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Southampton plans job losses within chemistry department

As part of its long-term strategy, the University of Southampton in the UK has announced plans to reorganise its existing eight faculties into five, and make cuts of 50–75 employees through voluntary severance schemes in six academic areas. The areas facing job losses have not yet been publicly announced due to an ongoing internal consultation, but the university has confirmed ... Read More »

Informal sector will be main job creator in future. So equip workers today

Hardly a day goes by without another article, conference, or research initiative devoted to the future of work. The robots are coming, or they’re not coming as fast as we think; when they do come, they’ll put everyone out of work, or they’ll create as many jobs as they destroy. Thus the conversation goes. But what if, instead of trying ... Read More »

Russian ‘troll army’ tweets cited more than 80 times in UK media

Members of a Russian “troll army” were quoted more than 80 times across British-read media outlets before Twitter revealed their identity and banned them, a Guardian investigation has shown. Some posts from the accounts were embedded in articles to provide apparently local reportage and pictures from the sites of disasters and crime scenes around the world. In fact, Twitter claims, all the ... Read More »

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Facebook, Google strangle media

A wave of consolidation in every sector of the media industry shows how much media companies are struggling to keep up with the pace and scale of technology companies. Why it matters: Tech giants, aided by decades of minimal regulation, have scaled to the point at which they are able to adjust their advertising models and adapt to consumer demands faster ... Read More »

Actress claims more job offers after ASEAN lane controversy

MANILA, Philippines —  Actress Maria Isabel Lopez could lose her license for using a traffic lane reserved for ASEAN delegates, but she has also gained career opportunities, she said. “Too many offers—TV guestings, new soap, two new movies for 2018, on top of the one I’m producing… plus a new international film to be shot in Japan.. I’m booked guys til ... Read More »

Automation May Take Your Job Away, But It Might Just Create a New One for You, Too

Robots are undeniably decimating jobs in certain industries—but the news isn’t necessarily all bad. A new report by Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work lays out 21 new kinds of jobs that will be created in the next 10 years, employing large swaths of people impacted by automation. All the jobs fall under three main areas: coaching people to expand their ... Read More »

On singer-composer Job Kurian’s workspace

Job Kurian’s creative space is a pantheon to the greats of popular music. Photographs of AC/DC, Coldplay, Sting, Eagles, Beatles, Avial, Iron Maiden and Alt J look down from the wall near an iron staircase that leads to the terrace of Job’s house at Vattiyoorkavu. But for the cane furniture, the partially covered terrace has a minimalistic decor with a ... Read More »

UPS Store steps up to help small businesses ‘close the deal’ on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a big deal for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25. Not all business owners will win the day simply by opening, however – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers and repeat customers, and the UPS Store is helping by offering a Closer Kit. The Small Business ... Read More »

The Three Best Sources of Small Business Loans Today

With stock markets performing well and optimism over President Trump’s tax cuts, small business lending is thriving in 2017. For the first time since before the start of the Great Recession a decade ago, big banks are now approving one quarter of the loan applications they receive. According to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, loan approval rates at big banks climbed two-tenths of ... Read More »