Five Things You Need To Know This Week…

Hello and welcome to another great week here at FOT. Kick your Monday off right with these five must-reads:

1. Trader Joe’s Explains Why It’s Cutting Benefits For Part Timers. Rather than provide affordable options for purchasing health insurance to part timers, as Trader Joe’s does now, the company will simply cut them a $500 check to help cover the costs of obtaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act this January.

2. Layoffs Hit Wall Street As Financial Needs Change [Audio].  There have been fewer big corporate deals and a drop in company stock and bond offerings, resulting in the need for less employees on Wall Street.

3. Sponsored Jobs Introduced To The LinkedIn Feed, Giving Them More Visibility. LinkedIn has announced that they are now giving your Sponsored Jobs even more visibility by incorporating them into one of the feed on the member homepage.

4. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Makes One Last Pitch To Wall Street In Farewell Meeting. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has made a strong plea to investors to support his vision of the world’s largest software company as a unified devices and services to Wall Street.

5. Career Lessons From Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad’s central character Walter White is a ruthless, sociopathic meth lord, but he’s also one hell of a businessman.

Have a great week, FOT Nation!



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Holland Dombeck McCue
Holland Dombeck McCue is the former the Editor turned blogger here at Fistful of Talent. She joined the group in August of 2011 and launched FOT's podcast, The CYA Report, and monthly webinar series. Now she gets to participate in all the HR/talent pundit fun. Check her out on Twitter via @Holland_Dombeck.


  1. Cara Carroll says:

    Thanks for the posts! I just read number 5 and while I do not watch the show (yes, yes, I must be living in a hole..for that matter I don’t even know what channel it is on) I really enjoyed the article!

    • Holland Dombeck McCue
      Holland Dombeck says:

      Cara, Cara! Stop what you are doing and add Breaking Bad to your Netflix queue now. Glad you enjoyed the read and appreciate your comments as always.

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