How to create 25 million jobs by decarbonizing the economy

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A new plan shows how the U.S. could massively mobilize to hit the Paris climate goals by building up the power grid with renewable energy to support a newly electrified economy. As of early July, more than 30 million Americans were collecting unemployment. At some point, when the virus is defeated, they’ll need to return to work—but their old employer might no longer be in business to hire them back. What if we made new, more useful jobs for them instead? Read Full Story

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Eye-popping 3.3 million new unemployment claims: These states were hardest hit

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The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economy, and new jobless claims are soaring. Remember when, last week, the Trump administration asked states to stay hush-hush about how many people were applying for unemployment? Those numbers are now public: Nearly 3.3 million Americans filed new unemployment claims last week , meaning that more than 5 million Americans will soon be receiving unemployment benefits as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the economy. In graphics, the chart looks like this: Read Full Story

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5 secrets to get you past the résumé-reading robots

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Before your résumé gets to a recruiter, it’s read by an AI-driven Applicant Tracking System. A human resources exec advises how you can beat the robot. Even as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans remain out of work, and weekly new unemployment claims continue to hover around one million. With so many people looking for their next opportunity, it is important that job seekers not only update and refresh their résumés to highlight their key skills and experience, but to format their résumés in such a way that they will get past the automated, robot résumé-readers that are increasingly the first gatekeepers in the recruiting process. Read Full Story

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14 countries launch a new plan to achieve a ‘sustainable ocean economy’

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The group—including Norway, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ghana, and Fiji—makes up 40% of the world’s coastlines, controls 30% of the world’s oceans, and has pledged to implement strict goals by 2025 to achieve healthier oceans. The world’s oceans cover 70% of Earth and help create $1.5 trillion in economic activity every year, creating millions of jobs, providing food, and creating energy. Still, there’s a delicate balance between using our world’s oceans and guarding them against exploitation. Read Full Story

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Gina Bianchini’s Mighty Networks wants to help ‘middle-class creators’ take control of their destinies

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The creator economy is having a moment, and Mighty Networks, with $50 million in new capital, is looking to pounce. The creator economy, like most economies, is stubbornly divided into haves and have-nots. Online platforms offer huge payouts to boldface names with big audiences while everyone else toils away for the equivalent of digital peanuts. This unequal distribution of resources and money is not unique to online creators—Hollywood types have complained for years about the slow-motion death of their creative middle classes—but it’s a problem that could theoretically be remedied by giving creators more control over the very thing that makes them monetizable in the first place: their audiences. Read Full Story

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Report: Fast growth companies are the true powerhouses of the U.S. economy

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A new study examines the economic multiplier effect of so-called “scale ups,” and the challenges these companies face. During the last economic downturn nearly a third of net new jobs were created by just 2% of companies—enterprises with $10 million to $1 billion in revenue, growing an annual rate of 20% or more, according to a new report by Wakefield Research. The study forecasts that this same cohort of companies will likely have an outsized impact on job creation during the current economic slump. These firms “reacted quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak with policies aimed at securing revenue, with most maintaining positive growth outlooks into 2021,” the study says. Read Full Story

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Why this AI engineer is using sci-fi to unpack tech’s biggest problems

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Data scientist S.B. Divya explains how her work influenced her new novel, and offers her thoughts on where technology is headed and why she remains optimistic. S.B. Divya’s new science fiction thriller, Machinehood , is set in a not-too-distant future when people have access to tabletop biotech labs that churn out everything from cures for new diseases to performance-enhancing drugs. But they find that taking such drugs is all but mandatory as they compete for paying gig work in an economy where more and more jobs can be done by artificial intelligence. Read Full Story

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The 2020 SEO Jobs Report

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We analyzed 7,051 job postings on Glassdoor and LinkedIn to better understand the current SEO job market. In this new report you’ll learn: Average SEO position salaries Skills that employers look for How COVID-19 impacted SEO job demand Industries that hire the most SEOs Lots more Let’s dive right into our findings. Highlights and Key Findings: 1. The mean salary for a US-based SEO professional is $60,548 per year. 2. Companies based in CA, CT, NY and NJ pay the highest annual salaries for SEO pros (mean salary of $72.6k/year). Those located in UT, PA and IL pay the least (mean salary of $48.7k/year). 3. SEOs that know how to code get paid more than those that don’t. Specifically, SEO job postings that require knowledge of a specific programming language have a 7.3% media higher salary compared to similar job postings without a programming language requirement. 4. Companies hiring for …

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5 essential skills to expand your job prospects after coronavirus

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If you are working from home or seeking a new role, conducting a review of areas where you can “reskill” and “upskill” will improve your chances when employers begin to hire. In the past three weeks alone, 15 million people, or 10% of the workforce, have lost their jobs due to the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, more than 26 million people filed for unemployment benefits since the start of the crisis, a staggering number that is only expected to grow in the coming weeks. Millions will now be forced to grapple with how to stay healthy and pay their bills. Read Full Story

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