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Amazon to add 125,000 warehouse jobs

There's been an increase in the average beginning wage at Amazon in the United States to more than $18 an hour, and the company wants to add 125,000 more warehouse and transportation workers, according to Reuters.

Triangle filling 400+ seasonal warehouse and distribution jobs

Hundreds of light industrial positions are available in the Triangle's manufacturing and logistics industries, and a hiring agency expects to fill them this week during a job fair.

Alpena County Library receives grant from CFNEM

A $200,000 grant from Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) will help the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library renovate and modernize its facilities.

US Postal Service hiring 40,000 seasonal workers

The United States Postal Service is employing more than 40,000 seasonal workers in anticipation of another record-breaking holiday season in 2021, according to the agency and other shipping companies. City and rural mail carriers, mail handlers, and drivers are among the seasonal jobs available. Those interested can apply online and view open positions in their area at usps.com/hiring.

Covid-19 Global

20,467,455
Total active cases
Updated on 18 September 2021 1:21 am
228,358,979
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 18 September 2021 1:21 am
4,692,124
Total deaths
Updated on 18 September 2021 1:21 am
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FDA experts among group opposing US booster shot plan

An international group of scientists, including two top U.S. regulators, stated Monday in a scientific publication that the ordinary person doesn't require a COVID-19 booster just yet. The specialists looked at studies on the vaccinations' effectiveness and found that, despite the extra-contagious delta variation, the doses are effective, especially against severe sickness.

Spirit Aerosystems to receive the largest payout by the U.S. government

In an effort to maintain jobs, the US government says it is assisting aircraft companies that suffered during the pandemic. Spirit Aerosystems, for example, is likely to get the largest payout from the Biden administration.

Who’s Getting What Salary?

Last year was a bumper one for executive pay in the biggest US companies despite Covid-19, say Theo Francis and Inti Pacheco in The Wall Street Journal.

