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Kate Marino
Kate Marino, author of Markets
Aug 25, 2021 - Economy & Business

U.S. workforce bullish on job security despite Delta variant

Source: Morning Consult/Axios Inequality Index; Chart: Axios Visuals

Even as the Delta variant continues to spread across the U.S., America’s workforce is relatively unconcerned about its job security.

Driving the news: According to the latest Morning Consult/Axios Inequality Index survey, the share of individuals who think they might lose their jobs in the next four weeks is far lower than when the wave of COVID outbreaks hit last fall.

Aug 25, 2021 - Economy & Business

WeWork expands hour-at-a-time office bookings

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

WeWork's OnDemand product that lets anyone book office space for an hour at a time is going international, expanding from the U.S. to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore and Australia.

The big picture: The pandemic has given rise to a remote and hybrid work revolution, but that doesn't always mean working from home. WeWork is betting that "third workplaces" — like its offices around the world — will become hotspots for teleworkers.

California judge: Uber, Lyft not exempt from classifying drivers as employees

Photo: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A California judge on Friday ruled that a 2020 ballot measure exempting gig companies from providing benefits for its workers is unconstitutional, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Why it matters: California voters approved the measure last November, ensuring gig companies aren't required to make their drivers employees. The victory gave the industry a playbook for facing labor movements nationwide.

Largest U.S. labor organization elects first female president

New AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The largest U.S. labor organization on Friday elected Liz Shuler as its first female president.

The big picture: The AFL-CIO also elected Fred Redmond to serve as secretary-treasurer, making him the first Black person to hold the organization's No. 2 post.

Labor shortage has employers scrambling to offer new perks

Balloons tied to a suitcase. Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Companies are rolling out perks at a feverish clip to lure employees.

Why it matters: The economy is roaring back. Companies are pulling out all stops to win over the workers they need to meet demand.

Aug 17, 2021 - Health

Vaccine mandates sweep Corporate America

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Companies are acting where government is not and pushing workers to get the jab to get the job.

Driving the news: The share of job postings on Indeed requiring vaccination has jumped 90% in just the last month.

Aug 11, 2021 - Health

Amtrak will require COVID vaccines or weekly testing for employees

Photo: Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

Amtrak told its employees Wednesday that they must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1 or agree to submit to weekly testing, Axios has confirmed.

State of play: Starting on Oct. 4, new hires will need to show proof of vaccination before their first day of employment. Employees will not be required to return to in-person work until Nov. 1.

Fed watch: July jobs report means talking about tapering sooner

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic; Photo: Elijah Nouvelage, Bloomberg via Getty Images

Federal Reserve officials say Friday’s blockbuster jobs report supports the case for tapering supportive monetary policy relatively soon.

Why it matters: With the economy progressing, everyone wants to know when the Fed will taper its quantitative easing program and eventually start hiking interest rates.

Workers quit at historic clip

Data: BLS, FRED; Chart: Axios Visuals

Demand for labor seems to be getting stronger, and workers are taking advantage by quitting.

Why it matters: Businesses are scrambling to fill job openings as they try to catch up with booming demand.

Leisure and hospitality continue to fuel job gains

A sign recruiting workers at a Perkins Restaurant last month. Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Workers taking up gigs at bars, restaurants and hotels are a mainstay of the pandemic job market’s healing.

Why it matters: Since the industry shed the most workers when COVID-19 hit, it has the most room to recover.