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US Job Report for July 2014 – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 and UR little changed at 6.2 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, retail trade, and construction. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate (6.2 percent) and the number of unemployed persons … Continue reading

Bombardier – More job cuts planned

Canada’s Bombardier Inc plans to cut more jobs and halt new hiring to help save costs, it said on Thursday, and added that commercial talks for a Russian assembly plant are ongoing despite sanctions. Bombardier, which manufactures planes and trains, also sought to allay worries about the pace of its cash burn after posting higher … Continue reading

Philippines – 1.65 million more employed in April from a year ago

From 37.01 million in April 2013, the number of employed Filipinos rose to 38.66 million during the same period this year, or an increase of 1.65 million jobs nationwide.  This was reported on Wednesday by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, citing the April 2014 Labor Force Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Barring any major … Continue reading

Amgen (Biotechnology) – To cut between 2,400 and 2,900 jobs

Biotechnology company Amgen (IW 600/67) announced Tuesday that it will cut between 2,400 and 2,900 jobs and shutter two facilities in the United States in a reorganization to save money. Amgen (AMGN) plans to close facilities in Washington and Colorado as it cuts 12% to 15% of its workforce, with most of the job losses … Continue reading

Announced Job Cuts in IT – Up 68 percent in the irst half of 2014, without counting those by Microsoft

Even before Microsoft announced plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000, a new report shows that job cuts in the technology sector were well ahead of last year’s pace. Through the first half of 2014, employers in the technology sector announced plans to cut payrolls by 48,402, 68 percent more than the 28,883 announced layoffs … Continue reading

India – Proposition of a textile policy to create 35 million more jobs

An expert panel constituted by the government on Monday submitted the draft of the new National Textiles Policy, which aims to achieve $300 billion exports by 2024-25, and creation of additional 35 million jobs by attracting investments. The blueprint termed as the draft ‘Vision, Strategy and Action Plan’ to revitalize the textiles and apparel industry … Continue reading

Bombardier – 1,800 jobs to be cut

Bombardier Aerospace president and CEO Guy Hachey is retiring after six years in the post amid a restructuring of its operations that will result in the layoff of 1,800 employees. The Montreal-based company (TSX:BBD.B) says its aerospace division will operate in three segments — business aircraft, commercial aircraft and aerostructures and engineering services — each … Continue reading

Ethiopia – Cheap labor and electricity attract investment

A combination of cheap labor and electricity and a government striving to attract foreign investmentmakes Ethiopia more attractive than many other African nations, said Deborah Brautigam, author of “The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa” and a professor of international development and comparative politics at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International … Continue reading

Allergan – To cut about 1,500 jobs

Allergan Inc., the maker of the wrinkle remover Botox, will cut 1,500 jobs and eliminate another 250 vacant positions as it tries to fend off a hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. The job cuts, representing 13 percent of Allergan’s global workforce, and further restructuring will lead to savings of about $475 million next … Continue reading

Microsoft – To cut 18,000 jobs at Nokia

Microsoft Corp will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year as it almost halves the size of its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to transform into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company. The larger-than-expected cuts, announced on Thursday, are the deepest in the company’s 39-year history and … Continue reading

Bosch in Belgium – To cut 400 jobs

German industrial group Bosch will cut up to 400 jobs, or about a third of the workforce at a windscreen wiper factory in Tienen, Belgium, the company said on Thursday. The cuts, which will be implemented by 2020, were a result of increased competition and the aim of making the production process more efficient through … Continue reading

BHP Billiton – The worlds largest miner cuts 500 jobs, and more to come

The worlds largest miner, BHP Billiton, has cut 500 Australian jobs out of its iron ore business.The jobs have gone in the last month, many more are expected and are linked to an ongoing review of the business by management consultants McKinsey & Company.The cuts come with the iron ore spot price having plunged more … Continue reading

Avon – To cut about 600 jobs

Cosmetics maker Avon Products Inc said it would cut about 600 jobs, including in its North America unit, as the company struggles to return to profit. The direct seller of cosmetics, which has posted losses in five of the past six quarters, had about 36,700 employees, including 4,300 in the United States, at the end … Continue reading

Foxconn in India – Layoffs announced

Foxconn India announced to its employees that it is “considering layoffs/retrenchment”, just two days after the company offered a voluntary retirement scheme VRS that would be valid till June 20.  ET had written about the companys VRS plans on June 3, 2014, and this is the first time Foxconn is making it official. The company … Continue reading

Foreign-Owned Establishments in US Metro Areas – They employ some 5.6 million

Foreign-owned U.S. affiliates directly employ some 5.6 million workers spread across every sector of the economy. The number and share of U.S. workers employed in FOEs increased steadily through the 1990s before peaking in 2000 and then stagnating. The nation’s largest metro areas contain nearly three-quarters of all jobs in FOEs. Fully 74 percent of … Continue reading

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