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Steve Jobs’ Birthday Today

Today would’ve been the 57th birthday of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who passed away last October after a long battle with cancer. Fan commemoration has been a trending topic, and there had been speculation that Apple was going to release the iPad 3, to honor their chief. While this turned out to be just a rumor, last year, Apple celebrated …

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Steve Jobs’ Facebook Timeline Deleted

A Facebook Timeline depicted the life or Steve Jobs was taken down Wednesday, after a request for a comment on the profile from Mercury News. The timeline, under the name “Steve Paul Jobs,” was exhaustive, depicting Jobs’ life with status updates, photos, videos and employment changes, amongst other things. A Facebook spokesperson told Mercury News that the company doesn’t comment …

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Robotics Industry To Create 1 Million New Jobs

According to the International Federation of Robotics, increasing use of robots will create 1 million new jobs in the next 5 years. The announcement is based on a study, “Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment,” conducted by the market research firm Metra Martech. Many of these jobs will relate to engineering, software and manufacturing, as robots are primarily associated …

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“App Economy” Created Nearly 500,000 Jobs Since 2007

For an industry that wasn’t even around in 2007, the “app economy” has grown significantly in the past five years. TechNet sponsored a study to show the growth of what they call the “app economy.” There are now 466,000 jobs in the area of creating apps for smart devices. That’s a huge number for an industry that’s only 5-years-old. The …

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Students Missing Out On Jobs Due To Poor Info

With unemployment numbers sitting where they are, you would think that schools and universities would be doing all they can to help place students into jobs upon graduation. But, despite having the skills employers want, nearly half of young people are missing out on career opportunities due to a lack of information from schools and universities. New research reveals that …

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Facebook Is A Powerful Recruitment Tool

You probably use Facebook to share photos and witty anecdotes on a daily basis. Did you know that Facebook is quickly becoming the largest employee recruitment Web site as well? This infographic from HireRabbit details everything a company needs to do to build their brand in social networking to attract fresh talent. It also gives us some great statistics into …

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Could Manufacturing Save The U.S. Economy?

While economic growth in the United States is expected to slow in the first quarter of 2012, the manufacturing industry is expected to grow. In the past two years manufactureres have added 330,000 new jobs. Part of the reason for this growth has to do with rising costs in foreign manufacturing. When costs rise elsewhere, manufacturing in the United States …

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Obama offers To Forward Resume` of Out-of-Work Engineer

5:30 Monday evening saw the first Google+ hangout for the President. Many people had several inquiries for the leader of the free world. Fort Worth, Texas resident Jennifer Weddel was one of the participants int the live video conference. She told the President that her husband had been laid off for over 2 years and has not been able to …

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Obama Talks Steve Jobs at State of the Union

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama talked a lot about jobs. And during a segment about jobs, he mentioned another important job(s) – Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. After finishing a point about immigration reform, Obama went into a bit about innovation and entrepreneurs. He said that the country should get behind everyone out there trying …

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IT Employment Continues to Grow

In December 2011, the IT job market grew by 15,300 jobs, which is part of a general upward trend according to a report by TechServe Alliance. This figure encumpasses IT service firms, suppliers, clients, and consultants. This is almost a 3.5% increase over 2010 figures. Total number of IT jobs as of december 2011 is 4,082,100. These figures are significant …

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Apple Threatens Lawsuit Over Jobs Action Figure

In a move that should surprise no one, Apple has threatened legal action against Chinese manufacturer In Icons, makers of the 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure. Apple apparently sent a letter to In Icons claiming to own the rights to Jobs’ likeness, as well as uses of Apple’s logo and the appearance of Apple’s products. The doll, which became available …

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Steve Jobs Action Figure Bypasses Cool, Goes Straight To Creepy

Steve Jobs’ death a few months ago was greeted with a huge outpouring of emotion. Displays of grief were many and varied, and lots of people looked for ways to commemorate the man they saw as another Thomas Edison. Now, a company called In Icons has found a… unique way to commemorate Jobs: a 12-inch poseable action figure. G.I. Jobs, …

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