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The case against job quotas for locals

Nativism, the cry for job protection of locals, is rearing its head again in India. The newly elected government of Andhra Pradesh has just passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in the Industries/Factories Bill, 2019. As per this law, 75% of jobs in industries are to be reserved for locals. Madhya Pradesh is mulling over a similar law. ... Read More »

Amazon Web Service to help startups in social sectors

KOLKATA: Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, will help start-ups in the social sector like education, healthcare, agriculture, e-governance and MSME by providing them with learning content and promotional credits. Rahul Sharma, president-public sector (India) of Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, said that the initiative is a part of AWS’ global programme which focuses on providing ... Read More »

Google looking for CEO Sundar Pichai’s replacement? Job posting surprises LinkedIn users

LinkedIn users were surprised to see that Google was looking for a replacement for CEO Sundar Pichai. If you are among the ones who spotted this dream job then we must be the bearer of bad news and say that that replacement notification on LinkedIn was fake. The job was posted by an online recruiter from Netherlands, Michel Rijnders, who ... Read More »

Did you apply for Google CEO’s job on LinkedIn?

SAN FRANCISCO: To the surprise of millions of LinkedIn users, the high-profile job of Google CEO Sundar Pichai was up for grabs on Microsoft-owned professional networking platform and some wannabes even applied to become what would be a dream job on Earth. Later, LinkedIn accepted it was actually a security bug that let users post an official-looking job opening on ... Read More »

Small business customers get more from Telstra

Telstra has expanded it services to small businesses with the offer of account management support for small business customers of all sizes. On top of the “personalised” account management support Telstra also now offers one dedicated service number (132-000) with support seven days from 8am to 9pm and a dedicated specialist business team who is able and accountable for resolving queries ... Read More »

Nissan plans job cuts, where will axe fall in India?

CHENNAI: Japanese automobile giant Nissan Motor Corporation’s announcement of plans to cut over 12,500 jobs globally has provoked intense speculation in the country on where the axe will fall in its Indian operations. While in their announcement made on Thursday, Nissan has not listed the 14 sites or locations where it will cut the jobs, there are reports circulating that 1,700 jobs will be lost ... Read More »

Syria says Israel attacked posts held by its military, allied militias

Illustrative: Missiles rise into the sky as Israel hits an air defense position and other military bases, in Damascus, Syria, May 10, 2018. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP) An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria’s state news agency said. Local media reported that air defenses shot down ... Read More »

Amazon is turning advertising into its next huge business — here’s how

If you were browsing Amazon in search of deals for Prime Day, you undoubtedly came across a lot of ads. That’s because Amazon has a trove of information about buying habits that makes it a valuable place for advertisers. Think about it: Amazon knows the last time you bought toothpaste on the site and which brand you typically like to buy. Advertisers ... Read More »

Signed, sealed, Delhivered: ET Startup Awards 2019 zeroes in on the best of Indian startups

ET Startup Awards Jury: Standing (L-R): Ashish Hemrajani, Satyan Gajwani, Sriharsha Majety, Rahul Mehta, Sachin Bansal, Ritesh Agarwal; Sitting (L-R): Renuka Ramnath, Uday Kotak, Amitabh Kant, Dilip Khandelwal BENGALURU: Logistics and supply chain services company Delhivery won top honours at India’s biggest awards for startups, joining peers distinguished by technical and entrepreneurial prowess. A distinguished jury led by Uday Kotak, managing director and chief executive ... Read More »

$11 million: What Google is paying to settle job seekers’ age-bias claims

Google agreed to pay $11 million to end a lawsuit accusing the internet giant of discriminating against older job applicants, a deal that amounts to an average payout of more than $35,000 for 227 people who joined the class action. The settlement also calls for the Alphabet Inc. unit to train employees and managers about age bias, to create a committee ... Read More »