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  • IT jobs: US creating 'em, India getting 'em

    08/04/2004 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 39 replies · 849+ views
    NEW DELHI: Currently, there is a great demand of hi-tech IT jobs in the US. The Reason, however, is obvious. The country has lost thousands of technical jobs to India, as a result of which unemployment is rising amongst the American youth. According to sources, joblessness has nearly doubled in the last three years, while the number of Americans calling themselves IT professionals has decreased by nearly 160,000. In typical doublespeak, even the US government has agreed that the tech jobs are not likely to stay onshore, despite the growth in demand....
  • Older supply chain managers aren't finding new jobs

    08/04/2004 12:47:43 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 27 replies · 780+ views
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.Amid the layoffs that have become a routine result of corporate downsizing, mergers, and outsourcing, there is a growing trend: older supply chain managers who can’t find new jobs. Between February 2000 and January 2002, for example, the re-employment of workers between the ages of 55 and 64 sank from 58.8% to 52.5%, the lowest rate since 1994. “There is absolutely no question that if you are an older worker, your chances of being re-employed are much smaller,” says Sara Rix, a senior policy analyst at American Association of Retired Persons.
  • Furniture plant closing in Macon

    08/04/2004 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 420+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | Wednesday, August 04, 2004 | Linda S. Morris
    Bassett plans to shut doors by Oct. 1, putting about 185 employees out of work Bassett Furniture Industries Inc., which came to Macon in the mid-1960s, plans to close by Oct. 1, putting about 185 employees out of work, a company official said Tuesday. Its Airport Drive manufacturing plant is the company's only facility in Georgia. In April 2003, Bassett closed its Dublin plant, cutting about 300 jobs. Fewer than 10 employees in Macon will be offered jobs at other plants, said Barry Safrit, vice president and chief financial officer. Other employees will be let go in phases during the...
  • U.S. Job Cuts Rise 8% in July, Hirings Fall

    08/03/2004 4:34:25 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 38 replies · 969+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, August 3, 2004 | Reuters
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Layoffs in the United States rose 8 percent in July from the previous month, a report said on Monday, as the job market recovery struggled to gain momentum. The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said employers announced 69,572 job cuts in July, up from 64,343 in June but down 18 percent from July 2003. Hiring announcements also declined, but companies do not announce hires as frequently as they announce layoffs. The number of announced hires fell to 26,880, a 30 percent decline from June's 38,377....
  • Greenspan's Blinders on Job Quality

    08/02/2004 2:44:54 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 36 replies · 726+ views ^ | Sunday, August 01, 2004 | Alan Tonelson
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Despite Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan´s praise for the New Information Economy, his recent comments on job-quality trends in America made it painfully clear that he needs a lesson in elementary internet use. Responding at Congressional hearings last week to worries that the United States recently has been replacing high-paying jobs with low-paying jobs, Greenspan stated, “We have not been able to find a significant, meaningful change in the quality of jobs being produced relative to the quality of jobs being lost for the nation as a whole over the last year.”...
  • GE cutting 525 workers at Bloomington plant

    07/30/2004 2:21:33 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 44 replies · 744+ views
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. General Electric Co. plans to lay off about 525 employees at its refrigerator plant in Bloomington, Ind., and move work to a plant in Celaya, Mexico, the company announced Friday. The plant is part of the company's Louisville-based GE Consumer & Industrial unit, which manufactures appliances, lighting and various other products for the worldwide conglomerate. The union that represents workers at the plant had said last week that about 600 layoffs were expected. The workers, who make one of GE's higher-end, side-by-side models of refrigerator, are expected to be laid off...
  • The final cut: Schrade closes, putting 250 out of work

    07/30/2004 1:39:33 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 42 replies · 1,724+ views
    The Daily Freeman ^ | 07/30/2004 | Jonathan Ment
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. ELLENVILLE - After struggling through economic downturns, security concerns that made it unlawful to travel with some of the company's products and - to hear neighbors tell it - decades of mismanagement, knife and tool maker Imperial Schrade sent the last of its production workers home for good on Thursday. Company officials could not be reached for comment, but local estimates were that some 250 employees received letters about the shutdown and left the U.S. Route 209 plant after a 9 a.m. meeting. By noon, the smell of mildew wafted through...
  • Manufacturing job slumps worries economists

