KHD Buzz – Unemployment at New Low, Droves of Workers Leaving Retail, eBay and NFTs and More

KHD Buzz – Unemployment at New Low, Droves of Workers Leaving Retail, eBay and NFTs and More

May 17, 2021 Off By Koehler Home Decor

Workers Snubbing Retail, Cite Low Pay and Abusive Customers

Some retail employees are finding that the combination of low pay and difficult, if not outright abusive, customers is too much to bear. Many people are quitting their jobs in search of better prospects, leaving their former employers desperately seeking staff. Read More

Target Discontinuing Sale of Trading Cards Over In Store Violence

Target, like Walmart, has stopped selling trading cards in its stores as of May 14. The cards will be removed from store shelves, but they will continue to be sold online. After a dispute with the store over purchase limits, a customer pulled a gun in a Target parking lot, prompting the decision. Read More

Unemployment Hits New Low

The number of people filing for unemployment benefits in the United States has reached a pandemic low. Last week, the number of Americans filing first-time unemployment claims fell to 473,000, a new low since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020. Read More

eBay to Allow Sales of NFTs

Ebay has become the first e-commerce platform to allow the sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for digital collectibles such as trading cards, video clips, and images. Read More

Amazon Claims It’s Catching More Fakes

Last year, claims to have blocked 10 billion counterfeit product listings from being sold on its platform. The number of items blocked by Amazon increased by 67 percent year over year. Amazon says they spent more than $700 million and employed 10,000 people to combat counterfeiting on its website. Read More

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