WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Job postings leveled off in August after a pre-summer surge, driven by a cooldown in demand for in-person jobs at restaurants and salons. The sluggish pace of hiring, coupled with supply chain issues and concerns about the delta variant, prompted numerous reductions in GDP forecasts – some by more than half – for companies including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BMO Capital Markets.
- Stocks Decline as Pessimistic Economic Growth Prospects Weigh on Markets – Barrons
- @dlacalle_IA: Global GDP estimates decline as private sector momentum and services sector slip.
- Children now represent more than a quarter of new weekly COVID-19 cases, although severe illness continues to be uncommon. Health officials say the best way to protect children is to surround them with vaccinated adults at school, urging the 75 million unvaccinated Americans to get a vaccine before the cool fall weather ticks cases higher.
- Kids and COVID: why young immune systems are still on top – Nature
- Covid-19 Testing Is Keeping Some Students in School and Out of Quarantine – The Wall Street Journal
- Thousands of tubes of spit are saving lives on college campuses across SC. Here’s how Greenville Online
- How Will America Recover From a Broken School Year? – The New York Times Magazine
- Technology companies that were the first to transition to remote work are struggling to identify how, when or if they will call employees back to the office. Experts say the longer the pandemic lasts, the harder it will be to ask employees to return, bringing urgency to the ongoing debate over whether having employees together is necessary to maintain company culture and pace of innovation.
- The highly adaptable habits of the best companies for remote workers – Quartz
- @DiMartinoBooth: Did you know that only 13.5% of American employees work from home? Automation acceleration suggests these offices will take years to refill to capacity.
- @emmagf: I *finally* bought a real desk for our bedroom 18 months into the pandemic if you’re wondering how in denial this extrovert has been about how long Work From Home would last.
- The FBI is investigating three Vermont State Troopers for allegedly creating fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, an instance that has become more common with the spread of the delta variant. Most Americans said they support vaccine mandates for travelers, and the share of respondents who now support proof of vaccination for eating out has also increased, according to a Gallup poll. The share of respondents who now support proof of vaccination for eating out has also increased.
- Fake Vaccination Cards Were Sold To Health Care Workers On Instagram – NPR
- Poll shows most Boston residents support vaccine mandates in workplace, mirroring national trend – Boston Globe
- Washington’s pro and college teams join ranks requiring proof of COVID vaccination or negative test – Seattle Times
- Broadway’s costume shops are transitioning back from sewing cloth masks and surgical gowns at the onset of the pandemic, buzzing again with work for performing artists. While pandemic protocols have affected shop operations and Broadway performances, the return of dressmakers, cobblers, pleaters, beaders and more is a bright spot for those in the industry.
“Job Postings Level Off as Delta Variant Cools Demand for In-Person Workers” – The Wall Street Journal / Source: Indeed.com
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