    07/27/2004 5:27:45 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 573+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2004 | The Associated Press
    BOISE -- Despite promises of rebounding job growth, the majority of new jobs in Idaho have been in the service sector, paying lower salaries and offering little or no benefits. Idaho has lost more than 8,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000. The top 7,000 had an average annual wage of $40,939. Over the same period, more than 22,000 service jobs were created, but two-thirds of those had an average salary of just $19,278. Nearly 34 percent of the state's working-age population went without health insurance during all or part of 2002-03, according to a study by Families USA, a Washington, D.C.-based...
  • Louisiana loses jobs in chemical manufacturing, oil support

    07/27/2004 4:15:35 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 382+ views
    The Beauregard Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2004 | The Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS -- As Louisiana failed to sustain much employment growth over the past year, two key economic and well-paying sectors -- the oil support industry and chemical manufacturing -- took major hits, the state labor department reported Monday. Only three of the state's seven metropolitan areas showed overall gains, while the New Orleans region had 10,300 fewer non-farm jobs in June than in June 2003. Statewide, there were 1,000 more non-farm jobs in June than in June 2003, the labor department said. But the growth was centered entirely in the service area of the economy, while petroleum, construction and...
  • Factory closure to cost 490 jobs

    07/27/2004 3:46:09 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 390+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 200 | REBECCA LIPCHITZ
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.Sanmina forced to shut its doors in Wilmington as work moves abroad WILMINGTON As the printed circuit-board industry continues its move overseas, nearly 500 employees of Sanmina-SCI Corp.'s Wilmington plant began looking for jobs last week. Company officials announced the plant's closing to workers on Thursday, giving the 490 employees the two months notice required by law. The plant will be shut down by Sept. 20. Carmine Renzulli, senior vice president of legal and human resources for San Jose, Calif.-based Sanmina, said there is no longer enough work to support the Wilmington...
  • State Farm cutting at least 500 jobs in Mid-Atlantic

    07/27/2004 2:55:32 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 790+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 27 | DAVID DISHNEAU -- Associated Press
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- State Farm Insurance said Tuesday it will cut at least 500 jobs in the Middle Atlantic region over the next 2 1/2 years by consolidating operations and closing claims offices, including some in West Virginia. State Farm, the nation's largest insurer, said it will eliminate 400 to 500 jobs at its Frederick operations center and move about half of them to an existing office in Charlottesville, Va. The Bloomington, Ill.-based company also said it will close half of its 50 field claim offices in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, the District of Columbia, North Carolina and West Virginia,...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Court to sitcom writers: dirty jokes are actionable

    04/23/2004 8:14:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 325+ views
    Amaani Lyle was fired four months into her job for Warner Brothers as a writers' assistant on "Friends" because she couldn't type fast enough to record the writers' dictation accurately. She sued for sexual harassment because the comedy writers would regularly make jokes about women and sex in the process of writing a sitcom about the sexual adventures of six thirty-somethings. A California appeals court has decided that a jury should resolve whether the jokes made by the comedy writers were appropriate for writing a sitcom or whether they created an actionable "hostile working environment for women." Summary judgment was...
  • A Trip Down Possumtrot Road

    10/21/2003 1:54:50 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 39 replies · 442+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 21 October 2003 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Last week I drove down Possumtrot Road, deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's in Yancey County, one of the most rural and least populated of North Carolina's 100 counties. Possumtrot Road is at an altitude of about 2,800 feet, but it is lined on both sides with rich bottom land. Much of that land lies fallow; many of the barns are falling to wrack and ruin. And thereon hangs a tale. First, a touch of geology. The Blue Ridge is the southern section of the Appalachian Chain, formed about 250 million years ago when the tectonic plate that is...
  • A Tough Lesson On Medical Privacy Pakistani transcriber threatens UCSF over back pay

