Ford invest $900 million in Kentucky plant, add 1000 Jobs

Ford announced a $900 million investment in the Kentucky Truck Plant which will secure 1,000 hourly jobs in Louisville. A news release announcing the expansion says the Expedition and Navigator will be exported to more than 55 markets around the world, with exports of the Navigator to China. "This $900 million investment demonstrates that Ford is being successful in Kentucky and that Kentucky is attentive to the needs of business". This means that all North American Focus production will cease with the next generation of the auto, but American jobs will remain secure at the MI plant.

The announcement comes just two years after Ford announced a $1.3 billion investment and added 2,000 jobs. "At the same time, we also have looked at how we can be more successful in the small auto segment and deliver even more choices for customers in a way that makes business sense".

Production begins in the second half of 2019, with models coming from the company's existing Focus plants globally.

No U.S. hourly employees will be out of a job tied to the new manufacturing plan for Focus. The Michigan plant that now produces Focus cars will start pumping out Ranger trucks and Bronco SUVs.

"This manufacturing plan allows the company to further grow its leadership as an exporter and deliver world-class Focus to North American customers in a way that makes business sense - with no US employees out of a job", Ford said in a statement.

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. These trucks will be not only sold in the USA, but also exported to 55 countries

Google Launches AI-powered Jobs Search Engine

Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that let you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include job listings its finds on a company’s homepage.

The idea here is to give job seekers an easy way to see which jobs are available without having to go to multiple sites only to find duplicate postings and lots of irrelevant jobs.

With this new feature, is now available in English on desktop and mobile, all you have to type in is a query like “jobs near me,” “writing jobs” or something along those lines and the search result page will show you the new job search widget that lets you see a broad range of jobs. From there, you can further refine your query to only include full-time positions, for example. When you click through to get more information about a specific job, you also get to see Glassdoor and Indeed ratings for a company.

You can also filter jobs by industry, location, when they were posted, and employer. Once you find a query that works, you can also turn on notifications so you get an immediate alert when a new job is posted that matches your personalised query.

To create this comprehensive list, Google first has to remove all of the duplicate listings that employers post to all of these job sites. Then, its machine learning trained algorithms sift through and categorise them. These job sites often already use at least some job-specific markup to help search engines understand that something is a job posting (though often, the kind of search engine optimization that worked when Google would only show 10 blue links for this type of query now clutters up the new interface with long, highly detailed job titles, for example).

Once you find a job, Google will direct you to the job site to start the actual application process. For jobs that appeared on multiple sites, Google will link you to the one with the most complete job posting. “We hope this will act as an incentive for sites to share all the pertinent details in their listings for job seekers,” a Google spokesperson told.

As for the actual application process itself, Google doesn’t want to get in the way here and it’s not handling any of the processes after you have found a job on its service.

It’s worth noting that Google doesn’t try to filter jobs based on what it already knows. As Zakrasek quipped, the fact that you like to go fishing doesn’t mean you are looking for a job on a fishing boat, after all.
Google is very clear about the fact that it doesn’t want to directly compete with Monster, CareerBuilder and similar sites. It currently has no plans to let employer’s posts jobs directly to its jobs search engine for example (though that would surely be lucrative). “We want to do what we do best: search,” Zakrasek said. “We want the players in the ecosystem to be more successful.” Anything beyond that is not in Google’s wheelhouse, he added.

Monster.com’s CTO Conal Thompson echoed this in a written statement when I asked him how this cooperation with Google will change the competitive landscape for job sites. “Google’s new job search product aligns with our core strategy and will allow candidates to explore jobs from across the web and refine search criteria to meet their unique needs,” he wrote. “Yes, as with anything, there will be some challenges and adjustments to the existing job posting sites; the biggest perhaps being for those that are currently driven by SEO.”

Jaguar Land Rover to create 5,000 new jobs in UK

Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is drawing up plans to hire an extra 5,000 engineers and technical staff in the next year, the Sunday Telegraph reported, in a boost to the government as it embarks on the Brexit negotiations.

JLR, which employs more than 40,000 people globally, said it would hire 1,000 electronic and software engineers as well as 4,000 additional personnel including in manufacturing, most of whom will be based in Britain.

The recruitment process will take place over the next 12 months, just as Britain begins talks to leave the European Union, which carmakers have warned must result in a deal which retains free and unfettered trade to protect jobs.


According to the report recruitment drive could be announced next week, would focus on electronic and software engineers as the industry adapts to develop autonomous vehicles.Ralf Speth, the chief executive of JLR, has previously said he wants to build electric models in the country.

The government has sought to promote Britain as a hub for innovation in electric cars after the country voted to leave the European Union.The Telegraph said the Indian-owned JLR may need to recruit workers from outside Britain due to a lack of engineers in the country.



HCL to create 2,000 jobs at upcoming Nagpur campus

HCL Technologies Limited, Indian multinational IT services company said it will hire up to 2,000 people at the global IT centre being set up at upcoming Nagpur campus.

Unlike its peers, HCL is focusing on small towns to open training centres and already has such centres in Madurai and Lucknow.

