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Job Spotlight: Ethical Hacker

The term “ethical hackers” describes professionals who identify flaws and vulnerabilities in security and help to protect organizations and businesses from malicious hackers. In fact, malicious hackers often “turn over a new leaf” and use their skills to protect others from the type of hacking in which they once worked. Ethical hackers work with the authorization of their employers to ensure that their hacking efforts are entirely legitimate and legal.

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Ethical Hacker Salary

The average salary for an Ethical Hacker is $99,159 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

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Wally Wednesday- 86-year-old saves scraps for decades to raise $400K for children’s home

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Johnny Jennings is 86 years old, but he first visited the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home when he was 18, and the visit changed his life forever.

A child ran up to Jennings begging to be adopted, and it was in the moment Jennings realized his life’s mission.

Since he wasn’t ready to adopt a child of his own, he decided to contribute financially. Since he wasn’t independently wealthy, he did so by collecting paper and aluminum products and cashing them in for money. That may not sound like it would amount to much, but Jennings has donated more than $400,000 over the past 30 years.

One of Jennings’ favorite events is the church’s annual meeting, which is when he presents his check each year. During this time, the kids who live in the children’s home are also in attendance and he loves the opportunity to spend time with them.

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Job Spotlight: Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapists, or RTs, work with people who are experiencing issues with breathing and, often, cardiopulmonary issues. In many cases, their patients include premature infants born without fully developed lungs, as well as children and adults who suffer from problems such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Respiratory therapists working in emergency rooms also often provide care to heart attack, drowning, and shock victims. Respiratory therapists working in home health care often set up ventilators and other life-supporting equipment, as well as providing care takers with direction on the equipment’s use.

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Respiratory Therapist Salary

Respiratory Therapists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $24.73 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

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Employee of the Week

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Congratulations, Bill, for being our Employee of the Week. You really helped us out with a couple of urgent needs and we appreciate you being ready to work! You were on time and the client said you did an excellent job. Thank you for your association with us. It’s teamwork!

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Wally Wednesday – Coworkers Buy Car for Teen Who Walks 10 Miles to Work Every Day

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Every workday for more than a year, 19 year old Derrick Taylor woke up in the middle of the night to begin a five-mile walk to his 4 a.m. shift at UPS, a job that helps support his ailing mother and young siblings.

The teen’s dedicated work ethic inspired his community of coworkers. They came together, raised $1,100 and took the money down to a local car dealership, where they purchased a used Jeep Cherokee.The team also gave him $300 to put towards liability insurance, to keep Taylor safe and covered on the road.

Taylor couldn’t believe it — and couldn’t hold back his tears. “If I could, I would go around and thank everybody one by one,” Taylor said in the video, as he checks out his new ride. “This is really going to change a lot for me, so thank you again.”

Taylor has been working since he was 14 to support his family — and this car has given him a glimpse of his future. “I wanna move up at UPS and become a [truck] driver and with the money I make as a driver I want to invest into something profitable,” he told the Daily Mail.

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Solid Labor Market With Job Growth and Higher Wages

The U.S. economy in February saw robust hiring, dropping unemployment, and firmer wage growth, continuing the third-longest on-record economic expansion. The data clears the path for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 235,000 from January, exceeding forecasters’ expectations, and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7%. Private sector average hourly earnings increased 2.8% from the previous year, indicating that the tightening job market is contributing to pay growth. Reported by Leubsdorf of WSJ. thumbs up

Job Spotlight: Commercial Pilot

Most of the time, commercial pilots work for airlines. They must ensure that flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner. They must initiate preflight planning by analyzing the weather and checking aircraft performance. They must be competent and comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations at all times. Commercial Pilots must also follow their company’s safety guidelines and procedures. They must make sure they operate the airplane in accordance with the operations manual.

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Commercial Pilot Salary

A Commercial Pilot earns an average salary of $65,083 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

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