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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

15 July 2020

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

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Since he took over the Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff's Office in 2016, Philadelphia police veteran Mike Chitwood changed many of his department's personnel and put the entire 1,000-employee department through de-es...

WBUR

Meghna Chakrabarti

Grace Tatter

25 June 2020

United States

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Police training often is the suggested fix after controversial incidents of alleged brutality, but training is only one piece of a much larger set of cultural, racial, and social issues. Reforming training in de-escal...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Kylie Mohr

23 June 2020

Bonner, Montana, United States

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In Montana, a handful of manufacturers have adapted their facilities to make products and materials that help healthcare workers safely work on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. From face shields to liquid tran...

Bangor Daily News

Emily Burnham

17 June 2020

Bangor, Maine, United States

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A tension fabric structures manufacturing company in Maine has repurposed their facility and transformed their local workforce to create grade-one medical masks for the local hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bec...

Albuquerque Journal

Elise Kaplan

6 June 2020

Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States

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The Community Health Representative Program has been helping connect the Navajo Nation with health-care resources for decades, but when the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact community members, the role of the represen...

CALmatters

Rachel A. Becker

5 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California state government is pivoting to a tactic that will allow for state employees to be reassigned and retrained to help efforts towards implementing contact tracing. Only one-third of the state's local health d...

KSUT

Mark Duggan

12 April 2020

Cortez, Colorado, United States

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Businesses in the Four Corners region of the United States have shifted their production from outdoor equipment to medical equipment and have successfully solicited people from the community to help. Although the busi...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ellen Coulter

10 April 2020

Tasmania, Australia

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To replace lost business and keep their employees on staff, Tasmanian businesses quickly diversified into new product lines to meet COVID-19-related demand. A camera accessories firm that saw nearly all of its sales t...

Spectrum News 1 SoCal

Sarah Pilla

6 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, fashion industry professionals are working together to create hospital gowns from donated materials for use in hospitals. The project is also helping to employ those who have been laid off from their r...

The Eagle-Tribune

Eileen O'Grady

3 April 2020

Salem, New Hampshire, United States

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To avoid laying off employees during the coronavirus pandemic, a New Hampshire small business that manufactured hard lemonade and liquors turned their operation into producing hand sanitizer for first responders. Alth...

Associated Press

David Keyton

1 April 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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Many flight attendants for Scandinavian Airlines have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic but are now being given the opportunity to retrain as healthcare providers. The laid-off crew members already have ...

World Economic Forum

Raj Panjabi

31 March 2020

Liberia

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With many losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, Liberia is training unemployed workers to act as community health care workers. Although these workers do not have medical training, they help fill the gap ...

Chicago Magazine

Ghazala Irshad

26 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many Chicago distilleries are utilizing their abundance of high-proof alcohol to create hand sanitizer to fill a gap in the market due to the coronavirus pandemic. While a portion of the product is being donated to fi...

Wired

Garrett M. Graff

25 March 2020

United States

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For decades, executive orders have positioned the U.S. Postal Service to take part in helping during national crises, but the recently updated "medical countermeasures program" now tasks the postal carriers with the d...

CNN

Oscar Holland

Ananda Pellerin

24 March 2020

New York, United States

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To help address the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals, companies and individuals in the fashion industry are turning from clothing production to face mask production. This approach, which is being...

Focus Taiwan

Wang Chao-yu

Chung Jung-feng

Matthew Mazzetta

24 March 2020

New Taipei, Taiwan

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When people in Taiwan began to panic buy face masks in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the government intervened and took control of production protocols. Recruiting technicians from a variety of background...

VT Digger

Ellie French

19 March 2020

Warren, Vermont, United States

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Distilleries and pharmacies in Vermont have begun making hand sanitizer, in order to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Although this does take away from the typical function of the businesses and doesn't re...

WEWS-TV

Jordan Vandenberge

18 March 2020

Grafton, Ohio, United States

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Many businesses have been forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some restaurants – such as one in Grafton, Ohio – are turning their in-house servers into delivery drivers to stay open. As a means to bot...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

19 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Organizations around the world address rocky employee leave transitions by building resiliency and extra job training into their organizational structures after long absences. Companies successful in keeping turnover ...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

19 November 2019

Lowry, Colorado, United States

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Older populations in Colorado want more out of the available technology classes, which often teach too much of the basics and not enough to keep them from falling behind in the age of social media, Etsy, and online vi...

CALmatters

Laurel Rosenhall

Brian Howey

7 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In the past decade, Seattle has reduced their use of force by 60 percent. Spurred by a court order, the reduction comes from greater de-escalation training, stricter, more nuanced policies, and more collaboration betw...

The New Yorker

Zoey Poll

9 October 2019

Revin, France

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Mail carriers in France are stepping in to provide health checks to the vulnerable and elderly as part of a program known as Veiller Sur Mes Parents – or “Watch Over My Parents.” Not only does this service help create...

The Narwhal

Sharon J. Riley

2 October 2019

Alberta, Canada

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Alberta, Canada is a place that historically has had a close relationship with oil and gas. But as renewable energy surges into the market, these industries become more and more precarious. This article talks to a ran...

The Atlantic

Jerry Useem

1 July 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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The Navy has implemented a growing technique in employment practices - called "minimal manning" - that requires employees to be quick, problem-solving jacks of all trades rather than experts in one particular area. Th...

Albuquerque Journal

Matthew Reisen

3 June 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, the Peer Education Project is giving incarcerated individuals the opportunity to teach their peers. The program – a collaboration between Project ECHO and the New Mexico Corrections Department – has emp...

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