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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.

Target to give employees bonuses after strong holiday season, extends Covid-related benefits

Target to give employees bonuses after strong holiday season, extends Covid-related benefits

By: Melissa Repko
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: January 25th, 2021
Target said it will spend $200 million on another round of bonuses for employees and will extend its coronavirus-related benefits. It will give $500 bonuses to all hourly workers and $1,000 to $2,000 bonuses to those in leadership roles, such as store directors.
A person cleans a table in an outdoor tented dining area of a restaurant in Sacramento, Calif., on Nov. 19.

Job Growth Slows Sharply As Pandemic Takes Toll On Economy

By: Scott Horsley
Source: National Public Radio
Date of Publication: December 4th, 2020
U.S. employers sharply scaled back their hiring last month as the coronavirus pandemic put new pressure on restaurants, retailers and other businesses. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added just 245,000 jobs in November, down from a revised 610,000 in October.
Spring term delays: New wave of coronavirus uncertainty slams higher education

Spring term delays: New wave of coronavirus uncertainty slams higher education

By: Nick Anderson
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: January 20th, 2021
Johns Hopkins University is revving up for a wider opening in Baltimore after a months-long clampdown to fight the pandemic. But undergraduate classes will remain online for the first week.
Illustration of a girl on her laptop, with a calendar, and images of people working together in an office behind her

Six ways your office will be different in 2021, assuming you ever go back to it

By: Jena McGregor
Source: Washington PostThe office changed forever in 2020. What workplace experts say we should expect next year.
Date of Publication: December 30th, 2020
The office changed forever in 2020. Here's what workplace experts say we should expect next year.
Illustration of a girl on a stationary bike

The Pandemic’s Home-Workout Revolution May be Here to Stay

By: Hamza Shaban
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: January 7th, 2021
In 2020, fitness moved from gyms to living rooms. It’s not going back.
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Man walks past a boarded up store front with a sign that says 'for rent by owner' in the window

Unemployment Claims Show Continuing Pressure on Job Market

By: Patricia Cohen
Source: New York Times
Date of Publication: January 7th, 2021
Employers remain cautious about hiring, one economist says, “but the resurgence of the virus is really the main culprit.”
Woman's hands hold a small wearable sensor with a glowing green light

On Factory Floors, a Chime and Flashing Light to Maintain Distance

By: Christopher F. Schuetze
Source: New York Times
Date of Publication: January 12th, 2021
Businesses like Henkel, a big German chemical company, are trying wearable sensors to prevent virus outbreaks among workers.
Walgreens maintains full-year profit growth forecast; shares rise

Walgreens maintains full-year profit growth forecast; shares rise

By: Mrinalika Roy, Dania Nadeem
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: January 7th, 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Thursday it expects benefits from COVID-19 vaccinations to cushion the impact of pandemic-induced restrictions, and stuck to its full-year earnings growth forecast, sending its shares up 7%.
Masked customers browsed Bronner's Christmas Wonderland store in Frankenmuth, Mich., in early December.

Holiday Shoppers Steered Clear of Stores, Favoring Online Buying

By: Sarah Nassauer
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 26th, 2020
During a remade shopping season, many Americans ditched stores for digital outlets. And pandemic buying trends that favored household goods and food over apparel continued, according to early sales data from firms that track shopper spending.
This extremely intense gym is expanding even as Covid cases soar

This extremely intense gym is expanding even as Covid cases soar

By: Matt Egan
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: December 9th, 2020
Orangetheory Fitness is opening new studios during the pandemic as other gyms file for bankruptcy.
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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.
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    Uncertainty can be disorienting and disruptive. Learn from business leaders about what it’s like to navigate their organizations and people through a global pandemic.
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    We’re in this together. Discover ways corporations are serving their communities and pivoting to become essential services.
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