The Pandemic Has Pushed Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Out of Higher Education

The work-force that serves much of higher education in America has shrunk by at least 7 percent since Covid-19 arrived on American shores — a staggering, unprecedented contraction, according to federal data. And like the national economic downturn that is running parallel to this unprecedented viral outbreak, much also remains uncertain about what a “recovery” will actually look like for higher education.

An estimated 337,000 fewer workers were employed by America’s private (not-for-profit and for-profit) and state-controlled institutions of higher education in August compared to February, according to a release by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which calculates industry-specific employee estimates each month. At no point since the bureau began keeping industry tallies in the late 1950s have colleges and universities ever shed so many employees at such an incredible rate.

James Slowiak is just one of those 337,000 workers. The former tenured theater professor at the University of

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America’s missing kids: Amid COVID and online school, thousands of students haven’t shown up – News – Savannah Morning News

Before life went sideways in March, Jennifer Ludtke and her daughters were deeply rooted in the public schools in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ludtke was a principal of a charter high school and had previously worked in the Clark County School District, and her daughters took advanced classes at a district middle school.

But this year, after a lot of research about COVID-19 and schooling options, and after the district announced it was starting virtually, Ludtke withdrew the girls and enrolled them in a state college that offers online classes. They’re earning both college and high school credit in English and math. (Because the girls are only 12 and 13, the college administrators asked to interview them first — then offered them a grant toward tuition.)

Ludtke herself resigned from her principal role and stepped back to teaching, which leaves her time to homeschool her daughters in their other necessary subjects,

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Thousands of jobs to be created on Toyota site with higher density development proposed | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

The buyer of the Toyota site at Woolooware Bay forecasts the new business park it is planning will create thousands of jobs, with strong interest already fielded from global and national brands.

This will require higher density development across the site through a long-term masterplan, which can be sought under the present B7 zoning.

A Planning Proposal is expected to be submitted to Sutherland Shire Council within the next month.

The state government will be asked to support the new employment “hub” by upgrading the road system in the area.

Privately owned Aliro Group, through its institutionally backed Industrial Value Fund, AGIVF, purchased the site in March this year, and settlement is due to take place in November.

Aliro managing director and chief executive Daniel Wise said the intention was for the site to become a major job generating hub that will provide a diverse range of employment opportunities.

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