Ford to add 700 jobs in Russia
Ford Motor Co. will add 700 jobs to a plant in Russia.
Partnering with Ford Sollers, the company’s Russian joint venture, the company will begin recruiting for the positions in October. It’s all to fill a second shift at the vehicle plant in Elabuga, Tatarstan, where the company makes SUVs and commercial vehicles for the Russian market.
Sales there are up 10 percent through the first eight months of the year.
“The development of our SUV and commercial vehicle range lies at the core of our strategy now at Ford Sollers,” said President Adil Shirinov. “We’re increasing the production of these models to strengthen further our position in these market segments, and to continue to grow our market share in 2018.”
FTC investigating Equifax data breach
New York — The Federal Trade Commission has become the latest authority to announce an investigation into the massive security breach at credit agency Equifax.
The FTC said Thursday that it was opening an investigation into how Equifax got hacked and tens of million Americans’ personal information was either accessed or stolen. Typically the FTC does not disclose who it is investigating, but the agency said the high amount of attention in this case made it necessary.
Equifax disclosed last week that hackers were able to access the personal information of 143 million Americans, including critical things like Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and full legal names.
“In light of the intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter, I can confirm that FTC staff is investigating the Equifax data breach,” Peter Kaplan, acting director of public affairs at the FTC, said in a statement.
Google sued for alleged gender discrimination
Google Inc. was accused in a class-action lawsuit of systematically paying male employees more than their female counterparts, adding the internet giant to a growing list of technology companies sued for gender discrimination.
Three women who worked at Google in recent years sued Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court alleging the company pays women less than men for equal or similar work. They also say it puts women on career paths with lower pay ceilings.
“This lawsuit is an effort to pull down the barriers and shatter the stereotypes,” said their lawyer, San Francisco attorney James Finberg. “Unconscious bias plays a large role in perpetuating gender disparities and compensation.”