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Tesco creates 16,000 permanent roles amid ‘exceptional’ online growth

Tesco creates 16,000 permanent roles amid ‘exceptional’ online growth

Business
Tesco says it is creating 16,000 new permanent jobs as it sees "exceptional growth" in its online business.Most of the roles are expected to be filled by workers who joined on a temporary basis at the start of the pandemic but who now want to remain with the business for the longer term, the retail giant said. They include 10,000 pickers to put together customer orders and 3,000 drivers to deliver them, plus a number of other roles in stores and distribution, said Tesco - which is Britain's biggest supermarket chain.It said the new permanent roles were in addition to 4,000 already created since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.The announcement comes at a time of widespread gloom elsewhere in the jobs market with sectors including aviation and retail suffering the brunt of the impact a...
Online exchange blocked in Venezuela ahead of health bonuses

Online exchange blocked in Venezuela ahead of health bonuses

World
A currency exchange website appears to have been blocked in Venezuela as the online platform prepares to launch a U.S.-backed plan to provide monetary assistance to underpaid health workers battling the coronavirus in the South American countryBy JOSHUA GOODMAN and SCOTT SMITH Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 10:15 PM4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMIAMI -- A currency exchange website appeared Friday to have been blocked in Venezuela as the online platform prepared to launch a U.S.-backed plan to provide assistance to underpaid health workers battling the coronavirus in the South American country. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó had announced Thursday that starting Monday he would begin registering the 62,000 “Health Heroes” who are to soon receive $ 100 monthl
Amazon v EU: Has the online giant met its match?

Amazon v EU: Has the online giant met its match?

Technology
Covid-19 has not been a harbinger of doom for Amazon, unlike the case with many other firms.Its share price has actually increased since March - hitting a record high last week.It turns out online retail isn't a bad space to be in when all the shops are shut. Jeff Bezos' mantle as the richest man on the planet seems safe, for now. But around the world, governments are looking at Amazon and asking whether the tech giant is - well - too big. Does it use its dominant position unfairly?The EU now looks set to charge Amazon for anti-competitive behaviour. This could cost Amazon a lot of money and could alter the shopping experience it offers customers.What is the EU doing? Central to the EU's concerns is Amazon's dual role. It runs an online store and also sel...
Shopped with Claire’s online? Hackers may have stolen your card details

Shopped with Claire’s online? Hackers may have stolen your card details

Technology
Hackers have stolen bank card details from the online platform used by Claire's, the jewellery and accessories retailer.The attack began on 25 April and was ongoing until 13 June, according to researchers at Sansec. Consumers who may have shopped online at Claire's during this period are advised to monitor their account statements for unauthorised charges, and alert their card provider's fraud team if they see anything suspicious.So-called Magecart skimming attacks, named after the software allowing hackers to take copies of card details used on digital stores, have become increasingly common in recent years.British Airways is the most high-profile company that was recently hit by this style of attack, which affected at least 380,000 customers. ...
Fake online reviews under investigation by competition authority

Fake online reviews under investigation by competition authority

Technology
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into fake and misleading reviews on several major websites.It said it would examine whether online shops were "doing enough" to protect customers as they turn to online shopping during lockdown.The authority warned it would "not hesitate" to take action if sites are disobeying the law.That could include taking major retailers to court."During lockdown, we're more dependent than ever on online shopping, so it's really important that the online reviews we read are genuine opinions," said CMA chief executive Andrea Coscelli."If someone is persuaded to buy something after reading a fake or misleading review, they could end up wasting their money on a product or service that wasn't wh...