Back to Work: This week, we found career pathways in the infrastructure, solar energy, and food processing sectors

Are you on the hunt for a job? These five states have employment opportunities

More than a half million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 531,000 new jobs are coupled with a drop in the unemployment rate to 4.6%.

Meanwhile, President Biden is expected to sign the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure investment and jobs act, passed early Saturday morning by the House. The legislation includes more than $550 billion for upgrading the nation’s transportation infrastructure, utilities, and broadband service, as well as green-related programs.

Each week, we take a look training and job opportunities around the country. Check these out, including two related to infrastructure.

From Vermont: Eagle Times reports two Vermont colleges are developing new tech to monitor infrastructure, as well as provide job training to the workers who will use them.

From Pennsylvania: Solar Industry reports a new solar training lab is opening at Frankford High School in Philadelphia to help students prepare for careers in clean energy.

From Kentucky: WTVQ reports the Central Motor Wheel of America operations expansion in Bourbon County is creating 145 new jobs.

From Michigan: Michigan Farm News reports Request Foods is investing more than $200 million to increase operations at four sites in the western part of the state resulting in 198 job opportunities.

From Puerto Rico: The Weekly Journal reports a new professional certificate in emerging technologies is being offered to IT professionals, including cloud, IoT technology, blockchain, and artificial intelligence.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.