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Old Techies Never Die; They Just Can't Get Hired

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While California employment figures show that Silicon Valley's technology sector has more than made up for job losses that occurred early in the recession, the rebound has not helped everyone. Older tech workers still struggle to find work....
Old Techies Never Die; They Just Can't Get Hired

Bogus Copyright Numbers Enter The Fight Over Cyberhacking As Well

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For many years, we've talked about just how bogus the numbers are that get thrown around for "losses" and "job losses" due to copyright infringement. And yet they keep getting repeated. Two years ago, we were particularly stunned by a report from the ITC that claimed $48 billion dollars in...
Bogus Copyright Numbers Enter The Fight Over Cyberhacking As Well

Consumer Cellular to Lease Shuttered T-Mobile Call Center, Hire at Least 650 Workers

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At least some of T-Mobile’s laid off workers may be getting a reprieve. Consumer Cellular said on Wednesday that it will sublease a Redmond, Oregon facility and hire upwards of 650 people to work at the 77,000 square-foot facility previously run by T-Mobile. The small Oregon-based carrier, which is best...
Consumer Cellular to Lease Shuttered T-Mobile Call Center, Hire at Least 650 Workers

Local shops set to bear brunt of online shopping growth

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Wales is set to suffer the largest number of store closures, with 29% of high street shops at risk, followed by the North West, with 28% of stores predicted to shutThe growth of online shopping could lead to the closure of one-in-five high street stores by 2018, according to a...
Local shops set to bear brunt of online shopping growth

Canon ditching humans, cameras hand-made by robots by 2015

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Canon has announced that it'll ditch human production line employees and rely entirely on robots to build its cameras. Several Japanese companies have felt the pinch thanks to the soaring value of the yen and have acted quickly to move production overseas, but Canon has resisted doing the same....
Canon ditching humans, cameras hand-made by robots by 2015

Nokia Cuts 4000 European Jobs; Phone Assembly Moves To Asia

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It’s a sign of the times, though not a particularly surprising one: Nokia has finally eliminated its European phone assembly infrastructure and will be moving those 4000 jobs to Asia, according to a Reuters report. The factories are not being shuttered altogether, and localizing and finishing work will still be...
Nokia Cuts 4000 European Jobs; Phone Assembly Moves To Asia

Game appoints administrators but PwC pins hopes on sell-off

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PwC's Mike Jervis said they were 'hopeful' that a buyer could be found for the chain which has nearly 6,000 UK staff 600 UK storesVideo games specialist Game has officially entered administration with the appointment of PwC ahead of a swift restructuring that is expected to result in heavy job...
Game appoints administrators but PwC pins hopes on sell-off

Sega streamlines US, European operations after 2011 figures predict $86 million loss

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Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. has announced that it will begin streamlining its American and European operations after posting an 7.1 billion Yen ($86 million dollar) extraordinary loss for the 2011 year. The move is expected to create a "smaller company positioned for sustained profitability" with the company planning a...
Sega streamlines US, European operations after 2011 figures predict $86 million loss

When Entertainment Industry Numbers Are More Suited To Comedy Than Analysis

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We've often criticized the entertainment industry for their use of utterly bogus math to claim massive, completely unrealistic losses from piracy. As Mike once noted, "it would actually be kind of funny... if policy makers and the press didn't actually believe those numbers and pass bad legislation based on them."...
When Entertainment Industry Numbers Are More Suited To Comedy Than Analysis

Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

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These are tough times at Sharp and the company is out to retain every yen that it can. Now the financially troubled Japanese firm has revealed it has set aside close to $350 million (27 billion yen) to offer its staff voluntary redundancy packages. Earlier this month the company announced...
Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative
Nokia shakes up senior leadership team, announces 10,000 job cuts in company restructuring

Applied Materials Trims Solar Business

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Applied Materials said it plans to restructure its solar business, including 250 job losses, in the face of challenging conditions in that industry....
Applied Materials Trims Solar Business

News: THQ cuts 240 staff as CEO halves salary

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Troubled publisher THQ has confirmed it is cutting 240 jobs at the same time that CEO Brian Farrell is to reduce his salary by 50 per cent. Farrell's salary will drop from $718,500 to $359,250, with the job losses costing THQ $8 million in severance pay. The company will...
News: THQ cuts 240 staff as CEO halves salary
No turnaround in sight as Nokia loses another $1bn

YES, IT'S A CRISIS: 1,000 Jobs Gone At Groupon And LivingSocial; Can The Daily Deal Sector Turn It Around? (GRPN)

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The daily deal world is in turmoil. LivingSocial just announced the firing of 400 employees, which is about 8.9% of its total workforce. What's more unnerving is that over the past six months, Groupon reduced its workforce by 648 positions. More than 1,000 reductions across both businesses is a huge...
YES, IT'S A CRISIS: 1,000 Jobs Gone At Groupon And LivingSocial; Can The Daily Deal Sector Turn It Around? (GRPN)

