Our Generic Drug Supply Is Sick

Competition for market share at rock-bottom prices has led to shortages, price-spikes, allegations of price-fixing, and substandard and even dangerous practices.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #generic-brands-and-products, #international-trade-and-world-market, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shortages

The U.K. Prepared for a Jobs Crisis, but Got the Unexpected

Instead of a surge in unemployment, businesses are struggling to fill positions, presenting a new risk to the pandemic recovery.

#bank-of-england, #coaches-and-managers, #employment-agencies, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shortages, #unemployment

George Soros Is Making Changes at His Foundation While He Still Can

The result is a painful restructuring to focus on the fight against rising authoritarianism around the world.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #brown-mark-malloch, #content-type-personal-profile, #gaspard-patrick, #hungary, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nonprofit-organizations, #open-society-foundations, #orban-viktor, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government, #soros-alexander, #soros-george

The Work-From-Home Economy and the Urban Job Outlook

Offices are unlikely to be as full after the pandemic as they were before. Service businesses and their employees will have to adapt.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas

After a shift to video, Vice Media lays off writers.

The company cut nearly 20 staff members at Vice and Refinery29.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #media, #refinery29-inc, #vice-media-inc, #vice-news

Nursing Homes Face Dilemma: Vaccinate Staff or Don’t Get Paid.

A new policy from President Biden will require all nursing home workers to be vaccinated against Covid. Facilities that fall short could be penalized or lose federal funding.

#american-health-care-assn, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nursing-homes, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

What’s the Price of an Uncleaned Hotel Room?

As business at big city hotels still lags, the pandemic may permanently change the industry’s approach to services like housekeeping and check in. But employees fear for their jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #marriott-international-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sheraton-hotelsresorts

The Jobs Report Shows Why Some Unemployment Is Here to Stay

The unemployed and potential employers are like single people at a giant mixer — there are opportunities, but most won’t find the perfect match right away.

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

To Motivate Workers, Republican Governors Experiment With Pain

Why does the federal government tolerate stingy state unemployment programs?

#labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

U.S. Mask Companies Struggle to Compete with China

Remember when N95s were in short supply? American companies stepped in to manufacture them. Now, they can’t compete.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #stockpiling, #world-trade-organization

AT&T’s WarnerMedia Group to Merge With Discovery

AT&T’s WarnerMedia group is merging with the reality programmer Discovery. What does that mean for your favorite shows?

#att-inc, #cable-television, #dc-comics, #discovery-channel, #hbo-max, #hgtv, #home-box-office, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #movies, #news-and-news-media, #oprah-winfrey-network, #stankey-john-t, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #warner-brothers, #zaslav-david-m

How Social Class Affects Covid-Related Layoffs Worldwide

In the most egalitarian countries, poor and less educated adults were more protected from job losses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #poverty, #unemployment, #united-states

Wanted in France: Thousands of Workers as Hotels and Restaurants Reopen

As the world’s most visited country prepares for a long-awaited economic reopening, hospitality businesses warn they are facing a labor shortfall.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #france, #hiring-and-promotion, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions

C.E.O. Pay Remains Stratospheric, Even at Companies Battered by Pandemic

While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #boeing-company, #calhoun-david-l, #executive-compensation, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #iger-robert-a, #income-inequality, #johnson-kevin-r, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #page-larry, #rittenmeyer-ronald-a, #stankey-john-t, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #warren-elizabeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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