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A roundup of the day's news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed.
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1. The Employees Have Spoken

In perhaps the world's first social media-fueled CEO ouster, Mozilla's Brendan Eich stepped down late Thursday after employees took to Twitter and other sites to decry his opposition to gay marriage. The event underscores how a CEO's private opinions are hardly private anymore in the age of social media.--Inc.com 

2. March Jobs Report

Today, the Labor Department will deliver its March jobs report, which analysts expect to show rejuvenated hiring after the winter chill. An addition of 129,000 private-sector payroll jobs could bring the U.S. economy back to a peak level of employment not seen since January 2008.--The Wall Street Journal

3. Acquisition Side Effects

Keith Block, the president of cloud computing giant Salesforce, revealed in a recent interview with Beta Boston what he considers to be the ultimate innovation killer: aqui-hires. "I think when a company just decides to acquire their way to growth, then you stop innovating," he said. "If you're an engineer, you don't want to be there."--Beta Boston 

4. Vacation, Schmacation

Sixty-one percent of employees admit to doing work during paid time off, according to a survey from Glassdoor. Twenty percent say their bosses are to blame, calling them when they're away from the office.--Inc.com

5. Business Intelligence

Is your business in the right location to find the right talent? Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics's May 2013 "Occupational Employment Statistics" map to see where job concentrations are state by state. For example, Massachusetts is home to biochemists and Maryland has tons of subway operators, while Texas has too many petroleum engineers.--Business Insider

6. The Trust Factor

Yet another dismal side effect of the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance programs is the fact that international customers are wary of doing business with U.S. technology companies, according to Box CEO Aaron Levie. "The Internet is now the backbone to global trade…and if we create these kinds of barriers that prevent companies from wanting to join that network, then you're going to just see a pretty steep decline in the innovation and the economic benefit of the Internet," he said at a recent conference.--Inc.com 

 

 




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