36M Americans have filed for unemployment, but (some) tech firms are still hiring – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Last week, U.S. unemployment claims hit 36 million over a two-month period. The results of pandemic-led closures have been devastating to innumerable industries, as the timeline to reopen remains uncertain in many areas. Indeed noted in a recent report that hirings have slowed significantly versus this time last year. No surprise, really, for those…

JobHopin, a startup that wants to make job hunting in Southeast Asia easier, raises $2.45 million Series A – TechCrunch

[ad_1] JobHopin, a Vietnam-based startup building an automated job-recruitment platform for Southeast Asia, announced today that it has closed a $2.45 million Series A. This brings JobHopin’s total raised so far to more than $3 million, from investors including SEMA Translink, KK Fund, Mynavi Corporation, Edulab Capital Partners, NKC Asia and Canaan Capital. Founded in…

What recruiters are saying about the tech job market right now – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Given the endless drumbeat of layoff announcements — with deep cuts by Airbnb and Uber garnering much of the industry’s attention this week — it’s reasonable to wonder: what happens to all of the talent that’s being laid off? How does the changing supply and demand balance impact pay? Is anyone safe in this…

The changing face of employment law during a global pandemic – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Prompted by Jeff Bezos’s plans to test all Amazon employees for the virus that causes COVID-19, we wondered whether employers can mandate employee testing, regardless of symptoms. The issue pits public safety against personal privacy, but limited testing availability has rendered the question somewhat moot. But as the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers…

Instacart announces new COVID-19 policies and plans to hire 250,000 more shoppers – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Instacart’s aggressive hiring spree is continuing due to COVID-19 shelter in place orders. Today, the company announced it is adding 250,000 more shoppers to meet consumer demand, and to help the company return to “one-hour and same-day delivery,” according to a statement. Along with the hiring announcement, Instacart is implementing a slew of new…

Sales startup People.ai lays off 18% of workers, raises debt round amid COVID-19 uncertainty – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Another startup has turned to downsizing and fund elevating to assist climate the uncertainty across the economic system amid the worldwide coronavirus well being pandemic. People.ai, a predictive gross sales startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Iconic, Lightspeed and different buyers and final yr valued at around $500 million, has laid off round 30 folks,…