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US immigration Bill unlikely to hit Indian IT firms: Nasscom

US immigration Bill unlikely to hit Indian IT firms: NasscomIndian Express US immigration Bill unlikely to hit Indian IT firms: Nasscom ... The proposed US Immigration Reform Bill by the US House of Representatives is unlikely to have ... See all stories on this topic »

Republicans, Democrats clash over immigrationIndian Express
At a hearing of the House Judiciary immigration subcommittee Tuesday on how to ... And some Democrats and immigration advocates said it was a welcome ... See all stories on this topic »

65 MPs write to Obama against a visa for Narendra ModiIndian Express
Even as BJP president Rajnath Singh is lobbying here with the US for a visa for Narendra Modi, 65 Indian MPs have written letters to President Barack Obama, ... See all stories on this topic » 

Two immigration officers accused of extortionIndian Express
A BTech graduate, who was deported from Bangkok for not having sufficient bank balance to facilitate his stay there, has accused two immigration officers of ... See a…

Statistics Finland: Unemployment down this June

YLE News Statistics Finland: Unemployment down this June
In June there were 217,000 people out of work in Finland - 6,000 less than the same time last year, according to Statistics Finland. From United States:Students Should Pay Attention to Monthly Changes in Unemployment RatesU.S. News University - by Erin Palmer See realtime coverage » Employment figures fuel graduate job hopes
However, the prospects for university leavers of securing a graduate-level job this year are less clear. Recent surveys suggest that although there will be a jump in the number of roles for graduates at the most prestigious employers, the overall ... From United Kingdom:Long-Term Unemployment At Highest Level Since 1996, Says ONSHuffington Post UK See realtime coverage » Statistics Day Celebrated Across India with Labour andEmployment Statistics...

Factory employee figures up, productivity slips

KUALA LUMPUR: The sales value of Malaysia’s manufacturing sector declined by 3.6% (RM9.2bil) at RM248.7bil in the January-May period this year compared to 2012’s numbers, the Department of Statistics Malaysia reported.

It said the total number of employees in this period went up by 1.3% (12,954 persons) while productivity decreased by 4.8% to RM238,907 per employee.

This May’s sales value declined 2.4%, down to RM50.7bil from RM51.9bil from the same month last year.

It attributed the drop in sales value to slower sales in 58 of the 116 industries surveyed – chiefly in computer and computer peripherals (18.1%), basic iron and steel products (17.6%), refined petroleum product (12.4%), basic industrial chemicals (excepting fertilisers and nitrogen compounds – 11.5%), and semi-conductor devices (3.4%).

Looking at in on a month-on-month basis, however, May’s sales value increased 1.9% (or RM1bil) – or 2.4% when seasonally adjusted.

Employment figures were positive. Total employees engaged…

University graduate employment figures

According to employment data 2011-12, Graduates from London South Bank University are the least likely to be in a job or studying six months after leaving.

Meanwhile, graduates from the Royal Academy of Music, Bishop Grosseteste University and the private University of Buckingham are among those most likely to find a job or to continue their studies.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency published figures on employment rates at UK higher education institutions for 2011-12 graduates. The statistics are based on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey of graduates.

Across the sector, 90.8 per cent of full-time first-degree leavers were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating.

The lowest five institutions on Hesa’s employment indicator were London South Bank (77.4 per cent of graduates in a job or further study six months after graduating), the University of East London (79.4 per cent), the University of Bolton (81.1 per cent), Middlesex Universit…

France opens 'arms and hearts' for Indian students

New Delhi: At a time when the UK is mulling hefty visa cash bond raising concerns here, France today announced a slew of India-specific measures easing visa norms for those wanting to pursue higher education, a move that is expected to increase the inflow of Indian students to that country. "There is no competition between the UK and us. We have our own visa policy, they (the UK) have their own visa policy," French Ambassador to India Francois Richier said here.

France, he said, is not challenging anybody but has introduced a number of measures to enable Indian students to study in his country. "It is about opening our arms and hearts for Indian students by facilitating their stay, not only in their visa area but other things like training, taking care of jobs when they are back in India. It is a package thing," Richier told PTI.

The French envoy said that since France shares a genuine partnership with India, it has chosen to open its frontiers even wider to India…

Ten Tips to Securing your Dream Job

On average we spend most of our time at our place of work, we also spend a majority of our lies working and because of this, it is almost crucial that we all find a job or a career that we can be passionate about, enjoy and do for many years to come.

Being happy at work is so important to make sure your life in general is enjoyable. There is no worse feeling than waking up every morning with a sense of dread about having to go to work to a job you have no enjoyment in. With the job market coming increasingly more competitive, it takes more to be the perfect candidate for your dream job including having just the right qualifications, experience and personality to fit within a company.

There are some things that we can all do to make sure we remain a competitive person in the jobs market and that the dream job becomes a reality…

1.Relevant Qualifications
You are never too old to go back to school and gain the qualifications you need to secure your ideal position. Many jobs ask for quite…

High job satisfaction figures 'great story for NZ'

The majority of Kiwis enjoy a good work life balance and are satisfied with their jobs because New Zealand is such a great place to live, an employment commentator says.

A survey of working life by Statistics New Zealand found 85% of all employed people were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with their main jobs.

Just one in 20 people were 'dissatisfied' or 'very dissatisfied'.

Employment commentator Jason Ennor said the overall result of the survey was great.

"Great story for New Zealand, great story for working life in New Zealand."

Even those workers who do long hours manage to balance work and life really well, he said.

"We've got access to some beautiful, beautiful country, and overall I think a country that's pretty chilled out. It's a great place to live."

In a recent international survey New Zealand also scored seven points ahead of the global average of work life balance.

"I think that really shows our willin…