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Remote Work Is It, As New COVID-19 Wave Hits

As a new wave COVID-19 cases hits, remote work becomes the norm

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Millions of United States parents have been working from home since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. And since then, they have been attempting to strike a balance between work, school and family time.

Gina DeRosa was thrilled when her year-long internship at the Department of Education in Pennsylvania in the United States turned into her first full-time job out of college.

But two months into her role, DeRosa has never met her colleagues in person. Trained entirely online by her supervisor, who she had met prior to Philadelphia’s COVID-19 lockdown, DeRosa interacts with her coworkers exclusively over Zoom.

“When you work with your colleagues right there, you can just ask them a question and walk [over] to them,” DeRosa, 22, told Al Jazeera. “It was definitely an adjustment.”

Remote work has also been a challenge for many. This is so especially for workers juggling caring for babies or managing remote learning for school-aged children. Young people eager to go out into the world and build a name for themselves are also finding it tough.

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“For young people, you just wanted to go out there – you want to meet people. You’re graduating from college, you want to extend your social circle. This is a time when you were going to do that,” Lynn Berger, a New York City-based career coach, told Al Jazeera. “If you’re young and you’re living by yourself, you might really [be] missing that.”

Remote Work Is It And Working From Anywhere Is Okay

When workers were first sent home from the office in the early days of the pandemic, some found silver linings.

Andrew James, 47, a senior account executive for an enterprise software firm, flew from New York City to Miami, Florida. That was in March, to be with his long-distance girlfriend of three years.

“This pandemic, weirdly, has made me a father,” James told Al Jazeera of his new living arrangement with his partner and her three children.

James said not having to take the subway every morning, wear a button-down shirt every day and pick up the dry cleaning every week has freed up time for other things. And this is leading to a new work-life balance that he is enjoying.

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Source: Aljazeera

Industrial boom, remote-work emphasis puts Tulsa on the map

Worklife Daily_Industrial Boom, Remote-Work Emphasis Puts Tulsa On The Map

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Source: Foxbusiness

Snippet: Tulsa is setting the stage for an industrial boom, and young people are flocking to seize growing employment opportunities. The Oklahoma city has been burgeoning with multibillion-dollar company developments from American Airlines to Amazon. A recent bid from Tesla’s Elon Musk put the city on the map to an even greater scale.

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Onboarding During COVID: New Hires Grapple With Office Politics From Home

Worklife Daily_ONBOARDING DURING COVID NEW HIRES GRAPPLE WITH OFFICE POLITICS FROM HOME

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Source: Reuters

Snippet: Joining a new company can be tough at the best of times, with bosses to impress, skills to learn and new colleagues to befriend. But that task becomes a whole lot harder when the “onboarding” is done during a pandemic that has forced millions to work from home, leaving new hires to judge colleagues on their taste in curtains and conduct on Zoom.

The companies that get it right should have an expanded, grateful workforce, but get it wrong and new hires could find it hard to […]

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Technologists’ Productivity Continues to Rise During the Era of Flex and Remote Work

“Since launching Dice’s new Remote Jobs filter last quarter, job views for remote-only roles are 50% higher than job views of non-remote jobs. In addition, Dice technologists are applying to remote-only jobs at double the rate of non-remote jobs,” shared Michelle Marian, CMO of DHI Group, Inc., parent company of Dice.

DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX ) announced that Dice, its leading career hub for technology professionals, has released its latest report, The State of Remote Work. Dice’s research and recommendations on the future of remote work highlight increased productivity […]

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