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Here's what's keeping 7.5 million 'missing' workers out of the labor force

A "help wanted" sign is posted outside of Dunkin Donuts in Boston. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images JPMorgan estimates 36% of workers haven't returned to work because they have a financial cushion. Other "missing" groups include early retirees, immigrant workers, and the newly self-employed. Another 25% are likely staying out of the workforce due to COVID fears and child-care constraints. The tight labor market could be at least partly explained by a larger-then-usual fina...
Tags: US, Careers, Trends, New York Times, Stimulus, Cnbc, Jpmorgan, Dunkin Donuts, David Leonhardt, Labor Market, JPMorgan Chase Institute, Avery Hartmans, Unemployment Benefits, Labor Shortage, COVID, Greg Iacurci


‘Party with the beast’: RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos on his book debut

In his first book, "Start With A Win," Adam Contos talks about how to combat fear — "the beast," as he calls it — with love and create win-win situations in business and life.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Problem Solving, Agent, Emotional Intelligence, Brokerage, Select, Adam Contos, RE/MAX, Real Estate Books, COVID


Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with grim Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID


Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with divisive Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID


I canceled my Amazon Prime subscription right as the pandemic lockdowns began. Nearly 2 years later, I don't miss it at all.

Amazon cofounder and former CEO Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images It turns out Amazon Prime isn't necessary, even if you're ordering from Amazon frequently. I canceled my subscription in 2020, and it has had zero impact on order speed or pricing. I'm saving at least $120 annually on the expensive membership fee. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In April 2020, just as the pandemic lockdowns took effect in New York City, I canceled the Amazon Prime subscri...
Tags: Amazon, Life, New York City, Trends, Amazon Prime, Culture, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Jeff Bezos, Subscriptions, Staten Island, Delivery, Amazon Prime Video, Andy Jassy, Netflix Hulu


Easy-to-cancel tours and the mindless narrowing of cricket’s horizons

It’s always been the case that some tours have been easier to cancel than others. Assorted pressures mean cancellations are coming thicker and faster at the minute. What are the implications of this? Earlier this month, we wrote that the threshold for binning the Old Trafford Test was lower than normal. In another year, that match would have been played, but Covid cases, bubble life and the impending resumption of the IPL meant there was simply insufficient appetite for it in 2021. Yo...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Pakistan, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Ipl, Ecb, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Heather Knight, Pakistan Cricket Board, Ramiz Raja, COVID


Milk Musk: White Chocolate That’s Not Just For Covid

Even though Molton Brown released Milk Musk (in EdT and EdP) concentrations in February 2020 (before Covid took over the world, and therefore developed far before that, most likely mid-2019), it received a lot of press last year for encompassing the Covid-specific trend for comforting, cocooning, soothing fragrances which we saw come to full fruition before Christmas, with a slew of releases prom... Read full article: Milk Musk: White Chocolate That’s Not Just For Covid from Fragrantica Perfume...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, MOLTON BROWN, COVID


AI tools that companies use to scan resumes are stopping 27 million people finding new jobs, a Harvard report says

A man hands his resume to an employer at the 25th annual Central Florida Employment Council Job Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images 27 million "hidden workers" in the US are being filtered out of job applications by automated tech, a report says. Their skills are regularly overlooked by the AI-driven hiring practices many employers rely on. Groups that are disproportionately overlooked include caregivers and immigrants, according to ...
Tags: Florida, News, Germany, US, Careers, Employment, Trends, Strategy, Harvard, Recruitment, Vacancies, UK US, Stephen Jones, Harvard Business School, Paul Hennessy, COVID


Jessica Simpson’s brand owner files for bankruptcy as retail sinks

By Katherine Doherty and Steven Church | Bloomberg Sequential Brands Group, the parent company of brands including the Jessica Simpson fashion collection and Joe’s Jeans, filed for bankruptcy protection after the apparel industry was upended by changing consumer habits and the coronavirus pandemic. The owner and licensor of brands such as Gaiam yoga filed its Chapter 11 petition in Wilmington, Delaware with plans to hold an auction as part of a deal with so-called Term B lenders. Sequential list...
Tags: Business, Bankruptcy, Fashion


These are the 28 US cities where managers are the most open to letting their employees keep working remotely after the pandemic

littlenySTOCK/Shutterstock Managers in these cities are the most open to long-term remote work post-COVID, a survey found. HR consulting firm Robert Half identified the 28 US cities with managers most receptive to the idea. In Boston, which led the pack, 45% of managers will let remote work continue once restrictions lift. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many companies are in the midst of hammering out their return-to-office plans but, after a year of working remotely, a ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Washington, Boston, US, Careers, Trends, Remote Work, Indianapolis, Features, Chicago, Washington Dc, Managers, Denver, Robert Half, Nashville Tennessee


