- 24 of the top 50 companies who posted the most remote job openings on FlexJobs between March 1 and September 15, 2020, are software and technology-based.
- Atlassian, Amazon, Collabera, CrowdStrike, Oracle, Red Hat, Tanium and Twilio are a few of the many tech companies actively looking to fill remote-based job positions today.
- Amazon has 949 open work-from-home positions open today on their Amazon Jobs site, 287 of which are for Solution Architect roles, 99 in Software Development and 83 in Project/Program/Product Management Non-Tech.
FlexJobs is one of the leading sites and subscription services specializing in verified high quality, remote and flexible jobs. They have seen an increase of more than 50% in remote job listings in the areas of Computer/IT, Customer Service, Accounting & Finance, Project Management, Marketing and Sales this year. Tech companies’ need for remote workers is the most pervasive, with 24 of the 50 actively looking to fill open positions. Healthcare is the next-highest industry, with seven of the 50 companies looking to bring remote-based hires onboard.
The recruitment site is also seeing an increase in the number of new companies recruiting remote workers. The site reports they’ve seen a 10% increase in Q2 over Q1 and a 53% increase in new companies in Q3 over Q2. They recently completed an analysis of the top 50 companies who have posted the most remote job openings between March 1 and September 15, 2020. You can find the analysis here: Top 50 Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs During the Pandemic.
The following are the tech companies who have posted the most remote job openings on the FlexJobs site this year:
- Atlassian – Currently has 124 open remote
Remote-access software firm LogMeIn cuts jobs
One of the industry leaders in software for remote work is going through another round of layoffs. Boston-based LogMeIn said it’s trimming “less than 100” of its global workforce of 4,000, with Boston workers accounting for “less than 20” of the job cuts. The company provided no details about which of its product lines are affected, but a spokeswoman said that the laid-off workers have been encouraged to apply for new jobs at LogMeIn, suggesting that the move is more of a reorganization than a downsizing. In February, the firm laid off about 300 employees, or 8 percent of its workforce. Chief executive Bill Wagner told the Globe in July that many of the company’s employees will keep working from home even after the pandemic lifts. A spokeswoman said that as a result, LogMeIn needs fewer workers to operate its offices, such as the technical staff who maintain the office computer networks. — HIAWATHA BRAY
Microsoft plan to add Black executives draws US Labor inquiry
Microsoft Corp. said the US Labor Department is questioning whether its commitment to promote more Black managers and executives violates civil rights laws. The software maker said it’s confident the diversity pledges are legal. The company, whose contracts with the US government mean it must comply with certain federal requirements on employment practices, said it was contacted last week by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Microsoft said in June that it would double the number of Black managers, senior contributors, and senior leaders in the United States by 2025. The federal outreach to Microsoft is an example of the Trump administration’s opposition to many programs meant to fight discrimination against the Black community and improve the
Markets were risk-on on Wednesday after a jobs report confirmed the U.S. economic recovery is still on a fast-track.
The S&P 500 rose 0.5%, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq down up just 0.3%, signifying it was non-tech stocks and a broad rally doing the legwork for the major indices. The 10-Year Treasury yield rose to 0.67% fro 0.65%. Inflation expectations have been marginally improving.
Aiding sentiment in cyclicals was the ADP jobs report that showed 749,000 jobs added in September against economists estimates of 600,000. Even with questions lingering over whether the House’s proposed $2.2 trillion stimulus bill will be passed, consumer confidence was strong in September and businesses were adding employees, keeping the V-shaped economic and earnings recovery alive. Banks and oil stocks were up 1.4% and 0.5%, respectively.
“The pace of economic recovery is certainly key to future growth, and with private sector employment coming in better than expected this morning—the largest gain in 3 months—this could point to signs of strength in the labor market,” wrote Mike Loewengart, managing director of investment strategy at E*Trade in emailed remarks to reporters.
Semiconductors were down, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) – Get Report down 0.28%. Micron (MU) – Get Report, down 5% to $48 a share, beat revenue and earnings estimates handily Tuesday after the closing bell, but its $5.2 billion revenue guide and 47 cent earnings per share guide for the current quarter missed expectations. Huawei, about 10% of revenue, is not currently a customer.
Still, the weak enterprise spend the near-term management noted is holding back semiconductor stocks. Wednesday was also a risk-off day for growth stocks, which many semiconductor stocks are.
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As the days grow closer until the iPhone 12 officially makes its online debut, leaks have already revealed a lot about the upcoming iOS flagship handset. Most of the information is reportedly sourced from third-party accessory manufacturers who now have access to the device’s dimensions and design. Now, Caviar – a Russian jeweller that also specialises in luxurious gadget customisations – teases the Apple 1 and Apple 1 Light. These are bespoke builds that would certainly appeal to fans who are willing to spend more than the average price of the device.
Apple 1 iPhone 12 Pro/iPhone 12 Pro Max (limited to 9 units only)
As implied by the name, Caviar draws inspiration from the very first desktop computer personally crafted by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. What makes it interesting from a consumer standpoint is that the images confirm the rumoured triple-camera configuration of the iPhone 12 Pro. Moreover, it also shows what appears to be the LiDAR scanner which sits alongside the imaging sensors on the upper-left corner of the wooden back panel.
Furthermore, this also shows what leaks have teased in the past wherein the rounded edges of the frame are now flat like that of the iPhone 4. Right beside the camera array is the Apple lettering as it appeared on the Apple 1 computer. Just below it is a screen fashioned from titanium with lines of code and the text “Hello World” at the bottom. Next is a set of keyboard key graphics that spell out the word “COMPUTER” and finally a small section of the motherboard from an Apple 1 computer.
Apple 1 Light iPhone 12 Pro/iPhone 12 Pro Max (limited to 49 only)
The second version is cheaper of the two and is