Career Journal Career Tip of the Week: Search for Jobs by Company Size

Are you a big or small company person? The size of a company is often one of the biggest factors in determining work success or failure, but is rarely taken into consideration by job seekers, says Rick Linde, a partner at Battalia Winston International, an executive-search firm based in New York. …


A Bear Of A Time Keeping Talent

Following the company’s brush with bankruptcy and with a takeover by JPMorgan Chase looming, Bear Stearns’ top talent probably will head for the door.

Before it became the poster child for the collapsing subprime mortgage market, Bear Stearns was known for its smart, rough-edged, aggressive brokers who rolled up their sleeves each day and …


Semerci, Former Merrill Executive, to Run Duet Group By Yalman Onaran

Osman Semerci, the former head of fixed income at Merrill Lynch & Co. who was ousted six months ago, was named chief executive officer of Duet Group, a London- based manager of private-equity and hedge funds.
Semerci, 40, also will be a partner at Duet, which oversees $1.7 billion in 13 funds, the firm …


JPMorgan to Keep Bear Stearns Fixed-Income Chiefs By Yalman Onaran

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will retain the co-heads of fixed income at Bear Stearns Cos., the first senior posts given to executives from the failed securities firm since its rescue three weeks ago…

…JPMorgan Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon is trying to retain top talent at Bear Stearns by offering cash …


Unemployment Takes a Hit From The Ailing Economy

PAUL KANGAS: A new sign today that the job market is also feeling the pinch from a slowing economy. The Labor Department says the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly shot up last week. Initial jobless claims climbed 38,000 to 407,000. We’ll get a better picture of the job landscape tomorrow, when March’s …


City cull will be no luxury

Estimates for job losses in the City seem to grow by the day. Last October the Centre for Economics and Business Research predicted that in 2008 the London financial sector would make 6,500 redundancies, but it has since raised that figure to 10,000.

Research group Experian Business Strategies has said that the cull from the …