first_imgThe Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission (CRC) paints a rosy financial picture in support of charter change, at least until you look carefully at the details.Its report just mailed to city residents shows a savings of almost $400,000 due entirely to eliminating the positions of five deputies, who currently run day-to-day operations of their respective departments.The Review Commission contends that one city manager and one assistant, with no director-level personnel, can perform the work of five deputies and four commissioners and omits costs for personnel who actually do the work. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%center_img CRC’s own example of Watertown illustrates the fallacy of their claims. Watertown has nine director-level positions reporting to its city manager, while none are listed for Saratoga Springs in calculating the economic impact of the change.CRC Chairman Turner was evasive when asked recently who would be running the city departments’ day-to-day operations and whether new hires would be needed.Residents should question what else is missing from the disclosure and what hidden costs may be in store for us.Our city has prospered with our current form of government well beyond the cities the CRC would us like to emulate. Vote no on charter change.David KossSaratoga Springslast_img read more

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first_img Al Falah Investment, which is owned by Bank Muamalat commissioner Ilham and Hong-Kong based SSG Capital Management Limited, is a holding company focusing on banking and other financial services.Bank Muamalat is currently seeking a capital injection to support its business.According to data from the OJK, Bank Muamalat’s net profit in January-August 2019 fell by 94 percent from the same period in 2018 to Rp 6.57 billion (US$453,103). Singapore-based sharia investment company Al Falah Investments led by Ilham Akbar Habibie, the eldest son of the late former president B.J. Habibie, is set to acquire sharia-compliant Bank Muamalat Indonesia.Financial Services Authority (OJK) chairman Wimboh Santoso said on Tuesday that the authority had approved the deal, adding that the consortium led by Al Falah would only need to complete some administrative work.“The deal will be sealed soon,” Wimboh told reporters in Jakarta. Topics :last_img read more

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first_imgAaron Ramsey wants to join Juventus to win trophies, says Ian Rush ‘Why Juve? I spoke to him a couple weeks ago, he’s always been convinced of this choice because he wants to win trophies and Juve has always been the first choice for this. He believes that they have more chances to win than other teams.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalUnai Emery was a driving force behind Arsenal’s decision to let Ramsey go.The Spaniard admires the midfielder but feels the club could use the £200,000-a-week offer they made to Ramsey in better ways.MORE: Arsenal could have ‘played for hours’ without scoring against BATE Borisov, says Petr Cech Aaron Ramsey is set to join Juventus (Copyright: EMPICS Sport)Liverpool legend Ian Rush has revealed Aaron Ramsey’s decision to leave Arsenal for Juventus was based on his desire to win trophies.Juventus confirmed this week that they’ve agreed a deal to sign Ramsey on a free transfer at the end of the season once his contract with Arsenal expires.Ramsey was open to staying at the Emirates but the Gunners withdrew a contract offer to the midfielder and he’s set to earn a reported £400,000-a-week in Turin.And Rush, who played for Juventus during his distinguished career, has revealed that Ramsey told him he wanted to move to Juventus for trophies. Comment Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Feb 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link185Shares Arsenal withdrew their contract offer to Ramsey (Picture: Getty)‘He’s a fantastic player, a very reserved person, a man of the family. Juventus care a lot about how their players act off the pitch and he’s a genuine person, the right man for the Bianconeri,’ Rush told Calciomercato. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgIf buying an apartment look near the beach, the experts said.Beachfront suburbs including Palm Beach, Mermaid Beach and Broadbeach should be on apartment hunters’ radar, according to John Henderson Professionals partner Luke Henderson. “Focus on buildings that are perfect for the owner-occupier, as it’s best to know the people who live on your floor,” he said. “There is plenty of choice and you should be able to make a good deal.” Mr Etesbeth’s apartment at 4/37 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Kollosche agent Eoghan Murphy said apartments were performing well along the whole Coast. “(Apartment) buyer’s aren’t particularly suburb loyal so they will look right along the Coast to find the right home for them,” he said. “Don’t shy away from purchasing off the plan, there are a lot of high-quality developments breaking ground across the Coast and generally in the luxury market you have the ability to customise the layout to your specific needs.“Believe it or not, even with all the cranes you are seeing, these buildings will not be enough to support our population growth.“We are actually coming into an under-supply come 2021-22. Once this occurs, demand will outweigh supply pushing prices up.