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NZ town has too many jobs and wants to recruit outsiders

Kaitangata - A tiny town in New Zealand has launched a drive to recruit outsiders because of its unique problem. It has too many jobs available.

Argentina president vetoes anti-layoff law

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri fought back against his opponents on Friday in his quest to reform Latin America's third-biggest economy, vetoing their bid to curb his unpopular job cuts.

Argentine president suffers first setback in congress

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers handed conservative President Mauricio Macri his first legislative setback Thursday by passing a law aiming to curb job cuts that he says are needed to strengthen the economy.

Bleak prediction for U.S. employment

Washington - Employment levels in the U.S. are looking more precarious, according to a new report. The number of U.S. citizens filing for unemployment benefits increased dramatically according to government figures.

Argentines in mass protest against layoffs

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of Argentines marched in a noisy protest Friday against job cuts imposed under President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms.The demonstration virtually brought central Buenos Aires to a standstill amid a din of drums and chants.

Study: Short men and overweight women get raw deal in life

A study has revealed that short men and overweight women get a raw deal in life, in jobs and in income. Short men are not the only ones getting a raw deal, as the study shows overweight women are too.

Major pharmaceutical companies announce big layoffs

We are only into the early days of 2016 but this hasn’t slowed the actions of companies doing anything to protect their share prices. Two big pharmaceutical companies have already announced plant closures and layoffs.

Biogen lays off 880 workers

Pharmaceutical company Biogen, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts , has laid off 880 employees in a large restructuring move. The company also plans to halt some drug development projects.

Humans are far superior to robots in one key area

Some scientists have predicted that almost half of all jobs done by humans could be replaced by robots within the next 10 years. A new study shows, however, that humans do have one defense: their social skills.

Are women finally getting ahead in science?

Women applying to openings in science or engineering posts at universities have a two-fold better chance of getting the job than men, according to a hiring simulation.

Why content marketing is facing a shortage of qualified staff

The world of digital marketing is facing a skills shortage when it comes to content generators. B2B News Network investigates.

Op-Ed: Prentice and Nenshi show Albertans how government fails

Edmonton - Albertans knew this was coming, and still feel the sting of the news. With the press surrounding the budget out of the news cycle, Albertans should know how their leaders are punishing them for the government being terrible at managing tax dollars.

How unemployment triggers personality changes

Stirling - A new tranche of research has found that longer-term unemployment alters people's personalities in different ways. This includes making people less agreeable and open, which, in turn hampers people who undergo such changes from securing work.

Women paid far less than men in universities

Why are there so few women in academia? New research suggests that perceptions of a need for brilliance to excel in a field of study contribute to its relatively low numbers of women.

10,000 apply for human paintball bullet tester job

London - Some 10,000 people from around the world have applied to be shot at as a paintball bullet tester, the British company posting the job advert said.

Slovak train station's homeless now work there

Bratislava - Once their crash pad, now their office: seven homeless men who used to camp out at the Slovak capital's main train station are now its baggage porters.

Americans eye Australia’s job relocation assistance program

While the American economy and job market continues its healthy improvement, things still aren’t where they were a decade ago.

LinkedIn users suing over feature they say ruined job searches

If you're one of LinkedIn's more than 300 million users, it's possible the professional networking site has helped you get a job.

Op-Ed: New Afghan president can halt Taliban advance with jobs

With Ashraf Ghani now sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan in a rare peaceful transition of power, an historic opportunity arises for President Ghani to attack a fundamental source of the insurgency.

September sees U.S. automotive sales up: SUVs are gaining speed

Possibly the falling gas prices played a role, or last year's harsh winter, but once again the data is proving Americans love affair for trucks has not ended. People in the U.S., again are deciding to purchase popular light trucks over sedans.

EU's Juncker in bitter battle for new team

Brussels - The EU faced a round of political bloodletting Thursday as the European Parliament savaged the French, British and Spanish candidates for Jean-Claude Juncker's new executive team.

New EU commissioners put through the wringer

Brussels - The men and women picked to run the EU for the next five years face a grilling by the European Parliament this week which could claim the scalp of at least one of them.

Ford to add more than 1,000 jobs in Missouri

On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced that it has plans to add 1,200 new jobs at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri.

Google HR boss says 58 percent of resumes get trashed because of one spelling mistake

Google HR boss Laszlo Bock likes to cite a startling figure: 58% of résumés have typos. "Typos are deadly because employers interpret them as a lack of detail-orientation, as a failure to care about quality," he says.

How businesses can solve the quality freelance problem Commissioned

There’s a growing need for a higher, more focused level of developer talent, particularly when it comes to technological and corporate projects.

North Dakota extends lowest state unemployment rate to 69 months

Bismarck - While the nation struggles with unemployment, and small new job numbers, one state stands alone in job growth. For more than five years, North Dakota has lead the nation with the lowest rate of unemployment.

New EU energy and climate head sells oil shares

Strasbourg - The EU's incoming energy and climate commissioner said on Tuesday he is selling his shares in oil firms to avoid any conflict of interest ahead of a grilling by the European Parliament.

France's Moscovici wins big EU job despite reservations

Brussels - Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici, appointed the new EU commissioner of economic and financial affairs Wednesday, won the post despite German reservations about Paris's ability to meet Brussels budget rules.

Britain, France get top jobs from EU's Juncker

Brussels - France and Britain won powerful positions Wednesday in the new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker, who vowed to revive a stagnant economy, rebuild trust in Brussels and deal with threats on the EU's borders.

EU's Juncker to announce Commission line-up Wednesday

Brussels - Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will announce who gets which job in his team on Wednesday, his office said.Juncker last week unveiled a list of 28 names set for senior positions within the Commission.
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Protesters wearing red caps, the symbol of protest in Brittany and waving Breton regional flags, take part in a demonstration to maintain jobs in the region and against an "ecotax" on commercial trucks, in Carhaix, western France
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