Back to the future: pandemic induced workforce changes are set ...

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Back to the future: pandemic induced workforce changes are set to stay

A survey has found the vast majority of workers would prefer a mix of remote and office work

Jane Wardell

Sweeping changes to the global labour market caused by the coronavirus pandemic will likely be permanent, policymakers said on Tuesday, as some industries collapse, others flourish and workers stay home.

“I think it would be a fallacy to think we will go back to where we were before,” Philippines central bank governor Benjamin Diokno told Reuters Next. “I think we have to have a vision of what the new normal will be.”

The pandemic has upended industries and workers in almost every country in the world as tough lockdowns have been imposed...

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