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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.

American Airlines to Cut 19,000 Jobs by Oct. 1 When Federal Stimulus Ends - WSJ

American Airlines to Cut 19,000 Jobs by Oct. 1 When Federal Stimulus Ends

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 25th, 2020
Airline to shrink workforce by 30% as pandemic continues to weigh heavily on travel demand.
5 storytelling lessons from Square’s COVID-19 campaign - PR Daily

5 storytelling lessons from Square’s COVID-19 campaign

By: Ted Kitterman
Source: Ragan's PR Daily
Date of Publication: August 24th, 2020
The payment company asked business owners to share their stories of managing through the trials of an unprecedented pandemic—creating a support hub for entrepreneurs in the fight of their lives.
Why are there still not enough paper towels?

Why Are There Still Not Enough Paper Towels?

By: Sharon Terlep, Annie Gasparro
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 21st, 2020
Blame lean manufacturing. A decadeslong effort to eke out more profit by keeping inventory low left many manufacturers unprepared when Covid-19 struck. And production is unlikely to ramp up significantly any time soon.
Best Buy warns of slowing sales after work-from-home boom

Best Buy warns of slowing sales after work-from-home boom

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 25th, 2020
Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) warned on Tuesday of a slowdown in sales growth in the third quarter as it faced risks from unemployment, lower government stimulus and lockdown-hit global supply chains, sending the shares of the U.S. consumer electronics retailer down 4%.
J.M. Smucker raises profit forecast on upbeat demand

J.M. Smucker raises profit forecast on upbeat demand

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 25th, 2020
J.M. Smucker Co on Tuesday raised its forecast for fiscal 2021 adjusted profit, after the Jif peanut butter maker topped estimates for first-quarter sales on strong demand for its coffee, frozen sandwiches and fruit spreads.
Boeing testing hand-held UV wand to sanitize cockpits, cabins

Boeing testing hand-held UV wand to sanitize cockpits, cabins

By: Eric M. Johnson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 21st, 2020
Boeing Co said on Friday it is developing a hand-held wand that emits ultraviolet light to neutralize bacteria and viruses, part of a suite of methods to disinfect flight deck surfaces and controls, as well as surfaces throughout the cabin.
Zoom U.S. users hit by partial outage

Zoom U.S. users hit by partial outage

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 24th, 2020
Video conferencing company Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) said on Monday it was trying to address a partial outage that left thousands of users in the United States unable to log in to work meetings or attend classes remotely.
Delta doubles cabin cleaners in 'pit stop' revamp, buys kits to test for germs

Delta doubles cabin cleaners in 'pit stop' revamp, buys kits to test for germs

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 24th, 2020
Delta Air Lines has doubled its staffing to handle revamped pre-flight “pit stops” for deeper cleaning and wants to ensure that tray tables and restroom door handles are germ-free with a new testing process, an executive told Reuters.
Microsoft, Accenture, Bank of America and other employers offer perks like subsidized “learning hubs” to parents juggling virtual school - The Washington Post

Big firms offer stressed parents new perks such as subsidized tutoring

By: Jena McGregor
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: August 20th, 2020
Aimed at stressed out parents, the offerings try to make up for widespread school closures.
AMC's reopened theaters sold out almost everywhere, CEO says _ Fox Business

AMC's reopened theaters sold out almost everywhere, CEO says

By: Blair Shiff
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: August 20th, 2020
15-cent ticket prices may be driving people back to the movies.

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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

    News and perspectives from corporations rising to the challenge of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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    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

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