International briefs: CNN axes 400 as it streamlines web services

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. International briefs: CNN axes 400 as it streamlines web servicesOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Americancable news channel CNN announced last week that it is to axe nearly 10 per centof its workforce. The 400 jobs are believed to from its interactive unit, whichincludes CNN.com and CNNfn.com. CNN plans to incorporate its news websites intothe television channel, a strategy used commonly by media companies to cutcosts.www.cnn.com Motorolato cut 2,500 manufacturing jobs Mobilephone and computer chip company Motorola is to stop manufacturing at itsharvard plant in Illinois in North America. About 2,500 jobs will go within thenext six months as part of the company’s long-term strategy to improveefficiency and financial performance.Another2,500 employees will continue to work at the plant in the customer servicedepartment. Motorola has lost market share to Nokia.www.motorola.com Renault extends Euro works council globallyRenault,the French-based car manufacturer is to extend its European works council to aglobal council. Employee representatives from its operations in Brazil,Argentina, Romania and South Korea will join European representatives on theglobal works council. The entire council will meet once a year to consider thegroup’s consolidated accounts. The global council will be supported by asecretariat of one full-time member of staff and seven part-timers. www.renault.com last_img read more