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Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta, Unions Fight AT&T Layoffs, Start New Camp

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Atlanta launched a surprise protest against AT&T Monday, staging a sit-in at the communication giant's Southeast headquarters in ...

ICE COLD: GM Freezes Pension Plans For Salaried Workers

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonu...

Airline Workers: 'We're Not Going To Back Down Without A Fight'

AP | By DAVID KOENIG | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Flight attendants and ground workers marched in picket lines Tuesday to protest American Airlines' plans to outsource jobs and cu...

Major Soft Drink Company To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

* Q4 adj EPS $1.15 tops Wall St view of $1.13/share * Targets incremental savings of $1.5 bln over 3 years ...

Major Bank Struggles After U.S. Tax Probe

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

(Refiles to fix headline) * Q4 net loss 637 mln Sfr vs 430 mln Sfr net profit in poll * Q4 includes 981 mln Swiss francs...

Many With Only High School Diploma Laid Off During Weak Recovery

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

For many in the United States, the two years since the end of the recession have been worse than the downturn itself. Among those Americans with o...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Jobs Saved By Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Just days ago, it appeared that a hundred low-wage workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in California would lose their jobs after publicly accusi...

Eurozone Unemployment Hit Record High Last Year

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro ended 2011 at a record high, official figures showed Tuesday, a day after EU lea...

At Citi, 'Disappointing And Unacceptable' Revenue May Mean More Layoffs

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it may make further cuts in its securities and banking unit in 2012 if revenue does not pick u...

Miami-Dade Police: Layoffs WIll Not Affect Response Time To Violent Crime

Posted 03.16.2012 | Miami

For the first time, Miami-Dade Police have had to layoff more than 100 officers after Mayor Carlos Gimenez and police unions failed to come to an agre...

Drug Giant To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

GENEVA — Drug maker Novartis will cut 1,960 jobs in the United States this year in anticipation of lower sales for two of its hypertension drugs...

Major Grocery Chain To Close More Than 100 Stores, Slash Thousands Of Jobs

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS -- A Belgian supermarket chain that owns Food Lion said Thursday it will close more than 100 struggling stores, mostly in Florida, Georgia, S...

Controversial Scott Walker Billboard Removed

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

A poorly-placed billboard touting Gov. Scott Walker's (R-Wisc.) job creation record has been removed, Wisconsin Radio Network reported Thursday. T...

Industries That Created The Most Jobs Last Year

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

Despite all the bumps along the way, the labor market ended the year on a positive note, with the jobless rate falling in December to its lowest level...

Romney's $44 Million Bailout Secret

Reuters | Andy Sullivan and Greg Roumeliotis | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

(Reuters) - It was funny at first. The young men in business suits, gingerly picking their way among the millwrights, machinists and pipefitters at...

Jobs Numbers Rise, but Big Businesses Still Make Big Layoffs

Jeff Reeves | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business
Jeff Reeves

Like it or lump it, businesses cannot accept falling profits. And if they don't have confidence in their growth prospects, the only way to achieve that is to cut costs.

Government Accounted For Nearly A Third Of All Layoffs In 2011: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

For government workers and financial sector employees, last year was a particularly bad one -- and 2012 likely won't be much better. More jobs were...

Nestle Announces Big Layoffs

Chatsworth, CA Patch | Saul Daniels | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. And Goodbye! Nestlé USA will lay off 103 Chatsworth employees on February 1, according to the San Fernando Valley...

Uh-Oh, Spouse in the House

Gary M. Krebs | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary M. Krebs

It's now been a couple of weeks since I was notified of my layoff, and I've recently been getting some vibes from my wife indicating that she doesn't exactly share all the positive feelings about my newfound freedom and creative ambitions.

Wall Street Job Cuts May Hurt National Labor Market

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

As Wall Street traders cheered positive jobs data on Thursday, they seemed to ignore layoffs and bonus cuts on their own trading floors that will ...

Life & Happiness With Laura Rowley: Bouncing Back From Unemployment

Laura Rowley | Posted 02.18.2012 | Fifty

Hard-hit by layoffs during the recession, Laurie and her husband drained their retirement savings to cover the mortgage, and ran up their credit cards...

The 10 Best Economically Performing Cities

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

A struggling labor market may be one of the most significant problems currently facing the United States, but some cities are starting to return to pr...

Catherine New

Banks At A Tipping Point, Heading For Decline

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Wall Street has lost its luster. Financial services -- the white-collar industry that has grown to more than 8 percent of the economy -- is at a tippi...

George Soros' Investment Company Cutting Jobs

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Soros Fund Management, the investment company of billionaire George Soros, has laid off a handful of analysts and portfolio managers in recent mon...

Perfect Attendance: Cold and Flu Season's Public Health Menace

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Working while you are sick doesn't make you productive. Kids don't do well in school when they should be at home recovering, and their peers sitting next to them don't win either.