Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal

The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million.

#amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase

Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #bitcoin-currency, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #virtual-currency, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Job for Life, or Not? A Class Divide Deepens in Japan

Two court rulings threaten to further entrench distinctions in Japan between “regular” workers and the growing ranks of nonregular employees, many of whom are women.

#hiring-and-promotion, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Jobs Report Shows Gains but Vulnerability to New Coronavirus Surge

U.S. payrolls grew by 638,000 in October and unemployment fell to 6.9%, but lockdowns could stifle a rebound in restaurant and retail work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail, #unemployment, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Young and Jobless in Europe: ‘It’s Been Desperate’

The pandemic-induced jobs crisis has fallen disproportionately on generation Covid-19, and the effects may be long lasting.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #hiring-and-promotion, #internships, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #unemployment, #youth

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Ex-Spy Was Central to Project Veritas Hiring Effort, Testimony Shows

A British former intelligence officer was said to have recruited and interviewed potential hires as the conservative group sought to have former spies train employees.

#aft-michigan, #british-secret-intelligence-service, #chamberlain-samuel, #cody-wyo, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #halderman-robert-joel, #hiring-and-promotion, #jorge-marisa, #news-and-news-media, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #prince-erik-d, #project-veritas, #seddon-richard, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Six Enormous Hot-Dog-Shaped Vehicles Travel America, Spreading Only Brand Awareness and Joy

A pandemic cannot stop either marketing or human emotions.

#automobiles, #careers-and-professions, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #your-feed-selfcare

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How Women in Major League Baseball Found Support in a Group Text

In 2019, Jen Wolf felt a lack of support for women like her trying to find work in professional baseball. The group chat she started has become a rare place for mentoring and understanding.

#balkovec-rachel, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #hiring-and-promotion, #major-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #nakken-alyssa-1990, #wolf-jennifer, #women-and-girls

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Remote but Inclusive for Years, and Now Showing Other Companies How

Ultranauts has been developing creative ways to hire, manage and motivate a far-flung and diverse work force for seven years.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #autism, #computers-and-the-internet, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #start-ups

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Pandemic Imperils Promotions for Women in Academia

Even as faculty members are given more time to meet a deadline for tenure, many say they are getting less work done because of child care needs.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #northwestern-university, #parenting, #tenure, #women-and-girls

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A Job That Isn’t Hard to Get in a Pandemic: Swindlers’ Helper

Criminals are increasingly using people like Denise Newton to move their money, just as many have lost their jobs and are vulnerable.

#better-business-bureaus, #careers-and-professions, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frauds-and-swindling, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #money-laundering, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Diversity Push Barely Budges Corporate Boards to 12.5%, Survey Finds

Despite pledges to nominate more members of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, companies have made little progress over the last five years.

#black-people, #boards-of-directors, #california, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #pizarro-pedro-j, #race-and-ethnicity, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #west-tony-1965, #whites

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A Global Health Star Under Fire

Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide.

#africa, #black-people, #bullies, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hiring-and-promotion, #mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #stop-tb-partnership, #tuberculosis, #united-nations, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Trump Has Changed the Face America Presents to the World

The people who now represent the United States, interacting with visiting foreign leaders in Washington and at the highest levels abroad, are overwhelmingly white and male.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #bush-george-w, #defense-department, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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How to Network From Home

While team meetings and industry conventions have moved online, the pandemic has opened as many doors as it has closed.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #linkedin-corporation, #social-media, #telecommuting

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Musicians on How to Bring Racial Equity to Auditions

Conductors, players and administrators don’t necessarily want to abandon blind auditions. But they say the lack of diversity in American orchestras is more complicated than that.

#american-composers-orchestra, #bergauer-aubrey, #careers-and-professions, #chicago-symphony-orchestra, #classical-music, #dworkin-afa-s, #gonzalez-granados-lina, #hiring-and-promotion, #hollywood-bowl, #labor-and-jobs, #laing-alex, #mcgill-anthony, #minorities, #new-york-philharmonic, #payton-stevens-joy, #race-and-ethnicity, #raimi-max, #slatkin-leonard, #sprott-weston, #underwood-titus, #united-states, #wilkins-thomas-1956, #yim-ed

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Unemployment Benefits Are at Heart of a Debate Over Hiring

A $600-a-week supplement that expired in July has been credited with bolstering the economy. Its impact on hiring is central to a political fight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Steve Nash’s Hiring Is About Relationships, Not Race

In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein dives into the debate over the Nets’ hiring of Nash as their new head coach and explores the costs of living inside the N.B.A. bubble.

#basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #coaches-and-managers, #hiring-and-promotion, #nash-steve, #national-basketball-assn

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Working From Home Poses Hurdles for Employees of Color

Without the networks and encounters that offices provide, companies must foster the visibility of Black and Hispanic workers, diversity experts say.

#black-people, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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N.B.A.’s Head Coaching Diversity Under Scrutiny as Vacancies Loom

Steve Nash, who is white, landed a head coaching job this week despite his inexperience, renewing discussions about how few posts are filled by Black people in a league where most players are Black.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #coaches-and-managers, #ewing-patrick, #hiring-and-promotion, #nash-steve, #national-basketball-assn, #vaughn-jacque

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Myriam Sarachik Never Gave Up on Physics

The New York-based scientist overcame sexism and personal tragedy to make major contributions to the field, for which she received recognition this year.

#bell-laboratories, #city-college-of-new-york, #columbia-university, #hiring-and-promotion, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #magnets-and-magnetism, #new-york-city, #physics, #research, #sarachik-myriam, #women-and-girls

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Senators Lead an Increasingly Diverse Nation. Their Top Aides Are Mostly White.

A new study shows that 11 percent of top aides shaping policy and public messaging in senators’ Washington offices are people of color, compared with almost 40 percent of the American populace.

#hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Awkwardness of Starting a New Job Remotely During Coronavirus

He has never met his co-workers. It’s as weird as you would expect.

#hiring-and-promotion, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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Hitting the Glass Ceiling, Suddenly, at Pinterest

Ben Silbermann, the C.E.O., had few answers to allegations that the social media company has a culture of discrimination.

#brougher-fancoise, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #pinterest, #silbermann-ben, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #start-ups, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

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Can a Latina Girl Dream of Being President of the United States?

Women’s representation in government is lagging. Change won’t happen by itself.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #sotomayor-sonia

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New Unemployment Claims Decline, but Remain ‘Alarmingly High’

Nearly 1.2 million filed for state benefits last week, the lowest total since March, as economic readings offer only limited encouragement.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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How to Ace an Online Job Interview

A handful of classic techniques and some tips unique to the work-from-home era can help you land that next job.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs

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The Great Au Pair Rush

When the Trump administration shut the borders to many new au pairs, those already in the country found they had something new: options.

#au-pair-in-america, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #state-department, #visas, #wages-and-salaries

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Using Black Art While Failing Black Artists

Black artists, models, designers and other creative professionals say they have been used to lend legitimacy to diversity campaigns while being underpaid and pigeonholed.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aina-jackie, #art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #clouser-dionne, #discrimination, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hiring-and-promotion, #martin-shantell, #okello-lydia, #race-and-ethnicity

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In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’

A wave of deaths and retirements prompted publishers to name new leaders. Now the industry is in a rare moment of transformation that promises to influence the books put out into the world.

#37-ink, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #canedy-dana, #davis-dawn, #doubleday-publishing-group, #hachette-book-group, #hiring-and-promotion, #holt-henryco, #knopf-alfred-a-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #lucas-lisa, #mayhew-alice, #mehta-sonny, #minorities, #national-book-foundation, #penguin-random-house, #race-and-ethnicity, #reidy-carolyn, #simonschuster-inc, #writing-and-writers

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The Specter of Caste in Silicon Valley

Indian immigrants from Dalit backgrounds are rising up against caste discrimination at their workplaces in the United States.

#affirmative-action, #caste-systems, #cisco-systems-inc, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #indian-americans, #silicon-valley-calif

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Want More Diversity? Some Experts Say Reward C.E.O.s for It

Only a small number of large companies have tied executive compensation to goals for hiring and promotion of workers from underrepresented groups.

#black-people, #bonuses, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #executive-compensation, #firstenergy-corporation, #hiring-and-promotion, #khosrowshahi-dara, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #uber-technologies-inc, #workplace-environment

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Nannies Wanted: Covid-19 Antibodies Preferred

During the pandemic, caregivers are being asked to do more than ever, from cleaning and cooking to teaching algebra.

#antibodies, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #domestic-service, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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ESPN Employees Say Racism Endures Behind the Camera

In meetings and conversations among colleagues, ESPN employees have criticized the career pipeline and diversity of top leadership, eliciting a promise from executives to do better.

