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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Applications for US unemployment benefits jump, though remain at historically low levels

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week, though it is still at relatively low levels pointing to healthy hiring. Applications rose 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The increase...
  • Gov. Rick Snyder proposes more than $207.3M in Michigan budget cuts to address shortfall

    Michigan would cover a state budget shortfall with a mix of one-time and ongoing cuts across state departments, including a $12 million reduction in film incentives under a plan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday. The cuts will be made through an...
  • As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
  • Consolidation, currencies cost jobs at Acco

     Consolidation, currencies cost jobs at Acco
    There are far fewer places to buy Acco Brands' products like Mead school supplies and the treasured red Swingline stapler Milton guarded in "Office Space." Ongoing consolidation in the office supplies market, along with currency issues abroad, are...
  • Target lays off 550

    MINNEAPOLIS Target Corp. is laying off about 550 employees who work in the Twin Cities as it continues to wind down its Canadian business. The Minneapolis-based retailer said about 350 of those positions would be eliminated Wednesday while the rest would...
  • MSU Billings cutting theater program, tennis teams, jobs to address $4.4M budget shortfall

    Montana State University Billings is eliminating its theater program and tennis teams and is eliminating 40 faculty and staff positions to address a projected $4.4 million budget shortfall due to decreased enrollment, Chancellor Mark Nook said. The...
  • Newport cuts residential dock fees by up to half

    Residential dock fees in Newport Beach are being substantially reduced – some by as much as half – under a plan the City Council approved Tuesday night. After heated debate among council members, they voted 4 to 1 to reduce annual fees for...
  • Halliburton to cut up to 6,200 jobs due to plunge in oil prices

    Halliburton to cut up to 6,200 jobs due to plunge in oil prices
    Oil and gas drilling services company Halliburton said Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices. The Houston company said it will lay off 6.5 to 8 percent of its staff, which represents 5,005 to 6,160...
  • Bank of America laying off 250 workers in mortgage servicing unit

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America is laying off 250 mortgage and technology workers in Charlotte as the No. 2 U.S. bank continues to reduce its portfolio of bad loans. The bank informed employees on Wednesday and plans to send a notice to state officials...
  • New Iowa Workforce Development leader fires unemployment judge who testified about pressure

    The new Iowa Workforce Development director has fired an administrative law judge who alleged Gov. Terry Branstad's administration undermined judicial independence in the agency that decides whether unemployed workers get jobless benefits. Susan...
  • A loophole in immigration law is costing thousands of American jobs

     A loophole in immigration law is costing thousands of American jobs
    Imagine getting a layoff notice, then being ordered to train your replacement. That's what has happened to hundreds of information technology employees at Southern California Edison. Since last summer, Edison, which serves nearly 14 million customers,...