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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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The ‘Great Resignation’ is likely to continue, as 55% of Americans anticipate looking for a new job

[CNBC, Getty Images] Most Americans expect to look for a new job as the pandemic continues. Some 55% of people in the workforce, meaning that they’re currently working or actively looking for employment, said they are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months, according to Bankrate’s August jobseeker survey, published Monday. […]

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Job seekers have all the power right now. Here are our 5 best tips for finding a career you love.

[Business Insider] This summer is the best time to be looking for a new job.Employers are looking to woo workers with signing bonuses and other perks.Insider’s compiled a helpful guide for anyone searching for a new role this summer.The job market is on fire right now. After a steep decline at the beginning of the […]

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Illinois unemployment fund faces potential $8 billion deficit

[Illinois Policy, AP] Historic unemployment payouts related to the COVID-19 shutdowns left Illinois’ fund billions in the hole. State leaders did nothing to fix it, meaning there could be reduced benefits for the unemployed or higher taxes on employers trying to recover. Illinois business leaders are worried after Springfield lawmakers twice passed a state budget, […]

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People are quitting their jobs at record rates. That’s a good thing for the economy.

[CBS NEWS] For two years, John White has been trying to get a permanent job at the company where he’s a contractor, but his applications to open positions there have been rejected five times. Company policy forbade contractors from working remotely during the pandemic, so even while his colleagues worked from home, White has been […]

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Meet 2 Americans who just lost unemployment benefits as thousands of workers are cut off from $300 per week

[Business Insider] As of June 19th, a dozen states have prematurely ended their federal unemployment benefits.Those $300 weekly benefits weren’t set to expire until September, but 25 GOP-led states have opted out.Workers in Missouri and Alabama, two states where benefits ended, tell Insider they need assistance.Eight more states are ending their federal unemployment benefits today, […]

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4 million Americans quit their jobs in April — a 20-year record.

[Business Insider, Getty Images] The retail sector is in the middle of a massive labor shortage. About 4 million workers in the US quit in April, a 20-year record, the Labor Department said.There were 9.3 million job vacancies at the end of April, another 20-year record.Job vacancies rose the most in the accommodation and food-service […]

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Cryptocurrency trading is stopping people from looking for full-time jobs: CareerBuilder CEO

[Yahoo! Finance, Shutterstock] The 559,000 jobs the U.S. added in May continue to puzzle economists, who predicted 675,000 additions for the month and 1 million additions a month earlier as the economy recovers. They’ve put forth explanations from lack of child care to persistent COVID-related safety concerns. Now, another culprit can be added to the list: Some potential workers are instead […]

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Workers could face new burnout symptoms when returning to the office—here’s how employers can help

[CNBC, GETTY IMAGES] A year after many companies announced their summer 2021 building reopening dates, organizations across the country are now bringing their employees back to the office — with mixed results. Some employeeshave enjoyed the flexibility of working from home so much that one survey of 1,000 U.S. adults found 39% would consider quitting […]

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