There are hundreds of jobs that need filling in Plymouth right now as firms are finding it increasingly hard to attract workers. With the national jobless rate remaining at four per cent, its lowest level for more than 40 years, companies are struggling to fill vacant posts or grow. And the situation has been exacerbated by the annual rush to fill extra, temporary, Christmas jobs. Many of those jobs are in the retail sector, which, although it has been hit by well publicised problems in 2018, is far from dead with several companies doing very well and expecting a surge in business in December. Among the other sectors that are finding recruitment a challenge are digital and creative industries, call centres, admin centres and transport and logistics – where there is a huge shortage of lorry drivers. The Robert Half 2019 Salary Guiderevealed that 562,551 SMEs in Wales and the South West, that’s 76 per cent of small and medium-sized companies in the region, are struggling to … [Read more...] about The brilliant jobs up for grabs in Plymouth NOW
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re:FOCUS on Logistics & eCommerce reveals the latest trends and predicts the future ones, while offering solutions to nowadays challenges of logistics & eCommerce.Everybody shops, the difference is where & how. As the market continues its permanent growth, logistics and eCommerce sectors must evolve at the same pace and embrace new trends in AI and automation. Local and foreign players, developers and industry experts come together for a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches, Q&A sessions and case studies from entrepreneurs choosing online or brick-and-mortar businesses, providing know-how and unique opportunities. Opening panel | Global trends in retail, logistics & eCommerce. Keeping up with the “anytime, anything, anywhere” client Ion Sturza – President | Fribourg Capital I have to say some unpleasant, but useful things – you need a good stomach and a lot of money to get involved in digital The online retail … [Read more...] about BR’s re:Focus on Logistics & eCommerce. Pierre Francois (what3words): We’re not ready for technology to replace humans, but it can make their jobs easier and less prone to error
A MAN dashes behind the lorry, pulling at the locks until the heavy metal door swings open. He grabs the back of the massive vehicle as it speeds around the roundabout, desperately holding on. But as the 40 tonne lorry continues down the road, gaining speed, he loses his grip and is dragged along for 50 feet. Eventually, he loses hope and lets go, spinning on the road as cars are forced to swerve around him. It is just one attempt he will make that day – a desperate quest to sneak onto a truck destined for his dream home, England. This is not the Calais Jungle. It is the once peaceful small fishing town of Ouistreham that has become the surprising destination of choice for migrants desperate to get into the UK. It is a daily game of cat-and-mouse that has left locals of the once peaceful holiday village fearing for their future as more migrants turn their attention to the area. Ahmad, 17, has been living in the woods next to the port for three months. He tells The Sun Online: … [Read more...] about Inside tiny French port Ouistreham where migrants desperate to reach the UK try to break into moving trucks in front of tourists and locals
The internet doesn’t carry goods, only more and more orders for them. Self-driving trucks are a long way off. In the meantime, somebody has to haul freight and make deliveries.So the U.S. economy needs more people like Branden Miller. But they’re getting hard to come by.Miller, 30, is a long-haul trucker, the co-owner of an Arizona-based business that runs three trucks through Werner Enterprises Inc. He says he hauls “anything that will fit in the back of a dry van.” His cargoes range from motors to toiletries to, in one case, a single envelope. He got into trucking five years ago for the classic reasons: “It's a decent-paying job that allows you a lot of freedom to see the country.”But the work definitely has its downsides. Miller sees his wife and two young children only three or four days a month — something he hopes will change as the business grows so he can hire other people to do the driving. If, that is, he can find and keep … [Read more...] about Where Have America’s Truck Drivers Gone?
A former Texas state official who once compared proposed endangered species listings to “incoming Scud missiles” and continued to fight the Endangered Species Act after she left government, now has a role in overseeing federal wildlife policy. Susan Combs has been selected as acting secretary for fish, wildlife and parks by Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke. He made the move after his bid to make her an assistant secretary for policy, management and budget stalled in the Senate because of opposition from both Republicans and Democrats for various reasons. Read more EPA secretary Scott Pruitt 'fires security chief over siren use' The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was preoccupied with a pileup of Environmental Protection Agency nominees who required confirmation. Later, the committee's chairman, Alaska's Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski held up hearings for Combs because of a … [Read more...] about Fierce Endangered Species Act opponent picked to oversee US wildlife policy