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  • U.S. EMPLOYERS ARE EYEING CANADIAN WORKERS

    U.S. EMPLOYERS ARE EYEING CANADIAN WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 19 Aug 2019

    U.S employers are looking to hire Canadian workers to overcome their headcount challenge, Envoy Global’s Immigration Trends Report concluded. The report surveyed nearly 400 HR leaders and hiring managers. This rising trend is primarily due to increasing denial rate for H-1B visas in the U.S. Canada’s growing population of English-speaking foreign nationals and employer-friendly immigration policies are favorable for hiring.  

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TAKES MEASURES TO AVOID SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TAKES MEASURES TO AVOID SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    News by Editorial Team 19 Aug 2019

    Bars and restaurants are commonplaces of sexual harassment, a report from non-profit organization Stop Street Harassment revealed. The hospitality industry is known for creating a comfortable atmosphere, so it needs to actively participate in sexual harassment identification and prevention. Some bars instruct guests to order a specific drink when they are feeling uncomfortable in their setting, Fortune reports.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • GOOGLE WORKERS PLEDGE TO NOT WORK WITH ICE

    GOOGLE WORKERS PLEDGE TO NOT WORK WITH ICE

    News by Editorial Team 19 Aug 2019

    Google workers posted a public petition urging the company to not work with CBP, ORR, and ICE. More than 800 workers filed the petition. Seemingly, the company withheld bidding on a project. The workers demand that Google does not provide any technical services to CBP, ORR, and ICE until the agencies “stop engaging in human rights abuses”, reports Fortune.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • APPLE SUPPORTS 2.4 MILLION U.S. JOBS

    APPLE SUPPORTS 2.4 MILLION U.S. JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 16 Aug 2019

    On Sunday, Apple Inc. said that it supports 2.4 million jobs directly or indirectly in the U.S. This number is 20 percent up from the last estimate which amounted to 2 million jobs. In the last two and a half years, its workforce has increased from 80,000 to 90,000, the company said. A new 15,000 employee-holding campus in Austin is underway, Apple Inc. said.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • BIG U.S. BANKS LACK DIVERSITY

    BIG U.S. BANKS LACK DIVERSITY

    News by Editorial Team 16 Aug 2019

    A data report sent to the U.S. House Committee on financial services found that less than 25 percent of senior leadership is composed of women and minorities. In the wake of this, members of congress want financial institutions to make more effort to include women and minorities. Boards of directors of some banks consist of 50 percent women and 17 percent minorities. 

     

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  • BRETT YORMARK STEPS DOWN FROM CEO POSITION

    BRETT YORMARK STEPS DOWN FROM CEO POSITION

    News by Editorial Team 16 Aug 2019

    Brett Yorkmark, the top executive at the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center arena, will step down from his position, Bloomberg reported. The outgoing executive will announce his resignation on Friday evening, Bloomberg further added. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai is preparing to take control of Nets and Barclays Center from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • GOOGLE'S JOB TOOL DRAWS ANTI-TRUST COMPLAINTS

    GOOGLE'S JOB TOOL DRAWS ANTI-TRUST COMPLAINTS

    News by Editorial Team 14 Aug 2019

    23 Job-finding services in Europe Union have alleged Google’s job listing tool is operating in an anti-competitive manner.  The tool aggregates job postings from employers and other job sites. Reuters’ report says these 23 services have suffered a loss of users and profits.  The petitioners have asked Margrethe Vestager, Union Competition Commissioner, to temporarily order Google to stop playing unfairly while she investigates.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • CITI GROUP CEO CONDEMNS 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE CLASHES

    CITI GROUP CEO CONDEMNS 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE CLASHES

    News by Editorial Team 14 Aug 2019

    Citi group’s CEO, Michael Corbat, condemned 2017 Charlottesville clashes by calling them “a vile and tragic affront to our lives”. The CEO earlier hadn’t expressed his views on the situation but took a bold stand in a memo sent to Citi’s 200,000 employees. Reportedly, the CEO is proactively taking stances on social and business issues. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • TWITTER UNDER FIRE FOR HARASSMENT AND ABUSE

    TWITTER UNDER FIRE FOR HARASSMENT AND ABUSE

    News by Editorial Team 14 Aug 2019

    Twitter has been under fire for widespread abuse and misinformation on its service, reports Fortune. The company has taken aggressive steps to counter this problem. It says it has tripled the number of workers who monitor the site to 1,500 and is using technology to detect and remove objectionable tweets. Despite reassurances from company executives, the problem has persisted.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • YUM BRANDS INC. APPOINTS DAVID GIBBS AS ITS NEXT CEO

    YUM BRANDS INC. APPOINTS DAVID GIBBS AS ITS NEXT CEO

    News by Editorial Team 13 Aug 2019

    On Monday, Yum Brands Inc. named David Gibbs as its next chief executive officer. Gibbs follows Greg Creed, who will retire at the end of the year. Gibbs has been with the company since 1989. He has held several senior roles including the chief financial officer, and chief operating officer. Creed will continue to advise the company as a part-time adviser. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • TOURISM WORKERS ARE THE LOWEST PAID

    TOURISM WORKERS ARE THE LOWEST PAID

    News by Editorial Team 13 Aug 2019

    A study conducted by Florida State University says tourism employees are the lowest paid among all workers. Tourism in Florida contributes USD86 billion to the economy and supports 1.5 million jobs. The average weekly wage was USD311 for leisure and hospitality workers, the study further found. High turnover and low wage are common in the hospitality industry.

