Tag: US

Claims for unemployment benefits drop drastically in the US

Never has the US witnessed such a dip in the number of applications for unemployment benefits since 1969. However, experts attribute this to seasonal factor...

Boeing to get its 1.25 lakh US employees vaccinated by December...

With many aviation companies making vaccination compulsory for their employees in the US, Boeing will also require its entire US workforce to get inoculated....

‘Get vaccinated by Dec. 8’: IBM tells US staff

The employees of IBM in the US have been directed to get themselves fully vaccinated by December 8. If they fail to do so,...

PwC makes WFH permanent for 40,000 employees

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the multinational professional services network of firms, has announced that it will have 40,000 employees from its US workforce working from home...

Amazon causes shortage of bus drivers in the US

A massive shortage of bus drivers is being seen in the states of New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania in the US. In fact, the...

Employment opportunities rise in the US

Job openings, which reflect the demand for labour, went up to over 10 million. Economists had predicted that employment opportunities would increase with over...

Pfizer asks staff to get vaccinated or get tested weekly

Pfizer, the US-based pharma company has asked all its US employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or be ready to get tested for the...

Many employers make vaccination mandatory for employees in the US

With cases of the Delta variant rising in the US, many employers are making it mandatory for their staff to get their shots. Some...

Unique job fair for hiring school bus drivers in Kansas

A unique job fair was organised by a bus company called First Student, in Kansas, US. The fair was aimed at recruiting drivers for...

Nestle Unit to hire 665 in Atlanta

Nestle’s recently-acquired meal-delivery service is launching a second distribution centre in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, in the US. The new centre, which cost a whopping...

Companies in the US seek vaccination details of staff

Ahead of implementing ‘return to office’, many organisations are updating their employee records with the vaccination status of the staff. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Remote job opps with global firms for Indian CAs

There was a time when owing to the high level of confidentiality involved in accounting firms, the very thought of shifting accounting work offshore...

Joblessness up in Japan, demand for jobless aid dips in US

Japan is facing a spike in unemployment rate with lesser jobs being available. From 2.6 per cent in March, the country’s jobless rate went...

Synechron to boost India operations, hire 2,000

Synechron, the digital transformation consulting firm, is all set to expand its India team by about 2,000 professionals. The objective is to give a...

Amazon to hire 75,000 workers across Canada and the US

On May 13, Amazon announced that it is going to hire around 75,000 workers across Canada and the US. The Company has also announced...

JP Morgan seeks 4,000 techies for India

JP Morgan, the American investment bank and financial services company, has revealed its intention to hire about 4,000 technology professionals, with experience, for its...

Subway hopes to hire 40,000 in May amidst growing sales

Subway is gearing to hire 40,000 in May across the US for various roles, from entry to managerial level. The surge in sales has...

Unemployment benefits in the US impediment to hiring?

The enhanced benefits that the US government is providing to the unemployed — an additional $300 a week — is actually making it difficult...

Gig workers may be better protected in the US now

The rule that would have facilitated classifying gig workers as independent contractors rather than employees may soon be on its way out, if the...

Apple to create 20,000 jobs in the US by 2026

Apple has revealed intentions to invest over $430 billion and create 20,000 new jobs in the US over the next five years. This will...

US job openings rate rises to 4.9%

The rate of job openings attained a record high level in February, which is a good sign for job seekers. The number of vacancies...

Infosys to hire 300 locals in Pennsylvania

Indian information technology multinational, Infosys, is expanding its Retirement Services Centre of Excellence in Pennsylvania, US. As part of the expansion process, it will...

42 lakh jobs in 12 countries: Skill Ministry

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has identified 42 lakh jobs, both blue- and grey –collar — about three lakh opportunities in...

Dip in weekly unemployment benefits claims in the US

However, the scenario does not look very bright if the period post outbreak of the coronavirus is considered. The Labour Department reveals that 8,47,000...

Unionisation costs staff their jobs

American grocery delivery and pick-up service, Instacart, has fired ten employees who voted in favour of a union. These employees had apparently tried to...

H-1B visa norms amended, priority for higher wages, skills

The US has amended the H-1B visa selection procedure of deserving candidates with priority being given to candidates who have higher wages and better...

MassMutual’s Hyderabad capability centre hiring actively

Mass Mutual, the US life insurance company, will invest Rs 1,000 crore on its first offshore global capability centre, in Hyderabad. The Company, based...

Amazon to spend $2 bn on economical housing in the US

For the next five years, Amazon is set to invest over $2 billion to build affordable housing in the US cities of Nashville and...

Cornell Johnson’s 2020 MBAs secure highest salaries despite pandemic

Cornell Johnson Graduate School for Management, is one of the top 25 schools in the US that reported salary and bonus growth despite the...

