Pope Francis orders Vatican salaries slashed to save jobs
03 April 2021 | 7:22 am
The Vatican announced Wednesday it would reduce the salaries of religious at the Holy See to stave off job cuts as the coronavirus continues to hammer the Catholic Church's bottom line.
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Like the US and other European countries, France is experiencing its own "Great Resignation". Between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, resignations hit an all-time high, at almost 520,000 per quarter. The previous record dated from 2008, just before the financial crisis.
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After Meta and Twitter, Amazon is the latest e-commerce giant looking to reduce its payroll. Reports in The New York Times and other outlets say this is part of the company's drive to cut any lossmaking or underperforming units. The job cuts, which could represent as much as 3 percent of the group's corporate workforce, would be the largest in Amazon's history.
Mourners have began paying their respects to the former pope whose body is lying in state for three days. A quarter of a million visitors are expected to pass by.
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Germany has mapped out a vision of how it will work with partners on the African continent. The aid strategy stresses the need for sustainable jobs. However, there was some criticism about a lack of concrete proposals.
The wave of mass layoffs continues to shake tech companies, from global giants to startups. With growing demand from consumers stuck at home and online, the tech sector went on a hiring spree during the pandemic. But since last year, as inflation rose and profits slowed, hundreds of thousands of workers have lost their jobs.
Carmaker Ford has announced plans to eliminate 2,300 jobs in Germany, 1,300 in the UK and another 200 in the rest of Europe. It's part of a broader restructuring process as it aims to go all-electric in just 12 years.
The German media giant Axel Springer is cutting jobs at its brands Bild and Welt, while warning that journalists are at risk of being made obsolete by artificial intelligence.
Facebook-parent Meta Platforms said on Tuesday it would cut 10,000 jobs this year, making it the first Big Tech company to announce a second round of mass layoffs as the industry braces for a deep economic downturn.
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The Civic Party, one of the main democratic groups in the Chinese territory, said its members had agreed to wind up their activities. Almost three years ago, Beijing introduced a security law limiting their activities.
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