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Articles tagged with: Employment

Foxconn Will Replace Workers With 1 Million Robots

Foxconn is a Chinese based company and the biggest manufacturer of products of some notable companies such as Nokia, Apple and Sony. Foxconn recently got ripped from an iPad 3 manufacturing contract. Moreover the company had been suffering with some serious problems concerning mostly the labor.

The serious problems with labor were suicides of some of the workers because of low wages, protests against the company and an explosion in the factory. Consequently, Foxcon has now decided to replace manual labor with automated machine robots.

New LinkedIn Button Allows For One-Click Job Applications

Linkedin is launching a new feature that will make job applications much easier on the professional job networking site. The update will be available later this month and will allow users to “Apply with Linkedin” directly to job postings. Basically, this will be a plugin that will allow users to quickly apply to job postings without having to re-type their work history.

Linkedin is currently partnering up with a number of employers to ensure a smooth service.

RealNetworks Completes Restructuring Cuts 130 Jobs

“Today is a hard day. Today is definitely not a very good day, to be making these kind of cuts.” These were the words of Bob Kimball, CEO of RealNetworks, in reference to eliminating a further 130 jobs from its global workforce. These cuts were part of a year-long restructuring effort by RealNetworks to turn its business around.


While less than 40 jobs will be cut in its headquarters in Seattle, RealNetworks will be closing its Finland offices in Helsinki as part of this round of cuts. This leave the company with around 1,300 employees, down from its peak of 1,700 a couple of years back.