Job storm on horizon? Layoffs, drop in tech hiring, more signs point to cooling

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WRAL TechWire’s weekly Jobs Report compiles the latest information from the region’s top job boards, offering a breakdown of how many jobs are posted, which companies are hiring, and what positions are most in-demand. Here’s more from WRAL TechWire on the latest changes in the labor markets in our local economy.  Below, we’ve gathered the latest upcoming job fairs, student-centric resources, and a list of Twitter accounts that track local job openings.  Here’s what’s new since the last WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – A growing number of layoffs, a drop in hiring from record high levels

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Little Leaf Farms – Digital Marketing Specialist – BevNET.com Beverage Industry Job Listing

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Little Leaf Farms is seeking a Digital Marketing Specialist with 3-5 years of related work experience in digital marketing, communications, e-commerce, or social media. This individual will manage all of Little Leaf Farms’ digital properties, ecommerce channels, and digital components of brand campaigns.

This individual will have strong attention to detail and the ability to think ahead and prioritize tasks. They should be comfortable with reporting and explaining results in building social media channels and communities, developing and managing campaigns, creating web content, working with CMS and e-commerce platforms,

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Job cuts in Silicon Valley add to recession worries

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After a decade of exuberance, Silicon Valley start-ups, venture capitalists and established tech companies alike are cutting investment and firing workers, prompting some in the tech world to openly predict a U.S. recession is on the way.

Facebook and Amazon have slowed their frantic hiring paces, while highflying newer companies including scooter company Bird and email client Superhuman have laid off workers. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk recently told employees he has a “super bad feeling” about the economy, and venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners warned in a blog post that “the boom times

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Algorithms, AI Technology May Work Against Disabled Job Applicants

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  • The technologies could screen out people with disabilities who are able to do the job, the DOJ and EEOC said.
  • Facial and voice analysis technologies may rule out qualified people with autism or speech impairments.
  • Personality tests could screen out those with mild mental disabilities.

The use of algorithms and AI technology in hiring workers could risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers have been warned.

Increasing use of algorithm and AI tools by employers during hiring processes, in performance monitoring, and in determining pay or promotions, could result in discrimination against people with disabilities,

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Google Unveils a Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Certificate: 7 Courses Will Help Prepare Students for an Entry-Level Job in 6 Months

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During the pandemic, Google launched a series of Career Certificates that will “prepare learners for an entry-level role in under six months.” Their first certificates focused on Project Management, Data Analytics, User Experience (UX) Design, IT Support and IT Automation. Now comes their latest–a certificate dedicated to Digital Marketing & E-commerce.

Offered on the Coursera platform, the Digital Marketing & E-commerce Professional Certificate consists of seven courses, all collectively designed to help students “develop digital marketing and e-commerce strategies; attract and engage customers through digital marketing channels like search and email; measure marketing analytics and share insights;

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