needs are great. Some savvy retailers have reached out to summer workers before they return to school to try and lock them up for help while on vacation – offering retention bonuses for as little as four weeks of work in November or December, though employees keep their word. Chipotle and Target apparently accept applications through TikTok, and Denny’s will provide applicants with free breakfast. A McDonald’s in Oregon actively recruits 14-year-olds.

Some retailers are turning to automation. For example, DSW has announced plans for self-service, and Amazon has just stepped up its Whole Foods business to enthusiastically adopt its “Just Walk Out” technology. Not all retailers are good at checkout automation – DSW has a vested interest in ensuring that the shoes in the box match each other and that the shoes in the box belong to this box (with the barcode on the side that determines the price charged).

And some retailers are getting creative with benefits. From Target handing out one-time bonuses at Walmart and Lululemon offering mental health benefits, to Amazon funding tuition fees, to closing restaurants to give employees a break, retailers are trying to balance the means. withholding workers and wage increases, which increase structural costs that are more difficult to roll back once the pandemic is over.

Does it work well? Considering that already this year several retailers, including Walmart, CVS and Walgreens, had to increase their wages up to $ 15 an hour to start, it seems the answer is “not right”. Cash is still king in this tight job market. The Korn Ferry survey of retailers found that 65% of retail executives have already increased their departure rate for store workers this year, or plan to increase it before the end of the year.

And then there’s Best Buy

There are lots of tips on how to hire and retain workers in a tough market. Harvard business review recommends that companies “break market standards” by offering disproportionate starting salaries. However, when the market norm has changed so drastically that companies are using TikTok, recruiting 14 years and $ 15-20 an hour to attract workers, pay starting wages or high bonuses no longer seems to matter. something so extreme.

It appears that Best Buy has taken this current situation to heart. The company has increased the percentage of full-time employees and is investing in things like home theater setup expertise. Rather than treating employees like disposables, the company makes them a central part of keeping stores relevant.

Other recent changes: recruiting employees as delivery drivers, with a focus on building connections with the local community, or building a warehouse that serves as a virtual store, where online shoppers can connect. connect directly with a person who can walk around and show products in a store context of the store.

Holidays and beyond

While hiring for the holidays allows retailers to attract nearly a million seasonal workers, it also gives them a chance to attract a million regular workers – at a time when retailers are already down by nearly one million. ‘a million workers to start. It appears that strategies that help entice seasonal workers to stay after the holidays could help retailers close their job gaps. However, seasonal workers are often of a different breed – not motivated by long-term employment, as much as by the discounts and cash that helps them fund their own vacation expenses.

But like everything else, the pandemic accelerated labor trends that were already in play. Retail stores faced a questionable future before the pandemic, and they needed a strategic overhaul long before the pandemic did. forces online shopping to take a hockey stick at store expense.

Part of the challenge with the stores has been what happened to store the workforce. Retailers have removed a huge amount of labor from stores over the past forty years, and the past twenty years in particular have seen a drastic reduction in full-time jobs (with benefits), reductions in hours of work, the introduction of on-call work, and in general just an erosion of the expertise available to customers in stores. Retailers have painted themselves in a low-wage, low-skill corner. Part of this erosion has been brought about by online competition – store workers simply cannot keep up with all the rich product information available online. But part of it was self-inflicted. Retailers have long struggled with how to deliver better information to store associates, resisting things like mobile devices for store associates as being too expensive or too difficult to implement.

Retailers have found themselves in the pandemic with understaffed, under-trained and underfunded stores. And now that labor is hard to find, retailers are paying more to staff stores and realizing that they have to expect more from these store associates as a result. The value of product knowledge has not been completely eroded by online selling, and store associates still need to play a critical role in up-selling, cross-selling, curation, and expert-level expertise. Of the products they sell.

The bottom line

So what does the future of working in retail look like? The days of low-skilled, low-paying retailing may be gone forever. And this great experience with retail wages and the enormous pressure on wages, perks, and perks is a chance to see if paying more actually pays more for retailers – in an age when stores need to be much more than just one. simple place to acquire and pay for goods.

And technology will be more important than ever, not only for managing employees, but also for empowering them. It is increasingly difficult for a store worker to do their job without technology. Between online orders entering the store for pickup or shipping, or online returns arriving at stores to be processed for consumer credit, or the growing role of the online influencer in the store – while companies like Nordstrom are introducing live streaming in stores to reach online shoppers – the traditional role of the store clerk as someone who rings cash and take out sales is over.

