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Govt: 'Mass Layoffs' Soared In January

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Employers took a large ax to their payrolls in January, the government said Wednesday, and the cuts are likely to get worse over th...

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.

Nearly 5 Million Getting Unemployment Benefits

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — February is shaping up to be another brutal month of job losses: The number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits hit...

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.

8 Healthy Ways To Spend Time Post Lay Off | Kate Stinchfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you've recently been handed a pink slip, you likely have a lot of free time on your hands. Once you've got your severance package and health insura...

Layoffs Finally Hit Wind And Solar

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wind and solar power have been growing at a blistering pace in recent years, and that growth seemed likely to accelerate under the green-minded Obama ...

Wall Streeters' New Status As Social Outcasts

New York Times | David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Monday was the last day of Iris Chau's 11-year career at JPMorgan Chase and she says there's a lot she'll miss about the job, including her colleagues...

500K Jobs Lost In January

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Layoffs are spiking as the recession rips through the country, with retailers, banks, factories and others cutting costs ever deepe...

Unemployment Takes the Bronze

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael B. Laskoff

After death and divorce, the most likely source of grief for most people is caused by unemployment. You can survive if you follow the old military adage: "Embrace the suck."

It's Showtime!

Judith Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Ellis

I understand the correlation between an audition and an interview intimately. I always look at both as a performance.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week -- a week that saw unemployment claims hit a 42-year high, January layoffs hit 125,000, and President Obama call the economy "a continuing disaster" -- delivered a hard-to-top nominee for our Marie Antoinette Award: disgraced scam artist Bernie Madoff, who still so doesn't get it that he had the gall to bellyache about being cooped up in his $7 million Park Avenue apartment under "penthouse arrest" -- even as his victims face financial ruin. On the What Were They Thinking? front (Journalism Division), came word that Bill Kristol, hot on the heels of being dropped by the Times, was being picked up by the Washington Post, which is apparently eager to publish more unerring insights like Kristol's July 2007 gem: "George W. Bush's presidency will probably be a successful one."

Martha Stewart Living Editor Bounced As Ad Revenue Falls

New York Post | KEITH J. KELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The top editor of Martha Stewart's flagship magazine has been bounced as part of a restructuring designed to cope with rapidly declining advertising r...

Layoffs Usher In Heyday For Employee Lawsuits

New York Times | Jonathan Glater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

First layoffs, then lawsuits. More workers are being let go as corporate layoffs that began in earnest last year have accelerated in recent weeks. An...

A Real Life Extra: $100 to Look Employed

Lauren DiGiulio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren DiGiulio

I was hired by my friend's company after they laid off most of the staff to look like I worked there during an important meeting. Pretend to be an architect for an hour and get paid $100?! Yes, please! Pass the foam core!

7 Ways To Cope With A Layoff

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Grohol

While it's never about a single employee, it doesn't make it feel any less personal. A layoff is out of your control, but how you react to it is not.

Our Other National Shamelessness: Needless Job Layoffs

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lee Stranahan

The mass layoffs aren't something we can afford to simply sigh about and treat as inevitable. There needs to be a national discussion on these job losses.

5 Surefire Ways to Piss-Off Your Boss

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

if your current frustration is dwarfed by your necessity to cling to your present paycheck, here are a few things you may wish to avoid.

Pfizer Cutting Up To 2,400 Sales Jobs: Report

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Drug giant Pfizer Inc. reportedly plans to lay off nearly a third of its 8,000 salespeople. Company spokespeople declined to comment...

You Aren't in Kansas Anymore

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Upon entry to the land of small business, remember people here speak a different language. No one cares what you used to do for Big Name Company. It's up to you to prove your value.