| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has laid off about 160 workers as the company sought to streamline costs and stay competitive.
No stores will be closed and no employers or managers at any of the chain's 332 stores were affected in Tuesday's move, according to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is laying off 2,300 employees in its Sam’s Club division as it tries to make its workforce leaner.
In total, 2% of the 116,000 Sam’s Club employees in the U.S. will lose their jobs. Employees were being informed of the...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics.
For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:46 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday it would reduce its planned layoffs to 2,400, after the Pentagon recalled most of the civilian workers it had furloughed because of the partial federal government shutdown.
The move came...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Pixar Animation Studios has laid off an undisclosed number of people at its Emeryville, Calif., headquarters due to the delay of its forthcoming film "The Good Dinosaur."
The layoffs affect less than 5% of the company's 1,200-person workforce, according...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Layoffs appear to be easing as the number of people who filed for unemployment claims last week dropped by 10,000 to 316,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday.
The number of initial unemployment claims has decreased in six of the last seven...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Unbeaten world super-middleweight champion Andre Ward will return to the ring after more than a 14-month layoff against Edwin Rodriguez on Nov. 16 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Ward (26-0, 14 knockouts) hasn’t fought since...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:31 PM
An Orange County Superior Court judge this week rejected the Costa Mesa municipal employee union's amended complaint in its lawsuit to prevent outsourcing of city jobs, but offered another chance to revise it in the coming months.
Judge Luis A....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama put the klieg light on Hollywood on Tuesday, calling the motion picture and television industry an engine of growth and a beacon in a recovering economy.
"Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy," Obama told a...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Maryland's largest state workers union will ask the General Assembly to undo a Court of Appeals ruling that would erode traditional seniority protections for thousands of public employees.
The state's highest court held last week that when jobs reopen...