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    ‘The Big Move’ is a new MarketWatch column looking at real estate and work-life balance. Do you have a question about buying or selling a home? Do you know where your next move should be? Email Jacob Passy at [email protected] Dear MarketWatch, I’m a tech worker in Silicon Valley, and my company recently informed us that we can work remotely indefinitely. There’s a lot I love about living here — including the easy access to Michelin-starred restaurants and to outdoor activities like hiking and surfing. What I don’t love is the high cost of living. I earn all this money, and it goes on rent and transport and, yes, eating out. With everything that’s happened in the...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — The need for technology is still high in California as students start another round of distance learning. In rural areas, there are still questions circling around how to connect if service is spotty. “If thousands of students and teachers log on for distance learning, can our internet provider handle that load or is it going to crash?” asked Heather Hammergren, who lives in Volcano. A valid question Hammergren in Amador County, where for her daughter a hot spot isn’t helpful and the internet can be spotty. “If she’s in the middle of a lesson or needs to get on at a certain time and we don’t have internet connection, how is that going to affect her?”...
    I've learned that you don't need to be in an office to bond with new coworkers. Shutterstock/Cineberg Skye Gould Getting to know your coworkers is an important part of starting any new job. It can feel especially challenging to build relationships with new colleagues if you've never met them in person. In my first month working for Insider remotely, I've learned that it's possible to befriend your remote coworkers as long as you're willing to put yourself out there. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Starting a new job is always intimidating, and working from home can make the transition more difficult. As an extrovert, I usually look forward to making work friends who can...
    When schools and day cares shut down in March, no one thought it would last more than a few months. But in the United States, the Covid-19 pandemic is nowhere near under control. That makes in-person schooling an iffy proposition in many parts of the country. Even if your school plans to have students on campus for at least part of the school year, it’s wise to prepare for repeated shutdowns, closures, or quarantines when children, teachers, and staff test positive for Covid-19. Remote learning is here to stay, so we spoke to several edtech experts about identifying possible obstacles and aiming for reasonable goals. Your child might not become an Intel Science Fair finalist this year. But they can...
    VIDEO5:2605:26Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen on online spending trends during the Covid-19 pandemicSquawk Alley Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen told CNBC on Tuesday that he believes there are inherent benefits to being in an office that widespread remote work, which became a necessity during the coronavirus pandemic, cannot necessarily provide.  "Projects which are well underway, we've seen tremendous momentum continue, but when you're trying to create a new project, you want people around that water cooler. You want that sense of urgency," he said on "Squawk Alley." "I feel like productivity is impacted a little bit in that."  Narayen said Adobe, which is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices around the globe, is surely going to rethink its physical footprint...
    Yankees hope to get well at home, face Braves first Heres what weddings looked like the year you were born How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Beat The Heat With This $89 Mini AC Unit Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/22 SLIDES © DimaBerlin / Shutterstock.com The 20 Most Popular Work-From-Home Job...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — E-learning is a challenge for everyone, but what about kids who already needed special education? CBS 2’s Megan Hickey asked how the district plans to keep these special needs students from falling further into the cracks. Just two years ago the Illinois State Board of Education found that many special needs CPS students were being overlooked. Now some families say remote learning is only making that problem worse. In a video of 9-year-old Elise, the emotional toll that remote learning can take is apparent, especially for a diverse learner like Elise, who was recently diagnosed with autism. “I’m confused about all this stuff, and I haven’t learned that yet,” an upset Elise can be heard saying. “Hours it...
    Nearly 300 employees with Georgia’s largest school district have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to the virus. The Gwinnett County School District will not return to in-person classes and will instead reopen with online learning for the school year starting August 12. However, while students can stay at home teachers are still required to come to school for their remote teaching.  Teachers began to return to their schools for in-person planning on Wednesday and on Thursday the school district reported 260 employees tested positive for the virus or had contact with a positive case, removing a major chunk of the school force just days before the start of the semester.  'As of last Thursday, we had approximately 260...
