As we hit the halfway point of Pride month, we are sharing some lessons we’ve learned and perspectives we’ve gained as we strive to make our workplace more accessible, safe, and comfortable for our transgender and gender non-conforming colleagues.
New unemployment claims sank below 700,000 last week for the first time since the pandemic began. At 684,000 total new claims, last week’s low was nearly 100,000 less than the previous week, which saw 781,000 new claims filed.
As the country continues to achieve vaccination milestone after milestone, it does seem that, eventually, things will get back to normal. Or at least something resembling normal. Yet, as companies prepare to bring workers back into the office, it is clear that office work is one thing that employees, by and large, do not want to go back to normal.
The pandemic has undeniably been a boon for third-party food delivery companies. DoorDash, as we described late last year, posted profits for the first time in its history, owing largely to pandemic-fueled deliveries to the suburbs. Similarly, Uber told investors late last year that it too expects to finally hit profitability, likely by the end of 2021, owing largely to—you guessed it—UberEats.