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Fearlessly Follow Your Dreams And Get A Career You Love

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

If you are going to question whether or not your corporate job is safe, what's holding you back from following your dreams and pursuing a career you love?

New York Times Opts For Voluntary Buyouts, Not Layoffs -- For Now

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times will offer voluntary buyout packages to members of its newsroom and several business departments in order to reduce cos...

Vice Media Lays Off Nearly 20 Staffers Amid Reshuffle

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.25.2016 | Media

Vice Media announced a reorganization Tuesday intended to consolidate its news divisions and bolster its video offerings. As a part of the shuffle, Vi...

8 Lessons I Learned From A Layoff

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

One year ago, I was given a white cardboard box to pack up my things and told that, along with several others, my job had been eliminated. At first...

How Oreos Explain The 2016 Election

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Last year, Michael Smith learned that his middle-class factory job on Chicago's South Side was headed to Mexico. The news stunned Smith. After all, hi...

How Getting Laid Off During the Oil and Gas Crisis Changed My Life

Consuela Dezso | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Consuela Dezso

If you're perhaps facing a layoff or another event that may seem difficult to digest in your life, I would like to invite you to sit with it and question where it's attempting to bring you. More likely than not, there is magic lying underneath it, awaiting to be revealed if you choose to explore it.

More Sadness Added to Depressing Situation at Denver Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.30.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Westword's Michael Roberts reported yesterday on The Denver Post's announcement  that it plans to offer buyouts another 26 journalists: If this reduc...

Union Representing Laid-Off Carrier Workers Endorses Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

The union representing the Indiana workers slated to be laid off by Carrier Corp. has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, the Sanders campaign anno...

How Having a Side Hustle Can Ease Those Post Layoff Blues

Angela Tung | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Angela Tung

Do you know someone who's been laid off? More than one someone? Has that someone been you? If you said yes to any of those questions, you're not alon...

Watch Corporate America Turn A Roomful Of Workers Into Bernie Sanders And Donald Trump Supporters

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

The past few years have been very good for United Technologies. The contractor does billions of dollars a year in business with the federal government...

Today I Lost My Job

Eileen Vincett | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Eileen Vincett

I think I knew awhile back that I wanted off this corporate train and, more specifically, out of the shallow end of the fashion industry pool. My move to London almost six years ago has given me the chance to travel and see a lot outside of my office bubble.

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 Notificat...

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 Wedn...

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

Gawker.com, 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: Philly.com 'Gutted' By Layoffs

Philadelphia Business News | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

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

What It's Like To Be Suddenly Fired

Quora | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Quora

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." “Beginning...

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, abou...

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 the ...

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 effort...

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 planned...