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    Sun Microsystems to Cut Up to 6,000 Workers

    Sun Microsystems to Cut Up to 6,000 Workers
    Sun Microsystems Inc. says it will cut up to 6,000 of its workers, or 18 percent of its global staff. Sun also says its software chief, Rich Green, has resigned. The company has fallen into a deep slump as sales of its high-end servers have collapsed. [widget:newsarticlehr] The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said Friday the job cuts will include between 5,000 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The New Flextime: Summers Off?

    The New Flextime: Summers Off?
    I am deep in a fantasy. It is a new kind of fantasy for me, having nothing to do with the obtaining of something Marc Jacobs or the receiving of a free night’s stay (room service included) at the Four Seasons. No, this fantasy is of an entirely different order. It involves the new currency in the workplace. The cushiest and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    U.S. Employers Shed 51,000 Jobs in July

    U.S. Employers Shed 51,000 Jobs in July
    Unemployment continued its long climb in July, and employers slashed jobs for the seventh straight month, as the labor market continued a slow but steady deterioration that is walloping American workers. The unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in July, the Labor Department said today, up from 5.5 percent in June and 4.7 percent a year earlier. Employers cut 51,000 positions from ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Payrolls Drop by Most in 5 Yrs; More Pain Ahead

    Payrolls Drop by Most in 5 Yrs; More Pain Ahead
    THE LATEST: Employers slashed 159,000 jobs in September, the most in more than five years and the ninth month in a row of nationwide job losses. So far this year, the economy has lost a staggering 760,000 jobs. [widget:newsarticlegeneral] WHAT IT MEANS: With jobs harder to come by and the growth in workers' wages slowing, consumers are expected to hunker ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Stop Thief! Software Lets Stolen Laptops Speak Up

    Stop Thief! Software Lets Stolen Laptops Speak Up
    Stolen laptop? Now you can tell those thieves exactly what you think of them. Front Door Software's Retriever program displays your contact information as your computer boots up. There's even space for a plea to a Good Samaritan — "$50 for my safe return," maybe. In most cases, that's enough to help an honest person return the machine, said Carrie Hafeman, ...
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    Time to Stand Up and Be Counted

    Time to Stand Up and Be Counted
    If the predicted recession becomes a reality, the HR function needs to be seen as an integral part of the business. Otherwise team members could be the first to go. Nicola Harrison reports A lot can happen in 15 years. Since the last recession, the HR function has evolved from an administrative payroll and personnel position, to one of vital strategic ...
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    Majority of Workers Changing Daily Habits to Endure Economic Downturn

    Majority of Workers Changing Daily Habits to Endure Economic Downturn
    According to Vault.com’s (www.vault.com) “Workday Cutbacks” survey, 80% of employees are changing their workday food and drink habits in the face of the current economic crisis. Large numbers are cutting back when it comes to daily expenditures and also weighing more considerable changes in order to save money. “Regardless of their industry or career path, American workers are clearly reacting to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Mexican Worker Sew His Lips to Demand Promotion

    A Mexican state water company worker has sewn his lips together to draw attention to his five-year fight to get a promotion. The man used a needle and thread to put five stitches through his lips in front of the water company headquarters in the eastern city of Veracruz. He handed a statement to reporters on Monday saying he has pleaded ...
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    Google Algorithm Can Tell if You're About to Quit

    Google Algorithm Can Tell if You're About to Quit
    'New algorithm can help Google answer complex staffing questions and identify employees most likely to quit.' - Google is the cream of the internet search and advertising crop and got to its top spot on the backs of a large group of dedicated and talented employees. Some of the very same employees that helped Google get where it is today are ...
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    The Economy's Upside Surprise

    The Economy's Upside Surprise
    For the U.S. economy, the surprises keep coming. One day after the release of a report that showed an unexpected surge in orders for durable manufactured goods in July (BusinessWeek.com, 8/27/08), another government report showed a much larger-than-expected jump in second-quarter gross domestic product. But economists aren't ready to start uncorking the champagne just yet: Another report released on Aug. 28 ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The 40-Plus Career Reinvention Checklist

