02/24/2018

News

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to cut 5,000 jobs

The reported cuts would dwarf the 600 layoffs the firm reported last year to California authorities, and would eliminate some 5,000 employees — 10 percent of its workforce, the report said.

“The cuts at the company, which has about 50,000 workers, are likely to affect workers in the U.S. and abroad, including managers,” Bloomberg reported, based on unnamed sources.

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Bay Area e-recycling firms named in ‘Scam Recycling’ report

The group planted tracking devices in 152 monitors and printers — classed as hazardous waste under international law — given to U.S. recyclers and found that 40 percent ended up exported, the vast majority illegally. Most ended up in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.

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South Bay Leads USA in Average Weekly Wages: $2,012

During the third quarter that ended in September, average weekly wages in Santa Clara County hit $2,012 — more than double the national average of $949 a week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports in a newly released study.

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