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Lay Offs

1,500 Illinoisans' Jobs May Be in Trouble

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.04.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Under the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), employers with 75 or more full-time workers must notify the state 60 days in advance if they plan to layoff employees or shut down operations.

Microsoft To Lay Off Up To 18,000 Workers

AP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft has announced the biggest layoffs in its history, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as...

THIS REALLY HAPPENED

ARTINFO | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Yesterday morning Indianapolis Museum of Art director Charles Venable laid off 21 people, 11 percent of the museum's staff. The cuts, which seem to ha...

Lucia Graves

Fiscal Cliff Uncertainty Already Hurting Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

Andrew Sipres spent much of the fall waiting to hear if he'd been let go. The Vestas plant in Brighton, Colo., where he worked manufacturing blades fo...

Greeting Cards for the Laid-Off

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Eunice Roque

Last week my boss instructed me to get "good-luck" cards for two co-workers being laid off. We had all been pretending it wasn't happening, but this was it for me.

GM Lays Off Workers, Halts Some Production

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. on Monday is halting some production and temporarily laying off workers at a Buffalo, N.Y., engine plant, another sign t...

A Poison Pill From Albany Just for Experienced Teachers

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

The entire bill annoys me but there are several provisions that are particularly annoying, in fact, not just illogical, but mean spirited. So let's all pull up a chair and let's examine it.

What Did Sen. Ben Nelson Want -- That He Did Not Get?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Isn't it incredible that extending benefits for the unemployed is discussed in economic rather than humane terms?

Paterson Plans To Lay Off Thousands Of Workers

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson said Tuesday he's putting together a plan that would lay off thousands of state government workers at the beg...

Homeless Man Hotel-Hops With Frequent Flyer Miles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A former corporate development manager in the software industry has been forced to come up with increasingly inventive ways to survive during the rece...

Homeboy Industries, Nation's Largest Anti-Gang Program, Lays Off 300 Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For over 20 years, Father Greg Boyle has worked to help Los Angeles gang members rebuild their lives. The organization Boyle founded, Homeboy Industri...

K Street Lobbyists Fall Victim To Lay-Offs

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Laid-off Americans can rest assured -- even lobbyists for bailed-out financial firms have seen their jobs claimed by the worst economic crisis since t...

HuffPost Review: Up in the Air

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Up in the Air is not revolutionary and its thesis, however insightful, is not one-of-a-kind. But it is the kind of thing we used to take for granted in Hollywood. It is well-written and sharply observational.

Education Crisis in Los Angeles Illuminates Racial and Economic Divide

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Henry

Teachers, parents, and students are preparing for a strike on May 15th, hoping to urge the LAUSD to spend its almost $1 billion of federal stimulus money and save jobs now.

Dubai's Laid-Off Foreigners Flee Spiraling Economy

Nytimes.com | By ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sofia, a 34-year-old Frenchwoman, moved here a year ago to take a job in advertising, so confident about Dubai's fast-growing economy that she bought ...

The Uncomfortable Circle: Off the Island

Xeth Feinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Xeth Feinberg

My Bulletproof Tips: How to Be Perceived as 15 Years Younger than You Really Are on an Interview or at Work

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Create a youthful perception -- otherwise, there's someone else waiting in the wings with quicker computer skills and contemporary pop culture knowledge who will be all too happy to fill your shoes.

Mortgage Crisis Forces Big Cuts At Largest Savings And Loan In US

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Washington Mutual Inc., the nation's largest savings and loan, said Monday problems in the mortgage and credit markets are forcing it to close offices...

Lay-offs Are Moving To Healthy Sectors In The Economy

24/7 Wall Street | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Workers in industries that are not doing well usually get laid off. But, it is not a good omen when workers in robust sectors of the economy are losin...