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27/07/2021

Category: Covid 19

New job centre in Dudley helps bounce back from Covid Pandemic

There are plans to open a new job centre in Dudley town to help the city recover from the Covid pandemic. A former Peacocks store on High Street has been all set to turn into a job centre after the proposed plan from the Department for Work and Pensions. This is part of the government initiative aimed at increasing job opportunities in areas of the UK that have been worst hit by the coronavirus,

Vaccinated employees allowed back to Salesforce’s USA offices

Salesforce has announced it will start allowing vaccinated employees to return to office based working. They are one of the first major U.S. businesses to give vaccinated workers preferential treatment over those who have not yet been vaccinated. The cloud based software maker said that vaccinated employees can volunteer to join groups of 100 or less. They can return to work in its San Francisco headquarters or several other offices such as Palo Alto and Irvine. However office workers would be mandated to be tested for Covid 19 at onsite testing centre.

Part-time workers will suffer most when furlough scheme ends

According to flexible working campaigners, Timewise, many part time workers who are currently on the government's furlough scheme are very fearful of being made redundant. In July the UK government reduces the proportion of employees wages it subsidises to 70%, from 80%, with employers having to pay the missing 10%. Timewise is warning that the UK's 7.8 million part-time workers, of which most are women, will bear the brunt of job losses when the furlough scheme eventually ends in September.

Aer Lingus job cuts in Shannon and Cork

Aer Lingus has notified staff that the airline will be emerging from the pandemic as a smaller organisation and that this transition will require redundancies to be made. The cabin crew base run by Aer Lingus at Shannon airport is to permanently close. This closure is part of cost saving measures as the company downsides due to the travel crisis brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic. Their base at Cork will be temporarily closed between mid-September and late November 2021

Covid-19 Global

15,739,377
Total active cases
Updated on 27 July 2021 2:32 pm
195,579,342
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 27 July 2021 2:32 pm
4,187,549
Total deaths
Updated on 27 July 2021 2:32 pm
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Employment rises in Singapore for the first time since Covid-19 pandemic

According to labour market data from the Ministry of Manpower, total employment in Singapore, excluding migrant domestic workers, grew in Q1 2021.

Covid pandemic hits women’s jobs hardest in UK

Working women have been found to experience far higher levels of redundancies during the Covid pandemic than in any previous recessions, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Female redundancies in the UK hit 178,000 between September and November 2020, according to the TUC which is 76% higher than the peak reached during the 2007 financial crisis when female redundancy levels hit 100,000.

Morris Leslie plant hire company rises from losing millions to investing £70m

Perthshire plant hire giant Morris Leslie was hit hard by the Covid 19 pandemic, however the company was struggling before that because of Brexit. Six months before Covid 19 shut down building sites and locked down the UK the company Morris Leslie has already experienced tough times. Uncertainty because of Brexit had already caused building projects to be shut down or paused causing a much lower demand for plant hires and sales. This slowdown had caused an oversupply of construction equipment meaning more competition and so reduced prices. Then Covid 19 hit and the group’s vehicle auctions and Sunday car boot market were shut down.

