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New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Democratic governor launched an initiative Wednesday asking state workers and National Guard members to become licensed volunteer substitute K-12 teachers and child care workers. Lujan Grisham has completed the registration to become licensed as a substitute teacher, her......

New Mexico governor becomes substitute teacher amid school staffing shortage

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Monique Beals New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamOvernight Health Care — White House boosts mask availability New Mexico calls in National Guard to staff schools, child care centers Democrats eager to fill power vacuum after Pelosi exit......

Young adults step up during EMT shortage in N.Y. town

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Young adults step up during EMT shortage in N.Y. town – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A group of young adults stepped up during a pandemic-driven shortage of volunteer EMTs in Sackets Harbor, New York. Steve Hartman has the......

“We went from not even having our licenses to saving people’s lives”: Group of young adults step up amid EMT shortage in New York town

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here When people call for an ambulance in Sackets Harbor, New York — and the crew shows up at their door — almost everyone has the same reaction. “A lot of people just come up and ask you, ‘Wait, how......

Biden urges Congress to pass legislation to help address semiconductor shortage

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Semiconductor shortages have been a persistent thorn in the Biden administration’s side. The shortage of the chips — which are essential for the production of smart phones, medical equipment, cars and a number of household appliances — has hamstrung......

China’s smartphone shipments bounce back from pandemic lows, but chip shortage and Covid still weigh

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Customers buy iPhone13 phones at apple’s flagship smart products store in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 12, 2021. Xing Yun | Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Chinese domestic smartphone shipments recovered from the hit they took during the pandemic......

Australia calls on backpackers to help ease Omicron-fuelled labour shortage

Reuters
Victoria hospitals move to higher alert 67 deaths on Wed vs Tue record 77; nearly 80,000 new cases More deaths expected in next few weeks, officials say SYDNEY, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Australia threw out an invitation to backpackers on Wednesday, seeking reinforcements for a workforce crippled by an Omicron......

Historic blood shortage fuels calls for FDA to ease restrictions on gay men donating blood

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Pressure is mounting on the Food and Drug Administration to eliminate longstanding restrictions on gay or bisexual men donating blood in the United States as the blood shortage reaches a dire level.  Twenty-two U.S. senators penned a letter to......

Department of Transportation releases several initiatives aimed at helping truck driver shortage

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Department of Transportation releases several initiatives aimed at helping truck driver shortage – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Department of Transportation has unveiled a new set of initiatives to alleviate the truck driver shortage that has exacerbated the......

Blame truck driver shortage on exploitative shipping companies

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY These days, news about the “supply chain crisis” feels inescapable. I heard a lot on television about how the holiday season was at risk, shelves are empty and COVID-19 tests may be scarce because of a “truck driver shortage” while dozens......

China: Xi’an residents in lockdown barter for food amid shortage

BBC
“People are swapping stuff with others in the same building, because they no longer have enough food to eat,” a resident surnamed Wang told RFA news. The news outlet also reported that another man had wanted to trade a smartphone and tablet for rice. BBC – For more and to......

Major flight cancellations continue as Omicron outbreak causes staffing shortage

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Airlines across the United States have continued major flight cancellations as the COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak continues to cause industry-wide staffing shortages.  As of midday Wednesday, 856 flights in, out and within the U.S have been canceled, according to tracking......

Referee shortage impacts youth sports

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Referee shortage impacts youth sports – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Many youth sports leagues say they’re having trouble finding referees and umpires. The labor shortage is being blamed not only on COVID, but also on parents. Elise Preston......

Female trucker sounds alarm on Spain’s haulier shortage

Reuters
ON THE ROAD FROM VALENCIA TO PERPIGNAN, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Working as a truck driver has not always been easy for Begona Urmeneta but she loves her job and says Spain needs people like her more than ever as Europe struggles with an acute shortage of hauliers. The 59-year-old......

COVID Test Shortage, NHL Pauses Season, Belarus Migrant Crisis : Up First

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NPR The rapid spread of the Omicron variant exposed a dire need to ramp up COVID testing in America. The NHL is putting a temporary pause on its season as dozens of players test positive for COVID-19. And, hundreds of migrants are still stranded at the Polish border as Belarus’......

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