Yet some experts believe there’s no cause for real alarm. “A 5% unemployment rate is not tragic … not every cylinder is going down,” according to John Challenger, CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas, who works directly with laid off workers to get back on their feet. “Companies are constantly hiring, growing, changing so there are always openings.” On average, his clients have been able to find work within three to four months, even in this gloomy labor market. He still sees strong growth in healthcare, energy, technology and anything with a global outlook. The unemployed could also consider work in government: in November alone, government agencies were responsible for 30,000 new hires. … [Read more...] about Top Jobs 2008: A Guide to Layoff Survival
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Given the traditionally slow pace of congressional action, a multistakeholder approach involving public-private cooperation may be warranted to ensure cybersecurity standards. Whatever steps government and industry take, it is imperative to act now. It would be a profound mistake to wait for hackers to gain control of a commercial satellite and use it to threaten life, limb, and property—here on earth or in space—before we address this issue. … [Read more...] about What happens when all the tiny satellites we’re shooting into space get hacked?
Some suppliers have also said that the Chinese company has requested them to delay cargo deliveries India, which recently commissioned an LNG terminal, has some scope for more purchases, but experts say even with LNG prices so low, India's poor infrastructure facility and lack of a pipeline and distribution network will not allow to buy what it could have. … [Read more...] about Explained | Why LNG prices are falling and what’s the outlook
I’m standing in the middle of a crowded living room full of my favorite people. All around me, I hear a cacophony of opinions about where to dine. There’s 12 of us, and we’re all getting impatient, louder, and more than a little hungry. Over 30 minutes later, and no one can decide on where to eat. Instead of opting for trying something new, we end up ordering pizza. Again. … [Read more...] about You don’t have to have a big team to achieve big things