The Financial Times reports: “Leading global airlines are considering an ambitious pledge: com- mitting to net- zero carbon emissions by 2050. To get there, they’ll need stricter rules for carbon- emission reduction once flying fully returns.” The Wall Street Journal reports: “One way to make flying greener is through the use of more sustainable jet fuels over the next decade. Some airlines are already experimenting with bio- fuels made from cooking oil and unused wood, among other materials. More types of fuels are also in the works, with the ultimate goal of making flying cleaner.
FROM THE AIRLINES
American and Delta Airlines reported on the CBS Morning News they will post holding schedules i.e., think place holders, for flight bookings. Their advice was not to book tight connections for your flights as schedules may change.
From the Wall Street Journal. “Alternative fuels. One way to make flying greener is through the use of more sustainable jet fuels over the next decade. Some airlines are already experimenting with biofuels made from cooking oil and unused wood, among other materials. More types of alternative fuels are also in the works, with the ultimate goal of making flying cleaner.”
THE ECONOMY AND INFLATION
Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve re- ported in the morning news on CBS on April 12th a 5-7% growth of the economy and he’s expecting a boom in business for the second half of the year. Mr. Powell said he thinks it’s an unusual recovery. Mr. Powell said he supported Covid relief plans and the fed will continue to support the economy until jobs return. He wants the inflation rate at to 2% then interest rates will rise. But rates will re- main low this year.
REMOTE OFFICE BUST
JP Morgan and Salesforce in NYC say their office space is not being fully utilized fully due to employees working re- motely. Real Estate needs may change. Office space available is now more than was open during the dot.com bust.
CHANGE: HYBRID WORK MODEL
.Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan predicts that post- pandemic JP Morgan will have a “hybrid model” for working. For every 100 people JP Morgan employs approximately 60 will work onsite. Other possible changes may be the use of an open seating plan where offices are not assigned to one person but will rotate according to the workers onsite.
COMPANIES WITH HIRING SURGES
Glassdoor says these 10 companies have hiring surges: Pinterest, Lowe’s, Power Home Remodeling, Mariner Finance, E & J Winery, Morrison Healthcare, Blue Shield of CA, Morgan Stanley and Edward Jones March 11,2021 Glassdoor reports these companies are hiring for remote positions: Atlassian, PubNub, IronRock Recovery, Harness, GitLab, 3M, 8x8, Calix, Rehmann, McKinsey & Company.
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