Articles by tag: Essential Workers

Home Depot Invests Pandemic Earnings Back into its Employees

As the pandemic has everyone staying home and tending to long procrastinated home improvement projects, Home Depot is reaping the profits. With the highest quarterly sales growth in 20 years, the company plans to compensate essential employees who worked throughout the pandemic with a raise. According to Yahoo Finance, Home Depot joins other big box […]

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Business Services
Deutsche Bank Proposes Work From Home Tax to Support Low-Income Workers

Deutsche Bank estimates the proportion of Americans who worked from home (WFH) during the pandemic surged to 56%, according to a report by USA Today. In response, the bank released a research note suggesting a WFH tax to provide stimulus and subsidies to the workforce that cannot work from home. Researcher Luke Templeman explains, […]

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Bridging the Pay and Protections Gap for Essential Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has pulled the curtain back on the stark reality of our economy; the most essential workers, needed to keep the country afloat, are often paid the least and given the least protections to stay safe as the virus spreads. On this quick podcast, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin sat down with […]

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Business Services
What Would Reopening the Economy Do to Businesses and Workers?

Back from a brief hiatus, hosts Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern return to Business Casual with producer Taylor Bagley for a discussion on reopening the economy post-pandemic. Governors from state to state are responding to President Trump’s plan to reopen American, some moving to reopen certain brick and mortar establishments by next week. The […]

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Retail
How Should Essential Workers Empower Themselves in the Workplace?

Essential workers are on the front lines of the pandemic; they’re also the least protected and, often, the lowest paid. A lack of PPE, hazard pay, and paid sick leave for workers in vulnerable sectors, like grocery store, fast food, sanitation, and some other sects of retail, is putting the pressure on employers to act, […]

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UBBA
UBBA Seeks to Help the Utility Industry Capitalize on Technology Advancements and Opportunities
March 1, 2024

The rapid transformation of the utility industry was palpable at DISTRIBUTECH 2024, highlighting the sector’s stride towards a future powered by artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, and electric vehicles. Secure and resilient connectivity remains the linchpin of this evolution, a focus underscored by the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) and its commitment to private LTE networks […]

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Advanced conductors
ChargeExpo 2024: How Advanced Conductors Can Enhance EV Infrastructure and Revolutionize the Energy Sector
March 1, 2024

The U.S. power grid is struggling, and it’s no wonder why: The aging grid was not built for a time when clean energy sources would begin to replace fossil fuels. With an increasing number of Americans expected to switch to electric vehicles in the coming years, the need to decarbonize the power grid and […]

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Energy efficiency
The Future of the Energy Sector Rests on Energy Efficiency. Global Energy Partners is Leading the Way
March 1, 2024

The spotlight was on the future of energy efficiency at ChargeExpo 2024, with industry leaders gathering to discuss innovative solutions and trends shaping the sector. At the forefront of this shift is the drive to reduce carbon footprints and lower utility bills for consumers and businesses alike. This trend aligns with recent developments, such […]

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Ubicquia
Transforming Urban Utilities with AI: Spotlight on Ubicquia’s DTM+ at DISTRIBUTECH 2024
February 29, 2024

In a world where technology is reshaping every aspect of life, Ubicquia is leading the charge in transforming urban development and utility management through the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Dedicated to building safer cities by leveraging the power of technology, Ubicquia has even won awards for its innovations. The DTM+, a device designed […]

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