UK Unemployment Rate Down to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The beginning of 2022 saw Britain’s jobless rate returning to pre-pandemic lows, putting the Bank of England (BOE) on alert for new inflationary pressures coming from a tight labor market. The U.K.’s unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent for December …

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Union Accuses Amazon of Interfering Again in Alabama Election

A U.S. union accused Amazon.com of unlawfully interfering with the rerun of a union election at an Alabama warehouse that the company was found guilty of blocking last year. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) will file charges …

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Tesco Says 1,600 Jobs at Risk From Store Changes

Tesco said 1,600 roles were at risk of redundancy after announcing operational changes across its stores, including the removal of night shifts to restock its supermarkets. Britain’s biggest supermarket announced on Tuesday that it will be moving its overnight restocking …

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Apple to Require COVID-19 Booster Shots for Staff

Apple will reportedly require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot upon returning to in-person work. Employees that become eligible for a booster shot will be given four weeks to comply, otherwise, they will be …

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Walmart to Expand Home Delivery, Hire Over 3,000 U.S. Drivers

Walmart announced that it plans to hire 3,000 new U.S. delivery drivers as it builds an all-electric fleet of delivery vans to expand its grocery delivery service. Walmart’s InHome delivery service, which was launched in 2019, currently has about 100 …

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Cathay Pacific Fires Three Pilots Infected with COVID-19

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has fired three cargo pilots who were infected by COVID-19 in Germany after an internal investigation found a “serious breach” of crew requirements overseas. The pilots were suspected of leaving their hotel rooms in Frankfurt, …

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