Good news: Jobless rate falls to 8.3 percent in Washington

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Seattle rainbow We often feel like we’re in a bubble covering the tech industry, a sector which has shown resilience and strength despite the troubles in the overall economy. But are things finally starting to turn around for the majority of Washingtonians? According to the state’s Employment Security Department, that...
Good news: Jobless rate falls to 8.3 percent in Washington

T-Mobile acknowledges layoffs at Bellevue headquarters

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It's never easy to share news of job losses, but that's the state of things at T-Mobile's US headquarters in Bellevue, Wash. Today, the carrier confirmed to us that layoffs are currently underway, which comes in advance of the UnCarrier's merger with MetroPCS. While T-Mobile representatives withheld specifics, The...
T-Mobile acknowledges layoffs at Bellevue headquarters

T-Mobile Planning Job Cuts Ahead of MetroPCS Deal Closure

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Well, it is busy over there at T-Mobile USA. In addition to building out its LTE network, taking out ads punching back at AT&T and completing its deal to merge with MetroPCS, it seems the No. 4. U.S. carrier is also prepping layoffs, though it is keeping quiet on the...
T-Mobile Planning Job Cuts Ahead of MetroPCS Deal Closure

Crushed by Facebook, StudiVZ teeters on the brink

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Four years after it turned down a buyout offer from Facebook, reports suggest that German social network StudiVZ faces a radical, life-saving revamp — or even closure. The site, which was started by the Samwer brothers in 2005 and quickly grew to become Germany’s largest social networking service, is known...
Crushed by Facebook, StudiVZ teeters on the brink

T-Mobile USA clarifies job cuts will be net 350, not 900

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T-Mobile USA clarified its latest restructuring plans and said the changes will result in a net 350 job losses, not 900 as reported earlier....
T-Mobile USA clarifies job cuts will be net 350, not 900

FCC: AT&T itself had admitted merger would cause job losses

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The FCC in one of its gradually more common responses shot back at AT&T's linking T-Mobile job cuts to the failed merger. A spokesperson claimed to AllThingsD that AT&T was being disingenuous given its own statements to the FCC on jobs. Despite public claims to creating jobs, AT&T's "own confidential...
FCC: AT&T itself had admitted merger would cause job losses

Google begins Motorola turnaround by slashing 4,000 jobs

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Google is starting the process of remaking Motorola, the device manufacturer it bought for $12.5 billion, by slimming it down with a 20 percent cut of its global workforce, or 4,000 jobs. The reduction, part of a larger restructuring that will include the closure of 1/3 of Motorola’s more than...
Google begins Motorola turnaround by slashing 4,000 jobs

HMV workers take over official Twitter feed to vent fury over sacking

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Angry employees 'live tweet from HR' to announce 'mass execution'Disgruntled HMV employees briefly took over the company's official Twitter account on Thursday to express their extreme dissatisfaction at being sacked by the ailing retailer.The 92-year-old music chain called in the administrators just over two weeks ago, putting 4,500 jobs at...
HMV workers take over official Twitter feed to vent fury over sacking
State of the media: The cracks are still widening, but some light is also getting in

FCC Fires Back at AT&T Over T-Mobile Job Cuts

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The Federal Communications Commission rejected the idea, put forth by AT&T earlier on Friday, that job cuts at T-Mobile are a sign that regulators should have allowed its megadeal to procede. “In a short period of time, T-Mobile has re-emerged as a vibrant competitor in the mobile marketplace,” a representative...
FCC Fires Back at AT&T Over T-Mobile Job Cuts
Dear AT&T, it’s crap like this that killed the T-Mobile merger

Happy Holidays: State's jobless rate falls below 8%

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Here’s some holiday cheer for you. Washington’s estimated unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 7.8 percent in November, landing below 8 percent for the first time since January 2009. The numbers come as the region’s tech industry continues to fire on all cylinders, with companies such as Amazon, F5...
Happy Holidays: State's jobless rate falls below 8%

Software Piracy To Cost Sailors Their Jobs?

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A new report blasting piracy’s economic effects has been released this week, and it contains some shockingly blatant falsehoods.The study, penned by Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), claims that piracy will cost EU businesses over 240 Billion Euros by the year 2015 and result in 1.2 million...
Software Piracy To Cost Sailors Their Jobs?
FCC responds to AT&T's harsh language over T-Mobile layoffs: 'merger would have resulted in significant job losses'

Kodak lays off 1000 more workers, two senior executives

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Bankrupt Eastman Kodak has announced its intention to lay off 1,000 more workers by the end of the year, and more job losses may be necessary to stay afloat. Kodak's workforce has fallen to approximately 14,700 from a peak of 145,000 thirty years ago. Additionally, two members of upper management...
Kodak lays off 1000 more workers, two senior executives
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