Mayor Lightfoot considering job cuts to balance budget

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering cutting city jobs in an effort to fill the massive $1.2 billion budget deficit.

The mayor is calling her plan the “pandemic budget” and says this could be the toughest vote city council may have to take.

The Chicago Tribune reports the city is considering a mix of layoffs and furloughs to cut costs by up to $200 million.

Lightfoot has said “all

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Tycoon Running 500 Hotels Warns of More Job Cuts, Closures

(Bloomberg) — Minor International Pcl, which runs more than 500 hotels across 55 countries, may cut more jobs and shut recently re-opened properties as the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions continue to keep guests away.

“We have hotels that can’t even pay for staff or electricity because they’re totally empty,” Bill Heinecke, chairman and founder of Bangkok-based Minor, said in an interview. “We’ve taken a lot of job cuts and

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Airlines, Travel Groups Warn Of More Job Cuts As COVID-19 Aid Talks Stall

With about 40,000 workers furloughed in recent days, airlines and their employee unions are pleading with Congress and the White House to pass an extension of federal payroll support for the industry.

The labor and industry groups sent congressional leaders a letter on Wednesday urging them to pass legislation that would provide an additional $25 billion in direct payroll grants to airlines, allowing them to keep paying employees through next

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Airlines, Travel Groups Warn Of More Job Cuts As COVID Aid Talks Stall

With about 40,000 workers furloughed in recent days, airlines and their employee unions are pleading with Congress and the White House to pass an extension of federal payroll support for the industry.

The labor and industry groups sent Congressional leaders a letter on Wednesday urging them to pass legislation that would provide an additional $25 billion in direct payroll grants to airlines, allowing them to keep paying employees through next

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Australia to Run Record Budget Deficit as Government Cuts Tax, Boosts Job Support | Investing News

By Sam Holmes and Colin Packham

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia pledged billions in tax cuts and measures to boost jobs on Tuesday to help pull the economy out of its historic COVID-19 slump in a budget that tips the country into its deepest deficit on record.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government has unleashed A$300 billion in emergency stimulus to prop up growth this year, having seen the coronavirus derail

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As predicted, my husband’s lifestyle — er, job — brought the coronavirus home to me

With obvious disappointment, I am now sharing part two of a story I started in March, the first time I exposed my husband to coronavirus shaming from strangers with an article in which I explained I was certain he was going to bring the pandemic home to me.

That, indeed, is what has happened. Part two of our story is not a dramatic one as COVID tales go. For

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Flight attendants share emotional goodbyes on final flights following job cuts

How do you say goodbye to a job you love?

That’s exactly what nearly 32,000 airline workers have had to do as of Thursday following industry job cuts. The layoffs are a result of failed attempts to get more federal money to help the nation’s struggling airlines, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said.

Breaunna Ross thought she could hold it together during her last shift as an American Airlines flight

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Houston airline attendant makes emotional final arrival announcement after losing job from United furloughs

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Thousands of airline workers lost their job Thursday, but experts say passengers may not notice an immediate impact to flights, or price.

Justin Hanna got on the microphone like he’s done countless times before Thursday to welcome passengers to Houston. But for the flight attendant, the announcement was one he dreaded.

Hanna let the passengers know this was his final flight.

“I actually just turned my

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Industry renews call for tailored support, amid lukewarm response to job scheme

Published on Friday, September 25, 2020

There have been fresh calls for tailored support for the travel industry by company bosses digesting the new measures outlined yesterday by the Chancellor.

The government’s furlough replacement scheme has been given a lukewarm response by the industry, amid warnings it may not go far enough to protect travel companies and jobs.

Some bosses, including Advantage Travel Partnership Julia Lo Bue-Said said the new

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Hotels look to Congress amid job losses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly 40% of hotel workers in Florida have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, and industry lobbyists warn that could reach 70% this winter without further assistance from Congress.

State and national hotel industry representatives said in a conference call Tuesday that a second round of federal assistance is needed, even if it’s just freeing up unused money from what are known as the Paycheck

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Sunak’s scheme will save just one job per business travel company

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Last week, the chancellor outlined his Winter Economy Plan — trying to balance the needs of the economy with our health and wellbeing. No enviable task. 

