A survey of more than 1,800 Australian and New Zealand human resources professionals reveals "a sense of optimism for the future with the majority of respondents expecting their workforce will either remain the same size (46%) or increase (39%) in the next year. Despite the economic impacts of COVID-19, just 15% of respondents anticipate a decrease in workforce size."
National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has come under fire from the CEPU Communications Union for the “outrageous” salary of network chief Stephen Rue, after his axing of hundreds of jobs in the middle of a pandemic and while “overseeing a shonky” NBN network rollout.
Australia’s peak body for science and technology, Science & Technolgy Australia (STA), fears the permanent loss of talent from the country’s research system and has called on the Federal Government to staunch the "hemorrhaging" of talent in the wake of thousands more job cuts just announced by universitities.
Sixty-five percent of Australian and New Zealand IT professionals have experienced disruptions or outages when working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, a higher number than their counterparts around the world, according to a new study.
Swedish multinational telecommunications giant Ericsson has recorded losses for a fifth quarter running, with a decrease of 12% in sales for the fourth quarter of the last year. The company cut 10,000 jobs in the quarter and two top executives are set to leave.
Now we know what the Microsoft Nokia deal really means – some of the biggest job cuts in IT history. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced cuts of up to 18,000 staff over the next 12 months, most of them from the recently acquired Nokia phone division.
The team behind BioShock 2 and recent flop The Bureau: XCOM declassified has reportedly been forced to lay off a high number of staff, and may have closed down altogether.
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