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April 30, 2004

via The Washington Post

Struggling supermarket operator Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. plans to cut 10,000 jobs from its payroll by closing or selling 156 stores and three distribution centers and selling several manufacturing businesses over the next year  ...full story

April 29, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Dow Chemical Co. plans to cut 3,000 jobs this year, a 6.5 per cent cut in its global work force, company officials said Thursday  ...full story

April 29, 2004

via Boston Globe

The imminent arrival of gay marriage in Massachusetts is prompting some large private employers that offer domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples to consider ending those benefits.  ...full story

April 29, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Struggling computer seller Gateway is cutting another 1,500 jobs, or about 40 per cent of its remaining work force, only a month after a similar cut  ...full story

April 28, 2004

via The New York Times

Even as the prospect of high-skilled American jobs moving to low-wage countries like India ignites hot political debate, some entrepreneurs are finding that India's vaunted high-technology work force is not always as effective as advertised  ...full story

April 28, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Air Canada unions won't promise an added $200-million in concessions
  ...full story

April 27, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Atul Vashistha's firm helps U.S. companies cut costs by sending work abroad. Sorry, he says, but it's a case of move up or lose out  ...full story

April 27, 2004

via The New York Times

The people who handle corporate payrolls are all too familiar with employee complaints about promised raises not showing up or overtime being miscalculated. But now they have a far trickier problem: coping with the rapidly rising number of workers who, insisting that no law requires them to pay income tax  ...full story

April 27, 2004

via BBC

Italian union bosses have called on workers to end a strike at a major Fiat factory which has brought the carmaker's output to a near standstill  ...full story

April 26, 2004

via St. Louis Business Jounal

Mizell, 44, will lead global human resources for the company. He was most recently senior vice president and chief corporate resources officer at AdvancePCS. He has also worked for ZiLOG Inc. and Westinghouse Electric Corp.

  ...full story

April 23, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Celestica Inc. reported its sixth consecutive quarterly loss Thursday and said it would take another charge of as much as $200-million (U.S.) as it chops up to 15 per cent of its work force this year, or around 5,000 jobs  ...full story

April 23, 2004

via The Miami Herald

Workers who come in sick cost their employers an average of $255 each per year  ...full story

April 23, 2004

via Business Europe

Ethnic minority people are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than their white counterparts, a new study claims  ...full story

April 23, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Company says successful restructuring under CCAA is crucial to its survival
  ...full story

April 23, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Reports illustrate increasing attention being paid to low-wage employees  ...full story

April 21, 2004

via The New York Times

Facing a deluge of criticism in an election year, the Bush administration yesterday scaled back its plans to deny overtime coverage to hundreds of thousands of American workers  ...full story

April 21, 2004

via The New York Times

The nation's biggest brokerage firm, discriminated against women who worked as stockbrokers, according to a panel of arbitrators that has awarded $2.2 million to one of them  ...full story

April 20, 2004

via onrec.com

In an effort to address employers’ needs for an improvement in standards of customer care by their employees, OCR (Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations) has launched a new NVQ in customer service  ...full story

April 20, 2004

via Financial Times

Sir Terry Leahy said he was confident that Tesco would continue to outperform its rivals this year as he announced another record profit from the UK supermarket group   ...full story

April 19, 2004

via Business Europe

New research suggests that a large number of employees are getting away with surfing the internet for fun during work hours  ...full story

April 18, 2004

via The Washington Post

FedEx and its pilots have started negotiations over new work rules, but both sides hope to avoid a nasty fight like the slugout four years ago  ...full story

April 16, 2004

via Business Europe

Human resource (HR) experts are warning of knowledge "black holes" opening up in management structures  ...full story

April 16, 2004

via HR Gateway

Many large global organisations now outsource some major element of HR, but there are some areas where departments fear to tread, claims a new report  ...full story

April 16, 2004

via The Washington Post

Decades of efforts show that retraining, while politically appealing, is no cure-all for a workforce struggling through economic transition  ...full story

April 16, 2004

via Business Europe

Analysts say pay packets could be entering a period of sustained boom as official figures today revealed unemployment falling once again  ...full story

April 15, 2004

via The New York Times

The latest salvo was fired on Wednesday, when the Ontario government disclosed a package of incentives valued at 500 million Canadian dollars ($371 million)  ...full story

April 15, 2004

via CFO.com

Survey respondents are dissatisfied, however, with the ability to transform their human-resources function  ...full story

April 14, 2004

via CNN Money

Predictions of high turnover rates on the job haven't come true ... yet anyway  ...full story

April 14, 2004

via eChannel Line

HR business process outsourcing, a new concept of transitioning HR management responsibility to a single supplier, is driving much of the growth for the whole human resources outsourcing market  ...full story

April 13, 2004

via Business Europe

Two in five UK employers expect to take on more staff this year, yet the picture varies between industries, according to research by employment experts  ...full story

April 13, 2004

via Personnel Today

A new report predicts that 75 per cent of organisations will be outsourcing HR by the year 2020  ...full story

April 13, 2004

via Personnel Today

HR departments face the challenge of hiring new staff while simultaneously laying-off existing employees  ...full story

April 13, 2004

via BBC News

HSBC is launching an Islamic law-compliant pension fund targeted at the UK's two million Muslims  ...full story

April 13, 2004

via CNN Money

No. 2 computer manufacturer says it employs 24,000 workers overseas and 22,000 in the U.S.
  ...full story

April 13, 2004

via CNN Money

Outsourcers see politics and rising rupee as problems, but business continues to thrive  ...full story

April 13, 2004

via HR Gateway

New legislation introduced last week ensures that recruitment agencies come under closer scrutiny in the way they do business, however, the employees of agencies remain unaffected by the new rules which is ironic as sometimes – if not often, according to some – it is the employees that need the protection  ...full story

April 12, 2004

via eChannelLine Canada

Designed for small- and mid-sized companies, Accpac HR Series 5.0 includes the new Correspondence Wizard, a tool to help streamline employee communications, and a new interface for better ease-of-use  ...full story

April 12, 2004

via The State

The agreement calls for Fidelity to administer Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America's health and welfare programs, 401(k) retirement plans and pension plans  ...full story

April 12, 2004

via Chicago Sun-Times

All the pieces are in place for greater job creation in the second half of 2004, Bank One chief economist Diane Swonk said  ...full story

April 12, 2004

via The Miami Herald

Many gay professionals feel uneasy about revealing their sexual orientation, even in gay-friendly offices, according to a recent survey  ...full story

April 12, 2004

via Financial Times

Soaring energy prices are taking their toll on the chemical industry as DuPont, the second largest US producer, announced 4,000 job cuts in a bid to cut costs  ...full story

April 11, 2004

via The New York Times

Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant, plans to spend $500 million to expand this semiconductor plant near Austin, Tex., and to hire as many as 300 workers   ...full story

April 9, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

DuPont Co. will eliminate at least 2,500 jobs companywide, about 3 per cent of its work force, as part of cost-cutting plans announced last year  ...full story

 
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