Aldi increases its wages for lorry drivers amid a chronic shortage of drivers

Aldi increases its wages for lorry drivers amid a chronic shortage of drivers

ALDI has increased its wages for lorry drivers amid a chronic shortage of drivers across the industry reports the BBC. The supermarket chain confirmed the rise following similar incentives by grocers to attract HGV drivers. The lack of drivers has caused disruption and delays in various supply chains, which has led to product shortages in some […]

Fears of redundancies as phasing out of furlough has another key date

Fears of redundancies as phasing out of furlough has another key date

FEARS have been growing many thousands of people could be made redundant as the furlough scheme gradually phases outreports The Evening Standard. From Sunday, employers will have to contribute 20 per cent towards the wages of furloughed staff which rises from 10 per cent. However, a survey suggests one in five companies still using the furlough scheme are […]

COVID-19: Supermarkets admit stock shortages as ‘pingdemic’ concerns grow

COVID-19: Supermarkets admit stock shortages as ‘pingdemic’ concerns grow

SUPERMARKETS Sainsbury’s, Iceland and Co-op have revealed they are suffering stock shortages as concerns grow about the impact of the so-called “pingdemic” reports Sky News. Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket, said it “might not always have” products customers want while Iceland revealed it was also being hit and urged customers not to stockpile. Co-op said […]

DP World to benefit from long long trains

DP World to benefit from long long trains

DP WORLD in the UK today announces that its two deep-water ports at Southampton and London Gateway have become the first in the country capable of handling Freightliner’s new 775 metre intermodal container trains – further cementing the critical role of the smart logistics hubs in Britain’s international supply chain.

Amazon creates £2.5 million Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England upskill their workforces

Amazon creates £2.5 million Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England upskill their workforces

AMAZON today announces the creation of an Amazon Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England take on apprentices through the levy transfer scheme. The £2.5 million investment will help create more than 200 new apprenticeships in 2021, with roles now available across Digital Marketing, Business Administration, Post Production Technical Operators, Visual Effects Artists, Broadcast and Media Technicians, DevOps Engineers, AI Data Specialists, Software Development, Data Analysts, Cyber Security Technologists and more.

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