Toyota & Honda oppose U.S. House electric vehicle tax plan

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Honda Motor Co (7267.T) slammed a proposal by Democrats in the United States House of Representatives to give union-made electric automobiles in the United States an additional $4,500 tax break on Saturday.
Country/Region
Active cases
Confirmed cases
Deaths
USA
9,689,433
42,789,930
690,665
Peru
1,965,489
2,164,380
198,891
UK
1,302,300
7,371,301
134,983
Iran
571,382
5,396,013
116,436
Russia
568,782
7,234,425
196,626
Turkey
447,673
6,794,700
61,140
Mexico
381,216
3,549,229
270,346
India
346,608
33,415,889
444,563
Brazil
332,686
21,102,536
589,744
Honduras
239,030
356,707
9,452
Malaysia
221,339
2,067,327
22,743
Vietnam
217,548
667,650
16,637
France
213,181
6,942,105
115,960
Spain
210,236
4,929,546
85,783
Philippines
188,108
2,324,475
36,328
Germany
171,792
4,139,009
93,517
Poland
162,314
2,896,599
75,473
Thailand
129,421
1,448,792
15,124
Italy
114,271
4,627,699
130,233
Iraq
96,216
1,970,746
21,739
Serbia
96,035
853,686
7,698
Japan
94,147
1,663,024
17,030
Costa Rica
91,724
502,362
5,919
Norway
90,988
180,781
841
Finland
88,764
135,815
1,051
Israel
81,073
1,211,443
7,494
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
80,343
329,824
4,490
South Africa
76,546
2,877,063
85,952
Switzerland
75,676
823,074
11,010
Netherlands
72,031
1,981,252
18,107
Indonesia
68,942
4,185,144
140,138
Pakistan
65,725
1,218,749
27,072
Kazakhstan
64,262
854,742
10,611
Belgium
62,586
1,217,473
25,494
Sri Lanka
59,058
500,772
11,938
Algeria
57,956
201,224
5,670
Ukraine
54,871
2,338,164
54,750
Guadeloupe
49,562
52,480
668
Rwanda
47,871
94,478
1,193
Cuba
47,067
784,416
6,676
Ireland
45,937
372,687
5,179
Canada
44,382
1,569,186
27,370
Guatemala
40,322
525,161
12,947
Martinique
39,086
39,745
555
Bulgaria
38,980
480,777
19,955
Azerbaijan
37,241
467,173
6,227
Colombia
35,601
4,937,596
125,826
Portugal
34,626
1,060,432
17,895
Myanmar
32,525
442,928
16,944
Argentina
32,424
5,237,159
114,286
Palestine
32,128
381,854
3,890
Lebanon
30,451
617,036
8,228
Egypt
29,622
295,639
16,935
Sweden
29,427
1,144,982
14,734
Ecuador
29,421
505,860
32,559
Ethiopia
29,052
330,494
5,090
Romania
28,647
1,139,505
35,359
Bolivia
28,173
496,354
18,628
French Guiana
27,794
38,021
232
Greece
27,323
627,314
14,394
Georgia
26,510
591,766
8,446
Jamaica
25,860
77,989
1,768
Nepal
25,497
783,075
11,012
S. Korea
25,455
281,938
2,389
Morocco
25,407
915,835
13,828
Afghanistan
25,257
154,532
7,195
Cyprus
25,205
116,494
534
DRC
24,431
56,357
1,068
Bosnia
23,436
225,857
10,203
Austria
23,249
720,455
10,882
Uganda
23,030
121,984
3,119
Australia
19,190
82,200
1,141
Mongolia
18,193
269,476
1,083
Lithuania
17,945
313,692
4,763
Mayotte
16,985
20,125
176
Bangladesh
15,954
1,540,110
27,147
Burundi
13,378
14,189
38
El Salvador
13,281
99,701
3,078
Fiji
13,234
49,719
566
Macedonia
13,008
186,010
6,396
Albania
12,910
161,324
2,569
Lao People's Democratic Republic
12,763
18,347
16
Slovenia
12,436
281,687
4,492
Jordan
12,428
812,253
10,594
Mauritius
12,339
14,243
50
Armenia
11,951
252,082
5,101
Venezuela
11,760
352,055
4,261
Suriname
9,241
36,428
796
Nigeria
9,037
201,294
2,649
Estonia
8,703
148,923
1,322
Somalia
8,641
18,820
1,041
Nicaragua
8,598
13,025
202
Belarus
8,431
512,460
3,978
Croatia
7,991
389,654
8,481
Montenegro
7,959
125,128
1,832
Moldova
7,651
280,175
6,578
Malawi
7,272
61,287
2,252
Hungary
7,259
817,159
30,123
Lesotho
7,162
14,395
403
UAE
6,420
731,828
2,071
Singapore
6,110
75,783
59
French Polynesia
6,085
40,178
593
Chile
6,079
1,646,403
37,318
Denmark
6,035
354,068
2,622
Latvia
5,763
149,614
2,635
Slovakia
5,715
401,250
12,569
Uzbekistan
5,668
167,268
1,179
Oman
5,599
303,309
4,092
Tunisia
5,451
698,427
24,415
Syrian Arab Republic
5,258
30,337
2,112
Czechia
5,009
1,685,435
30,427
Dominican Republic
4,983
354,716
4,027
Kenya
4,647
245,781
4,965
Angola
4,538
51,827
1,371
Cambodia
4,470
102,834
2,089
Ghana
4,395
124,740
1,116
Central African Republic
4,350
11,309
100
Panama
4,327
463,459
7,166
Togo
4,287
24,369
211
Benin
4,010
21,450
146
Trinidad and Tobago
3,932
47,925
1,397
Cameroon
3,613
85,414
1,368
Guyana
3,372
28,831
703
Sudan
3,209
38,000
2,875
Mozambique
2,990
149,906
1,903
Kyrgyzstan
2,969
177,567
2,583
Senegal
2,935
73,588
1,842
Zimbabwe
2,808
127,368
4,560
New Caledonia
2,771
2,843
14
Botswana
2,591
172,252
2,343
Saint Lucia
2,406
10,344
148
Saudi Arabia
2,387
546,411
8,651
Grenada
2,306
3,262
46
Saint Martin
2,200
3,646
47
Paraguay
2,095
459,580
16,123
Timor-Leste
1,918
18,943
103
Sierra Leone
1,896
6,391
121
Bahamas
1,799
20,030
504
Qatar
1,748
235,304
604
Maldives
1,699
83,332
229
Haiti
1,669
21,318
596
Uruguay
1,664
387,449
6,046
Côte d'Ivoire
1,635
58,531
546
Yemen
1,617
8,593
1,628
Belize
1,536
18,334
389
Brunei
1,534
4,814
24
Guinea
1,489
30,136
370
Equatorial Guinea
1,436
11,063
137
Namibia
1,295
126,628
3,461
Réunion
1,159
52,643
358
Swaziland
1,157
45,317
1,194
Tanzania
1,134
1,367
50
Luxembourg
1,128
77,098
834
Congo
1,097
13,701
183
Gabon
1,090
27,291
174
St. Barth
1,084
1,548
2
Bermuda
1,083
4,027
37
Mauritania
1,057
35,212
761
Malta
1,039
36,927
453
Barbados
935
6,358
57
Kuwait
932
411,081
2,437
China
916
95,577
4,636
Cabo Verde
903
36,970
327
Zambia
863
208,353
3,637
Antigua and Barbuda
857
2,463
55
Bahrain
814
274,107
1,388
Guinea-Bissau
725
6,053
130
Saint Kitts and Nevis
687
1,589
9
Dominica
625
2,758
8
Madagascar
618
42,898
958
Seychelles
584
20,943
114
New Zealand
489
4,014
27
South Sudan
474
11,790
121
Curaçao
454
15,925
155
Papua New Guinea
446
18,542
204
Sao Tome and Principe
419
3,025
43
Channel Islands
407
11,223
96
Iceland
354
11,404
33
Aruba
288
15,202
157
Isle of Man
285
7,113
38
Mali
270
15,029
545
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
269
2,613
13
Sint Maarten
183
4,053
59
Taiwan
163
16,123
839
Burkina Faso
151
14,003
172
Caribbean Netherlands
118
1,962
17
Turks and Caicos Islands
117
2,799
21
Djibouti
115
11,960
157
Greenland
92
454
0
Gibraltar
81
5,469
97
Hong Kong
73
12,153
213
Niger
70
5,947
201
San Marino
58
5,388
90
Cayman Islands
53
772
2
Andorra
53
15,124
130
British Virgin Islands
50
2,642
37
Liberia
50
5,761
283
Liechtenstein
45
3,402
60
Monaco
43
3,290
33
Gambia
33
9,867
330
Faroe Islands
28
1,053
2
Chad
16
5,025
174
Anguilla
15
325
0
Comoros
15
4,104
147
Eritrea
11
6,669
40
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
4
67
0
Palau
3
5
0
Montserrat
2
32
1
Western Sahara
1
10
1
Bhutan
1
2,596
3
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
Saint Pierre Miquelon
0
31
0
Macao
0
63
0
Wallis and Futuna
0
445
7
Diamond Princess
0
712
13
Tajikistan
0
17,084
124
Updated on 18 September 2021 1:21 am

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