Overseas workers are looking for these lucrative jobs in the UK, survey shows

The U.K. is home to three of the world’s top 10 universities, according to Times Higher Education, including Oxford University. People planning to move to the U.K. for work are not necessarily looking at the jobs you might expect, according to the jobs site Indeed, with senior lecturer positions proving the most popular. Job advertisements for senior lecturer roles had the highest share of clicks from overseas, with some 37% of views coming from outside the U.K., according to a new survey from t


The U.K. is home to three of the world’s top 10 universities, according to Times Higher Education, including Oxford University.
People planning to move to the U.K. for work are not necessarily looking at the jobs you might expect, according to the jobs site Indeed, with senior lecturer positions proving the most popular.
Job advertisements for senior lecturer roles had the highest share of clicks from overseas, with some 37% of views coming from outside the U.K., according to a new survey from t
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Overseas workers are looking for these lucrative jobs in the UK, survey shows

The U.K. is home to three of the world’s top 10 universities, according to Times Higher Education, including Oxford University.

People planning to move to the U.K. for work are not necessarily looking at the jobs you might expect, according to the jobs site Indeed, with senior lecturer positions proving the most popular.

Job advertisements for senior lecturer roles had the highest share of clicks from overseas, with some 37% of views coming from outside the U.K., according to a new survey from the company. These jobs have an average annual advertised salary of £41,979 ($54,708).

Indeed analyzed millions of job postings on its platform, looking at which roles were getting the highest share of clicks from non-U.K. IP addresses.

The second most popular role for overseas applicants was a French teacher, with nearly a third (31%) of clicks on these job postings coming from overseas. This role has an average salary of £30,974, Indeed said.

Software jobs also proved popular, with Android developer and SAP (systems, applications and products) consultant postings each attracting more than a quarter of views from outside Britain.

Despite an average advertised salary of £81,424, however, the role of corporate lawyer ranked fifth place.

Indeed also said that interest in postings started to fall for jobs advertising salaries below £30,000.


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Trump names Ambassador Richard Grenell acting director of national intelligence

U.S. envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Richard Grenell speaks during a joint press conference held with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic (not seen) following their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia on January 24, 2020. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a fierce defender of the administration’s policies, acting director of national intelligence. The move would make Grenell the head of the U.S. intelligence community, overseeing 17 agencies and organizations. “I am pleased to announce that ou


U.S. envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Richard Grenell speaks during a joint press conference held with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic (not seen) following their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia on January 24, 2020.
Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a fierce defender of the administration’s policies, acting director of national intelligence.
The move would make Grenell the head of the U.S. intelligence community, overseeing 17 agencies and organizations.
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Trump names Ambassador Richard Grenell acting director of national intelligence

U.S. envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Richard Grenell speaks during a joint press conference held with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic (not seen) following their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia on January 24, 2020.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a fierce defender of the administration’s policies, acting director of national intelligence.

The move would make Grenell the head of the U.S. intelligence community, overseeing 17 agencies and organizations.

“I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence,” Trump said in a tweet Wednesday.

“Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him.”

He will take over for Joseph Maguire, who has been in the role since the resignation of Dan Coats last summer.

His nomination represents the elevation of another Trump loyalist to the top tier of the administration.

Grenell has been heavily criticized for his controversial opinions on Twitter about women, including 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Grenell is also openly gay and has also used his ambassador role to push for gay rights across the globe.

Grenell has also been a vocal opponent of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. The U.S. has maintained that China’s Huawei is a national security risk and that its networking equipment could be used by Beijing for espionage on American citizens. Huawei has repeatedly denied those claims.

On Sunday, Grenell tweeted that Trump had called him and instructed him to “make clear that any nation who chooses to use an untrustworthy 5G vendor will jeopardize our ability to share intelligence and information at the highest level.”