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Stewartville football defeats Faribault on parents’ night https://it-talk.org/stewartville-football-defeats-faribault-on-parents-night/ https://it-talk.org/stewartville-football-defeats-faribault-on-parents-night/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 11:25:17 +0000 https://it-talk.org/stewartville-football-defeats-faribault-on-parents-night/ Schaeffer Stewartville Field. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld The Stewartville Tigers were trailing the Faribault Falcons 26-21 at halftime, but unfortunately for the Falcons, there are two halves in football. The Tigers dominated the third quarter en route to a 35-26 victory at Schaeffer Field on the Stewartville High School campus. Big games were the order […]]]>
Schaeffer Stewartville Field. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

The Stewartville Tigers were trailing the Faribault Falcons 26-21 at halftime, but unfortunately for the Falcons, there are two halves in football.

The Tigers dominated the third quarter en route to a 35-26 victory at Schaeffer Field on the Stewartville High School campus.

Big games were the order of the day for both teams. The offenses on display were fun to watch. Before the game, I remember saying that the Tom’s Lock and Key of Faribault key for the Falcons would be: “Do what they do on offense and find a way to stop Tigers on defense.”

The difference in this game came down to one thing, the protection of the quarterback. Stewartville eldest Eli Klavetter handled Stewartville’s offense well.

Faribault’s senior quarterback Hunter Nelson did the same when given time.

It looked like Faribault was going to extend his lead by 5 points at half-time to open the second half. Isaac Matta delivered a terrific kickoff return to the 50-yard line. The Falcons hit the Stewartville 14-yard line, but couldn’t convert on a fourth empty try on the disc.

The Tigers started to make their way onto the pitch, mainly by running the ball efficiently. In the first half they had 46 total rushing yards and I had a feeling they wanted to focus more on the run to open up the pass even more.

Give credit to the Stewartville line, they helped their backs move the chains across the field by setting up Klavetter’s 32-yard strike to Alex Larson who would set their team up in earnest.

Faribault was able to move the ball around, but the Tigers were able to bottle Nelson more in the second half and not give up big plays to the Falcons.

Stewartville received the opening kickoff and scored with 10:47 left in the first quarter on a 10-yard pass from Kalvetter to Larson. Parker Wangen’s extra point shot was good.

It didn’t take long for the Falcons to tie the game. With 9:24 to go in the first quarter, senior Matthias Lenway looked like he was shot with a bazooka rifle in the middle for a 59-yard touchdown. Senior Edwardo Solis scored the extra point.

Stewartville tried to convert a fourth down and the Falcons stopped him.

Faribault only took one game to take the lead. A 68-yard touchdown pass from Nelson to Jordan Klecker. The pass was actually about 15 yards downhill on a crossroads and Klecker missed a Tigers player and kept his balance on the touchline and in the end zone. Solis’s kick was good again and the Falcons had scored 14 unanswered points. It came with 7:27 left in the first quarter.

Stewartville tied the game with 3:28 left in the first quarter on a 21-yard pass from Klavetter to Owen Sikkink. Wangen’s extra kick was good.

The Tigers blocked Faribault from converting on the fourth down, then scored with 11:04 left in the first half on a 19-yard pass, Klavetter to Alex Wood. Wangen’s kick was good again.

With 7:16 to go in the first half, Hunter Nelson finished a drive off with a 12-yard run, but the extra kick attempt was blocked by Stewartville to keep the Tigers in the 21-20 lead.

An unsportsmanlike penalty against Stewartville blocked their next practice. With 5:22 left in the half, Nelson slipped under the cross and dove into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown. The two-point pass attempt was not good.

The Tigers scored the only goal in the second half. A 32-yard pass to Larson de Klavetter with 5:58 left in the third quarter and a 19-yard pass to Jacob Weightman with 10:48 left in the game. Wangen missed the extra point on the second touchdown, bringing the score to 35-26.

Faribault had his chances in the 4th quarter, but a Nelson fumble recovered at the Stewartville 11-yard line and an interception when it looked like Nelson was trying to throw the ball out of bounds stopped his final attempt.

Left-hander Nelson was riding on the right under heavy pressure at the time.

The final stats had Faribault with 426 total yards versus 411 for Stewartville.

The Tigers threw for 300 yards and Klavetter completed 22 of 30 passes for 5 touchdowns.

Nelson was 19 of 27 for 227 yards and one score.

Faribault finished the game with 199 rushing yards on 32 carries. Stewartvilled had 111 yards on 25 carries.

