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Post: Jul. 14, 2020

Four States Added to the Restricted List

In a press release Governor Cuomo announced that four additional states have met the metrics to qualify for quarantine requirements for travelers entering New York. The newly-added states are Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Yesterday a travel enforcement operation commenced at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state’s quarantine restrictions. As part of the enforcement operation, enforcement teams are stationed at airports statewide to meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion of the State Department of Health traveler form, which is being distributed to passengers by airlines prior to, and upon boarding or disembarking flights to New York State. 

All out-of-state travelers from designated states must complete the form upon entering New York. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers coming to New York from designated states through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the form online. 

Read the press release

Here is a list of restricted states

Here is the online form

NY’s School Fall Reopening Rules: Masks, Temperature Checks, 6-foot Distance, Sports in Doubt

In a set of guidelines, the state answered some of the questions parents and school districts have been asking for weeks. The 23 pages go into detail on cleaning, communication, cubbies and lockers, one-way hallways, lunch, physical education and hand-washing.  The state rules don’t order districts to follow one kind of schedule. It’ll be up to each district to choose from all in-person classes, all-remote classes or a hybrid. But those choices depend, in large part, on what the guidelines allow.

Separate State Education Department guidelines are expected today.

Here is a summary article at Syrcuse.com

Here are the guidelines

A Growing Consensus: More Skills Wanted

Economists, business leaders and labor experts have warned for years that a coming wave of automation and digital technology would upend the work force, destroying some jobs while altering how and where work is done for nearly everyone. In the past four months, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed some of those predictions into reality.

In the coronavirus economy, companies are adopting more automation, as they seek to cut costs and increase efficiency. There is debate about which jobs are most at risk and how soon. But climbing up the skills ladder is the best way to stay ahead of the automation wave. The rapid change is leading to mounting demands — including from typically opposing groups, like Republicans and Democrats, and business executives and labor leaders — for training programs for millions of workers. On their own, some of the proposals are modest. But combined they could cost tens of billions of dollars, in what would be one of the most ambitious retraining efforts in generations.

Read more at the New York Times (subscription)

IBM, Apple, and Others Along With the White House Launch Campaign to Help Jobless ‘Find Something New’

A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to “find something new.” The Trump administration has long emphasized skills-based job and vocational training as an alternative to two- or four-year college degree programs, arguing that college isn’t for everyone and that many jobs don’t require a degree.
But the long-in-the-works effort has taken on a new sense of urgency after the coronavirus outbreak cost millions of people their jobs, many of which may be lost forever.

The companion website offers links to education and training options, including online and virtual learning.

Read the article at AP

Visit the companion site

Watch the 30 second ad

Visit the Council of Industry job board 

Collaborative Recruiting Info Session Part 1: Learn about our Collaborative Recruiting Initiative – Who, What, When, Where?

Thursday, July 16, 2020,  8:30 – 9:15

  • Features & Benefits
  • Job Aggregator – How jobs get pushed out to top job boards including google jobs, zip recruiter, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Searchable Resumes
  • Applicant Tracking Dashboard and Communication
  • CI Admin and HR Support
  • Costs and Available Discounts
  • Q&A

To register click here

Collaborative Recruiting Info Session Part 2: iCims Demo – How: Best Practices, Resources, Support 

Thursday, July 16, 2020,  9:15 – 10:30

  • Create job requisition
  • Upload candidate resume
  • Advance, reject and email candidates
  • Search talent pools
  • Resources library: templates, forms, applications, tracking, reports
  • QR code and kiosk resume upload
  • Additional features and options: College board postings, online job fair features
  • Cost, discounts and free trial
  • Q&A

To register click here

The NAM Calls For COVID-19 Tax Relief for Manufacturers

The NAM is calling on Congress to allow manufacturers to immediately access general business tax credits as part of the next COVID-19 relief package. They are building grassroots pressure on policymakers to ensure that manufacturing businesses can benefit from this provision.  NAM is encouraging manufacturers to contact their elected officials now and ask them to include GBTCs in the next relief package.

Use this too to contact your Representatives

New TSA Protocols Seek to Ensure Health and Safety

Jackson Lewis Reports that under the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” Campaign, screening procedures are being changed to allow for more social distancing and to limit physical contact while still maintaining needed security procedures during the summer travel season.

Changes to expect at airports nationwide include the following:

  • Social distancing (six feet) among travelers in lines and among TSA officers
  • ID verification without physical contact between the traveler and the TSA officer (g., asked to hold up ID or place it on the screening device)
  • Plastic shielding in various locations
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces including bins and screening equipment
  • TSA officers will be wearing masks and gloves and, perhaps, face shields
  • At the traveler’s request, TSA officers will use a new pair of gloves for a pat-down
  • Travelers can bring up to 12 ounces per passenger of hand sanitizer in carry-on bags, but the sanitizer must be removed from the carry-on for screening
  • TSA recommends that travelers allow additional time to get through screening.

Read more at Jackson Lewis