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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...

Arthur Delaney

Better Jobs Picture Is Bad News For One Type Of Worker

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Businesses added 166,000 jobs in January, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday, while the government eliminated 9,000. The twin tr...

3,000 Blockbuster Workers Laid Off As More Stores Close

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

DENVER (AP) — Dish Network Corp. says it plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores across the country, losing about 3,000 employees. ...

Caution! Are You Skating on Thin Ice at Work?

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

Sometimes you will fall. Sometime you need to fall and get back up. But months later you just might be sitting fireside with a glass of wine or iced coffee celebrating your new job or that great promotion you just got at work as someone who skates the extra mile.

The Layoff Kings Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business

If you have a job, be thankful, because more than 1 million American workers were laid off during the first three quarters of the year, according to t...

An Empire Built on the Pillars of Fear: Panic and the Corporation

Nichola Petts | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Sure, we need to pay the bills. We all have responsibilities. But taking the time to ask yourself what makes you happy and what doesn't every so often surely isn't a bad thing. Life is too short to spend it in a job, or a relationship, or a situation that makes you miserable.

Really Bad News For Anyone Making A Living At Living Social

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - U.S. daily deals online firm Living Social Inc is expected to announce on Thursday it is cutting 400 jobs, representing 9 percent of its w...

Dave Jamieson

Union Takes Blame In Twinkies' Demise

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

Until the company announced Friday that it intended to liquidate and lay off most of its nearly 19,000 employees, Hostess Brands, the maker of iconic ...

Beer After A Hard Day's Work A Dying Tradition

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A tattooed man with a goatee shakes five dice in a black cup, slams it down on the ba...

Why Halloween Is The Worst Time of The Year

Greg Clarkin | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

I used to like Halloween when I was a kid. Now Halloween means one thing. Layoffs. It's become National Layoff Day.

Then And Now: 'Am I Doing Better? Yes. But I've Lost So Much'

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Here was Chas Kaufmann's life before the Great Recession: $28,000 in restaurant tabs in a year, cruises, house parties with f...

6 Fatal Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Next Avenue | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Paul Bernard If you make any of these flubs, you may be rejected for a position you deserve When you’re lookin...

Company Accidentally Tells People That Thousands Will Lose Their Jobs

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business

Oct 23 (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co was forced to announce a restructuring program on Tuesday after accidentally sending a draft of its press release...

Zach Carter

Romney As Bain CEO Benefited From Offshoring Tax Break He Disavowed At Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Bain Capital appears to have benefited from a provision in the U.S. tax code that grants companies tax breaks for costs associated with offshoring Ame...

CEO Who Told His Workers To Vote For Obama, Or Else, Says He Wasn't Trying To Intimidate Them

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

For Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel, telling his employes they’ll lose their jobs if President Obama is reelected isn’t a threat. It’s a fact....

This Year's October Surprise Will Come in November

Katherine V.W. Stone | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Katherine V.W. Stone

Every four years we hear warnings about an "October surprise" that could upheave the political landscape on the eve of the election. This year, the "surprise" threatens to hit land on November 2: it is the prospect that a million workers could receive a layoff notice on the Friday before the election.

Dave Jamieson

Arrests Outside Bain-Owned Plant Being Closed

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Three people protesting the closure of an Illinois plant run by a Bain Capital-owned company were arrested on Monday after an encounter with a truck d...

BofA Speeds Up Massive Layoffs

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp is planning to cut 16,000 jobs by year end as it speeds up a company-wide cost-cutting initiative amid declining reve...

Handling Pay Cuts: The Reality of Our Time

Donna Flagg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Donna Flagg

Yes, it is a lot to ask employees to welcome a decrease in pay, but there are ways to present it as an initiative vital to the health and future of everyone involved.

Matt Sledge

In Weak Economy, Should Companies Hire?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics last week announced that 12.9 million workers were laid off from January 2009 to December 2011. For many co...

Afraid Of Being Laid Off? Here's Help

The Post Standard | Richard O'Neill, Ph.D | Posted 08.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Dr. O'Neill: I lead a division of a company that has been hit hard by the economy. Other divisions have instituted layoffs, and our overall business p...

Arthur Delaney

Laid Off Times-Picayune Vets Reinvent Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

Two journalists fired by the New Orleans Times-Picayune have a plan to escape a struggling industry and the unemployment into which it is dumping them...