Employees dismissal over COVID-19 infection fears at work is upheld by tribunal

The Covid 19 pandemic has brought up many varied concerns in the workplace for employers and employees alike. In the area of health and safety at work the pandemic has caused many changes and brought about new considerations and concerns. A recent tribunal, Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd., sheds light on the example of an employees' refusal to work on health and safety grounds, due to fear of contracting Covid 19.
Country/Region
Active cases
Confirmed cases
Deaths
USA
5,111,762
35,287,269
627,039
Peru
1,909,032
2,105,005
195,973
UK
1,133,895
5,722,298
129,172
Brazil
758,509
19,707,662
550,586
Spain
564,515
4,342,054
81,268
Indonesia
556,281
3,239,936
86,835
Russia
490,482
6,172,812
155,380
India
398,068
31,440,951
421,414
Iran
376,739
3,758,197
89,479
Mexico
355,713
2,754,438
238,595
Argentina
246,928
4,859,170
104,105
France
204,579
5,999,244
111,667
Honduras
185,086
290,447
7,650
Thailand
171,921
526,828
4,264
Malaysia
170,224
1,044,071
8,408
Netherlands
164,599
1,847,372
17,801
Poland
153,671
2,882,327
75,249
Bangladesh
152,559
1,194,752
19,779
South Africa
144,020
2,383,490
70,018
Turkey
140,687
5,618,417
50,997
Iraq
129,053
1,577,013
18,418
Colombia
112,055
4,736,349
119,182
Vietnam
87,243
109,111
524
Kazakhstan
85,163
542,703
5,538
Tunisia
83,394
573,394
18,804
Myanmar
76,919
274,155
7,507
Costa Rica
71,244
398,608
4,941
Italy
68,236
4,320,530
127,971
Pakistan
59,899
1,011,708
23,087
Finland
56,873
103,851
978
Philippines
56,477
1,562,420
27,318
Portugal
53,996
954,669
17,301
Bolivia
49,479
469,182
17,672
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
48,927
240,309
3,422
Algeria
48,251
163,660
4,087
Norway
46,346
136,097
799
Afghanistan
44,161
145,552
6,577
Cuba
42,394
341,152
2,417
Japan
40,231
875,506
15,137
Egypt
39,595
284,059
16,494
Belgium
36,625
1,117,697
25,228
Guatemala
33,564
352,584
10,112
Hungary
33,048
809,288
30,021
Dominican Republic
31,268
340,230
3,937
Greece
30,252
477,975
12,879
Zimbabwe
28,944
99,944
3,173
Nepal
28,836
685,673
9,758
Georgia
25,870
407,689
5,731
Morocco
25,440
581,477
9,611
Mozambique
25,423
111,723
1,307
Sri Lanka
25,027
298,181
4,147
Germany
24,669
3,764,419
92,050
Ireland
23,352
294,272
5,026
Paraguay
21,076
449,902
14,701
Namibia
20,914
117,293
2,871
S. Korea
20,823
191,531
2,079
UAE
20,615
674,724
1,929
Rwanda
20,507
66,018
757
Cyprus
19,757
98,569
404
French Guiana
19,514
29,686
177
Kyrgyzstan
18,498
159,089
2,275
Fiji
18,038
24,424
195
DRC
17,983
48,503
1,023
Mayotte
16,336
19,474
174
Martinique
15,409
15,612
99
Guadeloupe
15,291
17,779
238
Oman
14,219
295,017
3,788
Kuwait
13,878
393,605
2,293
Israel
13,147
863,680
6,461
Botswana
13,122
102,124
1,485
Panama
12,998
430,444
6,768
Venezuela
12,975
300,919
3,509
Switzerland
12,759
715,267
10,903
Uganda
11,790
92,795
2,590
Ukraine
11,588
2,249,344
52,876
Senegal
11,455
58,523
1,300
Ethiopia
11,421
278,717
4,371
Denmark
11,352
312,851
2,546
Lebanon
11,352
555,643
7,894
Saudi Arabia
11,136
520,774
8,189
Malawi
10,824
49,009
1,513
Chile
10,449
1,610,345
35,119
Sweden
8,757
1,098,154
14,617
Jordan
8,424
766,114
9,971
Lithuania
8,104
281,284
4,411
Kenya
7,493
197,959
3,872
Bulgaria
7,456
423,879
18,199
El Salvador
7,245
85,779
2,577
Somalia
7,164
15,251
797
Bosnia
6,774
205,523
9,686
Cambodia
6,337
74,386
1,324
Zambia
6,106
192,956
3,316
Ecuador
6,043
480,720
30,797
Lesotho
