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    ‘Infodemic’ and ‘Covid myopia’ pose risks to global workforce

    Business travellers reported the highest level of risk since 2016 after a record low in 2018 Photo: Shutterstock Risks facing the global workforce have reached their highest level since 2016, with a growing ‘infodemic’, mental health issues and ‘Covid-19 myopia’ posing significant challenges to businesses in the months to come. Health and security services company […] More

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    US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

    President-elect Joe Biden will reverse many of Donald Trump’s immigration rules. Photo: CNP/DPA/PA Images The election of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States of America is set to mark a new era in US immigration. Nita Upadhye examines how global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump and how things might look […] More

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    Travel restrictions behind glut of work visas

    Terminal 2 at Heathrow airport lies empty during lockdown Shutterstock New government figures show that far fewer migrants have applied for, and been granted visas to work in the UK in the past few months. The decline in applications, caused by a combination of Covid-19 travel restrictions and Brexit, has created a glut in the […] More

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    Quarantine relaxed for turkey farm workers

    Photo: Richard Wozniak / Shutterstock Turkey farm workers from outside the UK will not have to fully adhere to 14 days’ quarantine, after farming groups successfully sought an exemption from the government. Temporary measures published today mean seasonal poultry workers arriving from abroad will be able to work during their two-week quarantine period, although they […] More

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    Boeing cuts jobs as aviation sector views bleak future

    Boeing aircraft at the company’s Seattle plant Shutterstock Boeing is set to cut 30,000 workers as it continues to struggle with global costs while the coronavirus pandemic continues. The news came as the International Air Transport Association called for more concerted efforts from governments to protect the sector and Heathrow reported it was losing traffic […] More