If you have empty fields in your LinkedIn profile, you might want to take some time to complete them. Professional networking site LinkedIn is rolling out a plug-in that lets jobseekers use their LinkedIn profile information to apply for positions right from an employer’s Website with the click of a button.
The new feature, called “Apply with LinkedIn,” requires only a few steps to apply for jobs, and the information you submit can easily be personalized. When you click the “Apply with LinkedIn” button on a company’s website, a new screen pops up that lets you edit any of the fields in your profile.
Chief executive Brian Adams will leave CSCS at Christmas
The chief executive of the CSCS skills card scheme has stepped down from the role, it was confirmed today.
A spokesperson for the CSCS confirmed Brian Adams will leave CSCS at Christmas to pursue outside interests.
The incoming chief executive will be tasked with finding a new partner to administer the scheme, after CITB-ConstructionSkills announced it intends to cut ties with the card scheme by 2016.
A statement from the CSCS Board said: “We want to sincerely thank Brian for his leadership and contribution to the scheme and wish him every success for the future.”
The comments came as official figures showed that GDP grew by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2011, following a 0.5% increase during the first three months of the year.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report, the Royal Wedding bank holiday and the Japanese tsunami were partly to blame for the “modest” growth figures, although it stated that their net impact could not be precisely determined.
However, the CIPD, The Work Foundation and the TUC have claimed that the figures point to a need for the Government to rethink its current strategy for stimulating growth.
The CIPD’s chief economic adviser Dr John Philpott described the low growth figures as “desperately poor”.
“We must be careful to not attach undue weight to excuses about preliminary statistical measurement or the special ‘one-off factors’ highlighted by the ONS,” Philpott explained.
State Street Corp. is laying off 530 IT workers and transferring another 320 to IBM or Wipro Technologies, part of a shift in its approach to IT operations.
This Boston-based company, which employs 4,000 IT workers, is turning to IBM and Wipro, the India-based outsourcing company, to manage “support components of its technology infrastructure, and application maintenance and support systems.”
State Street is focusing on development and investing “in the things that differentiate us as a company versus more of the support type functions that don’t offer us competitive advantage,” said Alicia Curran Sweeney, a spokeswoman for the financial services firm.
It expects to eliminate those 530 IT jobs over the next 18 to 20 months.
In November, State Street announced a broad business transformation effort that included changes to IT and investment in new technologies, such as development of private clouds.
When you look at the flower on the left, what do you see? A nice, yellow flower. Pretty, but that’s about it.
But when a bee looks at that same flower, however, the image on the right is more or less what it sees (compound eyes and all make it a little hard to show exactly what the bee “sees”). That extra information helps guide the bee to where it can find the nectar (and where the flower’s pollen is). The bee can detect light in ultraviolet wavelengths that we cannot. Our retinas simply do not respond to those (and many, many other) wavelengths.
We see a lot of color in flowers, but we we’re missing a lot as well. So it is with our workforce. We look a
City officials in Tulsa, Oklahoma are making plans to try to capitalize on the announcement of a major aircraft order from American Airlines (AA), and bring new aviation jobs to the city.
AA’s parent company AMR Corporation has said it is to buy 460 new aircraft between 2013 and 2022, with 200 of the new planes being Boeing 737s. All AA maintenance operations for its existing 737 fleet are carried out in Tulsa, and city leaders are planning to devise incentives and programs that will attract even more of the company’s business there.
Here’s AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka today on the debt-ceiling charade:
Yesterday Congressional Republicans showed what their agenda really is: They are willing to destroy our economy and jobs to protect tax breaks for billionaires. Working people stand with the President in his call to stop this dangerous charade and extend the debt limit past November 2012 immediately and without conditions.