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THE FUTURE OF Work

THE FUTURE OF Work

There Will Be Less Bay Area Commuters Post-Pandemic

A poll found that one-third of Bay Area residents plan to commute to an office less than they did pre-pandemic, and only 20 percent of respondents expect to take public transit in the future.

By Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle  |  April 14, 2021
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Bay Area Toll Workers Displaced as Caltrans Goes Digital

250 Caltrans toll-booth workers will be replaced by automated systems at the end of July. No workers have yet been laid-off and the department is working to connect the displaced workers with new opportunities.

By Andrew Sheeler, The Sacramento Bee  |  April 9, 2021
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AI May Not Be the Answer to All that Ails Human Resources

Some companies have taken AI chatbots to another level, even offering automated psychotherapy. Others embed AI in work computers to detect burnout or other worrisome behavior. But the technology poses its own issues.

By Chris Tomlinson, San Antonio Express-News  |  March 31, 2021
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Wastewater Has the Best Green Jobs Workers Don’t Know About

Wastewater offers high-tech jobs at the leading edge of sustainability and public health. But aging workers are leaving, creating a shortage of skilled workers. Public utilities need to step up their recruitment game.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  April 7, 2021
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New York’s Unemployment Claims System Still Doesn’t Work

Thousands of state residents needed to reapply for unemployment benefits after their one-year mark, once again overwhelming the state’s system, leaving claimants without answers or benefits.

By Michelle Breidenbach, syracuse.com  |  April 5, 2021
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Workers Will Return to Different Jobs Post-Pandemic

COVID forced businesses to adapt to the social distancing guidelines or close. As the economy continues to grow, many will return to the workforce in different positions than the ones they had pre-pandemic.

By Kent Jackson, Standard-Speaker  |  April 2, 2021
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Workplaces Will Never Return to Pre-COVID Standards

Many believe that the coronavirus pandemic has set a new standard for workplace expectations. While companies may soon be reopening offices, remote work policies, worker flexibility and virtual training won’t go away.

By Sara DiNatale, Tampa Bay Times  |  March 26, 2021
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Wisconsin Partners Up for Unemployment System Overhaul

With the help of the federal digital consulting office 18F, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will begin a highly anticipated overhaul of the state’s unemployment insurance system.

By Government Technology  |  March 26, 2021
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Workers Not Receiving Mental Health Support During COVID

While some companies are advocating for their workers’ mental health, others seem to take advantage of remote workers’ blurred lines between work and home and many aren’t getting the support they need.

By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times  |  March 25, 2021
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Can Businesses Require Workers to Get Vaccinated for COVID?

Tennessee businesses can mandate their employees get vaccines if being unvaccinated poses a threat to others in the workplace. But not all officials agree that COVID-19 vaccines should be required.

By Elizabeth Fite, Chattanooga Times Free Press  |  March 23, 2021
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Unemployment Fraud Hurts Even Those With Jobs

In Florida, billions of dollars have been stolen by fraudsters filing for unemployment claims under a stolen identity, sometimes using names of individuals who are still working. The solution is better cybersecurity protection.

By David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel  |  March 19, 2021
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