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Newswatch 12 Interview

Newswatch 12 Interview

Tuesday , Apr 20, 2021


Since the first quarter of 2020, the remote work trend and expectations have changed and many employers weren't prepared to have their workforce function from home. But now many adults actually prefer working from home but aren't sure how to stay successful. Well, the Northwoods is holding a virtual remote working workshop, and joining me now this morning is Kathy Schmitz from Vilas County Economic Development Corporation as well as Jonathan Sharp.

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