The San Diego City Council approved pay raises ranging from 6 percent to 20 percent for more than 400 city workers Tuesday.City officials said the raises, which increase San Diego’s pension debt, are necessary to solve employee recruiting and retention problems in specific departments.The job titles chosen for the pay bumps, officially called “special salary adjustments,” are positions with high turnover rates, such as librarians, paralegals, biologists, swimming pool managers, land surveyors, sewer inspectors, payroll supervisors and polygraph operators.City officials said other cities pay more for workers performing similar jobs. The raises will cost San Diego $2.5 million per year, which includes a projected $300,000 increase in the city’s annual pension payment of roughly $350 million per year.Mayor Kevin Faulconer rejected proposed salary adjustments for six other types of workers: park designers, hazardous materials inspectors, beach lifeguards, pool … [Read more...] about San Diego approves pay raises for 400 workers in jobs with high turnover
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This post was going to be part of my new book, Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, but was cut for length or continuity. Over the next week or so, we will be publishing several more sections that were cut, focusing mostly on Apple’s manufacturing operations. This Part 2 of a two-part section on Apple’s misadventures in manufacturing. Part I is here. Steve Jobs and the NeXT Big Thing, manufacturing the NeXT computers in-house was the “single most expensive, and easily the most unwise, commitment that Jobs made and would not budge from.” In addition, Jobs wanted this manufacturing to be carried out in the United States, making the machines an all-American production designed and built on American soil. “The neatest thing that I love about NeXT is that it’s not made in Osaka,” he said. This differentiated what NeXT was doing from the computers made by rivals like HP and IBM, who were already outsourcing a lot of their … [Read more...] about A brief history of Steve Jobs’ automated factory at NeXT [Cook book leftovers]
In a job seeker's market, businesses are finding it hard to hire and retain new employees. Here's how to revamp your hiring process to attract the best talent. Tiffany Delmore Published 5:30 am PDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images 3 Ways to Retool Your Hiring Process to Attract High-Quality Job Seekers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery At the end of 2018, the number of open jobs in the U.S. reached 7.3 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the highest number of job openings on record since the Department of Labor started measuring them in … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Retool Your Hiring Process to Attract High-Quality Job Seekers
GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer is leading a drive to reward 300,000 Indian visa workers for taking college graduate jobs from at least 200,000 young middle aged or older American graduates. Via Twitter, the North Dakota Senator is pushing the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act,” which was also championed by former GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder until he lost his 2018 election.The legislation “is about exactly that: fairness,” Cramer tweeted. “The long wait for these green cards is a disservice to legal immigrants and to the potential of the American economy. Let’s get this passed.” But Cramer’s bill does not offer fairness or safeguards to the many Americans who are losing careers or starter jobs to the imported army of roughly 500,000 Indian workers and recruiters, said Dawn Collins, a former vice-president at J.P. Morgan Chase bank. Casey and other American professionals were forced out of their software jobs in 2016 to make … [Read more...] about GOP Senators Push Green Card Rewards for Indian Visa Workers Who Take College Jobs in U.S.
Marcus Gutierrez Published 4:39 pm CST, Saturday, November 17, 2018 Needville junior Meghan Cernosek (3) is awarded a State Runner-Up medal after falling to Decatur in the Class 4A State Championship volleyball game at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, Saturday, November 17, 2018. Special to the Houston Chronicle/Brandon Wade. less Needville junior Meghan Cernosek (3) is awarded a State Runner-Up medal after falling to Decatur in the Class 4A State Championship volleyball game at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, Saturday, ... more Photo: Brandon Wade, SPECIAL/BRANDON WADE Photo: Brandon Wade, SPECIAL/BRANDON WADE Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Needville junior Meghan Cernosek (3) is awarded a State Runner-Up medal after falling to Decatur in … [Read more...] about Needville’s state title defense falls short in loss to Decatur