    By MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press David Heinemeier Hansson has made a name for himself as one of the tech industry’s more prominent iconoclasts and industry critics. The Danish programmer is a successful entrepreneur who has testified before Congress to argue that Big Tech firms should be more regulated and started an anti-Facebook campaign. He is chief technology officer of BaseCamp, which makes workplace collaboration software, and is also the creator of a widely used software development framework called Ruby on Rails. Hansson spoke with The Associated Press to discuss remote work in the age of the pandemic and why Big Tech’s power should be limited. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: Basecamp is mostly remote. Has...
    BOSTON (CBS) – It’s deadline day for school districts as state guidelines call for them to submit their preliminary re-opening plans. In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh was joined by Superintendent Brenda Cassellius. Both tried to reassure parents that schools will be flexible. “Parents will be able to choose either hybrid or remote without losing their spot at their school. This is one of the most frequent questions that I get,” said Cassellius. “Our children deserve the opportunity and the access to an excellent and equitable education.” Dr. Brenda Cassellius, superintendent of Boston Schools (WBZ-TV) Walsh stressed that a working plan will be guided by public health metrics – and asked union educators to take the politics out of the process....
    Civil rights icon John Lewis will be buried Thursday in Atlanta with three former presidents in attendance Walmart now sells the Impossible Burger, which means the plant-based "meat" is now in 50 times more grocery stores than it was in March How to Earn Money Online The jobs available for people looking to make money online run the gamut. On the internet, you can seek everything from full-time employment as a remote staff member to a work-whenever-you-want side hustle as a blogger or jewelry-maker. © (Getty Images) High angle view of creative businesswoman working while sitting on chair Although the COVID-19 pandemic has rattled the job market, online hiring is strong in a range of industries. According to...
    Senate Republicans’ opening bid for Phase Four relief legislation includes many eye-catching elements, including another round of economic impact payments and an extension to the federal plus-up to unemployment benefits. But also included in the package is crucial relief for remote workers, relief which should see broad support across party lines. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many businesses have followed either lockdown orders or public health guidelines urging employers to facilitate more remote work to minimize in-office contact. As a result, an April MIT study found that roughly 56 million American workers have started working from home instead of commuting to an office. Concurrently, tens of thousands of Americans have volunteered to selflessly risk life and limb, journeying to...
    Juan Soto cleared to return following negative coronavirus tests Scented Lipsticks You’ll Love This Summer Bartender? Registered nurse? How to find jobs in fields you never knew offered distance working The number of remote workers continues to skyrocket, fueled recently by the pandemic.  © Provided by CNBC In early April, 62% of employed Americans said they were working from home, double the number from mid-March, according to a Gallup poll. Load Error Some industries — information, financial activities, professional and business services, and public administration — are naturally more suited to remote work. And as companies adjust to a new world, more jobs are being tailored to remote positions. Although leisure and hospitality might have fewer opportunities...
    Some Fairfield County parents are demanding refunds from preschools after their children were forced to transition to remote learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak. A group representing parents of students served by Landmark Academy in Westport has launched a petition demanding partial refunds to account for distance learning and flexibility on deposits and tuition for the upcoming academic year. 
“We don’t fault Landmark (or any other organization) for being slow to act regarding a decision on tuition for this semester,” they wrote. “The turbulence and uncertainty created by the pandemic has been bewildering and troubling for parents and schools alike. 
“We are sad to admit, however, that we have found ourselves feeling a growing rift with the Landmark administration.”...
    Pitching-thin Braves turn to ace to stop skid Screen time and kids: Parents should focus on quality of content over time spent How Do I Find a Meaningful Job From Home? This post comes from partner site FlexJobs. Welcome to our “Work From Home Q&A” series. You ask a question about remote work, and a guest expert answers it. © insta_photos / Shutterstock.com shutterstock_1674759265 You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. This week’s question comes from Nancy: “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved helping people. It feels good when you make a difference in someone’s life. So, are there any meaningful work-from-home jobs that involve helping others?” It's not the usual blah,...
