The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in March but downsizing by retail companies still helped the first quarter rack up the largest amount of cuts in over a year, a report showed on Thursday.
Employers announced 49,255 planned job cuts last month, down 11% from 55,356 in February, according to the... Read More »
With just two weeks to go in the year, the number of job cuts announced by U.S. employers is behind last year's pace, though it's still staggeringly high -- with 490,806 job cuts this year (as of November).
Last month alone, the nation's employers announced plans to cut more than 57,000 positions, only the... Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
In recent weeks, many chain retailers have announced plans to hire hundreds or thousands of workers for the holiday shopping season. With the nation's economic recovery still uncertain, however, smaller employers, aren't as willing to commit to seasonal hiring.
Lack of confidence that holiday sales will be... Read More »
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,... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »