Update on Key Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program
SHRM – July 14, 2020
Lawmakers recently extended the PPP loan application deadline to Aug. 8 and gave employers more flexibility when using the funds and applying for loan forgiveness.
Weekly Jobless Claims Rise by More Than 1 Million for 17th Straight Week
CNBC – July 16, 2020
The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week as the country continues to grapple with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gartner: Over 80% of Company Leaders Plan to Permit Remote Work After Pandemic
HR Dive – July 16, 2020
More than 80% of company leaders surveyed by research and advisory firm Gartner said their organisations plan to permit employees to work remotely at least part of the time upon reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Guidance Reiterates Importance of Cloth Face Masks
SHRM – July 6, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in some states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reiterated the importance of wearing cloth face masks to contain the virus, noting that doing so is most likely to be effective when masks are “widely used by people in public settings.”
Five Growing Post-COVID Industries and Where Their Jobs Are
MarketWatch – July 13, 2020
Here’s a closer look at five career fields that could potentially rebound quickly or fare well in a post COVID-19 world — and where these jobs are located.
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Australia Grapples with New Surge in Coronavirus Cases
NPR – July 14, 2020
Melbourne reimposed strict public health emergency measures, establishing a “hard boundary” around the city and the closing of its borders with New South Wales in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
Bank of Canada Bank Sees No Economic Recovery to Pre-COVID-19 Levels Until 2022
Reuters – July 15, 2020
Bank of Canada held interest rate steady at 0.25% and said economic growth will not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022.
India’s Tech Hub, Other Towns Back in Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Surge
Reuters – July 14, 2020
India’s high-tech hub of Bengaluru will go back into a coronavirus lockdown for a week after a surge of infections, threatening to derail government efforts to revive a stuttering economy.
UK’s Growth Figures Dim Hopes of V-Shaped Recovery From COVID-19
The Guardian – July 14, 2020
The Treasury’s independent forecaster, the Office for Budget Responsibility, predicts that the recovery will take until the end of 2022 at best.
How U.S. Companies Are Planning for a Safe Return to the Workplace
McKinsey & Company – June 26, 2020
In a recent survey of 100 executives, respondents expect most employees to be working on-site by December. To do so, they are implementing a range of interventions that could transform how people work.
Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Poland Reaches 39,054
The First News – July 16, 2020
The ministry reported that 1,550 people suspected of the coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 90,496 are under quarantine and 9,778 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 28,928 people have recovered.