HCL senior vice-president Sanjay Gupta said Nagpur offers quality local talent and scalable infrastructure.

Recruitments for the 50-acre Nagpur campus to be operational by next January at MIHAN will be conducted in three phases and 2,000 jobs will be offered.

“We are excited to start our operations in Nagpur. Through this initiative we aim to create 2,000 jobs in the city, creating a sustainable pipeline of local talent.”

He further said HCL has in the past 18 months started operations in Madurai in September and Lucknow in October and Nagpur will the third in its expansion plan in small towns.

When asked about the slowdown in IT hiring following the restrictions in the US, which is the largest market for domestic IT companies, Gupta said his company has very little dependency on H1B visas since most of its work is done here.

Intel Corporation generate 3000 Jobs in India

Intel Corporation is investing Dh630 million  ($170 million) in India to set up a new Research and Development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru. The centre is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs over the next 18 months.

World's leading chip maker Intel Corporation is investing Dh630 million ($170 million) in India to set up a new Research and Development (R&D) centre in this tech hub, said an official.

"We are investing Rs 1,100 crore in our upcoming R&D centre in Bengaluru as part of our India expansion plans," said Intel India General Manager Nivruti Rai at a news conference on the US-based multinational's investment and expansion plans in the sub-continent.

The new R&D facility in an eight-acre campus is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs over the next 18 months. It will also have a computer software development and hardware design services facility.

The fresh investment is in addition to $2 billion the chip maker had invested in the country till 2016.

The company's Indian subsidiary has about 7,000 techies to design and power semiconductor chips for its global customers, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of computers, smartphones and other electronic devices.

The state high-level clearance committee, headed by the Karnataka Chief Minister, cleared the company's investment proposal on February 1, 2016, and the Karnataka Industrial Development Board allocated it the land in the city's south-east suburb.

The company's India operations focus on R&D, hardware design, testing and validation of computer hardware and software products for the next-generation digital devices.

The Intel India arm is registered with the state-run Software Technology Park India (STPI) under the 100% export oriented unit scheme of the government.

Infosys to open four Tech Hubs in US to hire 10,000 American workers

IT major Infosys on announced its plans to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years and open four new technology and innovation hubs across the US. The new hubs will focus on cutting-edge technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data.

These four hubs will not only have technology and innovation focus areas but will closely serve clients in key industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, energy and more.

The first hub, which will open in Indiana in August 2017, is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2021 for American workers and will help boost Indiana’s economy. Infosys is committed to hiring 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years to help invent and deliver the digital futures for our clients in the United States, said CEO Infosys, Vishal Sikka.

Learning and education, along with cultivating top local and global talent, have always been the core of what Infosys brings to clients; it is what makes us a leader in times of great change. In helping our clients improve their businesses and pursue new kinds of opportunities, we are really excited to bring innovation and education in a fundamental and massive way to American workers, he added.

In filling these jobs, Infosys will hire experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges, to create the talent pools for the future. To ensure that American workers are fully equipped to innovate and support clients in the rapid digitization of all industries and consistent with Infosys over 35 year-long commitment to the U.S., the company will institute training programs in key competencies such as user experience, cloud, artificial intelligence, big data and digital offerings, as well as core technology and computer science skills.

This development comes as part of Infosys continued legacy of a three-decade long investment across the U.S. In just the last three years, Infosys has renewed this focus by setting up an innovation hub in Silicon Valley.

A unique, open environment that encourages new ways of working, collaborating, thinking and delivering breakthrough next generation project to clients.Since joining Infosys nearly three years ago, it has been my personal endeavour to help us get much closer to our clients, to co-innovate with them, on their most important business problems, added Sikka.

We can achieve this by enhancing our ability to attract and recruit local top talent across the United States, by harnessing the global scale of Infosys, through software and platforms, and by educating and training people in the necessary skills, he added.

Mindtree to hire 1,400 Employees in Bhubaneswar


Mindtree delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution, enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform the competition. “Born digital,” Mindtree takes an agile, collaborative approach to creating customised solutions across the digital value chain."The expansion of Mindtree with additional two lakh sq ft will be completed in next six months which will have additional employment of 1,400 IT (information technology) professionals", Electronics and Information Technology Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera said.

The company's campus, Mindtree Kalinga, as it is named, is spread across 20 acres of land. It hosts the Global Learning Center and the Social Centre of the company.
 Behera said, Mindtree started its operation at Bhubaneswar with Global Learning Centre from September 2015 with a built up space of five lakh sq ft and having IT manpower of 900.

The minister said the four major IT companies Infosys, Tech-Mahindra, Wipro and TCS have made huge expansion of their development centres in Bhubaneswar during last three years.

Infosys had started its second development centre with two lakh sq ft space at InfoValley, Bhubaneswar in 2015.

Ford invest $900 million in Kentucky plant, add 1000 Jobs

Ford announced a $900 million investment in the Kentucky Truck Plant which will secure 1,000 hourly jobs in Louisville. A news release...