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What's missing from the chancellor's new scheme to save jobs? - The Guardian

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What's missing from the chancellor's new scheme to save jobs? - The GuardianWhat's missing from the chancellor's new scheme to save jobs? - The GuardianPosted: 24 Sep 2020 09:41 AM PDT Rishi Sunak's winter economy plan prioritises additional support for "viable" jobs. However, critics have warned that other measures are still needed to help people who have already lost their jobs or will lose them despite the new government scheme.Here are five measures that could help keep workers in jobs, but were missing from the chancellor's winter economy plan:Universal creditThe chancellor increased the value of universal credit by £1,000 for 12 months as the pandemic spread to Britain in March. However, this is due to expire in March next year, and there has been pressure to make the increase permanent.The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits has increased by more than 120% since March, reaching more than 2.7 million. With …

Pandemic Spurs Social Entrepreneurship In Startup Communities - Forbes

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Pandemic Spurs Social Entrepreneurship In Startup Communities - ForbesPandemic Spurs Social Entrepreneurship In Startup Communities - ForbesPosted: 05 Jun 2020 12:00 AM PDT Photo:Getty As an entrepreneur-turned-investor, and having survived prior downturns, I have my share of bumps and bruises that serve as reminders and motivators. But I also like to remember that some of the most successful tech companies were funded during the last big downturn, such as Dropbox, Airbnb and Credit Karma. With that in mind, our venture capital firm is staying the course during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to aggressively look for great entrepreneurs to fund.We've seen how responding to the crisis has required newer approaches, innovations and social entrepreneurship throughout industries. Venture capitalists have an important role in promoting this social entrepreneurship by identifying, accelerating and repurposing these technologies that have the potential to create lasting impacts and bec…

Mini delivers first electric hatch and introduces new pricing package - The Driven

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The Australian arm of iconic British brand Mini is introducing a mobility package to ease drivers into EV ownership as the car maker delivers the first Cooper SE electric hatch in Australia.The package, which includes servicing, roadside assistance, and a Wallbox, also gives Cooper SE owners the chance to take a loaner vehicle for trips where EV charging networks aren’t easily accessible.The Mini Cooper SE electric hatch was launched in Australia in July and is available from $59,990. The compact EV offers up to 233km driving range (WLTP) from a 32.6kWh battery.This is adequate range for everyday driving and is also enough to drive between key sites in Australia’s rapidly growing DC fast charging networks, at which the Mini Cooper SE can recharge to 80% in around 30 minutes or to full in less than 45 minutes.However for those times that accessing a charging network is not as easy, Mini will offer those who take up the mobility package the option of borrowing a Countryman for the weeke…

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - California Healthline

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - California HealthlineThursday, September 24, 2020 - California HealthlinePosted: 24 Sep 2020 07:26 AM PDT Latest From California Healthline: California Healthline Original StoriesCalifornia Expands Privacy Protection to Public Health Workers Amid ThreatsDemocratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded a confidential address program to public health officials in the wake of ongoing threats made against them tied to pandemic safety precautions such as masks and stay-at-home orders. (Anna Maria Barry-Jester, 9/24)In Los Angeles, Latinos Hit Hard By Pandemic's Economic StormA new poll finds 71% of Latino households in Los Angeles County experienced serious financial problems because of the coronavirus. (Jackie Fortiér, KPCC, 9/24) News Of The Day Sale Of New Gas-Powered Cars Will End In 2035: California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday. The plan won't stop people from…

Corona-fied: Employers Spying on Remote Workers in Their Homes - CounterPunch

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Corona-fied: Employers Spying on Remote Workers in Their Homes - CounterPunchCorona-fied: Employers Spying on Remote Workers in Their Homes - CounterPunchPosted: 24 Sep 2020 02:03 AM PDTPhotograph Source: Andrea Yori – CC BY 2.0 The future of work is here, ushered in by a global pandemic. But is it turning employment into a Worker's Paradise of working at home? Or more of a Big Brother panopticon?Disturbing increases in the use of digital surveillance technologies by employers to monitor their remote workers are raising alarm bells. With the number of remote workers surging as a result of the pandemic—42 percent of U.S. workers are now doing their jobs from their kitchens, living rooms, and home offices—a number of employers have begun requiring their workers to download spying software to their laptops and smartphones. The goal is for businesses to monitor what their remote employees do all day, to track job performance and productivity, and to reduce so-called "cyber-slackin…

4 Things You Might Overlook When Applying for Jobs - BioSpace

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4 Things You Might Overlook When Applying for Jobs - BioSpace4 Things You Might Overlook When Applying for Jobs - BioSpaceMcHenry County College to host virtual job fair in October - Northwest HeraldBright Personalities Welcome to Apply! - Seven Days4 Things You Might Overlook When Applying for Jobs - BioSpacePosted: 23 Sep 2020 02:47 PM PDTIt's no secret that applying for jobs takes work. A lot of work. Scanning job boards, saving listings and writing cover letters can even start to feel like its own job.This is why it can feel all the more frustrating when you get rejection emails, don't hear anything at all or can't make it past the first interview. While there is something to be said about playing the numbers game, meaning that the more places you apply to, the more chance you have at securing a job, quantity doesn't always equal quality.So, instead of sending your resume to everyone, start to really hone in on the type of job and company you want to work with. Onc…

4 Tips for Discovering a Great Business Idea During the Pandemic - Entrepreneur

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