As our country works to rebound from the pandemic, tech is propelling the economic recovery. From empowering small businesses, to supporting telework, to providing platforms for contactless deliveries and services, tech is enabling the future of work. See below for more information about how the tech industry is creating jobs and providing opportunity for businesses, workers, and consumers.

Tech Powers The Economy And Enables The Future Of Work

Creating More Job Opportunities In Operations (Amazon)

Amazon is hiring 100,000 new full- and part-time employees to better serve customers in communities where they live.

iOS App Economy Creates 300,000 New U.S. Jobs (Apple)

The iOS app economy has created nearly 300,000 new jobs since April 2019 and now supports over 2.1 million jobs across 50 states.

Lyft Expands Jobs Access Program with Partners (Lyft)

Now available in 20 major cities, the Jobs Access Program is designed to provide individuals access to the transportation they need to get to a job opportunity.

Comcast’s Start-Up Accelerator Will Focus on the Future of Work (Comcast)

The 11 firms Comcast chose for its LIFT Labs Accelerator, its start-up mentorship program, include companies working on virtual events, virtual team building, and telehealth.

Hybrid Work and the Future Workplace (Dell Technologies)

The pandemic has accelerated what was already on the horizon: a hybrid workplace. For those who can work more flexibly and are lucky enough to have full-time employment, here’s a look at what changes long-term.

How IT Teams Adapt to Workforce Shifts (CDW)

Employees are less likely than ever to work out of an office, so building a digital infrastructure across environments is critical.

“Buscándole:” Finding Ways to Help Latino Small Businesses (Google)

Digital Divide’s Massive Problem (Cisco)

How Thumbtack Pros Are Affected by and Adapting to COVID-19 (Thumbtack)

What’s New in Tech

Turo partners with Dream Foundation to fulfill lifelong Dreams (Turo)

We’re delighted to announce our formal partnership with Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally ill adults, to fulfill lifelong Dreams together. Since January 2019, Turo hosts have played a part in fulfilling many Dreams by providing cars for 30 Dream recipients to travel locally with family members and friends. Read more here.

What We’re Saying

· TechNet Opposes Congress’ Circuit Board Crackdown (PoliticoPro Cybersecurity). Read this news feature here.

· TechNet Questions the Microelectronics Rule (Politico Morning Cybersecurity). Read this news feature here.

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