    Westend61 | Getty Images It used to be that working remotely was a perk. These days it's about survival.  Those lucky enough to have jobs have seen their offices shuttered in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, and their home is now doubling as their workplace. It hasn't been easy. In fact, as the pandemic stretches on, more Americans are becoming burned out, according to a recent survey by global online employment platform Monster.  Over two-thirds, or 69%, of employees are experiencing burnout symptoms while working from home, the survey found. That is up almost 20% from a similar survey in early May. The latest was conducted July 10 and surveyed 284 U.S. employees.  Despite work burnout, the majority (59%) are taking less...
    (Bloomberg) – Perceptions of remote work are changing dramatically in the coronavirus era. Koji Motokawa, like many operators in Japan, a country known for its overwork culture, had never thought of working from home until the pandemic broke out. Now, for the first time since he stepped on the money table 25 years ago, this deputy fixed-income director at Mizuho Securities Co. spends at least one day a week out of the office and plans to keep it up. “My initial thought was that it was going to be very difficult given the way markets operate,” he said. “The reality is that it is doable.” The covid-19 forces financial professionals around the world to reevaluate their way of operating, and...
    Saints sign four draft picks as rookies report for camp 5 Top-Rated Lash Serums From Sephora For When Mascara Just Isnt Enough Google is the first major company to formally extend work-from-home until summer 2021—whos next? Google employees can continue to work from home until July 2021, making it the first major tech company to extend its remote-work arrangement into next summer in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. © Provided by CNBC American multinational technology company Google logo seen at Googleplex, the corporate headquarters complex of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. In an email to employees Monday morning, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote: "To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/CNN) — Silicon Valley tech giant Google announced Monday it was extending its policy of allowing employees to work from home until at least July 2021. A company spokesperson confirmed those plans as California remains in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The company had previously said most employees would be working remotely through the end of 2020, with some employees being allowed back into the office sooner. But the decision to extend the remote work policy well into next year indicates that one of the world’s largest tech companies is bracing for a long pandemic — and could prompt other businesses to follow suit. In a memo to employees, a copy of which was...
    New York (CNN Business)The Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of Barack Obama, Kanye West and other figures earlier this month was one of the more prominent cybersecurity breaches in recent memory — and it was all the more dramatic as it played out live on the platform while users watched. It was the first major breach reported since March, when many companies rapidly transitioned to remote working because of coronavirus. For Twitter (TWTR), the hack was certainly not a good look. CEO Jack Dorsey apologized for it on the company's earnings call last week, saying: "Last week was a really tough week for all of us at Twitter, and we feel terrible about the security incident."For other companies, the...
    LightFieldStudios There is a discernible silver lining in the otherwise ominously dark cloud of Covid-19: A whole new category of employment will emerge soon that will be both better for employees and employers. I call it the interim economy. The word "interim" literally translates from its Latin origins as "the time in between," and for businesses the next two years will be a time in which they either adapt or disappear. First, let's lay our cards on the table: There's no guarantee that a vaccine will be created, ever; 40 years on, an AIDS vaccine has yet to be found. Likewise, the probability of the U.S. reaching so-called herd immunity in a country the expanse and size of ours seems...
    Joe Giddens/PA Wire via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Well knock me over with a feather: Four months ago, employees at many U.S. companies went home and did something incredible: They got their work done, seemingly without missing a beat. Executives were amazed at how well their workers performed remotely, even while juggling child care and the distractions of home….Some companies even vowed to give up their physical office spaces entirely. Now, as the work-from-home experiment stretches on, some cracks are starting to emerge. Projects take longer. Training is tougher. Hiring and integrating new employees, more complicated. Some employers say their workers appear less connected and bosses fear that younger professionals...
