Fb to Rent 10,000 Staff in EU to Construct Up ‘Metaverse’

Facebook to Hire 10,000 Workers in EU to Build Up ‘Metaverse’

Facebook Inc. FB -1.15% is planning to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years to build a virtual realm it sees as a key component of its future and a major driver of new technology investment. The U.S. social-media giant said Sunday it would embark on a recruiting drive for … Read more

Aliyah resolutions to alleviate labor shortages

Aliyah resolutions to alleviate labor shortages

The cabinet approved two government resolutions designed to reduce labor shortages in hi-tech and the medical professions, including doctors and nurses. The resolutions, which are supposed to streamline the immigration process for those professionals and encourage them to make aliyah, were advanced by Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata. She said immigrants help drive Israel’s … Read more

3 Prime Tech Shares to Purchase Amid the Ongoing Labor Scarcity

3 Top Tech Stocks to Buy Amid the Ongoing Labor Shortage

Since the pandemic began, labor shortages have impacted every industry imaginable, including tech. In this Backstage Pass segment, recorded on Oct. 6, Fool contributors Brian Withers, Rachel Warren, and Demitri Kalogeropoulos share three companies that they think could benefit from these trends.  Brian Withers: We have about 21 minutes left. We got two questions. Feel … Read more

Labor ensures unlikely in proposed Smokies baseball stadium deal

Labor guarantees unlikely in proposed Smokies baseball stadium deal

Tennessee Smokies owner Randy Boyd says workers building the team’s proposed baseball stadium will be paid at least $15.50 an hour, but he won’t sign any agreements guaranteeing it. Local union representatives had hoped Boyd would sign a workforce agreement outlining safety standards and pay for construction workers, but Boyd, who met with a handful of local unions’ leaders last … Read more

Keyboards for Rent: Tech Freelancers Assist Corporations Plug Expertise Gaps

Keyboards for Hire: Tech Freelancers Help Companies Plug Talent Gaps

From software engineers to data scientists, chief information officers are stacking corporate technology teams with hired guns, filling skill gaps with freelancers and independent contractors. The strategy, which isn’t new but has seen an upsurge since the onset of Covid-19, comes as companies race ahead with pandemic-spurred plans to digitize more business processes, CIOs, staffing … Read more

US electronics agency confirms it struck deal for Uyghur labor

US electronics firm confirms it struck deal for Uyghur labor

U.S. remote control maker Universal Electronics Inc. has admitted that it came to an agreement with Xinjiang officials to transport hundreds of Uyghur workers to its plant in the southern city of Qinzhou. The transfer program has been described by rights groups as forced labor and the acknowledgment is the first confirmed instance of an … Read more

D-FW’s largest tech corporations court docket scholar hackers amid pandemic-driven labor shortages

D-FW’s largest tech companies court student hackers amid pandemic-driven labor shortages

Hundreds of North Texas college students and graduates flooded Comerica Center in Frisco recently for the opening ceremony of HackDFW. Stocked with enough Red Bull and soda to keep them awake for three days, the participants prepared for a weekend of coding workshops, programming challenges and relationship-building with each other and the hackathon’s corporate sponsors, … Read more

Klobuchar aide joins Apple hours after senator calls out Large Tech for hiring lobbyists in Washington

Klobuchar aide joins Apple hours after senator calls out Big Tech for hiring lobbyists in Washington

A tech and telecom staffer for Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced she is leaving her staff to join Apple AAPL, +1.42%, the news coming just hours after the Minnesota Democrat slammed Big Tech for having “literally hired so many people” in Washington, DC. April Jones, the deputy legislative director and counsel for Klobuchar on tech and telecom issues, … Read more

Tech feels labor market crunch

Tech feels labor market crunch

Openings for tech jobs like engineer or software developer have spiked as an already tight U.S. job market weathers the economy-wide effects of the pandemic. The big picture: Tech workers were in high demand pre-pandemic, and the COVID era’s rapid moves to digital further intensified that need. By the numbers: There were more than 1.2 … Read more

Fb Whistleblower’s Testimony Builds Momentum for Harder Tech Legal guidelines

Facebook Whistleblower’s Testimony Builds Momentum for Tougher Tech Laws

Lawmakers called for strengthening privacy and competition laws, special online protections for children, more transparency into social-media algorithms and toughening of the platforms’ accountability. “I think the time has come for action and you are the catalyst for that action,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.). Ms. Haugen said lawmakers need to go beyond some … Read more