Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A nice thing to see from employers: encouraging applications from the long-term unemployed

Spotted by Reverend J, in an ad for assay development chemists (emphasis mine): 
Company Description 
Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens Healthcare offers its customers products and solutions for the entire lifecycle of patient care – from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs over 50,000 employees worldwide. In fiscal year 2011, the Healthcare Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion Euros. For more information on the Healthcare sector, visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.  
Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.
I hope that's not just lip service.  

4 comments:

  1. it can also mean that they do not want to give good offers, salary-wise...

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  2. Its weird to me that long-term unemployed has such a stigma associated with it. Thanks to this new problem you have to now spend half your free time looking for the next job or planning your next career when your STEM career poops out at 50, to prevent becoming part of that stigmatized group. What's the point of being born?

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  3. Wasn't there a government initiative to encourage hiring long-term unemployed? Subsidies?

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