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No rambling from me today… my mind is running in 6 different directions but while typing I saw this shared on Facebook by 10+ of my friends. Seeing that it is not a political post I clicked on it and glad I did:



Amazon Hiring 100,000 Workers

A couple of weeks ago Amazon made a big splash with an announcement of hiring 100,000 full time with benefits workers in the next 18 months. It was covered by most media outlets including here in Minneapolis. This comes after many retailers have announced layoffs and store closings.

So I was thinking… at what “cost” is the growth of Amazon? What I mean is, awesome that they hiring and have successful verticals that allow them to hire so many. But how many get laid off elsewhere? For every Amazon job created how many others are let go? Is it 1.4 to 3?

This is me being nerdy and not a political or technology bashing kind of thing. This is similar to Wal Mart Superstores in rural towns across the country that ended many “Main Street” retailers. I get curious about this kind of stuff.

This story from MarketWatch made its way around the Internet last week and touches on what I was curious about Amazon is going to kill more American jobs than China did. I don’t know if I agree with everything there but it has me thinking more about this.

50 Best Jobs In America

Glassdoor released their 2017 50 Best Jobs In America list. Here is the Top 10:

  • Data Scientist
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Tax Manager
  • Analytics Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Strategy Manager
  • UX Designer
  • Solutions Architect

Corporate Recruiter comes in at #17.

Their list is based on 3 factors weighed equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings.

Minnesota #4 Best State To Raise A Family

WalletHub has 2017’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family… a study of 40 key indicators and ranks states from top to bottom with Minnesota landing at #4. Minnesota ranks:

  • #30 Family Fun (comment… I am surprised this is so low)
  • #5 Health & Safety
  • #10 Education & Child Care
  • #2 Affordability
  • #4 Socioeconomics

Source: WalletHub

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