Good Jobs Are Back
Contrary to media reports that the "recent economic recovery has been dominated by low-wage, part-time service jobs," the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released a report last week showing the economy has added 6.6 million jobs since 2010, 2.9 million of which were good jobs that paid more than $53,000, tended to be full time and provided health insurance and retirement plans. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations and healthcare professional and technical occupations saw major areas of growth in good jobs. Education occupations lost an estimated 184,000 jobs during the recovery. Also, what a summer and start of the school year it has been in Region 2! In the newsletter are some highlights from all the STEM learning educators engaged in since the last edition of this newsletter.