    AleksandarNakic According to a new study released Thursday from global freelance platform Upwork, the massive shift to remote work resulting from companies adapting to the changes caused by Covid-19 has great potential to reshape opportunity across the country and bridge the geographic wage gap. That's because businesses are most highly concentrated in the top 15 most expensive places to live in the U.S. despite only housing 19% of the U.S. population. But with the recent shift to remote work, the 49% of business spend that is now going to those workers will disperse throughout the U.S., spreading productivity to other talent pools and thus essentially fueling the creation of the largest labor market in the world, claims Upwork's chief economist...
    PHT Morning Skate: Cannons to level playing field; March Madness for hockey Yes, the Perfect Black Tee Exists Pandemic job shift: A lot more work is about to head outside Americas highest-priced cities Businesses are most highly concentrated in the top 15 most expensive places to live in the U.S. despite only housing 19% of the U.S. population. 72% of independent freelance professionals live outside these areas. On average, hourly earnings in the top 15 metro areas are over 40% higher for the same occupation in the rest of the U.S. Remote work will shift the 49% of business spend that is now going to those workers and spread productivity to other talent pools, thus essentially fueling...
    New York (CNN Business)Microsoft earnings easily beat analysts' expectations for the most recent quarter, as the pandemic drove demand for the company's cloud and remote collaboration tools.Microsoft (MSFT) on Wednesday reported $38 billion in revenue for the three months ended in June -- up 13% from the same period in the prior year and well above the $36.5 billion Wall Street analysts had expected. Earnings for the quarter were $1.46 per share, again handily beating analysts' projection of $1.34 share. "The last five months have made it clear that tech intensity is the key to business resilience," CEO Satya Nadella said in a release. "Organizations that build their own digital capability will recover faster and emerge from this crisis stronger."Microsoft's...
    Bermuda is the most recent destination to welcome long-term, remote workers Jared Kay/Getty Images The government of Bermuda announced a new residency certificate policy on Friday that allows remote workers and students to spend a year on the island.  Interested workers must be older than 18, have health insurance, and supply proof of employment or enrollment in an educational program.  Barbados and Georgia have also been encouraging remote workers to come live and work from their countries.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding all nonessential international travel during this time. If you decide to travel, follow the CDC's recommendations in the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Bermuda's pink sand...
    Young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 are the most likely to express a desire to return to work in an office, but workers are split on returning before a vaccine is available, according to a new poll from CivicScience.  In an online poll of about 3,000 people, CivicScience found that younger workers are most likely to support returning to the office despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, even preferring the office over working from home part-time. 18-24: 42% return to office, 31% stay remote, 26% combination of both. 25-34: 24% office, 38% remote, 38% combination. 35-54: 28% office, 38% remote, 35% combination. 55+: 32% office, 39% remote, 25% combination. Most adults report remaining just as productive...
    By MEGAN HART, Wisconsin Public Radio MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Public Service will close its downtown Green Bay office in November, but the utility company has no plans to cut services or lay off any of the 450 employees who typically work there, according to a company representative. Some will transfer locations, while others will become full-time remote workers, said communications specialist Matt Cullen. During the coronavirus pandemic, the company has seen how successfully its employees can work from home, he said. “Adding the fact that the buildings on our Green Bay campus in the downtown area were in need of significant renovations for future use and that those buildings had not been fully occupied for some time, we...
    Governor JB Pritzker unveiled a three-tier plan that would reintroduce restrictions to a region of Illinois that records an increase in coronavirus cases. The new plan offers a gradual increase to implement mitigation strategies that could include restrictions for indoor consumption in restaurants and bars, which would be automatically implemented in regions that meet these criteria. Below, we take a look at the levels and what they mean: Level 1 Bars and restaurants: Reduce interior capacity and suspend service within bars. Hospitals: Reduce elective surgeries; limit visits. Social and religious events: Additional limits on meetings and in the capacity of the classrooms. Offices: Institute remote work for high-risk individuals; continue the emphasis on remote...
