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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.

 “V-Shaped” Recovery Not Now: It Gets Worse, 30.55 Million on Unemployment. Week 14 of U.S. Labor Market Collapse

“V-Shaped” Recovery Not Now: It Gets Worse, 30.55 Million on Unemployment. Week 14 of U.S. Labor Market Collapse

By: Wolf Richter
Source: Wolf Street
Date of Publication: June 25th, 2020
Had a setback. Over 11 million gig workers on unemployment insurance. But four states, including Florida, still can’t process federal PUA claims.
Tesla factory workers who stayed home due to COVID fears face termination

Tesla factory workers who stayed home due to COVID fears face termination

By: Timothy B. Lee
Source: Ars Technica
Date of Publication: June 26th, 2020
In May, Tesla told workers they could stay home if they felt unsafe.
The Office Elevator In COVID-19 Times: Experts Weigh In On Safer Ups And Downs

The Office Elevator In COVID-19 Times: Experts Weigh In On Safer Ups And Downs

By: Lauren Weber
Source: NPR
Date of Publication: June 8th, 2020
Once the epitome of efficiency for moving masses of people quickly to where they needed to go, the elevator is the antithesis of social distancing and a risk-multiplying bottleneck. As America begins to open up, the newest conundrum for employers is how to safely transport people in elevators and manage the crowd of people waiting for them.
Pandemic takes a bite out of Chuck E. Cheese; chain files for bankruptcy

Pandemic takes a bite out of Chuck E. Cheese; chain files for bankruptcy

By: The Associated Press
Source: The Press-Enterprise
Date of Publication: June 25th, 2020
Chuck E. Cheese – where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches – is filing for bankruptcy protection.
Coronavirus: Average worker is spending more money working from home

Coronavirus: Average worker is spending more money working from home

By: Leonardo Castaneda
Source: The Press-Enterprise
Date of Publication: June 25th, 2020
Forget saving money on gas and take-out lunches at the office. Americans on average are spending more money working from home than they were commuting to the office before shelter-in-place rules closed most offices.
Target revamps curbside pickup with fresh, frozen grocery options_BI

Target revamps curbside pickup with fresh, frozen grocery options

By: Áine Cain
Source: Business Insider
Date of Publication: June 25th, 2020
Target is boosting its pickup and drive-up capabilities for customers looking to buy groceries on the go.
Airline shares tumble as New York imposes quarantines, Florida cases spike_CNBC

Airline shares tumble as New York imposes quarantines, Florida cases spike

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 24th, 2020
U.S. airline shares fell sharply Wednesday after state officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said they were imposing a two-week quarantine on travelers arriving from certain states whose coronavirus infection rates have been on the rise.
As Sales Rise, Automakers Ramp Up Production - The New York Times

As Sales Rise, Automakers Ramp Up Production

By: Neal E. Boudette
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: June 24th, 2020
Demand has been stronger than expected since states began reopening, but some experts worry about the effect of a new surge in coronavirus cases.
Walt Disney World employees petition to delay reopening as coronavirus cases surge in Florida_CNBC

Walt Disney World employees petition to delay reopening as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

By: Sarah Whitten
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 24th, 2020
As the number of coronavirus cases surges in Florida, more than 7,000 people have signed an online petition urging Disney and government officials to reconsider the opening of Disney World next month.
Pandemic bankruptcies: A running list of retailers that have filed for Chapter 11

Pandemic bankruptcies: A running list of retailers that have filed for Chapter 11

By: Abha Bhattarai
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: June 24th, 2020
GNC became the sixth major retailer file for bankruptcy since May, following J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Stage Stores, J.C. Penney and Tuesday Morning.

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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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