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Workers quitting en masse is ‘a great thing,’ says workplace happiness expert—here’s why

[CNBC, Jenn Lim] Jenn Lim has made a career out of helping people be happier at work. She’s spent a decade-plus as CEO of Delivering Happiness, a consulting company that helps organizations build better and more sustainable workplaces. Now, as the pandemic has led people to re-evaluate how they live and spend their time, many are […]

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Why American workers are quitting in record numbers

[Yahoo News, Getty Images] What’s happening The number of Americans quitting their jobs has hit record highs over the past several months in a phenomenon economists have been calling the “Great Resignation.” In August, 4.3 million U.S. workers — almost 3 percent of the entire American workforce — voluntarily left their positions, the highest number since the Bureau […]

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A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. Here’s how they make money after they quit.

[The Washington Post] Getting by in ‘The Great Resignation’: How people who quit or retired are making ends meet. Many are counting on their savings and Social Security. In discussing the surge of workers quitting or retiring during the coronavirus pandemic, one question that I keep hearing, and that I asked last week, is: How are people who […]

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This 42-year-old saved $660,000 and moved to Mexico after losing her 6-figure job: ‘I realized I could have a different life’

[CNBC] Roshida Dowe has always been a hard worker. From her early days as a receptionist to her decision to go to law school and spend years as a consumer automotive finance lawyer in Silicon Valley, she is well-accustomed to the grind. But in 2018 at age 39, everything changed when she was laid off […]

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Economy adds disappointing 194,000 jobs in September as schools reopen but COVID spikes linger

[USA TODAY, Getty Images] Hiring slowed again in September as a surge in COVID 19 cases offset the reopening of most schools and expiration of unemployment benefits, developments that were expected to coax some Americans back to work. The economy added 194,000 jobs and the unemployment rate, which is calculated from a different survey, fell from 5.2% to […]

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Fired for refusing a Covid vaccine? You likely can’t get unemployment benefits

[CNBC, Getty Images] Businesses are increasingly requiring their workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.Employers like ChristianaCare, Northwell Health, Novant Health, UCHealth System and United Airlines have fired (or are poised to fire) hundreds of unvaccinated workers. Kaiser Permanente placed more than 2,200 on unpaid leave.Such workers likely don’t qualify for […]

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Should you buy a home in the hottest market ever? Huge gains can’t continue, experts warn

[Bankrate, Getty Images] The U.S. housing market is on an absolute tear. Month after month, prices break new records. Sellers are ecstatic. While buyers can revel in mortgage rates near all-time lows, that’s about the only upside to shopping for property in this market. If you’re considering buying a home now, the soaring prices raise an obvious question: Should […]

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A shock is headed for the housing market

[Fortune, Getty Images] The Biden-Harris administration has made it clear it has no plans for another extension of the mortgage forbearance program, which is set to lapse on Sept. 30. At the height of the pandemic, more than 7.2 million homeowners were in the mortgage forbearance program, which allows some borrowers to pause their payments. […]

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For many workers, the return to offices has become ‘The Great Wait.’ It’s costing employers millions

[CNBC, Getty Images] On Tuesday, Google became the latest major company to announce another delay in its return-to-office plan, pushing its reopening date to January 2022. Most recently, the tech giant planned its return for October, which was a delay from September, which was a delay from July 2021. Companies including Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Starbucks already […]

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Chicago sues DoorDash, Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers

[CNBC, Getty Images] The City of Chicago filed two sweeping lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers and using unfair business practices.The suits echo longstanding claims from restaurants on the platforms.The DoorDash complaint also alleges deceptive tipping practices previously charged and settled by the D.C. attorney general.The City of Chicago filed two sweeping lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub for […]

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