Jobs

  • 20 best and worst jobs of 2014: Mathematicians, professors top the list, lumberjacks, newspaper reporters bring up the bottom 16-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Mathematicians outscored the competition and ranked No. 1 in Careercast.com's 2014 Jobs Rated report. At No. 2, just behind mathematician, is the tenured university professor. The top-ranked environment, high income-earning potential and lower stress than many other fields makes tenured professor a desirable career, according to a news report on...
  • SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs 15-04-2014 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. The governments have also been asked to provide reservation in jobs and education...
  • India Inc eyes poll booster to create 2 million new jobs 06-04-2014 01:37 PM

    The upcoming general elections are set to play a key role in the job market, with HR experts pinning their hopes on a stable government to help create over two million new jobs and boost hiring activities by 30-40 per cent this year. As per estimates of various human resource...
  • Germany bans managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours 29-03-2014 01:30 PM

    Germany's labor ministry has banned managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies. The ministry says the measure is intended to prevent staff from suffering undue stress by being constantly on call. Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Friday that the ministry is following the lead of major...
  • Women and minority communities bear the burnt of layoff at workplace more, study says 29-03-2014 12:21 PM

    New York: Current corporate layoff practices focusing on positions and tenure, rather than worker performance are inimical to maintaining workplace equality, a new research has found. Women and people from minority communities bear the burnt of such downsizing polices -- reducing diversity at workplace, the study said. "Downsizing is increasingly...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: It's all about jobs 29-03-2014 09:35 AM

    Patna: Old enough to vote for the first time, student Sheeba Shamim, the daughter of a middle class family, and young construction workers sweating on a nearby building site are impatient for a government in India that delivers jobs and hope for the future. They are among more than 100...
  • Indian companies generated 81,000 jobs in US in 2013: survey 28-03-2014 09:26 AM

    Washington: Indian companies through its massive $ 17-billion investment in the US have collectively generated employment opportunities for more than 81,000 people in the country, according to a survey. The annual CII survey of 68 Indian companies in 40 American states for 2013, made public on Thursday at an event...
  • After Ashton Kutcher, Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs? 25-03-2014 05:57 PM

    London: Director David Fincher of 'The Social Network' fame reportedly wants Christian Bale to play the role of late Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's new film. Fincher is likely to direct the film only if they manage to get the Oscar winning star of 'The Dark Knight' trilogy to perform...
  • The nasty things about Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs you probably didn't know 24-03-2014 02:41 PM

    Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 of cancer. The Silicon Valley icon who gave the world the iPod and the iPhone resigned as CEO of the world's largest technology corporation handing the reins to current chief executive Tim Cook. Steve Jobs, the Apple...
  • 60 pc of workforce want job change in next 6 months: Study 19-03-2014 10:36 PM

    Mumbai: Nearly 60 per cent of workforce is looking to change their current job in next six months and about 58 per cent of them are seeking growth from the new assignment, according to a study. Moving up the corporate ladder and holding a leadership position matters to the workforce...
  • PK Bansal hits out at detractors, says he has nothing to hide 16-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Chandigarh: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday hit out at his detractors, who questioned his renomination from Chandigarh over the cash-for-post scam issue, claiming he was a victim of a conspiracy and had suffered despite there being no evidence against him. "It was a conspiracy against me, a...
  • 60 per cent women drop career in middle: Experts 09-03-2014 01:26 PM

    Notwithstanding the upsurge of debates and measures to promote gender equality in workplace, experts say around 60 per cent of the women drop their career in the middle. At the entry level, most organisations do well in hiring and training women, but the struggle with retention begins when women reach...
  • Is this the world's best job ever? Company looks for a laid-back person to test bathtubs 26-02-2014 05:08 PM

    More than 50 eager applicants have applied for the post of a bathtub tester. The applicants responded to an advert that read "one of the most relaxing jobs on the market". A company called Bathstore is looking for a Bathroom Executive Officer (BEO) who would basically be in charge of...
  • Steve Jobs' 59th birthday: 10 products that defined Jobs' career 24-02-2014 04:59 PM

    Had Steve Jobs been alive today, it would have been his 59th birthday. The man who shaped contemporary consumer technology died on October 5, 2011.Steve Jobs had no formal schooling in engineering, yet he's listed as the inventor or co-inventor on more than 300 US patents. He invented and masterfully...
  • Apple founder Steve Jobs will appear on a US postage stamp next year 21-02-2014 11:18 AM

    The US Postal Service will honour late Apple founder Steve Jobs by making him appear on a postage stamp in 2015 beginning. Other deceased icons who will be receiving their own stamps next year are Elvis Presley and famed 'Tonight Show' host Johnny Carson. An advisory committee of ordinary citizens...
  • IT city to be set up in Nalanda to create job opportunities: Nitish Kumar 19-02-2014 06:53 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said his government will set up an IT city in the state's Nalanda district that will help create job opportunities. "Bihar government has decided to set up an IT city...," the chief minister said in Patna after inaugurating projects like state data centre,...
  • IBM to lay off 15,000 employees worldwide, to start from Bangalore 15-02-2014 07:14 AM

