• NYC restaurant workers who still have jobs say they're afraid to ride the subway to work and wonder if they're really 'essential' workers in a pandemic

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    New York City's restaurants have been closed to diners for three weeks to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus , leaving thousands in the industry jobless.
    Some restaurants have been able to keep on some of their staff by pivoting to takeout and delivery.
    While those workers feel lucky to still have a job, some wonder if they're really "essential" workers during the pandemic - and some are afraid that coming to work will expose them to the virus.
    "The struggle is weighing which is more important: coming into work and then possibly getting sick, or leaving work and not having a job to...
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  • Travel evaporates; streaming makes isolation life bearable

    Travel evaporates; streaming makes isolation life bearable

    1 month ago - By Chron

    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.
    GLOBAL SHOCK: There is no place on earth inhabited by humans that is not being hit by the economic shock of the pandemic. The U.S. rolled out a $2.3 trillion plan to stabilize the economy Thursday.
    - Oxfam is warning half a billion people in the developing world could be pushed into poverty. In the run-up to three key international economic meetings next week, the anti-poverty group...
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  • The 31 best US cities to live in if you want to work from home

    The 31 best US cities to live in if you want to work from home

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Many Americans find themselves working from home during the novel coronavirus pandemic as a precautionary measure.
    Researchers from The University of Chicago examined the share of jobs that could likely be done from home in metro areas, using occupational information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Information Network.
    San Jose, California; Washington, DC; and Durham, North Carolina have the highest share of feasible jobs that can be done at home, each with shares over 45%.
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    If you want to work in a job that is...
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  • Jeff Bezos visited an Amazon warehouse and a Whole Foods to thank employees who are working during the coronavirus crisis as safety concerns rise among workers

    Jeff Bezos visited an Amazon warehouse and a Whole Foods to thank employees who are working during the coronavirus crisis as safety concerns rise among workers

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday visited one of the company's warehouses and a Whole Foods, thanking employees who are working during the coronavirus pandemic.
    In a video posted by Amazon, Bezos can be seen touring the facilities while greeting and waving at employees.
    The tours took place near Dallas, according to Bloomberg.
    Bezos' visits come as employees have raised concerns about safety inside the company's fulfillment centers. Employees at multiple facilities have gone on strike , saying the company hasn't kept them in the loop about new coronavirus cases among workers and hasn't...
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  • Investors are pivoting to coronavirus-boosted industries like healthcare and remote work

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Startup investors like to make long-term bets on, say, the future of automation or e-commerce, with a time horizon averaging seven years.
    But many investments end up being more based on trends, for better or for worse-and over the past few months, coronavirus has become one of those events that is shifting investors' tastes. More and more, early-stage investors are focused on areas that are experiencing explosive growth in the middle of the global pandemic: Think telemedicine as consumers avoid hospitals, deliveries as households remain sequestered, and remote-collaboration software as...
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  • With work drying up, here's how freelancers can pivot to make it through the coronavirus pandemic

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Work Space is a biweekly Q&A column tackling the work challenges that keep you up at night. You can read all the columns here. If you want advice on something you're navigating at work, send your questions to workspace fortune.com.
    The question has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.
    Q: I'm a photographer, and I've been a full-time freelancer for years. I make my money from events and weddings, and I sometimes do documentary work, which is my true passion. The coronavirus totally caught me off guard. Like most people, I'm worried about a lot right now: getting sick, people I...
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