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US Labour Department proposes to redefine the status of gig workers

The US Labour Department has proposed to redefine the status of gig workers or contract workers in the country. The move is expected to...

Infosys accused of bias, discrimination

Infosys has been accused of discrimination while hiring. Apparently, the IT major avoided hiring women with children, people of Indian origin and those aged...

Fourth round of layoffs at Peloton this year

About 12 per cent of Peloton’s workforce may be asked to leave. The connected-fitness company is about to cut about 500 jobs in a...

Unemployment rate rises in India, dips in the US

According to data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) India's unemployment rate rose to a one-year high of 8.3 per cent in...

Only 3.5% joblessness in the US, 5.28 lakh jobs added in...

While recession has not set in yet, it may not be too far away either feel some experts. At a time when economists were...

Zoho to expand team by 2,000

Zoho Corp., the Chennai-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company is looking to expand its team in India and outside. It is looking out for engineers, web...

US employee fired for sharing pay hike info on TikTok

Lexi Larson who is based out of Denver in the US had recently joined a tech company. She was hired after receiving a commendable...

Now 3-year wait for employer-sponsored green-card processing

This year, the processing time for employer-sponsored green cards has again increased. Now, it will take at least three years to process. However, the...

Most median workers in the US earned higher salaries than previous...

A study by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that the medium average salary of employees at 25 top US companies exceeded $100,000 in...

Labour shortage amidst record high vacancies in the US

Wages across the US are witnessing record hikes. While vacancies are at a record high, about 4.5 million people have quit their jobs. That means,...

Amazon workers in Staten Island form first union in the US

Amazon’s workers in Staten Island, New York, have managed to get together and form the first ever Amazon union in the US till date....

Walmart to expand workforce by 50,000 in the US

Walmart is gearing to hire 50,000 workers in the US in about a month’s time. The American retailer is reportedly hiring workers for its...

Google lifts social distancing and testing mandates for US employees

Google has relaxed some of its COVID-19 measures and protocols related to vaccination, testing and social distancing for its US employees. In a mail written...

Unemployment rises in the US, Canada posts over 8.74 lakh unfilled...

January 2022 saw about 1.4 million workers joining the labour force in the US. However, the unemployment rate, on the whole, rose a bit...

50% cut in paid leave for COVID-positive staff at Walmart

Employees of Walmart in the US who need to self-isolate or have tested positive for COVID-19 will now only get a week’s paid leave...

Walmart to expand InHome service in the US, hire 3,000+ drivers

Walmart is gearing to enhance its home delivery facility, for which it needs more drivers in its already 100-strong fleet. It plans to hire...

Minimum wage to go up in many of US states in...

The New Year will see the minimum wage going up across many states of the US. Starting January 2022, the minimum wage in Maryland...

Apple shuts 8 retail stores in the US and Canada as...

Technology giant, Apple, has decided to shut eight stores in the US and Canada with the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases amongst...

US to grant 20,000 additional H-2B visas for temporary workers

The Department of Homeland Security, for the first time ever, is offering 20,000 more H-2B or guest-worker visas to temporary workers, this winter. Earlier, additional...

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,...

Is Morgan Stanley laying off 2% of its workforce?

Morgan Stanley may be laying off about two per cent of its workforce. If media reports are to be believed, of the more than...

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Should employers steer clear of frequent job hoppers?

There was a time when it was common practice for people to spend their entire careers at the same organisation. Today, a constantly- changing...

ASHA workers protest in Bengaluru, demand timely salary, incentives

On 30 November, 2022, the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), who work in Bengaluru Urban limits, held a protest to draw attention to their...

Karnataka Skill Connect Portal launched; to create 10 million jobs

The Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC), in association with the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), has launched the Karnataka Skill Connect Portal (KSCP), an...

MoD seeks reservation for ex-Agniveers in corporate jobs

Ministry of Defence (MoD) organised an interaction session on 30 November, 2022 with the Indian Defence Industry, under the aegis of the Society of...

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