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I segni distintivi di un imprenditore – Riconoscere lo spirito imprenditoriale Per avviare un’attività aziendale, e condurla al successo, occorre essere animati da un entusiasmo che non tutti posseggono. Come scoprire se si è dotati delle attitudini che servono per avviare un’azienda? Non v’è modo…

Canada | Federal Budget | Job cuts will be modest: Baird | Toronto Sun

Cuts to the public service will occur “overwhelmingly” by attrition — and not by deep cuts, Foreign Affairs Minister and Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird told the Sun on Tuesday. Trying to send a calming message to skittish civil servants, Baird said federal budget cuts will be “like nothing” that took place in the 1990s. … Continue reading

Does 275 webOS layoffs mark the end of HP tablets? | Techi.com

When Meg Whitman declared late last year that WebOS tablets would be made again in 2013, the concept was met with hope by developers… The releases occurred today, but it wasn’t what most expected. Rather than simply software people, many of the 275 employees released worked on the hardware… via Does 275 webOS layoffs mark … Continue reading

PepsiCo layoffs will hit Westchester harder; 145 jobs will be cut | LoHud.com

Westchester County will bear more than its share of PepsiCo’s latest cost-savings measures. While the Purchase-based global food and beverage giant trims 2 percent of its employees around the nation, the local workforce — about 3,000 people in the county — will be cut by almost 5 percent, a company spokesman said. PepsiCo expects to … Continue reading

RSM to cut 300 jobs and close offices | Manchester Evening News – menmedia.co.uk

Accountants and business advisers RSM Tenon has signalled hefty job cuts and a series of office closures as it seeks to slash costs and return to profit. The firm, which employs more than 500 staff in the north west across offices in Manchester, Bolton, Rochdale, Chorley and Preston, aims to reduce its workforce of just … Continue reading

Blizzard Entertainment cuts global workforce by 600 jobs after review of business operations – The Washington Post

Blizzard Entertainment says it’s cutting about 600 jobs. The Irvine, Calif., company, which makes the popular “World of Warcraft” games, says that only about 10 percent of the cuts will involve jobs related to game development. Blizzard, which is part of Activision Blizzard Inc., says the decision to cut jobs was made after a review … Continue reading

India | Social services sector hires most in 2011

Hiring activities in the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector have increased over 60 per cent in 2011 compared to 2010, even as they have come under the government scanner for pushing alien agendas in the country. Overall hiring activities in the social sector, which includes NGOs, sustainability arm of big corporates and micro finance companies, increased … Continue reading

Factory, income data support growth outlook | Reuters

The economy grew slightly faster than initially thought in the fourth quarter and a gauge of factory activity in the Midwest hit a 10 month-high in February, pointing to underlying strength in the economy. Gross domestic product expanded at a 3 percent annual rate, the quickest pace since the second quarter of 2010, the Commerce … Continue reading

Where To Find a Blue-Collar or a Service Job in 2020 – Richard Florida – The Atlantic Cities

The United States is on track to generate 20 million jobs between 2010-2020, according to the latest projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But job creation will vary widely by type of job and also by metro region. The nation is projected to generate 7 million new high-wage, high-skill jobs for professional, technical, and … Continue reading

PolitiFact Georgia | Gingrich: Main reason for unemployment decline is shrinking workforce

A visit to the Atlanta-based Neal Boortz radio show gave Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich a chance to partake in three of his favorite pastimes with a single sentence. The former U.S. House speaker railed against President Barack Obama. He took a swing at the media. He tackled the economy, which some see as the … Continue reading

The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being | Pew Social & Demographic Trends

Households headed by older adults have made dramatic gains relative to those headed by younger adults in their economic well-being over the past quarter of a century, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of a wide array of government data. In 2009, households headed by adults ages 65 and older possessed 42% more … Continue reading

Now, permanent settlement in UK gets tougher – IBNLive

For the first time, Britain is breaking the link between the number of years a migrant spends in the country and permanent settlement, by introducing a 35,000-pound annual salary threshold for those seeking to avail the privilege, a move that is likely to affect Indians. Until now, permanent settlement was automatic: if a migrant spends … Continue reading

Canadian Census Sheds Light on Immigration Success

The most recent Canadian census, published in May 2011, has revealed new information about emerging population trends throughout the country, and how immigration has responded to and shaped these trends. In the past 5 years Canada has welcomed 1,863,791 new permanent and temporary residents. Between 2006 and 2011, the country saw a 5.6% population increase … Continue reading

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