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Tukatech Fashion Job Portal Helps Unemployed Workers and Incentivizes Employers During Global Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tukatech announces the reopening of their fashion job portal “Career Connection” where future employees and employers meet and find out if they were a good fit for each other. Industry skilled workers can visit the Tukatech website and search through a database of job postings from apparel businesses around the globe securely and confidentially.  There is no cost to either the job seekers or for businesses posting jobs.

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Tukatech 25-Years Logo (PRNewsfoto/Tukatech)

As part of this service, Tukatech will donate 2 months of free TUKAcad software to prospective employers who hire displaced, trained people, through their job portal. This allows the experienced employee who is already trained in one or more Tukatech solutions to come in and add value to the business immediately.

With the shift in the industry with new emerging entrepreneurs and pressing times with many apparel businesses, there is

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Fashion’s $16 Billion Debt To Garment Workers Should Spark Reform, Not Sympathy

While we were tending to our sourdough starters and settling into our sweatpants during the pandemic, one of the “most audacious financial heists in corporate history,” according to Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, was going on right under our noses. A new report, “Unpaid Billions,” co-authored by the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and the Penn State Center for Global Workers’ Rights, draws on U.S. and European apparel import data to illuminate the grim toll of big brands’ unethical dealings during the pandemic. 

When coronavirus hit, powerful apparel companies “canceled” orders—a polite way of saying they refused payment to their garment suppliers for clothes they explicitly ordered months before the pandemic and that were already cut,

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Regina King, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Elmhurst Hospital workers are among Glamour’s Women of the Year

Glamour has chosen its 2020 women of the year, honoring individuals making positive impacts amid the year’s pandemic and the unrest over racism.



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This year, Condé Nast-owned magazine honorees include Oscar-winning actress Regina King, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill.

Glamour also honored four essential workers from New York’s Elmhurst Hospital, an epicenter of America’s fight against the coronavirus: Veronica Henry, the regional senior associate director of the hospital’s pathology department; Navdeep Kaur, critical care nurse; Meida Sanchez, who has been cleaning rooms at the hospital on and off for more than a decade; Jasmin Moshirpur, chief medical officer and dean of the hospital.

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is the 2020 lifetime achievement honoree.

“For three decades, Glamour has recognized the most influential and accomplished women on the planet. Our Women of the Year

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Hospital workers caught on video in vicious MMA-style fight

Two workers in a London hospital have been filmed in an MMA-style brawl, wrestling each other to the ground in what appears to be the hospital restaurant.

Footage shows the women ignoring social distancing as they engage in the fight, The Sun reports.

At the beginning of the clip, believed to have been filmed over the weekend, the workers can be seen squaring up to one another.

One of the women, who is wearing blue scrubs with her mask pulled down, points her finger and shouts at the other.

Her colleague then yells back at her, towering over her with her hands on her hips.

One of the workers then lashes out by hitting the other, a move quickly returned by her colleague.

RELATED: Patient allegedly assaults Westmead hospital staff

The fight rapidly erupts into a trade of blows as the workers wrestle each other to a cafe bench.

They

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Toronto, Victoria consider mental-health workers to replace law enforcement in civilian-led model for crises response

Combination of handout photos of Canadians who were killed during police interactions during a mental health crisis, clockwise from top left: Rodney Levi, D’Andre Campbell, Caleb Tubila Njoko, Regis Korchinski-Paquet and Chantel Moore.

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On the evening of May 5, Nelly Wendo called police in London, Ont., to ask for help. Her son, 27-year-old Caleb Tubila Njoko, was “acting crazy” and needed a “mental-health doctor,” she said.

The police operator asked if her son was kicking, punching or acting violently toward her.

“No,” she said, according to a report released in September by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ontario’s police watchdog.. She was scared, but only because he was speaking gibberish and refusing to sleep. She reiterated that she needed mental-health responders.

