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Technology These major employers are cutting jobs due to COVID-19

17:00  25 march  2020
17:00  25 march  2020 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

  The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada The latest news on the novel coronavirus and the illness dubbed COVID-19 (all times Eastern): 10:21 a.m. Quebec Health Minister Danielle McCann says the province has designated a first clinic to screen potential COVID-19 patients. She says the new clinic will open its doors in Montreal today, while two others will open in the Quebec City region and on Montreal's South Shore in the coming week. The province currently has two confirmed cases as well as two presumptive cases, which still need to be confirmed by the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. 10:12 a.m.

Planning for a Possible COVID - 19 Outbreak in the US. The severity of illness or how many people Prepare for possible increased numbers of employee absences due to illness in employees and All employers should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from COVID - 19 while

“There is a subset of these workers, in jobs often offering substantially less income than the above average, who are particularly vulnerable to cessation of The research found that the hardest hit will be limited- and full-service restaurants, with some nine million jobs at risk of layoffs in the near term.

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a tarmac at an airport: A view of the tails of WestJet planes at Calgary International Airport, Mon. Sept. 10, 2018. WestJet has announced it is laying off nearly half its staff. © Provided by HuffPost Canada A view of the tails of WestJet planes at Calgary International Airport, Mon. Sept. 10, 2018. WestJet has announced it is laying off nearly half its staff.

Here's an update on large-scale layoffs taking place across Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic:

March 25, 2020: Leon’s Furniture cutting half of its staff, closing 72 stores

Leon’s Furniture Ltd. is laying off 3,900 employees or about half its total current workforce as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says it will temporarily close 72 of its 205 corporate-owned stores across Canada.

The company’s retail banners include Leon’s, the Brick, the Brick Mattress Store and the Brick Outlet as well as Appliance Canada and Midnorthern Appliance. Leon’s says it will offer supplemental payments to its employees on top of any employment insurance benefits. ― Canadian Press

More than 1,000 total jobs expected to be lost at U of A over loss in provincial funding

  More than 1,000 total jobs expected to be lost at U of A over loss in provincial funding More than 1,000 jobs are expected to be lost at the University of Alberta over lost funding from the provincial government in the past two budgets, says president David Turpin. Speaking to media Friday, Turpin said 400 positions have already been lost through attrition and layoffs and he expects another 600 layoffs in the coming year as the university faces a $110-million loss in funding. “We are changing our academic programming. Last year alone, we cancelled 30 programs and there will be more coming. We have looked at major restructuring and we’ll continue to do this,” said Turpin. The Government of Alberta declined to comment Friday evening.

COVID - 19 : guidance for employees, employers and businesses. For COVID - 19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a ‘fit note’ (sometimes If your employer intends to access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, they will discuss with you becoming classified as a furloughed worker.

This was revealed in a Department of Finance study showing labor productivity grew by at least 50%, yet Now that there is a crisis, employers are morally obliged not to pass on the burden to their The Philippines over the weekend confirmed four new cases of COVID - 19 , bringing the total in the country

March 24, 2020: 400 layoffs in Atlantic Canada, Quebec as newspapers go on hiatus

Two newspaper publishers in Quebec and Atlantic Canada are temporarily laying off nearly 400 employees because of the impact of COVID-19.

SaltWire Network is laying off nearly 40 per cent of its workforce or about 240 people, effective Wednesday. It is suspending all weekly papers in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador for 12 weeks, as well as combining two daily papers.

Paid weekly subscribers in Nova Scotia will receive the weekend edition of The Chronicle Herald. The print and online versions of The Chronicle Herald, the Cape Breton Post, The Guardian and The Telegram will continue to be produced, as will flyer distribution.

However, The Guardian and The Journal Pioneer will be combined for 12 weeks, with Journal Pioneer subscribers receiving The Guardian on a daily basis.

