Taxpayers are subsidising the rail industry by £1m per hour, to run trains that are virtually empty. The government put in place a £12bn support package to prevent train operators facing financial collapse when fare income fell to nothing due to the pandemic lockdown in the UK. The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, was quoted as saying “We have, during the pandemic, stepped in to save every single rail job without exceptions.”
A firm located in Bangor in Northern Ireland has secured a £20 million contract producing personal protective equipment (PPE) which has created 130 new jobs. The firm, Denroy, also manufactures specialist aerospace components. It will produce FFP3 masks for use by Health and Social Care employees in Northern Ireland. The single use FFP3 single-use masks were designed by the company’s aerospace engineers, it filters 99% of particles from the air, so also filtering the small respiratory droplets in which Covid 19 can be transmitted.
American company Basecamp's CEO Jason Fried recently announced in a blog post a ban on employees being allowed to share at work their “societal and political discussions”.
The London borough of Redbridge is filled with opportunities, no matter what sector you are looking at. Although Redbridge isn’t known for its restaurants, its local Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine makes up for it. Chefs, kitchen porters and waiters can find opportunities in these areas. There are also a few shopping centres dotted throughout the borough. The Exchange and East Shopping Centre are constantly hiring store consultants, warehouse staff and cleaners. Shops include New Look and Marks & Spencers, to name a few.
When G7 Foreign and Development Ministers meet in London this week they will discuss investing $15 billion in developing countries in the next two years. This development fund will help women access jobs and build resilient businesses to combat the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.
Kate Winslet has revealed she headed straight to her job at a delicatessen in her home town Reading after she finished filming her first movie.