Capgemini India accelerates promotions, increments

High employee attrition and a social media battering for dismal salary increments early last year appear to have persuaded Capgemini India to relook at its employee offerings. “We’ve moved to a quarterly promotion cycle,” Capgemini India CEO Ashwin Yardi told TOI. Yardi said the number of promotions in last one year, at 19,000, was the … Read moreCapgemini India accelerates promotions, increments

Defense Contractor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Defraud U.S. Department of Defense, Conspiracy to Violate Arms Export Control Act, and Income Tax Evasion

The owner of two defense contracting firms was sentenced to 36 months in prison for providing non-conforming parts for military equipment, illegally sharing sensitive technical information and evading income taxes Assistant Attorney General John Demers and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Please follow and like us:

We Say it Often, Numbers Count. And Here’s An Example of Why

Wed, Sep 4th 2019 @ 10:53 pm EDT  by  Christy Shaw Add Ecuador to a growing list of South American countries beginning to close or significantly restrict mass migration spilling over their borders, a tragic consequence of the chaos and corruption that has plunged over 90% of Venezuela’s population into poverty. It is estimated that … Read moreWe Say it Often, Numbers Count. And Here’s An Example of Why

‘AdWise’ counselling: ‘A former colleague is spoiling my reputation. What do I do?’

Are you dealing with a tough boss? Are your colleagues being mean to you? Is your workplace culture hindering your growth? Is there anything that’s bothering you at work, which you’re wary of discussing internally? Talk to us. Our panel of experts will assist you in resolving your workplace related matters. You can write to … Read more‘AdWise’ counselling: ‘A former colleague is spoiling my reputation. What do I do?’

Repo-linked home loan rates can be volatile

Repo-linked home loans have drastically reduced borrowing costs for customer. For instance, SBI’s home loan rate dropped to 8.05% after it linked its advances to the repo rate which is nearly half a percentage point lower than the 8.55% it charged customers in June under the marginal cost of lending rate (MCLR). Please follow and … Read moreRepo-linked home loan rates can be volatile

Wage and Hour Division Senior Policy Advisor Leif Olson Update

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor released the following update regarding Senior Policy Advisor Leif Olson of the Wage and Hour Division. “On Friday, August 30, 2019, Senior Policy Advisor of the Wage and Hour Division, Leif Olson offered his resignation and the Department accepted. Following a thorough reexamination of the available information … Read moreWage and Hour Division Senior Policy Advisor Leif Olson Update

Leadership hiring bucks economic downturn

Leadership hiring has remained unaffected by the economic downturn. On the contrary, it appears to be rosy, if the number of contracts executive search firms are entering into is anything to go by. It could also be an indicator of companies going in for “a reshuffling of the pack”, according to an hiring expert. Please … Read moreLeadership hiring bucks economic downturn

Let’s Get Our Troops Some American-made Flatware!

Look, it’s no secret the Alliance for American Manufacturing likes the forks, knives and spoons – the flatware – made by Liberty Tabletop in upstate New York. When we’re setting the table around here, let me tell you: American-made Liberty Tabletop is gonna be on it. We were lucky enough to get some folks from … Read moreLet’s Get Our Troops Some American-made Flatware!

Let’s Get Our Troops Some American-made Flatware!

Look, it’s no secret the Alliance for American Manufacturing likes the forks, knives and spoons – the flatware – made by Liberty Tabletop in upstate New York. When we’re setting the table around here, let me tell you: American-made Liberty Tabletop is gonna be on it. We were lucky enough to get some folks from … Read moreLet’s Get Our Troops Some American-made Flatware!

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico KCPullen@doc.gov Wed, 09/04/2019 – 17:30 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) … Read moreU.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico

“Hands Off Hong Kong” – the Cry That Seldom Is Heard, by John V. Walsh

Through the summer the world has watched as protests shook Hong Kong. As early as April they began as peaceful demonstrations which peaked in early June, with hundreds of thousands, in protest of an extradition bill. That bill would have allowed Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, to return criminals to Taiwan, mainland… … Read more“Hands Off Hong Kong” – the Cry That Seldom Is Heard, by John V. Walsh

Brexit and the Prison House of Nations, by Israel Shamir

Bulldogs are notorious for their tenacity or “cool persistency of purpose”, as Honest Abe said of General Grant, “He has the grip of a bulldog; when he once gets his teeth in, nothing can shake him off.” The EU master class could give the doggies a lockjaw master-class. Many European states have tried to free… … Read moreBrexit and the Prison House of Nations, by Israel Shamir

Will the Matrix Prevail?, by Paul Craig Roberts

Readers have kept this website going longer than I had hoped. It is a lot of work for me. My columns and those of guests generate a lot of appreciation and also a lot of demonization and expressions of hatred toward me. The slightest criticism of Israel labels one an anti-semite. People who are aware… … Read moreWill the Matrix Prevail?, by Paul Craig Roberts

9/11 and Jeffrey Epstein: Media Malfeasance on Steroids, by Kevin Barrett

As the 18th anniversary of 9/11 approached, the arrest and alleged suicide of Jeffrey Epstein made headlines—and raised questions about the credibility of official narratives. As Eric Rasmusen writes: “Everybody, it seems, in New York society knew by 2000 that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were corrupting teenage girls, but the press wouldn’t cover it.”… … Read more9/11 and Jeffrey Epstein: Media Malfeasance on Steroids, by Kevin Barrett

Was Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Ever Sexy?, by Ilana Mercer

