Walmart Inc. is eliminating 570 corporate jobs in North Carolina as the retailer continues to outsource its U.S. finance and accounting services. The jobs will be cut in rounds starting in September and continuing until March 2020, Walmart said in a Worker Adjustment and Restraining Notification Act filed in North Carolina on June 12. All affected workers have been notified. "This was a difficult decision that affects friends and associates we care about deeply," Walmart spokesman Robyn Babbitt said Wednesday. "We appreciate their important contributions, and we're committed to handling every transition over the next seven months smoothly and respectfully." The latest job cuts come as the world's largest retailer assesses its U.S. finance and accounting services, which have been housed primarily in North Carolina and Bentonville. Last fall, Walmart said it was working with Genpact, an outside firm with finance and accounting expertise, to manage part of the retailer's operations. At … [Read more...] about Retailer cutting 570 jobs in N.C.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off the Job? Supported by Federal law prohibits strikes, public servants care about their work and other reasons airports and prisons aren’t in chaos, despite a protracted federal shutdown. ByJim Tankersley and Thomas Kaplan Jan. 16, 2019 Several hundred thousand federal workers keep showing up at their jobs every day — screening luggage for explosives, policing prisons, preparing to open tax filing season — even though they aren’t getting paid. You wouldn’t expect that at a private company or, say, in almost any European country. But they keep reporting for work, in the midst of what is now the longest federal shutdown in United States history. Which raises the question: Why do they keep showing up? Lawmakers are beginning to … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?
Jonathan Bach Salem Statesman Journal Published 9:00 AM EST Jan 2, 2019 Amazon has started advertising jobs for its packing and shipping center opening in southeast Salem in time for the 2019 holiday season. So far, only manager jobs have been posted. The Seattle e-commerce giant is seeking a site EHS manager and an entry-level area manager for the 1-million-square-foot Mill Creek Corporate Center site, according to job listings published as recently as December. More than 1,000 workers are expected to work at the Salem operation, with jobs paying at least $15 a hour under a company minimum wage requirement adopted in 2018, possibly intensifying pressure on other local employers to raise their pay. Other employers will need to compete by providing stable hours and better pay and benefits, University of Oregon economics professor Tim Duy has told the Statesman Journal. Economic development officials have said Amazon's project … [Read more...] about Amazon seeks managers for Salem warehouse as 2019 opening nears
Diana M Alba-Soular Las Cruces Sun-News Published 6:25 PM EDT Oct 17, 2018 LAS CRUCES - In the District 37 House race, incumbent state Rep. Joanne Ferrary, D-Las Cruces, is facing Republican challenger Bev Courtney. Ferrary, a progressive Democrat and longtime anti-DWI advocate, has held the seat for two years, since ousting former Rep. Terry McMillan, a Republican. Courtney, a former Tea Party leader and president of the pro-gun-rights group known as the American Gun Culture Club, ran most recently for Las Cruces City Council but wasn't elected. House District 37 covers a large swath of Las Cruces' East Mesa in its northernmost area and stretches south to Dripping Springs Road. For the most part, both candidates expressed different viewpoints, but acknowledged some areas in which they share common ground. Stances on the minimum wage Ferrary ran for the District 37 seat in 2012, unsuccessfully, but soon after became involved in efforts to promote an … [Read more...] about Joanne Ferrary, Bev Courtney seek District 37 House seat
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John R. Ellement Globe Staff October 16, 2018 Laura Perille will not seek the job as the next superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, but will use her time as the interim leader to make what she described as “unpopular decisions” that are needed to address the “equity emergency’’ in the city’s school system.She wrote about her decision not to apply for the full-time superintendent’s post, which became vacant earlier this year with the resignation of Tommy Chang, in an op-ed piece published in the Boston Globe Tuesday.Perille, with the backing of Mayor Martin J. Wash, was named interim superintendent by the Boston School Committee July 2. She was never a classroom teacher or principal and did not have the state license needed to hold the job of superintendent when she took over. Advertisement Perille has since … [Read more...] about Laura Perille will not seek job as next superintendent