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What it's like to be a wind-turbine technician, where workers start for the good wages and stay for the adrenaline and panoramic views

Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Energy companies like GE and Vestas rely on legions of technicians to keep wind turbines working. An outage of just one tower can jeopardize a company's service contract at a 54-tower field. Andrew Slate, who has worked in the industry for five years, described a typical day on the job. There are more than 65,000 land-based wind turbines in the US. To keep all of those pieces of equipment in service, large firms like GE and Vestas -...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Jobs, News, Ge, US, Careers, Trends, Oklahoma, Wind Turbines, Texas New Mexico, Vestas, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tech Insider, DOMINICK REUTER, Getty Images Energy


Now is a great time to be an intern. Here are 7 things you can do to land a first job out of your internship.

Anne Hathaway in "The Devil Wears Prada." 20th Century Fox Internships provide a unique opportunity to learn about a company and make yourself in-disposable to your team. To get an offer from a remote or hybrid internship, you'll have to work harder to stand out. The first and most important step for any internship is telling your boss you want the job. An internship is a rite of passage for many college students and young professionals. But for some, the pandemic threw a wrench in the...
Tags: Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Anne Hathaway, Job Search, Steve Martin, Career Advice, Internship, Tip, Berger, Job Hunt, Babbitt, U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Augustine, National Association of Colleges


As many as 2.7 million 'missing workers' haven't returned to the workforce because they have a financial cushion thanks to unemployment benefits and stimulus checks

A "help wanted" sign is posted outside of Dunkin Donuts in Boston. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images JPMorgan estimates 36% of workers haven't returned to work because they have a financial cushion. Unemployment, stimulus checks, and rising home values have boosted savings for many households. Still, the median balance for lower-earning households is only about $1,000. The tight labor market could be at least partly explained by a larger-then-usual financial cushion among A...
Tags: US, Careers, Trends, New York Times, Stimulus, Cnbc, Jpmorgan, Dunkin Donuts, David Leonhardt, Labor Market, JPMorgan Chase Institute, Avery Hartmans, Unemployment Benefits, Labor Shortage, Greg Iacurci, JPMorgan Private Bank


Here's what's keeping 7.5 million 'missing' workers out of the labor force

A "help wanted" sign is posted outside of Dunkin Donuts in Boston. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images JPMorgan estimates 36% of workers haven't returned to work because they have a financial cushion. Other "missing" groups include early retirees, immigrant workers, and the newly self-employed. Another 25% are likely staying out of the workforce due to COVID fears and child-care constraints. The tight labor market could be at least partly explained by a larger-then-usual fina...
Tags: US, Careers, Trends, New York Times, Stimulus, Cnbc, Jpmorgan, Dunkin Donuts, David Leonhardt, Labor Market, JPMorgan Chase Institute, Avery Hartmans, Unemployment Benefits, Labor Shortage, COVID, Greg Iacurci


Millions of sidelined workers won't come back 'unless the math makes better sense to them'

A 'We're Hiring!' sign is displayed at a Starbucks on Hollywood Boulevard on June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Sidelined workers could become a long-term drag on the US economic recovery, a Fed president warned. A mismatch of expectations between workers and employers is also making it harder to fill jobs. Many workers won't return to the workforce until the numbers make more sense, he said. The current complications of the labor market risk ...
Tags: Japan, Jobs, News, Finance, US, Careers, Trends, Canada, Retail, Starbucks, Fed, Los Angeles California, Barkin, Hollywood Boulevard, Richmond Fed, DOMINICK REUTER


A worker in Florida applied to 60 entry-level jobs in September and got one interview

The labor shortage is hitting fast-food restaurants. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Businesses across the US say they are struggling to find employees, especially for hourly work. Joey Holz decided to test their claims, submitting two applications a day in September. Holz got one interview, and his summary of the experiment went viral on multiple platforms. Joey Holz recalled first hearing complaints about a labor shortage last year when he called to make a donation of convalescent plasm...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Jobs, News, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Reddit, Retail, Job Applications, Holz, Joe Raedle Getty, Chagrin Falls Ohio, Ghosting, DOMINICK REUTER