Vaccine wars: how the decision not to get the shot is tearing loved ones apart

When friends and family disagree about getting vaccinated, close ties can fray. Some siblings have even stopped talking to each otherMegan, a 30-year-old from rural Nebraska, feels torn. She hasn’t been vaccinated against Covid-19, but if left to her own devices, things would be different. She worries about what would happen if she caught the virus and passed it on to her toddler daughter, whose history of health complications includes hospitalization for lung problems. Megan feels a responsibil...
Tags: Life and style, World news, US news, Nebraska, Megan, Coronavirus, COVID


I'm a professional 'Hamilton' actor. This is what Broadway's 18-month shutdown - and return - has been like.

The Philip national tour of Hamilton. Pictured (left to right): Elijah Malcomb Nelson, Joseph Morales, Kyle Scatliffe, and Fergie L. Philippe Joan Marcus Fergie L. Philippe, a 26-year-old Broadway actor, is returning after an 18-month pandemic shutdown. Philippe temporarily moved while off stage, teaching classes by day and delivering food by night. But the return brings a new set of fears. "I'm scared I'm going to forget my lines," he said. This is Philippe's story, as told to...
Tags: Entertainment, New York City, Careers, Trends, Fergie, Broadway, Miami, Theater, Black Lives Matter, Hamilton, James Madison, Philippe, Hercules Mulligan, Spencer Platt Getty, Fergie L Philippe, COVID


A Love List of Being Seen, Travel, Good Ice Cream, and Being Brave

Happy Fri-Yay my beautiful humans! Tell me about your week. Was it good? Productive? Did you stress it out or were things chill? Are you ready for Fall? It arrives in 11 days! Don’t try and fight me on this! You won’t win. As soon as September 1st hits the Fall decor is going LIVE and I’m getting a PSL Macchiato whether you like it or not. I see all you Summer lovers out there collectively groaning in misery. Let’s love list it today! Remember, in life, you should always validate your...
Tags: Beauty, Muse, West Coast, Psl, Don, Twitter Facebook, Musings of the Day, Ashley Judd, Instagram comments, Khloe Kardashian Malika Haqq, COVID, White Powder BlunderLipstick Queen Jean Queen The


Hamilton’s Javier Munoz responds to fellow Broadway star’s vaccine refusal

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Javier Muñoz (Javi) (@javiermofficial) Gay actor Javier Muñoz, who found fame on Broadway with his portrayal of Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, and was also in the recent In The Heights, is among those to respond to fellow Broadway star Laura Osnes’s refusal to get the Covid vaccine. Osnes shot to fame on the 2008 talent search, Grease: You’re the One That...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Cdc, Life, New York City, Lifestyle, Cnn, United States, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, Laura Osnes, Vaccine, Hamilton, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Laura


Santino Rice under fire for bonkers anti-vax COVID conspiracy tweets

Project Runway alum and RuPaul’s Drag Race fixture Santino Rice has come under fire on Twitter for a series of remarks insisting COVID-19 is a “man-made” disease, and thus discouraging his followers from getting vaccinated. As early as May 2021, Rice began tweeting misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, railing against the various vaccines designed to protect against it. What they are selling people isn’t even a vaccine! They are calling it a “vaccine” but it is not really a proper vacc...
Tags: Feature, Life, China, US, Lifestyle, Lgbtq, Conspiracy Theory, Rice, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Big Pharma, Fauci, Anti-vaccination, Santino Rice, Biden Administration, COVID-19


‘Let them be kids!’ Is ‘free-range’ parenting the key to healthier, happier children?

Now more than ever, children are cooped up indoors and monitored 24/7. But how can they build confidence and social skills if adults never let them out of their sight?She describes herself as having been a “fairly cautious” parent before the pandemic, but Shannon now worries about her children’s safety more than ever. “The pandemic has made me more paranoid and fearful of other people,” she says. She has two sons, aged seven and four, and she’s anxious about them falling ill “because they are to...
Tags: Family, Children, Life and style, Society, Parents and parenting, Shannon, COVID, Indiana Shannon


A top Hollywood event planner who's worked for Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas explains how to throw showstopping, COVID-safe parties

