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Spring Cleaning for a Speedier Economic Recovery

Joel Brokaw | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Joel Brokaw

With the U.S. economy beginning to rebound, it is high time for businesses both big and small to get proactive and clean house of wasteful and counterproductive practices.

10 Industries Where People Are Getting Fired

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

Many Americans working at call centers were down on their luck last month. Telecommunications firms experienced the most planned job cuts in March...

The 10 Worst Jobs In The United States

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

One of the nearly 13 million Americans looking for work? You might want to think twice before applying to these jobs. Fewer employment opportuniti...

Iran Agrees To Talk, So Oil Prices Fall

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

* Iran nuclear talks to be held in Istanbul * U.S., allies want end to high-level enrichment * Disappointing U.S. jobs d...

Sony Reportedly Plans To Cut 10,000 Jobs

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2012 | Technology

* Jobs could go as early as this year * Chemicals, LCD ops to account for half the cuts * Seven execs may be asked to ha...

Recovery No Help For Many Laid-Off Government Employees

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

By Lisa Lambert April 8 (Reuters) - Since 2009, the city of Chesapeake, tucked up against the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia,...

Charter School Fires Entire Teaching Staff

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

Layoffs may be on the wane, but they haven't stopped entirely. Just ask the teachers at Philadelphia's Frontier Virtual Charter High School. On Mar...

Detroit Employment Rate Looking Up, Until City Layoffs Hit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.06.2012 | Detroit

While data released this week showed a drop in Detroit's unemployment rate in February, impending layoffs for the city's largest employer might walk D...

Unemployed, Barely Getting By And Fearing The Future

Posted 04.07.2012 | Fifty

The U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department announced Friday, fewer than economists expected, and the unemployment rate decline...

Tech Giant May Axe Thousands Of Jobs Next Week

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc will begin layoffs of thousands of employees next week and will announce a plan to restructure the com...

Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level In Four Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in four years, adding to evidence that the...

Making Changes for a Positive Life

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

What happens if the career path you've taken and enjoyed hits a dead-end?

Those Matching Work Outfits Could Cost You Your Job

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

It's always a little bit embarrassing when you show up to work wearing the same thing as the person who shares your cubicle (a situation we're very fa...

Janell Ross

No-Tax Town Would Rather Die Than Levy

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

In Youngtown, Ariz., city officials are contemplating the legal equivalent of shutting down. The city of about 6,500 people 30 minutes northwest o...

Jackson Eliminates 1,115 Jobs

Posted 04.30.2012 | Miami

Miami's 5th-largest public employer is eliminating 1,115 jobs. CEO Carlos Migoya announced Tuesday Jackson Health System is laying off 920 staffe...

Another Big Bank Plans To Hand Out Out Pink Slips

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Wall Street keeps shrinking. Credit Suisse will begin laying off employees in New York the second week of March, according to a company filing with...

Workers Occupy Factory In Desperate Move To Save Their Jobs... Again

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella/AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- In 2008, more than 200 workers at Republic Windows & Doors organized a sit-in at their Chicago factory after being abruptly fired. The six-...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta, Unions Fight AT&T Layoffs, Start New Camp

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Atlanta launched a surprise protest against AT&T Monday, staging a sit-in at the communication giant's Southeast headquarters in ...

ICE COLD: GM Freezes Pension Plans For Salaried Workers

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonu...

Airline Workers: 'We're Not Going To Back Down Without A Fight'

AP | By DAVID KOENIG | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Flight attendants and ground workers marched in picket lines Tuesday to protest American Airlines' plans to outsource jobs and cu...

Major Soft Drink Company To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

* Q4 adj EPS $1.15 tops Wall St view of $1.13/share * Targets incremental savings of $1.5 bln over 3 years ...

Major Bank Struggles After U.S. Tax Probe

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

(Refiles to fix headline) * Q4 net loss 637 mln Sfr vs 430 mln Sfr net profit in poll * Q4 includes 981 mln Swiss francs...

Many With Only High School Diploma Laid Off During Weak Recovery

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

For many in the United States, the two years since the end of the recession have been worse than the downturn itself. Among those Americans with o...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Jobs Saved By Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Just days ago, it appeared that a hundred low-wage workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in California would lose their jobs after publicly accusi...

Eurozone Unemployment Hit Record High Last Year

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro ended 2011 at a record high, official figures showed Tuesday, a day after EU lea...