Giz a job 2023

Think we need a recent jobs news thread

Are you double jobbing? :wink: Here is the previous 2022 topic with you @Epicurus as the OP > Jobs

Can’t decide right now if to merge or have a 2023 edition. :thinking:

Carry on…

Oh, ok delete so.

That one doesn’t show up in my searches on jobs for some reason.

If you searched for #jobs tag it didn’t show up but it’s got a #jobs tag now, so it should show up, them tags are awful handy. You can always filter with adv. search to look in “titles” only, helps too.

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Amazon to lay off 9,000 more workers worldwide (rte.ie)

Amazon to lay off 9,000 more workers worldwide

Amazon has announced plans to cut another 9,000 jobs from its global workforce.

It comes on top of 18,000 layoffs which were announced in January.

It is not yet known how the latest redundancies will impact staff in Ireland where the company employs around 5,000 people.

The January layoffs resulted in around 70 job cuts in Ireland.

In an update today, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said that 9,000 more jobs would be cut mostly in AWS, PXT, advertising and Twitch.

“This was a difficult decision, but one that we think is best for the company long term,” Mr Jassy wrote in a message to staff.

He said that in recent years the company had hired a significant number of staff.

“However, given the uncertain economy in which we reside, and the uncertainty that exists in the near future, we have chosen to be more streamlined in our costs and headcount,” Mr Jassy said.

The reason today’s redundancies were not included in January’s announcement, Mr Jassy said, was because not all team leaders had completed their cost-cutting plans.

He added that impacted teams have not yet finished making final decisions on precisely which roles will be impacted.

This process is expected to be completed by mid to late April at which time the company will communicate with the impacted employees, or where applicable in Europe, with employee representative bodies.

Amazon is the second major tech firm to announce a second round of layoffs.

Last week Facebook parent Meta said it would cut an additional 10,000 jobs globally.

In November, the company announced 11,000 layoffs which resulted in around 300 jobs being cut from its Irish operation.

Other tech giants including Microsoft, Salesforce and Alphabet have slashed thousands of jobs in recent months after pandemic-led hiring sprees left them overstaffed.

Job Listings Abound, but Many Are Fake - WSJ

Job Listings Abound, but Many Are Fake

In an uncertain economy, companies post ads for jobs they might not really be trying to fill

A mystery permeates the job market: You apply for a job and hear nothing, but the ad stays online for months. If you inquire, the company tells you it isn’t really hiring.

Not all job ads are attached to actual jobs, it turns out. The labor market remains robust, with 10.8 million job openings in January, according to the Labor Department. At the same time, companies are feeling budgetary strains and some are pulling back on hiring. Though businesses are keeping job postings up, many roles aren’t being filled, recruiters say.

Hiring managers acknowledge as much. In a survey of more than 1,000 hiring managers last summer, 27% reported having job postings up for more than four months. Among those who said they advertised job postings that they weren’t actively trying to fill, close to half said they kept the ads up to give the impression the company was growing, according to Clarify Capital, a small-business-loan provider behind the study. One-third of the managers who said they advertised jobs they weren’t trying to fill said they kept the listings up to placate overworked employees.

How many of these ‘clickbait jobs’ will be located in Ireland :whistle:

(Wealthiest GDP in the World, me love you long time!)*tm

1,400 in this set up in Ireland

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Ha. The first out of the work from home forever traps.

Pure cunts , are most that work there.

Seeing an awful lot of this thing in Linkedin these days. Not being gleeful, I hate to see anyone lose a job. But just how many of these non-jobs exist out there?

I’ve never written a LinkedIn post before and I’ve been hesitating posting this for a number of reasons, but I think it’s something many can resonate with right now. Here we go:

I was laid off six months ago. Like so many others, I thought it would be only a matter of weeks before I got a new job.