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 Gold Coast apartments are offering the “best value” in a long time, here’s where to find the deals.DOWNSIZERS are bolstering the Gold Coast’s apartment market by choosing luxury and low-maintenance units in prestige locations. There’s also plenty of competition at the affordable end of the market, so buyers looking to get into a complex this spring should act fast. MORE NEWS: Fitness star’s luxury home steals the spotlightMORE NEWS: First-home buyers have the upper hand More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoLodewyk Etesbeth is selling his Mermaid Beach apartment, one suburb tipped as a buyer hot spot. Picture: Tim MarsdenMr Henderson is marketing the apartment of Lodewyk Etesbeth, at 4/37 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach, which will head under the hammer on September 21. Mr Etesbeth said he was sad to leave Mermaid Beach as it was a top location. “Mermaid Beach is a great spot, not too busy and no highrises around us, which is another good thing about the area, and the local shops and cafes are brilliant,” he said. Andrew Bell, CEO of Ray White Surfers Paradise, tipped Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Miami and Burleigh as apartment hot spots. “It is a good time to be buying at present because the market has been through its correction phase and properties at present are offering the best value we have seen in the market for quite some time,” he said. “Our ever increasing population growth will see continuous and increasing demand and central locations will always see the greatest growth, so best to buy in these current market conditions and be ready for the gains that will follow over the years.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe Local 20 May 2014France seems no nearer to banning the spanking of children, known as la fessée, after a planned debate in parliament to discuss a proposed bill was halted.Members of France’s Greens group had put forward an amendment to a new Family Law bill that would have seen an end to la fessée.“Legal guardians cannot use corporal punishment or physical violence against children,” read the text of the proposal penned by French Greens deputee François-Michel Lambert.“Violence is never obligatory to assert parental authority,” Lambert said, before expressing his confusion over the fact that if “a father slaps his son”, in the street people find it “almost normal”, but not if it is a woman who is struck.Lambert said the law would bring France in line with 18 other European countries.However Laurence Rossignol, a junior minister in charge of family affairs, said on Monday that the government preferred to discuss them as part of a separate bill targeting child abuse.http://m.thelocal.fr/20140520/french-mps-turn-back-on-anti-spanking-debatelast_img read more

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first_imgVisakhapatnam: Defending champions Chennai Super Kings Friday entered their eighth IPL final and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited the clinical effort of his bowing unit for setting up the platform for the comfortable win over Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 in Visakhapatnam. Opting to bowl, CSK first restricted DC to 147 for nine and then chased down the target with six wickets in hand to set up a clash against Mumbai Indians in the IPL final in Hyderabad on Sunday.”The crucial part was to keep getting wickets. The credit needs to go to the bowlers. The captain only asks this is what I need. Then it’s up to them to figure out how to bowl, and they have to put in the hard yards,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”Thanks to the bowling department for where we are this season. I would have preferred it if the openers finished it off. Once they got the required rate below 6 an over, there was no reason to play big shots and get out. They did the hard yards,” he added.Dhoni also lauded the entire CSK team for producing a clinical performance when it mattered.       “It’s the usual route, last year was the exception. The kind of response from the boys today was brilliant. The way we batted to get 140-plus runs was very nice,” he said.”The spinners got some turn, and we kept getting wickets at the right time,” Mahi added.DC captain Shreyas Iyer, on the contrary, blamed his batting department for the loss.”We had a disappointing start, losing two wickets in the powerplay, and it was hard to recover from that. They have amazing spinners. But we’ve had a great season,” he said.         “None of the batsmen took the initiative to take the team through and there wasn’t a partnership buidling. Disappointing for us but a good learning,” Iyer added.He, though, was about the pitch on offer this season at their home turf at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium.”It’s something to think about (the Delhi pitch). We didn’t win too many home games, but we can’t complain about pitches. We’ve been practising a lot on slow wickets. As professionals we can’t give excuses,” the skipper said.”I think we’ve learned a lot, looking at seniors like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma leading their teams. It’s a proud moment for me, standing with them at the toss. They talk to me, share their experiences, and that’s great for me,” he added.Shedding more light on his experience of leading the team, Iyer said, “I’ve heard Rohit and many of them talk about how difficult it is to be captain, and yeah, it’s not an easy job to do, but I’m happy to be the captain.”Really proud of the boys. Loving the way we’ve gelled as a family. The coaches and support staff have been amazing. A lot more to come next season. We’ve found the base, now is the time to grow,” he said.Man-of-the-match Faf du Plessis, who hit a 39-ball 50 during the chase, said CSK’s experience of winning big games did the trick even though they didn’t have a very good outing in the last phase of the tournament this season.”We didn’t have the best run in the last five or six games, but we do have a lot of confidence as a team that’s won a lot of big games. We drew a lot of strength from that,” he said.”Our strength is to get partnerships going and extend that, even if we take our time initially. We’ve got a lot of good batsmen down the order, and we back them to catch up with the required rate,” the cricketer added. