26 April 2017
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21/04/2017 06:52

Key US jobless benefits level hits 17-year low

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New claims for US jobless benefits rose slightly in mid-April but the total number of people seeking unemployment insurance hit a 17-year low, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

21/04/2017 00:00

Saudi malls to hire locals only: ministry

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Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous shopping malls, the labour ministry announced Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment of Saudis.

20/04/2017 01:11

«Australia first» foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears

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Australia's controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric.

19/04/2017 01:18

United won't fire anyone over manhandled passenger

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United's widely-condemned violent removal of a passenger from a flight was a «system failure» and no employees will lose their jobs as a result, United Continental chief Oscar Munoz said Tuesday.

12/03/2017 00:42

In conflict zones, companies struggle with ethics vs profits

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Some multinationals working in conflict zones are turning to ethically dubious practices to keep their factories operating, employees working and goods flowing.

09/01/2017 06:29

Detroit braces for Trump tweets as auto show opens

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The global auto industry on Monday was bracing for more confrontational tweets from President-elect Donald Trump, with the festive Detroit auto show due to kick off here.

09/01/2017 02:44

Fiat Chrysler announces creation of 2,000 US jobs

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Fiat Chrysler announced it was creating 2,000 jobs in the United States, coming as President-elect Donald Trump has been publicly scolding automakers for investing in Mexico.

04/01/2017 11:19

Automakers in headlights as Trump set to take the wheel

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US automakers found themselves in the political hot seat Tuesday, with President-elect Donald Trump lambasting GM for importing Mexican-made cars into the United States and Ford scrapping plans for a new plant south of the border.

13/12/2016 02:39

Chinese billionaire warns Trump about losing US jobs

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The billionaire owner of China's property-to-entertainment conglomerate Wanda Group has warned Donald Trump that over 20,000 US jobs would be put at risk if the US president-elect mishandles Chinese investment in the country.

04/12/2016 11:09

Trump threats may not stop US offshoring of jobs

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President-elect Donald Trump's threats to retaliate against US companies planning to shift operations overseas constitute a new risk for multinationals, but may not sway those already planning to offshore jobs.

03/12/2016 07:43

US unemployment lowest in 9 years as job creation continues

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The US unemployment rate in November fell to its lowest level since August 2007 as the economy continued to add new jobs, all but guaranteeing an interest rate hike this month.

21/11/2016 17:40

Facebook announces 500 new jobs in «global hub» London

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Facebook on Monday became the latest US tech giant to announce new investment in Britain with hundreds of extra jobs but hinted its success depended on skilled migration after Britain leaves the European Union.

20/11/2016 07:08

Trump claims he stopped Ford relocation -- that was never on cards

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Ford announced on Friday it will keep producing an SUV model in Kentucky, rather than move it to Mexico, in a decision overplayed by President-elect Donald Trump who claimed he had saved an entire plant from closure.

16/10/2016 07:51

New messaging apps gain traction in workplace

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Looking to break out of a «messy» email situation, the nonprofit group dosomething.org recently switched over to a new way of communicating among its far-flung teams.

07/10/2016 07:32

Last Australian-made Ford rolls off production line

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The last Australian-made Ford car rolled off the production line Friday, ending an era that began in 1925 with the legendary Model T, as the struggling local auto industry slowly fades away.

06/10/2016 12:08

Mini «Pepper» robots start new jobs in Taiwan

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A shiny new cohort joined the workforce in Taiwan Thursday -- a troop of mini robots all going by the name «Pepper», enlisted to entertain customers and give them the hard sell.

11/07/2016 20:57

Starbucks to increase base pay of workers in October

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Starbucks announced Monday it will lift wages for some 150,000 baristas and other employees in its home market as it moves to address staff concerns over insufficient hours.

01/04/2016 15:16

China insists economy stable after S&P lowers outlook

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China on Friday shrugged off a decision by ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) to cut its outlook on the country to negative, calling on the firm to be «objective».

01/04/2016 15:11

US economy posts solid jobs growth in March

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The US economy posted solid jobs growth in March and the unemployment rate ticked up but remained near an eight-year low, the Labor Department reported Friday.

31/03/2016 16:13

Wearable tech takes aim at health care costs

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Stroll around the office or neighborhood six times a day, and earn $1.50 toward your health insurance. Step up activity a bit more and bring the total to $1,400 annually.

31/03/2016 15:35

Amnesty accuses Qatar of abusing World Cup workers

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Qatar World Cup stadium workers have suffered abuse and been subjected to forced labour, Amnesty International said Thursday, for the first time alleging rights violations at a 2022 tournament venue.

31/03/2016 15:26

German unemployment at record low despite global uncertainties

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Germany kept unemployment at historic lows in March as the recovery in Europe's biggest economy remains on track, unfazed by global uncertainties and a huge influx of refugees, data showed on Thursday.

28/03/2016 09:38

Brazil debates economic cost of corruption investigation

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Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is raising hackles after warning that the mega Petrobras corruption probe is paralyzing essential sectors of the Brazilian economy, like oil and construction.

27/03/2016 18:44

Al-Jazeera says to cut around 500 jobs

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Qatar's state-funded broadcaster Al-Jazeera on Sunday announced a fresh round of job cuts with around 500 positions being lost, most of them at the network's Doha headquarters.

25/03/2016 07:42

Taiwan's Acer sees profits tumble, announces reshuffle

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Taiwan's struggling personal computer maker Acer saw its 2015 earnings plunge by two-thirds as it announced a corporate reshuffle that separates off its new businesses, including cloud services and smart devices.

24/03/2016 14:14

US jobless claims higher but still point to tight market

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Claims by newly jobless workers for unemployment benefits rose last week but remained near historically low levels pointing to a tight jobs market, Labor Department data showed Thursday.

23/03/2016 19:07 Video

London, cows and sheep to march against the fall in the price of milk

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British farmers are taking to the streets in London against the decline in milk prices. The parade to promote English agriculture also paraded cows, sheep and rams all wearing the Union Jack.

23/03/2016 10:06

Credit Suisse to shed more jobs, slash costs again

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Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse on Wednesday said it is aiming to cut an extra almost $1 billion in costs and slash thousands more jobs as it beefs up an ongoing restructuring programme.

20/10/2015 10:11

India's Tata Steel to cut 1,200 British jobs, blames China

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It plans also to mothball some mills making steel plates and will shut a coke oven in Scunthorpe, whose Tata plant is the biggest steelworks in Britain employing 3,000 staff.

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