    The founders of GitLab, Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Sid SijbrandijGitLab Many companies have had a rough time adjusting as all their employees moved to working remotely. That's not the case for GitLab, one of the world's top enterprise software start-ups. It has no offices. It's been remote since its start in 2014. So when the pandemic appeared, GitLab was prepared. Employees already had adequate spaces at home where they could work. Like many other businesses, GitLab relies on virtual communication tools such as Slack and Zoom. Employees just use these tools in a very specific way. They follow policies on picking the correct emojis to react to chat messages and allocating a certain number of minutes to wrap up video calls....
    A Michigan teenager with attention deficit disorder was sent to juvenile detention in May for violating her probation by falling behind on her online school work, Reuters reported. The teenager, referred to as Grace in media reports, is a 15-year-old student of Groves High School in Beverley Hills, Michigan. Grace had been on probation since April, Newsweek reported, due to a fight with her mother in November and a larceny charge for stealing a student's cellphone at school. From Newsweek: Judge Mary Ellen Brennan, the presiding judge of the Oakland County Family Court Division, set the conditions of probation, which required Grace to wear a GPS tether, check in regularly with her court...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago teachers are making it clear they want to start the school year on time but not on campus. The Chicago Teachers Union wants to start with remote learning and as much “heads up” as Chicago Public Schools can spare as time so teachers can prepare to make working remotely work smoothly. The health and education balancing act has never been trickier. “I don’t think that our kids should go back yet,” said CPS parent Jasmine Williams. “I feel like we should wait a little bit.” Williams has five children. Remote learning will make the fall trickier at home, but healthier in the long run, she says. “Quite frankly we can’t take our kids’ lives at risk to...
    FG Trade "We're all in this together." This message of solidarity rang throughout the world over the past few months, as communities from Wuhan, China, to Washington, D.C., mobilized to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Heeding shelter-in-place orders, businesses and workers quickly transitioned to remote work in order to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and free up resources for essential workers who remained on the front lines. This unprecedented effort paid off, and after months of lockdown, communities and companies worldwide are beginning to reopen. As business leaders turn their attention toward an eventual return to the office, however, a critical new need has arisen: the need to ensure an equitable return for all employees. What is an...
    SONOMA – Luxury home sales have hit a record high, all thanks to the work-from-home culture. “People want a haven, a place to go, somewhere that feels distant,” Christine Krenos with Compass Real Estate said. Krenos says wine country has gone from a second home market to a primary home market overnight. “My phone is ringing off the hook,” Krenos said. Krenos showed us a five-bedroom, five-bathroom luxury home in Sonoma that is on the market for just under $7 million. The 5,000 square foot home sits on 13 acres, complete with an at home gym, pool and the new necessity, two home offices. “There’s a joke right now among agents, like we keep teasing...
    Some time ago, specifically last year, Apple introduced us to the advantages of its ecosystem in a work environment with “The Underdogs”. In this announcement, the company presented a group of people who, faced with a challenge that seemed impossible, take full advantage of the capabilities of their devices and Apple services to achieve the best result. Thus, by going through all kinds of challenges, they manage to meet the client’s objectives. The point is that, in recent months, things have changed a lot in our society. Now, many employees remain at home, from where they work remotely through their laptops, tablets … Therefore, the video had become somewhat obsolete, and Apple has decided to give it a spin. Thus,...
    Three-quarters of Americans worry life will never return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. The survey asked 2,000 Americans — about 1,700 of whom are employed — about how they anticipate the world will be after the COVID-19 pandemic. Fifty-nine percent of those surveyed said they currently can’t use shared spaces in the workplace without fear. SWNS Another 36 percent of respondents said they’re afraid they can’t return to normal work lives without putting their families at risk of potential infection. Sixty-eight percent of respondents think the stay-at-home orders should remain in place until there is a vaccine for COVID-19 Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Torch, the survey found 63 percent of employed respondents...
