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Lawmakers shape new bills as unemployment claims top 450,000
Thursday, April 9, 2020
More than 450,000 North Carolinians have filed for unemployment benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic began to devastate the state economy, lawmakers heard in a legislative committee meeting Tuesday. Lawmakers are considering draft bills to expand access to unemployment insurance, to provide emergency assistance to workers and employers impacted by the
‘How do I let good people go at a time like this?’
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
No leader wants to let an employee go. Unfortunately, in these harsh and uncertain economic times, more and more of us find ourselves having to deliver some very bad news. Without question, it's one of the most painful parts of being a leader. But Deb Boelkes says you can let people go without abandoning them emotionally, and as the pandemic sets in for
Closure of hair salons triples sales for do-it-yourself hair care products
Monday, April 6, 2020
Angela H. Brown, a hair care professional of 38 years, is now an entrepreneur and the founder of D’Serv Professional Hair Care Products for men, women, and children. Her do-it-yourself products are especially popular these days now that all hair salons and barber shops have been closed across the United States due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Brown says
5 mistakes not to make when holding online meetings
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
NEW YORK – Working from home is quickly becoming "the new normal." The COVID-19 pandemic kicked the WFH movement into high gear, and many experts believe it will continue long after the crisis has passed. But before we can optimize this new way of working, Howard Tiersky says we're all going to have to get proficient at one of the biggest
Food hub supports restaurant workers, sells safe meals
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
CARRBORO — Restaurants and farmers in a North Carolina town known for arts and cuisine are joining forces to offer residents safe and healthy dishes while also supporting food-service jobs threatened by COVID-19. Carrboro United sprouted in the town of 20,000 when a retired retail CEO and a longtime restaurateur came up with selling prepared and raw
What should you do with your stimulus check
Monday, March 30, 2020
Many Americans might be getting some needed financial relief from the federal government to help those who are struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis. The $2 trillion economic stimulus plan received a unanimous Senate vote and the House passed it on Friday. President Donald Trump signed the plan a day later. A key provision of the plan
7 questions to ask before dipping into emergency savings
Monday, March 23, 2020
The coronavirus is forcing nearly everyone to take a closer look at their finances. Quite a few Americans are worried about making ends meet. Some consumers, however, do have emergency savings to tap into, if needed. The big question for these folks: What counts as an emergency? Here are seven questions to ask yourself before making a withdrawal from your
N. Carolina jobless claims surge from virus layoffs
Thursday, March 19, 2020
RALEIGH — Unemployment benefit requests in North Carolina surged this week due to the new coronavirus as business activity slowed and a ban on dining-in at restaurants and bars began. The state Division of Employment Security said the number of claims in which people blamed COVID-19 for their layoffs or for reduced hours surpassed 4,700 by Wednesday
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Lawmakers shape new bills as unemployment claims top 450,000

More than 450,000 North Carolinians have filed for unemployment benefits since the COVID-19