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Monday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at Monday’s business headlines.

Remote working

The remote-working shift is hailed as the future but new data highlights potential negative trends.

The UK’s Office for National Statistics found remote workers were more likely to work overtime and less likely to get bonuses, for example.

Remote workers were also more likely to work in the evenings.

Restaurants

Restaurants spent much of the past year trying to win back customers. Now, they are struggling to win back employees.

The Wall Street Journal reports nationwide chains and independent eateries alike said they cannot hire enough workers to staff kitchens and dining rooms.

Restaurants are offering bonuses, help with college tuition and other perks.

GE

GE will donate up to $100 million to diversity its engineering field.

The program, known as next engineers, has global ambitions: It aims to include more than 85,000 students in 25 cities around the world over the next decade.

The program lasts two years.

Ammo scams

Scammers are increasingly targeting people seeking to buy ammunition and other gun accessories as ammo is in short supply and the market is flooded with first-time firearms buyers.

Hunting and sports shooting app Go Wild says scammers are finding new opportunities in the 8.4 million people who bought guns for the first time in 2020.

Scammers appear to be operating from outside the country and are using fake business names.

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