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Microsoft in China – To cut 9,000 Nokia jobs

Microsoft Corp. plans to shut two mobile-handset manufacturing plants in China formerly run by Nokia Corp., cutting about 9,000 jobs in total, various reports said Thursday. Microsoft, which bought Nokia’s handset business last April, scheduled the closure of the plants — located in Beijing and the southeastern city of Dongguan — earlier this month and … Continue reading

Total – To cut 2,000 jobs

Total SA on Thursday became the latest casualty of the oil-price swoon, reporting a $5.66 billion net loss for the latest financial quarter and promising to shed billions more in cost savings, including 2,000 layoffs by 2017. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at France’s Total Plans to Cut Jobs, Sell Assets After … Continue reading

SocGen in Russia – To cut 1,500 jobs

Societe Generale SA plans to eliminate about 1,500 jobs in Russia this year as the country’s economic contraction squeezes profitability, according to a person with direct knowledge of the discussions.  Societe Generale cut about the same numbers of positions in Russia in 2014, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter … Continue reading

Yahoo – To cut 100 to 200 jobs, mostly in Canada

Yahoo Inc. is cutting between 100 and 200 employees, mostly in Canada, according to a person familiar with the matter, as Chief Executive Marissa Mayer works to reduce costs at the Internet company. The layoffs, focused on employees in the company’s Canadian offices, would affect roughly 1% of Yahoo’s world-wide staff of 12,500, this person … Continue reading

People with Disabilities in US – Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting: A guide for employers

This resource guide identifies relevant federal and federally funded resources for employers looking to recruit, hire, retain, and promote people with disabilities. It is designed to answer common questions raised by employers and to identify relevant resources for employers who want additional information on specific topics. The goal of this guide is to help employers … Continue reading

Advanced industries in US – 12.3 million workers, 9 percent of total U.S. employment

Advanced industries represent a sizable economic anchor for the U.S. economy and have led the post-recession employment recovery Modest in size, the sector packs a massive economic punch: As an employer and source of economic activity the advanced industry sector plays a major role in the U.S. economy. as of 2013, the nation’s 50 advanced industries … 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

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

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

Automotive Jobs in Canada – Since 2001, more than 53,000 jobs have been lost

The automotive industry’s contributions to the Canadian economy have declined significantly compared to the years between the late 1990s and mid-2000s when automotive manufacturing accounted for eleven per cent of total manufacturing GDP (Sweeney, 2013). While employment in the automotive industry has decreased since 2000, and production capacity in several segments has declined, the industry … 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 – All laid off at Sports Illustrated

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

Biggest-Ever Corporate Layoffs at IBM – To Cut more than 111,000 Jobs

IBM is set to announce the largest round of corporate layoffs in history, culling 26 percent of its worldwide staff, or more than 111,000 people, beginning as early as this week, according to a report. The cuts are part of a reorganisation plan called “Project Chrome” that has been rumoured for several weeks, and which … Continue reading

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