United Technologies cancels planned furlough
United Technologies Corp. canceled a planned furlough of 2,000 workers after the Department of Defense recalled most of its civilian employees.
UTX may furlough 5K workers due to gov't shutdown
United Technologies Corp. says it may furlough more than 5,000 workers if the U.S. government shutdown continues into next month.
US team using Twitter, Facebook to fight militants
(AP)—The U.S. official who oversees American efforts to counter al-Qaida and other militants in the online battlefield keeps a quote on his desk from a "Most Wanted" jihadi from America's South. The Alabama ...
State workers underpaid, new study finds
A comparison of public sector workers in Illinois with their peers in the private sector shows a general wage and salary penalty for state and local government employees, according to research by a University of Illinois ...
Coastal activities examined in new study
Researchers have embarked on the first comprehensive study of human activity along the west Kimberley coast.
SKorea says Samsung chip plant caused cancer
(AP)—A South Korean government agency said Friday that working at a Samsung Electronics factory caused the breast cancer of a worker who died earlier this year, only the second time it has recognized a link between cancer ...
Telework delivers increases in productivity and wellbeing
Researchers at the University of Melbourne's Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, (IBES) have found teleworking, increases productivity and wellbeing and results in many positive benefits for individuals.
Leatherback turtle eggs crushed in Trinidad
Hundreds, possibly thousands of turtle eggs and hatchlings have been destroyed on the northern Trinidad coast by government workers who drove their bulldozers over the breeding ground.
Google sells 3D modeling application SketchUp
Google on Thursday confirmed that it has sold 3D computer modeling program SketchUp as the Internet titan continues streamlining its product line with co-founder Larry Page at the helm.
Apple chief meets officials in China
Apple's new chief executive Tim Cook has held talks with officials in China, the US tech giant said Tuesday, the workshop of its products but where its operations have faced difficulties.
Wanted: High-quality jobs and a skilled workforce
As the United States slowly recovers from the Great Recession, it needs to focus on creating not just more jobs but more high-quality jobs and providing workers with the skills necessary to perform those jobs, according to ...
US investigating Google claim of China hacking
(AP) -- Authorities in the United States are investigating a Google claim that hackers in China stole email details of senior U.S. government officials - an issue that illustrates the problem of attribution ...
New study finds public workers earn less than private sector workers, even factoring in benefits
With unemployment in the region lingering at record levels, and job security a wistful memory for many, it’s easy to look for scapegoats. Thus a familiar refrain--government workers are overpaid, and our tax dollars are ...