Employers are on hiring sprees and they’re offering higher wages. Workers are coming off the sidelines in in-person, professional and business services. At the current rate of job growth, the economy could return to pre-pandemic employment levels this year — once inflation, COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine don’t stand in the way. It’s a red-hot jobs market, and today we’re digging in. Plus, how wildfire building codes have helped protect newer California homes.