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October 28, 2021
Vaccine Accommodations

We know there is a lot of confusion around vaccine mandates and applicable accommodations. In order to provide more in-depth information for you to consider when planning the best course for your company, we wanted to share some of the resources we have found on these topics.

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October 07, 2021
Industry News: Capital Forest Products Now a 100% Employee-Owned Company

A new beginning to strengthen company culture and Capital Forest’s commitment of top-notch service to stakeholders

ANNAPOLIS, MD – October 1, 2021 – Capital Forest Products announces the finalization of its transition to a 100 percent employee-owned company, effective today. Implementing an employe

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September 29, 2021
Engaging Employees During COVID-19

In addition to a tight labor market and increasing wages, employers are dealing with employee “bored out” (chronic boredom leading to feeling totally meaningless) and “the big quit” (with 4 million people quitting their jobs in April 2021 alone), while also trying to balance client demands and the c

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August 25, 2021
Where Have All the Workers Gone? – How to Survive the Labor Shortages of 2021

I’m writing this the morning of August 6, and the monthly jobs report from the USDOL has just been issued.  Last month’s report was somewhat underwhelming, so this one has been eagerly awaited.  It has lots of good news:


The economy added over 943,000 jobs in July, well ahead of economic forecasts

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August 25, 2021
Looking Inward Before Looking Outward

COVID-19 had an impact on how companies do business, and Portland-based Patrick Lumber was certainly no exception.  The company’s forward-thinking mindset, however,

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August 18, 2021
AGAINST THE GRAIN: SPECIAL EDITION (AUGUST 18, 2021)

The Olympics just ended a few weeks ago and just like every year, I was completely enthralled.

For 17 days, I watched, and this year it seemed extra special. The fact that they pulled it off in the midst of a pandemic is a testament to how important it is to come together,

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August 04, 2021
Save the Date for the 2021 Traders Market

After transforming the 2020 event into a virtual event experience, NAWLA Exchange, we are excited to host the NAWLA 2021 Traders Market in person again this year. The 2021 Traders Market is currently scheduled for November 10-12, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville will be a perfect stage for

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