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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.

Southwest Airlines issues first furlough notices as talks with unions stall

Southwest Airlines issues first furlough notices as talks with unions stall

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 6th, 2020
Southwest Airlines LUV.N said on Friday it has sent notices of potential furloughs to 42 parts inventory workers after talks with one union group stalled over pay cuts the airline argues it needs from all employees to offset $1 billion in overstaffing costs.
Homebound workers inject life into suburban malls after downtowns empty out

Homebound workers inject life into suburban malls after downtowns empty out

By: Nichola Saminather, Victoria Waldersee
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 8th, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic rages and most downtown office employees in many cities work from home at least through year-end, urban retailers’ loss is turning out to be suburban shopping centres’ gain.
Amazon expands in Brazil, riding e-commerce boom set off by COVID-19 distancing

Amazon expands in Brazil, riding e-commerce boom set off by COVID-19 distancing

By: Aluisio Alves
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 8th, 2020
Amazon AMZN.O said on Monday it had opened three more logistics centers in Brazil to take advantage of the boost the COVID-19 pandemic has given to e-commerce in South America's largest economy.
Mazda posts second-quarter loss, but helped by rebound in North America sales

Mazda posts second-quarter loss, but helped by rebound in North America sales

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
Mazda Motor Corp on Thursday posted a 7.59 billion yen ($73.4 million) operating loss in the three months ended Sept 30 as sales contracted amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pandemic takes center stage in holiday shopping ad campaigns

Pandemic takes center stage in holiday shopping ad campaigns

By: Sheila Dang
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
After spending the summer convincing consumers to take socially distanced breaks from grim reality, advertisers are now returning to the pandemic as the central focus in holiday shopping campaigns launching this month.
United Airlines to add more flights to meet Thanksgiving surge

United Airlines to add more flights to meet Thanksgiving surge

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
U.S. air carrier United Airlines UAL.O said on Monday it expects the Thanksgiving holiday week to be its busiest since March and is adding more than 1,400 domestic flights to cater to the surge.
McDonald's launches new growth strategy; beats profit estimates

McDonald's launches new growth strategy; beats profit estimates

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
McDonald's Corp MCD.N said on Monday it would test a loyalty program for customers and launch a new crispy chicken sandwich next year as it refocuses its long-term strategy to look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clorox ad spend

Clorox boosts ad spending 30% amid surging demand for cleaning brands

By: Robert Williams
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: November 4th, 2020
Clorox increased spending on advertising by 30% to $179 million in the September quarter from a year earlier amid rising demand for cleaning supplies during the pandemic, according to a CNBC report.
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FedEx is upgrading its tech for a holiday season in pandemic times

By: Rob Pegoraro
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: November 4th, 2020
With people depending on deliveries more than ever, FedEx is calling in robots and adopting other gadgets to efficiently get packages where they’re going.
Wendy's breakfast

Wendy’s breakfast nabs new customers as pandemic pushes consumers to break habits

By: Amelia Lucas
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: November 4th, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has upset consumers’ usual breakfast habits, leading fast-food restaurants and coffee chains to miss out on early morning sales.

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  • The Changing Nature of Work COVID-19

    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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  • Business on the Front Lines COVID-19

    Business on the Front Lines

    News and perspectives from corporations rising to the challenge of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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  • Leading in a Crisis COVID-19.

    Leading in a Crisis

    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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  • Service and Community COVID-19

    Service and Community

    We’re in this together. Discover ways corporations are serving their communities and pivoting to become essential services.
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