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US: California ruling threatening Uber’s business model

US: California ruling threatening Uber’s business model

According to a new ruling by the Californian labor commissioner, Uber Technologies must consider any of its drivers that connect with customers via the company’s custom application as an employee. The decision could have ample effects over the technology company’s business model, with San Francisco-based Uber, just like any other […]

US: Japanese auto jobs decline because of Mexico

US: Japanese auto jobs decline because of Mexico

Both Japanese carmakers and their suppliers were slower to add new jobs in the US last year, after they move to expand in Mexico and overseas to reduce currency fluctuation spending. Figures reported by a study commissioned by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association show that the nation’s automakers and suppliers […]

Ford employees to use Apple’s iPhones

Ford employees to use Apple’s iPhones

The second largest US automaker has announced it plans to switch from flip phones and BlackBerry smartphones to Apple’s iPhones for some of its worldwide employee base in the next couple of years. According to Sara Tatchio, a Ford spokeswoman, the company plans to get 3,300 workers to change from […]

Executive: Ford could exceed 12,000 workers pledge

Executive: Ford could exceed 12,000 workers pledge

The company’s top US executive considers Ford, the second biggest US automaker could soon exceed its 12,000 new workers goal negotiated in a 2011 contract with the United Auto Workers. Ford announced it has completed around 75% of its committed 12,000 workers by 2015 plan, just as it disclosed that […]

Volvo Trucks could fire around 500 workers

Volvo Trucks could fire around 500 workers

Due to the harsh economic situation in the European region and downsize of the market for its trucks, Volvo would fire almost 500 hired labor employees from two of its Swedish factories. Volvo announced it would let go 380 employees at the plant in Umeå, Sweden; the first 300 employees […]