Will the delta variant delay the return to downtown?

Jul 30, 2021
In New York, the occupancy rate for commercial office space has been rising, but the delta variant may thwart that revival.
Some companies have delayed their planned returns to the office, and more may follow.
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Parking headaches make a comeback

Jul 23, 2021
Traffic is back to pre-pandemic levels in many places, but there are a lot of tables for two where parking spaces used to be.
Cities may be happy to let expanded restaurant patios remain in place, frustrating drivers searching for parking spaces.
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To address worker burnout, some companies are shutting down for a week

Jul 2, 2021
Experts say a week off is a good start but leaves the causes of burnout untackled.
Companies including LinkedIn, Bumble and Hootsuite are requiring workers to take a week off.
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Bonuses may be key to enticing people back to the workforce

Jun 29, 2021
At least 10 states have started offering return-to-work bonuses, as have many employers, as workers look for incentives.
A man fills out an application for a hospitality job during a Zislis Group job fair in Torrance, California, on June 23. Employers at the job fair offered hiring incentives, including a $500 signing bonus.
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Audio diary: Returning to the office

Sep 9, 2020
We hear from listeners about returning to their workplaces for the first time since March to grab supplies for home.
An empty office in Seattle, Washington. Returning to the office to grab supplies for home can bring up unexpected emotions.
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Stop talking and face the corner: the new rules of elevators during COVID-19

Jun 19, 2020
Elevators have always been awkward. Now they're a social distancing nightmare.
People stand in designated areas of an elevator to ensure social distancing, but there's only so much distancing one can do in such a confined space.
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