All the 2020 Democrats in next week's debate threaten to skip event, refuse to cross picket line
- All of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates threatened Friday to skip next week's debate as they pledged support for workers in a contract dispute at the university where it will take place.
- The seven contenders who qualified said they will not cross a picket line at Loyola Marymount University, where the Democratic National Committee will hold Thursday's debate.
- UNITE HERE 11, a culinary union that represents 150 workers at the university, said it will boycott the event after negotiations with food services company Sodexo fell apart.
- The other six candidates in the debate followed in saying they would not cross the picket line at Loyola Marymount.
- UNITE HERE 11, which represents about 32,000 hospitality workers in southern California and Arizona, said workers started picketing at Loyola Marymount last month.
- Sodexo canceled scheduled negotiations last week, the union said.
Salesforce's chief recruiter reveals what the $142 billion software giant wants in technical candidates. Here's how to nail the interviews and land a six-figure job at one of the world's most admired companies.
- Data science and engineering are two of the top three skills missing among job applicants across corporate America, according to a 2019 report from the Society for Human Resource Management.
- Of those 1 million applicants, the company hires only about 10,000 new employees each year across its business units.
- To stand out, potential employees need to focus on the core competencies that Salesforce's best performers exhibit, and embody the four values that Salesforce swears by: trust, innovation, equality, and customer success.
- This year, for example, the company rolled out a voice-assistant on its Einstein AI platform that allows employees to manage tasks like updating customer records conversationally.
- If you are a current or former Salesforce employee who would like to share your experience with the company's hiring process, contact the reporters at j[email protected] or [email protected]
End of the decade: 32 events that shaped the 2010s
- US tech companies have had a hard time dealing with China lately, caught between the draw of a billion new users and the threat of omnipresent surveillance and censorship.
- Android phones were just starting to trickle out as the iPhone 4 hit the market, but it would be years before they could match Apple's quality and attention to detail.
- Spotify wasn’t the first music streaming platform in the States, but it tied together the strengths of services like Pandora, Last.fm, and SoundCloud into a single package.
- For music listeners, the model was, and still is, a slam dunk proposition, and competitors like Google, Apple, and Tidal quickly followed suit.
- Netflix would recover in the years that followed, and Hastings became one of the main architects of the shift to streaming video, but the Qwikster debacle still stands as a reminder of just how hard navigating those shifts can be.
US jobless claims hit 2-year high
- More comprehensive measures have pointed to a solid labor market in recent weeks.Â Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits jumped by the most in two years last week, but the sharp increase likely reflected seasonal volatility.Â The Labor Department said Thursday that initial jobless claims rose 49,000 to a seasonally adjusted 252,000 in the week that ended December 7.
- The less volatile four-week moving average rose by 6,250 to 224,000 in early December.Â "Claims are likely to remain erratic over the holiday," said Ian Shepherdson, the chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.
- "It's hard to enough to adjust monthly data, but weekly data around holidays which fall on different days of the week each year are impossible to adjust reliably." More comprehensive measures have pointed to a solid labor market in recent weeks.
- More comprehensive measures have pointed to a solid labor market in recent weeks.
Jeff Bezos named businessperson of the decade by global finance chiefs, CNBC survey says
- A majority of financial executives in boardrooms around the world say Amazon Founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos should be considered as the top businessperson of the decade.
- Almost a third of chief financial officers (CFOs) quizzed in CNBC's latest Global CFO Council survey picked out Bezos as their most impressive business leader.
- Bezos first launched Amazon in the mid-1990s as an online bookstore.
- It is now the world's largest online marketplace and also rakes in revenue from its activities in cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
- The CNBC Global CFO Council represents some of the largest public and private companies in the world, collectively managing nearly $5 trillion in market value.
- Nearly a third (30.9%) of CFOs surveyed predicted no cuts or hikes from the U.S. Federal Reserve in 2020.
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