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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
HopeLab

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.

ABC News Lays Off A Dozen From D.C. Bureau In Restructuring Effort

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.19.2015 | Media

ABC News has laid off roughly 12 employees from its Washington, D.C. Bureau in an effort to restructure operations and unify "the Bureau into a single...

New Claims For Jobless Benefits Reach 290,000

AP | By JOSH BOAK | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the increase wasn't sharp enough to disrupt the job market's positive...

Ruthless Revitalization: On Clearing Out the "Deadwood"

Laura Stack | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Laura Stack

GE's former CEO Jack Welch was famous for firing the bottom 10% of producers in his company every year. He believed this benefited the company because...

Facing the 7 Biggest Money Fears This Halloween (Part 1 of 2)

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Being laid off is a legitimate fear if you work for someone else. The greater fear here is after the layoff, not being able to find another job and pay your bills. You should be prepared just like for any other disaster.

A Long Job Hunt? Stop Depreciating in Value

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Job hunters are like houses waiting to be sold; the longer they are on the market, the harder it is to sell them. In the case of houses, real estate agents change their strategy or update a property's details to generate leads.

The Hiring Guru: Microsoft Layoff Victims Read This

David Jensen | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
David Jensen

The news regarding Microsoft got me thinking about the new wave of candidates that will be surging from their doors. As I always say, there is always a job. So get prepared to interview and nail a new better job.

April Nordbee: Small Town Duchamp

John Seed | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts
John Seed

April Nordbee, a 29-year-old mother of two who lives in Wisconsin, has found her life completely changed over the past two years, all as the result of a lucky keystroke error she made during a Google search that caused her to discover the life and work of artist Marcel Duchamp.

Staying Employed: The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Don't assume that your job is safe. In the 21st century, every job is temporary (even CEO). So it's best to be prepared, particularly if your employer feels a little shaky or the work situation has gotten unpleasant.

Learning to Love My Unemployed Self

Katie Gibson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Katie Gibson

I had everything. I had the perfect apartment, the perfect lifestyle (whatever that even means), the perfect husband, the perfect dog, the perfect job. I was bouncy lollipops and rainbows happy. That is, until it all fell apart faster than you can say downsizing.

Laid Off by Corporate, Employed by Purpose

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.09.2014 | Black Voices
Oral Fixation

Three days ago, I celebrated the third anniversary of my lay-off. My marketing position was unceremoniously eliminated. I can recall the walk to the elevator with the Human Resources Manager.

50 Google Searches to Avoid a Layoff or Bad Employer

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Use these Google searches to dig up information that can help you avoid a bad employer or to show you the signs that your current employer is struggli...

I Love Poop

Sarah Prager | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
Sarah Prager

There is nothing like caring for others to take you out of your own head. I cannot bring myself to worry about making rent when I am Spiderman's sidekick (who knew he had one and that she looks just like me?).

You're Fired! 4 Optimal Ways to Let Employees Go

Val Matta | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Val Matta

While firing employees is never a walk in the park, easing the blow by providing different solutions can help make a smoother transition. Use these four options as a way to maintain great relationships while assisting former workers to move into new opportunities.

J.C. Penney's Overcompensated Ex-CEO Still Sinking Its Stock

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Denise Mattson

From the Pope to billionaires, people are beginning to reject today's popular CEO compensation formula as unjust. There is no reason other than greed to explain how one human's contribution can be worth more than the contribution of 1,000.

More Than 6 In 10 Workers Worry They Will Lose Their Jobs: CNBC

CNBC | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

CNBC: In a dreary sign of economic doldrums, more than six in 10 workers worry that they will lose their jobs, according to a Washington Post-Mill...