Jobs offer jabs as vaccines go to work

Marie Watson wanted to be among the first in line when she and other essential workers became eligible for the coronavirus vaccine — and with good reason.

Online calculator Watershed measures the climate impact of remote work policies

An online tool from data analytics startup Watershed enables users to input various kinds of info to help gauge whether changing remote work policies will increase or decrease emissions — and by approximately how much.How it works: Right now the public calculator from Watershed — whose clients include Shopify and Stripe — models five regions: San Francisco, New York City, Houston, London and Toronto.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The calculator arrives as many companies and organizations are giving employees the option to continue remote work — partially or completely — after the pandemic.Inputs for current policy and projected policy changes include…The number of employees and how many days per week they’ll be in the office.Employees’ living patterns (suburbs vs. urban cores) and commuting methods — cars, trains or biking and walking.The size of offices, which matters for their use of power and natural gas.Whether the company buys clean power and gives that option for remote workers.Go deeper: How bitcoin and remote work impact the climate fightLike this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.

New SBA head plans changes at agency; focus now is COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Small Business Administration says she expects to make changes at the agency that she says will enable it to further help small companies devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, two days after she was sworn in, Isabella Casillas […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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