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My 28-Year Job Search
How I finally found my calling and you can recognize yours
by Carrie McConkey at nextavenue.org
In late March of 2020, my body tensed as I read the apologetic email from the marketing director of Kimball's Jewelers, one of Knoxville, Tenn.'s most respected family businesses. It read: "I would love to tell you what the schedule looks like for our partnership, but I can't at the moment"… But as the coronavirus descended, my venture with Kimball's was over before it had begun, along with my other client work and projects. I joined 84% of small- and mid-sized business owners who were to experience a significant impact from the pandemic.
Just a few months shy of my 50th birthday, I was on the hamster wheel again.
Goldman Sachs Predicts An Upcoming Jobs Boom
by Jack Kelly at forbes.com
Top-tier investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts a boom in hiring. A confluence of positive events, including the rollout of vaccines, massive amounts of financial stimulus injected into the economy, a very positive February jobs report and accumulated savings of people who’ve been staying at home for the last year, will converge to create the “coming jobs boom,” according to Jan Hatzius, Goldman’s chief economist.
Hatzius contends, "Another key reason we expect a quick labor market recovery is that two-thirds of remaining pandemic job losses are in highly virus-sensitive sectors, where employment should rebound as the economy fully reopens. The sharp increase in the virus-depressed leisure and hospitality category in the February employment report provided an early hint of things to come."
Older Women Are Having to Tackle Unemployment Bias Head-On
by Erika Welz at nypost.com
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.