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As police forces across the country face intense scrutiny over a series of deaths that have focused attention on issues of race and mental

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This Beloved Fashion Brand Is Making Scrubs For Healthcare Workers

Hospitals, like most excessively air-conditioned workplaces, seem to be perpetually set to “freezing.” But unlike those of us who (used to) work in an office space, healthcare professionals don’t always have the luxury of keeping a second-favorite cardigan draped on the back of their chairs. Instead, they rely on layers, worn under their scrubs, for warmth. Susanna Mannix, RN BSN (and full disclosure: mom to R29 casting director Emily Mannix), confirms this. A nurse for 46 years, Mannix has worked in hospitals — mostly critical care — that require her to wear scrubs. 

“I come to work in my own clothes, change into hospital scrubs, and leave in my own clothes — it can be quite chilly, but I’m allowed to wear ‘long johns’ under my scrubs in either white or black,” says Mannix, who prefers to wear Cuddl Duds, after having discovered the brand when she was shopping for

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Fashion companies have canceled or refused to pay for $16.2 billion of orders during the pandemic, costing textile workers $1.6 billion in wages, a report found



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  • Garment suppliers lost around $16.2 billion in orders from the US and Europe in just three months, a report from workers rights groups said.
  • Brands either canceled orders or delayed payments for existing orders, sometimes indefinitely, the groups found.
  • This led to about $1.6 billion in lost wages for factory workers, the report found.
  • Canceled orders and payments have affected more than one million workers in Bangladesh, the report found. Many were sent home without severance or furlough pay.
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Garment factory workers around the world may have collectively lost more than $1.5 billion in wages in just three months thanks to US and European fashion companies canceling or delaying orders, workers’ rights groups have said.

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Sam’s Club to hire 2,000 workers ahead of holiday shopping season

Sam’s Club plans to hire 2,000 workers as it prepares for an extended holiday shopping season transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Walmart-owned wholesale chain will station the full-time staffers in its distribution and fulfillment centers across the country, including a new facility that opened outside Los Angeles last month ahead of the holiday rush.

The jobs will be permanent, and new hires working in fulfillment centers will get a $2-an-hour boost to their wages during the holiday season, Sam’s Club said Thursday.

The hiring spree is part of the big-box retailer’s revamped holiday strategy, which will include a greater emphasis on online shopping amid the COVID-19 crisis.

In a first for the holidays, more than 100 Sam’s Club stores will fulfill internet orders and ship them directly to customers, which the chain expects to account for a fifth of all online orders. And all 597 locations will continue offering

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Sam’s Club is hiring 2,000 e-commerce workers and launching week-long deals in preparation for a surge in online holiday shopping



a sign on the side of a building: "COVID-19 has changed how our members shop and the experiences they desire," Sam's Club Chief Member Officer Tony Rogers said in a statement. Johnny Louis/Getty Images


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“COVID-19 has changed how our members shop and the experiences they desire,” Sam’s Club Chief Member Officer Tony Rogers said in a statement. Johnny Louis/Getty Images

  • Sam’s Club will hire 2,000 permanent workers to staff its fulfillment and distribution centers.
  • The Walmart-owned members-only retailer has also begun launching holiday deals. 
  • Like many retailers, Sam’s Club is overhauling its holiday timeline in order to suit the needs of members during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sam’s Club is embarking on an e-commerce hiring spree and launching early deals ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

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Walmart’s members-only warehouse chain announced that it will be hiring 2,000 permanent, full-time workers to staff fulfillment and distribution centers and bolster its supply chain. Hundreds of those new employees will be working at the company’s newest fulfillment center in Perris, California.

Sam’s Club’s push

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Holiday gift guides for techies, remote workers, and everyone else on your list

Finding the perfect tech gifts can be a challenge–let us help you. These holiday gift ideas for techies and non-techies will make your shopping much easier.

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Shopping for the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. With so many options available online, it’s easier than ever to find what you’re looking for and get everyone marked off your list. Consider the gift guides and shopping tips listed below to help make your 2020 holiday season the smoothest one yet. This article will be updated as more holiday gift guides are available. 

Best home office tech gift ideas

Many office workers have been forced to work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, making home office products a necessity. When you’re shopping for someone who is WFH, check out these products.

Video conferencing equipment

Home office furniture

More home office gadgets and supplies

If you know

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