Stewartville had no sales. The Falcons two turnovers.

The Tigers had 24 first tries. Faribault finished with 19 first tries.

The statistic of the game outside of turnovers may have been this one. The Falcons were 3 of 11 on third down conversions and 3 of 8 on fourth downs.

Stewartville finished 2 of 6 in conversions on third down and 1 of 3 on fourth down.

Matthias Lenway finished the game with 128 yards on 13 carries. Hunter Nelson scored two runs with 14 points for 52 yards. Elijah Hammonds ran 5 times for 21 yards.

8 different Falcons caught soccer balls overnight. 9 different Tigers.

AJ Worrell led Faribault with 8.5 tackles and was wearing a boot when I followed him off the field. Johnny Frank had 5 tackles, Devin Lockerby 4.5.

Stewartville was ranked 9th by the Minnesota Associated Press this week and Faribault 10th in Class 4A.

The Falcons welcome Red Wing to their homecoming game on Friday, September 24, 2021 with a 7:00 p.m. start.

Stewartville is heading to Byron next Friday.

Stewartville Band in End Zone during Parents’ Night. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

Results from other regions on Friday evening:

  • Red Wing 38 Albert Léa 14
  • Bloomington Jefferson 21 Valley of Apples 20
  • Flower meadow 33 United South Central 6
  • Anoka 24 Burnsville 7
  • Cannon Falls 57 Pine Island 21
  • GFW 48 Cleveland 6
  • Chatfield 30 Caledonia 0
  • Prior Lake 42 Edina 21
  • Saint-Charles 34 Goodhue 33
  • Rushford-Peterson 42 Kenyon-Wanamingo 14
  • Rosemount 17 Lakeville North 0
  • Lanesboro 38 Leroy-Ostrander 27
  • Redwood Valley 8 Maple River 7
  • Mankato West 42 Owatonna 0
  • Rochester Mayo 84 Rochester Century 0
  • Northfield 31 Rochester John Marshall 7
  • Lake City 46 Rochester Lourdes 32
  • Shakopee 63 Farmington 20
  • Spring Grove 28 Mabel-Canton 26
  • Triton 48 Dover-Eyota 19
  • LCWM 34 LeSueur-Henderson 6
  • Lakeville South 42 Eden Prairie 7
  • Waseca 22 Tri-City United 8
  • NRHEG 42 JWP 0
  • New Prague 56 Austin 30
  • Winona Cotter 33 Wabasha-Kellogg 12

Bethlehem Academy welcomes Randolph at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

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Calling Potential New Immigrants Abroad: 10 Fastest Growing Jobs in Canada and the United States https://it-talk.org/calling-potential-new-immigrants-abroad-10-fastest-growing-jobs-in-canada-and-the-united-states/ https://it-talk.org/calling-potential-new-immigrants-abroad-10-fastest-growing-jobs-in-canada-and-the-united-states/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 23:28:47 +0000 https://it-talk.org/calling-potential-new-immigrants-abroad-10-fastest-growing-jobs-in-canada-and-the-united-states/ Canada Immigration News: The fields of green energy, healthcare and information technology are teeming with jobs available in Canada and the United States, providing significant opportunities for those wishing to immigrate here . Here are the 10 fastest growing jobs in North America, as reported by the Visual Capitalist website using figures from the US […]]]>

Canada Immigration News: The fields of green energy, healthcare and information technology are teeming with jobs available in Canada and the United States, providing significant opportunities for those wishing to immigrate here .

Here are the 10 fastest growing jobs in North America, as reported by the Visual Capitalist website using figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  1. Wind turbine maintenance technicians.
  2. Nurse practitioners.
  3. Photovoltaic solar installers.
  4. Statisticians.
  5. Physiotherapist assistants.
  6. Information security analysts.
  7. Home helpers and nursing assistants.
  8. Managers of medical and health services.
  9. Data scientists and math science professions, all the rest.
  10. Physician assistants.

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Employment trends in Canada should be comparable, but all figures reported here are US and wages are expressed in US dollars.

Global Talent Stream Provides Quick Access to Highly Skilled Jobs

In Canada, there are many avenues for highly skilled technology workers to obtain permanent residence, including the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Global Talent Stream (GTS) under which work permits and visa applications Canadians are processed within two weeks.

In terms of percentage of pure growth, the fastest growing job over the next decade in Canada and the United States is expected to be a lone wind turbine maintenance technician. This industry is expected to hire 68.2 percent more of these employees over the next decade at a median annual salary of US $ 56,230.

