The Importance of Routines, Even Interrupted by a Pandemic

By setting routines for myself, I was able to shield myself from chaos. Then the pandemic happened. I set out to get them back on track.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Andrew Yang Hasn’t Done the Math

Was his economic story too good to check?

#automation, #elections-mayors, #income-inequality, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #productivity, #unemployment, #yang-andrew-1975

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One Year Later: How U.S. Winemakers Averted Disaster

Pandemic disruptions seemed to pose the biggest obstacles, but West Coast fires were far more damaging.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #wines

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Jobs Report March 2021: Gain of 916,000 as Recovery Sped Up

The gain of 916,000 was the biggest since August, and unemployment fell to 6 percent. Barring a setback in fighting the virus, the outlook is bullish.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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For New York City, Glimmers of Hope and Signs of Revival

Yankee Stadium welcomed fans on Thursday, and some high-end hotels are opening their doors. But a widespread rebound from Covid-19 could take years.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #citizens-budget-commission, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #independent-budget-office, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-school, #new-york-city, #parrott-james-a, #unemployment, #zandi-mark

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Why Are Jobless Claims Still High? For Some, It’s the Multiple Layoffs.

A California study shows the extent of dependence on benefits over the last year and how many people have shuttled in and out of work.

#california, #california-policy-lab, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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How the U.S. Got It (Mostly) Right in the Economy’s Rescue

Though the recession has been painful, policymakers cushioned the pandemic’s blow and opened the way to recovery.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #federal-aid-us, #federal-reserve-system, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Uncounted in the Unemployment Rate, but They Want to Work

Millions have left the labor force in the last year, many home with children or health concerns. The statistics may not reflect their aspirations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #retirement, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls

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In Nevada, Unemployed Workers Wait for Aid That Will Still Not Be Enough

Stimulus checks may be on their way, but those struggling to get by worry that the money will soon be gone. “Every morning I wake up thinking about where my help is going to come from,” one woman said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #anxiety-and-stress, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nevada, #organized-labor, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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The Relief Bill Will Save Tens of Thousands of Airline and Airport Jobs

Aviation workers will be protected from furloughs through September under the bill President Biden signed Thursday, but a full travel recovery could take years.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airlines-for-america, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #american-airlines, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #travel-warnings, #united-airlines, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #east-jerusalem, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #italy, #jamaica-west-indies, #kampala-uganda, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manila-philippines, #pilots, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #thomas-cook-group-plc, #unemployment, #united-states-travel-assn, #venice-italy, #wages-and-salaries, #world-tourism-organization

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Closing of Jing Fong Leaves a ‘Crater’ in Reeling Chinatown

One of New York’s most famous immigrant neighborhoods has been battered by the pandemic and faces an uncertain recovery.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jing-fong, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #restaurants

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BuzzFeed lays off 47 HuffPost workers weeks after acquisition.

As part of the cutbacks, BuzzFeed closed HuffPost Canada and announced plans to decrease the size of its operations in Australia and Britain.

#buzzfeed-inc, #huffington-post, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #peretti-jonah-h, #writers-guild-of-america

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We Need a G.I. Bill for Essential Workers

America must do right by the people who have risked their lives during the pandemic.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #g-i-bill, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Lessons From a Year of Pandemic Spending

Lost jobs and lockdowns forced almost everyone to change their spending habits. How many of those changes will stick? We talked to five households about their pandemic budgeting.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment

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The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting

Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.

#artificial-intelligence, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #robots-and-robotics, #unemployment, #workplace-environment

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Restaurant Wine Directors Worry About the Future

The pandemic has forced sommeliers from jobs, pared wine lists and raised big questions about the viability of the business and the way it treats workers.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #wines, #work-life-balance

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For the Economy, the Present Doesn’t Matter. It’s All About the Near Future.

The economy is at a major inflection point, and the question is whether job creation will accelerate in the months ahead.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #restaurants, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Virus Did Not Bring Financial Rout That Many States Feared

Grim forecasts held up for a few states, but many took in about as much tax revenue as before the pandemic — sometimes a lot more.

#brookings-institution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #income-tax, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #republican-party, #sales-and-excise-taxes, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #tax-policy-center, #taxation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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They Were on Equal Footing. Then the Ground Shifted.

A year of pandemic restrictions has meant some friends are flush and others foundering.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Head of McKinsey Is Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis

Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey had reached a historic settlement agreement in the U.S. over its advice to drugmakers.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sneader-kevin

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As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #japan, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takeuchi-yuko-1980-2020, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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Why Top Economists Are Citing a Higher-Than-Reported Jobless Rate

The official rate stood at 6.3 percent in January, but using an expanded metric, Fed and Treasury officials say it’s closer to 10 percent.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #powell-jerome-h, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

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The Jobs the Pandemic May Devastate

An updated forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has alarming news for people with a high school diploma or less.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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Are New York Restaurant Customers Ready to Dine Inside Again?

