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Argentina hoping to entice remote workers with new visa

May. 10, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Tuesday joined a growing list of countries trying to woo remote workers by implementing a temporary visa targeted at digital nomads, who can work anywhere in the world as long as they have a good internet connection. Interior Minister...

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tests positive for COVID-19

May. 08, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, saying she will isolate and work remotely this week. “Thankfully, I'm vaccinated and boosted, and I'm asymptomatic,” Hochul, 63, tweeted. “A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and...

Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to office

May. 08, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule at his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut, still enabled him to spend time cooking dinner...

Youngkin wants state workers back in offices by July

May. 06, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state employees will be expected to return to in-person work this summer unless they have been granted an exception for telework under a new policy announced by GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin. “We know that creative, innovative, and effective solutions for...

Sneakers, elastic pants: People alter office wear amid COVID

May. 02, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Blazers in knit fabrics, pants with drawstrings or elastic waists, and polo shirts as the new button-down. Welcome to the post-pandemic dress code for the office. After working remotely in sweats and yoga pants for two years, many Americans are...

Airbnb allows employees to live and work from anywhere

Apr. 29, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

Airbnb will allow its employees to live and work almost anywhere around the world, fully embracing a remote work policy to attract staff and ensure flexibility. The San Francisco short-term-stay company said late Thursday that under the new policy, employees can work from the...

Most of Beijing to be tested for COVID amid lockdown worry

Apr. 25, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing will conduct mass testing of most of its 21 million people, authorities announced Monday, as a new COVID-19 outbreak sparked stockpiling of food by residents worried about the possibility of a Shanghai-style lockdown. The Chinese capital began mass testing...

Vaccinated Honolulu mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Apr. 13, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi tested positive Wednesday for COVID-19, his office said. “He is currently isolating and resting at home and is in good spirits despite experiencing mild symptoms related to the infection,” his office said in a release. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 05, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 3, 2022. Editorial: Remote work is the reality of the future. Missouri government must be ready. The pandemic showed that work-from-home arrangements are workable and often advantageous to many employers and employees. That includes...

Going remote: Pac-12 moving out of San Francisco office

Mar. 29, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference will not renew the lease at its downtown San Francisco headquarters and will have its employees work remotely instead of maintaining a permanent league office. The conference's lease expires in June 2023. The conference was based in the...