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UN lays out roadmap to lift economies, save jobs after COVID-19

UN lays out roadmap to lift economies, save jobs after COVID-19

United Nations: In a new framework released Monday as a roadmap to support countries’ path to social and economic recovery, the United Nations called for an extraordinary scale-up of international support and political commitment to ensure…

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Coronavirus: Furloughed workers offered online skills training

Coronavirus: Furloughed workers offered online skills training

Adults at home during the coronavirus lockdown, including millions furloughed from their jobs, are being offered free online courses in digital skills. The Department for Education is launching a collection of job-related online courses, teaching…

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Germany signals more help for struggling businesses, workers

Germany signals more help for struggling businesses, workers

FRANKFURT: Politicians in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government on Sunday signaled further support for struggling businesses and consumers in the coronavirus crisis, focusing on hotels, restaurants and pay for short-time workers. Dehoga, an industry…

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Online training should be promoted: Ministry

Online training should be promoted: Ministry

A lecturer from the Hà Nội University of Science and Technology holds an online class. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng HÀ NỘI – Almost half of all universities nationwide are turning to online tutoring to make…

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Jordan to pay part of private sector workers’ salaries amid coronavirus

Jordan to pay part of private sector workers’ salaries amid coronavirus

DUBAI: Jordan will shoulder part of private sector workers’ salaries while employers will pay 50 percent of the wages in accordance with the Defense Order No.6 of 2020, labor minister Nidal Bataineh said, in a…

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DOT launches online training for tourism stakeholders

DOT launches online training for tourism stakeholders

MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched an online training program for the country’s tourism stakeholders to stay relevant and learn to cope with the difficulties arising from the global pandemic coronavirus disease 2019…

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C.D.C. Says More Than 9,000 Health Care Workers Have Contracted Coronavirus

C.D.C. Says More Than 9,000 Health Care Workers Have Contracted Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday that 9,282 health care professionals had contracted the coronavirus in the United States as of April 9 and that 27 had died from it. The…

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Amazon fired 3 employee activists who criticized its warehouse safety measures

Amazon fired 3 employee activists who criticized its warehouse safety measures

Amazon fired three of its employees over the last few days who criticized the company’s handling of warehouse worker safety during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The company terminated the jobs of Bashir Mohamed, a warehouse worker…

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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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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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