12 million people at work
Isn't it funny that Apple has to advertise its open positions on a site owned by Microsoft? Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend—and for those who celebrated, a happy Easter, Passover, or other celebration. My family and I tend to wind up on long road trips during most holidays, and this weekend was no different: NJ to NH and back, with another short trip coming up later in the week.
Judging by the survey that many of you just took, I don’t know how many readers are actively angling for a new job at someplace like Google or Verizon or Oracle right now.
But, I’ll bet there are quite a few who have a loved one (or a liked one) who’s looking, or else considering a career change but not sure where to start.
If you add up all of the employees these companies claim, it works out to about 12 million people. That’s something like 7 percent of the entire U.S. workforce.
And they’re hiring: 56,000 open jobs at Amazon in the U.S., 15,000 positions at Google (worldwide), 8,000 open jobs at Wells-Fargo, 7,000 at Apple (2,300+ are in the $100k+ salary range), etc.
It's funny, isn't it, that Apple advertises its jobs on LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft?
Anyway, take a look, if you’re looking. And if you’re not, take a moment to be thankful that you’ve already figured it out. It’s not a lot of fun sometimes, looking for a job when you’re not yet sure of the path you want to be on.
By the way, thanks to everyone who offered “advice to your younger self” on Friday. If you haven’t checked it out, the comments section was well worth it. I’ll have to think about (or maybe you can suggest) something to do with all this accumulated wisdom. Until then, feel free to check it out on the site.
7 other things worth knowing today
The nuclear missile next door: What it’s like to live in Montana, with a bomb stronger than 20 Hiroshimas nearby, in a time of rising worldwide tensions. (WashPost)
The highest mortgage rates in a decade threaten to cool the sales pace that has gripped the market for nearly two years. If you’re wondering where the U.S. real estate market might start to show its first cracks, keep an eye on Boise, Idaho, where home values rose 0.4% last month, down from a 4.1% monthly pace in June 2021. (WSJ, Bloomberg)
Florida's Department of Education (DOE) rejected 41% of mathematics textbooks submitted for use in the state's public schools Friday [including 71% of those submitted for use in K-5 classrooms], citing "critical race theory" and other issues with the texts. (Fox News)
The price of eggs has soared in recent weeks in part because of a huge bird flu wave that has infected nearly 27 million chickens and turkeys in the United States, forcing many farmers to “depopulate” or destroy their animals to prevent a further spread. In November, a dozen eggs cost $1 on average in the USA. Right now, that price is $2.95 and rising. (WashPost)
About 2.5 years ago, a 16-year-old teenager with autism disappeared from his family in California. Police in Utah say they found him and reunited him with his family last week, after he'd been sleeping outdoors at a gas station near Park City. The story doesn't have a Hollywood ending in that the missing man, now 19, has so far declined to return to his parents. Still, I can't imagine having a child go missing, and what a relief it must be years later to learn at least that he's alive. (CNN)
How a retired teacher and a speech pathologist—husband and wife—apparently became brazen, accomplished art thieves. Among their haul, according to the FBI: a $150 million painting that they cut from its frame in an Arizona museum, and then hung on the wall of their bedroom for three decades. (NY Post)
The Hubble Space Telescope has glimpsed the most distant single star it's ever observed, glimmering 28 billion light-years away. And the star could be between 50 to 500 times more massive than our sun, and millions of times brighter. It's the farthest detection of a star yet, from 900 million years after the big bang. (CNN)
Bonus: My daughter has been into the Netflix show, Is It Cake?, which I’m fine with; it’s the most wholesome thing ever. But, I think this new Netflix import from Japan, Old Enough, which sends toddlers on simple errands and watches how they figure them out, might just have it beat.
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