Rishi Sunak unveils new emergency jobs scheme as hospital death toll rises by 33

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Rishi Sunak has unveiled his plans to protect millions of jobs in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

The Chancellor reveals details of a new job support scheme, which will see the Government “directly support” the wages of people in viable jobs working at least a third of their normal hours.

He also announced a “pay as you grow” scheme to allow firms to repay bounce back loans over a period of up to 10 years and said he would keep VAT at 5 per cent for hospitality and tourism until March 31 2021.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock encouraged Brits to download the new Covid-19 app as he stressed it will give people “added protection for you and your loved ones”. It came as the Covid-19 death toll in UK hospitals rose by 33 .

“Chancellor reveals jobs support scheme amid new Covid restrictions”

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Screen Skills Ireland announces new call for Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme

Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, has announced the next call for applications to the Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme, which enables organisations and initiatives to provide skills development opportunities for the Irish screen sector.

The Scheme was launched in April as part of the overall measures announced by Screen Ireland to support the creative screen industry as it continues to experience unprecedented levels of disruption as a result of COVID-19. In the first round, €200,000 was awarded to 11 organisations to deliver a wide range of skills development activities.

The Scheme is available for organisations, guilds, and companies that support the screen sector in Ireland and enables them to apply for funding to deliver a series of online events and other activities across a 12-month period.

These activities include courses, events, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, webinars, conferences, panel discussions, networking events, mentoring, coaching, consultancy support, research, data

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19,854 in Nagaland trained under skill development scheme | MorungExpress

Dimapur, September 18 (MExN): Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2.0, a total of 19,854 candidates have been trained/oriented in Nagaland in the last three years.

In 2019-20, 16,599 candidates were trained in the state, showing a significant rise as compared to 1,510 in 2018-19 and 1,745 in 2017-18.

PMKVY 2.0 is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched across the country with the objective to impart short duration skill development training.

Under PMKVY2.0, in the last three years, 88.91 lakh candidates have been trained /oriented across the country as on March 17, 2020.

Moreover, during 2017-2019, the total number of trainees enrolled for long duration vocational courses through Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Nagaland was 544 as against the national total of 40, 97,317.

111 candidates were enrolled in 2017 while 168 and 265 were enrolled in 2018 and 2019 respectively

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Fifth indicted in a scheme to rig state education contracts


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Memphis lawyer has been indicted for conspiring with a former top official in the Mississippi Department of Education to rig contracts and steal public money, authorities said Friday.

Errol Harmon, 47, is charged with conspiracy, bribery, and interstate transportation in aid of bribery, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said in a statement. Harmon is the fourth person to be indicted in the scheme.

Former Department of Education employee Cerissa Renfroe Neal, 45, of Madison County, was charged in a federal indictment with conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and bribery, Hurst announced Sept. 3. Three contractors from Tennessee face conspiracy and wire fraud charges: David B. Hunt, 54, of Jackson; Joseph Kyles, 51, of Memphis: and Lambert Martin, 59, also of Memphis. Kyles is also charged with money laundering and bribery.

Neal was executive director of the Office of

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New scheme to help 300 mid-career PMETs enter biomedical science sector over the next year

SINGAPORE: A new professional conversion programme (PCP) has been launched to help mid-career professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) join the biomedical science sector, which is still seeing growth despite the pandemic-induced economic downturn.

The 18-month PCP for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing Professionals and Executives is set to benefit 300 PMETs over the next year, said the Economic Development Board (EDB) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) in a joint press release on Wednesday (Aug 26).

The new scheme will replace the Attach-and-Train programme for biologics manufacturing – which was launched in November 2018 and has helped 185 people enter the sector so far – and go beyond biologics manufacturing to include specialisations in pharmaceuticals manufacturing, and cell and gene therapy.

READ: Why more Singaporeans are making a mid-career switch to a new job

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The wider

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Jobs furlough scheme unwind gathers pace

Companies using the government’s coronavirus furlough scheme are now having to contribute to workers’ wages.

Since March, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has paid 80% of the wages of workers placed on leave, up to a maximum of £2,500 a month.

But now that is going down to 70%, with the employer paying 10%.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has repeatedly ruled out an extension to it.” data-reactid=”35″The scheme is due to finish at the end of October and Chancellor Rishi Sunak has repeatedly ruled out an extension to it.

Last month, he said it was “wrong to keep people trapped” in a situation where there was no realistic prospect of them having a job to go back to.

From 1 September, the government will pay 70% of wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 a month. Employers are already paying employees’ pension contributions and National Insurance, but will now have

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