Finally, Frost River Trading Co. has put some of its in-store products online.
Everything you could want, like its mittens, tote bags, dog leashes, messenger bags, daypacks, canoe packs and more, is listed on its new website, frostrivertrading.com.
There also are a few items up for auction on the site. And, according to its Facebook page, it’s adding new products daily.
Frost River’s Isle Royale Bushcraft Pack (left) and Itinerant Daypack. (frostriver.com)
“We understand that not everyone can make it to Duluth, Minnesota, and our physical store includes an absolute abundance of unique items not found on our flagship packs and bags website,” a post on the website read.
Its flagship site, frostriver.com, is still actively selling packs.
A handful of places, according to CareerForce.
CVS Health also announced plans to hire 50,000 new full-time, part-time and temporary positions. Walmart also shared it had plans to hire 150,000 people across the U.S.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections is hiring for Trainee-Corrections Officer positions at facilities across the state with immediate openings.
Although that’s only a few positions for our region, every bit helps in a time with historic layoffs.
Working from home
A new Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index found that although many Americans are highly concerned about the new coronavirus, they’re slow to change behaviors that may contribute to its spread.
The weekly index was done from March 20-23, the week following President Donald Trump’s national emergency announcement.
It’s no surprise the recent survey found shrinking numbers of people who still worked in-person. Forty percent of respondents reported that they were told to work from home, nearly double the amount from the previous week.
Working from home comes with its own challenges and opportunities. This week, 44% of respondents shared that their ability to effectively do their job had gotten worse — up from 25% reported the week before.
While 51% percent said there was no difference in ability to effectively do their job, down from 72% the prior week.
The number of respondents who reported their employers closed also increased: It nearly doubled, from 10% to 18%. The number of reported furloughed workers more than doubled, from 10% to 22%.
Kelly Busche covers business and the health care industry for the News Tribune. Were you laid off or furloughed within the past few weeks? Tell her your story at firstname.lastname@example.org