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Vocational education and training has been neglected OECD says

“Vocational education and training has been neglected. If “strong vocational programmes increase competitiveness”, “many programmes fail to meet labour market needs” writes the OECD in LEARNING FOR JOBS: SUMMARY AND POLICY MESSAGES. The OCDE review “aims to bridge the gap between learning and jobs, by exploring how to make initial vocational education and training for … Continue reading

Texas – Largely responsible for net job increase since 2007 AEI finds

It’s a pretty impressive story of how job creation in just one state – Texas – has made such a significant contribution to the 1.169 million net increase in total US employment (+1,444,290 Texas jobs minus the 275,290 non-Texas job loss) in the seven year period between the start of the Great Recession in December … Continue reading

Citigroup (CitiMortgage ) / Cutting 1,000 jobs in Nevada and Texas

Citigroup Inc. says it is slashing about 1,000 jobs in Nevada and Texas, citing decreased demand for home loans and mortgage refinancing Continue reading

Texas / To Drug Test Some Unemployment Applicants

With Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s signature Friday, a bill that would require some people seeking unemployment assistance in Texas to undergo drug tests has become law. But critics say it is a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. Perry signed into law Senate Bill 21, which will require applicants trying to find work in occupations where … Continue reading

OneWest / To lay off 725 in Austin

Pasadena, California-based OneWest Bank will lay off 725 workers in Austin, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act filing with the Texas Workforce Commission. The layoffs will take place through August 31, 2013, and will affect mostly call center workers. The move is the second-largest layoff in Texas this year, according to the … Continue reading

Texas / Drug testing for unemployment passes

A bill that would allow the state to drug screen unemployment applicants has passed the Texas House. Rep. Brandon Creighton presented the measure to the House Tuesday night The law would require state officials to screen applicants to see whether they might abuse drugs. Only if there is reasonable suspicion could the Texas Workforce Commission … Continue reading

Texas / Amazon.com hiring 1,000

Amazon.com Inc. (US:amzn) said Wednesday it’ll hire 1,000 workers as part of its plan to open three new fulfillment centers in Texas. The sites will be in the cities of Coppell, Haslet and Schertz. Amazon.com shares jumped 8.5% after the onlnie retailer reported weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter sales but strong operating profit. Choosen excerpts by Job Market … Continue reading

Texas / Pharr call center to add 1,000 jobs

Convergys plans to hire 1,000 new full-time customer service representatives at its Pharr call center, nearly quadrupling the number of employees there. The call center company, which fields customer service calls for clients including DirecTV, Macy’s and Cigna, a health insurance company, will host a job fair Tuesday for the positions. About 350 employees now … Continue reading

Texas / Half a million jobs added by oil and gas boom

Texas has gained more than 576,000 jobs from the ongoing U.S. oil and natural gas boom, far more than any other state, the IHS CERA analysis group reported Wednesday. The estimate includes both direct hires by oil and gas companies and other jobs in manufacturing and services that contribute to the boom or benefit from … Continue reading

Siemens – More Than 150 North Texas Jobs Cut

Siemens Industry, Inc has announced that it is preparing to layoff more than 150 employees in the North Texas area. A spokesperson for Siemens said North Texas employees were notified Thursday that layoffs will take place until the end of 2013. About 160 full-time employees are expected to be affected. All layoffs will take place … Continue reading

OECD | Vocational Education and Training : Strengths, Challenges and Recommendation: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, China , Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (South Carolina and Texas)

The OECD publishes a series of summary sheets on education and training (VET) in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile (also in Spanish), China (also in Chinese) , Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (South Carolina and Texas). Each of them deals with strengths, challenges and advances recommendations. Australia … Continue reading

JCPenney to cut 900 jobs

J.C. Penney Co Inc said on Thursday that it will cut about 900 jobs, including roughly 600 at its headquarters, as it trims costs and tries to start running its 110-year-old business more like a nimble start-up. The Plano, Texas-based retailer, which has already overhauled its pricing strategy under new chief executive Ron Johnson, said … Continue reading

Northrop Grumman plans layoffs – San Antonio Business Journal

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc.    plans to layoff 32 employees in San Antonio, according to a WARN letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission. The affected employees work on the Access Control Program in a facility at 7700 Potranco Road on the city’s Northwest Side… via Northrop Grumman plans layoffs – San Antonio Business … Continue reading

The best cities for job hunting – Ask Annie – Fortune Management

Because they include calculations of the number of help-wanted listings relative to population, the rankings give an idea of how hard (or easy) it is to find a management job in each place. According to the January 2012 report, the top 10 metro areas for job-hunting managers are: 1) Washington, D.C. 2) Boston 3) San … Continue reading

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