The death of cinema? Odeon will shut a QUARTER of its 120 venues during week as Cineworld confirms plans to close sites in UK and US with 45,000 jobs – including 5,500 in Britain – at risk after film studios delay releases

Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: ‘The new jobs support scheme, which will subsidise wages of part-time workers, will provide no lifeline for the 5,500 Cineworld UK employees who will lose their jobs this week and many others across the industry are facing a bleak winter on jobseekers benefit, while […]

The last picture show: Cineworld to shut all 128 of its cinemas in the UK and Ireland as industry becomes ‘unviable’ following coronavirus cancellations – one day after new James Bond film was postponed until 2021

Meanwhile, Phil Clapp, chief executive of the UK Cinema Association, told the Sunday Times that the James Bond announcement was ‘probably the most serious blow to UK cinema operators of a number of similar announcements over the past few weeks and will undoubtedly cause a significant number of cinemas to close again’.

Every major brand that’s cut jobs since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – listed

May 12 – Carnival UK (owns P&O Cruises and Cunard) – 450

Desperate dad who lost job in pandemic ‘considered dealing cannabis’ to feed family

“I sat there and I thought to myself, I have got a child and another one on the way. So if I do make this choice I have got to be ready for the sacrifices.

You and your dog can get paid to stay in a luxury UK lodge and play fetch

“Due to demand, we are building 18 more holiday homes by our lake, and we hope our new canine recruit will help us by giving us some very important feedback about how the holiday homes work for them, as well as their owners, which we can incorporate into our planning.”

Burger King could close number of UK branches after boss warns of 1,600 job cuts

“We don’t want to lose any (jobs). We try very hard not to, but one’s got to assume somewhere between 5% and 10% of the restaurants might not be able to survive,” he admitted.

This is how to ace an interview at a virtual job fair

What makes you the right person right now is the ability to communicate how you will solve the problems they have today. They need people who are self-managed and minimize problems, not add to them. To differentiate, ask hard questions about the business strategy, competition, and financial challenges. At this point they want to eliminate […]

Companies cutting jobs this week – from Shell to TSB, Pizza Hut and Burger King

Burger King – 1,600 roles TSB – 848 jobs at risk Fullers – 500 positions Pizza Hut – 450 jobs at risk City Pub Group – 250 jobs at risk thanks to new lockdown restrictions RS Components – 208 jobs at risk Car parts manufacturer Stadco – 172 roles in Llanfyllin, Telford and the West […]

Covid job losses lead MPs to call for trials of universal basic income

One UBI option flagged by the group would be to launch an initial £48 per week payment. Demands for such an intervention have gathered pace since the onset of Covid-19 as governments around the world increase spending to help businesses and workers. There have been UBI trials in Finland and Scotland in recent years.

Oil giant Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs worldwide due to coronavirus pandemic

“We will have some oil and gas in the mix of energy we sell by 2050, but it will be predominantly low-carbon electricity, low-carbon biofuels, it will be hydrogen and it will be all sorts of other solutions too,” he said.