Southeast Missouri State University

We all know that the pandemic has changed many facets of daily life. It has also impacted the job market and highlights the importance of a job candidate's online presence. And have you ever heard of "digital dead weight"?

Dan Presson is Director of Career Services at Southeast Missouri State University. He spoke with KRCU's Dan Woods about those issues and more on the television program "SE Connect."


About 4,300 Missourians will lose federal extended unemployment benefits starting this week.

The Missouri Department of Labor said in a press release last week it was “triggered off” the program because of its economic recovery. The state unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% last month, down from 7% in August, according to a monthly jobs report released Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting farm income will increase significantly this year, but that’s only because of unprecedented government payments that could top $40 billion.

The latest Farm Income Report from the USDA shows net income will total $102 billion, a 23% increase over last year. But 36% of that money is coming from federal subsidies intended to make up for coronavirus losses.

Without that aid, net farm income would be down more than $10 billion this year.

John Moore

It was a sunny and very breezy day, last Sunday, October 4th, as one small raft came into view on the Mississippi River. A man who is normally behind his desk or safely on solid ground in any other year, and his very small crew and mascot dog "Puppa", made a stop at the Kidd's dock on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau. This wasn't his only destination.

From 2010 through 2016, digital jobs had the fastest wage growth rate and the second-fastest job growth average. Because of this, Codefi’s Stacy Dohogne Lane says making sure that we’re equipped with digital skills is “one of the very best ways” to prepare for what the future of work is going to look like. 

15% of the workforce in America are working in digital jobs, but here in rural America, that number is only 5%.