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The Changing Nature of Work

From virtual offices to essential workers, explore how companies are adapting to changes in the way we work. Content in this collection may include topics such as the pandemic’s impact on employment (layoffs, hiring freezes, etc.), the shift to remote working and digital workplaces, how planned events and conferences have been affected, and how business models are adapting to the new realities of life amid a global pandemic.

BlackRock may never bring 100% of staff to office after coronavirus _ Fox Business

BlackRock may never bring 100% of staff to office after coronavirus

By: Jonathan Garber
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
BlackRock Inc. may never fully return to its pre-coronavirus routine after measures to prevent the disease's spread forced employees to work from home, according to CEO Larry Fink.
Rent the Runway overhauls subscriptions as pandemic reshapes business

Rent the Runway overhauls subscription plan as pandemic reshapes business

By: Lauren Thomas
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
Rent the Runway is overhauling its membership plans, doing away with an unlimited rental option, as consumers change what they wear and how they shop for clothes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans Keep Spending, but Growth of Retail Sales Slows - The New York Times

Americans Keep Spending, but Growth of Retail Sales Slows

By: Michael Corkery and Sapna Maheshwari
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
Retail sales climbed 0.6 percent in August, but the increase was smaller than in previous months, prompting concerns of a recovery that is running out of steam.
Factory Workers Stay Home to Watch Their Children - WSJ

Factory Workers Stay Home to Watch Their Children

By: Austen Hufford
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
Absentee rates at many U.S. factories remain elevated as coronavirus drags on; ‘You can’t leave a 6-year-old at home’
American Airlines, unions make new push to win government payroll assistance _ Reuters

American Airlines, unions make new push to win government payroll assistance

By: David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
American Airlines AAL.O Chief Executive Doug Parker and seven major airline unions on Wednesday made a new push to win additional government assistance to keep nearly 20,000 workers on the payroll past Oct. 1.
Coca-Cola bottlers are feeling flat, even as U.S. grocery sales sparkle

Coca-Cola bottlers are feeling flat, even as U.S. grocery sales sparkle

By: Richa Naidu, Martinne Geller
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
Williams’ business is one of nearly 70 U.S. Coca-Cola “bottlers” - third-party, independent companies that put Coke and other beverages into cans and bottles and deliver the drinks to retailers and restaurants in every corner of the country. The future of such companies is not only critical for their owners and employees, but also key for their main supplier - Coca-Cola, the world’s No.1 soft drink maker - which needs them to flourish to help it recover from a slump in sales.
Raytheon cutting 15,000 jobs at Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace and corporate offices in response to slump in aviation

Raytheon cutting 15,000 jobs at Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace and corporate offices in response to slump in aviation

By: Stephen Singer
Source: Hartford Courant
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
The chief executive officer of Raytheon Technologies Corp. said Wednesday the aerospace and defense giant will cut 15,000 commercial aerospace jobs this year at Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace and in corporate offices in response to the steep drop in aviation caused by COVID-19.
Jobless claims were lower than expected but employment growth is still sluggish

Jobless claims were lower than expected but employment growth is still sluggish

By: Jeff Cox
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
First-time claims for unemployment insurance beat Wall Street estimates last week as the U.S. economy enters a critical new stage. Filings totaled 860,000 for the week ended Sept. 12, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected 875,000, against the previous week’s upwardly revised 893,000.
Why GNC filed for bankruptcy protection despite vitamin sales boom

Why GNC filed for bankruptcy protection despite vitamin sales boom

By: Shawn Baldwin
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
From New England to Southern California, chances are if you ever needed a potassium boost, there was a GNC at a nearby mall. But the company that urged Americans to “Live Well” has fallen on tough times. In June, GNC filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court, with plans to close about 1,000 locations — more than 10% of its global footprint.
While Other Airlines Stay Quiet, Southwest Goes Big on Ads

While Other Airlines Stay Quiet, Southwest Goes Big on Ads

By: Ryan Barwick
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: September 15th, 2020
The airline is uniquely positioned, and is investing heavily in new customer acquisition.

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