Tag: Labour / Personnel

Amazon to use AI tech in its warehouses to enforce social distancing

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce...

Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, wants a black candidate to take over

(Reuters) – Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Friday resigned from the social network firm’s board and sought to be replaced by a black candidate. FILE...

GM Cruise tries to poach Zoox engineers as company for sale

(Reuters) – Self-driving technology company Cruise, a unit of General Motors Co’s (GM.N), is trying to poach engineers from struggling rival Zoox Inc, according to...

Airbus jobs on wire as underlying output falls 40%: sources

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) is looking to hold underlying jet output at 40% below pre-pandemic plans for two years, an approach which adds new...

Facebook staffers walk out saying Trump’s posts should be reined in

(Reuters) – Facebook employees walked away from their work-from-home desks on Monday and took to Twitter to accuse Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing...

Softbank-backed Coupang under scrutiny after S.Korea warehouse virus outbreak

SEOUL (Reuters) – Deluged with online orders as the coronavirus epidemic swept South Korea, e-commerce giant Coupang opened a new groceries warehouse and logistics centre...

Nissan and Renault shelve merger plans to repair their alliance: sources

(Reuters) – Renault (RENA.PA) and Nissan (7201.T) have shelved plans to push towards the full merger former leader Carlos Ghosn craved and will instead fix...

All 50 U.S. states shed jobs in April: Labor Department

(Reuters) – Unemployment rates rose and total employment fell in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in April as efforts to contain...

With remote work plan, Facebook dashes hopes of paycheck arbitrage

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With Facebook’s adoption of permanent remote work on Thursday, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has untethered one of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies...

U.S. senators urge Delta, JetBlue to restore employee hours

(Reuters) – A group of U.S. senators is urging Delta Air Lines Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp to immediately reverse their decisions to reduce employees’...

Gap rushes in more robots to warehouses to solve virus disruption

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. apparel chain Gap Inc (GPS.N) is speeding up its rollout of warehouse robots for assembling online orders so it can...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg embraces remote work beyond Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will permanently embrace remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, accelerating...

Tech firms deploy Bluetooth chips for coronavirus contact tracing in office

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Technology companies are developing their own contact tracing systems to help prevent coronavirus outbreaks in their offices as countries begin to...

Britain’s Rolls-Royce to axe 9,000 jobs in air travel slump

LONDON (Reuters) – Rolls-Royce (RR.L) plans to cut at least 9,000 jobs, or more than a sixth of its workforce, in the latest blows to...

Fed, Treasury chiefs face heat over uneven U.S. coronavirus response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin found themselves in the hot seat on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers grilled...

Zimbabweans in South Africa use app to send food home after border restrictions

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE (Reuters) – Petronella Mabhena, a domestic worker in South Africa, has been paying bus drivers to ferry food to her relatives in Zimbabwe for...

White House panel: Build new tech infrastructure for future jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House advisory panel on Tuesday will call for the government and private industry to work together to build new technological...

Uber to focus on core rides, delivery business as it cuts 23% of workforce

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) will concentrate on its core businesses in ride-hailing and food delivery and cut 23% of its workforce in an...

Temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Temporary unemployment schemes operating across Europe could struggle to save the jobs of leisure and travel sector workers facing drawn-out or partial...

J.C. Penney has need for speed in bankruptcy, lawyer says

(Reuters) – J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) needs to exit bankruptcy proceedings in just a matter of months to survive the unprecedented financial strain of...

Italian PM Conte says Fiat Chrysler entitled to seek state-backed loan

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday that Fiat Chrysler was entitled to apply for Italy’s state-backed loans because the automaker...

Pandemic stirs Wall Street’s social conscience

SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) – Worker welfare is having a moment on Wall Street. FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective mask as he walks past the...

Exclusive: Renault to discontinue Espace model as carmaker cuts costs – sources

PARIS (Reuters) – Renault (RENA.PA) is preparing to substantially reduce its vehicle range, withdrawing well-known but ailing models like the Espace minivans, as part of...

Temperature checks, masks the new normal for air travel, says Dubai airport CEO

DUBAI (Reuters) – Temperature screening and face masks will become common sights at airports to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus but physical distancing...

Uber to require drivers, riders to wear masks around the world

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER.N) on Wednesday said it will require drivers, delivery workers and riders globally to wear a mask as countries around...