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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...

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 ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dave Jamieson

Nurses On The Attack: Hospital Workers Fight Layoffs By Blasting Executives

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Executiv...

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...

Joy Resmovits

End of Stimulus Deepens School Budget Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- New programs slashed. Schools closed. Even more teachers fired. These and other cutbacks threaten to dismantle the lives of school chil...

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

wsj.com | 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...

Toyota To Shutdown North American Factories Due To Parts Shortage

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that it's inevitable that the company will be forced to temporarily shut down all of its North Ameri...

Tomahawks and Teachers

Alan Singer | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Before Presidents try to sell us a new war, they should at least tell us the cost, especially when firing one lowly Tomahawk missile means laying-off forty teachers.

Fewer Layoffs Planned, Except For Government Workers

Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in March, despite continued downsizing in the public sector, a report said on Wednesday...

A Town's Taxing Tax Troubles

Dave Astor | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dave Astor

In 2010, municipal taxes in Montclair, NJ rose a whopping 9.2% -- with overall taxes (including school and county levies) increasing 5.5%. How many people do you know who received a 5.5% or 9.2% raise last year?

Yepoka Yeebo

Corporate Profits At All-Time High As Recovery Stumbles

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federa...