May 24, 6:03 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Jeremy Bowman 05/24/19 AT 5:43 AM Walmart (NYSE:WMT) may be the world's biggest company by revenue, but its corporate hometown doesn't exactly scream bright lights and big city. Bentonville, Arkansas, often gets high marks for livability, but it lacks access to a major airport, a professional sports team, and many other trappings that a sought-after young recruit might expect in the vicinity of a global company's headquarters.Thanks in part to Silicon Valley heavyweights like Apple, Alphabet, and Facebook, corporate campuses with splashy perks and pristine facilities have become increasingly important as recruitment tools, and for companies to distinguish themselves from one another. As Walmart evolves from its brick-and-mortar retail beginnings into an omnichannel company whose future will be determined as much by e-commerce, apps, … [Read more...] about Walmart Has Big Plans For Its New HQ
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The latest, greatest news about new hotels! Chris McGinnis Published 1:25 pm PDT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 InterContinental's new Houston hotel is next to the Texas Medical Center. InterContinental's new Houston hotel is next to the Texas Medical Center. Photo: InterContinental Hotels Group Photo: InterContinental Hotels Group Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 InterContinental's new Houston hotel is next to the Texas Medical Center. InterContinental's new Houston hotel is next to the Texas Medical Center. Photo: InterContinental Hotels Group New hotels: Houston-IHG, Chicago-Hilton, New York-Ace, Nashville-Marriott + more 1 / 29 Back to Gallery TravelSkills on SFGate is … [Read more...] about New hotels: Houston-IHG, Chicago-Hilton, New York-Ace, Nashville-Marriott + more
By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase & Co is tearing down walls and moving its San Francisco investment bankers onto "hot desks," a space-saving layout that has long been a fixture at tech companies, while redesigning offices in Dallas and other cities. Shared workspaces have been relatively slow to catch on at banks, but JPMorgan is following recent renovations by some rivals, which designers tout as cost cutting and productivity boosting. Still, bankers who covet the status and privacy of personal offices are in for big changes. When JPMorgan renovated two floors at its Mission Street office in San Francisco last month, it replaced many offices with diner-style booths, designated quiet zones and communal tables for the roughly 250 investment bankers and other employees there. Noah Wintroub, a San Francisco-based vice chairman of investment banking at JPMorgan who focuses on tech and media companies, said he lobbied for the open-desk layout, though it may be a culture … [Read more...] about JPMorgan trades banker offices for shared desks
Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press Updated 12:36 am CST, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 In this Jan. 11, 2019, photo, women work in a lower-level space at The Riveter, a women-focused shared workspace facility in Seattle. The Riveter is one of a growing number of women-only and women-focused workspaces around the country. The Riveter has four other locations in Seattle and Los Angeles and plans to open in Austin, Texas, in March. less In this Jan. 11, 2019, photo, women work in a lower-level space at The Riveter, a women-focused shared workspace facility in Seattle. The Riveter is one of a growing number of women-only and women-focused ... more Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 In this Jan. 11, 2019, photo, women work in a … [Read more...] about Workspaces centered on women on the rise in #MeToo movement
POLITICS 11/15/2018 06:03 pm ET I’ve watched Amazon transform my hometown for the better and for the worse. Here’s how to avoid the mistakes we made. By Michael Hobbes Like most Seattleites, I have a complicated relationship with Amazon. In the “pro” column, the company has been the driving force behind our city’s recent renaissance. In the eight years since Amazon started adding tens of thousands of jobs, Seattle has achieved the country’s second-highest per-capita income and its 11th-fastest job growth. We host a disproportionate share of America’s best restaurants. The influx of tech workers and tax revenues have led a surge in public spending. Our buses run more often than ever, our light rail system is expanding and our parks are so well manicured that we sometimes forget we can only enjoy them three months out of the year. In the “con” column, however, is the undeniable fact that the city’s boom … [Read more...] about Dear HQ2 Cities: Here’s How to Deal With Amazon. Love, Seattle.