Workforce rehaul at Coca-Cola, 2,200 to be laid off globally

Coca-Cola Company, the American multinational beverage firm, is set to reduce its global workforce by 2,200. In the US itself, it will let go...

HGS to hire 3,200 by May 2021

Having bagged some great deals and with many more in the pipeline, Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS), which is a BPO under the Hinduja Group,...

Layoffs at ING, Nike & ESPN

Dutch bank, ING, will lay off 1000 employees by 2021 and shut its offices in South America and Asia. Nike also revealed its intention...

Bonuses for ByteDance employees in India, amidst pandemic and TikTok ban

Beijing-based Chinese internet technology company, ByteDance, has announced cash bonuses to all its eligible staff, which is good news for its 2,000 strong workforce...

US to spend $150 mn to train locals for H-1B jobs

Looks like the number of Indian tech experts and others who move to work in the US on H-1B visas will soon start dwindling....

Proposal to hike minimum wages of H-1B

The US Department of Labour has suggested increasing the minimum wages of H-1B visa holders. A proposal to this effect was submitted by the...

Infosys to step up local hiring in the US

Indian multinational information technology company, Infosys, will hire 12,000 workers in the US, locally, by 2022. By stepping up efforts in that direction, the...

Exemptions announced in H-1B and L-1 travel ban

Indian IT professionals and those working in the healthcare sector in the US will be relieved with the recent exemptions announced in H-1B and...

More changes in visa regime, bad news for Indians in US

If the revisions and suggestions proposed by the Department of Homeland Security in the US are implemented, Indians dreaming of working there may be...

US suspends foreign work visas, frees up 5 lakh jobs

By suspending foreign work visas till the end of 2020, the US has put Indian IT professionals at a disadvantage, even while freeing up...

AT&T to cut 3,400 technician and clerical jobs in the US

American multinational telecommunications company, AT&T is considering laying off more than 3,400 technicians and clerks in the US. The American wireless carrier has shared...

Willis Towers Watson faces lawsuits for misleading shareholders

The acquisition of Willis Towers Watson by Aon has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The former is facing a minimum of...

IBM cuts jobs across the US

International Business Machines (IBM) has reportedly laid off thousands of employees across the US, irrespective of age, tenure and seniority. While the exact number...

51,000 jobs lost in oil industry

March 2020 witnessed over 51,000 people losing their jobs in the auxiliary businesses associated with the oil industry, in the US, such as those...

H-1B visa extension allowed by US government

With countries sealing their borders and international flights being grounded, many professionals from other countries have been stuck in the US during the pandemic,...

Silicon Valley braces itself for post-lockdown situation

The hub of Indian entrepreneurship abroad, the Silicon Valley in the US, is bracing itself for a post-pandemic situation across the country. The number...

OYO: No job cuts in India, but furloughs in the US

OYO has officially announced that while the Company will go ahead with furloughs and temporary leaves in the US and some other markets, no...

US President urged to suspend H-1B visa programme for the year

US Tech Workers, an American body representing the technology workers of the country, has written to President Donald Trump to suspend H-1B visas for...

Only one Indian company in Top 20 Companies to Work for...

Only one Indian company features in this year’s top 20 places to work for in the US, and that is, the Indian multinational software...

Expanded UBIT law repealed in the US, big win for social-service...

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) won a massive victory when the US Congress repealed a section of a 2017 law that required...

Indian Gen Zs are keen on learning rather than stability at...

The employers of today are familiar with Gen Z— a generation born between 1996 and 2010. Though many of them are still aged around...

Reinventing tomorrow’s workplace

Years ago, I built a 24-foot-long table in my backyard as a gathering place for thoughtful dialogue with the eclectic group of friends, acquaintances,...

Google to not reopen offices on Jan 10, 2022

In view of the growing threat around the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, many major international conglomerates and organisations are rethinking their plans to reopen...

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Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal, to receive US$ 1 mn as annual salary

Parag Agrawal will succeed Jack Dorsey as CEO, Twitter. The IIT-Mumbai graduate, who had joined Twitter in 2011 and has been serving as chief...

Avendus appoints SBI Mutual Fund’s Kris Gomes as CLO

Avendus, the financial services firm, has roped in Kris Gomes as its new chief learning officer. In this new role, Gomes will be responsible...

Zappyhire raises Rs 3.71 Cr. in seed funding

Zappyhire, the intelligent recruitment platform that helps organisations screen, engage, and hire q beuality talent faster using artificial intelligence (AI), has managed to raise...

Shannon Leffler elevated to EVP – HR, GEODIS

GEODIS, the global transport and logistics company, has elevated Shannon Leffler to the position of executive vice president - human resources, Americas. She will...

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“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...

“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...