We are living in trying times. More than 40 million people have lost their jobs since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The jobless rate is at the highest level since the Great Depression. For most people, a job is necessary to pay bills and put food on the table. The other side of unemployment […]
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“COVID-19 has accelerated our arrival into the future. some of that is around technology and how we’re living and working, but also it is about an aging society.” Andrew Scott is a leading authority on the economics around longevity, an economics professor at the London Business School, and co-author, with Lynda Gratton, of the global […]
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Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control released its “decision tree” designed to aid school administrators in determining when they could, or should, reopen their K-12 schools closed since the spring by COVID-19. Safety is the number one criterion for reopening. The CDC guidelines state that unless you can screen students and employees “upon […]
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For older adults, there is much to be concerned about in connection with COVID-19. Not only are they at greater health risk from the virus, they are also being hit hard in the unprecedented wave of unemployment connected to the pandemic. More than 23 million people were out of work in April, according to the […]
For the past few years, there’s been a big demand for data analysts. Indeed reported in late 2018 that for every 1,000 job postings looking for data scientists there were 600 people looking for that job. In short, demand is outpacing supply, and in the words of this week’s guest on Work in Progress, “it […]
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Millions of Americans are in pain—physical, emotional, and financial. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed tens of thousands and businesses of all sizes have been shut down to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, putting at least 30 million people out of work. For those people who have lost their jobs or are hanging on […]
I don’t think anyone will be surprised by the April jobs numbers when they are released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics next week. We’ve had enough warning. We’ve already seen more than 26 million people across the country file for state unemployment benefits in the past five weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold […]
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“The growth in the clean energy industry is indisputable,” says Paula DiPerna, a special advisor to CDP, a nonprofit that works to build a sustainable economy by helping investors, companies, and cities understand their environmental impact. Over the past five years, the number of green jobs has grown 10 percent. “Any job, any work that […]
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For those men and women living at or below the poverty line before COVID-19 pandemic, the jobless rate was already above the national average. For those who had a job, it was often at minimum wage, part-time, and in a role that required few specialized skills. As with many economic downturns, these are the people […]
For the past few years, WorkingNation and many, many other voices have been raised in unison, shining a light on the urgent need to retrain and upskill workers for in-demand jobs now and in the future. As the global pandemic sweeps through the country, we’re watching millions lose their jobs. To be sure, the layoffs […]