The past two years have seen more than a tenth of Americans move from low-paying labor jobs to positions in tech. Dubbed as “new collar workers,” many of these people used recent lockdowns to learn new skills that have helped them find higher salary roles with greater flexibility. This workforce of people from non-conventional backgrounds can bridge the tech talent shortage, but only if companies can adapt their recruitment processes accordingly. advertisement advertisement Players like Google, Apple, and IBM have taken the step of dropping college degree requirements to attract new collar workers, but bringing on board new workers requires more than eliminating formal education requisites. Even before the pandemic, nearly one third of developers considered themselves self-taught, meaning the relevance of the college degree had already slipped. With the tech industry adding 12,300 jobs from February to March this year, … [Read more...] about How ‘new collar workers’ can help companies push past the Great Resignation
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Like many companies, manufacturing technology firm Augury ditched its New York City office during the pandemic. With few people coming in, and most work able to be done remotely, paying rent on an empty office was a waste. advertisement advertisement But the need for an office didn’t go away completely, and now the company is fitting out a new space in the city. As it does, it’s fundamentally rethinking how the space will work by looking at who will actually be using it. To help guide the new design, the company surveyed its teams to understand how different departments expected to use the space, especially in a more hybrid work mode. “When we were talking about that, we started asking what kind of people will be there?” says Tiffany Millar, Augury’s workplace experience director. Home Away From Home The first persona is what Augury calls Home Away From Home, or people who live in the tristate area who may come into the office once or more per … [Read more...] about What does a hybrid office look like? This company has 5 ideas
Sue Ramirez (left) as Kim and JC Santos as Bob in “Boyfriend No. 13” Just like her, I think I was put in this world to love.” Thus said Sue Ramirez about her character Kimverly Santillan in the WeTV Original romantic comedy series “Boyfriend No. 13.” “I can’t blame her because—I won’t deny it—I love the feeling of being in love, too. Ako’y marupok at mapagmahal,” she said, laughing, during the recent virtual media conference organized by the streaming app WeTV. In “Boyfriend No. 13,” Ramirez plays Kimverly (Kim, for short), a romance novelist who lives her life “according to the cards, the stars and her superstitions.” Her every move is calculated to avoid misfortune. She would read her horoscope daily, wear her lucky charms to ward off bad luck and consult her fortune teller regularly. When she meets the tall and charming doctor, Don Lee (JC De Vera), all signs indicate that he is her destiny. On the other hand, there’s the roguish and rugged officemate Bob (JC … [Read more...] about Stars of ‘Boyfriend No. 13’ check zodiac signs for matters of the heart
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A s the class of 2022 loads their twin XL sheets and overpriced textbooks into their parents’ SUVs, they’re met not just with the existential questions of fresh grads ( What am I doing with my life? How do I excel at my job? ) but also with questions that have been dominating the news cycle: Do I even want to be in an office? What happens if my company starts laying people off? Will I find better professional prospects if I land a job now or in a few months? One Under 30-founded startup wants to help alleviate this sense of dread: Gen-Z recruiting company RippleMatch . The startup announced this week that it had raised a new $45 million Series B round from investors such as Goldman Sachs (whose analysts are not known for their workplace satisfaction ) to be the new LinkedIn for young professionals. Read about RippleMatch here . Speaking of young talent, the Forbes newsroom just gained some of its own: a … [Read more...] about The Class Of 2022 Enters A Shaky Workforce. This Under 30 Startup Wants To Help.
- A + A NEW YORK (June 28): The National Basketball Association (NBA) is investing in Zigazoo Inc as the kids' social network gets more deeply involved with sports and media properties. The funding round values the company around US$100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. Venture capital firm Liberty City Ventures led the US$17 million investment, which was joined by Causeway Media Partners, Dapper Labs Inc, German media company OneFootball GmbH, Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corp, and social-media personalities Charli and Dixie D'Amelio. Existing investors include late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and tennis star Serena Williams' venture fund. Zigazoo is a TikTok-like video-sharing app for children that orchestrates challenges and activities for kids in short clips, while responses can be shared with friends in the social network. Chief executive officer Zak Ringelstein declined to share revenue figures but said most of its sales come from in-app … [Read more...] about NBA invests in celebrity-backed kids’ social network Zigazoo