Stanley Kubrick’s last film, “Eyes Wide Shut,” turned 20. I had reviewed it for a Canadian newspaper, on August 9, 1999, and found it not only pretentious and overrated, but quite a snooze. This flick is the last in a series of stylized personal projects for which the director became known. Given the mystique Kubrick… … Read moreWas Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Ever Sexy?, by Ilana Mercer

August Border Arrests Continue to Drop

Wed, Sep 4th 2019 @ 3:53 pm EDT The number of aliens caught crossing the southwest border continued a sharp decline in August, according to preliminary figures obtained by Politico. U.S. Border Patrol arrested roughly 51,000 migrants in August, a 30 percent drop from the previous month. Although it is commonplace to see a dip … Read moreAugust Border Arrests Continue to Drop

Rate cuts for new home loans to be passed on automatically

All banks are now mandatorily required to link floating rate loans extended to retail and small business to the repo rate – the rate at which lenders borrow from the RBI – or to treasury bill rates from October 2019. The move comes days after public sector banks announced a slew of repo-linked loans after … Read moreRate cuts for new home loans to be passed on automatically

Will Everything Change in 2020-2025 or Will Nothing Change?

Any domino-like expanding crisis will unfold in a status quo lacking any coherent response. Longtime readers know I’ve often referenced The Fourth Turning, the book that makes the case for an 80-year cycle of existential crisis in U.S. history. The first crisis was the constitutional process (1781) following the end of the Revolutionary War, whether the states … Read moreWill Everything Change in 2020-2025 or Will Nothing Change?

The Official Story of the Collapse of WTC Building 7 Lies in Ruins

The Official Story of the Collapse of WTC Building 7 Lies in Ruins Paul Craig Roberts A research team at the University of Alaska’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, led by Dr. Leroy Hulsey, Dr. Zhili Quan, and Professor Feng Xiao, Department of Civil Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, released yesterday for … Read moreThe Official Story of the Collapse of WTC Building 7 Lies in Ruins

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New U.S. Trade Figures Show More Decoupling – of Growth from Soaring Deficits

The outlook remains murky because of all the twists and turns of the Sino-American trade conflict and attendant tariffs and tariff front-running. All the same, this morning’s U.S. government monthly trade report (for July) adds to the evidence that under President Trump’s administration, America’s economic fortunes are steadily being decoupled from those of hostile, protectionist, … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New U.S. Trade Figures Show More Decoupling – of Growth from Soaring Deficits

EEOC’s Los Angeles Office to Host Employer Roundtable on Sept. 19

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) mediation program, the federal agency’s Los Angeles office will be hosting a series of employer roundtables on mediation and conflict resolution. The first in the series, Coaching Through Conflict Resolution, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Los Angeles District … Read moreEEOC’s Los Angeles Office to Host Employer Roundtable on Sept. 19

Judge reduces Indian-American baby-sitter’s life sentence in infant’s death

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, September 4, 2019: A judge has reduced the second-degree murder conviction of an Indian-American mother of two in Massachusetts, who was charged in 2014 with shaking a six-month old baby in her care to death. Judge Kenneth Fishman said in his decision to reduce the verdict to involuntary manslaughter that … Read moreJudge reduces Indian-American baby-sitter’s life sentence in infant’s death

California governor backs bill that could revoke IC status for Uber, Lyft drivers and others

California Gov. Gavin Newsom came out in favor of the state’s Assembly Bill 5 which would codify the more strict “ABC” test for independent contractor misclassification into law. It’s also legislation that human cloud firms such as Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) have fought over concerns that it could require … Read moreCalifornia governor backs bill that could revoke IC status for Uber, Lyft drivers and others

Solar installers, home health aides among fastest-growing occupations: BLS

The fastest-growing occupations over the next decade will include solar installers, wind turbine techs and home health aides, according to a report released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s the BLS’ list of the 10 fastest-growing occupations for 2018 to 2028: Occupation % change 2018-2028 Median wages (May 2018) Solar photovoltaic installers … Read moreSolar installers, home health aides among fastest-growing occupations: BLS

Spend management software firm Coupa reports revenue up 54%, but net loss increases

Spend management software firm Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUPA) reported revenue jumped 54.3% in its fiscal second quarter ended 31 July. However, net loss increased. The San Mateo, California-based company acquired staffing VMS provider DCR Workforce in August 2018 for $25 million. (US$ thousands) Q2 2019 Q2 2018 % change Revenue $95,139 $61,651 54.3% Gross profit … Read moreSpend management software firm Coupa reports revenue up 54%, but net loss increases

Care.com names interim CFO, brings in strategy consultant, searches for CEO

Human cloud firm Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) named an interim CFO and hired a strategy consultant to review its business operations, according to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Former CFO Michael Echenberg resigned effective Friday as the Waltham, Massachusetts-based company also searches for a new CEO. The company announced Aug. 6 that founder, … Read moreCare.com names interim CFO, brings in strategy consultant, searches for CEO

Skills gap widening, more HR execs prefer hiring gig workers: Survey

The skills gap is growing, and more executives prefer hiring gig workers, according to survey data from 600 HR executives released today by Wiley Education Services and Future Workpace, an HR advisory firm. They found that 64% of HR executives said there was a skills gap in their companies this year, up from 52% in … Read moreSkills gap widening, more HR execs prefer hiring gig workers: Survey

Starving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging

From Kaiser Health News: “Starving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging by Laura Ungar and Trudy Lieberman, Sept. 3, 2019 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he … Read moreStarving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging