LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs as pandemic puts the brakes on corporate hiring

first_img“I want you to know these are the only layoffs we are planning,” Roslansky said in his message. Affected staff, who have not yet been told, would be able to keep company-issued cell phones, laptops, and recently purchased equipment to help them work from home while making career transitions, he said.As lockdowns to contain the coronavirus have hit businesses around the world, LinkedIn’s business has been hit as companies lay off staff or sharply curtail hiring.LinkedIn said employees affected by its job cuts will be informed this week and they will start receiving invitations in the next few hours to meetings to learn more about next steps.”If you don’t receive a meeting invite, you are not directly impacted by this change,” Roslansky said. Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs, or 6% of its global workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic is having a sustained impact on demand for its recruitment products.California-based LinkedIn helps employers assess a candidate’s suitability for a role and employees use the platform to find new job.Jobs will be cut across sales and hiring divisions of the group globally. Announcing the plan in a message posted on LinkedIn’s website, Chief Executive Ryan Roslansky said the company would provide at least 10 weeks of severance pay as well as health insurance for a year for US employees, and will hire for newly-created roles from laid-off staff. Topics :last_img read more

Low-key 1000-meter race eases injury-prone Malone into season

first_img Published on January 29, 2013 at 1:05 am Contact Bryan: Only six runners competed in the 1000-meter race at the Penn State National Open last weekend – three from Syracuse and three from Georgetown.The race at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track facility was originally supposed to host eight competitors before West Virginia and Johns Hopkins runners backed out. The smaller field made it just the kind of event Syracuse junior Molly Malone needed in her first 1000-meter race of the season.“It was kind of low-key compared to other races,” Malone said. “I think we did pretty well. It was the first 1000 I’ve done this season and I think it went well.”Malone’s third-place finish was a good starting point for her season in the 1000-meter race. She’s used to competing in the high-profile races – last season she took eighth in the 800-meter at the Big East championship and reached the national quarterfinal in the same race at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut now she’s injury-prone, battling tendinitis in her foot.Syracuse track and field coach Chris Fox has become accustomed to dealing with Malone’s injuries. He recognizes her potential – she holds the school record in the indoor 800-meter run (2:07.81) – but he also knows the importance of easing up her training.“With Molly, our first goal is keeping her healthy,” Fox said. “We are never really training (her) at the level we should, but she’s super talented and if you keep her healthy for four to five straight weeks, she’s really good.”In high school, she broke her sesamoid bone, a bone that holds the tendons and ligaments in the big toe together. She has been able to successfully run despite the injury, but this season it has flared up again.Every day before practice, Malone receives treatment in the training rooms in either Manley Field House or the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. The treatment allows her to train and practice at a level that keeps her in racing shape.“I don’t really feel it in the races because I’m in the racing zone,” Malone said. “But when you think in terms of training, it does affect me because I can’t get as good training under me.”Malone competes in both the 800-meter and 1000-meter, yet excels in the shorter race because of her strength and speed.“Her speed really makes her one of the best 800 runners on the team,” distance runner Lauren Penney said. “At the start she really goes for it and puts herself in the race, something really important in a race as short as the 800.”The 800-meter run is also easier for Malone to wrap her head around than the 1000-meter. The race is shorter and she doesn’t have to worry as much about her toe flaring up.While she is pleased to be in the Syracuse record books, Malone hopes to primarily stay healthy this season and ultimately break her own record.And after her third-place finish at Penn State, Malone is quietly getting back on track.“The record is nice to have, but I think I can do better,” Malone said. “Hopefully by tending to this injury now I can get there by outdoor season. It’s definitely a reachable goal.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thought Rishabh Pant was a thick-skinned guy but he proved us wrong: MSK Prasad

first_imgChief selector MSK Prasad is immensely happy with the progress Rishabh Pant has made as a batsman and wicketkeeper across formats over the last year. Pant, who had debuted for India in the T20I series against England in 2017, returned to the squad on the back of solid performances in Ranji Trophy and the Indian Premier League.Pant made his Test debut in England last year and made an immediate impression with a classy 114 in only his third Test. At home against the West Indies, Pant made identical scores of 92 in two Tests.It was in Australia that Rishabh Pant truly showed what he was capable of. After throwing away his wicket in the first couple of innings, Pant developed nicely: with scores of 25, 28, 36, 30, 39, 33 and 159 not out, he finished as the second highest run-scorer in the four-Test series against Australia.Besides, Pant also broke the record for most catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series. He was sent back home to play for India A and missed the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand as the team management wanted him to hone his finishing skills. Pant played a gutsy knock against England Lions on a difficult pitch before smashing an unbeaten 40 in the second T20I against New Zealand to steer India home.Prasad said Pant the wicketkeeper is still a work in progress and added he was happy with the work the 21-year-old from Delhi has put in.”Pant, as I already said, is a phenomenal batsman. He has delivered also. He made 1000-plus runs in his first Ranji season and he has proved himself in the IPL also, where he has been a big revelation,” Prasad told ESPNCricinfo. “As far as his wicketkeeping skills go, he is a work in progress; he has to go through the grind still. But in whatever matches he has played, he has shown glimpses of becoming a good wicketkeeper.advertisement”Before the home Test series against West Indies last year we sent him to the National Cricket Academy to work with [former wicketkeepers] Kiran More and Abhay Sharma. Rishabh kept really well in the series and he has showed progress.”I never thought in such a short span of time he would mature so well. We thought he is a thick-skinned guy, but he has proved he is not that, and he is happy to work hard to meet the requirements needed to play at the highest level,” Prasad said.Rishabh Pant has a great chance to make it to the World Cup even though he did not play the two ODI series Down Under. In 9 Tests so far, Pant has scored 696 runs at an average of 49.71. He has so far played only 3 ODIs (all against West Indies).Also Read | MS Dhoni in ICC’s version of John Lennon’s classic ImagineAlso Read | This is the MS Dhoni we know: MSK Prasad after Australia, New Zealand toursAlso Read | Ajinkya Rahane, Vijay Shankar in World Cup plans, says chief selector MSK PrasadAlso See:last_img read more