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10/05/2021

Category: Employment News

Hyper-local offices and central HQs could chart the path forward to save cities

Enforced home working and lockdown travel restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic have emptied out cities in the UK. Despite the lack of commute and the improved work/life balance surveys show a strong desire by employees to return to the office, albeit in more flexible terms.

Merseyside locals slam Amazon development and ask ‘where are the jobs?’

When Amazon applied for permission to build a huge "sortation" center in the former pit village Haydock in Merseyside, the local council supported the scheme because of the promised 2,500 jobs that would be created, despite it being built on green belt land.

Huge furlough sum claimed by Trump Organisation for Scottish golf resorts despite making redundancies

The former US president’s Scottish firms have received as much as £575,000 via the UK job retention scheme over a two-month period.

Barclays, Tesco and NatWest ranked top three workplaces in the UK

Barclays came first in LinkedIn's list of the top 25 workplaces in the UK, followed by Tesco and NatWest.

Covid-19 Global

18,238,752
Total active cases
Updated on 10 May 2021 7:59 am
158,978,307
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 10 May 2021 7:59 am
3,306,978
Total deaths
Updated on 10 May 2021 7:59 am
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India’s second wave of pandemic virus makes 7 million people jobless

India’s unemployment rate rose to nearly 8% in April, a four-month high according to data from Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt.(CMI), a private research firm. The possibility of Indias economy recovering is unlikely due to the catastrophic effect of a second wave of the covid 19 pandemic. State administrations are extending curfews and lockdowns to try to curb a record surge in virus cases.

Uber looking to recruit additional 20,000 drivers in the UK

Uber has announced it is looking to employ another 20,000 drivers in the UK by the end of 2021, this will increase the platform’s driver network to 90,000 and is due to a surge in demand since lockdown rules were eased last month.

Nestle closing UK’s Fawdon site putting 600 jobs at risk

It is shutting a factory in Fawdon in the north east of England and shifting production to two other factories in York and Halifax, where it has invested 29.4 million pounds ($40.8 million). These two factories manufacture some of the chocolate maker’s biggest brands and York is also the base for Nestle Confectionery’s global R&D center. The site in Fawdon will close by 2023.

Australia’s employment minister tells extra 400,000 covid benefit claimants to ‘go get a job’

Australia's Employment Minister, Stuart Robert, has urged the unemployed to get off the dole and go out and get a job as employers struggle to fill vacancies across Australia. There is currently 1.23 million people receiving Unemployment benefits in Australia which is 400,000 more than before the Covid 19 pandemic struck last year.

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Apple watch may gain blood pressure, glucose and alcohol monitoring capabilities

Apple has been revealed to be the largest customer of the British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics. The company has developed non-invasive optical sensors for detecting multiple blood-related health metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels. These types of biometric data are only normally detectable with more invasive and dedicated medical equipment.

Hyper-local offices and central HQs could chart the path forward to save cities

Enforced home working and lockdown travel restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic have emptied out cities in the UK. Despite the lack of commute and the improved work/life balance surveys show a strong desire by employees to return to the office, albeit in more flexible terms.

Merseyside locals slam Amazon development and ask ‘where are the jobs?’

When Amazon applied for permission to build a huge "sortation" center in the former pit village Haydock in Merseyside, the local council supported the scheme because of the promised 2,500 jobs that would be created, despite it being built on green belt land.