A modern vineyard. Edward Perotti A top event planner told Insider how he plans parties that are as safe as possible amid the pandemic. Edward Perotti has found creative ways of entertaining and shared some noteworthy tips for hosts. Vaccinated-only and mask-only parties are likely to become more common, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic has done a good job in "kicking the events industry in the behind," said Edward Perotti, one of Hollywood's most...
Tags: Hollywood, Nick Jonas, Life, Trends, Strategy, Culture, Beijing, Paris, Ariana Grande, Event Planning, Disneyland, Istanbul, Louvre, Great Wall Of China, Versailles, Hollywood Life


PHOTOS: Step into a sci-fi skyscraper with ultraviolet lasers and cleansing torpedoes

The Shard in London. Dmitry Tkachenko Photo/Shutterstock Some companies are going the extra mile to reassure workers that their offices are hygienic. Mitie, a UK outsourcer, equipped its headquarters with ultraviolet light sprays, stickers, and flippable coasters. Scroll on to take a tour. See more stories on Insider's business page. The battle over the office return is not only about remote work. Living through a pandemic has fundamentally changed how many see health and safety in th...
Tags: UK, London, US, Careers, Trends, Features, Mitie, Don, Stephen Jones, Capgemini, UVC, Return To Work, Office Tour, Employee Wellbeing, COVID, Claudia Crummenerl


PHOTOS: We visited an office at London's Shard skyscraper kitted out with pandemic tech like ultraviolet lasers and cleansing torpedoes - here's what it was like

The Shard in London. Dmitry Tkachenko Photo/Shutterstock Some companies are going the extra mile to reassure workers that their offices are hygienic. Mitie, a UK outsourcer, equipped its headquarters with ultraviolet light sprays, stickers, and flippable coasters. Scroll on to take a tour. See more stories on Insider's business page. The battle over the office return is not only about remote work. Living through a pandemic has fundamentally changed how many see health and safety in th...
Tags: UK, London, US, Careers, Trends, Features, Mitie, Don, Stephen Jones, Capgemini, UVC, Return To Work, Office Tour, Employee Wellbeing, COVID, Claudia Crummenerl


Chocolate, Cheese, and Cherries: (Post-Covid?) Travel Adventures

It’s been two years since I’ve had a vacation, and after this past extremely isolating year and my bout with Covid in April, I was very, very, very happy to be able to travel away with my Car Guy. I was especially ecstatic to be able to sniff and smell things mask-free—well, at all, frankly! (As a side note, I never 100% lost my sense of smell from Covid; my main issue was the extreme fatigu... Read full article: Chocolate, Cheese, and Cherries: (Post-Covid?) Travel Adventures from Fragrantica ...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, COVID


How A$AP Ferg Is Helping NYC Bodegas Survive the Pandemic

A large presence in hip-hop star A$AP Ferg’s youth in New York City’s Hamilton Heights neighborhood was the unsung heroes of urban living: the bodegas, or corner stores. “Man, they’re hubs for the community,” Ferg tells Variety. “They’re an intersection between lawyers, garbagemen and students — people from all different facets of life. And when […]
Tags: Food, News, New York City, Lifestyle, People News, A$ap Ferg, Variety, AP Ferg, Ferg, Our Town, COVID, New York City 's Hamilton Heights


PHOTOS: Check out this skyscraper office kitted out with pandemic tech like ultraviolet lasers and cleansing torpedoes

The Shard in London. Dmitry Tkachenko Photo/Shutterstock Some companies are going the extra mile to reassure workers that their offices are hygienic. Mitie, a UK outsourcer, equipped its headquarters with ultraviolet light sprays, stickers, and flippable coasters. Scroll on to take a tour. See more stories on Insider's business page. The battle over the office return is not only about remote work. Living through a pandemic has fundamentally changed how many see health and safety in th...
Tags: UK, London, US, Careers, Trends, Features, Mitie, Don, Stephen Jones, Capgemini, UVC, Return To Work, Office Tour, Employee Wellbeing, COVID, Claudia Crummenerl


Tokyo will be my 7th Olympic Games arranging TV interviews for star athletes. Here's how I got into it and why it's a dream job.

