A Tale of Two Companies- Amazon Hires 6k Workers While Cisco Lays Off Same

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May 29, 2015-Two high profile U.S. based Corporations made very distinct and contrasting employment statements today.  Amazon announced the hiring of 6,000 workers in the United States while Cisco Systems announced they were laying off the very same number, 6000.

Amazon’s hiring will increase it’s fulfillment center workforce by approximately 10% in the United States.  Hiring in this segment of Amazon’s business will be to meet the growing demand for order fulfillment at its 50 Distribution Centers around the country.

Meanwhile Cisco Systems, the computer networking company,  will reduce it’s workforce the same figure, or approximately 8% of its workforce, to address financial restructuring of the company in difficult economic times.

The contrast between the two companies is a microcosm of the rollercoaster that has been the United States economy for the past several years; up and down.   For New York State workers the news has a particularly bad impact as none of the Amazon jobs will be in New York yet Cisco Systems is a New York based company.

To find out more:

http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/cisco-cut-6000-jobs

http://phys.org/news/2015-05-amazon-hires-6k-full-time-workers.html

Neil H. Greenberg, Esq. Featured in the News

October 9, 2014– Neil H. Greenberg, Esq., was featured in a series of News Stories regarding the firm’s representation of certain Defendants in a high profile, Federal, Employment matter being litigated in New York State.  The below intro and link is from the Southampton Press coverage of the ongoing matter:

 

Water Mill Couple To Go To Trial After Judge Refuses To Dismiss Forced Labor Allegations

Publication: The Southampton Press

By Erin McKinley Oct 3, 2014 4:27 PM 

Oct 8, 2014 10:10 AM

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a case against a Water Mill couple in which a former employee claims the pair forced her into indentured servitude between 2005 and 2008.

The suit, which will now be the subject of a trial, was filed by Ni Ketut Sulastri of Bali, who now resides in North Sea, in July 2012. She alleges that she had been hired, through an intermediary in Bali, by Lawrence and Rose Halsey to work for the Halseys’ children’s shoe-making business, Coastal Projection Corporation. She said she was promised a stipend of $450 per month, a 9-to-5 workday, room and board, and help with obtaining lawful permanent resident status…..

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Water-Mill/82334/Water-Mill-Couple-To-Go-To-Trial-After-Judge-Refuses-To-Dismiss-Forced-Labor-Allegations