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Bloomberg To Eliminate Teachers' Raises

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In an effort to stave off as many as 4,400 teacher layoffs resulting from the state budget impasse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that h...

The Good, the Bad and the Opportunity: Workers Need -- and Want -- a New Deal

Frank Koller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frank Koller

162,000 new jobs in March, according to Friday's report from the Department of Labor. That's good news. But let's hold off on the fireworks for a while -- and no, not because we've all become jaded and cynical after so much economic pain.

The Jobs Deficit & The Breaking Point, Pt. 2

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The deficit fear mongers are right: America is facing a deficit that threatens to cripple our economy and foreclose on the futures of millions of Amer...

Things to Consider When Taking a Buyout or Severance Package (Video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've found that people leaving old line companies, even with a severance package, were more bitter than those where companies treated employees like interchangeable parts.

The Jobs Deficit & The Breaking Point, Pt 1.

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Like the college professor he is, Dr. Bernard Anderson, member of the National Urban League President's Council of Economic Advisors, came to this wee...

Schools In Trouble: Layoffs Could Top 20,000 In State School Districts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Larger class sizes. Fewer sports and arts programs. No more special treatment for gifted, special-ed and ESL students. These are some of the many har...

Teacher Layoffs Loom Nationwide, DC Restaurants Humming

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

If New York State Was a Country, Would It Be Greece or Iceland?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Once again, the state has no budget. The problem? There's nobody to be afraid of. New York is not a place that operates on rational debate or planning. Power comes from two things: money and fear. Right now we don't have either.

L.A. City Council's Budget Committee Recommends 1,000 More Job Cuts | David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The committee's budget plan, which goes to the full council Friday, omits revenue the mayor expects from privatizing city parking. One councilman call...

LA Layoffs Could Cost City More Than $32 Million

Los Angeles Times | David Zahniser, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's financial rescue plan for the coming year may soon boil down to the following question: When does it become t...

You Had Me At Hello -- Finding Your Dream Job

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

It may be scary at first to think about changing careers. But isn't it better to face the fears than to stay in a job that's not focused on what you enjoy doing most?

Canned or Not, Layoffs Affect Everyone

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

The good news is that you just survived the most recent round of layoffs. The bad news is that your job just got bigger. How do you keep up with your workload when more is being piled on?

Keeping the Job You Love

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

These are difficult times, but that doesn't mean companies aren't innovating. Some people make the mistake of maintaining the status quo and not trying anything new.

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.

Losing that Mall State of Mind

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

The recession hit us at the end of 2007 and it's been a long time since I've shopped at my local mall.

Hundreds Of Subway Agents To Be Laid Off Under New MTA Plan | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to lay off hundreds of New York City subway station agents, revising an earlier plan under which ...

The Corporate Shell Game

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Franken

Destruction is camouflaged in expressions like "Efficiencies" and "Synergies" and "Workforce Reductions," and the big one -- "Mergers" -- where companies get larger and smaller at the same time.

Tough Choices to Secure Our Economic Future

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I am directing the elimination of 1,000 filled, full-time position authorities and instructing the Personnel Dept. to immediately begin calculating layoff, displacement seniority and/or transfers of employees filling these positions.

Private-Sector Sheds 22,000 Jobs In January, Smallest Drop In Two Years | KATHLEEN MADIGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The labor market showed positive signs of recovering in January. Private-sector jobs in the U.S. fell by 22,000 in January, the smallest d...

Massive Layoffs As Heaven Confronts Overstaffing and Inefficient Management

Steven Clifford | Posted 01.27.2010 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Buffeted by falling revenues, rising expenses, and intense competition from the Internet, God announced a management shake up and a 30% staff reduction.

Verizon Layoffs: Company Plans To Shed 10,000 Jobs to Cut More Than 10,000 Jobs After Sales Miss Estimates | Amy Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Verizon Communications Inc., the second-largest U.S. phone company, plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs at its fixed-line unit t...

Barnes & Noble "Realignment" Confirmed

Publishers Weekly | Josie Leavitt, Co | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A spokesperson for Barnes & Noble confirmed a number of reports that there was some changes last week at Barnes &, although she couldn't pro...

LA Preparing To Eliminate 1,000 More City Jobs | David Zahniser and Phil Willon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


On Cultivating Courage

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

I was so spent, discouraged and tired I never thought I'd make it that day. Then someone noticed me and threw a word, "Courage" into my ear to encourage me.

Women's Wages Rose Faster Than Men's During Recession

Wall Street Journal | SARA MURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The wages of the typical woman who had a job during the worst recession in decades rose faster than those of the typical man, new data from the Bureau...