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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Help Wanted: Quitting endangers unemployment benefits

    DEAR CARRIE: I lost my job as a manager after 14 years. I put in a claim for unemployment benefits and started receiving them. In the meantime a former co-worker told me about a restaurant job. I called and was hired over the phone. I jumped right in even...
  • Freelance workers a growing segment of California economy

    A short gig doing security for the True Blood television show. A stint driving for a rental car company. A week as a customer service representative at a retail store. This is how Delvontaie Antwine, 34, makes do in California's economic recovery...
  • Ryerson steel firm has long Chicago history but weak IPO

    In the century after its conception on the banks of the Chicago River in 1842, Ryerson grew into the nation's largest steel distributor and a Chicago institution, employing thousands in the area and leaving the Ryerson family name stamped on art...
  • Greek unemployment dips to 27.2 percent in May

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's jobless rate eased to 27.2 percent in May from 27.3 percent in the previous month, the country's statistics agency ELSTAT said on Thursday. At more than double the euro zone average of 11.6 percent in May, Greece's...
  • American dream thriving in boomtown -- Williston, N.D.

    This summer marks five years since the "Great Recession" officially ended. For millions of Americans, it probably does not seem possible that our economy has grown for that long. After all, by historical standards, the current recovery is anemic, if not...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Did expiring benefits drive down the jobless rate?

    In January I wrote a column questioning the morality of continuing to extend jobless payments to Americans looking for work. It didn't come from a coldhearted supposition that unemployed people don't deserve benefits. I was contemplating the results of...
  • The new normal in employment: underemployment

    To the editor: The labor picture of long-term unemployment, part-time employment and underemployment for a significant population of workers could well be the new normal. ("Freelance workers a growing segment of California economy," Aug. 2) Corporations...
  • Newsmaker Q&A: Josh Parrish, Nature Conservancy director of land conservation

    The Nature Conservancy recently helped broker a deal in which the Walt Disney Co. will obtain carbon credits from the Bethlehem Authority, which owns sensitive woodlands surrounding the city's water supply in the Poconos. The deal provides the authority...
  • Neel Kashkari goes slumming, misses the bus

    Neel Kashkari goes slumming, misses the bus
    Former investment banker Neel Kashkari, who is the Republican candidate for governor of California, staged a bravura act of political agitprop the other day. Kashkari posed as an unemployed worker in Fresno for a week, searching for work, sleeping...
  • Apple Completes $3 Billion Beats Deal

    Beats Electronics and Beats Music is now officially part of Apple. In a "Welcome to the family" post on its website Friday, Apple said that the $3 billion has officially closed. "Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats...
  • July's job growth strong but below expectations

    July's job growth strong but below expectations
    The labor market extended its best streak since the late 1990s, posting solid job growth last month that lured more people back into the workforce. The 209,000 net new jobs were below analyst expectations and a sharp falloff from June's robust 298,000...