Google plans to hire more than 200 security guards, making them full- and part-time employees of the company, and therefore eligible for company benefits. Previously, Google’s guards were provided by an outside contractor called Security Industry Specialists. The news was reported Friday in The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.
Apparently, sometimes you have to hire consultants to help you fire employees. A case in point: Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) hired management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. to organize an HP layoff plan, according to Bloomberg. The layoffs (involving as many as 25,000 to 30,000 employees) could be announced next week, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Fast-growing cloud HR startup Zenefits has seen its customer base and revenues ramp up dramatically since launch, and it’s looking to aggressively expand its headcount to keep up with demand. To do that, the company is opening a gigantic, 100,000 square-foot office in Scottsdale, Ariz. and plans to hire 1,300 full-time employees there over the next three years. Read More
Putting a car with your AT&T Mobile Share Value plan. It is possible. For the same price that it costs to add a tablet, AT&T will let you add your General Motors vehicle. To start, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu will be the vehicle to get if you want AT&T’s LTE on the road.
As Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) prepares to cut somewhere between 25,000 to 30,000 HP employees (or roughly 8 percent of HP’s workforce) one thing is clear: HP’s problems are not isolated to any one particular business unit.