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    Disney to axe 32,000 jobs as theme parks reel from Covid

    Photo: Shutterstock About 32,000 jobs at Walt Disney are set to be axed by the end of March as the entertainment giant’s parks, resorts and cruise businesses continue to lose millions of dollars because of Covid-19. The company had already announced plans to cut about 28,000 jobs in September, a move that drew sharp criticism […] More

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    Fewer young people in jobs than 2008 crash

    Shutterstock More 16 to 24-year-olds were made redundant in the summer of this year than the whole of 2019, and there are now fewer young people in employment than during the 2008 financial crash. This is according to analysis by the TUC, which shows that 59,000 workers aged 16 to 24 lost their jobs in […] More

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    Young people and ethnic minorities most likely to be laid off after furlough

    Pic: Shutterstock Young people and ethnic minorities were most likely to be made unemployed after coming off furlough, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation. The think tank’s survey of around 6,000 workers found that 19% of 18- to 24-year-olds who were furloughed during lockdown were unemployed in September. Twenty-two percent of black, Asian […] More

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    Ebb and furlough: the Job Support Scheme explained

    JSS Open or Closed – what tier are you in? Image: Shutterstock We look at the back-and-forth nature of the government’s economic funding to help businesses affected by the pandemic and examine some of the fine print of the UK’s revised Job Support Scheme announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday. Rishi Sunak has […] More

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    Hospitality and tourism must challenge ‘patriarchal’ culture

    olesea vetrila / Shutterstock.com The hospitality and tourism sectors need to challenge their ‘patriarchal’ culture and foster open discussion on gender-related issues if they want to improve gender equality, research has suggested. A research paper published by the University of Greenwich and the University of Surrey sets out three key recommendations to support female progression […] More