Still in the green energy sector, solar panel installers are also expected to be in high demand, with this profession ranking third fastest growing. The demand for these workers is expected to increase by 52.1% over the next decade and be accompanied by a media salary of US $ 46,470.

But a caveat is in order here. These are still very young industries and therefore this rapid percentage growth is taking place on a very small existing base of available jobs. There are expected to be only 4,700 new wind turbine technician jobs and 6,100 new solar panel installer jobs created during this period.

The best bet for an immigrant to Canada looking for an area where jobs will be plentiful is home health and personal care assistance. This sector is expected to experience relatively modest growth of 32.6%, making it the seventh fastest growing occupation, but in the United States that means nearly 1.3 million additional jobs over the course of the year. the next decade.

The downside to these jobs is the salary. Health and personal care aides have the lowest median annual wages, at US $ 27,080, among the other 10 fastest growing occupations on the list.

Lots of jobs in the Canadian healthcare sector

In the healthcare industry, however, there are several professions that combine both a lot of opportunity with great wages.

Second on the list of the 10 fastest growing jobs are nurses. These jobs are expected to grow 52.2 percent over the next decade with a median annual salary of US $ 111,680.

In eighth place, the jobs of director of medical and health services are expected to increase in number by 32.5% and reach a median annual salary of US $ 104,280. Medical assistants, the tenth profession on the list, are expected to increase in numbers by 31 percent and provide the media with an annual salary of US $ 115,390. And physiotherapy assistants, the fifth-largest profession, are expected to grow 35.4% over the next decade with 33,200 additional jobs created in the United States, for a median annual salary of US $ 59,770.

Those with a fondness for science and math will be encouraged to know that there are three job categories on the list of fastest growing jobs.

The demand for statisticians is expected to increase by 35.4%, or 14,900 jobs in the United States, with a median annual salary of US $ 92,270 over the next decade. Computer analyst jobs are expected to increase by 33.3%, or 47,100 jobs in the United States, for a median annual salary of US $ 103,590.

And the demand for data scientists and all other occupations in the mathematical sciences is expected to increase by 31.4%, or 19,800 jobs over the next decade for an average salary of US $ 98,230.

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Survey Finds Majority of Employees Have Instant Access to Salary and Benefits Information https://it-talk.org/survey-finds-majority-of-employees-have-instant-access-to-salary-and-benefits-information/ https://it-talk.org/survey-finds-majority-of-employees-have-instant-access-to-salary-and-benefits-information/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:52:00 +0000 https://it-talk.org/survey-finds-majority-of-employees-have-instant-access-to-salary-and-benefits-information/ SAN ANTONIO, September 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Nearly 88% of employees have instant access to their compensation and benefits information, regardless of where they currently work, according to the results of the 2021 “Getting Paid In America” ​​survey conducted by the American Payroll Association (APA). This is a four percent increase over last […]]]>

SAN ANTONIO, September 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Nearly 88% of employees have instant access to their compensation and benefits information, regardless of where they currently work, according to the results of the 2021 “Getting Paid In America” ​​survey conducted by the American Payroll Association (APA). This is a four percent increase over last year’s results.

“For today’s workforce, self-service technology has become a tabletop issue,” said Tom hammond, vice president of corporate strategy and product management at Paychex. “Employees expect the technology they use to select and maintain benefits, report time worked, request time off and facilitate their compensation to deliver the same streamlined and intuitive user experience as the technology they use. in all other aspects of their daily life. “

Technologies in the workplace, such as self-service employee portals, allow employees to view their payroll and human resources information anywhere they have Internet access. This has been particularly helpful for employees who continue to work remotely due to the pandemic. Self-service portals give users multiple options to view their payslips, enter time and attendance information, enroll in employee benefits, and monitor time off at their convenience.

The annual survey asked, “Does your employer provide a self-service portal for employees where you can access your payroll and benefits information online?” Almost 88% of respondents, or about 18,654 people, indicated that their employer provides a self-service online portal for employees.

“Employees want their payroll team to help them quickly access their earned salaries, provide them with tools to model future earnings, and educate them on strategies to maximize net compensation. To achieve this, organizations must prioritize modernizing their payroll function, ”said Jayson Saba. , Senior Director of Product Marketing at UKG.

The “Getting Paid In America” survey was conducted in conjunction with the APA’s annual public awareness campaign, National Payroll Week, September 6-10. Over 22,000 people responded to the survey, providing insight into how people are paid in America. For the full survey results, visit www.nationalpayrollweek.com.

