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Ad Agency Employee, 24, Dies From A Heart Attack

Ad Agency Employee, 24, Dies From A Heart Attack

There's ample evidence that stress and overwork are a toxic brew, leading to a host of possible illnesses, including heart disease. Still, it was shocking when an Ogilvy & Mather advertising employee in Beijiing collapsed at his desk Monday, and was later pronounced dead due to sudden cardiac arrest. After... Read More »

Manufacturing Is Coming Back To The U.S. -- And Hiring

Manufacturing Is Coming Back To The U.S. -- And Hiring

Is American manufacturing poised for a comeback? The manufacturing industry lost 6 million jobs in the first decade of this century, but many experts say that the turnaround has already begun. According to one estimate by the Boston Consulting Group, as many as five million more positions could be recovered by... Read More »

Man Reportedly Outsources His Own Job To China -- Then Spends His Time Watching Cat Videos

Man Reportedly Outsources His Own Job To China -- Then Spends His Time Watching Cat Videos

U.S. corporations moved millions of jobs overseas in the last decade. But maybe it isn't just executives who can play this game. In the search for cheaper labor and greater profits, one employee at a critical infrastructure firm purportedly outsourced his own job to China. The star software developer at a... Read More »

LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

By John Rogers LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the work of the people who file the invoices for the TV sets that arrive from China and the cars that come from Japan goes all but unnoticed as those products and countless others make their way across the United States. Not this week, however, after about... Read More »

5 Jobs You Thought Were Safe From Outsourcing But Aren't

5 Jobs You Thought Were Safe From Outsourcing But Aren't

The debate over job creation has dominated the political landscape of 2012. And with good cause, too, given the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. With so many out of work, it's maddening to many that from 2000-2010, 2.4 million people have been hired by U.S. multinationals in jobs outsourced abroad,... Read More »

Workers' Brawl Shuts Down Foxconn iPhone Factory

Workers' Brawl Shuts Down Foxconn iPhone Factory

By Joe McDonald BEIJING -- The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. Read More »

Broken American Dream? Immigrants' Adult Children Leave U.S. For Jobs

Broken American Dream? Immigrants' Adult Children Leave U.S. For Jobs

Over the last century, scores of immigrants have left their poor home countries behind for the golden shores of the U.S.A. But now their grown American children are leaving college, struggling to find good jobs, while watching cousins and friends in India, China or Korea post on Facebook about their exciting... Read More »

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Low-wage, unskilled labor was once its competitive edge, but now China is quickly rising as the world's largest supplier of college-educated workers. By 2030, China alone will account for 30 percent of the world's new college-educated workers, predicts a study by... Read More »

Ford Plans $760 Million Assembly Plant -- In China

Ford Plans $760 Million Assembly Plant -- In China

By Elaine Kurtenbach SHANGHAI -- Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $760 million auto assembly plant in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, part of a doubling of its production capacity in the world's biggest vehicle market as it strives to catch up with rivals. Read More »

Chinese Leaders Promise Pay Hikes, More Jobs

Chinese Leaders Promise Pay Hikes, More Jobs

By Joe McDonald BEIJING (AP) -- China's government promised Wednesday to raise minimum wages by 13 percent a year through 2015 and to launch measures to generate 45 million new jobs. Communist leaders face pressure to spread China's prosperity more widely and narrow a yawning gap between a wealthy elite... Read More »

China Announces $2.5B Fund For Small Businesses

China Announces $2.5B Fund For Small Businesses

By Joe McDonald BEIJING (AP) -- China announced more help Wednesday for its struggling private business sector, unveiling a $2.5 billion fund to finance new small businesses and promising tax breaks and more lending for entrepreneurs. Read More »

300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

Working in China's burgeoning manufacturing sector is proving exceedingly tough for many Chinese workers. Long hours and intense pressure to quickly churn out the latest high-tech gizmos destined for overseas markets have led to protests and even suicides among some workers, according to media... Read More »

How to Launch Your Career Overseas

How to Launch Your Career Overseas

By Leslie Forman Have you ever dreamed of working in China? India? Brazil? The new landscape of work transcends national boundaries, which creates unprecedented opportunities to work worldwide. Read More »

Gucci Workers Claim They Were Abused So Badly They Miscarried

Gucci Workers Claim They Were Abused So Badly They Miscarried

Reports of abuse at Chinese factories are so common as to hardly raise an eyebrow. A Longhua plant owned by Foxconn, the maker of almost all Apple devices, was dubbed the "suicide factory" after 16 workers jumped from its roof. Maltreatment at a designer clothing store, on the other hand, is more unexpected.... Read More »

10 States Losing The Most Jobs To China

10 States Losing The Most Jobs To China

China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a manufacturing job in the U.S. may pay $50 an hour, when salary and benefits are factored in, Chinese factory laborers make little more than a few hundred dollars a month. Read More »

Manufacturers Bringing Business (And Jobs) Back To America

Manufacturers Bringing Business (And Jobs) Back To America

The revival in manufacturing in America's heartland has been driven in part by the increasing costs associated with importing goods from China, India and other Asian nations where labor has traditionally been cheap. With the cost of oil rising and a weak dollar eating into profits, many manufacturers are... Read More »

Will The Chinese Shop For U.S. Goods Until They Drop?

Will The Chinese Shop For U.S. Goods Until They Drop?

The Chinese could become your No. 1 consumers for American products, particularly the high end kind. Yes, the Chinese could eventually afford to shop for U.S. goods until they drop. As of now, the Chinese are no slouches when it comes to liking nice things. According to the World Luxury Association, they... Read More »

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