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"Actual Job Numbers Are Likely Somewhat Worse"

Economix | Catherine Rampell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economists in financial services and in academia responded with dismay to the November employment report, released today. Here's a roundup of some of ...

The Corporate Freshman: Anticipating the Dreaded Layoff

Alexandra Levit | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Levit

Prospective employers recognize that companies are downsizing all over the place, and they will probably not hold a layoff against you. You should have no trouble landing on your feet.

Out of Work, Over 50? Check These Tips For Getting Back to Work

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

It's illegal for employers to discriminate based on age, but any older job-seeker will tell you it happens every day. Employers are always looking to shed more expensive, older workers.

Miles to Go: CNN Fires Technology Unit, Keeps Ridiculous Technology

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who's been screwed as thoroughly and with as much sheer audacity by CNN over the past few years as Miles O'Brien.

10 Tips For Negotiating A Big, Fat Severance Deal

Silicon Alley Insider | Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, 850 at Viacom, 500 at NBC Universal and another 12,000 AT&T found out they will lose their jobs in layoffs.We hope not, but if you're in a medi...

Viacom Layoffs Are Here: 850 Will Be Fired

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Amid an ongoing debt crisis at controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone's movie theater company, National Amusements Inc., media gi...

The Patchwork Economy, or Are You Canning Vegetables Yet?

Susan Mernit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Mernit

If you're not contemplating filing for unemployment benefits, thinking how it sucks to look for a job right now, or wondering "will I end up on the bread line," you're living with, related to, or close to someone in this situation.

Diller To Profitable Companies: Lay Off The Layoffs

Reuters | Ben Klayman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

IAC Chief Executive Barry Diller took several groups to task at the Reuters Media Summit, but he reserved special disgust for CEOs at profitable compa...

Goldman Sachs Thinks US Lost 400,000 Jobs In November

247wallst.com | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The other more frightening bit of information is that Goldman Sachs believes that the nation lost 400,000 jobs last month. Most economists have that n...

Four Christmases: The Humiliation of Explaining Your Unemployment Around the Holiday Table

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Can you imagine having to explain that you're unemployed to the people you see only once a year?

JPMorgan To Cut 9,200 Washington Mutual Jobs

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JPMorgan Chase & Co on Monday said it will eliminate about 9,200 jobs at the former Washington Mutual Inc, which on Sept 25 became the largest U.S. ba...

A Scenario for the Future of News

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

Could journalism die? Yes, but I have faith and optimism that it will survive, evolve, and grow. I believe there will be a growing market demand for journalism; I know there is a growing need.

The Zell Smell

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Sam Zell doesn't understand his employees or his consumers. He thinks they are like he is -- dumb, self-interested, and greedy. And they're not.

Weinsteins Cutting 11% Of Workforce

NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Weinstein Co. is laying off about 11 percent of its workforce as the sickly economic environment further invades Tinseltown, The Post has learned...

Jason Linkins

Star-Ledger Re-Assigns Reporters...To The Mailroom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yowch! Over at Editor and Publisher, Joe Strupp reports on the latest developments at the financially troubled Star-Ledger of Newark, NJ, where two j...

After Prop 8, James Dobson Asks Who Would Jesus Fire?

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Filipowicz

The truth is, spreading hate and intolerance is a business just like anything else. And in business, sometimes you're forced to make tough choices.

The Ketchup Generation: Entry-Level Jobs Really are There for You, Even During a Recession; Here's the Secret

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Everyone I know under 30 loves ketchup -- on everything. When I grew up, it was just for french fries and hamburgers. Now, they practically want to use it as lube.

Laid-Off Silicon Valley Worker Kills Three

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A 47-year-old engineer arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting three of his co-workers had been laid off hours earlier a...

The Economist Lays Off 12 Employees

AdAge | Nat Ives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The Economist Group, whose flagship title was recently named Advertising Age's Magazine of the Year, has laid off about a doze...

British Phone Company BT To Cut 6,000 More Jobs As Net Profit Rises

AP | EMILY FLYNN VENCAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — BT Group PLC, Britain's largest phone company, on Thursday reported quarterly earnings rose 18 percent but said it would slash 6,000 mo...

Who's Firing And Who's Hiring

CNBC | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The jobs market has been downright scary lately. Seems every day there's a long list of companies with layoffs, or a blog listing layoffs, or a projec...

CEOs Warn Of Huge Layoffs: Daley

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley said Wednesday he's been warned by a parade of corporate CEOs that a blizzard of job cuts are about to bury the souring Chicago economy. ...

Al Gore's Current TV Laying Off 60

CNET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There have been layoffs at Current Media, the cable network co-founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. A statement from Current put the number...

Ford Announces $129M Loss, 10 Percent American Salaried Job Cuts

AP | TOM KRISHER and JAMES PRICHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. said Friday it lost $129 million in the third quarter as the struggling automaker burned through $7.7 billion i...

If Life Gives You Limes, Make Margaritas

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

His island empire may be laid back but it's no fool's gold. In 2006, Buffett ranked number seven on Rolling Stone's list of Richest Rock Stars, beating out Celine Dion and rapper 50 Cent.