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\"\"<\/div>\n CareerCast.com<\/span><\/span>\nTue, 05\/08\/2018 - 10:45<\/span>\n\n
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Silicon Valley may be the nation's tech hub, but a burgeoning job landscape for those in the between the coasts offers plenty of attractive opportunities.\u00a0
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Dan Lauer<\/a> is the founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate<\/a>, an initiative that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in and outside the classroom and helps bring concepts from mind to market. Dan is a long-standing, successful entrepreneur who\u2019s founded multiple companies, including Lauer Toys Inc., best known for the Waterbabies\u00ae line, which has enjoyed 26 years of continuous distribution and 23 million units sold. Through the UMSL Accelerate<\/a>, he serves as a catalyst for developing a vibrant ecosystem of students, faculty, and community to inspire innovation and advocate for entrepreneurship.<\/p>\n<\/div>\n \n

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\"\"<\/div>\n CareerCast.com<\/span><\/span>\nThu, 01\/04\/2018 - 10:07<\/span>\n\n
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Continued employment growth through 2017 shapes the job market forecast for 2018. Here's what to know in a new year.\u00a0
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\"\"<\/div>\n CareerCast.com<\/span><\/span>\nMon, 11\/13\/2017 - 12:09<\/span>\n\n
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Haley Shoaf<\/div>\n <\/div>\n\n
Tech skills are more in demand now than ever before. The economy is shifting \u2014 it has become increasingly imperative for people to have technical skills in order to stay competitive in the job market.
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Haley Shoaf<\/em><\/a> is the education operations director for <\/em>LaunchCode<\/em><\/a>, a nonprofit organization preparing individuals for and matching them with opportunities in the technology industry and a recipient of Prior to LaunchCode, Haley was a Venture for America fellow in St. Louis.<\/em><\/p>\n<\/div>\n \n

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