New York City is again allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, but the policy is no panacea for the struggling restaurant industry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lipkin-w-ian, #mailman-school-of-public-health, #new-york-city, #npd-group-inc, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Kamala Harris: Women Leaving Work Force During Pandemic Is a ‘National Emergency’

“In one year,” Vice President Kamala Harris said, “the pandemic has put decades of the progress we have collectively made for women workers at risk.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delauro-rosa-l, #harris-kamala-d, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Los Angeles School District Eliminates One-Third of Its Police Officers

The school board also decided to ban the pepper-spraying of students and divert $25 million to programs for students of color.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #education-k-12, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-unified-school-district, #police, #police-reform

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‘I Did Something Useful’: Unemployed Workers Take On the Virus in Temp Jobs

Some workers in devastated industries in Britain are finding solace and using their old skills as coronavirus testers, contact-tracing callers and hospital housekeeping workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #national-health-service

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Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Poverty but Cost Jobs, Budget Office Says

The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.

#congressional-budget-office, #federal-budget-us, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #sanders-bernard, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Its Musicians Are Out of Work, but the Met Is Streaming

Anna Netrebko sang a recital live from Vienna as the opera company and its unions remain in a standoff.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #les-contes-dhoffmann-opera, #metropolitan-opera, #metropolitan-opera-orchestra, #netrebko-anna, #nights-of-delirium-opera, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #spanish-riding-school, #turandot-opera

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Journalists at New York Daily News Form Union, Joining a Wave

The organizing effort at the century-old tabloid comes roughly 25 years after its editorial union was effectively broken.

#alden-global-capital, #arizona-republic, #chatham-asset-management, #chicago-tribune, #gannett-company-inc, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-daily-news, #newspapers, #organized-labor, #tribune-publishing-company

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The Jobs Crisis Is Broader Than It Seemed

January employment numbers suggest a stalling of progress toward a full recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment

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Toll Worker Job Losses Highlight Long-Term Fallout of Pandemic

The Pennsylvania Turnpike laid off workers to switch to labor-saving technology, in what might be a broader trend.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pennsylvania-turnpike, #roads-and-traffic, #tolls, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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The Government Agencies That Became Smaller, and Unhappier, Under Trump

The total federal civilian work force is slightly larger than four years ago, as a few agencies grew even as others shrank. In some places, morale also took a hit.

#agriculture-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-budget-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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PPP Aid to Small Businesses: How Much Did $500 Billion Help?

Some economists say the Paycheck Protection Program has not proved as useful as other aid. The debate could sway the new administration’s plans.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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America’s Other Front Line

As the Biden administration proposes additional pandemic relief, nonprofit workers see a country facing a growing crisis.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #homeless-persons, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #nonprofit-organizations, #rural-areas, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

The layoffs include most of the executive team at Postmates, the food delivery app that Uber bought last year.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #food, #khosrowshahi-dara, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mobile-applications, #postmates-inc, #uber-eats, #uber-technologies-inc

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Herman Miller C.E.O. Grapples With Politics and Pandemic

As the C.E.O. of Herman Miller, Andi Owen has had to navigate a polarized work force while thinking about the future of the offices her company makes furniture for.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #furniture, #gap-inc, #herman-miller-inc, #innovation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #michigan, #owen-andi, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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Continuing Job Losses Put Spotlight on Economic Relief

Relentless unemployment claims show the pandemic’s grip on the labor market. Help from the recent stimulus bill may lapse before an upturn arrives.

#federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Is Remote Work Making Us Paranoid?

Maybe everyone is actually judging your house on Zoom.

#labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #workplace-environment

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Jobless, Selling Nudes Online and Still Struggling

OnlyFans, a social media platform that allows people to sell explicit photos of themselves, has boomed during the pandemic. But competition on the site means many won’t earn much.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberharassment, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #onlyfans, #sex-work, #social-media, #unemployment

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December Jobs Report: Recovery Goes Into Reverse

U.S. employment fell by 140,000 in December as virus cases surged. Leisure and hospitality businesses were hit hard, but some industries showed growth.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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The December Numbers Were Awful, but the Economy Has a Clear Path to Health

Among the reasons for optimism: the prospect of widespread vaccination, and a Congress more open to stimulus spending.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Unemployment Claims Show Continuing Pressure on Job Market

Employers remain cautious about hiring, one economist says, “but the resurgence of the virus is really the main culprit.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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‘A Slap in the Face’: The Pandemic Disrupts Young Oil Careers

Students and recent graduates struggle to get hired as the oil industry cuts tens of thousands of jobs, some of which may never come back.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #careers-and-professions, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #engineering-and-engineers, #geology, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rice-university, #texas, #university-of-texas-at-austin

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Unemployment Claims Expected to Have Remained High Last Week

The weekly report, which will be published Thursday morning, might show a drop in claims because of the Christmas holiday.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Obamacare, in Its First Big Test as Safety Net, Is Holding Up So Far

Job losses and the loss of insurance have typically gone hand in hand. This year, more Americans are staying covered.

#health-insurance-and-managed-care, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #medicaid, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #recession-and-depression

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Co-ops in Spain’s Basque Region Soften Capitalism’s Rough Edges

A group of worker-owned businesses may present an alternative model to economies dominated by the interests of shareholders.

#basque-region-spain, #cooperatives, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #matz-erreka-s-coop-erreka-group, #mondragon-spain, #mondragon-corp, #politics-and-government, #spain

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Retailing’s Tumultuous Year Began Before the Pandemic

The industry employs millions of people, and the upheaval it experienced played out in the lives of many Americans.

#amazon-com-inc, #barneys-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #jeffrey-manhattan-ny-retailer, #kalinsky-jeffrey, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #macys-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls

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