    THREE-quarters of Americans are scared that life will never return to normal even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, a new survey revealed. It asked 2,000 people – 1,700 of whom are employed – how they thought the world will change after the coronavirus crisis. People are concerned that theyll never get their pre-pandemic lives backCredit: Getty Images - Getty Re-opening Continues Across Densely Populated New York And New Jersey AreasCredit: Getty Images - Getty Voter essistant Marvin Hass, wearing a face mask and shield, aids voters at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center during a runoff election, Tuesday, July 14Credit: AP:Associated Press Credit: SWNS Fifty-nine percent of them said they can't use shared work spaces without being scared of contracting or spreading...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — JustAnswer, an online question and answer website that connects visitors with experts in several categories, is looking to hire up to 1,000 vetted experts. “We have more than 10,000 questions coming in every single day, and we need those answers to get back to people within a minute or two,” Jennifer Jolly, JustAnswer editor-at-large, said. The company is specifically looking for people with appliance repair expertise, including consumer home appliances as well as larger appliances such as HVAC systems. “Experts are freelancers,” Jolly said. “You can work any time, anywhere and answer as many questions or as few questions as you want.” According to Jolly, the average expert makes $3,000 per month with top experts earning...
    SoundCommerce employees, with CEO Eric Best on far leftSoundCommerce On a Saturday in April, several executives from SoundCommerce rented a U-Haul, drove it to their office in Seattle and loaded up the truck with stand-up desks, 48-inch monitors and various other gadgets and personal belongings. For two days, they traversed town, dropping the items off at employees' houses and apartments. With the coronavirus forcing non-essential employees to shelter in place, it had been weeks since any the start-up's 20 or so staffers had worked at the office. It was clear they wouldn't be going back. The lease expires July 31, and SoundCommerce CEO Eric Best said the company did not extend its contract. "We polled the team and, for the...
    Remote work, once considered a novelty or an odd experiment, has become a necessity for many businesses in the Covid-19 world. This has challenged the common assumption that remote work environments hinder employee productivity. Executives across industries have marveled at productivity remaining consistent or even increasing as employees rapidly shifted to working from home with many of them doing double duty as home-school teachers. Yet, somehow, the lesson that companies have deduced from this isn’t that they should go all-remote, but instead that they should go hybrid: combining remote and co-located work. No matter how you approach it, hybrid-remote is hard, and in the end, companies that attempt to do both will either go all-in with remote or go back...
    Chuck Hattemer broke his lease in San Jose for temporary and remote shelter during the pandemic. Hattemer, the co-founder of property management startup Onerent, returned to his parents in San Diego for a rent-free stay. Last month, Hattemer and his girlfriend, Michelle Lovato, drove to Seattle to live with an aunt and uncle for a few more weeks. On the way, he said, they camped and met several other couples taking the same approach to remote work — heavily emphasizing “remote.” “A lot of people were on the same journey,” Hattemer said in an interview from Seattle. “A lot of people are going remote.” Moves like Hattemer’s have contributed to some — but not all — of the sharp ups...
    Buster Posey misses third workout at Giants camp The Best Kids’ Face Masks They’ll Actually Wear The office isn’t dead yet, even if remote work keeps rising, says Moody’s IN ONE CHART © Getty Images The skyline of New York City. Office space in big cities might face a reckoning from the coronavirus, but it won’t happen overnight. Load Error That’s because while U.S. urban areas were particularly hard-hit by the pandemic early on, even buildings that are sitting largely vacant now typically have long-term leases in place that put tenants on the hook for rent over roughly a decade. Building owners often also have 10-year fixed-rate mortgages, which over the past decade have been set at historically...
    BARBADOS is offering people the chance to relocate to the Caribbean so they can work from a new sunny home during the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Mia Mottley has laid out plans to introduce the "Barbados Welcome Stamp" that would allow international arrivals to stay on island for a whole year. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Would you trade in working from home for life in Barbados?Credit: Getty Images - Getty Workers bored of having to sit on their laptops in their bedrooms will have the chance to instead work remotely from the Caribbean paradise. Ms Mottley proposed the scheme as short-term travel has become more difficult due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many...
