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Singapore to tighten rules on hiring of foreigners

Monday, September 23, 2013

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Workers head to work at Singapore's central business district on August 23, 2011

Singapore Monday announced tighter rules on the hiring of foreign professional workers, saying companies will from next year have to show proof they first tried to recruit local citizens.

Bank of America to cut 2,100 jobs

Monday, September 9, 2013

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A woman leaves a Bank of America on August 7, 2013 in Washington, DC

Bank of America said Monday it would cut 2,100 jobs from its home mortgage unit as a key driver of the business, refinancing, has slowed down with higher interest rates.

Delivering mail in Kabul, where streets have no name

Monday, July 15, 2013

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Afghan postman Mohammad Rahim delivers letters in the Kart-e-Sakhi neighbourhood of Kabul on June 11, 2013

In Kabul, many streets have no name and houses often have no number, meaning that postmen already braving the constant threat of suicide bombings must play detective to deliver mail.

Microsoft launches new jobs drive for S.Africa

Thursday, June 6, 2013

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President of Microsoft International, Jean-Philippe Courtois gives a press conference in Johannesburg on June 6, 2013

Microsoft launched Thursday a campaign aimed at helping 3,000 graduates find information technology jobs in South Africa, where one in four workers is officially unemployed.

Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head

Monday, June 3, 2013

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Numerous employers in the US have begun charging smokers higher premiums for health insurance, the paper said

An employee who smokes costs his or her employer nearly $6,000 (4,500 euros) more per year than a non-smoker, according to a study of the United States published on Monday in the journal Tobacco Control.

German software giant SAP to hire people with autism

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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SAP is one the world's largest software firms and has a 65,000-strong workforce

German software giant SAP has said it intended to employ hundreds of people globally with autism as software testers and programmers over the next seven years.

Spain says headline jobless queue shrinks

Monday, May 6, 2013

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People wait in a government employment office in Burgos on February 4, 2013

The masses of people registered at unemployment offices in Spain shrank slightly in April to fewer than five million, raw data showed Monday, a result hailed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government.

Randstad to buy leading HR company’s staffing business

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Ben Noteboom, chairman of Randstad Holding, pictured in Diemen, on July 28, 2006

Dutch temporary job agency Randstad announced on Thursday it will buy the staffing activities of its competitor USG People in a multi-million euro deal to boost its position as a top player in the European marketplace.

Chinese workers jailed for high-rise demo in Singapore

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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A Singapore officer (R) assists a mainland Chinese worker down from a crane after a protesti, December 6, 2012

A Singapore court on Thursday sentenced two Chinese workers to four weeks in jail each for staging a high-rise protest atop construction cranes in December, local media reported.

Social crisis deepens as austerity bites: EU report

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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An office of the French state-run employment agency.  on March 25, 2013

The austerity policies adopted to remedy the debt crisis are taking an ever greater toll on jobs and households in some countries, with little hope of improvement in sight, the European Commission said Tuesday.

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