Feb 25, 2020

Workers in Shanghai are back at the office, but not back to normal

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Plus: more market reaction to the coronavirus and another installment in our series "United States of Work."

Stories From this episode


COVID-19: Office disruptions in Shanghai

by Jennifer Pak Feb 25, 2020
Chinese officials say they will help businesses resume operations, but trying to adhere to all the rules may make one's head spin.
The few remaining restaurants open in Shanghai are forced to only offer take-out service in recent days.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace
United States of Work

Meet Kate, 24, new account representative at a bank

by Bridget Bodnar Feb 18, 2020
Kate's work is part of the "Sales and Office Occupations," category, like 20% of the U.S. labor force. She has an associate's degree.
Matt Staver
Workplace Culture

Apprenticeship programs could help solve labor market woes

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 25, 2020
Apprentices earn a full salary and usually land a permanent job. Why don't we have more of them?
Stan Best took an apprenticeship at the Newport News Shipyard, where workers build aircraft carriers and submarines for the military.
Gary C. Knapp/Getty Images

Mild winter and revamp investments boost Home Depot

by Kimberly Adams Feb 25, 2020
Home Depot posted better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter.
Home Depot reported better than expected sales and profits, partly due to a mild winter.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Drifting Maverick Sabre
Lance Jr. Courtney Barnett
Big Game Everything Everything

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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