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These four challenges threaten Germany’s role as defacto EU leader

Those four challenges – listed here in no order of importance – are Brexit’s hit to the European balance, President Trump’s transatlantic test, Germany’s political fragmentation, and its slowing, endangered economy. They also raise what has been known historically as “the German Question” for a new era. Brexit and Germany”Without the UK, Germany is pushed into an EU role it hates,” writes Andreas Kluth in Bloomberg. German political fragmentationThe erosion of the German political middle has alw


Those four challenges – listed here in no order of importance – are Brexit’s hit to the European balance, President Trump’s transatlantic test, Germany’s political fragmentation, and its slowing, endangered economy.
They also raise what has been known historically as “the German Question” for a new era.
Brexit and Germany”Without the UK, Germany is pushed into an EU role it hates,” writes Andreas Kluth in Bloomberg.
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These four challenges threaten Germany's role as defacto EU leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thomas Lohnes

MUNICH— Is it time to start worrying about Germany again? This past weekend’s Munich Security Conference (MSC) – the most significant gathering of its kind – focused on great power competition, China’s relentless rise and the West’s assumed division and decline (captured by the MSC’s provocative theme of “Westlessness”). What was most missing, in this Bavarian city dripping with history, was an urgently required focus on the quadruple shock challenging Germany’s role as Europe’s pillar of stability and irreplaceable leader. Those four challenges – listed here in no order of importance – are Brexit’s hit to the European balance, President Trump’s transatlantic test, Germany’s political fragmentation, and its slowing, endangered economy. Each of those four forces tears at the fabric of the political and economic certainties that have defined post-Cold War Europe and Germany, coming in the thirtieth anniversary year of the country’s reunification. They also raise what has been known historically as “the German Question” for a new era. In short, the German Question pertains to the problem of a Germany that has either been too weak (17th and 18th centuries) or too strong (late 19th and first half of 20th century), to live easily beside other European powers. With the country’s unification in 1871, a nation was born at Europe’s heart that ultimately became too powerful to be balanced by its neighbors. Only after two world wars and the rise of European and transatlantic institutions, was this dilemma settled for a time. Following its 1990 reunification, today’s Germany remains too weak to effectively lead Europe (militarily and geopolitically) and too strong (economically) to be an equal partner with the other 27 EU members. It has grown too inwardly focused to shoulder European responsibility in the face of great power competition among the U.S., Russia, and China. A brief look at the quadruple shocks Germany confronts is a useful prism to study the problem. It also makes clear how high the stakes are for its partners, European and American, in the German future.

Brexit and Germany

“Without the UK, Germany is pushed into an EU role it hates,” writes Andreas Kluth in Bloomberg. “It loses a liberal soulmate, a counterweight to France, above all a counterweight to itself.” Little attention has been given to one of the most significant questions of Brexit, and that is how it could influence Germany and upset the European balance. The United Kingdom’s departure makes Germany stronger and weaker simultaneously. It is much stronger economically, and thus it will be more tempted to exert its leverage, as its share of total European Union GDP will grow to 25% from 21%. It will be weaker in that the political weight of the continent will move south and east to countries that are more “dirigiste” in their belief in state intervention. On these issues, the UK was Germany’s crucial ally.

Trump and Germany

The most disturbing moment of MSC for me, an American son of German immigrants, was the indirect rhetorical conflict between German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Without mentioning names, President Steinmeier used his largely ceremonial position to take a swipe at President Trump for disregarding alliances, which was answered a little later by Secretary Pompeo’s riposte that such thinking “doesn’t reflect reality.” Lost in Munich was sufficient recognition that the two countries were bound both by history and the future. Three U.S. cabinet secretaries and 41 members of Congress were in Munich over the weekend, yet even that couldn’t reignite the flame of common cause. “The democratic and peace-loving Germany everyone knows and loves today grew up in the particular circumstances of the U.S.-dominated international liberal order established after World War II,” writes the historian Robert Kagan in Foreign Affairs. Four elements had been crucial to that outcome, all of which are now in some degree of doubt. They included unquestioned U.S. commitment to European security; the emergence of a European and international economic system of free trade; a Europe where democracies were ascendant and nationalism was in check; and the establishment of European and transatlantic institutions that integrated Germany and provided a collective identity.

German political fragmentation

The erosion of the German political middle has always been perilous, dating back to the Weimar Republic in 1918-1933. With both the country’s leading political parties eroding, the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats, Germany’s political landscape is in growing question. This week provided a reminder that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s record four terms and 14 years is nearing a close without any clear idea of what follows. Her hand-picked successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (known as AKK), announced on Monday she would step aside following a scandal in the federal state of Thuringia that involved her local party officials turning to the far-right Alternative for Germany party to elect a state premier. What’s likely to follow are many months of German political uncertainty and inward-looking at a time when this year’s U.S. elections, Russia’s continued regional meddling, and a forthcoming EU-Chinese summit in Leipzig this September all require Berlin’s leadership. European populism and nationalism have been more muted in Germany than elsewhere, but the increased weakness of the center could further feed the fringe.