A worker in Florida applied to 60 entry-level jobs in September and got 1 interview

The labor shortage is hitting fast food restaurants. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Businesses across the US say they are struggling to find employees, especially for hourly work. Joey Holz decided to test their claims, submitting two applications per day in September. Holz got one interview, and his summary of the experiment went viral on multiple platforms. Joey Holz recalls first hearing complaints about a labor shortage last year when he called to make a donation of convalescent plas...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Jobs, News, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Reddit, Retail, Job Applications, Holz, Joe Raedle Getty, Chagrin Falls Ohio, Ghosting, DOMINICK REUTER


Google CEO Sundar Pichai says 3 days in the office and 2 at home is a good 'balance' between in-person collaboration and time off from the commute

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Justin Sullivan via Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai discussed the company's hybrid working plans with The Wall Street Journal. Three days in the office, two days remotely was a good "balance," Pichai said. It gave staff lots of time to collaborate - but also let them avoid the daily commute. Working three days a week in the office and two days remotely gives employees a good "balance" between time at home and time with their colleagues, Sundar Pichai, CE...
Tags: Google, New York, News, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Future Of Work, Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Murray, Alphabet Inc, Matt Murray, Stephen Jones, Flexible Work, Tech Insider


Google CEO says companies that fail to go carbon-free will lose the talent war

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Google wants to be the first Big Tech giant to run entirely on clean energy sources 24 hours a day. But going carbon-free isn't just about climate change, CEO Sundar Pichai told Bloomberg - it benefits recruiting too. He said Gen Z won't want "to work for a company which they feel is polluting." Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the tech giant's ambitious goal to eliminate carbon and shift to 100% renewable energy sources is about m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, News, Microsoft, Climate Change, Careers, Trends, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Renewables, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Big Tech, Tech Insider


Inside the Golden Door Spa, the California retreat loved by the wealthy that's $9,950 for a week's stay

Inside the Golden Door Spa and Resort. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Golden Door Spa and Resort in California has hosted the world's elite at its 600 acres. Guests pay $9,950 for a week-long stay that includes spa treatments, workouts, and other activities. Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. crafts the spa menu that's unlike traditional spas with satiating, nutritional, and delicious food. Hidden in the hills of San Diego County in California is Golden Door, a top-rated spa and resort...
Tags: Travel, News, California, Life, Singapore, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Julia Roberts, Canada, San Diego, Oprah Winfrey, San Diego County, Pacific Ocean, Singapore Airlines


New airline ITA has officially taken over for Alitalia - see the full history of Italy's troubled flag carrier

ITA Airways Chairman Alfredo Altavilla poses with rendering of new livery ITA Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Government-owned Alitalia ceased operations on October 15, marking the end of its 74-year era. Alitalia has been replaced by ITA Airways, a brand new airline that will not be responsible for the old carrier's debt. ITA plans to buy 28 Airbus jets, create a new aircraft livery, and launch a new loyalty program. Alitalia has officially ceased operations and handed the baton to n...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, UK, New York, Milan, News, Air Travel, Life, Germany, Berlin, Planes, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg


Employers aren't doing enough for working parents, and it's making the labor crisis worse

MoMo Productions/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic forced parents and caregivers to juggle work in life in a whole new way. In the push to return to normal, many employers are coming up short in supporting their teams. Insider's Rebecca Knight spoke with three experts about how companies benefit by doing better. Shortly after Adrienne Schneider left her job at American Airlines, where she was the Director of Benefits, her father was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)....
Tags: News, Parents, Careers, America, Trends, Economy, Caregiving, Als, American Airlines, Schneider, Walker, US Centers for Disease Control, Vagner, DOMINICK REUTER, Labor Shortage, Madison Hoff


I declared bankruptcy at 28 when my $60,000 debt became overwhelming. It was the right decision - and the stigma needs to end.

