On Sunday night, congressional leaders revealed that they finally reached an agreement on another COVID-19 stimulus package—this one totaling $900 billion. The new stimulus package contains the first direct payments to Americans since the spring. However, those waiting for another stimulus check may be a bit disappointed. … [Read more...] about Second stimulus checks will be worth $600: What you need to know
After a much more contagious coronavirus variant was discovered in the U.K. in December, scientists at Pfizer and Moderna started to study whether their newly approved vaccines would still work against it. So far, it seems likely that the vaccines will still be effective. But new variants continue to be discovered, including one in California linked to large outbreaks and one in South Africa that initial studies show may be resistant to the antibodies created by earlier strains. … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
46% said they took on additional projects or programs. 44% said they took on a broader range of functions. 39% said they took on responsibilities related to e-commerce. 36% said their new responsibilities were duties from other departments than the one they were in. 31% said they were supervising more employees. Looking ahead, the same report asked retailers what they think 2021 will bring. Post-pandemic, 23% of retailers expect their company to only be an in-office work environment. More than half (56%) said they would take the hybrid approach (in-office and remote), and 16% said they would be an all-remote workplace. … [Read more...] about Taking on additional responsibilities at work? You’re not alone