The German economy


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De Blasio endorses former 2020 rival Sanders for president

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference at City Hall on January 3, 2020 in New York City. “I am standing with Bernie because he stands with working families, and always has,” de Blasio said in the news release. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president, a move that puts de Blasio in a position to become a leading voice in opposition to Sanders’ newest rival, Mike Bloomberg, his predecessor in leading the nation’s largest city


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference at City Hall on January 3, 2020 in New York City.
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De Blasio endorses former 2020 rival Sanders for president

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference at City Hall on January 3, 2020 in New York City.

De Blasio, whose own 2020 presidential bid ended with a whimper months before any votes were cast, could play an important role for Sanders, who now sits atop the progressive portion of the Democratic field, as the senator squares off against several more moderate choices, including Bloomberg, who led New York for the 12 years before de Blasio.

“I am standing with Bernie because he stands with working families, and always has,” de Blasio said in the news release. “New Yorkers know all too well the damage caused by Donald Trump’s xenophobia, bigotry and recklessness, and Bernie is the candidate to take him on and take him down

De Blasio, an unabashed liberal who was elected in 2013, will campaign for Sanders in Nevada this weekend, the Sanders campaign said Friday in a news release. De Blasio hopes to be a significant surrogate for Sanders four years after he dithered about his presidential endorsement and, late in the primary process, backed Hillary Clinton instead of the Vermont senator, who shared far more of his ideology.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president, a move that puts de Blasio in a position to become a leading voice in opposition to Sanders’ newest rival, Mike Bloomberg, his predecessor in leading the nation’s largest city.

De Blasio’s 2013 campaign was styled as a rebuke to Bloomberg, who oversaw a city that rebuilt itself after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to become the nation’s safest biggest city and leading tourist destination. But Bloomberg’s tenure also saw a sharp rise in income inequality and concern about police tactics like stop and frisk, which disproportionately affected communities of color.

De Blasio, who has frosty relations with his predecessor, has repeatedly voiced his opposition to the billionaire’s late presidential bid.

“This is a Democratic Party today that’s getting more progressive, that wants to address the concerns of working people, that does not accept the status quo,” de Blasio said after Bloomberg announced his candidacy. “There’s no way in the world we should nominate a billionaire who epitomizes the status quo.”

Additionally, the strongest piece of de Blasio’s political base at home has been African American voters drawn to his promises of police reform, combating income inequality and his biracial family. And the mayor aims to stress those bona fides just as the Democratic nominating process heads to far more diverse states like Nevada and South Carolina.

De Blasio has long sought to play an outsize role on the national stage trumpeting progressive ideas but has struggled to raise his profile much beyond New York City. A presidential forum he sponsored ahead of the 2016 election was canceled because of a lack of interest from candidates, and his own advisers have expressed regret as to how he handled his endorsement for that campaign.

Although de Blasio was far more aligned with Sanders, he also had a debt of loyalty to the Clintons; he was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate run in New York, and the former first couple presided over the mayor’s inauguration in 2013. But de Blasio sat on his choice for months, and his eventual lukewarm endorsement for Clinton led to him being banished to a secondary role at the Democratic convention and on the campaign trail.


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Amazon hires former Sony executive for top video entertainment role

Amazon has hired former Sony executive Mike Hopkins to head up Prime Video and its movie and television studios. In his new role, Hopkins will oversee Amazon’s streaming service Prime Video and Amazon Studios, its movie and television unit. Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, and Greg Hart, vice president of Amazon Video, will now report to Hopkins. Here’s the full email Blackburn sent to Amazon employees:Prime Video & Amazon Studios teams: Hi, I wanted to provide an update today — and s


Amazon has hired former Sony executive Mike Hopkins to head up Prime Video and its movie and television studios.
In his new role, Hopkins will oversee Amazon’s streaming service Prime Video and Amazon Studios, its movie and television unit.
Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, and Greg Hart, vice president of Amazon Video, will now report to Hopkins.
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Amazon hires former Sony executive for top video entertainment role

Amazon has hired former Sony executive Mike Hopkins to head up Prime Video and its movie and television studios.

Hopkins is set to join Amazon on February 24 and will report directly to CEO Jeff Bezos, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CNBC. In his new role, Hopkins will oversee Amazon’s streaming service Prime Video and Amazon Studios, its movie and television unit. Hopkins most recently served as chairman of Sony Pictures Television. He joined Sony in 2017 after spending four years as CEO of Hulu.

