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Rush of pre-placement offers at IITs hints at good year for graduates TimesJobs The first flush of pre-placement offers (PPOs) now being handed out at India’s leading IITs are pointing to a coming bumper placement season this year. At IIT Bombay , job announcement forms submitted by companies are already double of what was seen at the same time last year. The number of PPOs at other IITs Click here to read more GEA to axe about 1,000 jobs...
Female labours exit raising wages, reducing poverty TimesJobs Going by the Tendulkar poverty line, 137 million people rose above the poverty line between 2004-05 and 2011-12. Some attribute this to fast GDP growth, some to the MNREGA, the rural employment guarantee programme. A third factor is the sharp rise in agricultural prices since 2008. Fourth, and most important, a huge withdrawal of over 40 Click here to read more Internet startups...
India Inc woos new generation TimesJobs In May, Citi India launched a generational network in Mumbai, its first such initiative in Asia Pacific and its second generational network worldwide. The network, which aims to integrate generations, is being spearheaded by Rahul Shukla, head of corporate banking at Citi India and other members of top management. The network has started sending out Click here to read more PSUs back in reckoning among...
Digital marketing to create 1.5 lakh jobs: Experts TimesJobs About 1.5 lakh jobs are expected to be created in the digital marketing space within a couple of years as more companies tap the Internet and the social media platform to bolster business, say HR experts. India is emerging as a digital outsourcing hub for diverse services including online advertising, social media and website design Click here to read more About 400 Flipkart...
Modi may announce R&D centres for biotech, pharma, auto TimesJobs State-funded research in areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and automobile manufacturing with the participation of the private sector may be among Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big announcements in his maiden Independence Day address from Red Fort on August 15. The move is in keeping with the PM’s vision to turn India into a research powerhouse. Click here to...
US jobs rose since 2008 crisis, but pay is 23 per cent less: Report TimesJobs Jobs growth in the US since the 2008 recession has been undermined by lower wages, with workers earning an average 23 per cent less than earnings from jobs which were lost, a report by an organization representing US cities said on Monday. The average annual salary in sectors where jobs were lost – particularly manufacturing Click here to read more Investment...
Can you be an entrepreneur? Take this quiz to know TimesJobs Take this personality quiz to find out if you have the right traits to be an entrepreneur or are likely to be better at managing a franchise or sticking to a salaried job. If you are forced to cancel a dinner with a friend, how would you justify it? A) I will make it up to the friend with a better Click here to read more Jet Airways pilots warn of agitation over salary arrears...
Private persons cannot be hired for CPSEs: Govt TimesJobs Private sector applicants cannot be hired for board-level posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), the government said today. As per rules, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is responsible for selection and placement of personnel in the posts of Chairman, Managing Director or Chairman-cum-Managing Director and Functional Director as well as in posts at any Click here...
SBI Life Insurance appoints Arijit Basu as MD and CEO TimesJobs SBI Life Insurance today said it has appointed Arijit Basu as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Basu has held several key positions in various circles of State Bank of India including the Bank’s office at Tokyo. He has also served as General Manager at the Bank’s Mumbai circle and the mid corporate group at Click here to read more How to make $100 million before...
Microsoft hires Qualcomm executive to make more deals TimesJobs Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has lured away an executive from smartphone chip maker Qualcomm to hammer out more deals that will expand the software maker’s presence in the mobile device market. Margaret “Peggy” Johnson will serve as Microsoft Corp.’s executive vice president of business development after spending the past 24 years at