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With Vaccinations on the Rise, U.S. Economy Remains in the Waiting Room

Reuters | Time management firm UKG here estimates that shift work across a range of industries remains about 18% below pre-pandemic levels, and may struggle until the health crisis ebbs.
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US Jobless Claims Drop; Still At 847,000 As Pandemic Rages

Associated Press | The Ultimate Kronos Group, a company that provides time-tracking software to small businesses, said the number of shifts worked by its clients dropped 2.5% in the second to last week of January from a month earlier. The drop was biggest — 4.3% — in the Southeast.
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Survey: Despite Staffing Problems, Most Stores Had Successful Holiday

Chain Store Age | Despite dire predictions, three in five retailers either reported an increase in year-over-year holiday sales in stores (37%) or no significant change (22%) from 2019, according to the second annual “Retail 2020 Post-holiday Season Review” from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).
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Retailers Recap Highs and Lows of COVID-era Holiday Shopping Season

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | The versatility and resilience of retailers helped many stores survive 2020’s complicated holiday shopping season, which was plagued by frequent understaffing, high turnover, workplace anxiety, and a host of recruitment challenges, according to the annual end-of-season survey commissioned by UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). While COVID-19 was undeniably disruptive to business, 3 in 5 retailers either reported an increase in year-over-year holiday sales in stores (37%) or no significant change (22%).
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Once Again, Job Losses Fall Unequally Across the US Economy

AP | David Gilbertson, vice president at UKG, a company that makes employee time-management software, said that among his firm’s clients with fewer than 100 employees in March, 13% have now closed — more than double the figure in a typical year.
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Rethinking Productivity In A Remote Working World

Forbes HR Council | While few people could have predicted the conditions that made shifting to remote work necessary and pervasive, it's clear remote work is here to stay for many.
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