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Learning to Love My Unemployed Self

Katie Gibson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Katie Gibson

I had everything. I had the perfect apartment, the perfect lifestyle (whatever that even means), the perfect husband, the perfect dog, the perfect job. I was bouncy lollipops and rainbows happy. That is, until it all fell apart faster than you can say downsizing.

Laid Off by Corporate, Employed by Purpose

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.09.2014 | Black Voices
Oral Fixation

Three days ago, I celebrated the third anniversary of my lay-off. My marketing position was unceremoniously eliminated. I can recall the walk to the elevator with the Human Resources Manager.

50 Google Searches to Avoid a Layoff or Bad Employer

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Use these Google searches to dig up information that can help you avoid a bad employer or to show you the signs that your current employer is struggli...

I Love Poop

Sarah Prager | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
Sarah Prager

There is nothing like caring for others to take you out of your own head. I cannot bring myself to worry about making rent when I am Spiderman's sidekick (who knew he had one and that she looks just like me?).

You're Fired! 4 Optimal Ways to Let Employees Go

Val Matta | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Val Matta

While firing employees is never a walk in the park, easing the blow by providing different solutions can help make a smoother transition. Use these four options as a way to maintain great relationships while assisting former workers to move into new opportunities.

J.C. Penney's Overcompensated Ex-CEO Still Sinking Its Stock

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Denise Mattson

From the Pope to billionaires, people are beginning to reject today's popular CEO compensation formula as unjust. There is no reason other than greed to explain how one human's contribution can be worth more than the contribution of 1,000.

More Than 6 In 10 Workers Worry They Will Lose Their Jobs: CNBC

CNBC | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

CNBC: In a dreary sign of economic doldrums, more than six in 10 workers worry that they will lose their jobs, according to a Washington Post-Mill...

Finding Dominick's Employees Jobs

Roger Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Because in this time when jobs are so scare, no one wants to give a job to a stranger. Jobs go to those who are part of a community. And perhaps you share a community with one of those 5,000. In fact, you might share a community and not even know it.

11 Sneaky Ways Companies Get Rid Of Older Workers

Forbes | Donna Ballman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

Forbes Older workers are still suffering in the aftermath of the Great Recession. More than half the people aged 50 and older who participated in a...

Why We Need Slack in Our Lives, and Why Organizations Should Start Giving It to Us?

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jon Jachimowicz

The idea of structuring processes and tasks to most efficiently utilize employees' time and workload has an intuitive appeal -- isn't efficiency a goal many countries cherish and many people strive towards?

Companies Cutting The Most Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Planned job cuts in the third quarter rose 25% from a year ago. With September jobs cuts up 19% from last year, it represented the...

Paramount Begins Big Time Layoffs

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viacom Inc.'s movie studio, Paramount Pictures, is cutting 110 positions worldwide in a reorganization that the co...

B Corps: What's the Use?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

We have moved so far into the notion of every man for himself that we have to add complexity to our business law to ensure that there are at least a few companies that have figured out how to be good citizens as well as profitable.

An Awkward Rite Of Passage For Laid-Off Post 50s

Jeb Harrison | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

"You remind me so much of my... of my... my father!" she blurted. I'm thinking is this what the corporate workforce has come to? Thirty-year-old MBA managers on the executive fast track thinking of their grey-haired staffers as an army of dear old dads?

The Problem With (Too Much) Encouragement

Randy Hain | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

Straight talk, given in love with a smile, is one of the best gifts we can offer a person. I often ask permission to be candid before I share critical feedback. This is usually appreciated and works well for me.

Layoffs Strike

AP/HuffPost | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business

ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM has laid off an undisclosed number of workers this week as the company intensifies its focus on some of some of the technology ind...

The Aftermath of 3,783 Layoffs: What Will Philadelphia Schools Look Like?

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Hillary Linardopoulos

I can't say I have all of the answers for the funding crisis in the School District of Philadelphia. What I can say is that our schools cannot open without these people. Our students already are at the mercy of a lack of resources. They cannot afford another cut.

WATCH: The Best Way To Protect Yourself From Being Laid Off

OWN | Posted 05.18.2013 | OWN

Corporate layoffs -- they're difficult, daunting and oftentimes a complete surprise to employees. Even though you may not be able to predict if your c...

Layoffs Hit The Daily News

www.capitalnewyork.com | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

The Daily News is now undergoing what employees of the tabloid have been fearing for weeks: Multiple insiders tell Capital that layoffs have hit the n...

Career Transition and 'Jerry Maguire Moments'

Randy Hain | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Randy Hain

With unemployment at just under eight percent, it is likely that we all know friends and family affected by this tough economy. It may be difficult to admit, but at some point we run out of helpful advice. Is there a solution?

Arthur Delaney

Bipartisan Layoff Prevention Policy Gains Ground

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Ohio lawmakers are poised to make it easier for struggling state businesses to reduce workers' hours instead of firing them. New legislation will ...

Dave Jamieson

Board Games: How The Collapse Of The Senate Has Crippled The NLRB And Damaged Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

SMITHERS, W.Va. -- When he was a teenager, Barry Kidd went into the West Virginia coal mines, just like his father, his grandfather and his great-gran...

'Fired, Laid Off Or Pushed Out?' Not What?

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2013 | Media
Rebecca Shapiro

In an industry that is constantly adapting and redefining the way news is gathered and disseminated, what happens when an employee falls victim to one of these layoff announcements? According to one of New York's leading employment lawyers, a whole lot. And it doesn't have to be all bad.

The Best Ever Sequester Letter!

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

"When every school, police station, firehouse, hospital, park government contractor, airport and bridge in their district has to close, I hope their grateful constituents will come see them at their next campaign picnic."

Company Promises Good News, Then Fires A Bunch Of People

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

We can probably all agree that "layoffs" and "good news" are two phrases that don't usually go together. Apparently, executives at one company fee...