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January 19, 2022

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Leaving a steady job to freelance or start your own business requires proper planning

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Millions of Americans are taking a step back and rethinking their work lives amid the “Great Resignation” and ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A record 4.5 million people quit their jobs In November, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor,......

U.S. companies are expecting to pay an average 3.4% raise to workers in 2022

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. employers expect to pay an average 3.4% raise to their workers in 2022, according to a Willis Towers Watson survey. That projected wage growth is faster than actual raises paid in the prior two years, amid a competition for......

Struggling to focus right now? Here are a few tips to help get your mojo back

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here JGI/Jamie Grill | Blend Images | Getty Images There are a number of reasons why you might be struggling to focus on work despite having only recently returned from a Christmas break. The New Year promises the chance for a......

A new labor battle opens on Broadway as omicron closes theater shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign indicating canceled performances of “Mrs. Doubtfire” due to Covid is displayed in the window of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on December 16, 2021 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil | Getty Images After over a year of industry-wide......

Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The leisure and hospitality sector led hiring in December as restaurant and bar managers added wait staff, cooks and bartenders to payrolls ahead of the year-end holidays. That sector saw net job growth of 53,000 in the final month of......

This company just decided to give employees a 4-day workweek permanently

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A four-day workweek is now a permanent perk for employees of tech unicorn Bolt. The San Francisco-based e-commerce developer piloted the program last fall, and the results were overwhelmingly positive, said founder and CEO Ryan Breslow. “I couldn’t imagine running......

Coaching can be expensive so these companies turned to tech for training

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seksan Mongkhonkhamsao | Moment | Getty Images When home improvement company Premium Service Brands wanted to coach franchisees in hiring and sales remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, it tried to replicate classroom learning via video call. But, says the company’s......

4 things student loan borrowers should know about the extended payment pause

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Victoria Popova | iStock | Getty Images Student loan borrowers got some happy news this holiday season: They’ll have an additional three months before they have to start making their payments again. The payment pause, which has been in effect......

The most important thing managers should know about discussing mental health at work

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Throughout the pandemic, workers have made it clear they expect their companies to make greater investments to support employee wellness, including by discussing mental health in the workplace and and acknowledging how outsized work demands are leading to burnout. Managers......

Another ‘Great Resignation’ wave is coming in January, Muse CEO says. Here’s how to prepare

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here John M Lund Photography Inc | DigitalVision | Getty Images The “Great Resignation” may be about to pick up steam again in the new year. Kathryn Minshew, co-founder and CEO of careers website The Muse, is predicting another wave in......

Where four-legged robot dogs are finding work in a tight labor market

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A number of four-legged robot dogs have been deployed in the workforce for applications like inspections, security and public safety among others. At their core, these four-legged robots are mobility platforms that can be equipped with different payloads depending on......

How we work from home needs to change in the new year, author argues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Whenever Anne Helen Petersen and her partner Charlie Warzel, both journalists, were on a trip, they’d find themselves talking about moving to wherever they were visiting. “It would happen when we went to Santa Fe and to the Catskills,” Petersen......

‘I can’t believe you’re allowed to do that’: Meet the companies encouraging side hustles

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Dazeley | The Image Bank | Getty Images LONDON — The pandemic may have been the stimulus people needed to start their own side hustle, but they’re not always encouraged by employers that may fear staff lack commitment to......

‘I’m just so upset.’ Paid leave advocates react to Manchin opposition to Build Back Better

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Advocate JoAnna Vance joins families, parents and caregivers at Capitol Hill to call on Congress to include paid family and medical leave in the Build Back Better legislative package on Nov. 2, 2021. Paul Morigi | Getty Images Entertainment |......

The return-to-office date is ‘history,’ business and health experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The latest developments around Covid could very well kill the return-to-office date as we know it, business and health experts say. “These RTO dates are now history,” Nick Bloom, a Stanford Graduate School of Business professor who researches remote work,......

January is one of the best times of the year to look for a job. Here’s how to prepare

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Milos Dimic | E+ | Getty Images If a new job is what you want in the new year, you may want to start preparing now. That’s because January and February are the best times of year to look for......

Singaporeans explain what it’s like working for a Chinese tech company

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese tech companies are expanding around the world, including in Southeast Asia. As they post openings, more Singaporeans wonder what it’s like to work for them. Albert photo | Moment Open | Getty Images While interviewing for a job at......

Why workers should expect a bigger raise in 2022, but that it won’t match inflation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SDI Productions | E+ | Getty Images The Great Resignation is occurring amid rising inflation, and as employers face the tightest labor market in recent history, how much to raise employee pay in 2022 is a challenge. Corporations are generating record profits,......

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