More businesses positive about finances: Survey

hrreporter.com Oct 14, 2014 But only one-third planning to expand over next 3 years TORONTO (CP) — A majority of Canadian business owners recently polled say they are optimistic about the future, but have no plans on growing their businesses. The CIBC survey of 800 owners and managers found that 84 per cent have a positive outlook for their businesses, …

Apple, Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

hrreporter.com Oct 15, 2014 Full and part-time employees will receive up to $20,000 By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Apple Inc and Facebook Inc will help pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, signaling a willingness to spend on perks and benefits in a race to acquire top-flight talent. From January, Apple will pay both full- and part-time …

U.S. health workers rally on Facebook for Dallas nurse with Ebola

hrreporter.com Oct 14, 2014 ‘Made sacrifice to care for very sick man’ By Lisa Maria Garza Dallas (Reuters) — Thousands of U.S. health workers have joined social media campaigns in the past few days to support a Texas nurse who became the first person infected with Ebola in the United States, which she contracted caring for a dying African patient …

Germany cuts growth estimate for this year and next

hrreporter.com Oct 14, 2014 Unemployment at 11.5 per cent FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German government has slashed its growth forecast for this year and next, blaming troubles abroad for unsettling businesses while arguing the domestic economy remains strong. The Economy Ministry has cut this year’s growth figure to 1.2 per cent from 1.8 per cent earlier this year and …

Airline cleanup crews walk off job in New York over Ebola concerns

hrreporter.com Oct 10, 2014 200 workers say they have insufficient safety training, protective equipment By Laila Kearney and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) — About 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off the job at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday to protest what they say is insufficient protection from exposure to Ebola for workers whose jobs include cleaning up vomit …

U.S. says 168 million children are labourers

hrreporter.com Oct 9, 2014 An ‘improvement’ but 85 million still in hazardous jobs By Tom Raum WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department has reported that about 168 million children, aged 5 to 17, worked last year as labourers around the world, about half of them in hazardous jobs. The report on child labour in 140 countries called this an improvement …

U.S. jobless claims fall, point to labour market strength

hrreporter.com Oct 9, 2014 Claims currently lower than they were before economic crisis began By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labour market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped …

Barcelona, 4 other European cities win Bloomberg’s innovative cities contest

hrreporter.com Sep 17, 2014 Contest focused on issues such as youth unemployment, ageing populations NEW YORK (AP) — Barcelona, Spain, captured the grand prize in a competition that spurs cities to develop novel approaches to improve urban life, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Wednesday. Barcelona was awarded five million euro (US$6.5 million) as top finisher. Four others were awarded 1 million euros …