Articles by James Mattone

James Mattone

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James is the Associate Editor at Thinknum Media, and he has an interest in video games, music, and tech news. You can find him on Twitter @TheJamesMattone.

Significant drop-off in Ford job openings clued into layoffs

By James Mattone, May 20, 2019
Ford announced that it is laying off thousands of workers today. But for the past two months, job openings on the company's website were down 27.5%. Can #alternativedata be key to seeing these cuts before they happen?
Ford announced that it is laying off thousands of workers today. But for the past two months, job openings on the company's website were down 27.5%. Can #alternativedata be key to seeing these cuts before they happen?

Kohl's is remaking itself for its Amazon partnership

By James Mattone, May 20, 2019
Kohl's job openings for workers at its stores just quadrupled since the new year. With earnings (and its big Amazon deal) looming, here's what this means for the retailer.
Kohl's job openings for workers at its stores just quadrupled since the new year. With earnings (and its big Amazon deal) looming, here's what this means for the retailer.

Volkswagen is doubling down on EV tech in battery-expert hiring spree

By James Mattone, May 17, 2019
Volkswagen's billion-dollar investment into battery development shows that the company is fully plunging into the electric car industry. But as proven by alternative data, it's already done a few things to gear up for this massive shift.
Volkswagen's billion-dollar investment into battery development shows that the company is fully plunging into the electric car industry. But as proven by alternative data, it's already done a few things to gear up for this massive shift.

AQR finally showing cuts in headcount and other investment groups hiring and firing

By James Mattone, May 15, 2019
Through LinkedIn, we're able to get an idea of thousands of company headcounts over time through daily snapshots. Here's what it tells us about the hedge fund and investment group space.
Through LinkedIn, we're able to get an idea of thousands of company headcounts over time through daily snapshots. Here's what it tells us about the hedge fund and investment group space.

Amazon isn't replacing humans with robots at its warehouses... yet.

By James Mattone, May 14, 2019
Amazon has the most job listings for Warehouse and Fulfillment related positions in three years... But they aren't in America, nor typical warehouse team member jobs.
Amazon has the most job listings for Warehouse and Fulfillment related positions in three years... But they aren't in America, nor typical warehouse team member jobs.

Party City will close 45 stores; but where is unclear, even for our models

By James Mattone, May 13, 2019
Party City is closing 45 stores in 2019. While we usually can figure out where these might be, the company already released a few stores... And the numbers don't seem to add up.
Party City is closing 45 stores in 2019. While we usually can figure out where these might be, the company already released a few stores... And the numbers don't seem to add up.

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