Monthly Archives: March 2011

EBay Aims for Big Retail Brands With $2.4 Billion GSI Deal

March 29 (Bloomberg) — EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe is stepping up an effort to woo big retailers and challenge Amazon.com Inc. through the $2.4 billion acquisition of GSI Commerce Inc., his largest takeover yet. The purchase will … Continue reading

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Anheuser-Busch takes over Goose Island

Goose Island Beer Co., the Chicago-based brewing powerhouse, announced this morning that it will be taken over by Anheuser-Busch (A-B) for $38.8 million. Goose Island, whose legal name is Fulton Street Brewery LLC, is selling a 58 percent stake in … Continue reading

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Criminal Background Checks Upend Job Search For Some Unemployed

From the Huffington Post… First, the college sent a letter. It welcomed Curtis Andrews, Ed.D, Ph.D, to its adjunct faculty. A few days later, the emails about faculty orientation sessions and department meetings started arriving in Andrews’ email inbox. But … Continue reading

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Gap Site Lets Customers Name Their Price

Gap is promoting their new site on their facebook page called Gapmyprice.com. This allows customers to name their price on different types of clothing. The “Lets Make a Deal” button takes users to a separate page where they can select … Continue reading

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WALMART + CHICAGO

KatyW. Walmart on Pace to Create 10,000 Jobs in Chicago by 2015 Retailer announces two new stores in underserved West Englewood community; Multi-format approach now includes Supercenter, Walmart Market & Walmart Express™ CHICAGO, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — … Continue reading

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Feeling unmotivated? HR managers say it’s the boss’s fault

If employees aren’t motivated, it’s poor management that is to blame, a new survey suggests. The poll of human resources managers at 368 Canadian companies found 69 per cent consider low employee engagement a major issue in their organization. And … Continue reading

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Postal Service to eliminate 134 jobs at IL office

U.S. Postal Service officials say a district office in suburban Chicago will close and 134 jobs will be eliminated. The move is part of an effort to save about $750 million annually. Several district closures nationwide are expected. Postal service … Continue reading

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