The APA is the national leader in payroll education, publications and training. Visit the APA online at www.americanpayroll.org.

SOURCE The American Payroll Association

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C’River LG staff protest over unpaid wages – :::… The Tide News Online :::… https://it-talk.org/criver-lg-staff-protest-over-unpaid-wages-the-tide-news-online/ https://it-talk.org/criver-lg-staff-protest-over-unpaid-wages-the-tide-news-online/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 01:41:44 +0000 https://it-talk.org/criver-lg-staff-protest-over-unpaid-wages-the-tide-news-online/ Former Nigerian President Dr Goodluck Jonathan appealed to the National Association of Resident Physicians (NARD) and the federal government to quickly resolve the ongoing industrial conflict in order to save lives in the country.Jonathan made this advocacy at the 57th Annual Conference and Scientific Workshop of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria in […]]]>

Former Nigerian President Dr Goodluck Jonathan appealed to the National Association of Resident Physicians (NARD) and the federal government to quickly resolve the ongoing industrial conflict in order to save lives in the country.
Jonathan made this advocacy at the 57th Annual Conference and Scientific Workshop of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State.
He said that the importance of the medical profession cannot be overstated, just as he praised the members of the Medical Laboratory Science Association for their tenacity during the pandemics that have recently taken place in the country.
The ex-president instructed medical scientists to continue investigating the causes of diseases, with a view to also working on prevention mechanisms and possible remedies whenever they occur, saying that if the country is to develop , the medical sector must play a pivotal role.
Similarly, Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has tasked the federal government to work on a harmonized pay structure for all medical workers in the country.
He said if there had been a harmonized salary structure for all staff in the medical profession in Nigeria, the problems of endless industrial strikes due to salary issues would have been a thing of the past.
Diri, represented by his deputy Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, said all staff in the healthcare delivery chain are important and therefore should be treated fairly on the platform of fairness.
According to the governor, medical laboratory scientists are essential to the doctor’s ability to correctly diagnose and treat diseases in the health system.
He pointed out that although the medical laboratory profession is at the forefront of disease investigation, it has not received the recognition it rightly deserves in Nigeria.
Governor Diri, who urged the federal government to carry out comprehensive reform in the health sector, suggested that states and local governments should be given more responsibility and resources to provide services to the population, while as he said the federal government is currently overwhelmed. by the challenges in the health sector, hence the urgent need for devolution of power to save the sector from total collapse
“I want to call on the federal government to lead a comprehensive reform in the health sector of our country. Salaries and allowances for all categories of health workers in Nigeria should be harmonized.
“All personnel in the health sector are important and should be treated on the basis of fairness. Medical laboratory scientists are involved in the proper investigation of diseases, but they are less recognized in Nigeria.
“Only a harmonized salary structure in the health sector will bring equity. Experience has shown that if you satisfied the doctors, the nurses would complain, ”he said.
“If you make the nurses happy, the pharmacists will complain; if you satisfied the pharmacists, the environmental health workers would complain and make their own demands. Let us reflect on this issue of wage disparity in the healthcare sector at this conference. However, here in Bayelsa State, the challenges AMLSN faces are being addressed by the government, as a follow-up to our health summit. We are working on the legal framework, and also to incorporate the delegation of tasks to achieve better results and results, ”he added.
In a keynote address, Dr Azibapu Eruani, Group Chairman, Azikel Companies called for effective collaboration in funding and promoting research to prepare for the onset of any pandemic in the future to prevent losses human, social and economic consequences.
Minister of State for Health Dr Adeleke Mamora said AMLSN is at the forefront of capacity building to guide physicians in clinical case management and patient treatment.
Represented by the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Center of Yenagoa, Dr Dennis Alagoa, the minister said that President Muhammadu Buhari has established the health sector reform committee to address the challenges facing the sector. and improve the delivery of health care in the country.

