Employment

Canadians’ Confidence in Personal Finances, Debt Repayment Abilities Reaches Lowest Level Ever Recorded

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 11:03am

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadians are showing record-low confidence levels when it comes to their personal finances and debt repayment abilities. The MNP Consumer Debt Index, now in its 19th wave, has reached the lowest point since inception, plummeting seven points since last quarter to 88 points. Conducted quarterly by Ipsos on behalf of MNP LTD, the Index tracks Canadians’ attitudes about their debt situation and their ability to meet their monthly payment obligations.

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  • CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadians are showing record-low confidence levels when it comes to their personal finances and debt repayment abilities.
  • The MNP Consumer Debt Index, now in its 19th wave, has reached the lowest point since inception, plummeting seven points since last quarter to 88 points.
  • Fewer than three in ten (27%, -2pts) are confident in their ability to cope with life-changing events without increasing their debt burden.
  • For regular, bite-sized insights about debt and personal finances, subscribe to the MNP 3 Minute Debt Break Podcast .

AstroPay launches new capability - Payment Links - for small and medium sized-enterprises in Brazil

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 11:00am

With AstroPay's new payment capability, small businesses without a website or online store can continue to serve their customers with an easy online payment solution that suits their needs.

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  • With AstroPay's new payment capability, small businesses without a website or online store can continue to serve their customers with an easy online payment solution that suits their needs.
  • Small business owners and customers can both download and sign up for AstroPay App and get approved instantly to accept and make payments.
  • "Our Payment Links capability gives micro and small business owners in Brazil the ability to deliver fast, easy and reliable way of charging their customers.
  • The addition of Payment Links comes at a time of rapid growth for digital payments, not just in Brazil but on a global level.

HR Payroll Software Market to grow by USD 2.09 Bn | 8.37% YOY expected in 2022 | Technavio

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 10:30am

For instance, in 2020, when most corporate offices started to go remote, the adoption of cloud-based HR payroll software solutions gained immense popularity.

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  • For instance, in 2020, when most corporate offices started to go remote, the adoption of cloud-based HR payroll software solutions gained immense popularity.
  • The increasing adoption of the work-from-policy gradually increased the use of cloud-based HR payroll software solutions.Similarly, with the resumption of normal business activities from H1 2021, organizations exhibited high demand for on-premise HR payroll software solutions.
  • Thus, the increased spending on HR software is expected to fuel the growth of the global HR payroll software market during the forecast period.
  • The improved penetration of social media and the high demand for cost-efficient HR solutions are expected to boost the growth of the HR payroll software market in North America.

CREWING ONLINE'S GLOBAL SEAFARER SALARY INDEX (GSSI) OFFERS CREW A GOOD SALARY REFERENCE

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 8:00am

SINGAPORE, Jan. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Seafaring as a career option has been significantly diluted by the ongoing pandemic. Global news coverage revolving around the crew change crisis and related issues resulted in many aspiring seafarers re-evaluate their decisions. As a first step to entice aspiring seafarers to reconsider their options, salaries are key. Candidates looking for employment would naturally expect to be paid on par with competition. However, the task of finding out can be challenging.

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  • Global news coverage revolving around the crew change crisis and related issues resulted in many aspiring seafarers re-evaluate their decisions.
  • Marine Online's recruitment arm, Crewing Online, released a quarterly salary index to help employers stay on target to attract and retain the best talents.
  • "To ensure authenticity and reliability, they are collated from both global seafarer agencies as well as seafarers' disclosure.
  • Our quarterly-released GSSI will help shipowners, manning agencies and seafarers identify salary discrepancies to ensure all parties are updated on the salary trends.

Eastman to invest up to $1 billion to accelerate circular economy through building world's largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 7:00am

Eastman is the largest investor at this year's "Choose France" event, which is focused on attracting foreign investment to France.

