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November 29, 2004

via HR.BLR.com

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, hinders the job performance of thousands of American workers, a North Carolina business journal reports  ...full story

November 29, 2004

via The Washington Post

Rubber goods maker Phoenix AG said Monday that it plans to cut 700 jobs, or about a quarter of the work force, at its plant in Hamburg over the next two years  ...full story

November 29, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Some who had been laid off are seeing benefits of consolidation as ISG buys ailing firms and revamps and restarts some operations


  ...full story

November 26, 2004

via The New York Times

Peter Chernin, president of the News Corporation, has signed a new contract that makes it easier for him to take the top job at another publicly traded company  ...full story

November 26, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Walt Disney World's security guards have overwhelmingly rejected a new three-year labor contract, ignoring a recommendation from their union leaders  ...full story

November 26, 2004

via The Washington Post

New hires train to handle customer crush  ...full story

November 26, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Despite Mattel's efforts to police factories, thousands of workers are suffering  ...full story

November 26, 2004

via The Washington Post

The union representing flight attendants on Friday said it mailed out more than 5,000 strike authorization ballots to its members employed by US Airways as both sides continued talks that are expected to stretch through the weekend  ...full story

November 25, 2004

via The Washington Post

U.S. stocks rose yesterday as government reports, including one that showed an unexpected drop in jobless claims, suggested the economy can sustain this year's expansion  ...full story

November 25, 2004

via Business Europe

New plans to create a single commission promoting equality and human rights have received a mixed response from anti-discrimination groups  ...full story

November 25, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Under new guidelines, more workers will be exempted from receiving additional compensation  ...full story

November 25, 2004

via The New York Times

Computer Associates International, a business software company embroiled in an accounting scandal, has given its new chief executive, John Swainson, a pay package that totals more than $8.6 million in salary, signing bonuses and stock  ...full story

November 25, 2004

via Online Recruitment

In recent times, the HR function has changed from being one of promoting career progression and employee welfare into an administrative paper chase, keeping tabs on the latest legislation in support of the employee. But, fundamentally, the HR role should be for the employee and for the business  ...full story

November 25, 2004

via The Miami Herald

United Airlines proposes increased wage and benefit cuts of about $191 million for pilots in opening negotiations of a labor deal the airline needs to emerge from bankruptcy  ...full story

November 24, 2004

via Business Europe

Four in ten employees plan to switch jobs next year, a survey of 1,600 workers has revealed  ...full story

November 24, 2004

via The New York Times

Cingular Wireless, the nation's largest cellular phone company, plans to cut about 10 percent of its work force, or 7,000 jobs, as a result of its purchase of AT&T Wireless  ...full story

November 24, 2004

via The New York Times

Dr. David J. Graham, the drug safety reviewer who denounced his employer, the Food and Drug Administration, before a Congressional panel last week, said yesterday that he feared being fired and had sought legal help from a group that protects whistle-blowers  ...full story

November 24, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The cuts are part of a reorganization that will downsize some divisions and regional offices while expanding others  ...full story

November 24, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Seven Toronto human resources service companies that were operating independently merged yesterday into a single company known as Pivotal Integrated HR Solutions  ...full story

November 24, 2004

via The New York Times

United Airlines is giving its pilots' union two options. They can accept 18 percent wage cuts or they can agree to smaller cuts but also accept significant changes in work rules  ...full story

November 24, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The retailer says it will permit branches of the government-controlled labor organization if store workers request it  ...full story

November 22, 2004

via The New York Times

After years of double-digit cost increases, the rate of growth in what employers pay for employee health insurance slowed significantly this year  ...full story

November 22, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

A decision by Jack in the Box Inc. to offer healthcare coverage to hourly workers that was announced last week came two weeks after California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have forced the company to do just that  ...full story

November 18, 2004

via The Washington Post

More than two-thirds of 11,000 new technology jobs to be created in Virginia will be in the Washington suburbs, mostly in Fairfax County, Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) said yesterday  ...full story

November 18, 2004

via The New York Times

Last week, Mr. Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, called on the A.F.L.-C.I.O. to adopt a 10-point plan, and the debate he began could lead to the most far-reaching changes in the labor movement in a half-century

  ...full story

November 18, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Business groups greet John Garamendi's latest recommendation with resignation  ...full story

November 17, 2004

via The New York Times

Abercrombie & Fitch, one of the nation's trendiest retailers, settled race and sex discrimination lawsuits yesterday, agreeing to alter its well-known collegiate, all-American - and largely white - image by adding more blacks, Hispanics and Asians to its marketing materials  ...full story

November 16, 2004

via The New York Times

Ellen Simonetti said Delta Air Lines fired her after she posted Web pictures of herself in her somewhat unbuttoned flight attendant uniform  ...full story

November 16, 2004

via The Washington Post

General Motors Corp. will close a Baltimore assembly plant next year that employs about 1,100 people and makes two van models that are being discontinued  ...full story

November 16, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

United's Assn. of Flight Attendants told members in a website message that it would ask them to authorize a strike in response to the demands, including pay and benefit cuts  ...full story

November 15, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

California's employers added a net 43,500 nonfarm jobs in October, the strongest gain in four years, the state Employment Development Department   ...full story

November 15, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Despite three years of strong economic growth, salaries are falling as Japan's appetite for part-time labor grows  ...full story

November 12, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Concerned about the financial and human toll associated with more conventional disability management practices, Weyerhaeuser Co. Ltd. of Vancouver has taken a radically different approach, intervening within days of the accident or illness to see about accommodating the employee's return to work  ...full story

November 12, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Just as a bad supervisor can make a worker's life miserable, so, too, can a bad staffer wreak havoc on a manager's life
  ...full story

November 12, 2004

via USA Today

The flu vaccine shortage couldn't come at a worse time for employees, with cost-cutting employers reducing the number of paid sick days given to workers and curbing other benefits such as emergency back-up child care  ...full story

November 12, 2004

via Forbes

Struggling automotive supplier Visteon Corp. told its 8,300 white-collar workers that it plans to offer buyouts to a "significant" number of employees by year's end  ...full story

November 11, 2004

via WebProNews

Aon Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) and The Outsourcing Institute (OI) launched an innovative HR-related Internet site designed to help corporate and HR executives make strategic decisions about the best way to approach and manage human resource outsourcing initiatives  ...full story

November 11, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Their lawsuit says people hurt on the job before Jan. 1 shouldn't have to switch doctors  ...full story

November 11, 2004

via The Miami Herald

Newsday is cutting as many as 100 jobs through voluntary and non-voluntary buyouts  ...full story

November 11, 2004

via Online Recruitment

SHL has sold over 100 Expert Online systems to new UK customers in 2004. The product, which delivers online objective assessment of personality and preferred working styles, plus a variety of comprehensive reports, has proven hugely successful  ...full story

November 10, 2004

via The New York Times

Staggered by accusations that it cheated its customers, Marsh & McLennan Companies, the world's biggest broker of commercial insurance, said yesterday that it would lay off 3,000 employees, or 5 percent of its work force  ...full story

November 10, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

In what probably will be a somber meeting, leaders gather today to ponder organized labor's survival in the next four years  ...full story

November 10, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

United Parcel Service Inc. plans to hire 70,000 temporary workers to help with the holiday shipping season, a 40 percent increase from 2003  ...full story

November 9, 2004

via The Washington Post

Dell Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to open a third U.S. manufacturing plant, based in North Carolina with 1,500 workers, in a rare example of a U.S. high-tech company expanding domestic production  ...full story

November 9, 2004

via The New York Times

The General Electric Company said on Monday that it had sold a 60 percent stake in its pioneering back-office unit in India to two private equity firms for $500 million  ...full story

November 9, 2004

via The New York Times

Embattled insurance brokerage Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. said Tuesday that it will lay off 3,000 employees, or about 5 percent of its work force, as it struggles to deal with the fallout from a bid-rigging probe by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer  ...full story

November 9, 2004

via The Washington Post

IT unemployment now exceeds overall jobless rate  ...full story

November 5, 2004

via The New York Times

New U.S. jobs soared at the sharpest rate in seven months in October, the government reported on Friday, helped by a surge in construction activity as hurricane-battered areas in the Southeast were rebuilt  ...full story

November 5, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

After months of negotiations, Walt Disney World and leaders of its largest union group agreed to a tentative contract that could avert a strike at the theme park resort  ...full story

November 3, 2004

via The New York Times

US Airways employees have seen a 20 percent cut in their wages, but company executives say they are trying to improve working conditions  ...full story

November 3, 2004

via The New York Times

America Online, the country's leading Internet service, is preparing to lay off as many as 700 of its 13,000 employees in the United States  ...full story

November 3, 2004

via The Washington Post

The new term covers not only gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees, and those who are transitioning from one sex to another, but also workers who might be chided for not acting male or female enough  ...full story

November 3, 2004

via The Washington Post

Virginia and the District have no provisions for employees to take time off work to vote. Maryland allows all employees two hours of paid time off to vote if needed. Federal employees get up to three hours off. In many countries, Election Day is a national holiday, or the vote is held on the weekend. Here, most companies just allow a little wiggle room  ...full story

November 2, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Delta Air Lines Inc.'s pilots started voting Monday on a union contract proposal that would cut their salaries nearly a third, while the company announced that it had secured an additional $500 million in financing to help the airline stave off a bankruptcy filing  ...full story

November 2, 2004

via The Miami Herald

Wal-Mart Stores workers at seven tire centers in British Columbia have applied to join the United Food and Commercial Workers, expanding efforts by Canadian unions to make inroads at the world's largest retailer  ...full story

November 2, 2004

via The New York Times

Volkswagen and its workers entered a critical week in their wage negotiations on Monday, with signs that a compromise was taking shape even as protests flared at factories across Germany  ...full story

 
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