5,896
12,880
363
Trinidad and Tobago
5,894
37,663
1,043
Burundi
5,792
6,573
8
Haiti
5,603
19,876
528
Armenia
5,213
229,090
4,597
Angola
5,202
41,879
991
Canada
5,061
1,427,370
26,553
Nicaragua
4,689
9,108
194
Austria
4,671
656,949
10,737
Uzbekistan
4,619
125,784
845
Ghana
4,521
102,103
823
Nigeria
4,392
171,324
2,134
Jamaica
4,043
52,089
1,178
Azerbaijan
3,913
341,183
5,011
Sudan
3,495
37,138
2,776
Serbia
3,347
720,643
7,108
Channel Islands
3,217
8,792
86
Suriname
3,078
24,903
634
Lao People's Democratic Republic
2,975
5,154
5
Czechia
2,973
1,672,764
30,362
Estonia
2,905
132,717
1,271
Malta
2,626
33,904
421
Belarus
2,626
441,881
3,413
Maldives
2,609
76,848
219
Liberia
2,533
5,396
148
Australia
2,488
33,266
922
Isle of Man
2,474
4,189
29
Uruguay
2,467
380,584
5,936
Swaziland
2,431
23,347
759
Réunion
2,313
34,615
266
Syrian Arab Republic
2,029
25,892
1,908
Mauritania
1,934
24,008
538
Mauritius
1,912
3,785
19
Mongolia
1,907
159,101
789
Sierra Leone
1,881
6,228
118
Singapore
1,799
64,453
37
Qatar
1,712
225,522
600
Bahamas
1,670
14,252
284
Yemen
1,473
7,012
1,373
Luxembourg
1,239
73,551
822
Congo
1,220
13,156
177
British Virgin Islands
1,109
2,389
25
Saint Martin
1,044
2,481
38
Palestine
1,029
316,189
3,600
Guyana
986
22,181
530
Guinea
975
25,126
205
Croatia
971
362,841
8,247
Togo
926
15,176
148
Gambia
920
7,333
208
Moldova
915
258,713
6,245
Taiwan
896
15,599
787
Romania
890
1,082,551
34,273
Slovenia
872
258,780
4,428
Bahrain
826
268,626
1,383
China
795
92,676
4,636
Montenegro
742
101,207
1,627
Timor-Leste
656
10,354
26
Curaçao
651
13,300
126
Seychelles
648
18,062
90
Iceland
609
7,304
30
Madagascar
600
42,607
941
Latvia
589
138,572
2,552
St. Barth
542
1,005
1
Cabo Verde
486
33,592
298
Slovakia
453
392,406
12,534
Côte d'Ivoire
422
49,647
324
Belize
395
13,983
333
Tajikistan
388
14,673
118
South Sudan
382
11,014
118
Andorra
373
14,577
127
Gibraltar
335
4,822
94
Guinea-Bissau
327
4,212
74
Macedonia
326
156,124
5,491
Tanzania
305
509
21
Cameroon
297
82,064
1,334
Albania
283
132,891
2,456
French Polynesia
257
19,392
146
Bhutan
237
2,489
2
Aruba
225
11,405
109
Papua New Guinea
223
17,637
192
Central African Republic
191
7,148
98
Eritrea
172
6,506
33
Barbados
159
4,353
48
Monaco
117
2,796
33
Niger
105
5,600
195
Equatorial Guinea
103
8,863
123
Saint Lucia
98
5,529
88
Benin
92
8,324
107
Mali
87
14,546
531
New Caledonia
75
133
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
68
2,279
12
Gabon
68
25,344
163
Faroe Islands
65
973
1
Hong Kong
63
11,980
212
Brunei
60
333
3
Sint Maarten
55
2,723
34
New Zealand
54
2,863
26
Saint Kitts and Nevis
39
573
3
Sao Tome and Principe
39
2,424
37
San Marino
35
5,130
90
Greenland
31
92
0
Turks and Caicos Islands
30
2,466
18
Caribbean Netherlands
29
1,693
17
Burkina Faso
26
13,550
169
Bermuda
17
2,538
33
Liechtenstein
17
3,076
59
Cayman Islands
14
636
2
Dominica
13
209
0
Comoros
13
4,024
147
Chad
13
4,969
174
Antigua and Barbuda
8
1,280
43
Djibouti
7
11,637
155
Macao
6
59
0
Saint Pierre Miquelon
2
28
0
Anguilla
2
113
0
Grenada
2
164
1
Western Sahara
1
10
1
Montserrat
1
21
1
Micronesia
0
1
0
Saint Helena
0
2
0
Samoa
0
3
0
Marshall Islands
0
4
0
Vanuatu
0
4
1
MS Zaandam
0
9
2
Solomon Islands
0
20
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
0
27
0
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
0
63
0
Wallis and Futuna
0
445
7
Diamond Princess
0
712
13
Updated on 27 July 2021 2:32 pm

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