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As a result of the pandemic-driven shift to remote work, the work-from-home opportunities have multiplied ten-fold. A remote career has its own sets of benefits, including flexibility to work from anywhere, work-life balance, higher productivity, relaxed and comfortable working space, and more. READ MORE AT MUO
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Hispanic workers in the labor force has grown from 10 million in 1990 to 29 million in 2020. By 2030, Hispanics are expected to account for one out of five workers. Hispanics are represented more in the labor force compared to others because they tend to be younger and in the prime age working group, 25-54 years old, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics....
Some sectors bounced back to pre-pandemic levels faster than others, as evidenced by this nifty chart comparing details of the April 2022 jobs report to February 2020 . The big picture:  The total number of U.S. jobs hasn’t yet climbed back to pre-pandemic levels. But underneath the headline, areas of the economy like professional services, or transportation and warehousing, have recovered any ground they lost in the pandemic...
Between the switch to working from home and uncertainty about whether our jobs would survive the pandemic, our professional lives have been under some serious strain. It’s not helped matters that lockdowns and border closures have made it difficult to take a holiday and recharge. The pandemic has fundamentally altered our work patterns. It has also shifted our expectations about where, when and how we want to get the job done. READ...
As we emerge from the pandemic, thousands of jobseekers are being held back by imposter syndrome. According to latest research, 85 per cent of us have felt incompetent at work, with women more likely to suffer than men. READ MORE AT THE SUN
In addition to on-site yoga classes and ergonomic desks, companies may have a new wellness initiative up their sleeves — granting workers an annual period of remote work.   Remote work has proved popular with many workers, with 54% of employees saying they want to keep working from home after the pandemic ends. READ MORE AT CNBC
As we enter Year Two of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are at a critical juncture as a country. Yes, the unemployment rate is falling in 2021—but in part because of people leaving the labor force. Millions more have been displaced, lost work, or are underemployed due to the continuing effects of COVID-19. READ MORE AT NEXTGOV
Since the last iteration of this list, a global pandemic and numerous social justice movements have rocked the U.S. Of the thousands of companies considered for the ranking, 60% are proactively sharing on their websites what they’re doing to promote diversity, up from 46% this time last year. Additionally, 28% now have a senior leader whose sole responsibility is DEI, up from 18% in 2020. Employers in the education and insurance...
Perhaps no year has forced employers to re-examine their work environments more than 2020. While COVID-19 has thrust upon us a workplace that is physically amorphous, the Black Lives Matter movement has also created an unprecedented urgency for a more genuinely diverse and inclusive workforce. READ MORE AT JDSUPRA
The perception that we’re in the midst of a “she-cession” — in which women have lost jobs at a higher rate than men — has not been borne out. And this winter, more mothers have returned to paid work, bringing them closer to the employment levels of fathers, a new analysis of census data shows. Last April, the number of mothers who were actively working and living with school-aged children plummeted 22...
Millennials might favor job hopping, but it’s also something that can cross the minds of those decades into their career. For some, the decision for a career change might be a matter of reclaiming a sense of purpose and happiness. For others, it might be a matter of pursuing a lifelong dream. Whatever the motivation, switching gears mid-way into a career is a reality for many people. And making a career change at 40 or...
When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), knowledge of the problem isn’t enough. In order to begin to see true change, we’ll have to roll up our sleeves and get to the messy, everyday work of inclusion. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY