Will Private Contractors Like Blackwater Join the Fight Against ISIS? – Slate Magazine (blog)

Private patrol. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images This article originally appeared in Business Insider. Erik Prince, founder of the controversial security contractor Blackwater, recently claimed that for-hire ground troops were the missing element of the US-led campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria.   “If the old Blackwater team were still together, … Continue reading

Eric Prince Is Right: Private Contractors Will Probably Join The Fight Against … – Business Insider Australia

Eric Prince, founder of the controversial security contractor Blackwater, recently claimed that for-hire ground troops were the missing element of the US-led campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria. “If the old Blackwater team were still together, I have high confidence that a multi-brigade-size unit of veteran American contractors or … Continue reading

Google Plans To Hire Security Guards As Employees, Not Contractors – TechCrunch (blog)

Google plans to hire more than 200 security guards, making them full- and part-time employees of the company, and therefore eligible for company benefits. Previously, Google’s guards were provided by an outside contractor called Security Industry Specialists. The news was reported Friday in The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. A … Continue reading

Google to Make Security Guards Employees, Rather Than Contractors – Wall Street Journal (blog)

In a move that could reverberate around Silicon Valley, Google plans to hire more than 200 security guards as its own employees, rather than through an outside contractor. The guards will be eligible for the same benefits as other Googlers, including health insurance, retirement benefits, on-site medical services, leave for … Continue reading