    10/22/2003 4:57:00 PM PDT · by Samizdat · 36 replies · 527+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/22/03 | David Lazarus
    Your patient records are out in the open... so you better track that person and make him pay my dues." A woman in Pakistan doing cut-rate clerical work for UCSF Medical Center threatened to post patients' confidential files on the Internet unless she was paid more money.To show she was serious, the woman sent UCSF an e-mail earlier this month with actual patients' records attached.
  • Chip Design outsourcing appears inevitable, EEs told

    09/28/2003 10:34:52 AM PDT · by nwrep · 94 replies · 1,001+ views
    EE Times ^ | September 25, 2003 | Ron Wilson
      Design outsourcing appears inevitable, EEs toldBy Ron Wilson, EE Times Sep 24, 2003 (12:51 PM) URL: JOSE, Calif. — A panel session at the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference here Tuesday (Sept. 23) debated the implications for U.S. design engineers of IC design outsourcing. Panelists offered free-market platitudes, candid warnings, reassuring economic generalizations and some incisive observations that may help individual designers find a foothold on what promises to be a slippery slope for the profession in the coming years. Rakesh Kumar, president of operations-outsourcing venture TCX Inc. (Poway, Calif.) said the U.S. has a long history of...
  • After 10-year surge, EE salaries level off at $89k (EE Salary Survey)

    09/28/2003 10:40:37 AM PDT · by nwrep · 78 replies · 1,153+ views
    EE Times ^ | August 28, 2003 | EE Times Staff
    After 10-year surge, salaries level off at $89kBy EE Times Staff, EE Times August 28, 2003 (10:49 a.m. EST) URL: For more than a decade now, design and development engineers and managers have ridden a pay surge that's taken them from $59,800 in 1994 to a high of $89,100, on average, in 2002. But the wave crested in 2003, dipping slightly to $88,900, $200 under last year's mean. It's not the first time the U.S. EE Times "Salary & Opinion Survey" has recorded a decline; it also happened during another pullback in the technology field, in 1988-89, when...
  • Hidden malware in offshore products raises concerns [Back doors in Indian and Chinese code]

    09/11/2003 11:13:41 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 4 replies · 555+ views
    Hidden malware in offshore products raises concerns Story by Mark Willoughby SEPTEMBER 11, 2003 ( COMPUTERWORLD ) - "You've go to be a little paranoid to survive in this business." -- Andrew S. Grove, chairman and founder, Intel Corp., ca. 1980 The extreme difficulty in discovering a back door hidden deep within a complex application, buried among numerous modules developed offshore in a global software marketplace, is forcing those assigned to protect sensitive national security information to take defensive actions. The threat of hidden Trojan horses and back doors surfaced this summer when the governments of the U.S. and China...
  • Special Metals contract rejected (Union Votes Down Contract, Co. Likely To File Ch 7 Within Days)

    08/25/2003 7:25:02 PM PDT · by Timesink · 75 replies · 728+ views
    The Herald-Dispatch ^ | August 25, 2003 | Jim Ross
    <p>HUNTINGTON -- Workers at the Special Metals Corp. nickel alloy plant in Huntington rejected a proposed contract offer Monday that their union leadership and company executives said was necessary to keep the plant open.</p> <p>The vote, announced at 8:30 p.m. after a full day of voting, was 236 workers for the new contract and 303 against it.</p>
  • Calif. Senate OKs transgender protections (Companies MUST hire transgenders)

    07/26/2003 8:19:44 AM PDT · by nwrep · 147 replies · 1,544+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2003 | Ellen Maremont Silver
    Calif. Senate OKs transgender protections Fri Jul 25, 8:11 PM ET Add Community - Planet Out to My Yahoo! Ellen Maremont Silver, / Network SUMMARY: The California Senate passed a groundbreaking bill on Thursday that makes it illegal to discriminate against transgender people in housing and employment. The California Senate passed a groundbreaking bill on Thursday that makes it illegal to discriminate against transgender people in housing and employment. AB 196 adds "gender identity or expression" to sex and other characteristics that are already protected by the state's Fair Employment and Housing Act. The bill, passed by...