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  • Tesla ended pay cuts period on 29 June 2020!

    Tesla ended pay cuts period on 29 June 2020!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Jul 2020

    In an internal mail sent to the employees, Tesla HR informed the employees about the period of reduced salaries coming ended on 29 June 2020. Tesla had initiated the job cuts by 10% to 30% for its salaried employees in mid-April citing coronavirus pressures on the business. In the current mail sent by Tesla HR to its global employees on 1st July 2020, shared the details about forthcoming performance review process.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • Microsoft launches global reskill initiative for the in-demand jobs!

    Microsoft launches global reskill initiative for the in-demand jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Jul 2020

    According to a blogpost by Microsoft President Brad Smith, dated 30 June 2020, it was revealed Microsoft along with its LinkedIn unit had launched a global skills initiative to help candidates acquire skills for in-demand roles. The blogpost stated the goal was to increase the digital skills of 25 million employees globally by the end of 2020. Smith in his post stated that the global pandemic has brought to the limelight the ever-widening skills gap globally, which needs to be ‘closed’ with a greater urgency in order to accelerate economic recovery.

     

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  • Racial protest shakes up the C-Suite, forces them to step down!

    Racial protest shakes up the C-Suite, forces them to step down!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jul 2020

    The protest against racial discrimination has shaken up the C-Suite executives of numerous high profile organizations around the world. The protest has escalated the demands for racial equality and accountability at the workplace amid a month of Black Lives Matter protests. The stepping down CEOs and leaders ranging from media, tech, and politics have asked for their successors to be the people of color.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • Mercedes Bez resumes second shift in Brazilian factory!

    Mercedes Bez resumes second shift in Brazilian factory!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jul 2020

    In a recent development related to coronavirus, the German automaker Mercedes Benz, revealed it has resumed a second shift in its factory located in Sao Bernardo do Campo, an industrial suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The move at its Brazilian unit is to increase social distancing among employees as sales slowly gained momentum.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • US labor report is again in a mess!

    US labor report is again in a mess!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jul 2020

    According to the latest US labor report, while there is a further improvement in a hammered market, the real trend would not be immediately clear as the report was issued early morning. The misclassification of the unemployed workers led to the official unemployment rate to understate the degree of joblessness in America during coronavirus.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • California sues Cisco Systems for job discrimination!

    California sues Cisco Systems for job discrimination!

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jul 2020

    In a recent incident of racism, California regulators had sued Cisco System for racial discrimination of an Indian-American employee. The lawsuit stated that the employee was harassed by his two managers as he was from a lower caste than them. While the US employment law does not categorically bar caste-based discrimination, however, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing had contended in the lawsuit stating the Hindu faith’s lingering caste system is based on protected classes such as religion.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Labor market tries to recover post pandemic induced lockdown eases!

    Labor market tries to recover post pandemic induced lockdown eases!

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jul 2020

    According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 47.2% of Americans are jobless. The BLS statistics revealed the employment-population ratio had plunged to about 52.8% in May, which meant that almost half of the US population was still out of job showcasing the amount of healing US labor market has to undergo.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • Adidas HR chief resigns amid diversity concerns!

    Adidas HR chief resigns amid diversity concerns!

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jul 2020

    Amid the burgeoning racial discrimination and diversity concerns, the head of global human resources for athletic wear maker Adidas AG, steps down from her position at the organization and announced her immediate departure. The departure was announced on 30 June, 2020 and was mutually agreed with other board members. The move was transpired after the media reports of criticism by Black employees about a lack of diversity at the organization surfaced.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • Disneyland workers oppose plans to reopen amid pandemic!

    Disneyland workers oppose plans to reopen amid pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Jun 2020

    In a recent development related to the global pandemic, Disneyland workers staged a protest from their cars on Saturday on the reopening of the resort without proper protections for employees. The workers argued that the company has not agreed to any adequate protections for the employees when the resort would reopen to the public amid a pandemic. The Walt Disney Co had initially planned to welcome the guests back to Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure from 17 July 2020. However, now they have postponed the restart date indefinitely.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • CVS unveils return-to-work service includes COVID-19 test option!

    CVS unveils return-to-work service includes COVID-19 test option!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Jun 2020

    CVS Health launched a workplace reopening product for US employers and universities. The product that was launched on Wednesday is an instrument to test employees and students for COVID-19 to help with the reopening process.  The product – The Return Ready program – would include testing options that would vary depending on the physical worksite and exposure risk. It would also include point-of-care diagnostic tests, which would give results within 15 minutes or third-party lab tests that would issue results in a few days.

     

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  • Amazon join hands with an NGO to upskill workers for Tech jobs!

