Marcos Breton: Sacramento's Dusty Baker has 2 tough jobs: Clean up Astros' image and win a World Series
Like a lot of people who know him and love him, I was overjoyed when Dusty Baker was named manager of the Houston Astros a few weeks ago.It seemed like a story book development: Baker was the beloved, Sacramento-reared baseball lifer who had been discarded by the game after decades of regular season success as a manager – and postseason heartbreak. He had just opened a wine business in West Sacramento and seemed content to move on after being ignored repeatedly for potential managing jobs since being shown the door by the Washington Nationals following the 2017 season.But now Baker is suddenly...
The Sacramento Bee
Revamp training systems to readily access jobs
The world is rapidly going through what analysts see as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4-IR).This is in the series of Industrial Revolutions, which started in earnest with the First Industrial Revolution which largely involved new manufacturing processes in Europe and the US from about 1760 Christian Era (CE) to 1820CE.Some analysts, researchers and observers – including especially scientists, economists and other opinion-shapers – are of the view that we either already have had the Fifth Industrial Revolution (5-IR) thrust upon us, or we are on its cusp.This roughly means that we are in th...
Peapod to shut down grocery delivery in the Midwest and cut 500 jobs
Peapod, the grocery delivery pioneer, is ceasing operations in the Midwest, a move that will mean the loss of 500 jobs.Customers in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana won’t be able to place online grocery delivery orders through Peapod starting Feb. 18, its parent, grocery store giant Ahold Delhaize, announced Tuesday. About 50,000 people use Peapod in the Midwest, placing 10,500 orders weekly.Chicago-based Peapod plans to close a distribution center and food preparation facility in Lake Zurich, Ill., a pick-up point in Palatine, Ill., and distribution facilities in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indiana...
Support for jobs, SMEs amid epidemic
By Xu Wei | China Daily Global | Updated: 2020-02-12 09:21The central government has unveiled a raft of measures to shore up the job market amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, with experts urging stronger support for small and medium-sized enterprises and workers employed on flexible terms.In a notice published on Feb 5, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and four other central government departments urged local authorities to take forceful steps to meet the demand for labor from key businesses closely related to epidemic control and prevention, the operation of pub...
Look to apprenticeships to jump into hot jobs like skilled manufacturing
Eight years ago, Justin Vandevoort was working in a glass factory when he applied for a much more advanced job at MRG Tool & Die in Faribault, Minn.“My interview was like ‘The Gong Show,’ ” the 31-year-old said. The interviewer asked if he knew how to use different types of machines, and he continually said no but he was willing to learn.Yet Vandevoort was persistent. “I kept calling back and bugging them,” he said.That hustle impressed MRG President Rod Gramse and won Vandevoort not only the job, but three consecutive MRG training programs that gave him the skills to run the company’s waterje...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
JD, Dada Group to provide over 35,000 jobs amid outbreak
By Fan Feifei | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-11 11:10Chinese e-commerce giant JD and Dada Group, a platform for local on-demand retail and delivery, announced they will provide more than 35,000 jobs amid the coronavirus outbreak.JD Logistics, the logistics arm of JD, will offer more than 20,000 first-line positions, which cover warehousing, sorting, delivery and driving, while Dada plans to recruit 10,000 deliverymen in 2,400 counties, districts and cities, and 5,000 sorters and packers that work in brick-and-mortar stores in over 30 cities nationwide.In addition, JD's fresh food store...
2020 Top Jobs in Japan Week 6
If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through our database of top jobs in Japanposted to GaijinPot and showcase some of the most interesting ones. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs!English Speaking BabysittersCompany:KXN Co.,Ltd. (ケーバイエヌ株式会社)Salary:¥1,050 ~ ¥1,400 / HourLocation:Tokyo, JapanEnglish:Native levelJapanese:ConversationalApplication:Must currently reside in JapanKXN, an international babysitting service company operating in Europe, America, and Japan is hiring English speaking babysitters in the Toky...
Hundreds of jobs available through Jeddah women’s college event
JEDDAH: More than 700 jobs are being made available to students and graduates from Jeddah’s International Technical Female College (ITFC) through a partnership with the Saudi Human Resource Development Fund (Hadaf).The college, which hosted a jobs and careers fair at the weekend, said the opportunities were available to current students and graduates.ITFC CEO and principal, Sunaina Mann OBE, said the college prepared students from the outset to become employees and part of the workforce.“There are other skills that are of great importance to employers, such as attendance, punctuality, motivati...
Has the Govt failed to budget for the jobs?
Over the past decade every year the national budget asserted a clear and direct role in which government owned up to in creating jobs. The language however keeps changing each passing year. With unemployment rate now estimated at over 20 percent, SUNDAY STANDARD compiles a timeline which quotes the national budget with respect to the creation of employment.2007: Government will continue to implement policies and projects designed to increase productive employment.2008: Implementation of major planned private and public sector projects, such as the Mmamabula Energy Project, North-South Carrier ...
U.S. economy adds 225,000 jobs in Jan., jobless rate up to 3.6%
The U.S. economy generated a larger-than-expected 225,000 nonfarm jobs in January, but the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage point from December to 3.6 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.Growth in nonfarm payrolls exceeded the market consensus of an increase of 160,000.The department revised upward the nonfarm payrolls growth reported for December from 145,000 to 147,000. The November figure was revised upward from 256,000 to 261,000.In January, private industry generated 206,000 jobs, while the government added 19,000 jobs, according to the department.Notable job gains occurred in ...