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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first_imgTHE Guyana Amazon Warriors, the real Warriors turned up Sunday evening for the first time in six games and that was the unit that Guyanese wanted to see. So the question is: where were they all this time?One educated guess suggested that they may have been locked away in the freezers of a popular Georgetown ‘court’ but that remains just speculation.However, there are some key points that have come out of Sunday’s win against the Tridents that are not to be overstated.THE OLD SWITCHEROONot sure if Roger and Co. read my article a couple of days earlier but it seems someone in their camp did and relayed the information. Or maybe that’s me blowing my own trumpet.Regardless, the message got over. Guptill wasn’t scratching and they needed to do something fast. Sending Sohail Tanvir up the order was a masterclass and kudos to the brainbox behind that as it surely caught Pollard and Company by surprise. Tanvir did a wonderful job atop the order, freeing his hands and clobbering anything even remotely wayward.HURRICANE WALTONYou’ve got to admit that with the pressure of having to pick up after a misfiring Guptill gone, Chadwick Walton was freer as he let loose on the Barbados Tridents and it was like watching Picasso transform a blank canvas. He got a life off a blunder at deep mid-wicket and he made Barbados pay for it.His shots were precise, his footwork confident and his attitude positive as he dispatched like a conductor directing a symphony. That’s the sort of positivity that the Warriors need to flow through the side if they are to have any chance of making the playoffs.He and Guptill worked well in the middle stages, Guptill setting the stage by turning over the strike and Walton unleashing the willow. Make no mistake, this was – in the context of the situation – the best game plan, but somehow Guptill either lost focus or saw a way to end it early. This cost him dearly.He departed and then Walton followed in almost carbon-copy manner immediately after. One overzealous pull to long on off a slower Kieron Pollard delivery ended a beautiful innings short of what should have been triple figures.THE IN-EXPERIENCEWhat followed, honestly, was embarrassing. Needing 14 from 15 deliveries, the Amazon Warriors batsmen seemed to feel it would be better to end the game quickly and the Tridents skipper Pollard seemed to be all too willing to let them go after him.First it was Jason Mohammed, a standout player for GAW this season thus far but on this occasion, too feisty. One would have expected him to settle, take the situation in hand and bring the game home minus the drama. He didn’t, and only dispatched Pollard to long on for Tion Webster to take an absolute stunner.Up came his replacement Keemo Paul; only to try the same and be dismissed. Were the Warriors trying to lose on purpose? It sure seemed so. However, what was clear was those batsmen got caught in the moment – Inexperience.FUDADIN, THE UNSUNG HEROHis place has been questioned in the T20 squad but Assad Fudadin showed his worth on Sunday evening; and I hope the WICB Selectors were watching. He thinks before playing. He could have easily looked to deposit Pollard in the stands but he didn’t. He understood that wickets were falling around him and that the slogging approach of those before him was not the route to go.Instead, he employed patience in the face of haste and got the ultimate reward. He told me yesterday, “What it called for was a bit of patience, I analysed the situation and understood that we could have won it comfortably with singles,” and win it he did.He lasted out the danger-man Pollard while rotating the strike and then forced the skipper to bring the field in to stop the singles in the final over.last_img read more

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first_imgSuper Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia is among 59 players retained by Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of the English Premier League season.Wolves got promoted from the Championship at the end of last season despite losing their first choice goalkeeper Ikeme to the disease at the beginning of the season in July.The club announced the list of retained players on their official website yesterday. The list has been submitted to the English Football League (EFL) as the club prepares for a return to the top flight.Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukemia on July 6, 2017 after returning abnormal blood tests during a routine pre-season check-up.Also among the retained players are the duo of Bright Enobakhare and Dominic Iorfa.Meanwhile, 12 senior players were not offered new contracts and five youngsters have been released from Wolves scholarship programme.Wolves was crowned champions of the 2017/2018 English Championship which secured automatic promotion to the Premier League. