Episode 201: Jobs Again, FBI Crime Data is NOT Good, & First Personal Drone to be Produced by India

Topic 1: Sorry: Let’s talk jobs.

December: Total new jobs UP 235,000. That is despite the fact the enterprise companies (500 employees+) reduced jobs by 151,000

https://adpemploymentreport.com/ ← Great summary stats

Spotify  600 (6% of workforce) Twitter  3,700 (50% of those who lasted this long) Salesforce 7,000 (10% of workforce) Microsoft 10,000 (5% of workforce) Tesla  10,000 (10% of workforce) Google  12,000 (6% of workforce) Amazon 18,000 (1% of workforce)

Oh, and . . .

Apple  0 (0% of workforce) – Minor adjustments at retail locations

See also the big Layoff-Tracker Service at TrueUp –  https://www.trueup.io/layoffs 

NOTE – TrueUp also lists about 180,000 tech job openings right now.

Topic 2: The FBI crime data is not good!

We have a crime data dilemma. 

The recent mass shooting in Monterey Park, CA will NOT be included in the FBI’s nationwide crime statistics.

It turns out, the county as well as 33% of other law enforcement agencies, have not be using the the justice department’s crime reporting system. 

Does this data disconnet present new opportunities? 


Topic 3: First Personal Drone to be Produced by India

No, Wally, you don’t get a flying car. But you might get a personal drone. Currently going into production for the Indian Navy. But keep your eyes open for a civilian version.


Maybe you do get a flying car:


The maker of the Jetson One — a single-passenger aircraft whose manufacturer says it can take off and land from a driveway — says one of its first customers is in Charlottesville, with a delivery scheduled for later this year, per the company’s website.


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