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Morgan Stanley Denies Report It Could Lay Off 'Possibly Thousands Of Jobs'

Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Lauren Tara LaCapra) - Morgan Stanley (MS.N) might lay off more workers than the few hundred underperforming financial advisers it previousl...

Cisco May Cut Thousands Of Jobs

Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Networking equipment company Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O) could eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its workforce, to r...

Cancelled Space Shuttle Program Hurts Houston Ego, Economy

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — The end of the space shuttle program is hitting its Florida launch home in the pocketbook with some areas practically becoming economic gh...

Rahm Avoids Layoffs, For Now, Pending Union Concessions

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw down the gauntlet to the city's labor unions when he offered up an ultimatum: Accept his work-rule chan...

Engineering Firm's Women-Only Job Cull Sparks Gender Row

The Guardian | John Hooper in Rome | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

An engineering firm in northern Italy has sparked controversy after making almost half its workforce redundant -- and selecting only women. A union...

Britain's Largest Mortgage Lender Axing 15,000 Jobs

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

LONDON (Sudip Kar-Gupta and Steve Slater) - Lloyds will axe 15,000 jobs and halve its international presence, a plan its new boss hopes will save 1.5 ...

Goldman Sachs Plans To Hire 1,000 In Singapore While Cutting U.S. Jobs

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs, the country's fifth-largest bank by assets, plans to hire 1,000 people in Singapore while laying off a significant number of workers at...

CPS Expected To Lay Off 1,000 Teachers This Week

Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

An estimated 1,000 teachers are expected to lose their job this week the Chicago Public School system struggles with a multi-million dollar budget def...

A 'Marshmallow Test' For Teachers

Alexander Russo | Posted 08.26.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

If the economy continues to sag and indeed it really comes time to lay off large numbers of teachers this year, then I propose that policymakers administer a version of the "Marshmallow Test."

Layoffs Reportedly Begin

Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has started to hand out layoff notices after it said on Friday it would cut an unspecified num...

Communities Stand Behind Librarians Facing Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

As reports of librarian layoffs continue to surface, librarians have put away their inside voices to fight -- with the support from unions, parents, a...

Harpo Studios Plans Layoffs Following Oprah's Last Show

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

Just two weeks after the final "Oprah" show aired, Harpo Studios announced plans to lay off an unspecified amount of workers. Under state law, the ...

Boeing To Cut 510 Jobs

Posted 08.04.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) will lay off about 510 employees in its Space Exploration division as the United States' space shuttle program draws to a...

The Myth of "Rightsizing" the Federal Workforce

Steve Ressler | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

President Ronald Reagan was no fan of big government. But would the man who famously said, "As government expands, liberty contracts," agree with the latest efforts to contract the federal government?

Zach Carter

How Obama's Failed Foreclosure Relief Plan Contributes To The Jobs Crisis | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's inability to stem the foreclosure crisis ricocheted dramatically on Friday, as the Labor Department released ...

Students Raise Voices To Save Teachers, Get New Computers

Mercury News | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

It's one of the ironies of public education: Students get steeped in lessons about democracy, but when it comes to running schools, they have no role,...

Zach Carter

Top Credit Union Halts Wage Garnishing In Response To State Government Layoffs | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Facing heavy government layoffs from budget cuts, the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union says it will no longer seek to garnish...

Jobless Claims Down As Labor Market Could Be Picking Up

Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the labor market rec...

Dave Jamieson

Nurses On The Attack: Hospital Workers Fight Layoffs By Blasting Executives | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In recent months, the management at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has approached workers with a set of proposals that includ...

Cisco To Cut Thousands Of Jobs In Its Biggest Layoffs In History

Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

BOSTON (By Jim Finkle) - Cisco Systems Inc is expected to cut thousands of jobs in possibly its worst-ever round of layoffs to meet Chief Executive Jo...

Evanston Hospital Employee Gets Laid Off, Punches Boss In Face

Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

A 21-year-old food services employee at Evanston Hospital allegedly punched his boss in the face Wednesday afternoon, after being told he was getting ...

Downward Mobility After a Layoff: How We Landed Lower-Paying Jobs When the Dot-Com Bubble Burst

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

By downgrading your education and work history on your resume, you may be able to land a job instead of spinning your wheels trying to replace your last job at the same salary.

Weekly Audit: The Shocking Truth About Taxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The super rich are different from you and me. For one thing, their tax rates are lower. According to I...

The Career Epidemic: You Don't Have to Choose Between Your Job and Your Health

Elise Lelon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elise Lelon

There is a paradox to this current career crisis. In order to make a healthy livelihood, you need to make sure your job or joblessness doesn't suck the life out of you. Here are some tips for doing so.

Myspace May Lay Off More Employees | EMILY STEEL | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology

News Corp.'s Myspace might lay off more employees in conjunction with a deal to sell the social media and entertainment site, according to people fami...