Left: Sara Hunninghake with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Right: Hunninghake at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018. Sarah Hunninghake Sara Hunninghake will turn 40 in Tokyo, where she will be managing Olympians' media interviews. She's done it at every Olympics since 2008 and takes time off her PR role to fit it in. "It is high energy and high stress keeping track of who is talking to who," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. I'll be spending my 40...
Tags: Sports, Careers, Trends, Pr, Beijing, Tokyo, Michael Phelps, Portland Oregon, Nordic, Pyeongchang, Obs, USA Swimming, Olympians, Quarantine, Mixed Zone, Olympic Arena


Life lessons: what a doctor learned from death and dying in Covid wards

Emma Goldberg followed doctors when Covid first hit New York. Now, as the Delta variant surges across the US, she retells the story of an ICU physician during the horror of the first waveWe’re playing a song for you,” Dr Luis Seija said softly, gazing at his patient. His voice, muffled by two masks and a face shield, fought to be heard above the noise of the hospital room. There were monitors beeping, alarms ringing, the hum of the negative-pressure machines.“We’re playing this for you,” Dr Seij...
Tags: New York, US, Life and style, Society, US news, Hospitals, Emma Goldberg, Coronavirus, COVID, Luis Seija, Seija


A banker quit to become a chef and saw his bank balance drop to $230. Despite burnout and a pandemic, he would never go back.

It took Philip Juma seven years to open his first restaurant. Juma Kitchen Philip Juma left a career in wealth management to follow his passion to showcase Iraqi food. He had no formal training but spent 7 years running pop-up kitchens and working in restaurants. Juma told us about his tough journey and why, despite the pandemic, a 9-5 holds no appeal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Food has always been part of Philip Juma's life.Growing up in London to an Iraqi fathe...
Tags: Chef, UK, London, Finance, Careers, Success, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Ubs, Career Change, Pivot, Don, Juma, My dad, Stephen Jones


Jake Shears: ‘I’d like to say sorry to the Scissor Sisters. I could be an absolute monster’

The singer-songwriter on blanking on live TV, breaking up during Covid and the closest he’s come to deathBorn in Arizona, Jake Shears, 42, fronted the band Scissor Sisters. Their 2004 debut album went to No 1 in the UK and the following year they won three Brit awards. Shears’ latest solo single, Do The Television, is out now. He lives in New Orleans.What is your greatest fear?Ending up alone. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, UK, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, New Orleans, Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears, COVID, Arizona Jake Shears


Read the memo Goldman Sachs sent telling employees masks would be mandatory at its Europe HQ

Richard Gnodde, Goldman Sachs' International CEO shows His Royal Highness Prince Charles around the bank's London HQ. PETER NICHOLLS / Contributor Face masks will be mandatory in Goldman Sachs' London office, despite UK mask restrictions lifting. Staff were notified in an internal memo sent by the bank's International CEO. Read the memo in full. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the UK, July 19 is being hailed as "freedom day."The country has maintained pa...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Banks, Masks, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Prince Charles, Boris Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Charles, Stephen Jones, Richard Read, Return To Work


Read the memo Goldman Sachs sent telling employees masks are mandatory at its Europe HQ

Richard Gnodde, Goldman Sachs' International CEO shows His Royal Highness Prince Charles around the bank's London HQ. PETER NICHOLLS / Contributor Face masks will be mandatory in Goldman Sachs' London office, despite UK mask restrictions lifting. Staff were notified in an internal memo sent by the bank's International CEO. Read the memo in full. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the UK, July 19 is being hailed as "freedom day."The country has maintained pa...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Banks, Masks, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Prince Charles, Boris Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Charles, Stephen Jones, Richard Read, Return To Work


To Cope with Labor Shortage, Raise Emotional Compensation

The current labor shortage and employee retention are concerning issues for organizations. Many leaders are scrambling to attract and retain the workers they need. A combination of factors has resulted in an insufficient number of workers to meet available jobs: job quits hitting historic highs, declining immigration, and fewer individuals who are of working age (16-64 years old). This labor shortage started before the Covid-19 pandemic and is expected to persist for some time. And then there ...
Tags: Careers, America, Employee Engagement, Oprah Winfrey, Costco, Steph Curry, Leon, U S Navy, Steve Kerr, Jim Sinegal, Progressive Insurance, Golden State Warriors NBA, Alan Mulally, Gallup Organization, Forbes Statista, Vernon Clark


I canceled my subscription to Amazon Prime right as the pandemic lockdowns began and 12 months later I don't miss it at all

Amazon cofounder and former CEO Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images It turns out that Amazon Prime isn't necessary, even if you're ordering from Amazon frequently. I canceled my subscription in May 2020, and it has had zero impact on order speed or pricing. On the plus side, I'm saving at least $120 annually on the expensive membership fee. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In April 2020, just as the pandemic lockdowns were taking effect in New York City, I...
Tags: Amazon, Life, New York City, Trends, Amazon Prime, Culture, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Jeff Bezos, Subscriptions, Staten Island, Delivery, Amazon Prime Video, Frankie, Spuntino



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