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White Collar Worker Furloughs Getting Popular

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Temporary layoffs, once confined to blue-collar workers, are hitting white-collar culture as employers dig deep to cut costs.

More companies are instituting these short-term hiatuses, called furloughs, as a humane alternative to permanent job cuts. But the spread of furloughs to new sectors and a new class of workers has created a host of issues.

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