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Just Eat to stop using gig economy workers

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of one of the world’s biggest food delivery platforms has told the BBC he intends to end gig working at his company across Europe. Jitse Groen, who runs Just Eat Takeaway, says he would rather run his company with staff who get benefits and more workplace protection. It is […]

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New Look in new bid to turn fortunes around

Image copyright Getty Images High Street shopping chain New Look said it is negotiating with landlords in a new bid to mend its finances after the coronavirus lockdown hit sales at its stores. It wants landlords to accept rents based on the sales stores generate rather than at a pre-arranged rate. The move is the […]

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Jobs: Demand for workers picks up in early August

Image copyright SolStock Demand for workers started to pick up in the first week of August, according to recruiters, offering glimmers of hope for the UK economy. There were almost 126,000 new job adverts, the highest weekly number since the Covid crisis began, said the Recruitment & Employment Confederation. Jobs in strong demand included builders […]

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US jobless claims below 1m for first time since March

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption More than 28 million Americans remain on unemployment The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment has dipped below 1 million for the first time since March. About 963,000 people sought the benefits last week, down from nearly 1.2 million the week before, the Labor Department said. The figures […]

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Coronavirus: How can I find a new job?

*:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} ]]> By Eleanor LawrieBBC News Related Topics *{margin:calc(0.5rem / 2);} ]]> Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} ]]> It’s a tough time in the jobs market, as firms shed staff or freeze recruitment to cut costs. The UK has fallen into recession and suffered the largest drop in employment in […]

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Recession is unprecedented, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRishi Sunak: “We’re grappling with something unprecedented” Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the government is “grappling with something that is unprecedented” after figures showed the UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record. The economy shrank 20.4% between April and June compared with the first three months of […]