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Amazon hiring 15,000, raising wages

September 14, 2021 by Amanda Stephenson THE CANADIAN PRESSAmanda Stephenson THE CANADIAN PRESS

Also offering $100 bonus for vaccinated workers

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Union tells workers to get the jab

September 13, 2021 by Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS

Unifor warns members who are holding out against being vaccinated they could end up losing their jobs if their employer adopts a vaccine mandate

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Coles and Woolworths are moving to robot warehouses and on-demand labour as home deliveries soar

September 7, 2021 by Lauren Kate Kelly

Australia’s supermarket duopoly, Coles and Woolworths, have raced to implement new technology and transform labour arrangements to keep up with the e-grocery boom

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Canada, U.S. not on the same page about border

September 6, 2021 by James McCarten THE CANADIAN PRESS

Pandemic has demonstrated how different approaches unravel years of common practices at the border

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Automation booms after Covid

September 6, 2021 by Matt O'brien And Paul Wiseman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Faced with worker shortages and higher labour costs, companies are starting to automate service sector jobs that economists once considered safe

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Manufacturers increasingly ready to embrace robotics

September 2, 2021 by Inside Logistics Online Staff

UK manufacturers express interest in robotic automation to help address impacts of pandemic and workforce shortages

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Global air cargo demand continues to grow in July

September 1, 2021 by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Demand was up 8.6 percent compared to July 2019

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From PPE shortages to Covid-19 vaccine distribution, the supply chain has emerged as a determinant of health

September 1, 2021 by Adel Guitouni, Jie Zhang, Nadine Schuurman & Valorie Crooks

Toilet paper. Hand sanitizer. Coffee. Over the past year, many people have probably spent more time thinking about their abilities to gather basic supplies than in other recent times.

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Canadian tech companies suffering from pandemic supply chain woes

August 31, 2021 by Tara Deschamps THE CANADIAN PRESS

From raw materials shortages to soaring shipping costs, tech companies struggling

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How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

August 27, 2021 by Ravi Anupindi, Professor of Technology and Operations, University of Michigan

Inoculating the planet from COVID-19 presents an unprecedented logistical challenge like none we’ve seen before