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Child care crisis could cost women $64.5 billion in lost wages

Oct 30, 2020
A new report quantifies the cost of women pulling back from work to care for kids during the pandemic.
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Pandemic pushes holiday retail jobs off the sales floor

Oct 27, 2020
Hiring is down overall, but up for e-commerce jobs. Warehouse and shelf-stocking jobs have tripled compared to past years.
Masks and hand sanitizer are given to customers entering a Dick's Sporting Goods during the pandemic. "The holiday season is going to look very different for retailers and workers alike," one economist says.
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1 in 5 parents quit job or took leave to deal with remote school

Oct 23, 2020
Pulling back from work can put parents behind indefinitely on their career tracks.
According to the results of our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, nearly 20% of parents with kids learning at home had to take a leave of absence or quit their job.
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A worker arrives at a COVID-19 testing site in Long Beach, California.
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Mothers overwhelmingly supervise remote learning, poll finds

Oct 15, 2020
It's the latest example of how the pandemic is exacerbating inequality.
A mom asks questions at the end of her 5-year-old daughter's online kindergarten class in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Employee Assistance Programs could get more workers mental health care

Oct 9, 2020
The programs have been historically underutilized, but interest has increased during the pandemic.
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Workplace testing for COVID-19 is still limited

Oct 8, 2020
The cost and complexity of testing employees means many industries aren't benefiting.
Rapid testing can help workplaces open back up, but only to an extent.
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Domestic workers still don't have safety protections on the job

Oct 5, 2020
A California bill that would have extended those protections to house cleaners, nannies and elder care workers was vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Cleaning staff disinfect the lectern in the White House pressroom in April. The COVID-19 outbreak at the White House has highlighted the importance of workplace safety laws.
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The pandemic is pushing some older workers into retirement early

Oct 5, 2020
But some may leave before they are financially prepared for retirement.
For retirees in their 50s and early 60s, not only do they have less time to save, they won’t be eligible for Medicare or full Social Security benefits.
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As wildfires continue, air quality impacts farmworkers — masks requirements vary

Sep 15, 2020
California has regulations, but it's been hard to get PPE to workers in the fields. There's no federal standard.
Cars drive below an orange sky filled with wildfire smoke in Concord, California, on Sept. 9.
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