Hopkins will assume the entertainment duties that were overseen by Jeff Blackburn, Amazon’s senior vice president of business and corporate development. Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, and Greg Hart, vice president of Amazon Video, will now report to Hopkins.

“I have had the pleasure of working closely with many of you as we’ve built these video businesses from the ground up,” Blackburn said in an internal memo obtained by CNBC. “You’ve created a global streaming service and award-winning original content that our customers love. And I know you’re only getting started.”

News of the change was previously reported by The Wall Street Journal.

CNBC previously reported that Blackburn, who is responsible for a number of businesses at Amazon, was taking a one-year sabbatical and would return in 2021. Blackburn is one of the longest-serving executives at the company and his name is often mentioned as a possible candidate to succeed Bezos, should he ever choose to step down.

Blackburn and Hart are members of Bezos’s S-Team, which is a group of top executives who report directly to Bezos. The team doesn’t typically see much turnover, though SVP of marketplace Sebastian Gunningham left Amazon for WeWork in 2018, while SVP of international business Diego Piacentini left Amazon in December of 2018.

Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra also confirmed Hopkins’ departure in an internal memo obtained by CNBC. Sony will not replace Hopkins’ role at the company, but will instead distribute some of his duties to Keith LeGoy, president of worldwide distribution, and Jeff Frost, president of U.S. Production.

“I want to thank Mike for his outstanding leadership since arriving at the studio in late 2017,” Vinciquerra said in the memo. “From day one he was charged with rethinking the way we run our television businesses. Under his watch, [Sony Pictures Television] has been transformed into a stronger and more nimble organization, able to pivot and change course quickly in today’s rapidly evolving entertainment landscape.”

Here’s the full email Blackburn sent to Amazon employees:

Prime Video & Amazon Studios teams: Hi, I wanted to provide an update today — and share some exciting news with you. Effective February 24th, Mike Hopkins will be joining Amazon as SVP for Prime Video & Amazon Studios, reporting to Jeff Bezos. At that time, Jen Salke and Greg Hart will move and report into Mike. Mike comes to us with over 20 years of industry experience at Fox, Hulu, and Sony. He has an extensive track record as a global business leader in media, film and TV — negotiating landmark content and distribution agreements, running marketing operations, leading product/tech teams, and overseeing production of breakthrough television content. I have had the pleasure of working closely with many of you as we’ve built these video businesses from the ground up. You’ve created a global streaming service and award-winning original content that our customers love. And I know you’re only getting started. I’m so excited for Mike to join Jen and Greg, and the broader video leadership team, and build upon the global momentum we’ve experienced in 2019. I look forward to seeing how you’ll delight customers in the months to come — will be fun to watch! Thanks. Jeff

— CNBC’s Julia Boorstin contributed to this report.


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Google’s HR head to step down amid tension among employees

Google human resources chief Eileen Naughton is stepping down from her role amid growing tensions between employees and management. Naughton, who has held various roles at the company since 2006, has led the company’s human resources department as the vice president of people operations since 2016. In November 2019, the company fired four employees who allegedly shared internal information. CNBC recently reported that in 2019, the company rolled out an overhaul to how its human resources departm


Google human resources chief Eileen Naughton is stepping down from her role amid growing tensions between employees and management.
Naughton, who has held various roles at the company since 2006, has led the company’s human resources department as the vice president of people operations since 2016.
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Google's HR head to step down amid tension among employees

Google human resources chief Eileen Naughton is stepping down from her role amid growing tensions between employees and management.

Naughton, who has held various roles at the company since 2006, has led the company’s human resources department as the vice president of people operations since 2016. The news was previously reported by Fortune.

Employee headcount has doubled since 2016, when Naughton took the helm, as it’s added more than 70,000 employees.The company has faced considerable tension with employees over the last several years, including a November 2018 employee walk-out after employees learned the company had paid departing Android chief $90 million in 2014, despite credible claims of sexual misconduct, as well as protests over the company’s plans to work with the Defense Department on artificial intelligence technology and a plan — since abandoned — to create a censored version of its search engine for China. In November 2019, the company fired four employees who allegedly shared internal information.

CNBC recently reported that in 2019, the company rolled out an overhaul to how its human resources department responds to complaints. Instead of each person reporting to their own human resources contact in their organization and location, there’s essentially a ticketing queue, workers said. That’s become a problem for some who feel their needs are now outsourced to people who don’t have prior knowledge or understanding of the situation.

Naughton’s departure comes in the midst of a slow-rolling executive shakeup over the last several months. In December, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from their roles as the CEO and President of Google’s holding company, Alphabet. Sundar Pichai, who had already been Google’s CEO for several years, took the helm. The company’s long-time chief legal officer David Drummond retired at the end of January.

All four executives are named on a shareholder lawsuit that alleges senior execs mishandled claims of sexual misconduct at the company. CNBC reported in December that Alphabet received a two-month extension to provide a response to the shareholder lawsuit. In that extension, the company said it concluded its investigation into executives and will seek mediation.

The company said Naughton is departing her role to move to New York, and she is still in the “early” stages of the process to move away, the company said in a statement to CNBC. The company declined to say when her last day in the role will be.

A Google spokesperson confirmed Naughton will be taking another role within the company, but declined to provide any details on what that would be. She’ll work with Pichai and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat to find another leader to fill her role.

“Over the past 13 years, Eileen has made major contributions to the company in numerous areas, from media partnerships, to leading our sales and operations in the UK and Ireland, to leading our People Operations team through a period of significant growth — during which over 70,000 people started their careers at Google,” Pichai said in a statement the company sent to CNBC. “We’re grateful to Eileen for all she’s done and look forward to her next chapter at Google.”

WATCH NOW: Why Alphabet’s investigating executives over inappropriate relationships


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Ireland votes for a new government on Saturday: Here are the main contenders

President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Washington. Ireland will hold a general election on Saturday with the current ruling government at real risk of losing power. The lower house of Parliament that Varadkar heads is known as the Dáil Éireann (Assembly of Ireland). Varadkar leads his Fine Gael party in a minority government that has relied on the support of independent lawmakers as well as occasiona


President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Washington.
Ireland will hold a general election on Saturday with the current ruling government at real risk of losing power.
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Ireland votes for a new government on Saturday: Here are the main contenders

President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Washington.

Ireland will hold a general election on Saturday with the current ruling government at real risk of losing power.

Since 2017, Leo Varadkar has led the Republic of Ireland in his role as Taoiseach — a word that translates to prime minister and is roughly pronounced “tee-shock.” The lower house of Parliament that Varadkar heads is known as the Dáil Éireann (Assembly of Ireland).

Varadkar leads his Fine Gael party in a minority government that has relied on the support of independent lawmakers as well as occasional votes on budget-related issues from the main opposition Fianna Fáil.

The 41-year-old has enjoyed solid support from the Irish population over his handling of the U.K.’s exit from the EU. The country’s economy is strong and there is full employment.

But unhappiness remains. Housing, homelessness and health have all been problematic issues and Irish law forcibly makes people redundant at 65 years old — leading to a high number of older people suffering a cash shortfall.

And while jobs are plentiful for the working age people who are willing to live in cities, rent and housing costs have easily outstripped wages.

One opinion poll published Monday suggested that nationalist party Sinn Féin has enjoyed a late surge of support and could gather more backing than both Varadkar’s Fine Gael party and Micheál Martin of the main opposition party, Fianna Fail.

Sinn Féin is only entering 42 candidates and with 80 required to form a government, its best hope is to seek an influential role in a coalition government.

A fresh election was needed as a growing number of independent lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction with Fine Gael and the temporary confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil came to an end.

The vote takes place on a Saturday for the first time since 1918 and will be held on the same day that Ireland plays a rugby match against Wales. Defending the date, Varadkar said the timing would make it easier for students to vote and that a weekend date would also avoid school closures.


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Oscar nominee Margot Robbie’s first job was making sandwiches at Subway

On Sunday, Feb. 9, at the 92nd Academy Awards, Margot Robbie is looking to win her first Oscar. She’s nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the 2019 drama “Bombshell.” Even the 29-year-old Australian actress, who’s one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, had to start somewhere: Before her acting career took off, she was making sandwiches at Subway. After her third year on “Neighbours,” Robbie moved to Los Angeles and signed a contract with talent management company Management 360.


