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Working from home resumes to help curb Covid spread

The surge in Covid infections has led to the resumption of remote working Employees should work from home from today unless it is necessary to attend the workplace in person. The measures are among the latest Government restrictions being put in place to stem the spread of Covid-19. Just two months after a gradual return to the workplace began, the ...

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Travel to US reopens for fully vaccinated

Family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic will be able to reunite again The United States has begun admitting air travellers from Ireland and several dozen other countries who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Restrictions, introduced 20 months ago in the early stage of the pandemic by then US President Donald Trump, had barred non-US citizens who were ...

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US job growth slows sharply in September

The Labor Department said in its closely watched employment report today that non-farm payrolls increased by 194,000 jobs last month US employment increased far less than expected in September amid a decline in government payrolls, but hiring could pick up in the months ahead as Covid-19 infections subside and people resume the search for work. The Labor Department said in ...

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The Great Resignation – will people leave their jobs?

41% of 1,000 workers said their future career lies outside their current organisation, according to a survey by Work Futures Lab at the Kemmy Business School, UL We stopped and took stock and wondered, ‘What’s it all about?’. The Covid-19 pandemic made us reassess our lives and question what matters to us most. It also made us re-evaluate the role ...

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OECD lowers global, US economic growth forecasts

The OECD has raised the euro zone forecast by one point to 5.3% The OECD has today warned of an “uneven” global economic recovery as it lowered its 2021 growth forecasts for the world and the US while raising the outlook for Europe. The world economy has bounced back this year on the back of stimulus measures, the rollout of ...

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Thousands begin return to office as Covid measures ease

The Health and Safety Authority is to continue to be the lead agency around workplace compliance with protocols Tens of thousands of workers across the country started returning to their offices and places of work today, as Covid-19 restrictions ease further. Rules around organised indoor group activities are also being relaxed, while limits on outdoor group activities for participants are ...

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