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Skill gap 2020″ 5 soft skills and 10 hard skills companies need now

May 3rd, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

What are the most critical soft and hard skills that organizations are hiring for and training for in 2020? In the recently released LinkedIn Learning 2020 Workplace Learning Report, LinkedIn analyzed data from 660+ million professionals and 20+ million jobs to map the 15 most in-demand skills. More specifically, they looked at the skills that […]

7 careers that are even more viable during the pandemic outbreak

May 1st, 2020 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

We’re living in unusual times. With the pandemic in full-force all around the United States, there’s been a massive shift not only in where we work but in how we work. While it’s true that remote work is challenging and there is a new reality for most, some employment categories will likely see an upswing […]

Furloughed workers don’t want to return to their jobs as they’re earning more money with unemployment

April 29th, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

An unintended and unexpected consequence of the multitrillion dollar stimulus package is that workers are asking to be laid off or reluctant to go back to work after being furloughed. In an effort to help people financially cope with their job losses in the midst of a pandemic, the federal government—through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief […]

Uber launches effort to help drivers find other work during coronavirus crisis

April 21st, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

The Work Hub can be used to find gigs with Uber Eats, Uber Freight, or over a dozen other companies Demand for ride-hailing in cities is down severely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and as such, drivers are struggling to find work. Uber is rolling out a new feature for drivers that is designed to […]

One Chart Shows Coronavirus’ Stunning Job Losses

April 18th, 2020 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

Job seekers wait in line at the JobLink Career [+]   The U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Saturday, April 11, came in at 5.245 million, a decline of over 1.4 million from the prior week, but still the third highest weekly total ever recorded. The coronavirus has driven […]

A coronavirus recession will mean more robots and fewer jobs

April 14th, 2020 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Automated delivery bots are already working in the small town of Milton Keynes, England. All economic downturns increase automation. This one will be worse. The novel coronavirus pandemic is certainly not good for the labor market. Recent weeks have seen unemployment claims surge to record levels as businesses and entire industries shutter in order to […]

The official jobless numbers are horrifying. The real situation is even worse.

April 6th, 2020 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

The record unemployment numbers only hint at the crisis facing many with no work. The shutdown of much of the service economy—think restaurants, hotels, and retail stores—in an attempt to slow down the spread of the coronavirus is sending the US toward a deep recession. It isn’t a question of “if.” It’s a question of […]

Instacart is hiring 300,000 grocery shoppers

March 29th, 2020 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

The company will provide with paid sick leave in case they’re diagnosed with COVID-19. Instacart plans to hire an additional 300,000 “full-service” contractors to help it deliver groceries to people during the coronavirus pandemic. With so many individuals and families stuck inside as a result of social distancing measures and shelter in place orders in […]

As coronavirus forces millions to work remotely, the US economy may have reached a ‘tipping point’ in favor of working from home

March 25th, 2020 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Companies are enabling remote work to keep business running while helping employees follow social distancing guidelines. A typical company saves about $11,000 per half-time telecommuter per year, according to Global Workplace Analytics. As companies adapt to their remote work structures, the coronavirus pandemic is having a lasting impact on how work is conducted. With the […]

Einride is hiring its first autonomous truck operators

March 23rd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Einride is hiring autonomous pod operators in both the U.S. and Sweden with the new jobs set to begin later this year. Einride, a Swedish technology company that designs, develops and sells driverless electrified trucks and logistical solutions, has announced it will be hiring the first autonomous and remote truck operator in the freight mobility […]

The Future of our partnership with machines

March 20th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

I’m often asked questions about the future of work. Will the machines takeover? How long until the human race declines? And how many jobs will go away? One new book that thoughtfully approaches these topics of how we will work symbiotically with machines and how we can all evolve to benefit together is HUMAN/MACHINE: The […]

The finance robots are coming: 73% of organizations plan to replace humans with machines this year

March 19th, 2020 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

Even finance is being affected by the onslaught of human vs. machine with a recent Deloitte survey revealing some startling stats. The finance function is experiencing rapid change, and a recent Deloitte survey found that 73% percent of respondents are planning to implement technology to replace humans in their workforce this year—up from 58% a […]

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