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Business Week Online

by Spencer E. Ante

January 18, 2005

However unevenly, at least the industry is now adding healthy numbers of workers. The bad news is salaries aren't rising as well.

In 2004, the tech industry labor market picked itself off the canvas -- bloodied and scarred after two years of heavy beatings. While this year looks to be another step in the right direction, don't expect a return to the knockout growth last seen during the tech boom.


January 18, 2005

The gap between the performance of the world's two largest nations, China and India, keeps growing. Two instances from entirely different fields should give us an idea.

There was not much difference in the economic performance roughly until 1980, when the per capita incomes were also similar. Over the last quarter century, both instituted economic reforms and growth accelerated.

PR Web

January 18, 2005

In 2004, Kingwood Personnel used an innovative website and Internet marketing strategy to more than double the growth of other employment agencies. Now in 2005, they are building on that success.

Back in 2003 Carol McCord, owner of Kingwood Personnel, decided to break that trend by launching an innovative marketing campaign. In 2004 her foresight paid off as her employment agency outgrew the staffing industry average by more than 2 to 1.


by Alorie Gilbert

January 14, 2005

Oracle appears to be adding insult to injury in its merger with PeopleSoft--taking the unusual step of notifying workers of their termination by sending pinks slips via express mail to their homes.

Those spared pink slips will get packages too--containing new Oracle employment contracts. That makes it a nail-biting weekend for many PeopleSoft employees, who number more than 11,000 worldwide. Oracle may cut as many as 6,000 jobs, according to its own earlier estimates. It plans to announce the official number Friday.


by Alorie Gilbert

January 12, 2005

Technology companies let up on the layoffs in the United States last year, sending out 23 percent fewer pink slips than in 2003 and 62 percent fewer than in 2002, according to a new report.

Yet employment in the high-tech industry, which encompasses computer, electronics, telecommunications and e-commerce companies, is still in flux, according to employment services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Job losses in the industry totaled 176,113 and accounted for 17 percent of all job cuts in 2004, the company reported on Wednesday. "The fact is, the technology sector is very volatile," the firm's CEO, John Challenger, said in a statement. "Even at its strongest, we are going to see a lot of job churn due to factors such as outsourcing, automation, mergers and acquisitions and fluctuation in demand."


December 15, 2004

The AFL-CIO claims Walmart employees make $9 an hour on average. That adds up to $20,000 dollars a year, which is less than half the national average.

The labor unions also complain Walmart not only kills higher-paid supermarket jobs but lowers the standard of living where the company locates. The unions say the cause is the lower priced items.


by Lou Dobbs

December 6, 2004

Congressional authority to peek into citizens' tax returns wasn't the only clause hidden in the omnibus spending bill that recently passed. There's also a more welcome surprise for the American worker: a grant for a comprehensive study of the effects of o

So far, the government has simply lacked the data to determine offshore outsourcing's impact on the U.S. work force, said Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia. Wolf initiated the measure to grant $2 million to the independent, nonpartisan National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) for the study.

India Daily

by Sankar Mehta

November 19, 2004

Why did GE quit India outsourcing bandwagon?

After all they were the pioneers ten years back one of the very companies to have the foresight of growth in the sector. GE quit India because they found out that it is not worth owning the dirty part of the business. Let the native companies like HCL, WIPRO and Tatas handle the dirty work for little money.

Business Week

December 3, 2003

Rather than send IT work to India, a Boston startup sought locals at the same money. The result: plenty of applicants -- and a lot of questions

Jon placed some ads in The Boston Globe, offering full-time contract programming work for $45,000 annually. (He had decided that it was worth adding a $5,000 premium to what he'd pay the Indian workers in exchange for having the programmers on site.) <br><br>The result- "We got flooded" with resumes, about 90 in total, many from highly qualified programmers having trouble finding work in the down economy, Jon says. His decision: "For $5,000 it was no contest." Jon went American. And the outcome- "I think I got the best of both worlds. I got local people who came in for 10% more (than Indians). And I found really good ones."

The Honolulu Advertiser (HI)

by Jim Dooley

November 26, 2003

Two companies that have received a half-billion dollars in federal construction contracts here over the past eight years are now the subjects of a federal grand jury criminal investigation into how some of those contracts were awarded.

One of the companies, Nan Inc., has gone from a small business in 1995 to the single largest locally owned federal contractor in Hawai'i today, landing 56 contracts worth a maximum of $463 million, according to an Advertiser analysis of federal procurement records.

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