    Amazon join hands with an NGO to upskill workers for Tech jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Jun 2020

    According to a statement issued by Rebecca Taber, founder and co-CEO of Merit America, it was revealed Amazon’s Career Choice partners with Merit America – a nonprofit organization, which helps workers to develop desirable skills that would lead to highly sought-after technology jobs. The partnership was announced on 23 June 2020. The joint partnership would benefit the hourly associates who do not have college degrees. According to the statement, the program has been designed to overcome barriers that are often faced by middle-skill workers.

     

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  • Macy to slash 3,900 jobs to save cash in response to weak demand!

    Macy to slash 3,900 jobs to save cash in response to weak demand!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2020

    In a recent announcement made by Macy’s Inc on Thursday, it was revealed the departmental store chain would be laying off about 3,900 employees. The layoff would happen in the corporate and management positions as the US businesses try to save cash in the face of weak demand triggered by the global pandemic. Macy which had about 123,000 employees at the end of January had said it expected to save about $365 million in fiscal 2020 and about $630 million every year as a result of the layoffs.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Entry-level jobs dwindle by 68%: Glassdoor!

    Entry-level jobs dwindle by 68%: Glassdoor!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2020

    According to a recent study by Glassdoor Economic Research, dated 22 June 2020, it was revealed high employment rate had triggered recent college graduates applying to tech positions that require experience. The study stated as of May, the number of ‘entry-level’ or ‘new grad’ positions has decreased by 68% from the previous year. Glassdoor also talked about the enthusiasm of new grads to work in tech and that software engineering roles were the most frequently applied roles.

     

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  •  Goldman Sachs recruits Fiona Carter as bank's first CMO!

    Goldman Sachs recruits Fiona Carter as bank's first CMO!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2020

    In an internal memo by Goldman Sachs to its employees, it was stated that the bank has recruited the outgoing AT&T chief brand officer Fiona Carter as the bank’s first chief marketing officer. Fiona Carter would join the bank as a partner of 1 September 2020 and would report to chief operating officer John Waldron. According to the memo, Fiona Carter would lead Goldman Sachs’ brand marketing, content, and digital strategy globally.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • California seeks employee status for Uber, Lyft drivers!

    California seeks employee status for Uber, Lyft drivers!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2020

    In a recent development, California plans to ask a state court judge to enforce Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to categories their ride-hail drivers as employees instead of contractors. The move will intensify the tension over the new law concerning gig workers. The move comes after the shares of both the companies fell about 8%. The matter has been set for 6 August 2020.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • HR leaders urge organizations to urge address racism!

    HR leaders urge organizations to urge address racism!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2020

    The recent development in the nationwide protests against systemic racism, HR leaders worldwide had urged organizations on how to respond to the protests against the racism for greater employer accountability. In a recent statement, dated 4 June 2020, issued by one of the reputed HR institute – Society for Human Resource Management –  had condemned the recent killing of George Floyd’s killing and showed their support with the Black community.

     

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  • Canada's WestJet to slash 3,300 jobs pandemic hits air travel demands!

    Canada's WestJet to slash 3,300 jobs pandemic hits air travel demands!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2020

    According to the statement issued by chief executive officer Ed Sims, Canadian carrier WestJet would sack about 3,300 employees. The move aims to save costs amid the economic downturn that had emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and had severely hampered air travel. The statement also stated that the carrier plans to outsource operations in all domestic airports except Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Microsoft sets a diversity goal to address racial discrimination internally!

    Microsoft sets a diversity goal to address racial discrimination internally!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2020

    In another development related to the public protests over police brutality against African Americans in the United States, Microsoft Corp on 23 June 2020 Tuesday announced its five-year diversity goal to address racial inequality at its offices. The company also talked about adding another $150 million in diversity and inclusion investment to increase the number of African-American people managers, senior individual contributors, and senior leaders in the US by 2025.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Google plans to launch internal anti-racism programs by 2021!

    Google plans to launch internal anti-racism programs by 2021!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2020

    According to a statement issued by Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, Google is planning to create a ‘range of anti-racism educational programs’ for its employees. The move is a part of a set of initiatives that Google aims for while creating racial equity and inclusion revealed Mr. Pichai in the statement dated 17 June 2020. According to the statement, the training would be launched by early 2021 and would cover systemic racism and racial consciousness.

     

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  • US President suspends H-1B visas for 2020!

    US President suspends H-1B visas for 2020!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2020

    The recent executive order by the Trump administration announced a temporary suspension of H-1B visas through 31 December 2020. The move is a bid to prioritize the employment of US workers. The statement also stated that in addition to visas for workers with specialized education, the suspension would also apply to visas for seasonal workers, intracompany transfers, exchange visitor visas, and au pairs, among others.

     

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