Tag: US

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...

No work ban for spouses of H-1B visa holders for the...

Bringing much relief to Indians in the US, a US court has decided not to reverse the 2015 rule that allows spouses and relatives...

Wipro creates hundreds of jobs in the US

Indian multinational informational technology company, Wipro, will soon be offering about 200 jobs in the Richmond area, where it has now set up an...

Why indian Gen X are not slackers

Being the youngest of three boys and 11 years younger to my eldest brother, clearly my parents planned to have a third child very...

Huawei expected to lay off hundreds of employees in the...

Chinese multinational technology company, Huawei Technologies, plans to cut jobs extensively in the US as it has been struggling to handle business following its...

Green card norms to be overhauled, preference to foreigners based on...

The US President is expected to propose a new immigration system, which will give preference to foreigners based on merit, unlike the current system...

Unemployment in the US dips to 3.6%, lowest in 50 years

According to the US Bureau of Statistics’ (BLS) monthly jobs report, the US gained 263,000 nonfarm jobs in April. This indicates a 67,000 increase...

Microlearning – A saviour in times of skilling urgency

In today’s era of digitalisation, improving existing skills and developing new ones is an urgent and pressing need, especially when the impact of skills...

Understanding thoughts as energy

The Law of conservation of energy states that – “Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, but it can be transformed from one...

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Shailesh Jejurikar will take charge as global COO for P&G

In October, Shailesh Jejurikar will become P&G’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Shailesh will have profit/loss responsibility for P&G’s Enterprise Markets (Latin America,...

Paytm will hire 20,000 sales executives

Paytm is planning to hire sales executives all across India. This decision comes in a bid to fulfil the Company’s mission to educate merchants...

WizKlub sees a 30% student growth rate in a month and plans to hire...

Bengaluru, 29 July, 2021: WizKlub, a k-12 focussed ed-tech startup that builds skills for future careers, has on boarded an increased number of students...

Zing HR gets Vijay Raghavan Pisharody as chief – culture and performance

ZingHR, the HRMS platform, has roped in Vijay Raghavan Pisharody as chief - culture and performance. Pisharody, who comes with about 27 years of...

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“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...

The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...