Business Groups Ask White House to Delay Biden COVID Vaccine Mandate Until After the Holidays
CNBC – October 25, 2021
Worried that President Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate for private companies could cause a mass exodus of employees, business groups are pleading with the White House to delay the rule until after the holiday season.
Jobless Claims Hit New Pandemic-Era Low at 281,000 Filings
Yahoo Finance – October 28, 2021
Weekly jobless claims fell in the latest week, setting a marginal new pandemic-era low as the labor market slowly recovers to levels before COVID-19 walloped the global economy.
Hiring with a Vaccine Mandate? Be Clear About Expectations
SHRM – October 26, 2021
Setting clear expectations about COVID-19 vaccine requirements at the start of the hiring process and ensuring consistent recruitment messaging are some of the main responsibilities talent acquisition professionals should fulfill when their employer mandates vaccines for employees.
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Australians Fired for Refusing COVID Vaccine Search Social Media for ‘Welcoming’ Employers
The Guardian – November 1, 2021
Unvaccinated Australians who have lost their jobs for refusing to comply with Covid vaccine mandates are using social media to find and share employment opportunities at workplaces where the new rules are not being enforced.
Trudeau Sets Timeline for Broad Vaccine Mandates in Canada
The New York Times – October 6, 2021
Canada will make vaccination mandatory as of the end of October for air and rail passengers, and as of Oct. 29 for federal government workers, including members of the military and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced.
At 10,423, India Records Lowest Daily COVID-19 Cases in Over 8 Months
Deccan Herald – November 2, 2021
India added 10,423 new coronavirus cases, the lowest in 259 days, while the active cases declined to 1,53,776, the lowest in 250 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Nov. 2.
No Rush of Job-Seekers After End of UK Furlough, Survey Shows
Reuters – November 2, 2021
The end of Britain’s furlough program has not led to a surge in new job-seekers, according to data that suggests unemployment is unlikely to rise sharply and could bolster the case for a Bank of England interest rate hike.
Federal Contractors Get Broad Flexibility to Enforce COVID Vaccine Rules for Millions of Workers
CNBC – November 1, 2021
Under the new guidance, federal contractors from IBM and Boeing to food service providers will have flexibility to determine how they enforce the vaccination requirements for workers who refuse to be vaccinated.
Poland’s Tally of COVID-19 Infections Crosses 3 Million
Reuters – October 29, 2021
Poland’s total number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic passed 3 million on Oct. 29, health ministry data showed, with daily cases hitting their highest in the fourth wave as a spike in infections gathers pace.