Ralph Lauren to cut thousands of jobs and beef up online business

Pedestrians walk past a Ralph Lauren Corp. store in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.

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Luxury apparel maker Ralph Lauren will cut 15% of its global workforce by the end of its fiscal year in a company-wide restructuring to lower costs and move more of its business online, it said on Tuesday.

The company had a total workforce of 24,900 as of March end and based on that, the plan could impact more than 3,700 jobs.

The COVID-19 health crisis has hammered demand for high-end handbags, apparel and accessories in retail stores, forcing luxury goods companies to slash costs and slow brick-and-mortar expansion plans.

However, their e-commerce sales have surged. Ralph Lauren said it would invest in digital platforms to support e-commerce operations, expand product personalization and add new features like augmented reality.

It will also move

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Nuclear power plants promising thousands of UK jobs will not go ahead



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Nuclear power plants promising thousands of UK jobs will not go ahead after Japanese giant Hitachi pulled out of the scheme.

The decision not to go ahead with building new power stations at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey and at Oldbury on Severn, in South Gloucestershire, deals a huge blow to the nuclear industry and hopes of creating thousands of new jobs.

Hitachi announced it will end business operations on the nuclear power plant construction project at Wylfa, which was suspended in January 2019.

A statement said: ‘Hitachi made this decision given that 20 months have passed since the suspension, and the investment environment has become increasingly severe due to the impact of Covid-19.’



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Thousands of jobs could be lost in London unless business rates holiday extended, Sadiq Khan warns



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Sadiq Khan is urging the Government to extend the business rates holiday for another year over fears thousands of jobs could be lost in London and across the country.

After the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, business rates for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England were halted until the new financial year starts in April.

In a joint submission to the Government’s business rates review, the mayor of London has joined with councils in the capital to call for an extension to 2021/22.

Raising concerns that thousands of jobs could be lost, the mayor’s office said this would provide support to businesses who have suffered a drop in footfall due to the coronavirus crisis.

“Businesses across London continue to struggle from the impact of Covid-19,” Mr Khan said.

“If the business rates holiday comes to an end, I worry any employers will

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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.



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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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A $1.1 billion project will mean thousands of jobs in Sacramento. Will renters be displaced?

Guadalupe Del Angel-Garcia moved into her North Oak Park apartment 14 years ago and her rent was about $800 a month. Now it’s $1,100.

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The rent is increasingly difficult for her family to pay, especially since her husband was laid off from his restaurant job due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Oak Park is home. She’s lived there more than two decades and belongs to a close-knit community through her church.

When she heard about Aggie Square, a sprawling new project bringing thousands of jobs to the UC Davis Medical Center about a mile away, she was deeply concerned.

“If the rent goes up, it’s going to be overwhelming,” Angel-Garcia said. “It’s going to be fatal.”

In the two and a half years since UC Davis announced the Aggie Square “technology and innovation campus,” anxiety has been growing that it will displace longtime low- and middle-income families in

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Thousands Of New Jobs Coming To Detroit-Area



a large building: Amazon has announced that more than 2,100 new full- and part-time jobs are coming to the Detroit area as the company adds 100,000 new jobs around the nation.


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Amazon has announced that more than 2,100 new full- and part-time jobs are coming to the Detroit area as the company adds 100,000 new jobs around the nation.

DETROIT, MI — Amazon has announced that more than 2,100 new full- and part-time jobs are coming to the Detroit area as the company adds 100,000 new jobs around the nation. The company is looking to fill over 3,600 positions across the entire state.

The company said the jobs will have a starting wage of $15 per hour with benefits starting on the first day of employment. Amazon is also offering sign-on bonuses up to $500.

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon. “We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of $15

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Thousands of Oregon families choose new online programs for their child’s public education

As a school year unlike any other unfolds this fall, most Oregon students have no choice but to start the year online.

But thousands of families are deciding to stay online for the whole school year, even if it’s safe to return to school in-person again. It’s one sign that online education programs launched during the pandemic could last after it’s over, providing more flexibility and options for students to learn.

Some districts are starting programs from scratch. Others expanded existing ones. Either way, from Baker City to Hillsboro, educators say they’re bowled over at how many students and parents are hungry for that option this year.

Leading the way is the second-largest school district in Oregon, Salem-Keizer, which has created an online program called Edge, which stands for Enhanced Digital and Guided Education.

When the enrollment window for the new option closed in late August, co-principals Christine Bowlby and

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Virtual job fairs for veterans, spouses to offer thousands of career opportunities | Article

By Joseph Lacdan, Army News ServiceAugust 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Although pandemic conditions have restricted the attendance of hiring events, Soldiers transitioning from the Army and spouses will soon have the opportunity to attend several upcoming job fairs online.The Army’s Soldier for Life program has reached into the virtual realm to assist Soldiers and their spouses as they adjust from Army to civilian life and search for employment.Private companies and SFL will offer free online career fairs beginning with the National Virtual Career Fair Tuesday from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. EDT.The SFL and partner companies designed the fairs to connect Soldiers and spouses with jobs that match their skill sets and experiences, giving participants the chance to interact with potential employers. Jobs range from entry level to senior leadership positions and the fairs will give participants access to thousands of career opportunities across the country.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies

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Watch Thousands of Thought-Provoking Shows and Documentaries on Curiosity Stream

After binge-watching hours and hours of everything on Netflix, your brain cells are probably crying out for something more educational than true crime documentaries, and more enriching than a sitcom you’ve already seen dozens of times. Shouldn’t there be, your brain wonders, something better out there in the streaming universe? Curiosity Stream is the streaming platform that answers this question with a very emphatic =“Yes.” It offers thousands of great documentary series and films for your viewing pleasure and edification and for much less than the cost of a subscription to Netflix or Hulu.

Curiosity Stream is home to the best documentaries on the planet, many of them award-winning originals to the Curiosity Stream platform. These programs span every corner of the physical universe and beyond in terms of subject matter, with everything from science and technology to history, nature, society, and more.

Here’s a sampling of some of the

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Maersk Plans Major Restructuring Affecting Thousands of Jobs

(Bloomberg) — A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is planning a major overhaul of its organization that is set to affect thousands of jobs at the world’s biggest container shipping company.



a truck that is driving down the street: A lorry driver waits to load cargo as shipping containers, bearing the A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S logo, sit beyond at the Port of Felixstowe Ltd., a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. in Felixstowe, U.K., on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. U.K. exporters are still reaping the benefits of a weaker pound, but they're not sure how long the boost will continue as the country gets closer to withdrawing from the European Union.


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A lorry driver waits to load cargo as shipping containers, bearing the A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S logo, sit beyond at the Port of Felixstowe Ltd., a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. in Felixstowe, U.K., on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. U.K. exporters are still reaping the benefits of a weaker pound, but they’re not sure how long the boost will continue as the country gets closer to withdrawing from the European Union.

Maersk said its Safmarine and Damco units will cease to exist as separate entities and instead be incorporated into the group, according to a statement on Tuesday. Borsen reported that the changes will affect about 3,400 jobs, which the company has since confirmed. In all, about 27,000 jobs will

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