“Lower interest rates reduced our earnings in 2020 and will put pressure on our profitability this year.” After having promised, no layoffs in 2020. But this is 2021.
Corporate cost cutters salivate over working from anywhere. Oh my, the free gourmet cafeteria is gone. Companies already said they’d cut salaries if folks move to cheaper locations.
The cut-off date (Nov. 14) kept much of the hit from the Covid spike out of the data. Then there are the long-term hits to the American job market, such as rampant globalization.
Jobs not galore. And the target keeps moving.
California Emerged from its “Reset.”
Landlords and their lenders who’re still thinking work-from-home is just a blip will undergo a reckoning in due time.
“Hybrid workplace,” it calls it. The trend for many companies with office workers and enough tech savvy to pull it off. A nightmare for landlords.
Even Fitch weighs in on the data chaos.
“Some things actually work really well virtually”; but “the vast majority of us can’t wait until we can be back in the office.”
Continued unemployment claims rise for 2nd week, to 29.6 million, worst since Aug 1, meaning 18.4% of labor force is on unemployment insurance. State & federal initial claims jumped to 1.7 million in the week.