COMMENTARY | Adequately staffing emergency medical services has been a problem for some time, potentially putting lives at stake. The pandemic threatens to make shortages worse.
COMMENTARY | Uncertainty, polarization and misinformation can make you miserable if you don't find ways to cope.
COMMENTARY | The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated a transition to telework, protecting the jobs and the health of those whose work can be performed remotely. Creative policies in a post-pandemic world are needed to help more broadly distribute the benefits of increased remote work.
Northwest Arkansas will provide a cash incentive and a street or mountain bike to qualified remote workers who relocate to the area.
Microsoft, IBM and other companies urged the president-elect to consider policies for boosting workforce development, solving the pandemic and addressing biometrics in surveillance.
COMMENTARY | As firms adjust to the Covid-19 economic slowdown, the job market for new college graduates is expected to decline for the first time in more than a decade.
With the virus surging across the country, it is unclear whether governments will again offer lump sum payments or keep paying out augmented salaries.
COMMENTARY | Government employees were the unsung heroes of the voting process.
COMMENTARY | There is no saving the economy without guaranteeing worker health.
The Buffalo, New York program highlights how the coronavirus has forced many state and local governments to quickly adopt new technology. Some officials see lasting value in the changes.
COMMENTARY | Suddenly, the conversation about telework has shifted from “do we have the right technologies in place?” to “do we have the right people policies and training in place?”
When no one agrees on reality in a pandemic, it’s hard to figure out what to fear.
Government finance and administrative officials responding to a recent survey also said that their departments have taken on more work during the coronavirus pandemic.
A few states have passed laws specifically aimed at protecting workers who face COVID-related safety risks and retaliation for speaking up about them, but advocates say stronger federal protections are needed.
But employment losses in state and local education are still coming into focus.
“The mental health component of COVID is starting to come like a tsunami,” said on psychiatrist.
Obsessing over politics could hurt your happiness and your relationships.
Facing shortages of poll workers, some city officials are allowing employees to volunteer as election workers in exchange for paid leave.
COMMENTARY | Big cash prizes can be big motivators for people to get involved in developing innovative ideas.
Overall, 661,000 jobs were added in the U.S. labor force between August and September—but women still left it at alarming numbers.
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