On Sunday, Feb. 9, at the 92nd Academy Awards, Margot Robbie is looking to win her first Oscar.
She’s nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the 2019 drama “Bombshell.”
Even the 29-year-old Australian actress, who’s one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, had to start somewhere: Before her acting career took off, she was making sandwiches at Subway.
After her third year on “Neighbours,” Robbie moved to Los Angeles and signed a contract with talent management company Management 360.
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Oscar nominee Margot Robbie's first job was making sandwiches at Subway

On Sunday, Feb. 9, at the 92nd Academy Awards, Margot Robbie is looking to win her first Oscar. She’s nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the 2019 drama “Bombshell.”

Even the 29-year-old Australian actress, who’s one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, had to start somewhere: Before her acting career took off, she was making sandwiches at Subway.

“I’ve had every kind of job. Before ‘Neighbours,’ I was working at Subway,” Robbie said in a 2013 interview with the Australian Council of Trade Unions, referring to her first major acting role, in which she played a bisexual teen in the Australian soap opera “Neighbours.” Robbie, who was 17 at the time, landed the gig by cold-calling the casting agent.

“I’ve worked in restaurants — behind the bar, in the kitchen — I did retail for two years, I’ve done some secretary work,” she added.

After her third year on “Neighbours,” Robbie moved to Los Angeles and signed a contract with talent management company Management 360. She worked on another TV show, “Pan Am,” which opened the door for bigger opportunities, including a role in the 2013 drama “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Robbie continued to land bigger roles. She co-starred with Will Smith in the 2015 thriller “Focus” and with Tina Fey in the 2016 drama “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” before playing figure skater Tonya Harding in 2018’s “I, Tonya.” Her performance as Harding earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Robbie, who earned $23.5 million last year, making her the eighth highest-paid actress of 2019, according to Forbes, isn’t just an on-screen talent: In 2014, she and her now-husband Tom Ackerley co-founded LuckyChap Entertainment, a production company that focuses on telling women-driven stories. One such project is “Birds of Prey,” a female-led superhero movie released on Feb. 7, 2020, which Robbie stars in.

Robbie isn’t the only Hollywood star who started out with a less-than-glamorous gig. Before Kevin Bacon got his first big break, he bussed tables in New York City to make ends meet. Melissa McCarthy worked at Starbucks and the YMCA when she first moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

While Robbie has established herself as one of the most successful actors of her generation, her family wasn’t always on board with her career path: “My family has no connection to the entertainment industry whatsoever, so when I started acting, everyone was like, that’s fun, but when are you going to actually get a real job?” she told British Vogue in 2018. “And that went on for years.”

Hopefully by now they’ve accepted her work as a “real job.”

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The highest paid actors and actresses of 2019, according to Forbes

Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world , having earned $89.4 million before taxes last year, Forbes reports in its 2019 list of the highest-paid actors. Margot Robbie, the eighth highest-paid actress of 2019, also has a production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which focuses on telling women-driven stories. Seven of the top 10 highest-earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects, Forbes reports. Here’s the breakdown of how much the 10 highest-paid actors earn,


Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world , having earned $89.4 million before taxes last year, Forbes reports in its 2019 list of the highest-paid actors.
Margot Robbie, the eighth highest-paid actress of 2019, also has a production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which focuses on telling women-driven stories.
Seven of the top 10 highest-earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects, Forbes reports.
Here’s the breakdown of how much the 10 highest-paid actors earn,
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The highest paid actors and actresses of 2019, according to Forbes

Cumulatively, the top female earners took home $315 million before fees and taxes. “That’s up 69% since last year,” Forbes notes, “but still far less than the almost $600 million the top 10 leading men pulled in.”

Johnson, whose millions came in part from his $23.5 million upfront salary for “Jumanji” and the $700,000 he earns for every episode of HBO’s “Ballers,” made significantly more than the highest-paid actress : Scarlett Johansson, with $56 million in earnings.

Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world , having earned $89.4 million before taxes last year, Forbes reports in its 2019 list of the highest-paid actors.

Many actresses are taking the pay gap into their own hands by producing their own projects, including Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who produce and star in the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies.” Witherspoon has her own production company, Hello Sunshine, which she started in 2012 “to create more roles for women onscreen and behind the scenes,” she wrote in an essay for Glamour.

Margot Robbie, the eighth highest-paid actress of 2019, also has a production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which focuses on telling women-driven stories. One such project is “Birds of Prey,” a female-led superhero movie released on February 7, 2020, which Robbie stars in.

Seven of the top 10 highest-earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects, Forbes reports.

