Ready to quit after COVID-19? Use these 3 strategies to find a better job

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If you’re among the 68% of people who admitted they would consider leaving their job because of the poor treatment they received during the pandemic, this is how to be strategic about your exit. Unsurprisingly, no one was prepared for what 2020 would bring. With little warning, nonessential businesses were shut down or forced to transition to a fully remote work environment, and many faced tough decisions that involved pay cuts, furloughs, and layoffs. Others scrambled to ramp-up hiring to meet pandemic-driven demands and take necessary precautions to keep their employees safe and healthy. Read Full Story

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Abigail Disney thrashes Disney’s layoff announcement: ‘They were always coming’

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Around two-thirds would be part-time workers, some of whom were furloughed after the coronavirus pandemic descended in March. On Tuesday, hours before the curtain would rise on the stunning trash fire of the first presidential debate , the Walt Disney Company sent a memo to its employees announcing that many of them—28,000, news reports would specify—would be out of a job in the next few days. Read Full Story

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What it’s like to start a new job during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Just hours after receiving an offer for a software engineering job, I learned my new company’s office would close due to the coronavirus—and I’d have to onboard remotely. In early February, I moved to New York City and was on the job hunt. But though I was lucky to receive and accept an offer just before the coronavirus pandemic began to shut down the entire city, little did I know that all the new, exciting, and nerve-wracking prospects of starting a new job were soon to become an entirely different kind of challenge. Read Full Story

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These are the top-paying remote jobs and how you can land one

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These roles for knowledge workers offer a strong outlook today, and in the future. While the numbers have dropped since the onset of the pandemic, a lot of us are still working from home. According to a survey from Gallup , 33% of Americans are always working remotely and 25% are working remotely sometimes. Of those who work remotely, nearly two-thirds of would like to continue to do so. Read Full Story

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3 reasons why job-hopping is overrated. Here’s a better approach

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A 15-year veteran of Staples explains why employees might jump ship without fully understanding just how far their current employer will go to help them navigate a satisfying, decades-long career voyage. If you’ve been pondering new career opportunities amid the pandemic, you’re not alone. Nearly two out of three American workers are searching for new job opportunities or would consider moving jobs if approached by another company, according to a recent study . Younger workers are most likely to make a change, as 76% of those under the age of 30 are looking for or open to new opportunities. Read Full Story

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Recruiting remote workers is different. Here’s how to tackle the first step

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Attracting the strongest remote workers begins with your approach to writing a remote job description. Here are 8 things you must include. According to a new FlexJobs survey of people who have been working remotely during the pandemic, 65% would prefer to work remotely full-time post-pandemic, while 31% would like a combination of remote and in-office work. An overwhelming majority also report that they have been either more productive (51%) or just as productive (44%) working from home. Companies are taking note of the bottom line benefits of remote work and many businesses are making permanent shifts to a remote workforce. Read Full Story

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A $15 federal minimum wage would reshape the lives of working people. Can Biden deliver?

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Between the emergency of the pandemic and wage increases at the state level, we’ve never been closer to a national $15 minimum wage. Saru Jayaraman likes to say the restaurant industry had a “pre-existing condition” long before the pandemic. “It was already the nation’s second largest private sector employer with the absolute lowest wage jobs of any industry,” says Jayaraman, the cofounder and president of One Fair Wage . The pandemic only exacerbated the financial insecurity of working in the restaurant industry—but with the added threat of contracting a dangerous virus. “Millions and millions of these workers were forced to go back to work before they felt safe or ready because they got no benefits, [and] they had no choice,” she says. “And what our data has shown is that when they went back to work, it was a nightmare.” Read Full Story

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