James Smith, ING developed markets economist, said: 'The gradual unwinding of the job retention scheme over the summer is being seen as a potential catalyst for firms to begin making changes, and the jury is out on how far the new government bonus scheme incentivising firms to bring furloughed workers back will cushion the blow.' … [Read more...] about Number of people employed has plunged by 650,000 since coronavirus chaos erupted after tumbling another 74,000 last month with 2.6million on benefits – amid warnings that a THIRD of firms plan to lay off staff soon
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An emergency loan program created by Congress made money available for small businesses hurt by the pandemic. The loans are forgivable if the business used the money to keep employees on the payroll -- but they were meant to cover only two months' worth of costs. … [Read more...] about Trump keeps pushing for a payroll tax cut. Here’s what that means.
Aldi: The discounter has created 5,000 new temporary jobs and has 4,000 permanent vacancies currently available across all parts of it business. Permanent roles include in stores, head office and logistics, while the temporary jobs will be in stores and distribution centres with an immediate start date. It says that temporary roles could become permanent. The majority of jobs have been posted onto LinkedIn. You can also apply for jobs at Aldi via its recruitment website. Amazon: Amazon is looking for delivery drivers and operations specialists across several parts of the UK. These are also being posted onto LinkedIn, as well as jobs site Jora UK. On average, Amazon delivery drivers earn around £9.50 an hour. A full list of job roles can be seen here. Asda: Asda is taking on 5,000 temporary employees - workers will be offered shifts or temporary roles. Current employees are being encouraged to recruit people on social media, as well as friends and family. There are vacancies across … [Read more...] about How to get help if your employer won’t furlough you, if you’re in-between jobs or made redundant
Called Artists at Work, the program was inspired by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration and its Federal Project Number One, which at its peak employed more than 40,000 actors, artists, musicians and writers across America. Artists at Work is a response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has taken a devastating toll on the arts and cultural world, with most institutions being closed and individual artists, many of whom work independently, losing contracts and clients as well as venues to exhibit and perform their work. … [Read more...] about Berkshires pilot for national program puts artists on the payroll
"Wage growth has fallen, which could either be caused by lower-paid workers rejoining the workforce, or from employers failing to top up furloughed wages when they previously had. As with all jobs data at the moment, we have to look through the prism of the furlough system to see what's what." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown