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Jeff Sessions says he’ll keep job ‘as long as appropriate’ despite Trump’s criticism

 Jeff Sessions. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said on Thursday that he would continue in his job “as long as that is appropriate”, despite Donald Trump’s barrage of criticism of him. Trump had told the New York Times in an interview published late Wednesday he regretted giving Sessions the job after Sessions recused himself from matters relating to ... Read More »

Man with DEVAST8 face tattoo finally accepts job offer

ANew Zealand teenager who complained his large DEVAST8 face tattoo was hampering his employment prospects has finally landed a job. Mark Cropp’s photo was shared around the world after he admitted on social media the tattoo was a drunken mistake from his time in prison and he was devastated with the results. However, the former prison inmate made more headlines after ... Read More »

PM’s task force recommends scrapping 5-yearly job survey

Move comes amid criticism about the lack of adequate jobs The Prime Minister-appointed task force has recommended that traditional Employment-Unemployment Surveys carried out by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) every five years be scrapped. The panel has instead suggested a new periodic labour force survey to provide estimates of labour force, employment, unemployment, nature of employment and industry. To ... Read More »

‘Bad’ foreign firms drive US job revival

German carmaker BMW invested $8 billion in a 1.2-mn sq ft assembly plant in the US. (Photo: Reuters) Years before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with US trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump’s narrative. Reuters analysis of federal jobs data shows ... Read More »

The costs of failing on the job creation front

The potential Indian labour force will continue to rise in the coming decades. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint Former Chinese president Hu Jintao had famously confided to his US counterpart George W. Bush that the one issue that kept him awake at night was creating enough new jobs to maintain social stability. It is a concern that has—or at least should have—resonated with ... Read More »

Facing A Job Interview? Just Be Yourself, Suggests A Study

People are often encouraged to only present the best aspects of themselves at interview London: Applying for a new job? Just relax and be yourself during the interview, as a study has found that authenticity is key to securing an employment offer. Researchers, including those from University College London (UCL) in the UK, found that high-quality candidates who strive to ... Read More »

With 6 Million Job Openings, Will Critics Still Blame Immigrants For ‘Taking Jobs’ From Americans?

A ‘Now Hiring’ sign in front of a Staples store in New York City. U.S. unemployment has hit its lowest level since 2001 at 4.3 percent for May. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) At a recent media event touting the need for apprentice programs, Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka pointed to the latest news from the U.S. Department of ... Read More »

India has job vacancies for 50,000 data analytics professionals: Study

Jobs in data analytics are up for grabs. According to a study by online analytics training institute Edvancer, close to 50,000 job vacancies related to analytics are currently available in India. This is expected to rise to 80,000-100,000 in 2018. The study, Analytics & Data Science India Jobs Study 2017, was carried out over a period of six months by Analytics ... Read More »

IT layoffs: Amid fears of job losses, FITE takes up the fight

Infosys Technologies employees move through the headquarters during a break in Bangalore. Fears abound that thousands of techies are likely to lose their job, as automation and stricter job permits hit the Indian IT sector.(AP) For weeks now, news about IT layoffs is making headlines, while industry body Nasscom is trying to allay fears with data and figures to suggest ... Read More »

Are you too old to get a job?

An employee stocks items in the paint department at Renco Ace Hardware in Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania. Ace Hardware is part of AARP’s employer pledge program. This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. When New York City employment attorney Lori B. Rassas wrote “The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job” in 2015, I interviewed her for Next Avenue. Now, ... Read More »