In the 1950s, when science fiction writers dreamed about the coming age of computers, they assumed that like everything else in their experience, computers would get ever larger as they got more powerful. Some predicted computers would be as big as small towns, maintained by thousands of workers.
The ax has fallen at JCPenney. The company on Thursday laid off 600 workers from its corporate headquarters Plano, Texas, as its looks to streamline its business model amid a major reinvention of the business.
Walmart is offering the women who work in the factories that supply its products the chance for a better life with lessons in such critical life skills related to communication, hygiene, reproductive health, occuputational health and safety and gender sensitivity.