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10,000 Qantas jobs could go offshore despite safety fears: unions

As many as 10,000 Qantas jobs, including maintenance staff, could be sent offshore, despite fresh concerns about safety. Embattled Qantas boss Alan Joyce on Friday refused to rule out additional job losses to the 5000 recently announced if proposed changes to the Qantas Sale Act allowed the iconic airline to locate more of its business offshore. “I can’t rule anything in or out,” he told a parliamentary committee in Sydney, arguing Qantas, like its rival Virgin, should have no limit on how many jobs it can offshore. “We need for the future the same flexibility our competitor has. So if our competitor has the ability, which it does, to do all of its heavy maintenance, its call centres, everything, offshore then for Qantas to compete on a level playing field, to have the same options as that competition, it needs the same freedom.”

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Continue Reading March 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Jobs most likely to be stolen by robots revealed

A report has revealed the jobs that are most likely to be stolen by robots. The report by Bloomberg says that job of a choreographer, schoolteacher or physician are safe from robots. The jobs most at risk have been identified as loan officers, which the report claims are at a 98 percent probability of automation, followed by receptionists, legal assistants, retail salespersons and taxi drivers, News.com.au reported. The list also includes security guards, cooks and bartenders.

Continue Reading March 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Disney Interactive to cut about 700 jobs

Disney Interactive, the struggling video game and digital media subsidiary of Walt Disney Co., is cutting roughly 700 jobs worldwide, the company said Thursday. The division is closing offices in Chicago, New Jersey, Colorado, South Korea and Hyderabad, India. The layoffs represent about 26% of the division’s workforce. Disney Interactive said in a statement that it “has consolidated several lines of business as part of an effort to focus the division on a streamlined suite of high quality digital products. “As a result of this restructuring, we have undergone a reduction in workforce. These actions were difficult but necessary given our long-term strategy focused on sustainable profitability and innovation.”

Continue Reading March 9, 2014 at 6:57 am


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