Accommodating Working Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
SHRM – July 30, 2020
While some companies are adjusting their expectations for working parents, others may not be — especially as lockdowns extend into the fall. If employers can’t accommodate working parents, however, they could face a barrage of issues, including legal action against them.
U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 963,000, First Time Below 1 Million Since Mid-March
CNBC – August 13, 2020
First-time claims for unemployment insurance last week fell below 1 million for the first time since March 21 in a sign that the labor market is continuing its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
For Companies, Three Unexpected Upsides of Virtual Hiring
Inc. – July 28, 2020
For those wrestling with virtual hiring, here are three unexpected upsides to keep in mind and how to leverage them.
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Australia Says COVID-19 Outbreak Shows Signs of Peaking
Reuters – August 9, 2020
Australia recorded its biggest one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths on Monday although a slowdown in new cases gave hope that a second wave of new infections in the state of Victoria may have peaked.
Canada Regains 55% of Jobs Lost to Coronavirus
CIC News – August 11, 2020
Canada is seeing some economic recovery as coronavirus restrictions ease throughout the country. About 55% of the 3 million jobs lost since April were recouped as of July, according to the Labour Force Survey.
India’s Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million; More Than 62,000 Reported in a Single Day
NPR – August 7, 2020
India is now the third country to record more than 2 million coronavirus cases, and the country passed 1 million confirmed cases just three weeks ago. Currently, only the U.S. and Brazil are reporting more.
UK’s COVID-19 Death Toll Lowered to 41,000 After Methodology Change
Reuters – August 12, 2020
Britain’s official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic was lowered by over 5,000 on Wednesday because the government adopted a new way of counting fatalities after concerns were raised that the old method overstated them.
COVID-19 Cases Among Children in U.S. Up 90% Over Four Weeks, Report Says
CBS News – August 11, 2020
There has been a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases among children in the United States, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Poland Reaches 52,410
The First News – August 10, 2020
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 619 since Sunday and reached 52,410, the Ministry of Health said on Monday. So far, 36,877 people have recovered.