Royal Mail to hire record number of Christmas temps

33,000 extra workers to help handle surge in parcels from online shopping

Royal Mail is to hire a record 33,000 temporary workers for the Christmas period – two-thirds more than usual – to handle the UK festive parcel frenzy triggered by the surge in online shopping.

Christmas is always the busiest time for the postal service, but this year it is seeking record numbers of temporary recruits to help to sort an even higher flow of packages as high-street closures during the pandemic have forced shoppers online.

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Texas Tribune hires Houston Chronicle biz reporter Douglas

The Houston Chronicle business reporter Erin Douglas has been hired by the Texas Tribune to cover environment. She will start Nov. 9. At the Chronicle, Douglas covered Houston region’s biggest companies and corporate executives. Douglas previously...

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Only state investment can revive Britain's zombie economy | Phillip Inman

Small firms are borrowing big sums to survive. They must be given the option of a debt-for-equity swap with the Treasury

Britain is sleepwalking into a debt crisis that will undermine its prospects of a sustainable recovery.

It’s not the debts of the government that are at issue; it is the monumental amount of borrowing by the private sector, much of it from the Treasury, that will hang like a dead weight on the shoulders of thousands of businesses, possibly for a decade.

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Bauman to become senior investigative reporter for Bloomberg Industry

Bloomberg Law senior legal reporter Valerie Bauman will become a senior investigative reporter for Bloomberg Industry Group starting next week. She had been covering health care and pharmaceutical issues. She previously covered immigration, jobs...

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