Deepti Hajela, Associated Press Updated 2:44 pm CST, Saturday, November 17, 2018 The Queensbridge Houses sit beneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, upper right, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in New York. Like most New York City housing projects, Queensbridge residents complain of poor conditions, lacking heat or hot water, or rats and roaches. The city has come under sharp criticism for the conditions of its public housing. Amazon is proposing to build a new headquarters nearby. less The Queensbridge Houses sit beneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, upper right, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in New York. Like most New York City housing projects, Queensbridge residents complain of poor conditions, ... more Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Amazon’s would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs
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A large portion of today’s population would love nothing more than to work and travel at the same time. While there is nothing inherently wrong with a 9-5 job, it’s not something that many people would willingly choose. That goes double for those that prefer to see the world while they earn a salary. In fact, there are a lot of getting paid to travel jobs that just about anybody can do. In many cases, you can find a job abroad without experience, which can absolutely change your life for the better. Below, you can find 30 ways to make money while traveling. Flight Attendant Working as a flight attendant is a great job for those who love to travel. There are many benefits to the job such as travel perks, multi-day layovers in different cities around the world and more. You will gain experience on the job which you will be able to use in the future as well as new skill sets such as learning CPR, customer service skills and maybe even learn a second language. While the … [Read more...] about 30+ Best Jobs For People Who Love Traveling
PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 November 2018 Jessica Hill Jill Barton, Careers Enterprise Co-ordinator for Suffolk County Council and Stoke High student Veronika Marinova Archant Veronika Marinova, a 15 year-old Stoke High School student who works as a waitress at Bella Napoli on Saturdays, says her job is a fun way to meet new people and makes her think harder about the sort of career path she wants to take when she finishes her schooling. But it turns out that she’s in a shrinking minority. The traditional Saturday job is no longer a rite of passage for today’s teenagers, as a new survey has found that around half the proportion now do this type of work compared with their parents’ generation.Just over a fifth (23%) of teenagers report having this type of part-time work - compared with 43% of parents who had such a job when they were younger, financial services provider OneFamily found.Jill Barton, Careers Enterprise Co-ordinator for Suffolk … [Read more...] about Why are young people not taking up Saturday jobs like they used to?
Norfolk has been ranked near the bottom of a nationwide index which assesses opportunities for young people, comparing data including exams results and employment rates. Picture: Archant © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2015 Children in Norfolk have some of the worst opportunities and educational outcomes of any area in England, according to a new report. The county was ranked 131st out of 150 local education authorities in an index comparing data such as GCSE and A-level attainment, take-up of apprenticeships and the employment rate among young people.Norfolk also scored poorly compared with its East of England neighbours, below Suffolk (96th) and Essex (82nd).But education leaders in the county have moved to defend its progress on young people’s outcomes.The youth opportunity index, produced by the Learning and Work Institute, shows the headline outcomes for England’s six million 16 to 24-year-olds.City College Norwich principal Corrienne Peasgood. Norwich. Photo: JASON BYEIt … [Read more...] about Young people in Norfolk have some of the worst education and employment outcomes in England
A new government scheme hopes to increase the career ambitions of young people leaving care through work and training opportunities. Picture: iStockphoto This content is subject to copyright. Amazon, Rolls-Royce and children’s charity Barnardo’s are among more than 60 organisations which have pledged their support for a new government scheme to support young people leaving care. Rolls-Royce is among the employers which has signed up for the care leaver covenant. Picture: ANTONY KELLYEvery government department has also signed up to the care leaver covenant, which commits to provide work opportunities, skills training and increased access to university for those leaving the care system.Young people leaving care have historically had poorer life chances than their peers – figures show that 40pc of care leavers aged 19 to 21 are not in education, employment or training (NEET) compared with 13pc for this age group overall, and only 6pc of care leavers of this age … [Read more...] about Young people leaving care could get job opportunities with Rolls-Royce and Amazon in new government scheme