Big Four accounting firm called to account for sexist ‘training’ seminar

Women looking to make their mark in leadership roles at Ernst & Young (EY) were given jarringly sexist professional advice during a training seminar the Big Four accounting firm sponsored last year in New Jersey. With the #MeToo movement in full swing, the women who attended the June 2018 event were told the female brain … Read moreBig Four accounting firm called to account for sexist ‘training’ seminar

Judicial Watch: AP Reporters Gave DOJ/FBI Ukraine Info and Code to Private Locker of Paul Manafort in Apparent Effort to Push Criminal Prosecution

Andrew Weissmann organized off-the-record DOJ/FBI meeting with AP to exchange ‘clarification’ and ‘assistance’ in their investigation for details on former Trump Campaign Director Paul Manafort (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released two productions of heavily redacted FBI documents – 28 pages and 38 pages – about an April 11, 2017, “off-the-record” meeting set up … Read moreJudicial Watch: AP Reporters Gave DOJ/FBI Ukraine Info and Code to Private Locker of Paul Manafort in Apparent Effort to Push Criminal Prosecution

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Were the US Washing Machine Tariffs Really Failures?

It’s as close to a slam dunk conclusion as can be – at least according to economists, think tank hacks, and Mainstream Media journalists: The early 2018 U.S. tariffs on large household laundry machines have been a dismal failure. Or have they been? The levies belong in a category different from those of the main … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Were the US Washing Machine Tariffs Really Failures?

‘This Is the Latest Chapter of a Long History of US Betrayal of Kurds’ – Khury Petersen-Smith on the Turkish Invasion of Syria

Janine Jackson interviewed IPS’s Khury Petersen-Smith about the Turkish invasion of Syria for the October 18, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Play Stop pop out X MP3 Link Janine Jackson: As we record on October 17, Turkey continues its offensive in northern Syria, a move seen as greenlighted by Donald … Read more‘This Is the Latest Chapter of a Long History of US Betrayal of Kurds’ – Khury Petersen-Smith on the Turkish Invasion of Syria

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Forum

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Forum KCPullen@doc.gov Tue, 10/22/2019 – 14:24 Export and investment promotion AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Thank you to the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event. And … Read moreRemarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Forum

Steelworkers Secretary in Tennessee Indicted for Embezzlement

On September 17, Travis Cofer, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 990, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on one count of embezzling $12,432 in funds from the Maryville (near Knoxville) union. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡ … Read moreSteelworkers Secretary in Tennessee Indicted for Embezzlement

Chileans Have Launched a General Strike Against Austerity

Chile is the original home of neoliberalism, first begun after the overthrow of President Salvador Allende in 1973. If you listen closely to mass protests on the streets today, you can hear Allende’s last words: “The people must defend themselves.” Demonstrators wave flags during a protest against President Sebastian Piñera on Monday in Santiago. (Marcelo … Read moreChileans Have Launched a General Strike Against Austerity

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USMCA Event with Vice President Pence

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USMCA Event with Vice President Pence KCPullen@doc.gov Tue, 10/22/2019 – 13:32 Export and investment promotion AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Thank you, Jay, for that very kind introduction. Thank you, also, to SCHOTT North … Read moreRemarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USMCA Event with Vice President Pence

H.Res.646

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2513) to ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement … Read moreH.Res.646

Randstad Q3 revenue falls 2.5% with US down; sluggish auto sector impacts growth

US revenue growth eased in the third quarter while European growth stabilized, Randstad nv reported today in its Q3 earnings release. Third-quarter revenue fell 2.5% year over year on an organic basis at the Netherlands-based staffing giant. In comparison, revenue had fallen 1.7% year over year in the second quarter. Growth in the third quarter … Read moreRandstad Q3 revenue falls 2.5% with US down; sluggish auto sector impacts growth

H-1B visa: Why US needs more of India’s and China’s best and brightest

In the tempestuous debates about immigration policy, the humble H-1B temporary visa tends to be overlooked. Streams of desperate Central Americans marching toward the border tend to evoke strong emotions on all sides, while tech professionals from India working in Silicon Valley elicit fewer objections. But H-1B workers are important to national prosperity, and the … Read moreH-1B visa: Why US needs more of India’s and China’s best and brightest

