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  • Walmart To Hire 55,000 Holiday Workers

    Walmart To Hire 55,000 Holiday Workers

    Holiday hiring across retail sector expected to drop from 2012.

    The retail sector is expected to see a drop-off in holiday hiring in 2013. Continue Reading

  • Planned Layoffs Jump

    Planned Layoffs Jump

    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... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Employers That Made The Most Job Cuts In 2012

    U.S. Employers That Made The Most Job Cuts In 2012

    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... 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

  • 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

  • Fragile Recovery Keeps Small Business's Seasonal Hiring Plans On Hold

    Fragile Recovery Keeps Small Business's Seasonal Hiring Plans On Hold

    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... 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