Bankruptcy has a stigma that holds back people in debt from seeing it as a realistic option. Aleksandar Nakic/Getty Images Mike Amory is a LMSW social worker and comedian based in New York. Two years ago at 28, Amory declared personal bankruptcy after accumulating over $60,000 in debt. He says it was a good choice for him, and wants to break down the stigma that personal bankruptcy carries. In 2018, I was psychiatrically hospitalized at Zucker Hillside Hospital and banned from having pote...
Tags: Personal Finance, New York, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Debt, Usda, Bankruptcy, Brooklyn, Student Loans, Nordic, FHA, Bankrate, DBT, Amory, BI-freelancer


A company in Iceland's official '4-day work week' trial had to increase its hours again after initially cutting them too much

Reykjavik, Iceland NurPhoto / Contributor Getty Images A company in Iceland's four-day work week trial initially cut hours too much, a manager told Bloomberg. Social workers at the company were reluctant to increase their hours back when asked, per the report. But the trial was overall positive and left workers more satisfied, Sólveig Reynisdóttir said. A manager who took part in Iceland's "four-day work week" trial said her company had to increase workers' hours after initial...
Tags: Japan, News, Scotland, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Spain, Bloomberg, New Zealand, Iceland, Stephen Jones, Stephensen, Mark Takano, Bloomberg Social, 4-day Week


'The most powerful person who's ever walked the face of the earth': How Mark Zuckerberg's stranglehold on Facebook could put the company at risk

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has 55% of the company's voting shares, giving him majority power. Experts say it's "a bad idea" for one person to hold so much control of a behemoth like Facebook. The notion is more profound given leaked docs that show Facebook's dismissal of its societal harm. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds 55% of voting shares in the company, former employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen brought up in front of Congress ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bank Of America, Larry Page, Ford, Sergey Brin, Gm, SEC, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg


The author of a new book about the 4-day work week breaks down 3 myths about achieving your goals - and outlines one simple step towards working fewer hours

Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the new Friday. Joe Sanok Joe Sanok is the author of a new book about the four-day work week. Changing your weekend plans can be a good first step towards a four-day work week, he said. The idea is to build more value in your life outside of just your job, he said. Joe Sanok, the author of a new book about productivity and a four-day work week, says there are three myths about achieving your goals that everyone should be aware of.The first is that...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Burnout, Career Advice, Productivity Tips, Stephen Jones, Slow Down, Sanok, Joe Sanok, 4-day Week, Joe Sanok Joe Sanok, Practice of Practice


5 Ways To Style Camo Pants for Women

Some women’s fashion trends will never go out of style, and we are sure camo pants are poised to stick around for many decades to come.  The popularity of camo in women’s fashion comes in waves, but this print style is having a serious moment right now. Well, what can we say? Camo pants for women look dashing, and they are definitely fashion-forward.  Plus, with tons of effortless ways to incorporate camo pants into your own style, especially if you go for a practical, chic, or casual l...
Tags: Fashion, Trends, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Outfit Ideas, Fashion Trends, Trend Alert, Camouflage, Graphic Tees, Womens Fashion, Camo Pants, Trendy Clothes For Women, How To Style, Ways To Style Camo Pants


Trend: Layered Turtlenecks

I chuckled a little after typing that turtlenecks are on-trend, because turtleneck sweaters are an iconic classic. We see them every season across an assortment of fits, fabrics, silhouettes, thicknesses, colours, stitch variation, and patterns. That said, it’s fun to see turtlenecks have their fashion moment.  A turtleneck neckline is high, but needn’t be tight. You can choose a version with a looser neck fit, and mock turtlenecks aren’t as high as those that fold over. Turtlenecks can also be ...
Tags: Fashion, Trends, Ralph Lauren, Knitwear


Wind turbine techs get paid $27 per hour to do one of the most dangerous jobs in the economy - and the profession is growing fast

Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Wind-turbine technicians are the workers who service the very top of towering wind farms. The median wage is $27 per hour, and most jobs don't require a four-year degree. Employment is projected to increase 68% from 2020 to 2030 - significantly faster than other sectors. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are more than 65,000 land-based wind turbines across the US, according to the American Wind Energy Associatio...
Tags: News, US, Careers, Trends, Wind Energy, Clean Energy, Wind Turbines, BLS, Labor Department, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Wind Energy Association, Tech Insider, Getty Images With, DOMINICK REUTER, Dangerous Jobs, Getty Images More


The lives of vineyard owners and winemakers are far more unglamorous and unpredictable than you'd think

The romance associated with winemaking often falls away in the face of the hard work required for the business. Charles O'Rear/Getty Images Running a vineyard can be a complicated balancing act between multiple sides of the business. Weather is a merciless wild card - wildfires, freezes, and hailstorms can kill nearly a year's worth of grapes. Vineyard owners love the outdoors, the intricate winemaking process, and the end product. Despite years of studying and learning from profe...
Tags: Weather, Texas, News, Small Business, California, Alcohol, Environment, Careers, Trends, Supply Chain, Wildfires, Drinking, Davis, Retail, Kenya, Wine


I'm a pharmacy student working at Walgreens. Most people getting the COVID booster shot are excited, but our pharmacy is severely understaffed.

"The line kept growing - some people were picking up their medications, others were asking for refills. The phone calls never ended," said a pharmacist of her recent Sunday shift. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jennalynn Fung, 19, is a pharmacy student who works at a Walgreens in New York City. She says her location has been overwhelmed between giving out the COVID vaccines and flu shots and filling regular prescriptions. Despite being on the front line, Fung says she rarely feels respected by p...
Tags: New York, New York City, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Queens, Healthcare, Pfizer, Nordic, Pharmacy, Fung, Healthcare Workers, BI-freelancer, Covid Vaccine, Contributor 2021


A CoverGirl foundation is selling out after sales skyrocketed 269% in a single week, and Wall Street analysts say 2 TikTok videos are driving its popularity

The CoverGirl Skin Milk Foundation sold out online after the product went viral on TikTok. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Covergirl Jefferies reported sales for a CoverGirl foundation increased 269% year-over-year after going viral. Two prominent TikTok creators made videos about the product. One video received 3.3 million views. Viral TikToks have caused sales to surge for multiple products, including a Home Depot skeleton. Sales for a CoverGirl foundation blew up after the product when...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Home Depot, News, Makeup, Trends, Beauty, Retail, Jefferies, Coty, Instagram Facebook, Clinique, Ulta, CoverGirl, Barstool Sports, LaPaglia


Advertising is one of Amazon's biggest growth areas. Here's everything to know about its ad business.

AWS CEO Andy Jassy, who is set to become Amazon CEO, helped oversee the cloud unit's rise. Mike Blake/Reuters E-commerce advertising has boomed as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the ad pie.He...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Ebay, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walmart, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Hulu, Instacart


3 things you should discuss at every mentoring session

Mentorship sessions can be more effective when focusing on areas of improvement. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images David Finkel is a business author and CEO of Maui Mastermind, a business coaching company. If you're a business mentor, Finkel suggests regularly checking in with your mentee to help them grow. Focus your advice on what needs improvement and create action items for future meetings. As a business coach for more than 25 years, there is a lot to be said for learning how to tap into y...
Tags: Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Teaching, Lessons, Mentorship, Nordic, Mentor, Casey, Finkel, Contributor, Inc.com, David Finkel, Maui Mastermind, Contributor 2021


9 in 10 small business owners say there's a lack of qualified job applicants in the labor shortage, according to a survey

