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    Older workers disproportionately affected by pandemic job cuts

    The pandemic is forcing employers to make job cuts, and older workers are increasingly being seen as expendable. If being the country can be run by a senior citizen, then employers shouldn’t make any assumptions about the competence of their aging employees. Vincent White is a partner at White, Hilferty & Albanese, a national employment law firm. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The US just held a national election in which both presidential candidates were in their 70s. If people this age are deemed eligible for the most powerful position in America and arguably the…

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    Dentsu International Reorganization Will Lead to 6,000 Job Cuts

    Dentsu Group announced today that 12.5{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of jobs will be eliminated at Dentsu International as part of a broad restructuring of its advertising and marketing departments, which rebranded from Dentsu Aegis Network in September. The estimated job cuts are being spread across the organization globally, with a varied number of employees impacted across regions. The announcement was made today in a filing with the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The filing updated investors on Dentsu’s accelerated reorganization and transformation process. Dentsu initiated its reorganization plans over the past two years and said it speeded up the restructuring in August due to the pandemic. The process will see the holding company consolidate from…

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    With ‘A Very Reluctant Aye,’ Board Of Education Approves DOE Budget Despite Deep Cuts

    Tossing the ball to the Legislature, the Hawaii Board of Education unanimously approved the Department of Education’s proposed budget for the next two fiscal years despite concern about deep cuts to school funding and special education programs. To deal with a massive pandemic-related shortfall in the 2022 fiscal year — which begins on July 1 — the DOE must slash many programs and services from its nearly $2 billion operating budget, which consumes about one-fifth of the state’s entire budget. “This is going to be a huge and very uncomfortable undertaking,” board member Dwight Takeno said of the discussions set to take place at the next legislative session, which starts…

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    CBC cuts 60 jobs in five locations as part of restructuring affecting 130 jobs

    CBC on Front St. in downtown Toronto. CBC said it’s cutting 60 jobs across Canada. Charla Jones/The Globe and Mail CBC says it is laying off more than 60 people in locations across Canada by the end of the year as part of a restructuring that affects about 130 jobs. Barb Williams, CBC’s executive vice-president of English services, says in a note to staff provided to The Canadian Press that the changes to resize the business were necessary due to higher costs and lower revenue. She says that the CBC created a “COVID-19 contingency budget” to deal with the pandemic, but that didn’t change its ongoing financial situation, noting it…

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    Educational support staff cuts result of poor communication by province, union president says

    Chris Melanson says some educational program assistants have received layoff notices A number of educational program assistants have been laid off as a result of COVID-19 and a lack of communication from Nova Scotia’s Department of Education. That according to Chris Melanson, HRCE educational support staff union president, who says since the beginning of the school year, EPAs have been shuffled and transferred to different sites. But in some cases, they aren’t finding work. “It was great to know that most of our members were still retaining employment, however, we have seen in the last couple of days that a few of our members have been reduced in some percentage…

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