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Uber, Google and other tech employees form Coalition of Black Excellence

Uber, Google and other tech employees form Coalition of Black Excellence

Breaking News
 When black employee resource groups from a variety of tech companies come together, black magic happens. More specifically, black excellence happens. The Coalition of Black Excellence Week, spearheaded by Uber Litigation Counsel Angela Johnson in collaboration with black ERGs from over 40 tech companies like Facebook, Google, eBay, Lyft and Microsoft, kicks off this Monday in the San Francisco… Read More
Why Employees Quit Small Businesses

Why Employees Quit Small Businesses

Business
Is employee turnover a problem in your company? If so, it's easy to blame the problem on any number of things – salary levels, benefits (or lack of them), size of the company, or your industry. These are just some of the circumstances that are often blamed for making employees quit and  look to greener pastures. But often… Read More » The post Why Employees Quit Small Businesses appeared first on Small Business Blog | Business Know-How®.
Amazon lays off hundreds of employees

Amazon lays off hundreds of employees

Breaking News
Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. The majority of the layoffs are affecting the company’s Seattle headquarters, but some global teams may be affected as well, according to the source. The process of notifying employees has already started, the source said. The affected departments are more mature areas of Amazon’s business, such as its online retail operations. Amazon confirmed the layoffs in a statement sent to CNN. “As part of our annual planning process, we are making headcount adjustments across the company — small reductions in a couple of places and aggressive hiring in many others,” the statement read. “For affected employees, we work to find roles in the areas where we are hiring.” It appears
Harvey Weinstein Issued Death Threats to Employees and Their Families, New Lawsuit Claims

Harvey Weinstein Issued Death Threats to Employees and Their Families, New Lawsuit Claims

Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein issued death threats to his employees and their families, according to a new lawsuit filed against the disgraced mogul, his brother Bob and The Weinstein Company. The suit, filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, alleges that the Weinstein brothers and their company committed “egregious violations of New York’s civil rights, human rights, and business laws.” Among numerous explosive claims, Schneiderman claims that Weinstein allegedly threatened the lives of his employees, saying “I will kill your family,” and, “You don’t know what I can do.” The former producer, who was a prominent Democratic fundraiser in the past, also allegedly boasted about connections to political figures, saying that he had “contacts within the Secret Service that could take care of pr