Day: March 1, 2020

6 Million UK workers have suffered from mental health issues

Despite the increased openness around mental health, Milkround research has found that workers are still shying away from admitting to their struggles with colleagues.

Exactly half of all UK workers admit to suffering from mental ill health, a figure that alarmingly rises when exploring age ranges. A worrying 72% of Gen Zs and 58% of Millennials experienced mental health issues, with the difference proving particularly stark when compared with those over 35s, with only 39% reporting the same.

When asked if your career was contributing to mental ill health, a similar story emerges. Nationally, one in four said their job was negatively impacting their mental health, but this figure jumps significantly with the younger respondents more likely to link mental health struggles with work, as nearly two-thirds from Gen Z and Millennial groups attribute work stresses to the cause of mental health issues.

For those that experience mental health issues,

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Facebook cancels annual F8 conference over Coronavirus fears

Facebook has cancelled its F8 developer conference due to fears around the spread of the coronavirus.

The event, which is the social media giant’s biggest of the year, was due to take place in San Jose on May 5 and 6. More than 5,000 developers and entrepreneurs attended the conference last year.

However, Facebook’s director of developer platforms Konstantinos Papamiltiadis said that the “difficult decision” had to be made.

“This was a tough call to make – F8 is an incredibly important event for Facebook and it’s one of our favourite ways to celebrate all of you from around the world – but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees, and everyone who helps put F8 on,” he said in a statement.

“We explored other ways to keep the in-person part of F8, but it’s important to us to host an inclusive event and

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CoStar Group hires Burke to cover San Fran real estate

Katie Burke

San Francisco Business Times real estate reporter Katie Burke has been hired by CoStar Group to cover real estate in the Bay area.

At the Business Times, she covered the hospitality/food and beverage/retail beat.

Burke, a Bay Area native, had worked as a reporter intern for the Times, and spent more than two years as the commercial and residential real estate, retail and legal reporter for the San Antonio Business Journal.

She has been at the Business Times since June 2017.

Burke has also written for Crittenden Research in Novato, California, and graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with degrees in journalism and art history.

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