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The most vulnerable workers are being hit the hardest

The COVID-19 pandemic has already led to a significant increase in layoffs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 281,000 new unemployment...

How will we respond to this crisis? It’s time to fix...

I joined the U.S. Department of Labor in the throes of the 1991 recession, and served as the Division Chief in charge of the...

Nurses are already in short supply as demand grows

An already-strained U.S. health care system is under additional pressure, as it takes an all-hands-on-deck approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country. The...

New unemployment claims are soaring

Filings for unemployment benefits are soaring because of coronavirus related layoffs, putting stress on state jobless claims systems. Last week, new claim filings rose...

COVID-19: Schools close, millions in workforce affected

Calling COVID-19 “an invisible enemy,” President Trump is urging people to avoid groups of more than 10. This follows the recent recommendation from the...

How COVID-19 is impacting the workforce

WorkingNation is following the impact of the COVID-19 on the workforce and the future of work. As businesses and schools temporarily shut their physical doors...