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Intel exec calls for raising H-1B cap as feds to start accepting visa applications

March 30, 2015

The US has a shortage of skilled workers in STEM fields and congress must raise the cap on H-1B visas, Lisa Malloy, Intel’s director of policy communications and government relations, wrote in a blog post last week.“While only about 6% of our US workforce is here on an H-1B visa, these individual...


Mexico moves toward uniform minimum wage — Web

March 30, 2015

The minimum wage in Mexico’s geographical zone “B” will increase by 2.6%, to 68.28 pesos (US$4.52) from 66.45 pesos (US$4.40) per day effective April 1, according to Bloomberg BNA. The wage of 70.10 pesos (US$4.64) a day will be maintained. In geographical area “A.” Geographical zone “A” includes...


Half of older workers unemployed in last five years still jobless today

March 30, 2015

Despite recent improvements in job creation statistics and the US unemployment rate, half of the people ages 45 to 70 who experienced unemployment during the past five years are not currently working, according to a survey conducted by AARP. Fifty percent of survey respondents reported they were...


Image-tarnishing myths surrounding RPO debunked — Staffing Stream

March 30, 2015

The RPO industry is still in its blooming phase and is still a relatively new concept that has yet to settle in with the businesses worldwide, writes Anuj Mehta in The Staffing Stream. Mehta, a professional content writer for Collar Search, discusses the top five myths that have been holding orga...


Highest starting salaries for business grads? MIS and marketing

March 27, 2015

Management information systems majors are projected to post the highest starting salary, at $55,843, among bachelor’s degree business graduates of the class of 2015, according to salary survey data released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Among master’s level grads, marketi...


Nevada posts highest jobless rate in February

March 27, 2015

Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in February at 7.1%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi followed at 7.0%; California and Louisiana both posted unemployment rates of 6.7%.The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.8%.Nebras...


Dramatic shift in US workforce demographics, report finds

March 27, 2015

Major demographic shifts in the US since 2001 have led to a workforce that looks quite different today, according to The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs report released by CareerBuilder. The report tracks the changing composition of jobs by gender, race and age from 2001 to 2014.Men occupy a broader a...


New estimate of fourth-quarter GDP for US remains at 2.2%

March 27, 2015

US real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the third estimate released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The third estimate is unchanged from the previously released second estimate.Real GDP rose by 5.0% in the third quarter...


Report says Amazon makes temps sign 18-month noncompetes — Web

March 27, 2015

The Verge reports Amazon makes temporary warehouse workers sign 18-month noncompete agreements that could cover the globe.


Canada’s oil industry to lose 8,000 jobs in 2015

March 27, 2015

The collapse of oil prices in the second half of 2014 will take a bite out of the Canadian oil industry’s finances, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Oil Extraction Industry. Revenues are expected to fall by C$43 billion, or 37%, and the industry...