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GiantGator Launches To Be ‘Most Extensive Search Engine for  Freelance Jobs’

GiantGator Launches To Be ‘Most Extensive Search Engine for Freelance Jobs’

A new freelance job search engine called giantGator launched today, aggregating job postings for freelancers from a number of sources including Freelancer.com, eLance, UpWork, Guru.com, and others. A spokesperson for giantGator tells WebProNews, “Thanks to the Freelancer’s Union study, we know that an estimated 53 million Americans are freelancing – but how many freelance jobs are out there, and how …

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LinkedIn Shows Top 20 Countries Where People Are Moving For Work

LinkedIn Shows Top 20 Countries Where People Are Moving For Work

LinkedIn recently shared a list of the top 20 countries where professionals are moving for work based on its internal data. The United Arab Emirates takes the top spot by a fairly wide margin, followed by Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. “We determined the top 20 countries that saw the most migration activity (the absolute number of members moving in …

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Amazon Fulfillment Center To Open in Illinois And Create Over 1,000 Jobs

Amazon Fulfillment Center To Open in Illinois And Create Over 1,000 Jobs

Amazon announced on Monday that it is opening its first fulfillment center in Illinois, which it says will create a thousand new full-time jobs. This is the sixth fulfillment-related announcement from the company in about three months. It will be a nearly 500,000-square-foot location in Joliet. As far as jobs, employees will process smaller items, such as books, electronics, and …

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Microsoft Announces 7,800 Job Cuts from Phone Division

Microsoft Announces 7,800 Job Cuts from Phone Division

Microsoft has announced that it will cut up to 7,800 jobs, mostly in the company’s phone hardware business. The company is also writing off $7.6 billion related to its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business despite only spending $7.2 billion to acquire it last year. “I am committed to our first-party devices including phones. However, we need to focus our phone …

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Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter has made a promise, albeit a bit vague, to make sure its workforce is more diverse. The company has partnered with the UN’s HeForShe initiative, a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.” “Twitter will use its full reach to advance …

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Trying to Get a Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Profile (But Don’t Delete It)

Sure, you may be qualified for that job you’re trying to land, but something you said on Facebook might turn off potential employers. This has been true for years, but companies’ reliance on social media to screen potential employees is only rising. According to a recent study, over half of employers are researching job applicants on social media. The study …

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A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscape

WP Engine released some interesting research into the “WordPress economy” and jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the United States. The study utilized online listings from Indeed.com for WordPress-centric positions, and analyzed which jobs are most in demand, which areas show the most interest in WordPress skills, and which salaries are most common. “WordPress is the most dominant content …

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Target Job Cuts: Company Outlines Plan to Restructure, Invest in Technology

Target has announced a corporate restructuring plan that will see it ax several thousand jobs – but the focus will be at the headquarters level and not at the company’s 1,800+ retail locations. In order to “fuel growth and drive profitability”, Target is looking to cut costs to the tune of $2 billion. “These savings will be realized through operations, …

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Guess How Much App Store Developers Have Earned

Apple announced some new numbers for the App Store, as it has reached some new milestones. First off, during the first week of January, customers spent about half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, while New Year’s Day was the biggest day ever in App Store sales history. During 2014, billings increased 50%, and apps generated over $10 …

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Natalie Portman in Talks to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs. According to Deadline, Portman may have a major role in the film that is struggling to get off the ground. Sony dropped its backing for the project completely last week, and it was picked up by Universal. The screenplay was written by The Social Network‘s …

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Natalie Portman Rumored for ‘Major Role’ in New Steve Jobs Film

At this point, it feels like the long-promised Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography may never actually happen. After months in limbo, enduring a revolving door of attached talent, Sony finally dropped the film earlier this month. Universal picked it up, however, so it looks like things are back on track. And today, there’s news that a …

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Steve Jobs Movie Finds New Life at Universal

The Steve Jobs movie has life, as Universal Pictures has decided to pick up the recently-abandoned project. Last week, Sony Pictures abruptly ditched the high-profile film. It appeared that the company had become a bit frustrated with the project, which had been sitting in limbo watching an acting/directing carousel spin – despite having a completed script since January. Rumor had …

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