On PR Newswire: Switzerland Remains Top Country, Rails-to-Trails Reveals Bold Vision, Best Jobs in America Announced

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:

Swiss flag flying in front of snow-covered mountains

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Switzerland Maintains Top Spot Overall, Japan Captures Second Place in 2019 Best Countries Report

Switzerland is the No. 1 country in the world for the third consecutive year, according to the 2019 Best Countries Report, a rankings and analysis project by U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The rankings evaluate 80 countries across a range of categories, from economic influence and military might to education and quality of life, to capture how nations are perceived on a global scale.

Great American Rail-Trail Green Map

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Commits to Bold Vision for Trail That Connects the Nation, From Washington, D.C. to Washington State

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) on Jan. 23 announced its vision for the Great American Rail-Trail, an unprecedented commitment to creating an iconic piece of American infrastructure that will connect nearly 4,000 miles of rail-trail and other multiuse trails from Washington, D.C. to Washington state.

ADP - Yearly Wage Employment Growth

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U.S. Wage Growth Remained Steady at 3.4% Annually; Job Switching Continues to Slow to 20.5%

Wages for U.S. workers grew 3.4 percent over the last year, increasing the average wage level by $0.93 to $28.06 an hour, according to the ADP Research Institute Workforce Vitality Report (WVR) released Jan. 23.  The growth, steadying at 3.4 percent annual as of Dec. 2018, was driven by strong wage gains for workers in the education and health services industry, representing 19 percent of the workforce, (4.1 percent wage growth, $27.05 average hourly wage) and trade, representing 22 percent of the workforce, (4.4 percent wage growth, $24.56 average hourly wage).

Employees in an open concept workplace

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Glassdoor Reveals the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019

With millions of U.S. workers looking for new jobs in the new year, Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, announced on Jan. 24 its annual jobs report identifying the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019. The report highlights the 50 Best Jobs based on each job’s overall Glassdoor Job Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighing three key factors equally: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this list stand out across all three categories.

James Brown Motherlode 2LP

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James Brown’s Complete, Expanded ‘Motherlode’ Rarities Collection Makes Vinyl Debut With New 2-LP Edition

James Brown’s complete, expanded Motherlode rarities collection will make its vinyl release debut on March 8. The classic collection’s new 2LP vinyl release (Polydor/UMe) also puts three vital tracks on wax for the first time ever: “I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance) (Remix),” “You’ve Changed,” and the epic 12-minute alternate mix of “Bodyheat.”

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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