Hundreds of Lehigh Valley jobs available from FedEx Ground, UPS

It’s not just Amazon, with its ubiquitous prime trucks, that is planning to hire hundreds of people for the holiday shopping season.



a sign on the side of the road: The groundbreaking ceremony for FedEx Ground's $335 million package-sorting plant plant is shown in this file photo. Both FedEx and UPS, which have major operations in the Lehigh Valley, have joined Amazon in announcing they are seeking hundreds of people for seasonal jobs.


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The groundbreaking ceremony for FedEx Ground’s $335 million package-sorting plant plant is shown in this file photo. Both FedEx and UPS, which have major operations in the Lehigh Valley, have joined Amazon in announcing they are seeking hundreds of people for seasonal jobs.

FedEx Ground and UPS, which also have major package-sorting operations in the Lehigh Valley and equally recognizable delivery trucks, have both put out Help Wanted signs.

UPS says it plans to hire more than 100,000 holiday workers, including 800 for its distribution facility in Palmer Township. Meanwhile FedEx, which also operates a large delivery center in Allen Township, plans to recruit 700 people.



a sign in a field: A July 2018 photo that shows the UPS facility at 1620 Van Buren Road in 33 Logistics Park in Palmer Township. The facility measures 1,015,740 square feet.


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A July 2018 photo that shows

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Hundreds of thousands will lose their jobs without additional emergency aid, says American Airlines CEO

“Hundreds of thousands of people will be out of work, and service to small communities will be discontinued,” if a new round of emergency airline funding is not approved, American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker said on NBC’s “TODAY” show Friday morning.



Doug Parker wearing a suit and tie


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Moreover, the critical national infrastructure that the airline industry provides, and that will be key to the nation’s economic recovery, could be severely impacted by the sweeping industry cuts, he said.

“We want to make sure that when the economy recovers we are here,” Parker said.

Parker’s comments come after emergency talks at the White House on Thursday, when executives from the major U.S. airlines met with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in a last-minute plea for additional funding in order to avoid tens of thousands of layoffs across the entire airline sector.

“We airline CEOs are here on behalf

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Hundreds of Quebec’s nurses quit their jobs in first 6 months of the pandemic



a baby sleeping in a bed: A nurse tends to a patient suspected of having COVID-19 in the intensive care unit at North York General Hospital in Toronto in May.


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A nurse tends to a patient suspected of having COVID-19 in the intensive care unit at North York General Hospital in Toronto in May.

As Quebec braces for a second wave of COVID-19 cases, the province’s health-care system has lost hundreds of nurses who have quit the profession in the past six months.

A Radio-Canada analysis has found that more than 1,700 nurses working for 13 of the province’s regional health boards left their jobs between mid-March and August. That’s compared to around 1,300 during the same period in 2019. 

At least 11 of those establishments saw more nurses leave their jobs compared to the same period last year. 

The CISSS Laval saw a 52-per-cent increase in nurses who left their jobs. For the CIUSSS Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, that number is 17 per cent. At the CIUSSS Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec, 247 nurses left their jobs, an increase of 72 per cent.

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Former principal guilty of creating hundreds of fake students

The principal was found guilty of enrolling hundreds of fake students to obtain funding from multiple state agencies.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The former principal of the Bradley Academy of Excellence, a now-closed Valley charter school, was sentenced to “3.75 years in prison and ordered to pay $2,538,722 in restitution,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said.

The former principal, Harold Cadiz, was found guilty of enrolling fake students into the charter school in order to obtain funding from the Arizona Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Cadiz, along with school CEO Daniel Hughes and Vice-Principal Joann Vega, reported hundreds of fake student profiles in order to secure additional funding for the school.

The school reportedly closed abruptly in December of 2017, the Arizona Attorney General said. Not long after, the Attorney General’s officer seized hundreds of documents created by the administration that supported

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Lloyds to cut hundreds of UK jobs as it revives restructuring plans



a green sign hanging off the side of a building: Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA


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More than 1,200 staff at restaurant chain Pizza Hut and high street lender Lloyds Banking Group are facing redundancy, adding to a torrent of job cuts announced amid the pandemic.

Pizza Hut is considering closing up to 29 of its 244 UK outlets with the potential loss of 450 jobs.

The main UK franchisee of the US-owned business is also seeking to cut rents, asking landlords to base payment demands on turnoverat each outlet, under a restructuring deal called a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

The deal does not affect the Pizza Hut delivery business, which is separately owned.

High street lockdowns, social distancing rules and fears of the virus have hit trade at restaurant groups that were struggling even before lockdown restrictions, forcing them to make cutbacks.

The planned closures and redundancies follow similar moves at fellow Italian specialists Pizza Express and

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