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  • Eastman is the largest investor at this year's "Choose France" event, which is focused on attracting foreign investment to France.
  • Eastman also plans to establish an innovation center for molecular recycling that would enable France to sustain a leadership role in the circular economy.
  • "France has demonstrated their commitment toward a sustainable future and Eastman has set similar, ambitious carbon and circular economy goals.
  • "The plan to build the world's largest plastics recycling facility in France is an important part of our overall circular economy strategy," Costa added.

Eastman to invest up to $1 billion to accelerate circular economy through building world's largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 7:00am

Eastman is the largest investor at this year's "Choose France" event, which is focused on attracting foreign investment to France.

Key Points: 
  • Eastman is the largest investor at this year's "Choose France" event, which is focused on attracting foreign investment to France.
  • Eastman also plans to establish an innovation center for molecular recycling that would enable France to sustain a leadership role in the circular economy.
  • "France has demonstrated their commitment toward a sustainable future and Eastman has set similar, ambitious carbon and circular economy goals.
  • "The plan to build the world's largest plastics recycling facility in France is an important part of our overall circular economy strategy," Costa added.

Zymeworks Reports Inducement Grant Under New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual Rule

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Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 1:30pm

Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing multifunctional biotherapeutics, today reported, as required by the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual Rule 303A.08 (the NYSE Rule), an equity inducement award to Mr. Kenneth Galbraith, Zymeworks new Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing multifunctional biotherapeutics, today reported, as required by the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual Rule 303A.08 (the NYSE Rule), an equity inducement award to Mr. Kenneth Galbraith, Zymeworks new Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • In accordance with the NYSE Rule, Zymeworks approved the grant of the following equity award to Mr. Galbraith as a material inducement to Mr. Galbraith entering into employment with Zymeworks: effective as of the date his employment with Zymeworks began, a stock option to purchase 500,000 of the companys common shares (the Options).
  • Mr. Galbraiths employment with the company began on January 15, 2022 (the Start Date).
  • Zymeworks suite of therapeutic platforms and its fully integrated drug development engine enable precise engineering of highly differentiated product candidates.

TIGA Research Shows UK Video Games Industry on Track for Growth In 2022

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 12:01am

Additionally, 70 per cent of respondents consider that the UK has a favourable business and economic environment for the games industry.

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  • Additionally, 70 per cent of respondents consider that the UK has a favourable business and economic environment for the games industry.
  • Economic environment:70 per cent of respondents to the TIGA survey believe that the economic and business climate is favourable to the video games industry.
  • "The UK video games industry is on track for growth, with 68 per cent of respondents to our Business Opinion Survey expecting to increase employment over the coming year.
  • TIGA is the trade association for the UK video games industry.

TIGA Research Shows UK Video Games Industry on Track for Growth In 2022

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 12:01am

Additionally, 70 per cent of respondents consider that the UK has a favourable business and economic environment for the games industry.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, 70 per cent of respondents consider that the UK has a favourable business and economic environment for the games industry.
  • Economic environment:70 per cent of respondents to the TIGA survey believe that the economic and business climate is favourable to the video games industry.
  • "The UK video games industry is on track for growth, with 68 per cent of respondents to our Business Opinion Survey expecting to increase employment over the coming year.
  • TIGA is the trade association for the UK video games industry.

Bonnie Plants Opens New State-of-the-Art Headquarters in Opelika

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 11:30pm

OPELIKA, Ala., Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Bonnie Plants unveiled today its new headquarters in Opelika with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony marking a significant expansion for the company, which is the largest grower of vegetable and herb plants for home gardens in the U.S.

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  • OPELIKA, Ala., Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Bonnie Plants unveiled today its new headquarters in Opelika with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony marking a significant expansion for the company, which is the largest grower of vegetable and herb plants for home gardens in the U.S.
  • "We're excited about the opportunities for future growth our new headquarters will provide as we form long-lasting community partnerships within Opelika."
  • Bonnie Plants is the leading brand of live vegetable and herb plants for home gardeners in the United States.
  • Headquartered in Opelika, Alabama, Bonnie Plants is the largest and only national supplier and producer of vegetable and herb plants for home gardens in the United States.