    The 40-Plus Career Reinvention Checklist
    As a job applicant over 40 who is making his/her way through the world of work in an uncertain time, are you portraying yourself as the truly confident, capable person you are? Whether you’re trying to land a job, advance your career or hold onto the position you have right now, you need to be sure you’re presenting the best you ...
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    President Wants to Speed Up Recovery

    President Wants to Speed Up Recovery
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid rising public impatience with an economy now under his watch, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said his administration needs to push money out faster to initiate a recovery and conceded that unemployment would rise above 10 percent. "People are going through a very tough time right now," Obama said at a White House news conference. "And I ...
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    NASCAR Sued For $225 Million Over Harassment Claims

    NASCAR Sued For $225 Million Over Harassment Claims
    As an aspiring racing official, Mauricia Grant had grown used to working in a man’s world. When she finally made it into NASCAR, Grant was appalled at the way she says she was treated beginning from her first day on the job until her firing last October. Now she’s suing NASCAR for $225 million, alleging racial and sexual discrimination, sexual harassment ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Human Resource Executive Magazine Names HireRight Enterprise 2008 Top HR Product of the Year

    HireRight, a leader in on-demand employment background and drug screening, today announced that HireRight Enterprise™, a screening management solution designed specifically for the needs of large organizations, has been named one of the 2008 Top HR Products of the Year by Human Resource Executive® magazine. Selected from a record number of entries, HireRight Enterprise was chosen after thorough evaluation by the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Will a Promotion Price Me Out of Future Jobs?

    Will a Promotion Price Me Out of Future Jobs?
    Dear Liz, I'm happy at my job (and face it, happy to have a job right now) as a technical writer for a software company. I've been offered a promotion to manager of the group at a nice salary bump. My only reservation about accepting the promotion is that I don't want to find myself out of a job at some ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Would Your Company Be Considered a Top Small Workplace?

    Would Your Company Be Considered a Top Small Workplace?
    Winning Workplaces and The Wall Street Journal are collaborating to identify exceptional small organizations – private, nonprofit or publicly held – in their third annual ranking of the Top Small Workplaces. They will be selecting small employers that foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity and innovation while also helping their employees grow personally and professionally, and providing them benefits that improve their ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    "Mail Goggles" Might Prevent E-Mail Regrets

    "Mail Goggles" Might Prevent E-Mail Regrets
    SEATTLE - Here's the scenario: It's Friday night, and what began as an innocent happy-hour margarita morphed into a few pitchers. After all, those tacos were salty. Bidding friends adieu, you jump in a cab, head home and decide a quick e-mail check is in order. And there it is: a message from your ex. Or your boss. Or that friend ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    McCain says Obama Policies are Bad for Business

     McCain says Obama Policies are Bad for Business
    WASHINGTON - John McCain said Democratic rival Barack Obama is bad for business in a speech to small business owners. McCain said Tuesday that Obama's policies would mean higher taxes and higher overhead costs. The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting also criticized Obama for pledging to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. McCain said small businesses make the economy run and that ...
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    Kicking the Crap Out of the Benefits World, One Test at a Time

    Kicking the Crap Out of the Benefits World, One Test at a Time
    I kicked the crap out of my first Certified Employee Benefits Specialist exam today. Group Health Plan Design: I OWN YOU. I own you so much that I can tell my readers: • It's generally thought of as a bad thing when people who actually need insurance sign up for it; so much so that this concept is referred to as ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Retiring in stages: Boomers get more options

    Retiring in stages: Boomers get more options
    Not ready to retire just yet? Consider asking your boss if you can work part-time or telecommute. A study released Wednesday by Hewitt Associates found 61 percent of U.S. companies have or will develop programs that let workers retire in stages. The programs are intended to hold onto the experience of baby boomers, and ease the difficulty of replacing their skills. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This

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