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States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

Sep. 25, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Austin Moody wanted to apply his cybersecurity skills in his home state of Michigan, teaming up with investigators for the State Police to analyze evidence and track down criminals. But the recent graduate set the idea aside after learning an unpaid...

Remote working fueled by COVID pandemic gaining popularity

Sep. 25, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — As was the case for many offices, last year’s sudden move to send many people home to work was a stunner for the Le Sueur County Human Services Department. “When we started (remote), it was like pulling off the Band-Aid. We were forced to do...

Powell meets a changed economy: Fewer workers, higher prices

Sep. 24, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Restaurant and hotel owners struggling to fill jobs. Supply-chain delays forcing up prices for small businesses. Unemployed Americans unable to find work even with job openings at a record high. Those and other disruptions to the U.S. economy —...

Alaska emphasizes state employee telework amid virus worries

Sep. 24, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska plans to emphasize telework for state employees for the next month as the COVID-19 pandemic strains Alaska's health care system. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, in a memo to state department leaders this week, said the state “must take measures to...

Foundations offer cities help convincing workers to relocate

Sep. 24, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

A year ago, Robin Bruce never thought she would be living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and liking it. That was before she took advantage of a program, largely financed by the Walton Family Foundation, that is offering $10,000 incentives to entice new residents to the Ozarks region. ...

Probe: Michaels, Minnesota cops violated Black teen's rights

Sep. 23, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The manager of a suburban Minneapolis Michaels store called police on a teenager looking for a job simply because he is Black and officers then used unreasonable force against him because of his race, a state agency that investigates civil rights abuses said in findings...

Tyra Banks, Kevin Hart set for Black entrepreneurship event

Sep. 23, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyra Banks, Kevin Hart and Shaquille O’Neal are among the celebrities taking part in a live-streamed special intended to boost Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship. Daymond John of TV's “Shark Tank” will host "Black Entrepreneurs Day”...

Target trims holiday hiring goals

Sep. 23, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will hire fewer seasonal workers this year, instead offering more hours and flexibility to the employees it does have. About 100,000 seasonal workers will be hired nationwide, the company said Thursday, about 30,000 less than last year. Many of...

Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial

Sep. 22, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakthrough that he hoped would help save lives...

Diversity study: APSE's gender-hiring scores continue to lag

Sep. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

A diversity study found the Associated Press Sports Editors has improved in racial hiring but the independent national organization continues to lag when it comes to hiring women. The report card Wednesday from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics...