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  • Employers That Cut The Most Jobs Since The Financial Crisis

    Employers That Cut The Most Jobs Since The Financial Crisis

    These 10 employers have cut nearly a half million jobs in the last five years.

    These employers have cut 5.5 percent of the total jobs that have been lost since the beginning of the financial crisis. Continue Reading

  • Layoff Rumors? How To Prepare For The Worst

    Layoff Rumors? How To Prepare For The Worst

    By Chelsea Emery Never mind coal. There may be pink slips in some holiday stockings this year. The end of the year can be a dangerous season for employees. As companies make last-minute attempts to adjust payrolls or to meet earnings goals, layoffs tend to pick up. Continue Reading

  • Planned Layoffs Surge To 3-Month High, And Bloodbath May Not Be Over

    Planned Layoffs Surge To 3-Month High, And Bloodbath May Not Be Over

    Planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose for the third month in a row in November, partly driven by the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands, a report showed on Thursday. Employers announced 57,081 job cuts last month, the highest level since May and up nearly 20 percent from 47,724 in October, according to the report from... Continue Reading

  • Planned Job Cuts Jump 41%, 5-Month High, Report Says

    Planned Job Cuts Jump 41%, 5-Month High, Report Says

    The number of planned layoffs by firms jumped 41.1 percent in October to the highest level in five months, although the number includes more than 10,000 jobs in U.S.-owned auto plants in Europe, a report said on Thursday. Employers announced 47,724 planned job cuts last month, up from September's 33,816,... Continue Reading

  • Report: Employers Cutting Way Back On Layoffs

    Report: Employers Cutting Way Back On Layoffs

    The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms in September rose 4.9 percent after hitting a 20-month low in August, a report on Thursday showed. Employers announced planned job cuts of 33,816 last month, up from 32,239 in August, according to the report from consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Continue Reading

  • U.S. Labor Market Improving But Still Volatile, Reports Suggest

    U.S. Labor Market Improving But Still Volatile, Reports Suggest

    Data in recent months has pointed to continual improvement in the nation's battered labor market. But job cuts continue and there's still a long way to go before millions of Americans again find employment or the kind of jobs they want, two reports released Thursday show. The first of those shows that the... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Hiring Gathered Steam In November

    Seasonal Hiring Gathered Steam In November

    U.S. consumers are spending more liberally this holiday season and retailers have taken notice, hiring more seasonal workers to help keep pace with demand, new analysis of November jobs data shows. Holiday retailer hiring surged last month by 423,500 jobs, the largest gain since 2007 when 465,400 workers... Continue Reading

  • 2011 Job Cuts Already Exceed 2010 Total

    2011 Job Cuts Already Exceed 2010 Total

    In yet another sign that recovery in the nation's labor market leaves much to be desired, a new report shows that employers cut more jobs in the first 11 months of 2011 than in all of 2010. Employers announced plans to eliminate 42,474 jobs in November, raising the total so far this year to 564,297... Continue Reading

  • Reports Show Much Improved Jobs Picture For October

    Reports Show Much Improved Jobs Picture For October

    The nation's struggling jobs picture continue to improve in October, despite ongoing concern about the anemic economic recovery, two reports showed Wednesday. Private employers in the U.S. added 110,000 jobs last month, according to the ADP National Employment Report, more than the 101,000 analysts expected,... Continue Reading

  • 1 in 5 Americans Plans On Finding A Second Job For The Holidays

    1 in 5 Americans Plans On Finding A Second Job For The Holidays

    With December's holidays right around the corner, many Americans' minds are on shopping. A new poll finds, however, that a significant number of them will be taking on second jobs to help with holiday purchases because of the tough economy. More than a fifth of adults -- 21 percent -- said they plan to get a... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Jobs: Who's Hiring For The Holidays?

    Seasonal Jobs: Who's Hiring For The Holidays?

    Jobless workers who had hoped the coming holiday selling season might result in at least some temporary employment may find little to be merry about. The latest forecast from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that seasonal hiring will be no better than it was last year, the Chicago-based employment... Continue Reading