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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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  • 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...
  • Economic reality and the minimum wage

    Economic reality and the minimum wage
    If you offer people something that is too good to be true, you will always find takers. Ask Bernie Madoff. Or ask Barack Obama. He recently proposed an increase in the minimum wage — an idea that suits the natural predilections of many people enough...
  • Cross Keys at the crossroads

    Cross Keys at the crossroads
    Rhythmic thumping of techno music filled the air as a series of models draped in fall fashions strutted across the T-shaped runway. In September, a majority of Cross Keys retailers joined together to produce a series of fashion shows to highlight new...
  • Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce

    Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce
    Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland. The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
  • Redbox Chief Saunders Out, Outerwall to Cut 8.5% of Workforce

    Redbox president Anne Saunders has left the DVD kiosk operator, as parent company Outerwall restructures its business with plans to lay off 8.5% of its employees. "These actions are consistent with the plans we outlined earlier this year and ensure...
  • Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal

    Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...
  • Parents juggle job loss, costs of children with retirement planning

    Financial planners like to see smooth waters for clients in their 50s: saving lots in the best earning years of one's career, avoiding new debt, paying off the mortgage by retirement or soon thereafter. Instead, Christopher and Robyn Reagan of South...
  • U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7%, lowest since 2008

    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation's economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key...
  • Michael De Luca Becomes President of Production at Columbia Pictures

    Aiming to bolster its executive ranks, Sony Pictures Entertainment has named veteran producer Michael De Luca to the post of president of production at Columbia Pictures after nine years in a first-look deal with the studio. De Luca will move into the...
  • Around Town: A proud member of the family

    Last week, the city of Pasadena adopted me. The city of Pasadena doesn't exactly know that it adopted me, but it did. Bill Paparian, a former Pasadena mayor, pointed out that we've practiced law on the parade route for nearly 30 years and have been...
  • Saks plans 191 layoffs in Aberdeen

    Saks plans 191 layoffs in Aberdeen
    Saks Inc. warned state regulators Wednesday that it plans to lay off 191 employees in Aberdeen starting Jan. 3, a move the company said comes as a result of its November acquisition by Hudson's Bay Co. Some of the work at the Saks complex, which includes...