CTG revenue up almost 8% in Q3 with organic growth and Tech-IT acquisition

Revenue at IT staffing and solutions firm CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) rose 7.7%, driven by organic growth of 6% and its acquisition of Tech-IT in February, the company announced today. Tech-IT is a Luxembourg-based firm that provides IT consulting and solutions. Excluding the negative impact of foreign currency, CTG revenue rose 9.5% in the third quarter. … Read moreCTG revenue up almost 8% in Q3 with organic growth and Tech-IT acquisition

Infosys conducting internal investigation after whistleblower complaints

IT services giant Infosys Ltd. (NYSE: INFY) has received anonymous whistleblower complaints about unethical practices, Company Secretary A.G.S. Manikantha said in a letter filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. “The company has received anonymous whistleblower complaints alleging certain unethical practices,” according to the letter. “These have been placed before the audit committee as … Read moreInfosys conducting internal investigation after whistleblower complaints

Gig independent contractors face tax challenges; org. calls for reducing complexity

The gig economy has reduced barriers to self-employment, but it’s bringing tax challenges such as complexity and noncompliance, according to a report released last week by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization. Its report, “Improving the federal tax system for gig economy participants,” also noted that gig economy independent contractors are more … Read moreGig independent contractors face tax challenges; org. calls for reducing complexity

Gig independent contractors face tax challenges; report calls for look at simplification

The gig economy has reduced barriers to self-employment, but it’s bringing tax challenges such as complexity and noncompliance, according to a report released last week by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization. Its report, “Improving the federal tax system for gig economy participants,” also noted that gig economy independent contractors are more … Read moreGig independent contractors face tax challenges; report calls for look at simplification

Word of the week: Part-time work

The holiday hiring season near the end of the year is approaching with firms such as Target Corp. and UPS hiring some 230,000 temporary workers between the two. Many other companies are also hiring seasonal help. Given the current focus on seasonal hiring, this week’s Word of the Week is “part-time work.” Staffing Industry Analysts’ … Read moreWord of the week: Part-time work

Appeal to workers’ minds — keep them with their hearts (Staffing Industry Review)

What attracts people to jobs aren’t the things that keep them around; the head and the heart play different roles over time. Mark S. Elwood, chairman and CEO of Elwood Staffing, writes on the elements needed to create an employment experience that attracts and retains quality employees in the latest issue of Staffing Industry Review … Read moreAppeal to workers’ minds — keep them with their hearts (Staffing Industry Review)

Nolte: CNN’s Mad Trump Got Mexico to Build and Pay for a Wall | Breitbart

published 2019-10-22 10:38:10 by John Nolte Mexico ended up building and paying for President Trump’s southern border wall and far-left CNN is not at all happy about it. While Trump is (finally!) building the wall-wall, the wall we all expected, and is doing so using U.S. government money, there is no question Mexico is building … Read moreNolte: CNN’s Mad Trump Got Mexico to Build and Pay for a Wall | Breitbart

The NDP Must Stay the Course

Canada’s New Democratic Party performed worse than expected in yesterday’s elections. But the party can’t take those results as a sign to water down their message — the NDP must continue to offer a left-wing program of taxing the rich and combating climate change. Canada’s New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh at the Toronto Pride … Read moreThe NDP Must Stay the Course

Is Uber Getting Desperate for Drivers?

Do you think Uber and Lyft would be better companies if they focused on retaining good drivers (drivers with high ratings, in particular) and rewarding the good ‘veteran’ drivers they already have? It looks like Uber might be leaning that way… somewhat. Senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins talks to a personal account specialist to see how … Read moreIs Uber Getting Desperate for Drivers?

We’re Putting Together Our Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, But We Need Your Help!

Fall is here! The weather is finally cooling down, at least in most parts of the country. People are drinking pumpkin spice lattes and beer and everything else. Folks big and small are getting their costumes ready for Halloween.  But if you’ve stepped into one of the big box stores in the past week, you surely … Read moreWe’re Putting Together Our Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, But We Need Your Help!

Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet With Iranians at Their Peril

The issue of the United States waging what seems to be a global war by way of sanctions rarely surfaces in the western media. The argument being made by the White House is that sanctions are capable of putting maximum pressure on a rogue regime without the necessity of having to go to war and … Read moreSanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet With Iranians at Their Peril

11 pro tips for the best corporate holiday party – ever

Looking to wow your employees with a unique and exciting corporate holiday party that will be the talk of the company into the New Year? If corporate holiday party planning is in your purview, never fear! Even the most novice event planners can look like seasoned pros by following a few universal rules for hosting … Read more11 pro tips for the best corporate holiday party – ever