Survey: Supply chain issues, inflation and labor shortages challenge small businesses

A survey by the Small Business Association of Michigan shows that small businesses face supply chain, inflation and labor issues. // Image bank According to new survey results from the Small Business Association of Michigan in Lansing, small businesses in the state continue to struggle with labor shortages, inflation and …

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COVID-19 has cost sub-Saharan Africa 13.5 million jobs in lost working hours (ILO)

Nearly 5 million workers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa have been pushed into extreme poverty because of COVID-19, says ILO The employment-to-population ratio in sub-Saharan Africa has fallen by 2 percentage points due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ILO. Photo: iStock The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed nearly …

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Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies

Supply chain managers have always had to live with risk, but in today’s world, the only certainty seems to be uncertainty. Supply chain risk management and forecasting has never been more important. So here are 10 risk management strategies to consider – with one condition. You can have the best …

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County averaging nearly 250 new COVID cases per day | News, Sports, Jobs

Active cases of COVID-19 dropped dramatically in Chautauqua County last week. However, the number of new locally confirmed cases still remains high. The county health department on Wednesday reported 1,743 new cases for the week ending Jan. 15; for the week ending Jan. 8, the county recorded 1,855 new cases. …

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Food manufacturers cut capacity due to labor shortages and supply chain disruptions

Canada’s food makers are cutting capacity and focusing on key products as they face labor shortages and supply chain bottlenecks that show no signs of appeasement. Canada’s food makers are cutting capacity and focusing on key products as they face labor shortages and supply chain bottlenecks that show no signs …

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Supply and demand | News, Sports, Jobs

Grocery store shelves are becoming increasingly bare. When it comes to supply and demand, both are losers. As for the consumers, they are the losers! And the story remains the same Covid is the reason, the Omicron variant in particular. Stores can’t stock what they don’t receive, and US food …

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🌱 Icy roads + rising COVID-19 cases + supply chain shortages

Hello, people of Lakewood! It’s me again, Brad K. Evans, your Lakewood Daily host. Wednesday’s weather: A snow shower or two. Top: 31 Bottom: 17. Rent this space: are you a local business owner or marketer in Lakewood? We want to start connecting local businesses with our amazing readers. Click …

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Job portal Apna appoints ex-PayU Shantanu Preetam as its first CTO

Tiger Global Management-backed job portal Apna, operated by Apnatime Tech Pvt Ltd, has announced the appointment of PayU’s Shantanu Preetam as Chief Technology Officer. ADVERTISING “As Apna’s first CTO, Shantanu will be responsible for building on the technology base, further strengthening it through the platform and the right organizational structure. …

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Record income from Scottish property sales, but shortage of rental supply

While the latest figures reveal Scottish property sales have generated record revenue for the Scottish government, the country’s private rental market is facing significant shortages. Despite second home and buy-to-let purchases bringing in £166.7m in 2021 – 66.5% more than 2020 and 45.9% more than 2019 – one of Scotland’s …

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Coles supply chain worker says quarter of staff furloughed due to Covid | Coronavirus

A warehouse worker supplying Australian supermarkets said managers were unprepared for the onslaught of Omicron, leading to long shifts and stress among workers covering for colleagues who were absent due of the pandemic. The supply chain worker working for Coles, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisal, …

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