Listening to his polished performance in the Commons, it would be easy to conclude that the chancellor’s new approach

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CT lodging industry job losses could double without fed bailout

Connecticut’s lodging industry lost nearly 10,000 jobs over the last six months and that number could nearly double if federal lawmakers don’t come up with some kind of bailout package for companies in the sector, a leading industry trade group is predicting.

The latest data from the American Hotel & Lodging Association found that 9,925 Connecticut hotel industry jobs were lost between March and September. Connecticut’s hospitality industry employed more

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United Airlines Pilots Approve Pay Cut to Avoid Job Losses

    

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United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s pilots agreed to accept lower minimum pay guarantees to prevent almost 4,000 of their members from being put on furlough.

The pact with United won 58% support in a vote by union membership, the Air Lines Pilots Association said Monday. The airline had sought to cut costs while avoiding pilot layoffs because of the expense and training involved in

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United Airlines announces biggest pilot job cut in its history

CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines UAL.O is preparing for the biggest pilot furloughs of its history after announcing on Thursday the need to cut 2,850 pilot jobs this year, or about 21% of the total, without further U.S. government aid.

Airlines, reeling from the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on air travel, have asked the U.S. government for another $25 billion to cover employee payroll through March.

The

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Airline Job Cuts Could Pressure Congress and Trump on Stimulus

American Airlines warned employees on Tuesday that it would cut up to 19,000 workers on Oct. 1, saying that there was little sign that the pandemic-induced reluctance to travel was diminishing.

The airline is looking to cut thousands of flight attendants, pilots, technicians, gate agents and other staff, it said. Including buyouts, retirements and leaves of absence, the company expects to have about 40,000 fewer employees on Oct. 1 than

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‘Our players did a phenomenal job of adjusting’

After so many challenges dealing with hardly any offseason, no preseason games and a travel schedule with a lot of restrictions and specific protocols in place, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott felt his staff and team did a terrific job to prepare them for their first road trip of the season. That preparation paid off on Sunday with a 31-28 win over the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium

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Gordon Ramsay wants you to quit your job to dine around the world with him

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay may not seem like the ideal travel partner (what with all the yelling and cursing), but he’s offering up the opportunity of a lifetime that will allow several young people to eat and drink their way around the globe.

Interested? It’s all part of a forthcoming TV series that promises to explore international destinations through food with a side of adventure and culture. Ramsay is searching 

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BA boss says people are ‘afraid of travelling’ as he defends job cuts



a large air plane on a runway: The boss of British Airways has defended the airline’s decision to cut up to 12,000 jobs (Steve Parsons/PA)


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The boss of British Airways has defended the airline’s decision to cut up to 12,000 jobs (Steve Parsons/PA)

The boss of British Airways told MPs people are “still afraid of travelling”, as he defended the airline’s decision to cut up to 12,000 jobs.

Chief executive Alex Cruz said the coronavirus pandemic has “devastated our business” and the carrier is “still fighting for our own survival”.

He told

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TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan has tips for job seekers in IT sector

In a live interaction with LinkedIn, Gopinath said “India’s IT sector employment potential will continue to be quite strong and will relatively keep growing in pace with where we see the opportunity.”

TCS CEO further added, “I believe that the demand for talent and the demand for the IT services is only going to explode, given the role that technology is playing today and in future.”

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If you love beer and nature, this could be your dream job.



a truck is parked on the side of a mountain road: A camper van drives toward Yosemite National Park. Michelob ULTRA is hiring a "Chief Exploration Officer" to explore some of America's iconic national parks in a camper van.


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A camper van drives toward Yosemite National Park. Michelob ULTRA is hiring a “Chief Exploration Officer” to explore some of America’s iconic national parks in a camper van.


Beer company Michelob ULTRA, part of Anheuser-Busch, is hiring a “Chief Exploration Officer” (CEO) to explore some of America’s iconic national parks in a camper

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