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World Bank says critical measures are needed to return women to the workforce after the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Indian women wait in a queue for food in New Delhi. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The World Bank has warned that critical measures need to be taken during the pandemic recovery to get women back to work......

Crowds return to businesses as U.S. hits 40% vaccinated

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Crowds return to businesses as U.S. hits 40% vaccinated – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Crowds are expected to bombard businesses, which are short workers, during Memorial Day weekend. Meg Oliver shares more. Be the first to know Get......

Latest US Census foretells of challenging workforce trends

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Population growth in the United States has slowed to a trickle, according to the 2020 US Census. As a result, employers are going to find it more difficult to hire workers to grow, harvest, process, package, deliver and sell food and beverages if these trends persist. How the census results......

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall more than expected

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fewer Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market recovery gains steam amid an economic boom, which is being fueled by a rapidly improving public health situation and massive government financial assistance. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers wait in line to do a......

Biden’s ‘infrastructure’ plan is really a massive push to unionize the US workforce

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Betsy McCaughey President Joe Biden is traveling to Virginia and Louisiana this week to pitch his American Jobs Plan — also called an “infrastructure” plan. New bridges, safer highways and more broadband are easy sells. But that’s only half the story. This is also a massive and coercive push to unionize the......

Economy far from central bank’s goals but outlook brightening, Fed’s Mester says

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester speaks in London, Britain, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Marc Jones/File Photo (Reuters) -The U.S. economy still has a long way to go to fully recover from the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which hit minorities and people with lower levels of......

Amazon aims to double U.S. Black employees in leadership this year

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo (Reuters) – Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was aiming to double the number of Black employees in senior leadership roles and hire 30% more Black people as corporate......

U.S. Senate to consider hate crimes bill in potential filibuster test

Reuters
By Makini Brice, David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will take up hate crime legislation on Wednesday intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a potential first major test this Congress of the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. The COVID-19 Hate......

UK economy to return to pre-COVID-19 level around mid-2022: Reuters poll

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy will be back to its pre-COVID-19 level around the middle of next year, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said unemployment would peak at 6.2% as 2021 draws to a close and the pandemic job support scheme ends. FILE PHOTO: The City of......

Virginia awards $6.3 million in workforce development, other grants

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Virginia has awarded $6.3 million worth of grants designed to spur economic growth, which includes workforce development grants, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday. The money will be dispersed among 15 projects, which include workforce development, site development and infrastructure,......

Instant View: India’s retail inflation rises to 5.52% in March

Reuters
(Reuters) – India’s retail inflation rose to 5.52% in March from a year earlier, government data released on Monday showed. A vendor waits for customers at his shop inside a vegetable market in Kolkata, India, February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files Analysts in a Reuters poll had predicted annual inflation......

Ecuador shuns socialism with Lasso’s surprise election

Reuters
By Brian Ellsworth, Alexandra Valencia (Reuters) – Ecuadorean banker Guillermo Lasso unexpectedly won the nation’s presidency on promises to revive an economy battered by coronavirus as his rival’s vows of a return to socialist largesse failed to win over a skeptical electorate. Lasso took 52% of the vote in the......

In COVID-19 vaccination pivot, Canada targets frontline workers

Reuters
TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada is shifting its vaccination campaign to target frontline workers, moving away from a largely age-based rollout as the country tries to get a handle on the raging third wave of the pandemic. Canada’s approach thus far has left unvaccinated many so-called “essential workers,” like daycare providers,......

Thousands protest in Belgrade, demand government action to stop pollution

Reuters
BELGRADE (Reuters) – Several thousand people blocked traffic in front of the Serbian parliament on Saturday in a protest against lack of government action to prevent water, land and air pollution by industries such as the mining sector. Protesters, who came to Belgrade from all over Serbia, held banners reading......

Failed Amazon union effort renews call for updated U.S. labor laws

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Danny Gonzalez makes deliveries for Amazon during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Anaheim, California, U.S., March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A failed attempt to unionize Amazon.com warehouse workers shows why Congress needs to pass proposed legislation to protect labor unions against......

Canada adds 303,100 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls to 7.5%

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A sign advertising available jobs at the Clocktower Brew Pub hangs in a window in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada added 303,100 jobs in March, easily beating expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5%, its lowest point since the beginning......

NY Fed may make technical adjustment due to asset purchases, official says

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The cornerstone for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s ongoing asset purchases are lifting bank reserves to new highs and contributing to a new......

Amazon union election in Alabama has 55% voter turnout

Reuters
(Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc’s closely watched union election in Alabama had voter turnout of about 55%, and the public vote tally is expected to begin as early as Thursday afternoon, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) said in a statement. More than 3,200 mail ballots were received by the......

Fed presses ahead on policy debate as economy takes off

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Last month’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers were universally optimistic in their overall economic outlook, but divisions among them over how much longer to keep massive central bank support in place were on display Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured......

UK vaccine body: Keep going with second doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – People in Britain who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should continue to be offered their second dose,......

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