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[25 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

AUTOMAKER Daimler AG says it plans to hire more than 10,000 people this year as it seeks to build on growing demand for cars and trucks.
Daimler said on Thursday it plans to bring onboard 6,700 skilled workers worldwide, as well as graduates, apprentices and trainees.
Some of the additions will work at new or expanded plants in Hungary, India and Mexico. Daimler says it will take on 1,300 new employees in the United States for its Daimler Trucks North America plants.
About 4,000 of the 10,000 new recruits will work in Germany.
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[22 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Mitsubishi Electric will receive more than $34 million in tax incentives for building a $200 million high-voltage power transformer factory that is expected to create 281 jobs in Memphis, documents show.
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products announced plans last week to build the plant on 140 acres at an industrial park near the Mississippi River. The plant, which is expected to open in 2013, represents the largest investment for Mitsubishi Electric in the United States.
The 281 new jobs will have an expected average wage of $49,790. The total economic impact is projected …

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[20 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Looking for a job? Don’t lie on your resume, suggests a new study, which found honesty pays off for job seekers.
When job applicants were warned that a pre-employment test could detect fake responses, they gave more honest answers — a result that could improve their chances of being hired.
“People may be tempted to make themselves look as attractive as possible to employers, but honesty is always the best policy, since many pre-employment tests have ways to spot fakers,” said Chris Wright, associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University.
“We …

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[19 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Looking for a job? Don’t lie on your resume, suggests a new study, which found honesty pays off for job seekers.
When job applicants were warned that a pre-employment test could detect fake responses, they gave more honest answers — a result that could improve their chances of being hired.
“People may be tempted to make themselves look as attractive as possible to employers, but honesty is always the best policy, since many pre-employment tests have ways to spot fakers,” said Chris Wright, associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University.
“We …

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[10 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

While doing the same work for a prolonged period, we tend to lose our focus and our performance goes down.
Now, a new study has overturned a decades-old theory about the nature of attention and showed that even brief breaks could improve our focus on that task for a longer period.
“You start performing poorly on a task because you’ve stopped paying attention to it,” said University of Illinois psychology professor Alejandro Lleras, who led the study.
“But you are always paying attention to something. Attention is not the problem,” he added.
Lleras had …

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[9 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

U.S. President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail, as he seeks to use U.S. infrastructure spending to jumpstart job creation.
An initial $8 billion in spending will be part of the budget plan Obama is set to release next Monday. If Congress approves the plan, the money would go toward developing or improving trains that travel up to 250 miles per hour (400 kph), and connecting existing rail lines to new projects. The White House would not say where the money for the …

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[8 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Do you feel that all your colleagues are friends? Or that your life is all about your job? You could be wrong.
We often make bad assumptions and then become disappointed when situations don’t work out.
My job completes me – It’s not your whole life, avoid the Work, Sleep, Repeat cycle or else your sense of self will erode any time your job disappoints you, reports the New York Daily News .
Your Money columnist Carolyn Kepcher, author of the best-selling book ‘Carolyn 101,’ tells you the top nine areas in which …

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[5 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

THE White House released a strategy to promote US innovation on Friday, keeping its focus on the politically important jobs issue as the Labour Department issued a mixed unemployment report.
Although turmoil in Egypt has been consuming the Obama administration’s attention, a relatively high US jobless rate remains a primary concern for US voters, and the White House needs to convince them the president is keeping his eye on the economy.
Mr Obama travelled to Pennsylvania on Thursday to announce a new plan to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings and he …

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

COMPANIES added nearly 300,000 jobs in December, according to an unofficial count by a private payroll firm – more than in any month in the past decade. The news raised hopes that the government’s official report on Friday on last month’s job creation could be a blockbuster.
While there were reasons to doubt the numbers, the report from Automatic Data Processing, and another showing strength in the nation’s service industries, reversed what was shaping up to be an ugly day on Wall Street. It also generated optimism that the unemployment rate …