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Workplace Issues Today

Daily News for Friday, October 31, 2014

Selected by the Catherwood Library Reference Staff each Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays, WIT is a free alert service, providing abstracts and links to workplace-related news stories covered in the major media. Subscribe to WIT »

Established in 1999, this service also includes a searchable archive.

German Unemployment Falls as Companies Add Jobs

In October, Germany’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.7% leaving only 2.8 million people out of work. In Western Germany, the total number of people unemployed has fallen by 18,000 in a report released Thursday. Major companies in Germany plan to add more jobs, which will further decrease the unemployment rate.

See “German Unemployment Unexpectedly Drops Most in Six Months,” by Alessandro Speciale, Bloomberg News, Oct 31 2014 (SEB)

LinkedIn Leads to Increase in Hiring

In recent months, employers have been increasingly using LinkedIn as an efficient means to find employees. Recently the company released its services to China as it begins to execute its plans to offer a hiring platform to the international community. Its hiring business, Talent Solutions, went up 45% in the last quarter.

See “Hiring Business Drives LinkedIn’s Revenue Beat,” by Arathy S Nair and Lehar Maan, Reuters, Oct 31 2014 (SEB)