Tag: "jobs"

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Amazon's Camperforce Helps Keep Orders Flowing

Amazon’s Camperforce Helps Keep Orders Flowing

Campers help Amazon keep up with holiday rush Twinkling lights, ornament-strewn trees and bustling campgrounds. Those are signs of the Christmas season in this Kentucky town, where the Amazon.com distribution center recruits an armada of RV owners as seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders. They’re dubbed the “CamperForce” by the world’s largest online retailer. […]

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Technology Jobs – Reasons for Recent Big Layoffs

Technology Jobs – Reasons for Recent Big Layoffs

Uh oh, where did all the tech jobs go? (Infographic) Technology is hailed as a powerful engine of job creation, but things may not be as rosy as we like to think. Yes, it creates opportunities for new businesses and new roles across all sectors, but there is also evidence that tech destroys jobs, and is […]

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As IT jobs go Offshore, Talent should move to Big Data Analytics

As IT jobs go Offshore, Talent should move to Big Data Analytics

Offshoring Will Kill 1.5 Million IT Jobs by 2017 Approximately 1.5 million IT jobs will be eliminated by offshoring and productivity improvements, according to the Hackett Group. And those jobs are not coming back. Approximately 1.5 million IT jobs — about half of the number that existed in North America and Europe in 2002 — […]

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Employee Engagement Among The U.S. Working population

Employee Dissatisfaction and Engagement In The US – Report

Why most Americans hate their jobs (or are just ‘checked out’) A new Gallup survey on the state of the U.S. workforce doesn’t indicate a lot of happy desk campers On average, some 100 million Americans were employed full-time in 2010-2012 — and 70 million of them either hated their jobs or were simply “checked […]

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Mortgage Lending to Slow Further

Mortgage Lending To Slow Further

Wells Fargo cutting 2,300 mortgage jobs Wells Fargo & Co., the biggest U.S. home lender, will eliminate 2,300 jobs in mortgage production because demand for refinancings has slumped and probably will drop more as interest rates rise. In the Twin Cities, 161 employees will lose their jobs, according to Minnesota Public Radio News. Wells Fargo […]

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Recognition & Role Understanding Create Engagement – hotel employees

Recognition & Role Understanding Create Engagement – hotel employees

Engaged employees drive guest satisfaction Employees all want the same thing: engagement. If HR practitioners are able to foster that, improvements in guest satisfaction are sure to follow. All employees, regardless of where they work, want the same thing: They want to be cared about as individuals, as human beings. They want recognition. And they […]

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Offshoring Concerns

Offshoring Concerns

Could offshored jobs be coming home? The trend among insurance companies to offshore jobs has incensed the broking community and has left some questioning their relationships with those efficiency-driven businesses, but this fad could be much more short-lived than feared. The latest situation to rile the industry is QBE’s plan to create 700 roles in […]

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Offshoring – Pros & Cons

Offshoring – Pros & Cons

4 ways to prevent costly offshoring mistakes With the promise of getting a lot more done for less, off-shoring quickly became the latest craze. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, CEOs, CTOs and even CMOs thought that the answer was getting the job done — anywhere but here. Then, after attempting to ship overseas what was seemingly […]

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Young American Unemployment Risk

Young American Unemployment Risk

America’s 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth Young Americans today are confronted by an unemployment crisis unlike any we have seen in recent times. To say that these Americans are having a difficult time entering today’s labor market is an understatement. As recent reports have documented, the unemployment crisis facing young […]

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New York Call Center Offshoring Legislation

New York Call Center Offshoring Legislation – 11/5/12

CWA, Tkaczyk knock Amedore on call center offshoring Senate Democratic candidate Cecilia Tkaczyk rallied outside the local headquarters of Verizon (across from the Capitol) at noon Wednesday along with members of the Communications Workers of America, plus progressive advocates Karen Scharff of Citizen Action and Mike Kink of Strong Economy for All. All participants knocked […]

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Long-Term Unemployment Viewed By Hiring Companies As Worse Than A Criminal Record

Long Term Unemployment, Worse Than Criminal Record? 9-18-12

New Study: Long-Term Unemployment Viewed By Hiring Companies As Worse Than A Criminal Record A survey released today shows that people who have criminal records but are holding down a job have an easier time impressing hiring managers than do people who have been out of work for two years or more. The study is […]

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Verizon laying off nearly 950 Jobs – 7/3/12

Verizon laying off nearly 950 at Texas call center HOUSTON (AP) — Verizon Wireless has notified Texas employment officials that it plans to close a call center in Houston and cut nearly 950 jobs. Verizon filed a notice with the Texas Workforce Commission saying it had given 943 workers at the customer service call center […]

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Other of Interest 6/7/12

Other of Interest 6/7/12

Business Tips From College Dropouts: Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, Dell, Ellison, Branson and Disney According to a January 2012 Forbes article, nearly 16% of the 400 most affluent Americans do not have a college degree. When one considers the 400 richest people on the entire planet, the percentage of non-college graduates doubles. Shocking? Hardly. PayPal Co-founder […]