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    Dropbox Slashes Jobs As Work From Home Reduces Office Needs

    Dropbox Inc.  (DBX) – Get Report shares slipped lower Tuesday after the online document sharing and storage group said it would cut its global workforce and that its chief operating officer is setting down. Dropbox said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it will reduce its global headcount by 315 in part because its own policy of allowing employees to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic has meant the company requires “fewer resources to support our in-office environment.” COO Olivia Nottebohm will also leave the company as of February 5th, Dropbox said. “Over the past year, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of running a tight ship…

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  • Home Schooling

    How to make homeschooling work for parents

    Analysis: the best way to manage homeschooling is to prioritise family care over the curriculum In the last lockdown, my family life descended into a guilt-fuelled nightmare. I left my children sleeping until midday most days so I could keep up with my own work; while my husband and I spent many an evening loudly ‘discussing’ who is responsible for their care. New restrictions introduced to curb the spread of Covid-19 means a second round of school closures in Ireland. This leaves nearly one million children out of school and many parents with the daunting job of trying to manage homeschooling as well as day jobs. Research has examined the impact of…

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  • Education

    University of Utah President Ruth Watkins leaving school to work for education nonprofit

    SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins is stepping down from her role in April to work for Strada Education Network, the university announced Tuesday. Watkins will become president of Strada Impact and lead research efforts to improve access to college and degree completion, according to a university statement. “Ruth is one of the top leaders in postsecondary education driving innovation and building an education-workforce system that equips more learners to succeed — today and in the jobs of the future,” said Strada Education Network President and CEO William D. Hansen in a statement. “The success she has demonstrated through her student-centered approach will help scale…

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  • Online School

    ‘Felt like crying:’ Parents and teachers struggle to balance work and online school

    After teaching elementary school online — while also parenting three young kids — Katie Armstrong is exhausted. “I’m stressed. I’m frustrated. I’m overwhelmed,” said Armstrong, who teaches grade six and seven at Bellmore Elementary School in Hamilton.  Armstrong and her children — age four, eight and 11 — have overlapping schedules full of online meetings. She spends her teaching days juggling tech issues, helping her own kids, and making lunches. She had hoped remote learning would only last four days. But the province announced Thursday that online schooling would be extended in southern Ontario for another two weeks until Jan. 25, as COVID-19 cases surge. “I don’t think I can sustain this for too much longer,” said…

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  • Jobs

    Biden’s work just got harder: America lost a staggering 140,000 jobs in December

    The US economy shed a staggering 140,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday — a far worse outcome than economists predicted. The unemployment rate remained flat at 6.7{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}, marking the first time the rate hasn’t improved in seven months. The jobless rates for Hispanic workers, teenagers and women rose in December. The increase in Covid-19 infections, as well as the virus-containment measures states have had to take, are at the root of the worsening labor market conditions, the BLS said, ending a bleak year for workers on a sour note. The leisure and hospitality industry — which was hit hardest by the pandemic because of the…

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  • Home Schooling

    Abbey Clancy screams in daughter Liberty’s face during homeschooling as five-year-old refuses to do her work

    ABBEY Clancy screamed in her daughter Liberty’s face during homeschooling as the five-year-old refused to do her work. The model, 34, felt the pressure of homeschooling as she wrangled with her daughter to try and do school work. 6 Abbey was struggling with homeschooling The star joked she’d need to “open the wine” after Liberty asked to go for a wee for the “eighth” time. Sat on the sofa, Abbey said: “I’m currently sitting here waiting for my daughter, Liberty, to have her maybe eighth wee of the morning. Anything to get out of schoolwork. Just want to know if anyone’s got any tips for me because it’s not going…

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    10 fast-growing remote work jobs, and how to land them

    The COVID-19 pandemic has furloughed countless workers, but these remote-capable career fields have grown by 25{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} since March 2020, Flexjobs found. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Flexjobs, which specializes in finding remote and freelance work for professionals, has released data that highlights the 10 career fields in its database that have grown the most since COVID-19 lockdowns began in March 2020. What’s Hot at TechRepublic Flexjobs sorts the job postings it hosts into 50 categories. To arrive at the 10 fields it saw as having the most growth, Flexjobs tracked the number of job postings for remote workers between March and December 2020. Flexjobs predicts that the 10 career fields featured in…

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