Delivery Drivers, Inc., a provider of independent-contractor labor for businesses, is in the process of hiring a huge number of additional drivers to meet the growing demand for last-mile delivery of e-commerce orders.
A standoff between commodities giants and shipping companies is prolonging the labor crisis at sea, with an estimated 200,000 seafarers still stuck on their vessels beyond the expiration of their contracts and past the requirements of globally accepted safety standards.
The National Industries for the Blind, in partnership with some 40 associated agencies, has mobilized a nationwide workforce to produce more than 1,500 items offering protection against the COVID-19 virus.
President Biden’s executive order reaffirming the “Buy American” policy for federal government contracting is meant to close the loopholes that have permitted some foreign sourcing of goods and services. But can U.S. manufacturers step up the pace of production to take advantage of the action?