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_imgCulver’s might be running low on ice cream in the coming days thanks to efforts of the Wisconsin men’s hockey team.When the Badgers score at least five goals in a game, the crowd on hand wins a coupon for free ice cream at the casual Midwestern chain, and much to the fans’ delight, that happened twice this weekend.For a team struggling to capitalize on chances and score goals, the weekend sweep over Alaska Anchorage and the offensive production that came with it was satisfying for the Badgers.“It’s starting to come,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “Good things are up and coming, and we saw a little glimpse of that tonight.”After a 5-1 win Friday and a 6-2 win Saturday, it appears the Badgers have regained their scoring touch.Saturday night’s game featured a lethargic first period where both teams struggled to find a rhythm, but after the Seawolves took the game’s first lead, it took just 11 seconds for the Badgers and captain Ben Street to respond.“What we talked about on the bench is just having a good response. After they score, just try to take their momentum away,” Street said. “Trying to get a quick goal is even better, and it was nice to get a goal right away.”Fellow captain Blake Geoffrion got in on the scoring as well after turning a nice defensive play into offense. After stealing the puck from the Alaska Anchorage defense deep in the zone, Geoffrion turned in front of goal and fired a wrist shot past a helpless Bryce Christianson.The UW coaching staff knows this team needs its top forwards to produce on a nightly basis, and Eaves was pleased to see two of his captains appear on the score sheet.“Our top-end offensive guys have had their chances, and when we get all these guys going, we’ll have more goals and more smiles,” Eaves said. “Those guys are goal scorers, and they’ll get the goals going for us.”But it’s not just the first couple lines that are finding the back of the net for UW. In Friday night’s contest, fourth-line center Aaron Bendickson scored twice in the Badgers’ victory.The Badgers certainly don’t count on Bendickson to produce multi-goal games regularly, but coach Eaves wasn’t at all surprised to see him display such skillful touch around the net.“I think that Aaron is one of the guys on the team that will accept his role and be the best at it,” Eaves said. “He can come off the bench, give us energy — he has skill and can chip in offensively.”Eaves spoke earlier in the week about this team needing to grind out goals, knowing that the pretty ones will eventually surface. Another fourth-liner, Patrick Johnson, will be the first to admit his goal on Saturday night falls into that grinder category.“I couldn’t score with my feet, so I’ve got to dive for one,” Johnson said as he described the goal he scored after losing his footing on a breakaway.Freshman forward Craig Smith, who beat three defenders on his way to a jaw-dropping goal in the third period, was quick to commend his teammate, as Smith applauded Johnson’s interesting maneuver.“He made a good play — he got a stick on it and sniped it five-hole,” Smith said, letting out some laughter.But whether goals are highlight reel, hard-fought or a bit lucky, this team is finding ways to put the puck in the back of the net, and as Eaves said, there are a lot more smiles on the players’ faces.As one of leaders on this team, Street is beginning to see this offense turn the corner.“One of the biggest things is that we have goals from so many different guys, so many different lines,” Street said. “Everyone is starting to click right now, chemistry is starting to build. Lots of pucks are going in the net for us and that’s a good sign.”last_img read more

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first_imgAlthough career prospects are proving dismal for graduates in art programs, some have found innovative ways to stand out in the job market. Estés, who cannot pursue career options as she typically would, said Thornton School of Music faculty and administration have continued to help students in the Class of 2020 advance their careers, such as through associate professor Chris Sampson’s podcast “Joy Sounds,” a program featuring upcoming artists, inviting graduating seniors to promote their music.  “In the face of a crash in the job market or in the face of a recession or anything like that, one of the things a lot of people tend to do is going back to school,” Cliff said. “There’s no jobs, so you might as well be learning.” As an extra precaution, Cliff and her friends are studying to retake their graduate school entry exams in case they are unable to find a job. With the likelihood of low-interest rates on loans during an economic recession, Cliff believes returning to school may be the best option if she cannot get a job offer. “I don’t know that a hiring freeze is necessarily in the future, but it’s definitely possible that state employees could be furloughed as well as county employees,” Cliff said. “As someone who’s looking to work in public service, if the state isn’t hiring, I don’t really have a lot of places to go.” “A lot of public health jobs right now is just needing people to screen individuals at airports and or needing people to administer tests,” Majeika said. “I want to work in public health to prevent things like this, so I was like, ‘Oh, I’m going to go do research and inform policy that will make a more just and safe society’ … Now I have to apply to more reactive jobs instead of things that will really allow me to think to the future.” “As a performance major, we’re not specifically going out on the job search like typical students,” Estés said. “For us, it’s really centered around doing shows, networking at events, having people come and see us and then really utilizing online, social media to boost our followings and grow our audiences. So I say [job hunting has] been tarnished in a way by the pandemic.” Shideh Ghandeharizadeh | Daily Trojan Now, with graduation ceremonies complete, recent graduates like Majeika face potential unemployment, with many struggling to find jobs amid mass layoffs and hiring freezes. Some are striking potential offers, interviewing virtually, or, in the case of receiving no job offers, preparing to continue their education by applying to graduate school.  