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Workers are ‘ghosting’ interviews, blowing off work in a strong job market 

“In the hottest job market in decades, workers are holding all the cards” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. A growing number are “ghosting” their jobs: blowing off scheduled job interviews, accepting offers but not showing up the first day and even vanishing from existing positions – all without giving notice.At Carports & More, based in El Dorado Hills, California, nearly half of the 65 job candidates scheduled for interviews the past month didn’t show up. And 2.4 percent of all those employed quit jobs, typically to take another, the largest…

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Steve Ballmer says he and Bill Gates recommended Nadella as Microsoft CEO, praises his performance

“Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that he and Bill Gates recommended current CEO Satya Nadella to the board, and he is not surprised he’s doing a great job” writes Jordan Novet for cnbc.com. Nadella has succeeded in changing the way the financial community views the company, Ballmer said.In a recent interview, Bloomberg’s David Rubinstein asked Ballmer if he was surprised when Nadella was chosen to be the company’s new leader.And I was glad he got the job, because he’s done a great job.”.  Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Unilever’s profit dips amid Brazilian truck strike and currency fluctuations

“The Anglo-Dutch maker of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Dove soap and Hellmann’s mayonnaise said underlying sales rose 1.9 percent, excluding the recently divested spreads business” writes Marco De Swart for cnbc.com. On that basis, analysts on average were expecting growth of 2.3 percent. “What you see behind these results is actually a strengthening again of the volume component which for us is the most important,” Unilever CEO Paul Polman told CNBC’s Willem Marx on Thursday. “When we had a lot of pricing (power), analysts were worried about us not…

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Forget retirement, most older workers are looking for these jobs

“Other common second-act jobs are courier driver, shuttle driver, and parts driver” reports fastcompany.com. For this, knowledge of CAD is a must, as it is at some of the other top jobs like senior lead designer and electrical designer.Indeed’s analysts found that piping designer is the No. 1 sought-after job mostly found at oil and gas companies.According to Indeed, the most clicked-on job openings for workers over 62 (the earliest you can qualify to get Social Security benefits) are an assortment of construction and transportation positions, along with some surprising niche…

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Net neutrality debate could strike a blow to Florida’s economy, local job creation | Opinion

“Make no mistake about it: restoring Title II regulations would have an unwelcome impact on the lives and livelihoods of resident Floridians” writes Brad Swanson for sun-sentinel.com. Title II regulations are designed to regulate utility industries, where consumers have one choice, or else.For the brief time Title II regulations were in place, immediate evidence of their destructive influence mounted. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Jerome Powell: Job market will be strong for ‘several years’

“The economy is in good shape for the near future, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday, testifying that “the job market will remain strong and inflation will stay near 2 percent over the next several years.”” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Powell reassured senators Tuesday that steady rate increases was the Fed’s preferred course of action, noting that tightening monetary policy too slowly could raise the risk of too-high inflation or financial market bubbles.The economy does face threats, Powell acknowledged, including from the possibility of a trade war.Powell provided that sunny forecast…

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This new job will pay you to sleep

“For more information, visit here and watch Simba’s job video here” writes Katie Avis-riordan for cosmopolitan.com. High-tech sleep brand, Simba, is advertising for candidates to join their new ‘Dream Team’ on Airtasker, an online marketplace for jobs and tasks.The job is a one-month sleep experiment to determine how different factors impact our sleep patterns.The job was posted on Airtasker UK by Simba’s CEO, Steve Reid, with the aim of finding the three perfect candidates to help the company discover what creates the perfect night’s sleep.To apply, applicants just need to…

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Not Everyone Can Afford a Job They Love

“After a decade of making a dent in her debt, Saujani left her job and eventually went on to found Girls Who Code” writes Lolade Fadulu for theatlantic.com. Saujani loves her job and wants to ensure that her son has a good relationship to work. “Mommy’s helping girls,” she tells him.Her job in finance made her miserable and depressed, but it also made it possible for her to help her family pay their mortgage. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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