Listen now to “On the Job” Episode 2: Mazel Tov: Stories from a Late-In-Life Rabbi
This week’s installment of the podcast from Express Employment Professionals is titled, “Mazel Tov: Stories from a Late-in-Life Rabbi.”
Jay Shupack wore many hats throughout the course of his professional life – actor, door-to-door insurance salesman, psychologist, and more. But nothing prepared him for his latest and greatest career move: becoming a Rabbi. After years of soul-searching and some unexpected twists and turns, Rabbi Shupack now believes he’s performing his life-long mission where the synagogue is his stage and the sermons his monologue.
“On the Job” celebrates the journey of hard-working men and women across America as they work to make the American dream their reality. In season 2 of the podcast from Express Employment Professionals, you’ll share their ups and downs, triumphs and challenges, and the oftentimes winding roads that lead them to find satisfaction, earn a living, and define who they are within their communities and the world beyond.
APPLE RETURNS: Tech Giant INVESTS $350 BILLION in USA, Creates 20,000 JOBS
Technology giant Apple Computers announced on Wednesday that it will re-invest over $350 billion in the United States following the recently passed GOP tax cuts; pledging to create 20,000 new jobs throughout the country and pay over $40 billion in repatriation taxes.
According to CNBC, Apple confirmed its new plan to commit $350 billion to the US economy over the next five years, saying it will create tens of thousands of new jobs and at least one new campus.
The computer and smart-phone manufacturer expects to pay nearly $40 billion in taxes when it repatriates the large sums of money held overseas, citing the recently passed tax legislation as a key motivator in re-patriating offshore accounts.
“Apple also said it would spend over $30 billion in capital expenditures over the next five years. About $10 billion in capital expenditures will be investments in U.S. data centers,” writes CNBC.
“Apple today announced a new set of investments to build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce,” said the official statement. “Apple’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years, not including Apple’s ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees’ wages and the sale of Apple products.”
“We have a deep sense of responsibility to give back to our country and the people who help make our success possible,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.
ARMAGEDDON? US Economy to GROW 5.4% in FIRST QUARTER
The American economy continues to roar under President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress, with federal trackers and analysts predicting an unprecedented 5.4% GDP growth in the first quarter of 2018.
The shocking numbers show the US economy rebounding after years of stagnating wages and low-growth GDP in the wake of the “Great Recession” under former President Barack Obama.
“The economy is on track to put up blockbuster growth numbers in the first quarter, according to the latest forecast from the Atlanta Fed,” writes CNBC. “GDP is expected to surge 5.4 percent to start 2018, the central bank branch estimated in its latest rolling look at how the economy is progressing.”
In other signs of progress, consumer spending surged from 3.1% to 4% following the passage of the GOP tax cuts and jobless claims continue to hover around “generational lows” with unemployment at just 4.1%.
President Trump touted the economic success story during his State of the Union address Tuesday night; applauding companies and corporations for raising wages, expanding benefits, and paying big bonuses after he signed the sweeping tax overhaul into law.