By: Ariwera Ibibo-Howells, Yenagoa

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The share of labor in national income is both over- and under-explained https://it-talk.org/the-share-of-labor-in-national-income-is-both-over-and-under-explained/ https://it-talk.org/the-share-of-labor-in-national-income-is-both-over-and-under-explained/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 21:24:13 +0000 https://it-talk.org/the-share-of-labor-in-national-income-is-both-over-and-under-explained/ Sep 18, 2021 TIT IDEA that the spoils of the modern economy are unfairly distributed has become part of the public discourse in the rich world. A common villain is the growing class of wealth owners living off the income of capital rather than hard-earned wages, an explanation popularized by Thomas Piketty in his book, […]]]>

TIT IDEA that the spoils of the modern economy are unfairly distributed has become part of the public discourse in the rich world. A common villain is the growing class of wealth owners living off the income of capital rather than hard-earned wages, an explanation popularized by Thomas Piketty in his book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” published in 2013. L he idea has gained ground with politicians. And the study of the “labor share”, the part of the national income earned by workers through wages, has become a kind of cottage industry in economics.

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A new article by Gene Grossman and Ezra Oberfield of Princeton University explores Google Scholar and finds that more than 12,000 economic articles containing the words “labor share” and “decline” have been written in the past decade. Their review of the research suggests that economists’ understanding of why workers win a smaller slice of the pie is murky at best.

One of the reasons is measurement difficulties. Official statistics suggest that the labor share in the United States fell by about six to eight percentage points between the 1980s and the 2010s. But MM. Grossman and Oberfield list a number of recent articles which cast doubt on the numbers. A change in US tax law in 1986, for example, reduced taxes on partnerships and other pass-through corporations, which had the effect of distorting the measurement of wages. After the tax cut, many other business owners began to classify their businesses as mid-size companies and their profits as profits, which resulted in a decline in measured wages.

Another distortion comes from using gross national income to calculate the labor share, rather than a net measure that takes into account depreciation of assets. Using the net measure, which can better capture income available for consumption, suggests a smaller decline in the labor share. Indeed, the growth of assets such as computers has driven up depreciation rates and weighed on bottom lines and national income over time. This in turn increases the share of labor today.

MM. Grossman and Oberfield put forward another reason why the decline in the labor share is not well understood: the many explanations of economists are not consistent with each other. Researchers consider everything from automation to offshoring and increasing business concentration. They use sophisticated methods to estimate the role of a given factor, everything else being constant. But when the estimates are added up, the resulting number is too large. MM. Grossman and Oberfield estimate that the total could be as much as three or four times the amount of the actual decline in the labor share.

why is this the case? The authors argue that the researchers are proposing immediate causes of the decline, rather than root causes. Many of the allegedly separate factors may simply be different ways of labeling the same thing. Advances in information technology, for example, have made it possible to automate many office jobs, while strengthening the market power of some companies. Economists can tell a lot of stories, and those stories might even enter public discourse. But the truth remains elusive.

This article appeared in the Finance & Economics section of the print edition under the title “Pie in the sky”

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Haryana to open 2,000 grocery stores for young people, Retail News, ET Retail https://it-talk.org/haryana-to-open-2000-grocery-stores-for-young-people-retail-news-et-retail/ https://it-talk.org/haryana-to-open-2000-grocery-stores-for-young-people-retail-news-et-retail/#respond Mon, 13 Sep 2021 03:07:00 +0000 https://it-talk.org/haryana-to-open-2000-grocery-stores-for-young-people-retail-news-et-retail/ Chandigarh: To encourage young people to become independent, 1,500 grocery stores will be opened in rural areas and 500 in urban areas during the first phase in Haryana on October 2, officials said on Sunday. The retail stores named “Har-Hith” are part of a program launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar last month in […]]]>
Chandigarh: To encourage young people to become independent, 1,500 grocery stores will be opened in rural areas and 500 in urban areas during the first phase in Haryana on October 2, officials said on Sunday.

The retail stores named “Har-Hith” are part of a program launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar last month in which a chain of grocery stores will be opened to sell the best, premium products at reasonable prices.

The executing agency for the program, Haryana Agro Industries Corp Ltd Managing Director Rohit Yadav, said 80% of the site survey has been completed and the sites are ready for store installation.

He said that given the enthusiasm of young entrepreneurs for the program, the company will make sure to open Har-Hith retail stores in every village to provide high quality food products at reasonable prices.

He said 2,000 Har-Hith stores would be opened in the first phase and another 3,000 later. Consumers will get the best Consumer Staples (FMCGs), including bakery, food, home and personal care, from 50 companies at a 5 to 50 percent discount every now and then.

Under this program, the state government provides a platform for start-ups, micro, small and medium enterprises, agricultural producer organizations, government cooperative institutions and self-help groups to promote their business.

Yadav said a network of warehouses and district centers has been established to systematically supply stores.

Har-Hith stores will be equipped with an IT support system to ensure their proper functioning. All sales will be done through the point of sale system.

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