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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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  • Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report

    Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 330,000 last week, the lowest level since November, as holiday season volatility continued to ease ahead of Friday's government jobs report. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • December job cuts fewest since 2000, Challenger says

    December job cuts fewest since 2000, Challenger says
    Announced job cuts fell to the lowest level of the year in December as U.S.-based employers reported plans to reduce payrolls by 30,623 during the month, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. In Florida, however, monthly...
  • Boeing's hollow victory

    The narrowly approved contract agreement between Boeing and its Washington state workforce will be hailed by some as a victory for the canny, hardball brinkmanship of Boeing's management and the knuckle-under economic pragmatism of the International...
  • Next Corvette Z06, GMC Canyon to Debut Next Week in Detroit

     
    In an age where automakers are downsizing engines left and right, the outgoing Chevrolet Corvette Z06 treats displacement like Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" treats f-bombs. A centerpiece to GM's sixth-generation (C6) Corvette, the Z06's...
  • Coalition suggests military downsizing commission

    Coalition suggests military downsizing commission
    A coalition that advocates for cuts to military spending is calling on Maryland to establish a military downsizing commission to help the state deal with the result of reductions already underway. Fund Our Communities, made up of 60-some political,...
  • Employers cut health coverage, find scapegoat: Obamacare

    If there's been one inexorable trend coming out of the HR departments of major employers, it's been the steady erosion of worker pay and benefits. Razor-thin raises, defined benefit pensions replaced by 401(k) plans, shrinking healthcare--if you've been...
  • Calhoun's Legacy Of Aiding Needy Continues With Ollie's Team

    Calhoun's Legacy Of Aiding Needy Continues With Ollie's Team
    HARTFORD – DeAndre Daniels and some teammates had another good workout Monday night. In this case, the weights lifted were in the form of 18-pound turkeys. One after another, UConn basketball players handed out bags of holiday dinners to needy...
  • AT&T Selling Connecticut Operations To Frontier

    AT&T has reached a deal to sell its wireline business in Connecticut to Frontier Communications for $2 billion in cash, ending a 15-year venture that led to thousands of job losses as the number of regular phone lines declined, technology improved and the...
  • Peter Bart: Getting Whiplash From Sony Spin

    MEMO TO: MICHAEL LYNTON AND AMY PASCAL FROM: PETER BART Running a major studio has always been a balancing act, but I confess that I'm getting dizzy tracking your words and actions at Sony Pictures. You inform investors that you will reduce the film...
  • Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says

    Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 8,900 jobs in November, the federal government estimated Friday — a decidedly up month in an up-and-down year held back by Washington budget cuts. Better job growth after a difficult few months pushed the state's unemployment rate...
  • In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven

    In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven
    To understand how unevenly the recession and recovery rippled across Maryland, consider its economic extremes. At one end, there's Anne Arundel County. Its employment base was 7 percent larger this spring than it was five years earlier, a gain of 17,000...