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COVID and Jobs at the Local Level – Community-driven, evidence-based approaches to better link and prepare workers for the good jobs that do and will exist

When a durable recovery strategy from the COVID-19 pandemic finally emerges, it will confront not just one badly damaged economy, but numerous fractured economies. The pandemic recession is hitting some sectors harder than others, with regions dependent on manufacturing and hospitality particularly devastated. Even state and local government jobs have taken a hit, which will … Continue reading

Post-Covid Job Market – De-emphasis on physical offices and perks, hiring outside the big metro and people looking for stability and work

I think that you’re going to see a de-emphasis on physical offices and perks, not just in tech but in finance and every other sector, such as having beautiful open floor plans, with in-office gyms and onsite yoga. Employers are going to be emphasizing flexible work, health insurance, and more practical benefits—maybe 401k match, especially … Continue reading

Employment in US Before COVID and in April –  72 percent of adults were either “doing okay” financially, down from the 75 percent says FED

Although most adults were working as much as they wanted to, many people were not working full time and wanted more work. Many adults also performed gig activities in the month before the survey, although few who participated in the gig economy were doing so as a primary source of income. • Eighteen percent of … Continue reading

COVID and Labor Market in US – Vacancy postings collapsed by 30% at the same time as initial claims spiked

In this report, we analyse both UI claims data and vacancy data from Burning Glass Technologies to provide a more detailed account of how the labor market evolved over the last weeks. In particular, we ask how broad-based the deterioration in market conditions over the second half of March and the first half of April … Continue reading

COVID, Jobs and Lockdown in UK – Can take more than 6.5m jobs out of the economy

Estimates produced by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex suggest the lockdown can take more than 6.5m jobs out of the economy -around a quarter of the total.The study led by Professor Matteo Richiardi with ISER researcher Diego Collado uses ONS data to predict job losses by sector.Using … Continue reading

COVID and Jobs in US – Ravaging is poised to ramp up survey says

Covid-19’s ravaging of American jobs is poised to ramp up, a survey released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP indicates. In a survey of more than 300 U.S. chief financial officers, 26% said they expect layoffs due to the financial impact of the new coronavirus. That’s up from 16% two weeks ago when PwC put the same … Continue reading

COVID, Jobs and Women in Canada – Bearing the brunt

Women are at the forefront of the economic crisis as yesterday’s labour force report from Statistics Canada reveals. In March, employment among women aged 25 to 54 years fell by 298,500, more than twice the decrease among men. Nearly half of this decrease (144,000) was among women working part-time, many in low paid service and … Continue reading

COVID in – More jobs lost than US did during the Depression

While we wait to get a clearer picture of the health coronavirus curve in India, we already have the first estimate of the job-destruction caused by the nation-wide lockdown. The numbers are staggering, worse than anything the world has ever known. More jobs were lost in India in the last two weeks than anything ever … Continue reading

COVID Global Impact on Jobs – Equivalent to 195 million full-time workers estimates ILO

X Since the first ILO Monitor, the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated in terms of intensity and expanded its global reach. Full or partial lockdown measures are now affecting almost 2.7 billion workers, representing around 81 per cent of the world’s workforce. X In the current situation, businesses across a range of economic sectors are … Continue reading

COVID in IT Sector in US – 8,500 new jobs in March, but 19,000 IT jobs lost in other industries

The US information technology sector added an estimated 8,500 new jobs in March, according to an analysis by technology industry trade association CompTIA. However, there was a loss of an estimated 19,000 IT positions in companies across all other industry sectors, according to CompTIA’s analysis of employment data released today by the US Bureau of … Continue reading

COVID and Jobs in Europe vs US – The Partial Unemployment (wage subsidy)

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed economic life across Europe and the United States. By confining people to their homes, leading them to spend far less money than they otherwise would, the West has seen a collapse in consumption, threatening the survival of a sweeping number and range of firms, from restaurants to airlines to … Continue reading

COVID-19 – Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the impact on global unemployment could be … Continue reading

US – More than 3.2 million people quit their jobs

According to recently released data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 3.2 million people quit their jobs in May 2017, the most Americans to quit in a month since early 2001. It’s also the highest rate of quitting since June 2006. This might seem concerning. If a lot of people are … Continue reading

ICT and Work – A tendency to lead to longer working hours, to create an overlap between paid work and personal life

New information and communications technologies (ICT) have revolutionised everyday work and life in the 21st century. They enable people to connect with friends and family – as well as with work colleagues and supervisors – at any point in time; however, they also facilitate the encroachment of paid work into the spaces and times normally … Continue reading

Jobs You Can Do From Anywhere in the World – 11 great companies currently hiring

There are many reasons people search for jobs that can be done from any location. Luckily, more and more companies are offering remote employees the freedom to work from anywhere in the world they choose. While many telecommuting jobs still have some location requirements, below are 11 great companies currently hiring for jobs you can do from anywhere in … Continue reading

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