Although Evelyn Cliff, who received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, is currently applying to several engineering jobs in the public service sector, she is concerned by the prospect that some state government employers may lay off their workers as budgets are cut during the pandemic. “There are organizations that even though they have a hiring freeze, they still have critical roles that need to be filled if they’re vacant, and they’re applying for exemptions to fill those roles,” Blake said. “Even when you hear, ‘Oh, so and so is taking a hiring freeze’ … you might be able to get one of those opportunities.” “It’s not only that these companies are no longer expanding, but now they have to look at how they’re going to cut costs,” Thur de Koos said. “It’s kind of frustrating that you’re seeing a bunch of people getting laid off because now you’re competing with even more people who weren’t going to be in the job market initially.” “What I encourage our students to do is follow the money … which businesses are doing well,” Blake said. “What I would say to students is take down the blinders — you can look at the Googles and Apples … of the world, but I would also look at those companies that one has never heard of before because that may be where your next opportunity is.” Camila Thur de Koos, who received a bachelor’s degree in political science, has been reaching out to companies recommended by her internship manager but has found no success in her job search since many employers have issued hiring freezes. Along with limited job opportunities, Thur de Koos said navigating the job market has become even more challenging with the increase in job seekers due to recent layoffs.  Despite the economic aid provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, many college students only qualify for funds if they’re facing dire circumstances. Due to federal guidelines, however, of the $19.3 million allocated to USC, aid will not be disbursed to students with specific circumstances that preclude them from eligibility, such as students who are undocumented or international or who fail to make satisfactory academic progress. Although students may face economic issues, including hiring freezes, during the pandemic, Senior Director of Alumni and Student Career Services at the USC Career Center Lori Shreve Blake said graduating students should persist in the job search because employers may issue exceptions to freezes if a role is considered essential.  Although pursuing job opportunities during the pandemic seems futile, Blake, who has experienced two economic downturns during her 20 years working at USC, including the 2001 dot-com bubble and 2008 Great Recession, said students should apply to jobs that are currently in high demand.  “I’m trying to see the silver lining in the situation, which is just more time to hone in on my craft,” Estés said. “It’s sad, but I know we’re going to have our time, so I try not to be too pessimistic about the situation.” Before the coronavirus outbreak, Jarod Majeika, who received a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and disease prevention studies, couldn’t have been less worried about searching for a job after graduation.  But with the pandemic affecting her plans to advance her career through a series of summer shows and a release of two singles, Estés is currently in limbo, waiting on a chance to revive her musical projects.  As USC moved to remote instruction, Ashley Estés, who received a bachelor’s degree in popular music performance, said she has missed various career development opportunities as her major program canceled shows and a final project that would have allowed her to meet potential employers in the music industry.  Unlike recent graduating classes, the Class of 2020 will be entering a job market that may beget an economic recession, with current unemployment exceeding 14% as of April 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor — the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression.  While performance majors struggle to further their careers in a virtual environment,  graduates in STEM majors have also been facing difficulties in their job search. “The minute we’re allowed to go outside, I’ll be hopefully back in production … just really pushing my career forward as much as I can,” Estés said. “I love performing, so that’s the ultimate goal.” “I really feel nervous about applying for stuff … because I need money,” Majeika said. “It’s pretty anxiety-inducing that before March, I was kind of like, ‘Oh, I don’t need to look at jobs too much’ but now I’m like, ‘It’s not like I can even find a job now.’”  Majeika said he feels pressured to change the scope of his job applications to improve his chances of getting offers. He is currently focusing on frontline health care work instead of public health policy. With many college students and graduating seniors ineligible for stimulus checks due to their dependent status, Thur de Koos said students face greater financial pressure during the pandemic than others, including small businesses, which receive government assistance.  Sarah Yaacoub contributed to this report.last_img read more

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