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  1. News - World

    Weekly US unemployment benefit applications fall to 336,000 as companies reduce layoffs

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 09:32pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly US unemployment benefit applications fall to 336,000 as companies reduce layoffs. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong companies turn to 'laughter yoga' to soothe stressed workers

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... Ogilvy, HSBC, Citibank, the MTR Corporation, the Hospital Authority and even the Hong Kong Police. HSBC wanted to help its staff cope with the stressful lay-offs of recent years. A company ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Laughter yoga is a surprise hit with companies that want to soothe stressed-out employees Firms getting into funny business Companies in Hong Kong ...

  3. Clever networking can bring job success

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Networking can be one of the most effective ways of creating career opportunities or expanding a business. According to Alice Kaushal, networking can act as a bridge for career moves within a company, changing a career or expanding a customer base. She says successful networking should be viewed as a continuing process, not an event. 'It can take many months to build ...

  4. PCCW union mulls strike action as staff layoffs loom

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... complete preparations for the redundancies and was ready to shed staff. 'We know that lists of employees who may be candidates for the layoffs are almost completed. The company can hand out... letters to affected employees as early as this Friday or next week,' he said. Some union members who have been instructed to prepare for layoffs have told the union the company has been ...

  5. Employees of HSBC, TVB inform unions of 'impending layoffs'

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Employees of TVB and HSBC have made calls to unionists claiming some staff will be dismissed soon, fuelling fears of more layoffs in the banking and broadcasting sectors. ... the association's chief executive Wu Yiu-fung said. The bank could not be reached for comment. HSBC slashed a total of 550 jobs in September and November, while talk of another mass layoff of 1,000 ...

  6. Government acts to dispel fears of layoffs at HSBC

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... during this difficult time. Companies should take up their social responsibilities.' Asked to comment on possible layoff plans by HSBC and PCCW, Mr Tsang said he understood that companies ... Maria Chan and Agnes Lam Labour bureau contacts banking giant over job-loss rumours The Hong Kong government took the unusual step yesterday of dispelling fears of imminent mass layoffs ...

  7. ATV sacks three employees one day after chairman vows no more layoffs on horizon

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ms Lam said. 'What is it about if it is not a layoff?' she said. 'I have really suffered enough from this messy company. It might not be so bad leaving it.' ... Phyllis Tsang Troubled television station ATV sacked more staff yesterday, a day after chairman Linus Cheung Wing-lam pledged there would be no more layoffs in the near future. Also, ...

  8. Relief for 50,000 workers after bosses sign 'no-layoffs charter'

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So More than 50,000 jobs have been guaranteed after more than 100 businesses, including retail and catering firms, signed a charter pledging there would be no layoffs for a year. The Labour and Welfare Bureau chief welcomed the non-binding 'no-layoffs charter', saying the move would help keep society stable. Vincent Fang Kang, lawmaker for the wholesale and retail ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Execs voice sympathy for Nokia, Microsoft, Tencent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:55pm by Doug Young

    ... itself at the center of two major negative stories, including a surprise anti-monopoly investigation that was revealed a couple of weeks ago. The company was back in the news last week, when it laid off a big portion of the workers it acquired with its purchase last year of the struggling former cellphone leader Nokia. The Nokia layoffs made the biggest waves in the microblogging ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Zynga slashes workforce by a fifth in its biggest ever round of layoffs

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 02:38pm by Reuters in San Francisco

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Farmville developer’s shares slide as doubts raised over its recovery Zynga announced on Monday its biggest ever round of layoffs and warned of weak bookings ... a dozen games and laid off hundreds of employees as part of a turnaround effort that focuses resources on developing mobile games. As the company began notifying laid-off employees on Monday ...




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