Target to hire 130,000 holiday workers, jobs to focus on online orders


A target store advertises for workers near its entrance in Encinitas, California, May 24, 2019.

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Target said Thursday that holiday hiring will be in line with last year, but it is rethinking its approach to roles for those workers to adapt to  customers’ new shopping habits during the coronavirus pandemic.

Twice as many Target employees will be dedicated to same-day curbside and in-store pickup of online purchases compared with the first half of the year. Distribution centers will have more workers than last holiday season to make sure stores don’t run out of popular items. Some

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Ralph Lauren to cut thousands of jobs and beef up online business


Pedestrians walk past a Ralph Lauren Corp. store in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.

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Luxury apparel maker Ralph Lauren will cut 15% of its global workforce by the end of its fiscal year in a company-wide restructuring to lower costs and move more of its business online, it said on Tuesday.

The company had a total workforce of 24,900 as of March end and based on that, the plan could impact more than 3,700 jobs.

The COVID-19 health crisis has hammered demand for high-end handbags, apparel

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102-carat ‘perfect’ diamond may set record at Sotheby’s online auction


D Color Flawless Diamond

Source: Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is set to auction off a 102-carat diamond that could become the most expensive jewel ever sold to an online bidder.

The stone, a 102.39-carat D Colour Flawless Oval Diamond, could fetch $10 million to $30 million. Only seven flawless white diamonds of more than 100 carats have ever been sold at auction. It is the second-largest oval diamond of its kind ever sold at auction.

“One hundred-carat diamonds as a rule are exceedingly rare,” said Quig Bruninghead of Sotheby’s jewelry department in New York. “One hundred-carat D flawless are even

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Ecclesiastical introduces online hub for education clients


Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has launched an online hub to help its education clients manage strategic and operational risks.

The new online portal, The Hub for Education, is available to Ecclesiastical clients and brokers. It provides information, insight, tools, checklists, and a dedicated risk advice line to support all types of education establishments.

The online portal offers support and guidance on the significant risks experienced by schools, such as fire, health and safety, building services, security, cyber security, environment and weather, and strategic risks.

Commenting on the launch of The Hub for Education, Ecclesiastical education director Faith Kitchen said: “We recognise

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