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4 things Volkswagen did to make its newest EV work in the US

  • The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the first all-electric car the automaker will offer in the US.
  • US buying habits gravitate toward SUVs, so the ID.4 is a small SUV, about the size of a Tiguan.
  • The ID.4 is also priced aggressively. It has a starting price of $40,000.
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Volkswagen wants the all-new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 to be the electric car for the buyer who just needs a regular car, not a party trick. And it made four key decisions for that to happen.

By now, the idea of a totally functional electric car should be a familiar one in the public collective mind. Teslas have been running around for long enough to normalize the idea. And the idea of an affordable, mass-produced electric car has been talked about before, only it hasn’t really happened yet.

With the ID.4, it just might. 

Officially unveiled

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US plan to hike wages of skilled work visa holders to hit applicants with H-1B visas

The US Department of Labour’s proposal to increase wages of skilled work visa holders, could result in a sizable reduction in future visa applications and could eliminate mid-level jobs for H-1B visa holders.

The White House budget office is reviewing a fast-track regulation that would narrow the definition of a “speciality occupation” eligible for a skilled-worker visa under the H-1B program, according to the budget office website. The wage increase could be around 20 per cent. In the US, skilled visa workers are classified into four categories and L2 is the mid-level job category. Currently, according to industry estimates, 60-70 per cent of the visa holders are in the L2 category. “Entry and mid-level jobs will be history if this goes through,” said Prashanthi Reddy, New York-based immigration lawyer.

Visa applications may be hit

Industry watchers also estimate that there would be a drastic reduction in visa applications. “It could

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D&H Distributing Named a “Best Place to Work in PA” By Business Groups Including Central …

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — D&H Distributing, a major provider of SMB and consumer technologies to the North American high-tech channel, announces it has won a “Best Places to Work in PA” award from the Central Penn Business Journal, Lehigh Valley Business, Best Companies Group, and lead program sponsor Team Pennsylvania. D&H won in the large employer category of this award competition, which honors both private and public companies across the state. The Best Places to Work in PA winners were selected by these prominent state and national organizations based on an extensive list of criteria regarding company culture, benefits, and workplace environment, including a set of employee surveys that were offered to D&H’s co-owner employees to describe their experiences. Additional program partners and sponsors include the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania SHRM State Council, PA financial firms Bybel Rutledge LLP,

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RNC paid private-sector employee and ally of Postmaster General DeJoy for consulting work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump’s re-election effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure.

Joe Hauck, who was formerly vice president of sales and marketing for DeJoy’s New Breed Logistics, was paid $3,000 by the Republican National Committee in August for “management consulting,” records filed on Sunday with the Federal Election Commission show.

DeJoy faces an investigation by House Democrats who are exploring allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws.

Hauck helped his then-boss in the endeavor by soliciting donations from employees, the Washington Post reported. He and DeJoy have previously denied that employees were pressured to donate.

Hauck did not respond to a request for comment Monday.


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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legal work had a big impact on business in Northeast Ohio and beyond

Two cases with ties to Northeast Ohio are part of this Forbes analysis of the “indelible mark on American business” made by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday night, Sept. 18.

Forbes says that over the course of more than six decades in the law, Ginsburg “worked tirelessly to break down gender discrimination in American life and work, and to bring fairness to business.”

It then breaks down some of the most influential cases she was involved with, starting with Ledbetter vs. Goodyear, a landmark 2007 Supreme Court case in which Lilly Ledbetter accused Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. of gender discrimination, alleging she was given a lower salary because she is a woman.

From the analysis:

Ledbetter lost, but not because of the merits of the case. The 5-4 majority ruled against Ledbetter because she didn’t file her claim within the required time period.

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Custom Software Development Firm Geneca Named The Best Chicago Small Business Work Place

Geneca, a Chicago-based custom software development company with more than 20 years of experience, has been selected by Crain’s Chicago Business as the best small business to work for

OAK BROOK, IL / ACCESSWIRE / September 21, 2020 / According to announcements released by Geneca and Dora Phillips, the custom software development firm has been chosen as one of the best and brightest employers in Chicago for 2020 by Best and Brightest. Geneca made the cut on account of it being an influential trendsetter in its niche. For more than two decades, Geneca has helped businesses big and small, across different niches, achieve operational excellence and healthier bottom lines through custom software. The company has worked for clients in diverse retail, healthcare, finance, and insurance sectors.

Geneca has been ranked first by Crain’s Chicago Business in its lists for the best small businesses to work for and the best overall

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This online class from edX teaches you how to be funny at work

Workplaces around the world have changed in 2020 in ways that we never anticipated, leaving many colleagues struggling to form virtual bonds with one another and develop camaraderie over Zoom, even as they deal with the emotional toil of this doozy of a year. That’s why the online learning platform edX has created a special professional program that’s designed to energize teams, create more resilient workforces, and bring joy to the virtual workplace—by infusing it with humor.

The program, called Remotely Humorous, consists of three skills-building courses created by a pair of lecturers from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business: Naomi Bagdonas, a media and strategy consultant who moonlights as a stand-up comic, and Connor Diemand-Yauman, the co-CEO of Merit America, a nonprofit that offers professional skills training to people without college degrees.

Bagdonas and Diemand-Yauman took the bones of their Stanford class, which explores the importance of workplace humor through

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Saudi embassy in Manila to begin receiving work visa applications

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Cairo: The Saudi embassy in the Philippines has said it will start receiving applications for work visas as of Monday from recruitment agencies only.

The mission based in Manila warned Saudi citizens against dealing with social media accounts or individuals for labour recruitment, confirming that hiring should be handled through authorised offices in Saudi Arabia to avoid fraud.

The embassy added in a series of tweets that holders of exit and return visas should contact airlines and do testing for detecting the coronavirus. The mission provided a list of authorized testing centres across the Philippines.

“No person holding a work, residency, visit or exit and return visa will be allowed to enter the kingdom without presenting a negative virus result based on a test at a credible centre authorised by the competent agencies in the

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Scientist Bijon Kumar Sil returns to Singapore after work visa troubles in Bangladesh – bdnews24.com

Sil, a microbiologist, left Dhaka at 7.30 am Sunday by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said Jahangir Alam Pradhan, spokesman for Gonoshasthaya Kendra.

Sil needs a work permit to work in Bangladesh after he adopted the citizenship of Singapore. He has been working as the head of the microbiology department of Gono Bishwabidyalay.

After his work permit expired in July, he sought an extension, but his application ran into complications.

“He had to fly to Singapore due to a visa trouble but hoped that he could come back to Bangladesh soon,” said Jahangir.

Earlier, Sil had shared his concern over the work permit extension.

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“Gono Bishwabidyalay submitted all necessary documents needed for my work permit extension. I assume it will take some time,” he said.

“I am a Singaporean citizen. But Bangladesh is the land of my birth. I can’t imagine being denied a work permit here. It’s not that

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Thiago’s visa did not allow him to work for Deliveroo

The Deliveroo rider who allowed hit-and-run victim Thiago Cortes to use his account has now had his self-employed contract terminated with the company, it is understood.

Mr Cortes was not legally allowed to be working for Deliveroo at the time of his death.

The Brazilian (28) died on September 1 from injuries he suffered when he was knocked down in Dublin while cycling as a courier for the fast-food delivery firm.

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