For all the ways office workers have adjusted to working remotely during the pandemic, the arrangement can be tougher for those starting a new job remotely. Getting to know the company, colleagues and even the lay of office politics is all the more difficult without the experience of being able to connect with others in person.
And months after workers were sent home en masse in the spring, many are still connecting with colleagues both new and old completely digitally. Roughly 42% of the U.S. labor force is working remotely full-time, according to research from Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, and the number of companies announcing long-term remote work are continuing to stack up with time.
For those starting a new job remotely, CNBC Make It spoke with workplace experts on how you can set yourself up for success.
President Trump has said he never liked his pledge to “drain the swamp,” but his fans did to he kept it in his stable of three-word chants. Once elected, though. “Trump did not merely fail to end Washington’s insider culture of lobbying and favor-seeking,” The New York Times reports. “He reinvented it, turning his own hotels and resorts into the Beltway’s new back rooms, where public and private business mix and special interests reign,” building “a system of direct presidential influence-peddling unrivaled in modern American politics.”
To map Trump’s own swamp, centered at his hotel in Washington, D.C., and Doral and Mar-a-Lago clubs in Florida, the Times pored over the tax information it has obtained, reviewed hundreds of social media posts by patrons of his properties, and interviewed nearly 250 business executives, lobbyists, and club members.
The Times investigative team uncovered more than 200 companies, foreign governments, and special interest
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street after attending a Cabinet meeting on 14 February, 2020.
LONDON — The U.K. government has expanded its jobs support program as the country gears up for tighter coronavirus restrictions set to be announced next week.
Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said Friday that firms whose premises have to shut over the winter period as part of local or national restrictions will receive grants to pay the wages of staff who cannot work.
The British government will pay two thirds of employees’ salaries to protect their jobs over winter. Cash grants to businesses in England which are required to close will increase to up to £3,000 ($3,893) per month.
The new program will come into effect on Nov. 1 and will last for six months. The BBC reported that the expansion could cost hundreds of millions of pounds per month.
Local funding to both draw more bicyclists onto the road and train workers for the industry has been awarded to a San Diego-based nonprofit.
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Rider Safety Visibility received a $200,000 grant to support workforce development training for young adults in the bicycle industry via its Pedal Ahead program. The community electric bicycle initiative launched this week in San Diego County’s District 4.
The sprawling area, represented by Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, stretches from La Jolla along the coast to Encanto in the east and Paradise Hills in the south.
The group will support workforce development in the eastern communities by providing opportunities for those between the ages of 18 and 26 to participate in internships, mentorships
JP Morgan Chase plans to expand home lending for Black and Latino families while PepsiCo will give more money for job training, officials announced.
Representatives from JP Morgan Chase and PepsiCo made the pledges during a news conference with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Community Trust, a leading philanthropic organization.
JPMorgan Chase promised to increase homeownership among 3,000 Black and Latino families “in the Chicago region through an additional $600 million in home lending to these families over the next five years,” officials said.
The bank also will expand low down payment programs and grants for home buying, including closing cost assistance.
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Officials also said PepsiCo will be giving $500,000 for job training and development, though it wasn’t clear when or where. The soft drink giant also is giving $1 million
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DENVER, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Community Banks of Colorado, a division of NBH Bank(the “Bank”) is honored to be recognized in 2020 as Start Up and Job Creation Lender of the Year as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Colorado District Office’s Annual Awards.
“At NBH Bank, we believe the entrepreneurial spirit is the foundation of our communities, and we utilize SBA loans to provide responsible financing that supports that spirit. This award is really a testament to the vision and hard work of our clients, without whom this honor would not be possible,” said Mark Abell, SBA Division Director at NBH Bank.
The Bank was selected to receive this award based on the number of loans it made in the special categories of job creation and
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The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has established Business Central. EVPL’s Business Central is a hub, both digital and physical, of resources for those looking to further their career, improve skills, start a new business and more.
“EVPL’s Business Central is ready to assist you with your career or your business,” EVPL CEO-Director Scott Kinney said. “We have the tools and resources available to help everyone from those beginning their career to veteran business owners.”
Knowledgeable staff can help guide library users through available resources to build a resume, practice interview skills and get assistance with job searching. To navigate how to start a small business, EVPL librarians can assist with accessing information on bookkeeping, financing and small business planning. For those who are in need of aid, EVPL’s Business Central has curated resources to receive
Krystle White realized almost immediately after completing her undergraduate degree in marketing that she would need to gain more skills to be competitive as a young professional in an industry that was continuing to change.
“I wanted to build on what I had learned,” said White, who will be the first student to complete Rutgers Business School’s Master of Science in Digital Marketing later this year.
Her decision to pursue the Master’s in Digital Marketing has already helped her career. Four months into the Covid-19 Outbreak, White found herself in a new role at Oracle where she is applying a lot of what she has learned in the classroom and demonstrating knowledge that she hopes will lead to even more exciting roles in the company.
Q: Why did you want to do a master’s program in digital marketing?
A: “I noticed very quickly after graduating that there were still some