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US workforce grows by just 199,000 in disappointing December

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The US economy ended the year with disappointing jobs growth figures for December, adding just 199,000 workers to the non-farming labor force. Economists had been expecting more than double that number – 422,000 – sug...

UK workforce shrinks after sharp rise in people choosing to leave work

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The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has made Britain’s workforce smaller, younger and more female after a sharp rise in people leaving work during lockdown, according to a report. The Resolution Foundat...

Staff from overseas boost UK’s festive turkey workforce

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Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of East Anglian turkey producer Bernard Matthews, said the first workers would arrive in the next few days as it prepared for the busy festive season. Boparan said: “With just a few wee...

Coronavirus news live: African Union to buy 110m Moderna vaccines, NZ to set vaccine mandates for 40% of workforce

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AU vaccine deal arranged in part by the White House; New Zealand will announce sweeping vaccine mandates for workers in cafes, bars, hairdressers and gyms

‘Missing workforce’ could ease Britain’s labour market crisis

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When Caroline Cousin was made redundant from her job as a legal secretary in Greater Manchester during the first lockdown, she was warned she might be too old to find work again. “I didn’t realise I would struggle as ...

How to really help a casualised workforce

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I am delighted that Gavin Williamson wants universities to tackle “an increasingly casualised workforce” (Universities in England favour cancel culture over quality, says Williamson, 9 September). Does this mean that ...

‘It’s five years since a white person applied’: the immigrant workforce milking America’s cows

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Products spring out from the walls of Veracruz Mexican market in Monroe, Wisconsin: packets of cinnamon sticks, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, tiny rainbow-colored sprinkles, chicle; a wall of healthcare like anxiety pil...

Morning mail: Sydney’s ‘soft lockdown’ gamble, US ferocious fires, Australian fashion’s hidden workforce

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Good morning. There are calls for tougher restrictions for Sydney residents stuck in lockdown, with predictions it could drag on for a while yet. Find all the latest Covid news here in your morning mail, plus stories ...

Coalition to offer $1.7bn childcare budget boost to encourage return of female workforce

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A $1.7bn childcare boost will be included in next week’s budget, with the government saying it wants to remove disincentives for women returning to work. After treasurer Josh Frydenberg flagged the Coalition would not...