Pop-up coworking events are uniting lonely workers

Apr 26, 2024
Four years after the pandemic made working from home the norm, event organizers are now offering a new spin on coworking through pop-ups.
Remote workers use a cafe in LA's Koreatown as a shared office space during an event hosted by LA in Common. Groups like these are working out deals with restaurants and coffee shops to host coworking pop-ups.
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Report says remote workers are getting little training on best practices

Apr 3, 2024
A consulting firm's report says more than 70% of workers haven't had training on managing remote workers or the best way to do so.
Four years into the pandemic, more than 70% of workers still haven’t gotten training on remote work best practices, a new report says.
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The shrinking federal government — in D.C.

Mar 15, 2024
For years, there have been more federal workers based outside the nation’s capital than in it. That trend picked up during the pandemic.
"From February 2020 to January 2024, federal government employment in the District of Columbia, D.C. proper, fell by 2%,” said T.J. Lepoutre at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Commercial construction has hit a brick wall. Why?

Mar 13, 2024
Factors like high interest rates, tight credit and workers continuing to work from home are all hitting commercial construction demand.
Factors like high interest rates, tight credit and continued remote work are all hitting commercial construction demand.
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It's been a bumpy ride for the office jobs that support office jobs

Jan 29, 2024
Jobs in this kind of work — the work that makes offices and buildings run, makes them nice — grew about 2.6% last year. It's growth but it's not huge growth.
The slow and uneven return to office leaves the future of office ecosystems up in the air.
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It's been 4 years since the pandemic began. Here's what the new normal looks like.

Jan 4, 2024
Even if we're back to statistical "norms," remote employment, widespread freelancing and worker activism have changed the landscape.
One big change: more people working remotely or for themselves.
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How Slack, email and Zoom are making us less productive and more overwhelmed

Nov 1, 2023
Digital platforms have become especially difficult to manage with the rise of remote work.
While digital platforms like email, Microsoft Teams and Slack have increased productivity in some ways, they also mean more time responding to messages and less time accomplishing work tasks.
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"Overemployed" people secretly work overlapping remote jobs

Oct 23, 2023
They do it for the money. But overemployment also symbolizes a change in Americans' attitudes toward work.
There are online forums where people share tips about how to work overlapping remote jobs.
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Nobel Prize winner Claudia Goldin on remote work's potential to narrow gender pay gaps

Claudia Goldin, winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in economics, discusses the impact of care responsibilities disproportionately falling on women.
"It's not just the person who has the greater care responsibilities who is giving up something," said Nobel laureate Claudia Goldin, "but it's the other person who is living a life of the high-flyer, but is not going to see his child take her first step."
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Most CEOs are confident about the future of the economy and their own company

Oct 5, 2023
But fewer CEOs feel confident of their firm’s fortunes than last year, a KPMG survey shows. More execs also want people back in the office.
Last year, 95% of CEOs said they were confident about their own company’s growth prospects. This year, it's 79%. Still high, but a big drop.
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