I’ve done everything by the book in my search: Getting my resume professionally reviewed - and tailoring it for every job I apply for. Working with staffing agencies. Having connections put in referrals for me. Sending InMails to hiring managers to try and get noticed.

And yet, in the 150+ applications I’ve sent out, I’ve only heard back from and interviewed with less than 10:

:black_circle: I was asked to complete a 10-hour take-home assignment for one company, only to be given no feedback when I was told I wouldn’t be moving forward.
:black_circle: I was asked for five references as the last step of the hiring process for another. After each reference completed their review less than 24 hours later, I was completely ghosted by the company despite multiple follow-ups.
:black_circle: Despite a positive recommendation from the company’s lead recruiter, one hiring manager refused to even meet with me because I didn’t have the years experience she wanted (4, and I had 3.5, not taking into consideration the amount of promotions I had during that time).
:black_circle: With another company, one interviewer spent our entire time together asking why I haven’t been able to get a job yet. Talk about a blow to one’s self-esteem.

Just this week, after going through the entire two-month interview process for a position that truly felt like the perfect opportunity for me, I was turned down (via an automated inbox) for another candidate with more experience.

Now I’m back to square one with no potential leads. While I am admittedly losing some hope, and perhaps this is too honest for LinkedIn, I have to keep telling myself something even better will come along. If you know anyone hiring for in-house #BrandStrategy or #CorporateMarketing roles, preferably #remote or #hybrid within the healthcare industry, please do let me know. I also have experience in #Communications, #AccountManagement, and #ContentCreation. And if you’re on the other side of things and find yourself interviewing candidates, please be kind and don’t waste their time.

In the meantime, I’m going to spend the next couple days offline and away from LinkedIn for a break. I think it’s important to remind ourselves that just like any other social media platform, it’s a highlight reel of other people’s successes and accomplishments, and it’s not fair to compare ourselves. We never know what’s happening on the other side of the screen. Thanks all. :wave:t2:

So sad.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Job Cuts Coming in Meta Restructuring - Bloomberg

Meta Prepares More Layoffs Across Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram

  • Company is restructuring teams as it seeks to control costs

  • This week’s layoffs will be followed by additional cuts in May

Meta Platforms Inc. is set to start cutting jobs across the company on Wednesday as it restructures teams and works toward founder Mark Zuckerberg’s goal of greater efficiency this year.

The Facebook parent company told managers that they should prepare for job cut announcements on Wednesday, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg News. The memo indicates Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Reality Labs — which houses the firm’s virtual reality efforts and Quest hardware — will be affected. The move is part of a cost-cutting push that will eventually eliminate 10,000 positions at the company, as announced by Zuckerberg in March. A further round of cuts is set to follow in May.

Confirmation of the Indeed situation

The leader of the Irish Labour party is particularly worried about the migrant workers who may have to leave the state on account of there being no job for them here.

Recruitment website Indeed to lay off 225 workers at Dublin office amid calls to ‘do right by its staff’

Deputy Bacik said Indeed’s downsizing in Dublin means 640 livelihoods could potentially be affected.

“My thoughts are with all those who I know will be worrying and wondering how they will provide for themselves and their families, should their jobs be among those which are cut. As with other Big Tech firms, I have heard of individuals who fear they may be forced to leave the State if made redundant, due to the consequent revocation of their work visa,” Ms Bacik said.

“The statutory 30-day consultation period has only reached its mid-way point but, already, it would appear that Indeed’s management is already seeking to shut down the process. This is exacerbating the anxiety of staff.”

Recruitment website Indeed to lay off 225 workers at Dublin office amid calls to ‘do right by its staff’ - Independent.ie

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Delighted for all involved.

Easy solution. They will just let Irish or EU staff go so the “working visa holders” can remain in the state of REPUBLIC OF IRELAND LTD to keep the rent extortion going

Contagion creeping.

404 job not found!

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Serve your Country

490 Meta staff leaving. Circa 20% of the 2,500 employees in Ireland.