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  • [New] Americans with high educational attainment often have access to more job opportunities and higher incomes, affording them greater financial stability and higher health literacy rates, which correlates to better health outcomes. Healthify
  • [New] Healthcare and social assistance will add the most jobs of all industry sectors - around 3.3 million over the next ten years - as aging Baby Boomers need more care and the number of Americans with chronic conditions continues to rise. Forbes
  • Having access to a free private broadband network for learning, healthcare, access to job opportunities, and so much more will make a huge difference in people's lives. Fiercewireless
  • There were several reasons why Australians from lower socio-economic areas were more likely to get sick and ultimately die from COVID-19, including not having jobs where they could work from home, less access to health care, and underlying chronic conditions. ABC (Australia)
  • Around 269 million new jobs could be created by 2030 if investments in education, health and social work were doubled. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Tens of thousands of health care workers in New York appeared to be risking their jobs by defying a state mandate to receive a dose of a coronavirus vaccine by Monday, setting up an early test for similar employer mandates across the United States. The New York Times
  • Afghans resettling in the United States over the next several months will need financial resources, job opportunities, housing, mental health and trauma support, and other guidance to help them adjust to life in the United States. We Still Have a Role to Play in Afghanistan | Bush Center
  • The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is creating rules that will require private-sector employers with at least 100 workers to either require vaccination or regular testing. MarketWatch
  • President Biden's announcement that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will require large employers to mandate the vaccination or testing of their employees has already prompted a raft of commentary and controversy.
  • For many Americans, health insurance coverage is provided by their employer and without a job, they risked losing access to coverage altogether. Healthcare Dive
  • Transport is a main concern for people living in rural and remote communities around the world, where the absence of affordable and reliable transport often prevents access to education, health services and employment opportunities. Science Direct
  • In New York, hundreds of staffers have been suspended this week and risk losing their jobs as the statewide vaccine mandate for health workers reached its first dose deadline Monday. ABC News
  • Expanding the Affordable Care Act would threaten private health insurance plans that hundreds of millions of Americans prefer, because many employers will find it more profitable to stop offering health benefits and instead ask workers to rely on government programs like Medicaid and Obamacare. Independent Women's Forum
  • A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Cincinnati, Ohio-area healthcare provider could require its employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their job, in what appears to be the first ruling of its kind for a private employer in the United States. AOL
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, are preparing to issue new requirements that will have a major impact on healthcare employers, as well as other employers across the U.S. The National Law Review
  • Employment in healthcare and social assistance is projected to add the most jobs of all industry sectors, about 3.3 million jobs over 2020-30. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The United Nations and gender equality advocates globally have expressed concern that the COVID-19 pandemic could reverse the limited progress that has been made for gender equality with the further exploitation of female health workers in insecure jobs or living close to poverty. Health and Human Rights Journal
  • The Canadian Press has learned that Ontario plans to introduce a set of policies requiring employers in education and several health-care settings to develop strict COVID-19 vaccination policies for their staff. CBC
  • The Biden administration will extend the open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act by 30 days, giving people more time to sign up for coverage as the worsening Covid-19 pandemic contributes to upheaval in the job market where many get health insurance. WSJ
  • A new WWF report shows transitioning to sustainable models of production and consumption can create millions of new nature-positive jobs; provide health benefits, including reducing the risk of future pandemics; and enhance food security.
  • Employers throughout Ontario will want to be mindful of ongoing communications from public health regarding the nature of vaccination policies and the public health units in which they should be implemented - and be prepared to act quickly to maintain compliance. en

Last updated: 24 October 2021