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CEOs Say Hiring Not in the Cards Anytime Soon

Demand strong in Asia, but weak in United States

(Newser) - Corporate investment and hiring is up and looking good—in the Asia Pacific. In the United States, not so much, reports the Wall Street Journal . The newspaper scanned the transcripts from 100 earnings conference calls, looking for references to jobs-related keywords. Only half the companies even addressed the subject, and...

Laid-Off Execs Try Fatherhood

Mr. Moms confess new gig hurts the ego

(Newser) - Jobless Mr. Moms are becoming more prevalent at school pickup time and PTA meetings in Pelham Manor, a posh New York suburb where hedge-fund managers and execs raise families. Their blunt decisiveness is a remnant of once-successful careers, and while PTA moms welcome their help, they worry for them, too....

NYC Firm Pays Lawyers for Not Going to Work

Cost-cutting measure gives employees $80K for taking a year off

(Newser) - Amid nationwide layoffs and salary freezes, how could a New York law firm justify paying some of its employees $80,000 to stay away from the office? It makes more sense when you know that the lawyers usually make three times that: The partners have found a way to cut...

Job-Hunting Execs Find It Tight at the Top

Financial crisis leads to surplus of six-figure jobseekers

(Newser) - Laid-off execs scrambling to find new six-figure salaries are facing fierce competition, Time reports. Thousands of high-end white-collar jobs have vanished recently, and many more are expected to go. Some top-level vacancies are still appearing, as execs retire or change jobs, but companies looking to fill their most powerful positions...

Japan Struggles with Slacker Salarymen

Anti-ambitious young Japanese opt out of the career fast track

(Newser) - A new generation of Japanese salarymen is dropping out of the competition for raises, promotions, and managerial opportunities, the Wall Street Journal reports. Older Japanese are shocked at the attitudes of these ambition-shunning young workers who openly decline to climb the corporate ladder and switch jobs in pursuit of less-demanding...

Free Harvard Law for Grads Who Go Public-Sector

School offers $40K break for third-year students

(Newser) - Third-year Harvard Law students can study for free if they vow to take public sector work for 5 years, the New York Times reports. Harvard announced the plan today to steer more students toward non-profit and government work; many graduates grab corporate jobs to pay off 6-figure debt. “We...

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