Housing Costs; Customs; BRICs

Tuesday Tidbits:
David Ludlow, who heads up the human resources product strategy around the world for SAP, tells me that the BRICs are SAP’s hot countries right now: Brazil, Russia, India, China.
Customs is boosting its hiring, adding thousands of people in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. Employees start at about $35-$40,000.
ICG Commerce’s Keyra Morales, who helps companies select temp providers and other services, tells me, with regard to Romania and Central/Eastern Europe, “Manpower and Adecco are looking to get into those markets. They will strive for companies in those areas. That’s something that’s very attractive for them.”
Even in central coastal California — what San Franciscans and Los Angelenos might consider off the beaten track — the high cost of housing is causing employers to lose candidates.
Rolls-Royce is short on skilled employees and is looking to Germany and elsewhere.
They need more execs in Ireland.

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