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US – Government workers are less likely to be displaced CATO finds

This paper examines the extent to which public-sector employment has been relatively recessionproof in the past, whether previous patterns with respect to job displacement held during the Great Recession, and whether the experiences of federal, state, and local government workers have been similar…   We use a sample of over 800,000 workers taken from the … Continue reading

Unemployment in Germany in January 2015 – At Record Low

Germany’s unemployment rate declined to a record low at the start of the year, reflecting an improvement in the labor market after the euro area’s biggest economy expanded the most in three years during 2014. The jobless rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 6.5 percent in January from a revised 6.6 percent in December, the … Continue reading

Tesco – UK’s biggest retailer to cut thousands jobs

Tesco has begun a cull of head office staff that is expected to involve thousands of job losses as its new chief executive slashes costs and strives to reinvigorate the UK’s biggest retailer.  Sky News has learned that the company has in recent days begun informing senior staff of changes to the structure of its … Continue reading

Sears and Target Employees Losing Their Jobs in Canada – A discount and the promise of local job fairs

Sears Canada has followed through on a promise to begin meeting with some of the workers who are losing their jobs at Target Canada. Chief executive Ronald Boire says about 140 Target employees were bused to its Sears headquarters in Toronto last week, part of a nationwide effort to network with potential candidates. “We felt … Continue reading

Oil Prices – Dampening the recruitment activity but hiring has not stopped

The recent decline in oil prices has led to a “softening” of recruitment in the region’s oil and gas sector, but there are still employment opportunities available in the UAE for those seeking new positions, experts told Gulf News.  Overall, demand for new employees is still on the rise in the UAE, with nine out … Continue reading

Canada – Revisions show bigger job losses in December

Statistics Canada on Wednesday revised its December employment data to show a bigger loss of 11,300 jobs from a previously reported decline of 4,300, with a gain in full-time positions cut to 35,000 from 53,500.  Part-time job losses improved to 46,300 from a loss of 57,700 that was previously reported Jan. 9. The national unemployment … Continue reading

Lowe’s Canada – To Hire 2,000 seasonal employees

Lowe’s Canada announced today it plans to hire approximately 2,000 seasonal employees at its stores across Canada to support its spring and summer seasons. The company will also host its first ever National Hiring Day on Saturday March 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time in each city) at all 37 Lowe’s locations … Continue reading

Immigrant Women’s Labour Market Activity in Canada – The enduring influence of source-country gender-role attitudes

Previous studies have found a strong association between source-country female labour force participation rates and immigrant women’s labour force participation in the host country. This relationship is interpreted as the enduring influence of source-country gender-role attitudes on immigrant women’s labour market activity. However, the assumption that source-country female labour force participation levels closely capture cultural … Continue reading

The Euro in Southern Europe – Human sacrifice to save the political project Nigel Farage says

One thing I know for certain is that this year the EU elite will go on forcing the peoples of  southern Europe to suffer in the name of the euro. No matter how much the Greeks, Italians, Portuguese, Spanish and French suffer, the elite in Brussels, Frankfurt and Berlin will go on telling them that … Continue reading

Sony Mobile – To cut 1,000 jobs

Sony Corp plans to cut another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone division, mainly in Europe and China, the Nikkei business daily reported.  The cuts are in addition to the 1,000 jobs Sony said it would eliminate in its mobile unit in October, the Nikkei said. Overall, Sony’s mobile division workforce will shrink by about 30 … Continue reading

The Sharing Economy – The dark side of the jobs

It’s true that, in many ways, sharing-economy jobs can offer more autonomy than traditional employer-employee relationships. But there’s a dark side to these work arrangements that gets considerably less press: the shifting of risk off corporate balance sheets and onto the shoulders of individual Americans, who may not even realize what kinds of liabilities they’re … Continue reading

Tim Hortons – Planning ‘significant’ layoffs

Tim Hortons is set to lay off a “significant” number of employees of its head and regional offices next week, according to sources.  The layoffs, anticipated to some degree since Burger King finalized its merger with the country’s biggest coffee and baked good chain last month, could come as early as Tuesday, sources familiar with … Continue reading

IBM dismisses report of massive layoffs

IBM dismissed on Monday a Forbes magazine report claiming the technology firm is preparing to cut about 26% of its workforce, which would represent its biggest-ever layoffs. via IBM dismisses Forbes report of massive layoffs | News | Tech | Toronto Sun. Related Post Biggest-Ever Corporate Layoffs at IBM – To Cut more than 111,000 Jobs … Continue reading

Deere – To cut more than 900 jobs

Deere & Co (DE.N), the world’s largest maker of farm equipment, will lay off more than 900 employees at plants in Iowa and Illinois in the latest round of job cuts spurred by a decline in grain prices that is hurting demand for agricultural machinery.  The layoffs, which represent about 3 percent of Deere’s workforce … Continue reading

Photographers – Sports Illustrated laid off all

Can news organizations survive without photographers on staff? That question jolted the media world Friday after Sports Illustrated laid off its entire roster. Photographers haven’t been hit with a layoff of that scale since The Chicago Sun-Times cut its entire 28-person photo staff in 2013. The newspaper said it would use freelance photographers and ask … Continue reading

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