    If you’ve ever dreamed of living in an island paradise, that fantasy could now become a reality. As remote working becomes the new normal, Barbados is hoping to turn its beaches, adjacent to crystal-blue waters, into your new outdoor office. The Caribbean country is set to introduce a “12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp,” which would allow visitors from overseas to stay for an entire year and work remotely, according to a speech made by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley last week. “You can come here and work for a couple months at a time; go back and come back,” she said. Mottley acknowledged the difficulty of short-term travel, with coronavirus restrictions and mandated quarantines, but a yearlong stay could help jumpstart...
    If you’ve ever dreamed of living in an island paradise, that fantasy could now become a reality. As remote working becomes the new normal, Barbados is hoping to turn its beaches, adjacent to crystal-blue waters, into your new outdoor office. The Caribbean country is set to introduce a “12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp,” which would allow visitors from overseas to stay for an entire year and work remotely, according to a speech made by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley last week. “You can come here and work for a couple months at a time; go back and come back,” she said. Mottley acknowledged the difficulty of short-term travel, with coronavirus restrictions and mandated quarantines, but a yearlong stay could help jumpstart...
    Laurence Dutton Due to Covid-19, many organizations, both large and small, have now had their entire workforce working remotely for months. Still others have reduced or eliminated teams and decreased productivity due to significant gaps in the global supply chain or the physical limitations of their facilities to accommodate social distancing. We just successfully navigated what is arguably the most significant workforce pivot in modern history, but, rather than having time to rest on our laurels, we are now facing the requirement to maintain this new "emergency mode" for weeks and months to come. Now, we are all living off of whatever business continuity plan we built for ourselves. Granted, my plan involved a little more "lightning strikes the data...
    Experts have created a model depicting what Brits could look like if we were to work from home for the rest of our life.  The home worker of 2045 is represented by ‘Susan’, a scary rendering created by clinical psychologists and fitness experts. Susan suffers from hunched shoulders, double chin, obesity and ‘digital eye strain’ – dry, bloodshot eyes as a result of staring at a computer screen all day long. The model portrays the effects isolated working can have on our bodies if we don’t take the necessary steps to avoid them, according to job experts DirectlyApply. While many remote workers have enjoyed the extra sleep and comfy work attire during the coronavirus lockdown, future pandemics could mean the...
    The price of renting a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco has dropped for the second month in a row, CNBC reports. According to data from apartment rental platform Zumper, rental rates are down 12% year over year in June. That is the largest decline in the country and a record slip for San Francisco rent prices, according to Zumper. "Zumper has been tracking rent prices across the country for over 5 years, but we have never seen the market fluctuate quite like this," Zumper co-founder and CEO Anthemos Georgiades said. "For example, rent prices in San Francisco have historically only gone up and typically only incrementally, yet now we are seeing double-digit percent rent reductions. This is unprecedented for this generation...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida State University officials on Thursday backpedaled from a memo that said employees would no longer be able to care for children while working from home starting in August. University officials told employees last week that, effective Aug. 7, the school would revert to its “normal policy and will no longer allow employees to care for children while working remotely.” The move raised concerns among employees and garnered the attention of national media outlets, including The Washington Post. The outcry prompted university officials to issue a “clarification” about the remote-work policy on Thursday. “We realize that the timing of the message — as COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally and around the state — caused confusion...
    Bayern nears Sané signing as defender Kouassi arrives 9 Tie-Dye Kits on Amazon Thatll Add Some Fun to Your Summer Days San Francisco apartment rent prices are dropping fast as tech companies embrace remote work and unemployment rises The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco fell 11.8% year over year in June, following a 9% year-over-year drop in May.  Tech companies like Twitter and Facebook are embracing remote work on a long-term basis, leading some tech workers to leave the city as they will no longer need to commute to an office. Rising unemployment thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown may also be a factor. © Provided by CNBC New monthly data from...
