COVID-19 and the Workforce: September 25, 2020

TOP HEADLINES 

4 Pandemic-Driven Training Needs, and How to Meet Them 
HR Dive – September 22, 2020 
The new normal has created issues for both those teleworking and those still at worksites. 

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly as Stimulus Boost Fades 
CNBC – September 24, 2020 
The number of first-time filers for unemployment benefits were slightly higher than expected last week as the labor market continues its sluggish recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Single Collaboration Tip Your Virtual Team Needs for Remote Productivity 
Fast Company – September 17, 2020 
As teams continue to work apart for months and possibly years, how can we continue collaborating virtually without risking burnout? 

What’s New from the CDC 
Keep up with all the latest information on COVID-19 directly from the resources created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

GLOBAL NEWS 

AUSTRALIA 
Australia COVID-19 Hotspot Records Fewest Cases Since June  
Reuters – September 18, 2020  
The Australian state at the center of the country’s coronavirus outbreak reported its lowest daily increase of infections in three months, putting it on course to relax a hard lockdown in the capital city by the end of the month. 

CANADA 
Trudeau Says Canada is in Second Wave of Pandemic, Urges Renewed Caution 
Reuters – September 23, 2020  
In a rare national address, Trudeau said the country “is at a crossroads” as a second wave emerges in four large provinces, adding that the government would do whatever it took to help the country recover from the pandemic. 

INDIA 
Rethink Short Lockdowns, Tracing is Key: PM Modi to States 
The Indian Express – September 24, 2020 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the Chief Ministers of seven states worst hit by COVID-19 to make a critical assessment of the 1-2-day lockdowns that several states have been imposing, and the adverse impact these have on economic activity. 

UNITED KINGDOM 
Government Says ‘Work from Home if You Can’ to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 
Staffing Industry Analysts – September 23, 2020 
In this statement, the UK government announced new measures for England including telling people to work from home if possible. 

UNITED STATES 
Coronavirus Maps: How Severe is Your State’s Outbreak? 
NPR – September 23, 2020 
More than 6.5 million people in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 200,000 have died. Tens of thousands of new cases are reported daily nationwide. These graphics explore the trends in your state. 

POLAND 
Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Poland Reaches 82,809 
The First News – September 8, 2020
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased since Wednesday by 1,136 new infections, a new record number, and reached 82,809, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday morning. So far, 66,158 people have recovered. 

Post by Jasmine Patel

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