Next boss warns thousands of retail jobs set to become ‘unviable’

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The boss of fashion retailer Next has warned that hundreds of thousands of retail jobs could become “unviable” due to a more permanent shift to online shopping caused by coronavirus.

Lord Wolfson, who heads up the British high street chain, said there were tough times ahead for the sector, following the Chancellor’s announcement of the Jobs Support Scheme on Thursday.

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“I wouldn’t want to underestimate the difficulty that is going to cause a lot of people who work in retail, I think it’s going to be very uncomfortable,” he told the BBC.

The new scheme, which will succeed the furlough scheme at the start of November, will require employers to pay more of their staff’s wages, while the government will pay just 22 per cent.

At the peak of the furlough

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Lloyd seeks to retain council seat, says skill set useful

BELLA VISTA — Councilwoman Linda Lloyd said she’s lived in Bella Vista for 11 1/2 years.

“I was just looking for a place with outdoor things to do and that was affordable and had activities,” she said. “I came here and I fell in love with it.”

In particular, Lloyd said she loves that it’s a city with good access to anything one might need but feels more rural and offers a lot of activities.

Lloyd said she has a master’s degree in planning and has been involved in real estate for 48 years. She’s also been a licensed contractor and has worked to build green and healthy homes, in addition to working for nonprofits and performing grant writing duties, she added.

Locally, she’s been involved with the Bella Vista Business Association, the Bella Vista Historical Society and Bella Vista Community Television and has served on the boards for all

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IPS School Board Candidates Set Priorities In First Public Interview

The first forum for candidates seeking election to the Indianapolis Public Schools’ Board of School Commissioners was held Saturday by a group often critical of the district’s policies.

A member of the nonprofit IPS Community Coalition (IPSCC) interviewed most of the candidates one-on-one in a series of Facebook Live videos. The IPSCC will later announce which candidates it will endorse in the November election.

The big picture: Candidates are concerned about the learning loss of students during the pandemic and how it will be addressed, especially for children of color who make up the majority of district and students with disabilities. They also agreed racial equity must be the focus for IPS to make new policies and invest in improving neighborhood schools. Candidates were divided on whether they believe district leadership and the school board is overly influenced by outside, privately owned groups, such as the nonprofit school reform organizations

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Night-time industry ‘set to lose 700,000 jobs without further Government support’, NTIA warns

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The night-time economy is “on the brink of collapse” with more than 700,000 jobs at risk — and the end of the furlough scheme could be “the final blow”, an industry body has warned.

A survey of Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) members found 71 per cent of businesses are set to make “more than half” of their workforce redundant “in a matter of weeks”.

The Job Retention Scheme, which has seen the Government pay 80 per cent of wages for more than 10 million furloughed employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, is set to end on October 31.

Indoor performances at music venues have been allowed since August 15, although many venues such as nightclubs remain shut due to physical and financial issues surrounding social distancing.

The NTIA warning comes after the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics reported a drop in employment of

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Cleveland schools set to receive $13.7 million in school funding dispute

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland is one of three districts that recently won $42 million in a case against the Ohio’s Department of Education disputing school funding.

an office with a desk and chair in a room: Three Ohio school districts are set to receive $42 million in restitution in a case over school funding.

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Three Ohio school districts are set to receive $42 million in restitution in a case over school funding.

Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo schools claimed the state improperly distributed funding in fiscal years 2005-2007, failing to properly add funding for each community school student, including those who enrolled mid-year, according to a district press release.

Read the full ruling in the document viewer at the bottom of this post, or click here.

The ruling was issued in Franklin County Common Pleas Court by Judge Gina Russo. Cleveland is set to receive more than $13.7 in restitution.

The Department of Education does not yet have a comment on the ruling or whether the state plans to

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BHEL to set up CoE for skill development | Vijayawada News

Amaravati: Industries minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy announced that Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) has agreed in principle to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for skill development in the state. The minister met Nalin Singhal, CMD of BHEL, in New Delhi on Friday and requested him to partner in awarding skill development training for youth.
Goutham requested BHEL to impart training to students, who completed school education, and issue skill certificates so that they will have an advantage in the job market. Responding positively to the request, Singhal assured to join hands with the state government.
Later, Mekapati met Niti Aayog CEO Amitab Kant and sought cooperation in the upcoming 30 skill development colleges in the state. He explained that the main source for revenue in the state are agriculture and industries and sought cooperation of Niti Aayog in those sectors.
Amitab Kant expressed his willingness to organise Digital
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New York students set up class in school parking lot to protest budget cuts

High school seniors in Lansingburgh, N.Y., set up class in a school parking lot Thursday to protest state budget cuts and school reopening modifications, according to WRGB.

The protest comes after New York cut 20% of school funding across the state, which led some school districts, including the Lansingburgh Central School District, to change reopening plans.

Students in grades 3-12 who opted to attend class in person before the start of the 2020-2021 school year under the district’s hybrid learning model are now required to partake in remote learning.

“Lansingburgh is more reliant on state aid than wealthier, suburban school districts, and the decision to cut state aid means a loss of $6.5 million from our annual operating budget. This funding cut made it very financially difficult to reopen using the district’s original plan,” the school’s website reads.


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Mekapati Goutham Reddy: Mekapati wants industry biggies to join hands with AP to set up skill development colleges | Amaravati News

AMARAVATI: In his bid to secure support from the top industries in setting up the skill development university and colleges in Andhra Pradesh, industries minister Gautham Reddy held discussions with several top officials of NTPC, ITDC, SAIL and BHEL in New Delhi on Wednesday.
He requested the top firms to join hands with the state government to train the youth of the state. He wanted them to join as stakeholders in setting up the industry-specific skill development colleges.
Gautham Reddy met Sail chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhury and requested him to extend support in setting up skill development college in the state. He explained that state government has been implementing multiple skill development programmes aimed at students in schools, colleges, dropouts and unemployed and decided to develop industry friendly eco-system by supporting them with skilled workforce.
“In this connection, CM Jagan has proposed to establish Skill Development University and at least
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Loganair set to axe 68 jobs after Covid-19 pandemic devastates industry

Loganair is set to cut 68 jobs after facing their “biggest ever challenge” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff at their hubs in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness are set to lose their jobs.

Bosses at the Scottish firm said the majority of the roles that are set to go will however be at their base in Chester.

The airline has opened a company-funded Skills Retention Programme in a bid to help staff facing the axe.

But they added that some staff would also be taking a 20% pay cut over the winter months.

Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles: “Like everyone in the aviation industry, we’ve been incredibly hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It has been without doubt the biggest ever challenge for our industry and the biggest challenge in Loganair’s 58-year history.

“We have worked hard to protect jobs, but recovery across the sector has been incredibly slow.


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Set yourself up for a great career in health: it’s about more than doctors and nurses | Clearing guide 2020

Fancy a career in the NHS? You’ll probably first think of becoming a doctor or a nurse, but in reality there are more than 350 different careers, not all of which are patient-facing. There are a host of specialist vocational qualifications in healthcare on offer at universities, and degrees in IT, computing, English or maths can open the door to jobs in health informatics, communications and finance too. Here are three unusual healthcare degrees and where they could take you.

BSc (Hons) in operating department practice
This three-year undergraduate degree leads to a professional qualification as an operating department practitioner (ODP). ODPs work in all three phases of surgical care. They are responsible for supporting the patient during the anaesthetic phase ahead of surgery, as well as preparing surgical equipment and drugs. During surgery, they are the link between the surgeon and the rest of the operating theatre team

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