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  • Odisha government to recruit 50,000 youngsters by March next 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In the wake of large vacancies in the state administration, Odisha government on Saturday decided to fill up about 50,000 posts by the end of 2014-15 financial year. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) UN Behera...
  • Will Christian Bale play Steve Jobs in a new biopic? 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Christian Bale is in talks to portray Steve Jobs in a biopic, a role that Leonardo DiCaprio was circling earlier. Sony has started negotiations with 'The Fighter' star, who was the original choice when David Fincher was in talks to direct the movie about the Apple co-founder, according to...
  • 'The Innovators' review: The strong narrative and character portrayal makes it a must read 5 days ago

    I remember reading, 'Steve Jobs' by Walter Isaacson with great trepidation. I thought I would get bored. I thought I would not be interested in it for long. I thought these things and a lot of other things before I invested time in the book. I loved the book at...
  • Charles Darwin's letter on sex life of barnacles, vintage Apple 1 from 1976 up for auction October 10, 2014

    New York: A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer - one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 - are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month. Buyers at the October 22 event...
  • Yahoo lays off hundreds of employees in India October 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo is reducing the size of its operations in Bangalore, India, the Internet company's largest engineering facility outside its California headquarters. The company said in a statement on Tuesday it was consolidating "certain teams into fewer offices" in Bangalore, but that it would continue to have a presence there. The...
  • Jobs galore in e-Commerce space; 1.5 lakh jobs likely in 2-3 years October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Its raining jobs in the e-commerce space as this segment could grow at 20-25 per cent over the next 2-3 years in terms of jobs, salaries and growth, which in turn could create at least 1,50,000 jobs. The current estimated size of the...
  • Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut up to 130 jobs October 3, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds brand, plans to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland, or 16 per cent of its workforce, saying growth has not been as strong as expected and it needs a simpler structure. Aiming to become an entertainment brand on a...
  • Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: Study September 23, 2014

    Washington: The fear of losing job may boost the risk of developing asthma for the first time, a new study has warned. The findings back up other epidemiological studies pointing to a link between the development of asthma and stress, particularly work related stress, researchers said. They base their findings on...
  • Rail scam: ExRailway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal appears as witness September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday appeared in a Delhi court to depose as a prosecution witness in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case in which his nephew is also an accused. Prior to recording his statement Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma asked media...
  • Coffee app turns job search into a social experience September 15, 2014

    Washington: Two Boston University graduates have developed a new smartphone app to turn job hunting into a thrilling social experience. The app called Coffee helps people build a social network quickly. Once the users sign in and enter information about them, the app automatically shows share them with other likeminded users. Using the...
  • Karnataka government stirs controversy, reserves 70 pc midlevel jobs for Kannadigas September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government has stirred a controversy by approving a policy which reserved 70 per cent of midlevel jobs for Kannadigas in Bangalore. The corporate world was not thrilled by the decision. Bangalore has employed lakhs of people in various sectors like IT, biotech, manufacturing and textiles. A large per...
  • 'Indigenisation of digitisation will help generate jobs' September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The move to indigenise the digitisation drive of television systems will help in generating employment and attracting investment, domestic Set Top Box (STB) manufacturers told the government. The manufacturers also thanked the government for extending tax benefits to them via Form 'C', at a meeting with the Information...
  • SC: 3% quota must for disabled in all government jobs including IAS September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that 3% reservation for differentlyabled persons must be provided in all government jobs including IAS. The SC has also pulled the Centre for opposing the implementation of the quota. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said the disabled persons have not got...
  • 'Concerted policy push to add 69 million nonagriculture, 11 million manufacturing jobs' September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Although the new government has undertaken measures that generate employment, a comprehensive 'projobs policy' will help add 69 million nonagriculture and 11 million manufacturing jobs by 2020, credit rating agency Crisil said on Thursday. "The government needs to take more steps towards projobs policy to structurally alter the country's...
  • Man sets himself ablaze after losing Rs 7 lakh for job in Australia September 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: A 24yearold man allegedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze at Annur in the district on Tuesday after he was conned by a person of Rs seven lakh on the pretext of getting him a job in Australia. The man had completed his BE (Aeronautical) and was working part...
  • Hyderabad: Cyient to make 3,500 engineering students jobready September 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The CSR arm of Hyderabadbased engineering services company Cyient Ltd on Tuesday announced the launch of two programmes related to skill development and digital literacy. Through the programmes, Cyient Foundation aims at skill development to make engineering graduates employable, and empower neighbourhood communities to participate actively in Digital India. It...
  • World Bank warns of global jobs crisis September 9, 2014

