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Laid-Off MF Global Employee Can't Even Get A Job Here

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Those years at MF Global can't even ensure you a retail job these days. Former mid-level MF Global employee Dan Whiteford says he has yet to be of...

Fortune 500 Companies Made Record $824 Billion Profit In 2011

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Poverty is rampant. Hunger is widespread. But don't worry about America's largest corporations -- they're doing just fine. Fortune released its ann...

California's 4th Year Of Teacher Layoffs Spur Concerns

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Unified teacher Mike Newman sighed when he saw the now familiar certified letter in his mailbox last month – a pink s...

Official In Bankrupt County: State Is 'Kicking The Can'

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 2 (Reuters) - Alabama's bankrupt Jefferson County is laying off more government w...

Big Bank Plans To Lay Off Thousands

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Occupy Wall Street protests are the least of Bank of America's problems. The bank is starting to lay off its more profitable employees. On Tuesday,...

Cut and Paste Jobs

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 06.28.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

The University of Florida announced last week it would make significant cuts to its computer science program. Looking to save face rather than future, the university protested to Forbes, which first broke the story, this was reorganization and not a direct cut.

For Wall Street, The Great Recession Continues

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

It seems the world of finance is still in the throes of its own great recession. One hundred of the largest cities in the U.S. have shed a total o...

Paul Krugman: Job Loss Under Bush Much Worse Than Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

As much as the job market has suffered under President Obama, his record up to this point is still better than that of his predecessor. That's the...

Oops! Company Accidentally Fires Huge Number Of Workers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

More than 1,000 employees at one British company likely had at least one unnecessary panic attack among them on Friday. Some 1,300 workers receive...

Spring Cleaning for a Speedier Economic Recovery

Joel Brokaw | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Joel Brokaw

With the U.S. economy beginning to rebound, it is high time for businesses both big and small to get proactive and clean house of wasteful and counterproductive practices.

10 Industries Where People Are Getting Fired

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

Many Americans working at call centers were down on their luck last month. Telecommunications firms experienced the most planned job cuts in March...

The 10 Worst Jobs In The United States

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

One of the nearly 13 million Americans looking for work? You might want to think twice before applying to these jobs. Fewer employment opportuniti...

Iran Agrees To Talk, So Oil Prices Fall

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

* Iran nuclear talks to be held in Istanbul * U.S., allies want end to high-level enrichment * Disappointing U.S. jobs d...

Sony Reportedly Plans To Cut 10,000 Jobs

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2012 | Technology

* Jobs could go as early as this year * Chemicals, LCD ops to account for half the cuts * Seven execs may be asked to ha...

Recovery No Help For Many Laid-Off Government Employees

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

By Lisa Lambert April 8 (Reuters) - Since 2009, the city of Chesapeake, tucked up against the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia,...

Charter School Fires Entire Teaching Staff

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

Layoffs may be on the wane, but they haven't stopped entirely. Just ask the teachers at Philadelphia's Frontier Virtual Charter High School. On Mar...

Detroit Employment Rate Looking Up, Until City Layoffs Hit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.06.2012 | Detroit

While data released this week showed a drop in Detroit's unemployment rate in February, impending layoffs for the city's largest employer might walk D...

Unemployed, Barely Getting By And Fearing The Future

Posted 04.07.2012 | Fifty

The U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department announced Friday, fewer than economists expected, and the unemployment rate decline...

Tech Giant May Axe Thousands Of Jobs Next Week

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc will begin layoffs of thousands of employees next week and will announce a plan to restructure the com...

Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level In Four Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in four years, adding to evidence that the...

Making Changes for a Positive Life

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

What happens if the career path you've taken and enjoyed hits a dead-end?

Those Matching Work Outfits Could Cost You Your Job

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

It's always a little bit embarrassing when you show up to work wearing the same thing as the person who shares your cubicle (a situation we're very fa...

Janell Ross

No-Tax Town Would Rather Die Than Levy

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

In Youngtown, Ariz., city officials are contemplating the legal equivalent of shutting down. The city of about 6,500 people 30 minutes northwest o...

Jackson Eliminates 1,115 Jobs

Posted 04.30.2012 | Miami

Miami's 5th-largest public employer is eliminating 1,115 jobs. CEO Carlos Migoya announced Tuesday Jackson Health System is laying off 920 staffe...

Another Big Bank Plans To Hand Out Out Pink Slips

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Wall Street keeps shrinking. Credit Suisse will begin laying off employees in New York the second week of March, according to a company filing with...