    New Delhi: Technology giant IBM has started a restructuring process, which would see as many as 15,000 jobs being cut globally, including India, Brazil and the European region. "The estimate of jobs cut globally is 15,000," International Coordinator at the Alliance@IBM (official IBM employees union) Lee Conrad told PTI. Last...
  • Did Anushka Sharma's 'lip job' jokes bring out our nastiness on Twitter? Thank god she can take a joke! 11-02-2014 04:15 PM

    Social media has taken the private conversations out of the living room and into the public domain. Whether it's Alok Nath or Neil Nitin Mukesh - anyone can become the joke of the day. We made fun of Alok Nath's 'sanskari' behaviour. Neil Nitin Mukesh's three-tiered name cracked us up....
  • Social audits of rural job scheme 'largely ineffective': Jairam Ramesh 10-02-2014 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: The mandatory social audits prescribed under the MGNREGA Act have been "largely ineffective" in bringing to light any irregularities in the implementation of the Centre's ambitious rural job scheme, government on Monday said. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, however, said in Rajya Sabha that social audits had been...
  • Change India: Can India become the world's industry? 09-02-2014 07:28 PM

    In the sixth edition of the 'Change India: An agenda for the next PM', ten policy initiatives that will enable the next prime minister to boost manufacturing have been highlighted. No country in the world has developed without strong manufacturing base and with a little help India could become the...
  • The 'Eiffel Tower' nose is China's latest craze in plastic surgery 06-02-2014 12:59 PM

    The latest trend in beauty and face sculpting to hit China is the Eiffel Tower nose. Chinese youths now want noses that have the gentle, sloping lines of the Eiffel tower and are willing to spend up to 10,000 dollars to get it, the GeoBeats News reported. The surgical procedure...
  • World Cup winning woman kabaddi player sits on dharna for job 05-02-2014 09:30 PM

    Vindhyavasini, a member of the Kabbadi World Cup winning team, on Wednesday staged a day-long dharnanear the office of Bokaro Deputy Commissioner demanding that the government fulfil its promise of providing her a job. "I was promised a job by the government twice, the latest being by Chief Minister Hemant...
  • Bokaro acid attack survivor finally gets a government job 05-02-2014 09:48 AM

    Ranchi: Sonali Mukharjee, the acid attack survivor from Bokaro finally got the government job she was promised by Jharkhand government. It was after CNN-IBN had highlighted her plight and initiated a campaign, that help started pouring in for Sonali. But justice still eludes her with her perpetrators still roaming scot-free....
  • Watch Steve Jobs demo the first Apple Mac back in 1984 27-01-2014 02:28 PM

    It's been 30 years since Apple unveiled its first Macintosh, which is believed to introduce real-world metaphors such as using a trash can to delete files, fonts and other tools once limited to professional printers. Most importantly, it made computing and publishing easy enough for everyday people to learn and...
  • AAP govt to make all contractual posts permanent 24-01-2014 09:34 PM

    All contractual posts in Delhi government will be made permanent, it was announced on Friday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal constituted a high-level committee to formulate policies and guidelines in this regard. In a major relief to over one lakh contractual workers, the government also put a stop on removal...
  • Apple's Mac turns 30: On January 24, 1984 Apple sparked a computing revolution 24-01-2014 06:43 AM

    New York: Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Apple Macintosh came out 30 years ago Friday, people could instead navigate with a graphical user interface. Available options were...
  • New software predicts your boss' personality 21-01-2014 08:07 PM

    New York: A new computer software that can predict whether an executive will have narcissistic or psychopathic tendencies has been developed. Researchers from Binghamton University claim to have developed a computerised content-analysis tool that reliably and validly measured narcissistic and sychopathic traits in leaders of Fortune 100 companies. The analysis...
  • Delhi-NCR created maximum jobs in 2013: Survey 19-01-2014 12:09 PM

    Delhi-NCR region has emerged as the leader in creating the maximum number of jobs in 2013, even as overall generation of new employment avenues declined last year, says an Assocham study. Information technology (IT), IT-enabled services (ITeS) and IT hardware sector together accounted for a majority share of about 43...
  • LinkedIn now lets users search for volunteer positions in addition to paid jobs 18-01-2014 04:09 PM

    New York: Professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. launched a "volunteer marketplace," which lets users browse volunteer opportunities posted by nonprofit groups. Nonprofits, meanwhile, can reach out to LinkedIn users who have expressed an interest in volunteering. LinkedIn says it is working with volunteer-matching organisations such as Catchafire, VolunteerMatch and BoardSource...
  • Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs in 2014 18-01-2014 11:54 AM

    San Francisco: Intel plans to trim more than 5,000 jobs from its workforce this year in an effort to boost its earnings amid waning demand for its personal computer chips. The Santa Clara, California, company confirmed the job cuts Friday, the day after Intel Corp. reported its profit and revenue...