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Cloud computing: 14 million jobs by 2015?

smartplanet.com – I’m not Convinced Cloud computing is about efficiency. Cloud computing is about replacing thousands of underutilized server rooms and IT departments with shared facilities with higher utilization r…


NUJ to cut jobs | Media

guardian.co.uk – The National Union of Journalists is to cut jobs and reduce costs in order to stave off an impending financial crisis. The NUJ executive council said it had been forced to take the action to counte…


850 oil refinery jobs at risk – ITV News

itv.com – 850 jobs are at risk at an oil refinery that is set to close after administrators failed to find a buyer or the investment needed to keep it going. The Coryton plant in Essex supplies 20% of fuel i…


Minimum wage advocates renew NY push this week – WSJ.com

online.wsj.com – ALBANY, N.Y. — Advocates including the Occupy Albany movement and clergy pushing New York’s proposal to raise the minimum wage are gearing up for the final four weeks of the legislative session. Re…


Analysis – Canada’s jobs comeback? Too good to be true

uk.reuters.com – Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, p…


The jobless generation: Regional crisis in youth employment

english.alarabiya.net – The International Labor Organization is sounding the alarm about a global crisis in youth unemployment, which is worsening by the day. This crisis turns into a catastrophe in our region, which is a…


Veteran Central: A Career-Oriented Social Network for Vets

mashable.com – After spending nine years on tour with the Navy, Michael Barrett found that adjusting to civilian life — especially finding a stable and well-paying job — was a tough and arduous process. “It’s a d…


When You Have Gaps In Your Resume

biginterview.com – Having a gap in your resume — a period of time when you weren’t working, or weren’t working at anything that you want to include in your resume — is common these days. The current 9.1% unemployment…


What NOT to say to Recent Grads in a Job Interview

smartrecruiters.com – Graduation season is here! Bright eyed and fresh faced students leave the fuzzy comfort of academia for the harsh light of the real world. Soon, recent grads all around the world will be readying t…


Essential Job Interview Tips for your Civil Engineering Jobs

civilengineerdegree.com – Are you interested in working for a dream job of your civil engineering career? If yes, you should find your way to work hard for the job interview. There are a lot of things that you may need to p…


10 Reasons Why The U.S. Is Great – Business Insider

businessinsider.com – But when looking at the country’s global peers — especially in Europe — things start to look not just middling, but surprisingly robust.  Take the U.K., which is in substantially better shape than …


WTO’s Lamy urges China to free up services sector

reuters.com – Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, p…


Why a traditional CV isn’t always enough | Guardian careers

careers.guardian.co.uk – Although a traditional CV and cover letter combination is still the standard job application method, the growing popularity and clout of social networks has made a supplementary, online presence vi…


Spain runs out of money – Telegraph Blogs

blogs.telegraph.co.uk – El Mundo reports that the country can no longer resist the bond markets as 10-year yields flirt with 6.5pc again, and the spread over Bunds – or `prima de riesgo’ — hits a fresh record each day. Pr…


The Nation – Should age be a barrier to employment?

thenationonlineng.net – Applicants are confronted with obstacles, such as age and work experience, when searching for jobs. Labour leaders are seeking a waiver of some of the requirements to tackle unemployment, reports L…


Coming up, 100 more skill development centres

igovernment.in – Kolkata: The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will open 100 more training centres in the country. “Our target has been revised to 400,000 persons from 250,000 persons for the year 2012…


P & amp;W to lay off 200 in state? – Avionics Intelligence

avionics-intelligence.com – Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney announced Thursday that it is eliminating 200 salaried jobs in Connecticut and another 100 positions outside the state. The layoffs are effective immediately, and c…


Check integrity before you hire

azcentral.com – A father who had been laid off from his job had been watching expenses for months. He’d made a promise to his twin sons that he’d take them to a nearby amusement park to celebrate their tenth birth…


Eurozone woes drive youth to Australia | Connect Asia

radioaustralia.net.au – Government statistics show a jump in the number of Spanish, Italian and Greek students arriving to study English. Many of them hope that brushing up their language skills will give them an edge whe…


Heyday sheds 500 jobs in wake of Hastie collapse

smh.com.au – As many as 500 employees of NSW electrical contractor, the Heyday Group, are believed to be out of work following the collapse at the weekend of parent Hastie Group, making it the latest in a sprea…


Fears of mass job cuts at Hastie Group

news.com.au – UP to 2000 jobs in Victoria and New South Wales are at risk after engineering services company Hastie Group appointed voluntary administrators this morning. But it will be business as usual while r…


Sky News: News Ltd to cut 400 jobs – report

skynews.com.au – News Limited has declined comment on reports the media company is set to cut 400 jobs as it restructures its largely print-based publishing business and shifts its focus online. The reports come fr…


Africa needs programmes to boost youth employment – study

engineeringnews.co.za – Africans aged between 15 and 24 currently comprise 60% of the continent’s unemployed, with 22-million of those 40-million unemployed youths having abandoned the search for a job, the latest ‘Africa…


Analysis: With or without euro, Europe must raise its game

reuters.com – Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, p…


Why not work these jobs?

windsorstar.com – Almost 17,000 people in Windsor and the surrounding area don’t have a job. That’s 10.1 per cent of the workforce, the highest unemployment rate in Canada. When it comes to doling out the dole, Wind…


Defeated Tories land public jobs

vancouversun.com – About one in four defeated Conservative candidates in the 2011 election have received a taxpayer-funded federal job within the last year. An analysis by Postmedia News has found that 35 of the 141 …


RIM ‘could cut 6,000 jobs’ | Technology

guardian.co.uk – Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry phones, is preparing for a major restructuring that could cut up to 6,000 jobs from its worldwide workforce of 16,500. Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper …


Cyclical Unemployment vs. Structural Unemployment

ritholtz.com – Real Time Economics (WSJ Blog) – Structural Unemployment Would Affect Both Sides of Fed Mandate Over the past few months, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other Fed officials have wondered…


FactCheck: Is regulation to blame for unemployment?

blogs.channel4.com – “Many regulations, conceived in an era of full employment, are designed to make employment more attractive to potential employees…in today’s era of a lack of jobs those regulations simply exacerbat…


The Benefits Of A College Education

zerohedge.com – Depends on what your major is in college. Undergrad was Zoology. It was a “hard science”, but no jobs out there so…..on to grad school. MBA track that time, but it was 30+ years ago. I’ll never f…


Sustained unemployment rises  

ajc.com – Nearly six out of every 10 unemployed workers in Georgia have been out of work for more than six months — believed to be the highest rate of long-term joblessness since the Great Depression. Even w…


Bubble in Austerity Shows Europe Is Ignoring 1997- Bloomberg

mobile.bloomberg.com – As Greece burns, European officials fiddle and Asia braces for another global crisis, my thoughts are on Thailand. This summer marks the 15th anniversary of the baht devaluation that ignited one of…


N.S. employers experience skilled workers shortage

atlantic.ctv.ca – The federal government says changes to the Employment Insurance system are meant to encourage more Canadians to work but some employers say the real problem is that there aren’t enough skilled work…


Office workers flood market

news.com.au – SKILLS shortages in engineering and IT have been increasing while mid-level office workers are facing a tougher labour market, a survey has found. The Clarius Skills Index, which measures supply an…


Tough times ahead: News Ltd set to cut up to 400 jobs

smh.com.au – NEWS LTD is poised to announce major job cuts as it restructures its print publishing business to ensure its survival in a digital future. Up to 400 editorial jobs are set to go as part of a cost-c…



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