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Singapore readies ‘floating hotels’ for workers as coronavirus spreads

Singapore readies ‘floating hotels’ for workers as coronavirus spreads

SINGAPORE: Singapore is preparing to house hundreds of foreign workers in accommodation vessels typically used for offshore and marine industry staff as it races to find alternatives to dormitories where the novel coronavirus has been…

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Forcing workers to take unpaid leave considered a violation

Forcing workers to take unpaid leave considered a violation

Muscat: Forcing local and expatriate workers in Oman to go on unpaid leave during the current COVID-19 situation as a way to avoid paying them their salaries is a violation, the General Federation of Oman Workers…

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US sheds 701,000 jobs in March, experts say “just the beginning”

US sheds 701,000 jobs in March, experts say “just the beginning”

Washington: US employers cut 701,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate soared to 4.4 per cent, ending a decade-long streak of job gains, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The latest data, however,…

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Workers in Libya struggle under oil blockade

Workers in Libya struggle under oil blockade

In Libya, millions are battling the threat of the coronavirus as well as the effects of the continuing fighting. A blockade of oil terminals in eastern Libya has seen the government lose millions of dollars…

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COVID-19: Safety guidelines issued for factory workers

COVID-19: Safety guidelines issued for factory workers

Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued precautionary measures for factory workers in industrial establishments to reduce the effects of COVID-19. Under the administrative procedures issued by MOCI, work will be done remotely for…

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Remote training programmes in Oman under Ministry lens

Remote training programmes in Oman under Ministry lens

Muscat: The Ministry of Manpower announced on Saturday that it is closely monitoring advertisements by private institutions for remote training programmes which do not have the approval of the ministry. A statement issued online by the…

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BBC News suspends 450 job cuts to ensure Covid-19 coverage

BBC News suspends 450 job cuts to ensure Covid-19 coverage

BBC News has suspended plans to cut 450 jobs as it faces the demands of covering the coronavirus pandemic. The job losses were announced in January and were part of a plan to complete a…

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Workforce Services launches virtual workshop for laid-off workers

Workforce Services launches virtual workshop for laid-off workers

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Workforce Services has launched a virtual workshop for individuals who have experienced a temporary job loss as a result of COVID-19. The daily Rapid Response workshops are…

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Amazon, Walmart, Lowe’s and others are hiring to fill 434,000 job openings amid coronavirus demand

Amazon, Walmart, Lowe’s and others are hiring to fill 434,000 job openings amid coronavirus demand

Many employees in the U.S. are holding their breath, waiting to see if their jobs will be the next to disappear as authorities order businesses to close and residents to stay home in a bid…

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MOH to reinstate salary of medical auxiliary workers

MOH to reinstate salary of medical auxiliary workers

Muscat: The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Oman has decided to stop the financial deductions for the medical auxiliary workers and to return their deducted salaries for the month of March. A statement issued by MOH…

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