Musicians entertain Mission Point resident | News, Sports, Jobs

The residents of Mission Point Point Nursing & Physical Rehabilitation Center of Ishpeming listen to a band concert on Easter Sunday afternoon to make their day merrier during the COVID-19 pandemic. From left, musicians are Madeline Gabka on trumpet, Scott Schippers and Noah Bauer on guitar, Seth Milano on percussion, and vocalists Jacob Milano and Linda Terentiak. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Brumm)

Stringer wants stimulus cash to pay for free summer camps, youth jobs

Mayoral candidate and City Comptroller Scott Stringer is proposing the city make day camps and other recreational activities free this summer through federal stimulus money that’s expected to flow here in the coming weeks.

Stringer, who announced the proposal as part one of his “Summer in the City” plan Monday afternoon, is also calling for the city to expand its summer youth employment program and launch a volunteer Tutoring Corps

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American Jobs Plan offers opportunity to invest in ‘civic infrastructure’

President BidenJoe BidenJobs report adds to Biden momentum White House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn’t vote for them Trump calls for boycott of MLB for moving All-Star Game MORE’s American Jobs Plan includes a welcome acknowledgment of the need to bolster and invest in “civic infrastructure” — an opportunity to make Tocqueville’s “schools of democracy” a 21st-century American reality.  

According to Jill Blair and Malka

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On The Money: US adds 916K jobs in March, shattering expectations | Biden touts gains, hawks infrastructure bill

Happy Friday and welcome back to On The Money, where we’re wishing a Happy Easter to all who observe. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.

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Economy adds whopping 916,000 jobs as recovery accelerates

The U.S. added a whopping 916,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in March as the recovery from the coronavirus recession chugged ahead, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The March jobs report showed the U.S. economy picking up speed as COVID-19 vaccinations accelerated, restrictions eased and President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden may find zero GOP support for jobs plan Republicans don’t think Biden

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Austin needs up to 650 lifeguards this summer, jobs starting at $15/hour

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatic Division is in search of up to 650 lifeguards for the upcoming summer season.

Division leaders said, under normal circumstances, some positions would already be filled since training is typically in November. Because of the pandemic and the restrictions, however, officials said they had to wait. Training is now slated to begin this weekend.

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Government Layoffs Pummeled Black Workers. The American Rescue Plan Could Bring Those Jobs Back.

Tiffany Arnold had been a paratransit driver for Atlanta’s mass transit system, MARTA, for nine years when COVID-19 sent the city into lockdown. Just like that, her job and all her co-workers’ jobs vanished.

“How are we going to eat, how are we going to live, how are we going to pay the utilities?” she said in a recent interview, recalling the first few thoughts to race through her head.

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Coronavirus & Unemployment: U.S. Lost 140,000 Jobs in December

A woman reads a sign at a closed store during the coronavirus in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 9, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

The economic rebound floundered in December as coronavirus numbers ticked up again and government stimulus aid began to run out.

The U.S. lost 140,000 jobs during the last month of 2020, the first decline in employment since April when a staggering 20.8 million jobs were lost as businesses shuttered and

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This month’s spotlight highlights Cosmetology, Construction Tech | News, Sports, Jobs

Working on developing cosmetology skills at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.

The CCCTC programs being featured in November are Cosmetology and Construction Technology.

These programs are very popular with students because students gain the skills and certifications they need to enter straight into the workforce upon graduation. Even though students can enter the workforce, they may also pursue an alternative path and choose to take advantage of the

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From free tacos to haircuts and lube jobs, Veterans Day discounts and deals are waiting

You may be celebrating Veterans Day differently this year because of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some deals and discounts waiting for you. Veterans Day isn’t just about saving money, but these offers are just one way businesses and organizations show they’re grateful for the service of military and veterans. Some establishments offer year-round discounts, too.

Because of COVID, some establishments have had to close or limit

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