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  • Coffee app turns job search into a social experience 2 days ago

    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 like-minded users. Using the...
  • Karnataka government stirs controversy, reserves 70 pc mid-level jobs for Kannadigas 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government has stirred a controversy by approving a policy which reserved 70 per cent of mid-level 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' 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that 3% reservation for differently-abled 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 non-agriculture, 11 million manufacturing jobs' 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Although the new government has undertaken measures that generate employment, a comprehensive 'pro-jobs policy' will help add 69 million non-agriculture and 11 million manufacturing jobs by 2020, credit rating agency Crisil said on Thursday. "The government needs to take more steps towards pro-jobs 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 24-year-old 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 job-ready September 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The CSR arm of Hyderabad-based 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 ex-servicemen August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply. Upon discharge from the armed forces, an ex-serviceman 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 top-paying 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 co-founder 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 3-day 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 3-day 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 pre-tax 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 cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company. What could be the deepest job cuts in...
  • Microsoft expected to announce its biggest ever job cuts July 15, 2014

    Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company's plans. The reductions, expected to be announced as soon as this week, could be in the Nokia unit and...
  • Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media July 12, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese state broadcaster has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. The "frequent locations" function, which can be switched on or off by users, could be used to gather "extremely sensitive data", and even state secrets,...
  • Saudi Arabia begins hiring housemaids from India July 10, 2014

    Riyadh: Facing acute shortage of housemaids, Saudi Arabia has started recruiting female domestic helps from India under a first-ever labour pact inked between the two nations in January. Saudi Deputy Minister of Labour Mufarrij Al-Huqbani said that the joint Saudi-Indian working team has finalised the recruitment contract that contains provisions to...
  • Government emphasis on job creation to create 5-8 million jobs in 3-4 years July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With the government putting strong emphasis on job creation, experts on Thursday said measures proposed in the union budget can help create 5-8 million jobs in next 3-4 years across various sectors. "India today needs a boost for job creation. Our manufacturing sector in particular needs a push for...
  • NDA government's first Budget targets growth, jobs July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government unveiled what it called a budget for growth on Thursday and vowed to curb borrowing after the longest economic slowdown in a quarter of a century. Delivering his maiden budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told Parliament that India's 1.2 billion people were "exasperated"...
  • Benefiting the unemployed, Uttar Pradesh government to organise job fairs July 8, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government will soon organise job fairs across the state, Labour and Employment Minister Shahid Manzoor said on Tuesday. The state government is in the process of involving private players in the fairs, Manzoor told reporters on Tuesday. The result of such job fairs organised in the past has been...
  • UAE-based Indian businessman offers jobs to 46 Indian nurses July 6, 2014

    Dubai: A leading UAE-based Indian businessman has offered jobs to 46 Indian nurses who returned to their homeland after being stranded for about a month in the militants-held region in Iraq. NMC Healthcare Group CEO Dr B R Shetty has made the offer to nurses, assuring them he would find place...
  • HC directs appointment of woman misbranded as transgender July 6, 2014

    Chennai: Coming to aid of a 24-year-old woman who was misbranded as a transgender, the Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu government to appoint her as a police constable. The woman's application for the post of a constable was rejected by the authorities after being provisionally selected in 2012...
  • 'Yes, Steve Jobs took our jobs', says Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb July 5, 2014

    Stockholm: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb on Friday accused Apple's late founder Steve Jobs of crushing his Nordic country's job market by selling innovations that caught Finland's companies off guard. "We had two pillars we stood on: one was the IT industry, the other one was the paper industry," Stubb told...