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Australia’s hiring blitz: More than ten thousand Christmas positions on offer

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From pick-packing roles to BWS salespeople, the nation is looking for workers to help sell the Christmas spirit across the country.

Amazon Australia on the lookout for new employees to help with the Christmas rush

If you are one of many job seeker’s looking for Christmas casual work, you’ve come to the right place.

E-commerce giant Amazon is on the hunt for 1,000 Aussie seasonal workers to assist with the fast-approaching Christmas rush.

The online retailer is looking for pick-packers and delivery drivers as shipping times draw to a bottleneck around the country.

The new hires will be distributed within three of the country’s major cities, with 400 based in Sydney, 600 in Melbourne and 100 positions available in Brisbane.

The US giant houses 12 logistic sites across the Aussie nation, along with five additional fulfillment centers.

A Christmas miracle for struggling job seekers

An influx in recruitment opportunities couldn’t have come at a better time for struggling Australians – many facing job cuts due to the pandemic.

Craig Fuller, director of operations at Amazon Australia, is proud that the company is actively working to employ new recruits – a commitment which could help lower the country’s unemployment rate.

“We are pleased to offer job opportunities across the country at a time when they are needed most,” Mr Fuller said.

“There are opportunities for motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds and we look forward to welcoming them to our sites around Australia as we head into the holiday period.”

Employers want you! In more sectors than one

Their hiring blitz isn’t the first to take place in the country, with the e-commerce platform following tech giant JB Hi-Fi who are advertising 1,500 casual positions.

Retailers Coles, Woolworths and the Endeavour Group also have a joint total of more than 10,000 jobs on offer, most with immediate starts.

The delivery sector is also on the lookout for new employees in what’s their annual hiring spree for the Christmas trade period.

Australia Post is advertising 5,000 roles to assist in what they predict to be one of the biggest online shopping periods the country has ever experienced, according to Australia Post’s executive general manager of people and culture Sue Davies.

“At the moment, every day feels like Christmas at Australia Post and we’re on the lookout for people to join us and help deliver and process record volumes across the country.”

Sue Davies, executive general manager of people and culture Australia Post.

“We’re proud of the outstanding efforts of our people working hard across the country who keeping delivering and supporting communities through challenging circumstances, and we’re so pleased to be able to welcome more into this fantastic Australia Post team.”

More than two million parcels are delivered every day through Australia Post’s delivery services.

Written by Rebecca Borg

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Elon Musk under fire from shareholders over Twitter deal

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Elon Musk during SNL appearance

Twitter shareholders are filing a lawsuit against billionaire Elon Musk, alleging he manipulated the company’s stock for personal gain.

The complaints focus on Musk’s conduct after signing the purchase agreement with Twitter’s board in April.

It’s alleged Musk make statements and sent tweets that put the deal in doubt, and drove Twitter’s stocks down.

It comes as the Tesla CEO says the deal “cannot move forward” without more information about automated accounts on the platform.

The lawsuit is a class action proposal brought by a small group of shareholders… they are seeking damages that would be distributed to anyone holding the company’s stock.

Twitter has declined to comment on the unfolding case.

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Why is Russia and China missing from a vital world economic forum?

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Leading economists from around the world have been meeting in Davos this week with two countries being notably absent – Russia and China

Amid a backdrop of fears about recession caused by coronavirus and the war in Ukraine, economic leaders have been gathering for the World Economic Forum.

It’s been two years since the world’s business and political elite have been allowed to attend the summit in person, due to COVID.

The reunion has been marred with warnings of “dire human consequences” of global slowdowns as the war in Ukraine exacerbates rising inflation. 

Central banks have been raising interest rates to try and dampen the rising cost of living but that’s now leading to a rise in global inflation.

Russia’s attack on Ukraine has also led to a severe disruption of key food supplies of wheat and sunflower oil.

The supply shock is expected to last into next year.

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WhatsApp warns users about alerts

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WhatsApp is warning all 2 billion users to watch out for new alerts

The popular messaging service is warning users over fresh app danger.

The tech giant is alerting users why unencrypted chats are so risky.

Encryption is a system of encoding and decoding messages.

Not even WhatsApp can read your messages, which makes it difficult for law enforcement.

WhatsApp is showing a fresh warning that reminds users why encryption matters.

The app shows a new footer for end-to-end encryption that shows up at the bottom of your status updates, call history, chats list and devices list.

The pop-up explains what WhatsApp encrypts.

This includes your text and voice messages, video and phone calls, sharing photos, videos, documents and your location, and status updates.

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