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Layoffs and Downsizing

Layoffs and Downsizing
Layoffs and downsizing both refer to reductions that companies make in staff.
Layoffs and downsizing both refer to reductions that companies make in staff. « Show less

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  • Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown

    Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped last week to 358,000 but remained high because of the partial federal government shutdown. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped from the previous week's revised figure of...
  • Forbes votes no, Wittman yes on debt-ceiling deal

    While most of Hampton Roads' representatives and senators forecast their positions ahead of a vote to raise the debt ceiling, Reps. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland County, and J. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, kept their cards close to their chests. And as the...
  • Vice President Biden welcomes back EPA workers with muffins

    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rolled out the welcome mat to returning Environmental Protection Agency workers furloughed during the 16-day shutdown, offering muffins and his hope that Washington can avoid a repeat of the budget battle in three...
  • Lockheed to lay off 600 in mission, training systems business, which includes Orlando

    Lockheed to lay off 600 in mission, training systems business, which includes Orlando
    Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to hand out pink slips to about 600 workers across the country in its Mission Systems and Training division, which includes its Orlando simulation technology operation, the company said Wednesday. Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed...
  • Navy delays warship training contract

    Navy delays warship training contract
    The Navy's Orlando training-systems agency has indefinitely delayed a major contract award amid uncertainty about the potential for fallout from the federal government's ongoing deficit-reduction cutbacks in military spending. Authorities have put a...
  • Joe Biden welcomes furloughed workers back with muffins

    The 16-day government shutdown is officially over, and Vice President Joe Biden was busy making the rounds Wednesday morning, welcoming federal workers back to work. And he did it with food, the ultimate peace offering/good gesture/way to fix almost...
  • Government crisis is averted – for now

    Government crisis is averted – for now
    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval late Wednesday to a budget compromise, ending a 16-day government shutdown and averting the possibility of a default on the nation's bills, as a bitter partisan stalemate concluded with Republicans conceding...
  • The government shutdown's toll by the numbers

    The government shutdown's toll by the numbers
    The first government shutdown in nearly 20 years ended late Wednesday after Congress agreed on a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15. and raise the nation's debt limit through Feb. 7. The 16-day ordeal took a toll on the national economy,...
  • More furloughed workers recalled

    More furloughed workers recalled
    The Adjutant General’s Department has recalled the remaining 137 out of 263 federally-funded state employees furloughed because of the federal government shutdown.  In addition five non-dual status technicians who work for the Kansas National...
  • Big loser: Republican Party; Big winner: Ted Cruz

    Whew! That was close. We almost went over the cliff, but were spared at the 11th hour by a half-hearted deal that re-opens the government -- but only till January 15; raises the debt ceiling -- but only till February 7; and creates a bicameral, bipartisan...
  • Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline

    Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline
    As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...