Side gig opportunities - ideas wanted! 💡
A friend of mine developed an app to connect hospitality event staff with side gigs. Given the current social distancing practices there aren’t any/many events taking place.
She is looking for ideas to repurpose the app to provide other types of side gig work opportunities.
If you have 45 seconds please take her short 3 question survey!
Can packages from China contain Coronavirus?
If you work in a warehouse you might be concerned about being at higher risk of contracting Coronavirus... just wanted to share the guidance from the CDC but the gist is that the risk of transmission from shipments from China is basically zero due to the environment the virus needs to survive.
The CDC says: "Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods."
Keep on washing your hands, don't touch your face, and if you have to cough make sure to do it in your elbow but you can feel a little safer knowing there's no chance of catching it handling goods from overseas!
Making sure all workers are cared for....
Thrilled to see #Microsoft walking the walk and taking care of their hourly support staff, many of who are contracted via vendor partners and not even direct Microsoft employees. Service and support workers are often beloved individually (who doesn't love the barista that makes your latte just right or the sandwich maker who cuts a perfect triangle for you) but invisible en masse. Especially important in cities where cost of living is already brutally high for many - Seattle and the Puget Sound area fit that bill. I hope others who are shuttering campuses consider these kind of actions. https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/03/05/covid-19-microsoft-hourly-workers/ #covid19 #workfromhome #walkthewalk
Working from home / COVID-19
Has your company prepared you to work from home for extended periods of time? I've read about a lot of companies who are trying to prepare for a situation in which they close the office. My company has been really on top of it, sending us updates and keeping us aware of the growing situation, setting up hand sanitizing stations, and cleaning the office more regularly. It's made me feel better to know that my company cares about our state of mind in these anxious times. How are you all feeling about working from home and COVID-19? #workfromhome #coronavirus #covid19
ASK: How can I find a job for persons with developmental disabilities?
I am an Employment Consultant in Seattle with a mission to create life opportunities for persons with disabilities. I help this talent pool become gainfully employed and thrive in the community. According to the Bueau of Labor & Statistics the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is around 70%. With #RemoteWork becoming mainstream many of the individuals I support seek to #upskill and join the digital economy. Not everyone has a college degree or an IT background. They are resilient with a learn-it-all attitude and are often early adopter of assistive technologies that create a pathway to independence. During #Covid19 a job opportunity that is meaningful is a game changer and can overcome social exclusion and build a reservoir of hope for this talent pool. That being said it is one job at a time! Thanks for any feedback or pointers. #workfromhome #careerdiscovery