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first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. International newsOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Car-makerDaimler Chrysler has confirmed that it is to cut 26,000 jobs in the US. Thecuts, 20 per cent of its US workforce, will be made over the next three yearsand will be made up of retirements and redundancies. Reports say the firm willcut 20,000 of its 95,000 manufacturing jobs and 5,000 of its 30,000white-collar employees. www.us.media.daimlerchrysler.com400jobs go as Disney signals end for Go.comWaltDisney is to scrap Internet search service Go.com, with the loss of 400 jobs inthe US. The move is related to the company’s scaling back of its on-lineambitions. The entertainment giant is the latest in a series of traditionalmedia companies which have cut jobs and reorganised their online operationsrecently. G.com has struggled to compete with the popularity of all-purposesearch services provided by Yahoo! and AOL.Infosystop in India for work-home life balanceGlobalsoftware company Infosys Technologies has been named India’s top employer forits people policies built around employees’ personal lives. A study by HR consultancyHewitt Associates shows policies enabling staff to balance home and work lifeare the common link between Infosys and the other companies ranked in the topthree, Procter & Gamble and Hewlett-Packard. The report says, “Thework life is tailored around the personal lives of the employees. The companytakes care of every individual’s needs from seeing an employee through a closerelative’s illness to celebrating special occasions together.”last_img read more