Human Resources

Gordon Brown to warn against global youth unemployment epidemic

Gordon Brown will warn on Thursday that the world faces youth unemployment of "epidemic proportions", as he urges joint action by the G20 group of developed and developing nations to tackle rising joblessness.

Pay offer ends threat of Christmas walkout by Hong Kong pilots

Hong Kong's biggest airline Cathay Pacific said Monday its pilot union had conditionally accepted a pay offer, ending the threat of a strike by cockpit crew over Christmas.

Delta Air Lines is Hiring 1,000 New Flight Attendants; More Than 100,000 Applied

Delta Air Lines is having what might possibly be the most-popular job search in a long time: More than 100,000 people have applied for just 1,000 openings as flight attendants.

Global employment crisis will stir social unrest, warns UN agency

Global employment will not recover to pre-crisis levels until 2015 if current policies are pursued, creating social tension, the International Labour Organisation has warned

Hong Kong workers mostly distracted by talkative colleagues

While employers might think personal email and Facebook sidetrack employees at work, Hong Kong workers disagree. A whopping 67 percent of local workers surveyed by recruitment firm Robert Walters indicate talkative colleagues are top distraction.

Denmark Starts to Trim Its Admired Safety Net

LIZ ALDERMAN The New York Times 17.08.2010
Denmark Starts to Trim Its Admired Safety Net

How long is too long to be paid to go without a job? As extended unemployment swells almost everywhere across the advanced industrial world, that question is turning into a lightning rod for governments.

Job recruitment changed by online networking

Eric Thomas 05.08.2010
Job recruitment changed by online networking

In a weak job market, keeping your resume up to date is more important than ever. But, that doesn't mean putting a fresh sheet of paper in your printer and sending out resumes by snail mail. Now, it pays to be an online socialite.

Cuba eyes more self-employment as massive layoffs loom

President Raul Castro expanded self-employment fields on Sunday, ahead of looming government plans to slash as many as one million jobs -- 20 percent of communist Cuba's work force -- from state payrolls.

Walmart CEO Earns Average Workers' Annual Salary -- in One Hour

By Ed Smith's math, the CEO of Walmart earns more in an hour than his employees will earn in a year. Smith, an alderman in Chicago, presented posters at a city council meeting showing that Walmart CEO Michael Duke's $35 million salary, when conver...

Foxconn gives China workers nearly 70 percent wage hike

Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn, hit by a series of suicides at its factories in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, said Monday it will hike wages for assembly line workers there by nearly 70 percent.

Foxconn lifting employees' wages in China by 20%

Faced with an escalating management crisis following a spate of worker suicides, iPhone maker Foxconn Technology Group will increase employees' wages at its China operations by 20%, according to media reports Friday.

Hong Kong's Unemployment Edges Lower In January-March Period

Chester Yung The Wall Street Journal 21.04.2010

Hong Kong's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2008 in the three months ended March due to a continued recovery in the local economy, and economists said the decline is likely to continue for the rest of this year.

HSBC Plans to Hire More Than 300 Workers in Hong Kong

Kelvin Wong and Sophie Leung BusinessWeek 21.04.2010
HSBC Plans to Hire More Than 300 Workers in Hong Kong

HSBC Holdings Plc plans to recruit more than 300 relationship managers and sales staff in Hong Kong as more affluent customers from mainland China seek to invest in or through the city.

Boeing issues 300 layoff notices

Dominic Gates The Seattle Times 17.04.2009

Boeing today will issue about 300 layoff notices companywide. About 120 of those will go to employees in the Puget Sound region, about 100 of them in the Commercial Airplanes division.


Internet giant Yahoo Inc. is planning a new round of job cuts that could affect several hundred employees, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Microsoft applies for fewer H-1B work visas

Benjamin J. Romano The Seattle Times 02.04.2009

With ongoing layoffs and hiring slowed across the economy, Microsoft this year is applying for "substantially fewer" of the controversial H-1B temporary work visas for specialty occupations and expects other tech employers to do likewise, a top ex...

Thai tourism industry to lay off 50,000 staff

CHADAMAS CHINMANEEVONG Bangkok Post 31.03.2009

Thailand's tourism industry will cut 50,000 jobs in the second half of this year, according to the Thai Hotels Association, which called on the government to solve the economic crisis and to end the ongoing political unrest which continue to hit t...


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Union members at Boeing Co.'s military aircraft plant in Kansas voted Thursday to reject a contract offer, but did not authorize a strike.

SAS announces massive overhaul after 4Q loss

SAS announces massive overhaul after 4Q loss

Scandinavian airline group SAS AB on Tuesday announced a massive overhaul of the company - a 40 percent cut in staff, divestments and a plan to raise 6 billion kronor ($720 million) from shareholders - after losses widened to 2.8 billion kronor in...

GM, Chrysler Look to Cut Workforce

Kendra Marr The Washington Post  03.02.2009
GM, Chrysler Look to Cut Workforce

Nearing a deadline to present viability plans to the Treasury Department, General Motors and Chrysler plan to offer a new round of incentives to encourage U.S. workers to give up their jobs in order to shrink labor costs, according to people famil...