By Marisa Kendall | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 9, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: April 10, 2018 at 8:54 am Silicon Valley may be the world’s tech paradise, but it’s a hiring nightmare for many local startups now forced to venture from Portland to Boise in search of talent. Enormous salary expectations — driven by the Bay Area’s soaring cost of living and competition from well-paying giants such as Google and Facebook — have made it too expensive for a growing number of local startups to recruit employees here. Others say the workers they do have want to leave, frustrated by their inability to buy a home as the region grapples with a chronic housing shortage. Now local startups increasingly are opening satellite operations in cheaper markets — no longer expecting all their employees to congregate in one Silicon Valley office for work, free food and ping-pong. It’s a cultural shift shaking … [Read more...] about ‘The Bay Area is broken:’ Why local startups are hiring outside Silicon Valley
Nick Trend 9 April 2018 • 11:06am There were some reasons to be cheerful over Easter – at least as far as our campaign for Safer, Fairer, Better Travel goes. Regular readers of Telegraph Travel will know that one of our readers’ major concerns and greatest causes for complaint is the way that car hire is sold and administered – especially at the pick-up point. Last weekend, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority – announced that it had completed its year-long investigation into online companies that sell car hire in this country. The CMA’s enforcement work was launched as a result of its review of car rental price comparison sites, which found many were advertising very low headline prices to customers by not including all costs. This, it said, left people paying more than expected at the checkout, without all the information about what they were paying … [Read more...] about Will new rules spell the end of hidden car hire charges?
Ken Sweet, Ap Business Writer Updated 5:56 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Mulvaney, Trump's appointee to oversee the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has given big pay raises to the deputies he hired to help him run the bureau. less FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Mulvaney gives big pay bumps to his … [Read more...] about Mulvaney gives big pay bumps to his hires at consumer agency
After one season at Missouri, freshman forward Jontay Porter will make himself available for the National Basketball Association draft. But unlike his older brother Michael Porter Jr., he won't hire an agent, leaving open the opportunity to return to MU for his sophomore season.Jontay Porter, 18, the SEC's co-sixth man of the year and a member of the league's all-freshman team, announced his plans Thursday in a tweet on the Mizzou basketball team's account."I have loved everything about my experience on and off the court as a member of the Mizzou family but have always dreamed of playing in the NBA," Porter said. "While I am not making any final decisions at this point I am not hiring an agent and will be diligent in complying with all NCAA rules to ensure that I maintain my eligibility to compete at the NCAA level for Mizzou in the future."I am going to declare for the NBA draft. This will allow me to evaluate my status with NBA teams so that I can make a fully educated decision on my … [Read more...] about Mizzou’s Jontay Porter declares for NBA draft, won’t hire agent
Norwegian owner and CEO Bjørn Kos apologized for the cancellations on Thursday. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix Norwegian Air Shuttle owner and CEO Bjørn Kjos on Thursday apologized to all passengers who have had their holiday plans ruined by the airline's recent cancellations. Kjos said at a press conference that Norwegian was aware as far back as December that it would have too few pilots this summer. The airline CEO said that the pilot shortage and other factors such as aviation strikes in France have forced Norwegian to cancel a number of flights in the busy holiday season. “When we have low staffing levels and the simultaneous strikes in France, that's when things go wrong,” Kjos said. The CEO said that Norwegian is short on crew for two reasons. First, the airline discovered too late that it had planned too few pilot courses and second, the airline's holiday buy-back agreement with pilots was scrapped after 14 years. “We had … [Read more...] about Norwegian hires new pilots to address ‘terrible’ situation