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Layoffs

Fired For Being Green: Sacked Executive Can Sue

Telegraph | Andrew Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tim Nicholson's commitment to green causes was enshrined in law by an employment tribunal as a "philosophical belief" under the Employment Equality (R...

Conde Nast Layoffs Hit Media Group

MediaWorks | Nat Ives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Conde Nast is planning cuts as soon as this week to Richard Beckman's Conde Nast Media Group, which handles more than 80% of t...

Don't Be Held Hostage by Possible Layoff!

Dr. Susan M. Guthrie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan M. Guthrie

Dear Dr. Susan, Although I don't like my job, it's been perfect for me because my daughters are young and my bosses are great about letting me take time off when they're sick. Should I stay?

Country and Company: Part I - Divergent Goals

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ralph Gomory

While it is tempting to blame the succession of economic crises on greedy executives, sub-prime mortgage pushers and others of that ilk, it is in fact much more a system problem than a sudden widespread collapse of human nature.

Maximize Your Mistakes

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

These are cutthroat times, and even the smallest mistake could put your name on the layoff list if it's not handled correctly.

You and I Hate My Name

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

At a time when financial bigwigs have made a mess of the U.S. economy, the deserved scorn heaped upon these greedy "masters of the universe" poses a problem for people with blue-blood monikers like mine.

Enough with the Doom and Gloom

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Perhaps it's time to make the transition from the pursuit of more to the pursuit of more important.

Bundle Internet Access with Unemployment Support: Netcentric Recovery Plan

Martin Kearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Kearns

Those who are suddenly jobless lose the connections that are so vital to fighting their way back into the workforce. Internet access could help eliminate or at least alleviate many of those challenges.

How I Lost My Job and Why I don't want it back

Jon Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Santiago

I now think the "Main Street" perception of recklessness in the ivory towers of Wall Street, which initially struck me as too emotional and unfounded, is partially accurate.

Going to the Country: Unemployed Chinese Migrant Workers Return Home

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

In the world's biggest annual migration every Chinese New Year over one hundred million internal migrants take a break from their jobs and studies in ...

Will Your Future Be Changed By The Bad Economy...or Something Even Bigger?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lee Stranahan

Understanding the difference between the bad economy and the changing economy could be the key difference between just squeaking by in tough tough times and prospering.

Evidence the U.S. Layoffs Trend Has Peaked

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

There's evidence that the number of layoff announcements and reported layoff events has started to drop.

The Unemployment Report: Analysis and Ugly Pictures

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hale

Since the recession began, we've lost 4.4 million jobs or 53%. There is no way to spin those numbers as anything except terrible.

Goldilocks and a Nation of Bears

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

We should really think twice about making instant judgments. Sometimes what smells like "pork" is really just smoked tofu.

Layoffs for Leaders

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Before the economy tanked, the U.S. had 435 House members, 100 senators, and 50 governors. After the tanking: 435 House members, 100 senators, and 50 governors. What's wrong with this picture?

When You Don't Understand the Business You're in, You're Screwed (Good-Bye Newspapers)

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Boyce

Ironically, delivering news through new media is cheap, fast and easy. Readers made the transition, it's just too bad so many newspapers, with so many good people, never did.

Finding Employment Benefits at the End of the Rainbow

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Perkins

Like the million-plus people in this country over the last two months, I'm newly unemployed.

Billy Graham Lays Off 10 Percent Of Staff

Charlotte Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is laying off 55 employees - about 10 percent of its staff. "With the economy the way it is...

Health Insurance Subsidy in the Stim: What you need to know

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

COBRA is the federal program that allows workers to hold on to their health insurance benefits after a job loss. The measure is a stop on the way toward an envisioned universal health system.

Teenage Unemployment Hits 20%

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

There is a disconnect between what is being taught in schools and what is needed and valued in the marketplace.

Let's Hear it for the Girls

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Candy Spelling

For the first time ever in our country's history -- due in part to recent massive layoffs and cutbacks -- women will soon outnumber men in the full-time U.S. workforce. Equal numbers and equal pay?

The Brightest and Best (Males) Are the Ones Being Laid Off

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

I've never been prouder of the friends who've stoically accepted the axe but have kept their ideas flowing and their sense of humor -- even as they hunt for work.

Choosing Optimism When Pessimism Would Be Easier

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

With the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, there has been a lot of talk about "change" and optimism. Some even think we have been hearing ab...

Unemployment is Hard Work

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

Are you unemployed and working harder than ever?

We're All Wal-Mart Shoppers Now

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

WalMart has 1.4 million employees at its 4000 U.S. locations. These employees have one thing in common: a job. Maybe not the most rewarding job in the world, but a job nonetheless.