92% of small business owners trying to employ workers had few or no qualified applicants, according to a monthly NFIB study. Willie B. Thomas/Getty A record 51% of small businesses couldn't fill job openings in September, a report said. Amid a US labor shortage, a record 42% of owners said they had raised compensation. 92% of small firms said they had few or no qualified applicants for openings, per a monthly NFIB study. More than nine in 10 small business owners trying to hire workers...
Tags: Jobs, News, Small Business, Finance, US, Careers, Employment, Trends, Economy, Employees, Shortages, NFIB, National Federation of Independent Business NFIB, Bill Dunkelberg, Labor Shortage, Willie B Thomas Getty


Wind-turbine technicians have one of the fastest growing jobs in the country - but it's not for the faint of heart

Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Wind-turbine technicians are the workers who service the very top of towering wind farms. The median wage is $27 per hour, and most jobs don't require a four-year degree. Employment is projected to increase 68% from 2020 to 2030 - significantly faster than other sectors. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are more than 65,000 land-based wind turbines across the US, according to the American Wind Energy Associatio...
Tags: News, US, Careers, Trends, Wind Energy, Clean Energy, Wind Turbines, BLS, Labor Department, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Wind Energy Association, Tech Insider, Getty Images With, DOMINICK REUTER, Dangerous Jobs, Getty Images More


The woman who went public about Pinterest's workplace problems created a handbook to help tech workers safely become whistleblowers

Ifeoma Ozoma Adria Malcolm A new handbook for would-be whistleblowers provides key insight about the daunting process. The project is the work of Ifeoma Ozoma, the former Pinterest whistleblower, and several other groups. The handbook offers guidance on finding a lawyer, understanding nondisclosure agreements and other issues. Whistleblowing has increasingly dominated the news cycle in Silicon Valley's high-stakes tech industry, from spectacular meltdowns like Theranos to the ongoing d...
Tags: Facebook, Media, Pinterest, Law, Careers, Trends, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Whistleblowers, Omidyar Network, Tech Insider, Matt Drange, Steinhorn, Leaked document, Non-Disclosure Agreement, Facebook Files


The fast-food chain Raising Cane's is sending corporate staff to work as fry cooks, cashiers, and recruiters in its restaurants amid an expansion drive and the labor shortage: report

A Raising Cane's restaurant. Hollis Johnson Corporate staff at Raising Cane's will work as fry cooks and cashiers amid the labor shortage. They will start going into restaurants this week, where they will also recruit staff, per Bloomberg. About half of the 500-restaurant chain's corporate staff will go into locations, Bloomberg reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. A fast-food chain is asking corporate staff to fry chicken and serve customers in its rest...
Tags: News, US, Careers, Trends, Bloomberg, Economy, Restaurant, Fast Food, Retail, Stephen Jones, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Bloomberg About, Labour Shortage, Raising Cane's, Hollis Johnson Corporate, AJ Kumaran


Fast-food chain Raising Cane's is sending corporate staff to work as fry cooks, cashiers, and recruiters in its restaurants amid an expansion drive and the labor shortage: report

A Raising Cane's restaurant. Hollis Johnson Corporate staff at Raising Cane's will work as fry cooks and cashiers amid the labor shortage. They will start going into restaurants this week, where they will also recruit extra staff, per Bloomberg. About half of the 500-restaurant chain's corporate staff will go into restaurants, Bloomberg reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. A fast-food chain is asking corporate staff to fry chicken and serve customers in ...
Tags: News, US, Careers, Trends, Bloomberg, Economy, Restaurant, Fast Food, Retail, Stephen Jones, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Bloomberg About, Labour Shortage, Raising Cane's, Hollis Johnson Corporate, AJ Kumaran


Meet the 15 youngest billionaires in America

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds an American flag while surfing. He is the wealthiest billionaire of the 15 youngest billionaires on this year's Forbes list. Facebook Of the 15 youngest billionaires, none are over the age of 40. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is, by far, the wealthiest of the bunch, with over $134.5 billion. Here's the full list, in order from oldest to youngest, according to the Forbes 400. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. 15. Ben Silber...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Life, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Tesla, Walmart, Features, Snapchat, Billionaires, Airbnb, Evan Spiegel



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