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GAO-20-693, Small Business Research Programs: Many Agencies' Award Issuances Are Not Timely; Some Practices May Improve Timeliness, September 30, 2020

2020-09-30 19:00:00| GAO Reports

In fiscal year 2019, many agencies that participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs were not consistently on time in...

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Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs; UK house prices jump business live

2020-09-30 09:59:14| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsIntroduction: Shell to cut 10% of workforceUp to 9,000 jobs to go by 2022Cost-cutting plan will help push to net-zero 8.59am BST As well as slashing up to 9,000 jobs to reduce costs and complexity, Shell is also planning to restructure its oil and gas operations to help fund its move into renewables.CEO Ben van Beurden says Shells upstream arm (which finds oil and gas, and digs it out) will focus on generating strong cash flow to fund spending on lower-carbon products. We will keep only what is strategically essential to us and integrate those refineries with our chemicals business, which we plan to grow. We will keep sites in key locations which have the flexibility to adapt. It is also worth noting that, if we want to be a large player in biofuels, a lot of the biofuel capability will be built within our refining infrastructure.We will end up with fewer than 10 refineries, compared to 55 around 15 years ago, but they will be set up to serve the changing needs of society. 8.13am BST The FTs Anjli Raval says Shell is trying to streamline its business after the shock of Covid-19, writing:Shell has in recent months reviewed its operations as it seeks not only to become more financially resilient, but better set up for a shift towards lower-carbon energy businesses.Job reductions of between 7,000 and 9,000 are expected by the end of 2022, including 1,500 people that have chosen to take voluntary redundancy. .@Shell is cutting up to 9,000 jobs by 2022 (out of 83,000) as part of an organisational restructuring to not only save $$$ but to prepare the company for a shift into cleaner businesses. CEO: "a large part of the cost saving for Shell will come from having fewer people" #OOTT Continue reading...

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Australia: Employers should heed Small Business Fair Dismissal Code when sacking employees - Stacks Law Firm

2020-09-30 02:00:00| Mondaq.Com

How an employer goes about sacking a worker could be crucial to determining whether the worker receives compensation.

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Australia: Employers should heed Small Business Fair Dismissal Code when sacking employees - Stacks Law Firm

2020-09-30 02:00:00| Mondaq.Com

How an employer goes about sacking a worker could be crucial to determining whether the worker receives compensation.

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Trump banned divisive and anti-American racial sensitivity training at companies that do business with the US. Diversity experts are worried.

2020-09-29 21:34:21| Chicago Tribune news - Business

Diversity and inclusion training providers are concerned corporate America's efforts to address racial and gender disparities will take a back seat after President Donald Trump ordered a ban on racial sensitivity training for federal contractors.

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