    Sydney: The world is facing a global jobs crisis that is hurting the chances of reigniting economic growth and there is no magic bullet to solve the problem, the World Bank warned on Tuesday. In a study released at a G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Australia, the Bank said...
  • Will Apple finally unveil its first big thing since Steve Jobs' death? September 8, 2014

    San Francisco: It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off. But the less Apple says about its eagerly anticipated event on Tuesday at a performing arts center in Silicon Valley, the more frenzied the speculation becomes. In keeping with its style, Apple has...
  • An abusive boss can make entire team hostile August 22, 2014

    Is your boss abusive and does not pay much heed to even positive suggestions made by the team? Such superiors can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, reveals a study. Supervisors who belittle and ridicule workers not only negatively affect those workers' attitudes and behaviours but also...
  • Fastest growing careers in India August 20, 2014

    You want to know about the most wanted careers in India? The job market right now is a little awry, but it would soon get back with promising careers for the coming generation of geniuses. Here is a peek into the future jobs with the maximum growth potential in the Indian...
  • Plagued by ills, India's manufacturing sector takes Modi's 'Make in India' with a pinch of salt August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' vision might prove to be a little difficult to realise as India's manufacturing sector continues to be plagued by a number of ills. Industrialists across the country took Modi's words with a pinch of salt as ground realities present a completely...
  • Government relaxes reservation rules for jobs to exservicemen August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In what is welcome news for lakhs of exservicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their postretirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply. Upon discharge from the armed forces, an exserviceman normally applies for more than...
  • Hiring activity up 20 per cent in July 2014 over July 2013: Survey August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a growth in hiring activity with the Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of July 2014 at 1649 indicating a 20 per cent growth in hiring when compared to July 2013. Monthly comparison also shows a growth of 5 per cent in hiring activity...
  • Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men; CEO Cook stresses need to make workforce more diverse August 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its toppaying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple showed 54 per cent of the company's technology jobs in the US are filled by...
  • Wait, what? Is Steve Jobs alive? Reddit user's photo of a man who looks like the Apple cofounder sparks Internet hysteria August 8, 2014

    A Reddit user's page has been bombed with thousands of comments after he put up a picture of a man with a caption "Steve Jobs is in Rio de Janeiro, alive". The user TheHorseSizedDuck uploaded the image, which appears to be a selfie, with a man in a wheelchair in the...
  • World's top billionaires advocate 3day working week, HR experts say India not ready August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: World's top billionaire business leaders like Carlos Slim and Richard Branson may be advocating for 3day working week to boost employee productivity, but HR experts believe India is not ready for such a model. Mexican billionaire Slim, the second richest in the world, and British businessman Branson are...
  • Memo from Microsoft Executive VP Stephen Elop announcing job cuts July 18, 2014

    Microsoft Executive Vice President Stephen Elop sent employees of the company's devices business a memo detailing its job cut plans. Microsoft said it would cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with about 12,500 related to Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business in April. Elop was Nokia's CEO...
  • Memo from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announcing the largest job cuts in the company's history July 18, 2014

    Microsoft announced on Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news to staff in a memo that Microsoft released publicly. Here's the text of that memo: From: Satya Nadella To: All...
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs, to half the size of its recent Nokia acquisition July 17, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its workforce, as it halves the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims down other operations. The company said it will take pretax charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion for...
  • Microsoft expected to announce thousands of job cuts on Thursday July 17, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloudcomputing and mobilefriendly software company. What could be the deepest job cuts in...