Daily Rundown: Saturday, June 6
Protests grow near White House
Thousands of protesters have gathered in front of the White House and on the National Mall, as anti-racism demonstrations continue across the U.S. and around the world for the second straight weekend.Read more about this story
What people are sayingOn behalf of the Board of Regents of North Central University, we are honored to host the Minneapolis Family Memorial today for our dear Brother, George Floyd. National Eulogy by Reverend Al Sharpton. National Criminal Justice Address, Benjamin L. Crump, Esq. National live coverage begins at today 2pm ET/11am PT on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN & FOX.
Hiring's shock rebound in May
The Labor Department report, which showed payrolls climbed by 2.5 million last month, defied expectations of a new post-War high in joblessness.Read more about this story
What people are sayingExperts discuss jobs in the U.S. and how companies can be thoughtful about hiring decisions #BusinessUnusual
Here's who's hiring right now
While some companies are laying off workers and freezing hiring, others are hiring because demand for their services is skyrocketing.Read more about this story
What people are sayingWhich companies are still hiring during the coronavirus pandemic? LinkedIn Editors have been compiling a list of some of the companies with the biggest talent needs, including big retailers and health care companies. Check out the full list in this article, which will be updated over the coming days and weeks. To see more or post about job opportunities, use the hashtag #HiringNow. #GetHired #Hiring
Will unemployment's rebound stick?
May's jobs report was encouraging, but Bloomberg reports higher-wage sectors, like government and professional services jobs, were mixed or down, suggesting a full recovery is a long way out.Read more about this story
What people are sayingFascinating article in USA TODAY (Thanks, Julie Ausland for passing along) showing that the economy gained 2.5 million jobs and unemployment fell by 1.4% in May alone. Hopefully the negative effects on the economy from the past few months will not be as cataclysmic as previously estimated - we may even be pleasantly surprised. https://lnkd.in/ez-S9yj
Wealth gap is getting more extreme
Newly-published research shows widening wealth gaps are getting even more extreme, especially for minority families with children.Read more about this story
What people are sayingIt is not difficult to see why there is racial tension in our society. Even putting aside recent events, racial inequality has been a major source of anger in minority communities, and for good reason. According to this article, as of 2016, 21% of all households had “zero or negative net worth”; but for black families, that number is an alarming 37%. It’s essential that we address the underlying factors that make the playing field so uneven.
Colleges face a financial reckoning
The pandemic is increasing pressure on colleges to adjust or justify their exorbitant price tags. If they fail, the future of many institutions will be at risk.Read more about this story
What people are sayingThe economic impact of college is greater than ever before and escpecially under scrutiny during the COVID-19 crisis. Millions of students are graduating this spring without jobs, yet with huge loans. Check out the WSJ article on the many issues to address @ the cost of college and the higher education “industry”.
California plots Hollywood restart
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has laid out the state's plan to restart Hollywood as the coronavirus lockdown eases.Read more about this story
What people are sayingThere are still lots of hurdles but at least Newsom has spoken... start your engines...
How companies are reopening
As the nation slowly begins to reopen following coronavirus lockdowns, companies in various industries, spanning from retail to finance, are announcing their plans for the future.Read more about this story
What people are sayingAs states begin to reopen following coronavirus lockdowns, companies are announcing their plans for the future. Tell me how (or if) you plan to return to your workplace.
Coronavirus: Official Updates
The latest news and updates on the coronavirus from official sources of information, including the World Health Organization.Read more about this story
What people are sayingWHO updated guidance on the use of masks for control of #COVID19: https://bit.ly/2AJYSMS The new guidance is based on evolving evidence and provides updates on: 😷who should wear a mask 😷when a mask should be worn 😷what a mask should be made of