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Wallenius Wilhelmsen lays off 2,500 workers in U.S. and Mexico

PortandTerminal.com, March 25, 2020 Ocean car carrier Wallenius Wilhelmsen lays off half its workers in the U.S. and Mexico as Coronavirus freezes auto sales around the world. The company says 2,500 workers will be let-go, two days after cutting its fleet by 14 vessels LYSAKER, NORWAY – Wallenius Wilhelmsen has announced temporary layoffs of 2,500 workers as it suspends operations …

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Goldman Sachs predicts record 2.25 million unemployment claims filed this week

Image of an invesment bank computer screen with the company logo Goldman Sachs visible on right

PortandTerminal.com, March 20, 2020 Goldman Sachs is forecasting that 2.25 million Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits this week — eight times the number of people who filed last week and the highest level on record NEW YORK CITY – Investment bank Goldman Sachs’ economists have published a grim update yesterday on the number of people in …

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Amazon hiring 100,000 people as online orders surge on virus fear

Workers at an Amazon warehouse

REUTERS, March 16, 2020 (Reuters) – Amazon.com said on Monday it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to tackle a surge in online orders, as consumers shop heavily fearing the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. super market chains Albertsons, Kroger and Raley’s are also looking to hire staff to man busy sections and fulfill …

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Shipping & Logistics company DFDS sends 600 staff home. More to go.

DFDS Ship at sea

PortandTerminal.com, March 16, 2020 Shipping & Logistics company DFDS is the busiest shipping company of its kind in Northern Europe and one of the busiest in Europe. COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS has sent 600 employees home and warns of more layoffs outside of Denmark. In an interview with Shippingwatch (paywall), company CEO Toben Carlsen …

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