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  • 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...
  • Tata Steel to cut 400 jobs in UK's South Wales July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel TISC.NS said on Tuesday it will cut about 400 jobs at its Port Talbot plant in South Wales, around 10 percent of the workforce, as it looks to reduce costs in order to compete more strongly in the EU's manufacturing industry. Dealing a blow to the UK government's...
  • Harish Rawat writes to Modi on speedy execution of infrastructure projects July 1, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat appealed to Narendra Modi to constitute a high powered committee for the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects meant for the state in view of its strategic and environmental importance. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Rawat said considering the state's strategic location and fragile environment,...
  • Dilemma of a working mother: Why should we have to choose June 26, 2014

    My generation of mothers is not the first one to have a full-time job and raise a family. I can't speak with any authority of what their work-life balance looked like. This post is only about Indian mothers like me in this day and age, who live in cities, are...
  • Salman Khan launches employment website for his fans June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan has launched an employment providing website for his fans to enable them to get suitable jobs. Salman, 48, who is all geared up for his upcoming Eid release 'Kick', posted on Twitter about the step he has taken in coordination with his social welfare organisation Being Human....
  • Chavan Cabinet clears 16 per cent quota for native Marathas June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. The Maharashtra Cabinet cleared the 16 per cent quota for the native Marathas in the state. It also approved...
  • Prince William lands part-time job as an air ambulance pilot June 22, 2014

    London: Britain's Prince William is to take on a part-time job as an air ambulance pilot and he is likely to live in a mansion on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk rather than his London home. An announcement about his new 40,000 pounds-a-year career will be made within days ending...
  • Job Search: LinkedIn launches new app for job seekers June 22, 2014

    Washington: If you are a job seeker and a LinkedIn user, this app may just be for you. "Whether you are actively on the hunt for a new gig or just keeping an eye out, this new app comes packed with the core LinkedIn features you have come to rely on...
  • Prasar Bharati board yet to get a new chairperson June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The positions of chairperson and some other key members of Prasar Bharati's board that have been lying vacant for sometime now are yet to be filled up. The post of the chairperson of the Prasar Bharati board has been lying vacant since the tenure of Mrinal Pande ended...
  • Government announces jobs for families of Uttarakhand flood victims June 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made yesterday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish Rawat...
  • Uttarakhand floods: CM announces jobs, Rs 2 lakh each to families of victims June 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made on Monday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish...
  • Aamir Khan starrer 'Raakh' and four other films on PVR Director's Rare lineup this June May 24, 2014

    Aditya Bhattacharya's dark drama 'Raakh' which was supposed to be Aamir Khan's debut film as a lead, will be re-released by PVR Director's Rare in June 2014. The film which also starred Supriya Pathak and Pankaj Kapoor. The film was released in 1989 a year after Aamir's 'Qayamat Se Qayamat...
  • HP may cut up to 16,000 more jobs May 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Hewlett-Packard plans to cut as many as 16,000 more jobs in a major ramp-up of CEO Meg Whitman's years-long effort to turn around the personal computer maker and relieve pressure on its profit margins. Whitman said the turnaround remained on track and her raised target reflected how HP continued...
  • Narendra Modi-led government likely to boost job market in India: Experts May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With exit polls predicting a Narendra Modi-led government, experts are anticipating a spurt in the job market on the expectation that the BJP leader would revive the economy, particularly the manufacturing sector. HR consultancy firm Unison International has estimated the job market to grow by at least 30 per...
  • Jobs, investment should top agenda of new government: Vedanta chief May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Employment generation and revival of manufacturing and investment besides poverty eradication should top the agenda of the new government, Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agarwal said on Tuesday. "As industry awaits new government, reviving manufacturing & investments, generating employment and eradication of poverty to be top agenda," he tweeted. Exit...
  • Tim Cook: The guy who likes doing everything that Steve Jobs hated to do May 13, 2014

    San Francisco: "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor. Apple's pending purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion...
  • US plans job authorisation to spouses of certain H-1B workers May 8, 2014

    Washington: As part of its efforts to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants from countries like India, the US on Tuesday announced two proposals, including a rule to extend employment authorisation to spouses of certain H-1B workers. Together these actions will help attract new businesses and new investment to the US...
  • 30-year-old woman raped on pretext of job oportunity May 3, 2014

    A 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a man on pretext of getting her a job, police said on Saturday. The victim, who belongs to Hoshangabad, came in contact with the accused Rajesh Panchal (35) when she dialed his number by mistake earlier this week. Panchal befriended her by saying he was...