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Yahoo Is Laying Off 15 Percent Of Its Workforce

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business

Feb 2 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Tuesday it was exploring strategic alternatives in addition to the continued pursuit of the reverse spin-off of it...

Al Jazeera America To Lay Off 197 Employees

Reuters | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Media

Al Jazeera America, the cable television news outlet controlled by Qatar's royal family, has issued a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifica...

Al Jazeera America To Shut Down By End Of April

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- Al Jazeera America will shut down its operations in the United States by the end of April, the company told employees in a meeting on Wed...

Upworthy Lays Off 15 To Focus On Video

Capital New York | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.08.2016 | Media

Viral news site Upworthy laid off 14 of its 97 employees today with the intention of reallocating resources toward its burgeoning original video depar...

Gawker Is Said To Retool As Politics Site

The New York Times | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Media, a site that pioneered the knowing and sarcastic tone that has come to define web journalism, will switch from covering New York and the me...

Dozens More Laid Off At New Haven Register

The New Haven Independent | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Media

Another wave of layoffs has hit the New Haven Register, this time affecting copyeditors and sports staffers, among others. Unlike in past layoffs, man...

Union Leader: 'Gutted' By Layoffs

Philadelphia Business News | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

More than half of’s editorial staff and 25 percent of Daily News editorial staffers were among the 46 people laid off by Philadelphia...

What It's Like To Be Suddenly Fired

Quora | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

In late August of 2012, my wife and I announced that we'd be having our first child in March. We'd known for several weeks and it felt fantastic to finally share the good news with everyone. We had been window-shopping for homes online in preparation for the new addition, and that Saturday we casually attended an open house nearby.

ESPN Begins Big Layoffs Amid Earnings Shortfall

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.21.2015 | Media

ESPN announced Wednesday that it would start the process of laying off a number of employees as part of broader "organizational changes." “Begi...

Report: ESPN To Cut 350 Jobs

Bloomberg | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.21.2015 | Media

Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN sports network, confronting rising programming costs and a loss of viewers, plans to eliminate as many as 350 positions, ...

Twitter Plans Company-Wide Layoffs For Next Week

Re/code | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology

Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on Monday, and a big reason he got the job was that as a co-founder, Dorsey isn’t afraid to make...

Walmart Planning To Slash Hundreds Of Jobs At Arkansas Headquarters

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business

Sept 30 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's effor...

Layoffs Begin At NY Daily News

Capital New York | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.16.2015 | Media

The Daily News began another round of cuts on Wednesday morning, marking the latest in a series of downsizings that have rocked the struggling tabloid...

Here's 5 Tech Companies With Fewer Workers Than HP Just Laid off

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business

Hewlett-Packard announced plans Tuesday to lay off up to 30,000 workers as part of a broader restructuring and cost-saving effort ahead of its pl...

Report: LA Times To Lay Off 50 Staffers

Politico | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.10.2015 | Media

Johanna Maska, the former Obama White House aide who joined The Los Angeles Times just over four months ago, is leaving the paper on the heels of publ...

Bloomberg Begins Layoffs Of Roughly 80 Journalists

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.01.2015 | Media

NEW YORK – Bloomberg began layoffs Tuesday morning, with the media company expected to cut around 80 newsroom jobs, according to sources famili...

Hello, Goodbye: Endings as Positive Opportunities

HopeLab | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

Not all companies make an investment in the human side of endings -- and the results of that are easy to see. The traditional layoff process is largely a legal and transactional affair, full of practices that are well-intentioned but often leave employees feeling startled, hurt and betrayed.

Report: Bloomberg To Lay Off 100 Employees

The New York Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media

Bloomberg is planning to slim its ranks, sources said on Wednesday. The financial media giant, which employs about 2,400 journalists across the globe,...

Why You Should Stop Laughing At The Collapse of The Denver Post And Colorado Journalism

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Can't grandstanding politicians, maybe a few from each party, spotlight the problem and call on philanthropists to step up and fund local journalism? Or figure out something else to say? Even if it's just to acknowledge the tragedy unfolding in front of us?

BBC To Slash More Than 1,000 As Viewers Turn To Internet

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Media

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The BBC said it will cut more than 1,000 jobs because it expects to receive 150 million pounds ($234 million) less than for...

Tesla Versus Volt

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Benjamin T. Solomon

The weakness with analyst research is that they are focused on estimating as accurately as possible what the next season's growth will be, to the exclusion of whether the company will be around or not. These are two different types of analyses.

Four Ways to Confront the Challenges of a Change in Leadership

Melissa Llarena | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Melissa Llarena

If you sense a recent change in leadership may lead to the removal of your position, it is important to be prepared.

Firing Is Your Heaviest Burden As a Leader. Here's How to Handle it Gracefully.

Mike Harden | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Mike Harden

Letting an employee go, no matter what the reason, is never an enjoyable task. The truth is - and leaders should never say this to someone who is losing his or her job - that it's tough on the boss. This is one of the heaviest burdens a leader has to shoulder.

Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Hit 15-Year Low

AP | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying off few workers despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

Of Dreams Deferred

Monica Cox | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Monica Cox

I dreamt of becoming a writer. I found the spot on the library or book store shelf where my book would reside. And yet, somehow, I knew that writing a book wasn't an occupation. At least not a realistic one for me. It was compartmentalized as a dream.