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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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  • Balto. Co. public employees union extends contract

    Balto. Co. public employees union extends contract
    A union representing nearly 1,500 Baltimore County public employees has reached an agreement with the county to extend its contract through 2016. Members of the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees ratified the extension by a vote of 98...
  • Democrats caused government shutdown

     Democrats caused government shutdown
    Over the last week I've seen letter after letter in The Sun blasting Republicans for their role in the "government shutdown." The writers claim that Republicans don't care about the government employees, they're mean-spirited, they hate children and the...
  • Planned layoffs jumped in October on drug, financial firm cutbacks

    WASHINGTON -- Planned layoffs by U.S. employers jumped 13.5% last month, led by cutbacks at pharmaceutical and financial services firms, according to a report Wednesday. Employers announced plans to cut 45,730 jobs in October, up from 40,289 the...
  • Obama adjusts pitch for healthcare law

    Obama adjusts pitch for healthcare law
    WASHINGTON — While a team of techies tries to reboot the broken federal insurance website, President Obama is trying to retool efforts to promote the flailing healthcare law. The flawed launch of the new online marketplaces has forced Obama to...
  • MarksJarvis: Economy stronger, but growth in jobs, wages lacking

    MarksJarvis: Economy stronger, but growth in jobs, wages lacking
    The economy is showing some signs of strength — not tremendous strength, mind you, but enough to prove there was adequate heft to weather the partial government shutdown and keep investors in a stock market that has climbed a remarkable 23.6 percent...
  • Former Republic Windows CEO turns down guilty plea

    Former Republic Windows CEO turns down guilty plea
    The former CEO of Republic Windows and Doors today turned down an offer from Cook County prosecutors to plead guilty to charges he looted the company in the months before its North Side plant was abruptly shuttered in 2008. The development means that...
  • Pace of U.S. job growth slows

    Pace of U.S. job growth slows
    WASHINGTON — The job market weakened in September amid a slowdown in key growth engines such as healthcare and leisure — a worrisome sign given that the employment picture probably worsened this month with the partial federal government...
  • Netflix revenue up. Cable's cowboy saddles up. Layoffs at Focus.

    Netflix revenue up. Cable's cowboy saddles up. Layoffs at Focus.
    After the coffee. Before trying out for quarterback of the Vikings. The Skinny: I have a confession to make. I kind of want to see "Bad Grandpa." Any takers? Tuesday's roundup includes analysis of Netflix earnings and layoffs at Focus Features. Also,...
  • State orders furloughed federal workers to repay unemployment benefits

    State orders furloughed federal workers to repay unemployment benefits
    Furloughed federal workers in Illinois who received unemployment benefits during the government shutdown this month and have also received wages for the days they weren't working will not be able to keep both paychecks. The 577 workers who collected...
  • Focus Features Layoffs Have Begun

    Some of the 103 employees at Focus Features have begun receiving pinkslips, three weeks after Universal fired CEO James Schamus. No exact numbers were available, but many of the layoffs are coming at Focus' New York operation, which employs 44 people and...
  • Focus Features employees notified of layoffs amid overhaul

    Focus Features employees notified of layoffs amid overhaul
    Layoffs have begun at Focus Features. Employees in the specialty label's New York and Los Angeles locations were told Monday whether they would lose their positions, though it is not known how many jobs will be cut. Focus, an imprint of Universal...