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This Week in Jobs Philly: Stim stiminey, stim stiminey

Sing to the cheery “Mary Poppins” tune “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” please.

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Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge”). Below is this week’s edition; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Things are looking up?

Stimulus checks are directly depositing into bank accounts, shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are going into people’s arms and it’s getting warmer out! And what’s this feeling inside? Like a blossoming warmth sitting in our chests? Is this … is this HOPE?

OK, OK, maybe hope is a strong word. But after so many months of desolate uncertainty, a tinge of optimism is welcome. It makes us want to dance to the beat of Philly Elmo’s drumline.

The pandemic has been easy on no one. If you’re feeling down, look no further: We’re bringing you a rundown of the hottest jobs in the region. The next best thing could be a few scrolls away. A spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down, eh?

The News

As much as we’d like to daydream about the post-vaccinated future, the COVID-19 pandemic still impacts our daily lives. reporter Michael Butler tracks how conversations about the digital divide in Philly have evolved since work and school first went fully remote. For a deep dive, revisit this guest post from last month about the lack of internet access contributing to racial inequity in vaccine distribution.

It’s also an important time to reflect on the impact the last year had on the gender gap in tech. Reporter Paige Gross breaks that topic down here.

And if you’re unemployed, the recently passed stimulus bill includes one-time $1,400 checks for Americans and a weekly $300 boost to unemployment payments. Now let’s get down to searchin’.

The Jobs

Don’t want to retire the workday sweatpants? These fully remote jobs are for you:

The End

Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day. Happy searchin’.

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