#athletics-and-sports, #black-people, #corporations, #discrimination, #espn, #hill-jemele, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #skipper-john, #smith-stephen-a, #sportscenter-tv-program, #television

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For 20 Years, His Firm Called Him Antoine. Now Mohamed Is Suing.

Mohamed Amghar, a retired software sales manager in France, has filed a discrimination complaint against his former employer, accusing the company of making him use a traditional French name at work.

#discrimination, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hiring-and-promotion, #intergraph-corp, #labor-and-jobs, #names-personal, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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What It’s Like to Enter the Work Force From Your Childhood Bedroom

They studied for years to get full-time jobs. Now, they’re right back where they started.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #indiana, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #minnesota, #pennsylvania, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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British Workers Try Their Hand at an Unfamiliar Job: Berry Picking

When farmers realized many European laborers couldn’t arrive for strawberry season, out-of-work Britons responded.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #great-britain, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #strawberries

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The Music Industry Is Wrestling With Race. Here’s What It Has Promised.

The business owes much of its wealth to the work of Black artists but has just a handful of Black executives in its most senior jobs. Companies large and small say they’re devoted to change.

#bandcamp-inc, #black-people, #bmg-entertainment, #hiring-and-promotion, #motown-records, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #republic-records, #sony-corporation, #spotify, #teenage-engineering-inc, #universal-music-group, #warner-music-group

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‘A Conflicted Cultural Force’: What It’s Like to Be Black in Publishing

An author, literary agent, marketer, publicist, editors and booksellers talk about how race affects their careers — and the books you read.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #duggins-linda-publicist, #fisher-cherise, #greenidge-kerri, #hiring-and-promotion, #ladelle-ebony, #mcdonald-erroll, #sherrod-tracy, #wilson-janifer, #wilson-kori, #writing-and-writers

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Biden Campaign Says Just Over a Third of 2020 Staff Members Are People of Color

Mr. Biden released figures on Saturday after facing questions about racial diversity at the upper echelons of his campaign.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #rodriguez-julie-chavez, #sanders-bernard

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A Reckoning With Race to Ensure Diversity for America’s Face Abroad

The national conversation about discrimination is overdue at the State Department, according to those who have been disparaged in a culture that favors “pale, male and Yale” diplomats.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #discrimination, #foreign-service-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hiring-and-promotion, #pompeo-mike, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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9 Departments and Multiple Infractions for One New Jersey Police Officer

With no licenses that can be revoked and no database tracking their misconduct, officers in New Jersey are able to jump from agency to agency, even after they are fired.

#accreditation, #assaults, #dubiel-ryan, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hiring-and-promotion, #new-jersey, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Bill Simmons Plays Defense on Diversity at The Ringer

A podcast episode on the recent protests increased staff complaints concerning the lack of diversity at his digital outlet, The Ringer.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #espn, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hill-jemele, #hiring-and-promotion, #lindsay-rachel-l, #media, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #ringer-the-web-site, #simmons-bill-1969, #spotify, #the-bill-simmons-podcast-radio-program

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New Hope for White-Collar Job Seekers? It Depends on the Job

The hiring trough seems to have passed, but most opportunities are with the industries least buffeted by the coronavirus shutdown.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #employment-agencies, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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A Reckoning at Condé Nast

“It’s hard to be a person of color at this company,” a staff member said. In response to an uprising, Anna Wintour and the chief executive, Roger Lynch, offered apologies.

#black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gourmet-makes-tv-program, #hiring-and-promotion, #magazines, #race-and-ethnicity, #vogue, #workplace-environment

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Refinery29 Editor Resigns After Former Employees Describe ‘Toxic Culture’

The editor, Christene Barberich, said she had decided to leave after reading accounts by black women and other women of color who said they had faced discrimination at the company.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barberich-christene, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hiring-and-promotion, #refinery29-inc, #united-states, #vice-media-inc, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Minority Workers Who Lagged in a Boom Are Hit Hard in a Bust

African-Americans and Latinos are especially vulnerable to job losses in the pandemic and at a disadvantage in getting government support.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #race-and-ethnicity, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout to Protest Trump Posts

While Twitter started labeling some of the president’s inflammatory posts, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company should leave them alone.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

The company made the cost-cutting move as it navigates a slump in advertising created by the pandemic.

#adecco-sa, #alphabet-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employment-agencies, #google-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pichai-sundar, #temporary-employment

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‘Just Sitting in Limbo.’ For Many Professionals, Careers Are on Hold.

Even for well-connected high earners, hiring has dried up, advancement has ceased, job searches have paused and new ventures are in jeopardy.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment

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