    The move to remote work has emptied out offices, but for many minority and low-income job candidates, crowded family apartments lacking office technology are not a suitable replacement.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images The mass migration to remote work helped companies solve a major coronavirus challenge, but the recent civil unrest has exposed diversity and opportunity gaps across the U.S., which telecommuting is beginning to exacerbate. Low-income students and students of color entering the workforce are struggling to overcome a telecommuting digital divide. The data is starting to back up the personal experience. A WayUp survey in April 2020 highlighted that Black and Hispanic college students and recent grads are much less comfortable with virtual work than their White...
    Igor Derysh June 30, 2020 7:16PM (UTC) House Republicans have boycotted Intelligence Committee meetings for months after the panel moved to convene remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. The committee, which is made up of 13 Democrats and eight Republicans, has held at least seven hearings and meetings since March. All of the hearings were unclassified, according to Politico, but the only one to see a Republican member was an April 28 roundtable attended by then-Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, before he was appointed by President Donald Trump to be the director of national intelligence. : "It seems almost counterproductive on their part," House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Politico. "It seems rather childish, but I hope that they will reconsider." Republicans...
    Before the coronavirus pandemic, Silicon Valley CEO Adam D’Angelo believed remote workforces were for “weird outliers,” not prominent technology firms. Now D’Angelo, head of Q&A website company Quora, is taking the Mountain View firm “remote first.” “We’re not aiming to recreate the same experience we had when we were all in the same building together — we’re looking to create something much better,” the company said in a job posting for a “Head of Remote” who will guide the transition. “We want our remote-first culture to be a significant competitive advantage when it comes to recruiting, retention, and execution as a company.” The search for a transition leader followed a blog post by D’Angelo revealing his company’s plan and the...
    By TAYLOR VANCE, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As COVID-19 made its way to the All-America City, three workers tucked inside an often unseen wing on the second floor of City Hall knew they would have to start thinking outside the box to equip most of the city’s employees with the tools needed to start working remotely. The three workers – Robert Kiste, Gordon Hopper and David King – make up the city’s information technology department. Mayor Jason Shelton informed the City Council in mid-March that most of the city’s employees would start working from home as much as possible to slow the spread of the virus. To do this, the employees needed equipment and software to...
    Coronavirus — The Ministry of Labor has already drafted the draft law that will regulate teleworking, labor modality that has been remarkably increased in Spain as a result of the appearance of the coronavirus pandemic. The newspaper El País has had access to the document, which must now be negotiated with the social partners and approved by the Council of Ministers, In addition to being dealt with in Congress and the Senate, it specifies that all of the employee’s expenses must be borne by the companies. The text establishes the differences between teleworking and remote work. While the first is carried out “through the exclusive or prevalent use of computer, telematic and telecommunication means and systems”, remote work is...
    Business Insider Turning a cardboard box on its side and placing your laptop inside is a trick that lets you work outside in the sun but still see your screen. The hack has been shared online, with many people being impressed. On the hottest day of the year in the UK, I decided to try the technique and was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked. I could see my screen just fine, my laptop didn't overheat, and it was lovely to be in the fresh air.  The only real problems were that I got too hot and was harassed by wasps, but I'll definitely do it again. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. It turns...
    Real estate entrepreneur Don Peebles predicted on "Your World" Monday that New York City-based companies are likely to reduce brick-and-mortar office space in favor of remote working, dealing a further blow to a market reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. "Office space consumption was already on the decline," Peebles told host Neil Cavuto. CORONAVIRUS LEADS TO NYC REAL ESTATE POUNDING "What happened with COVID-19 is, it accelerated nationally ... because it compelled most Americans, certainly office workers, to work remotely. What business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs found out is that it was an effective way to work." Aprpoximately 300,000 New Yorkers returned to work Monday as the city moved to Phase  2 of its reopening strategy, but Peebles said it would be only a matter of time before employees see a...