     

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  • COMPANIES CAP PAY INCREASE

    COMPANIES CAP PAY INCREASE

    News by Editorial Team 13 Aug 2019

    A report from Willis Tower Watson and global insurance broker Gallagher say employers plan to keep wage increase at or below 3 percent and offer additional personalized benefits, bonuses, and other variable compensation. Companies are looking for ways to attract and retain talent. Healthcare costs are the main reason behind this decision. 

     

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  • 3800 TYSON FOODS WORKERS OUT OF JOB

    3800 TYSON FOODS WORKERS OUT OF JOB

    News by Editorial Team 12 Aug 2019

    3,800 workers at a Tyson Foods Inc. meat-processing plant in Kansas will be out of work following a fire which erupted on Friday, Reuters reported. The meat processing plant would remain closed indefinitely, Worth Sparkman, spokesman for Tyson Foods said. The company will provide workers “some guaranteed pay”. All workers were safely evacuated around 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • UBER FREEZES HIRING ACROSS THE U.S AND CANADA

    UBER FREEZES HIRING ACROSS THE U.S AND CANADA

    News by Editorial Team 12 Aug 2019

    Uber has put a pause on hiring software engineers and product managers, Bloomberg reported. Earlier this week, the company had reported losses amounting to USD5.24 billion. The stock is down 11 percent from its May initial public offering. The company will continue hiring engineers and other professionals across the world, Uber spokesman said.   

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • U.S EMPLOYEES CAN USE FMLA LEAVE TO ATTEND CSE MEETING

    U.S EMPLOYEES CAN USE FMLA LEAVE TO ATTEND CSE MEETING

    News by Editorial Team 12 Aug 2019

    U.S. workers may use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to attend a Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting to ensure their child’s educational status, the U.S Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) said in a statement. The decision was taken after an individual’s letter to WHD notifying them that his wife’s employer dis-allowed her from doing so. 

     

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  • CHINESE STUDENT WORK OVERNIGHT TO MAKE ALEXA DEVICES

    CHINESE STUDENT WORK OVERNIGHT TO MAKE ALEXA DEVICES

    News by Editorial Team 09 Aug 2019

    Hundreds of Chinese schoolchildren, aged from 16 to 18, have been drafted in to make Alexa devices, the Guardian reported. Interviews with workers and leaked documents from Amazon’s supplier Foxconn revealed many children are required to work overnight. Reportedly, this is ‘breach of Chinese labor laws’. Children are classified as ‘interns’ and their teachers are paid to accompany them to the factory.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • UBS MULLS OVERHAUL: MANY JOBS AT RISK

    UBS MULLS OVERHAUL: MANY JOBS AT RISK

    News by Editorial Team 09 Aug 2019

    UBS leaders, Piero Novelli, and Rob Karofsky are planning to reshuffle leadership of its investment bank in the wake of volatile results last year, Bloomberg reported. The final decision is yet to be taken. UBS is trying to boost collaboration between dealmakers and its wealth management unit. A few deals including the spinoff of contact lens maker from Novartis AG boosted returns.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • GOOGLE'S EMPLOYEE ALLEGES RETALIATION IN A VIRAL MEMO

    GOOGLE'S EMPLOYEE ALLEGES RETALIATION IN A VIRAL MEMO

    News by Editorial Team 09 Aug 2019

    A 2,300-words Google’s employee memo alleging retaliation from her manager has gone viral. In the memo, the employee accused her manager of continued retaliation against her, despite assurance from an HR. Reportedly, the employee complained about her manager’s discrimination against pregnant women. In the past few months, Google has come under fire for discrimination from its employees. 

     

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  • U.S. EMPLOYERS ARE CONSIDERING REPAYING STUDENT DEBT

    U.S. EMPLOYERS ARE CONSIDERING REPAYING STUDENT DEBT

    News by Editorial Team 08 Aug 2019

    A Survey from Willis Towers Watson found that 32 percent of firms are considering to introduce student debt repayment benefit. Another survey from SHRM says in 2019, 8 percent of the U.S. employers offered a similar benefit. Student loans reached $1.6 trillion in the first quarter in 2019. Of which, more than a quarter is held by people younger than 30 years of age.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • WALMART WORKERS STAGE WALKOUT

    WALMART WORKERS STAGE WALKOUT

    News by Editorial Team 08 Aug 2019

    On Wednesday, in the wake of deadly shootings at two Walmart stores, nearly 40 Walmart employees walked out to protest the company’s gun policies. The protesters demand that the company stops selling guns and discontinue donations to politicians who receive funding from the National Rifle Association. Walmart sells guns at half of its stores. 

     

    read more at Washington Post

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