Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.
Brown Offers Best Practice Advice During Pandemic
Many businesses in varied industries, along with organizations such as the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, turned to Nellie Brown for guidance on adjusting practices and policies during the pandemic.
CJEI’s Rachel Joseph explains that companies who hire people with previous involvement in the criminal legal system may qualify for financial incentives such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the Federal Bonding Program.
September 2020 Job Disruptions Update: Dimmer Prospects for a Speedy Rebound
In September, COVID-19 was still disrupting the jobs of over 12 million workers—about 7 percent of the pre-COVID-19 labor force. Prospects for a speedy recovery have dimmed as fewer jobless workers are on temporary layoff and more are permanently laid off and have left the workforce altogether.
What’s the best indicator of COVID-19’s impact on jobs?
The national jobs report issued monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics includes numbers that help predict labor market behavior. ILR School Senior Extension Associate Erica Groshen, who served as bureau commissioner, explains why the report is a go-to standard for understanding employment in the United States.
Stress, Depression, and Front-line Trauma: Some Tips for Coping
Job loss and greater work loads for those who still are employed coupled with social distancing and economic uncertainty are taking a heavy toll on mental health. Read in-depth advice on strategies to deal with the stress and depression and to stay healthy.
Asian American and Pacific Islander workers, two million of whom work on the frontlines in the health care, personal services and transportation industries, face increased xenophobic and racial discrimination in the workplace.