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Amazon, McDonald’s, and other Big Companies Get Creative in Luring New Workers

2021-09-16 by EPR Staff

The Labor shortage is biting hard on the American economy and companies regardless of their sizes are feeling it. Big companies like McDonald’s, JBS, Amazon, as well as major hotels and restaurants are feeling the heat of the crisis brought about by the widespread shortage of labor since the pandemic began. Workers lacked the incentive to work during the pandemic because of the various unemployment benefits paid to workers during the pandemic. Now that the pandemic is slowly going away and states are halting the payment of benefits, workers are as reluctant as ever to return to work. Immigration restrictions... Read More >

Tells Staff to continue Working from Home until January

2021-09-15 by EPR Staff

Google’s sizable workforce has been working from home for more than a year now. The search giant told its employees to work from home when the pandemic hit. Now, nearly two years since it first told workers to begin working from home, Google has pushed back office resumption for its staff by three months, to January. Its employees were supposed to return to the office but that plan has been scrapped for the coming months partly because of the contagious delta strain of the coronavirus that’s been spreading across the US recently.  Due to this new strain, there has been... Read More >

Thailand to Start Collecting Tax from Foreign Tech Firms

2021-09-14 by EPR Staff

In an unprecedented move, Thailand has announced its plan to start charging and collecting value-added tax (VAT) from technology corporations operating in the country. The plan is to generate about 5 billion baht-- the equivalent of $154.7 million-- from the tax every year. The announcement was made by a senior official of the government.               The new tax rule will affect foreign corporations that operate electronically in Thailand. These companies now have to register with the government to pay VAT payments. Ekniti Nitithanpraphas, a senior official at Thailand’s finance ministry, made the announcement  to reporters. Ekniti also said 69... Read More >

Labor Crisis Hits Hotel Industry Hard

2021-09-14 by EPR Staff
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In July, some hotel owners and managers declared their view that the labor crisis that had been plaguing their industry would end once the federal government stopped paying unemployment checks to people. The federal government had declared its intention to cease boosting unemployment benefits by September at that point. Now in September, the labor shortage in the restaurant and hotel industry has only intensified. Customer demand in the industry is rising post-pandemic but the companies cannot meet up with this demand due to the difficulty they currently face in hiring workers. Long-term Labor Crisis Looms The issue isn’t projected to... Read More >

ESSENCE VENTURES ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BEAUTY CON MEDIA, FURTHER EXPANDING ITS PORTFOLIO OF BLACK-OWNED, PURPOSE-DRIVEN BRANDS

2021-09-07 by EPR Staff
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September 3, 2021 – NEW YORK, NY – An affiliate of Essence Ventures, the independent Black-owned consumer technology company focused on merging technology, content, community and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Beautycon Media, Inc. BeautyCon Media is an inclusive community for content creators, influencers, celebrities, fans, and brands to come together for all things beauty and fashion. As part of the acquisition, Essence Ventures  which operates the Essence festival of culture will operate the company’s renowned festival, BeautyCon, which brings together the biggest... Read More >

Media RFP Issued By University of Colorado System

2021-09-07 by EPR Staff
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The purpose of this request is to solicit proposals to provide specialized media buying; the creation of paid social media assets; data-driven research to evaluate the campaign; and other materials deemed relevant to the campaign. As the world becomes more digital, ODE is ramping up to increase the number of online students by 20,000 net new students by the Fall of 2026. In order to reach this goal, the CU Online program will need to generate upwards of 200,000 leads per year. To support this volume of incoming prospective students, we will require the support of additional resources to handle... Read More >

Auto Makers to be Hit Hard by Declining Chip Production

2021-09-04 by EPR Staff
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In Southeast Asia where semiconductors are assembled, the resurgence of the Covid-19 virus has led to shutdowns of assembly plants as the vaccination rate is still low.  The supply of these chips has been affected by the pandemic and the industry as a whole is feeling the effects of the pandemic. Because of this, there is a widespread shortage of semiconductors that are vital to the production of automobiles. This shortage of chips isn’t expected to stabilize anytime before mid-next year, and full recovery is projected to occur in the second half of the year. The outlook is certainly grim... Read More >

Greenlight Biosciences, an RNA Firm is Going Public in a $1.5 Billion Deal

2021-08-28 by EPR Staff
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Greenlight Biosciences, an RNA tech firm is driving towards improving the availability of mRNA vaccines. The company has also been producing RNA-based pesticides as an alternative. The company wants to be capable of mass production of mRNA vaccines, as well as substances based on RNA that can be used to eliminate certain pests and bee colonies. Greenlight isn’t going about the deal alone either; the company is working with an acquisition company that specializes in special occasions. Green light’s valuation is about $1.5 billion, according to the companies. Greenlight Biosciences Greenlight Biosciences was founded in 2008 and is a synthetic... Read More >

WynnBET partners with Paysafe for marketing and payments solutions in the US

2021-08-25 by EPR Staff
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WynnBet, a sports-betting mobile platform in the US, has entered into a partnership with Paysafe, a platform for payments, also in the US. The partnership provides WynnBET with a platform to facilitate payments online.             In addition to facilitating payments, the partnership also provides WynnBET access to Paysafe’s Income Access, an affiliate program and marketing solution and services provider. Linking with Paysafe has allowed WynnBet’s online betting platform to add online payments to its vendors and bettors in places like Virginia, Indiana, and Colorado. The move is in line with the recent push by online bettors to prioritize fast... Read More >

Glebe Farm Foods hires PR agency Capture Communications

2021-08-22 by EPR Staff

Glebe Farm Foods, the firm that won a trademark dispute with Oatly, a Swedish oat milk brand, has hired Capture Communications for PR support. Capture communications have been working for Glebe Farm Foods since April when it won a pitch against some other PR agencies. The PR firm and Glebe Farm Foods have been working together on a retainer basis. Capture Communications says it wasn’t permitted to announce the partnership because of the court battle, despite having to defend the reputation of Glebe Farm Foods during the High Court battle. The legal tussle between the firms began when Oatly alleged... Read More >

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