Human Resources

Detroit Holds Ex-Cons-Only Jobs Fair

Greg Wilson NBC Chicago 16.10.2011
Detroit Holds Ex-Cons-Only Jobs Fair

The city of Detroit has high unemployment, and no one has a tougher time finding work than an ex-con.

U.S. Decries Salaries, Staffing in New UN Budget

Bill Varner and Flavia Krause-Jackson 30.09.2011
U.S. Decries Salaries, Staffing in New UN Budget

The Obama administration told the United Nations that too few of its 10,307 workers are being cut and average salaries, currently $119,000 a year, have risen “dramatically.”

Asia drawing more Americans seeking career opportunities

For years, foreigners have come to Asia for adventure and career development as its economies have developed at a breakneck speed. But this trend is accelerating after the recession as booming Asian nations provide jobs and other business opportun...

Employees Bid Farewell to Corporate America

Elizabeth Alterman CNBC 16.08.2011

With the U.S. unemployment rate at 9.1 percent as of July 31 and a fragile economic recovery underway, many workers feel they are left with no choice but to take their careers into their own hands.

Job cuts at major banks intensify: IFR

Gareth Gore Reuters 05.07.2011
Job cuts at major banks intensify: IFR

Hundreds of bankers will lose their jobs over coming weeks, victims of what senior bosses say is likely to be an industry-wide culling of staff in response to a sharp downturn in demand for trading and investment banking services.

Saudi King Bans Men From Selling Lingerie

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah decreed that only women would be allowed to work in the kingdom's lingerie shops, the official SPA news agency reported Monday.

U.S. sues Starbucks for firing dwarf from barista job

The U.S. government is suing Starbucks Coffee Company for firing a barista in El Paso because she is a dwarf.

HSBC to Hire More Than 2000 in Singapore, China

CHESTER YUNG The Wall Street Journal 17.05.2011
HSBC to Hire More Than 2000 in Singapore, China

HSBC Holdings PLC said Tuesday it plans to hire at least 2,000 people in mainland China and Singapore over the next five years, as the U.K. banking giant continues its push to capture wealth in the Asia Pacific region, the fastest-growing part of ...

Thousands March in Hong Kong on Labor Day for Pay, Benefits

Thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong, demanding legislation to standardize work hours, overtime pay and an annual review of statutory minimum wage.

Hong Kong jobless rate falls to three-year low of 3.4 per cent

Hong Kong's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in almost three years with 3.4 per cent of the city's working population jobless, government figures showed Tuesday.

Hong Kong bankers unhappy despite bigger bonuses

Nick Ferguson FinanceAsia 23.03.2011
Hong Kong bankers unhappy despite bigger bonuses

Bankers in Hong Kong earned 25% bigger bonuses for 2010, but one-in-three say they are dissatisfied with their deal and almost half are planning to leave this year, according to a global bonus survey by eFinancial Careers.

Hillary Clinton pushes for jobs, reform in transitioning Tunisia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Thursday to help Tunisia create jobs and undertake reforms to keep the momentum behind the revolution that overthrew its president two months ago.

Google Gets 75,000 Job Applications in One Week, Topping Record Set in '07

Google Inc., the world’s biggest Internet-search service, received more than 75,000 job applications worldwide last week, setting a record for the company as it embarks on a hiring spree.

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.