Still, a significant pay gap exists. Here’s the breakdown of how much the 10 highest-paid actors earn, according to Forbes. All figures are pre-tax.

10. Will Smith: $35 million

9. Paul Rudd: $41 million

8. Chris Evans: $43.5 million

7. Adam Sandler: $57 million (tie)

6. Bradley Cooper: $57 million (tie)

5. Jackie Chan: $58 million

4. Akshay Kumar: $65 million

3. Robert Downey Jr.: $66 million

2. Chris Hemsworth: $76.4 million

1. Dwayne Johnson: $89.4 million

And here’s how much the 10 highest-paid actresses earn. All figures are pre-tax.

10. Ellen Pompeo: $22 million

9. Charlize Theron: $23 million

8. Margot Robbie: $23.5 million

7. Elisabeth Moss: $24 million

6. Kaley Cuoco: $25 million

5. Jennifer Aniston: $28 million

4. Nicole Kidman: $34 million

3. Reese Witherspoon: $35 million

2. Sofia Vergara: $44.1 million

1. Scarlett Johansson: $56 million

Three of the actresses who cracked the top 10 are up for Oscars this weekend: Scarlett Johansson for Best Actress for her role in “Marriage Story” and Best Supporting Actress for “Jojo Rabbit,” Charlize Theron for Best Actress for her role in “Bombshell” and Margot Robbie for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Bombshell.”

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Macy’s tries to convince Wall Street that America still needs department stores

Macy’s is making the case to investors that it is still “America’s department store.” As the embattled retailer aims to get back to profitability and sales growth, it is meeting with investors Wednesday in New York to rally support for its turnaround plans. A key test of this plan, however, will be if Macy’s can reach younger customers, as their spending power only grows. “Macy’s needs to quickly re-capture lapsed customers and connect with new [and] younger shoppers before it’s too late,” Gordo


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As the embattled retailer aims to get back to profitability and sales growth, it is meeting with investors Wednesday in New York to rally support for its turnaround plans.
A key test of this plan, however, will be if Macy’s can reach younger customers, as their spending power only grows.
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Macy's tries to convince Wall Street that America still needs department stores

Macy’s is making the case to investors that it is still “America’s department store.”

As the embattled retailer aims to get back to profitability and sales growth, it is meeting with investors Wednesday in New York to rally support for its turnaround plans. Among the key points it is making are that shoppers still go to malls, and that a department store chain can still offer customers something unique that they can’t just buy on Amazon.

To get back to growth, Macy’s is focusing on three pillars: Its role as a fashion destination, its role in providing value to shoppers and its role in celebrating America, CEO Jeff Gennette said, hinting at Macy’s events like its Thanksgiving Day parade.

A key test of this plan, however, will be if Macy’s can reach younger customers, as their spending power only grows.

“Macy’s needs to quickly re-capture lapsed customers and connect with new [and] younger shoppers before it’s too late,” Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom said.

Department stores over the years have gained a sour reputation. Sales have lagged behind other types of retailers such as T.J. Maxx and Target, as traffic at weaker malls has dropped off, and companies like Sears and Bon-Ton have filed for bankruptcy.

“We are stepping up to redefine what a department store can and should be,” Gennette said during the investor meeting at the New York Stock Exchange.

Late Tuesday, Macy’s announced a major restructuring, in which it plans to shut 125 stores over the next three years, cut 9% of its corporate workforce and close some offices in Cincinnati and San Francisco. The steps Macy’s is taking are expected to generate about $1.5 billion in annual savings, which will be fully realized by the end of fiscal 2022, and partially reinvested back into its growth initiatives.

Macy’s is still, however, forecasting same-store sales, on an owned plus licensed basis, to be down 1% to flat three years from now, in fiscal 2022.

“We have some legacy challenges,” Gennette told investors, explaining that the company grew so large because of a series of acquisitions of smaller chains. “But we do have a lot on our side.”

Macy’s said it has a plan to gain and retain more customers under 40 years old, where it knows it still has work to do.

Shoppers under 40 have told Macy’s that the retailer’s private brands “are too old for her,” said Patti Ongman, Macy’s chief merchandising officer. She said Macy’s is working on two new apparel labels to fix that.

Macy’s shares were last up more than 3%. The stock has fallen about 35% over the past 12 months. Macy’s has a market cap of about $5.2 billion.

— CNBC’s Courtney Reagan contributed to this reporting.


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