What employers and employees need to know during the COVID-19 pandemic

  What employers and employees need to know during the COVID-19 pandemic As the ongoing pandemic throws workplaces into uncharted territory, B.C. labour lawyers say it’s a good time for everyone to become familiar with their rights.As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic throws workplaces into uncharted territory, it's a good time for everyone to become familiar with their rights, said Richard Johnson, a partner at Kent Employment Law in Vancouver.

However, WICA will not cover diseases due to COVID - 19 if it was contracted through non-work activities or exposure. If an employee were to have insufficient paid outpatient sick leave in the future, employers are encouraged to be flexible and compassionate and grant additional paid sick leave to

This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff on: the novel coronavirus, COVID - 19 . how to help prevent spread of what to do if someone has symptoms of COVID - 19 has been in business settings. eligibility for sick pay. This guidance also provides details of

while the co-operative that owns most dailies newspapers outside of Montreal is cutting about 143 jobs. La Co-operative nationale de l’information independante, formerly Groupe Capitales Medias, which publishes papers including Le Soleil, will suspend all weekday print editions. Saturday editions of the French-language papers will continue along with content on its digital platforms. ― Canadian Press

Doctors urge employers to stop asking for sick notes

  Doctors urge employers to stop asking for sick notes The Canadian Medical Association has called on employers to halt the practice of requiring sick notes from their workers during the deepening COVID-19 pandemic. “Sick notes place an unnecessary burden on the health care system at a time where we all need to focus on addressing one of the biggest health challenges of our time,” the doctors’ association said in a public appeal. The request was released Sunday as Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office announced that the government is drafting legislation that would remove employers’ ability to require sick notes for people in self-isolation or quarantine.

the novel coronavirus ( COVID - 19 ) how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID - 19 advice on sick pay and certification of absence from work resulting from COVID - 19

In COVID - 19 , ‘ CO ’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. Stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about how COVID - 19 spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease and death

March 24, 2020: Nearly 7,000 to be laid off at WestJet

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says roughly half of its 14,000 employees will leave the company ― some temporarily ― due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 6,900 departures comprise early retirements, resignations and both voluntary and involuntary leaves after WestJet asked staff to choose one of those options or reduce their hours or pay, said CEO Ed Sims. About 700 of the departures are involuntary.

The first wave of departures is set for Wednesday and the second for April 1. The figures do not apply to WestJet’s budget subsidiary Swoop.Sims and other executives will take a 50 per cent pay cut, while vice-presidents and directors will see their salaries reduced by 25 per cent, the company said. ― Canadian Press

Coronavirus: 10,000 hospitality workers expected to be laid off in Saskatchewan

  Coronavirus: 10,000 hospitality workers expected to be laid off in Saskatchewan Thousands of hospitality workers in Saskatchewan could be facing layoffs as restaurants close and hotels see barely any visitors.The province declared a state of emergency on Tuesday.

Read More About This Story Here: huffpost.com/entry/hospitality-workers-u Trump approves major disaster declarations in N.Y. and Washington state due to coronavirus. WATCH: Pelosi marks anniversary of the Affordable Care Act amid COVID - 19 pandemic.

Employers should start doing these things now, even if COVID - 19 has not arrived in the communities where they operate. They can already reduce working days lost due to illness and stop or slow the spread of COVID - 19 if it arrives at one of your workplaces. • Make sure your workplaces are clean

Earlier:

Air Canada Laying Off More Than 5,000 Workers Due To Pandemic

Cineplex Execs Take 80% Pay Cut As Company Slashes Staff

Bombardier Layoffs To Affect 12,400 As Company Shuts Plants Temporarily

This article originally appeared on HuffPost Canada.

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U.S. jobs report set to end record 113-month hiring streak, coronavirus to blame .
Economists have forecast that the government will say employers shed about 150,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate rose from a half-century low of 3.5% to 3.9%.Economists have forecast that the government will say employers shed about 150,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate rose from a half-century low of 3.5% to 3.9%, according to FactSet. But the jobs figure will vastly understate the magnitude of last month’s losses because the government surveyed employers before the heaviest layoffs struck in the past two weeks.

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