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Exec Tells Off Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It

Exec Tells Off Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It

By Kim Bhasin Adam Smith, a CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer Vante, caused quite a stir this week when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube. Smith berates the worker about her company in the video, which was initially titled "Reduce... Read More »

How All The Good Jobs Disappeared

How All The Good Jobs Disappeared

By Rob Wile Between 1979 and 2010, jobs paying at least $37,000 per year and having health insurance and a retirement plan fell from 27.4 percent in 1979 to 24.6 percent in 2010. It never should have happened - the American workforce is older and better-educated than ever before right? Read More »

GM Simplifies Vehicle Development, Cuts Jobs

GM Simplifies Vehicle Development, Cuts Jobs

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is restructuring its vehicle development process, cutting a layer of management and eliminating about 20 executive jobs. The company said Wednesday that no one will be fired because the cuts will come through retirements and reassignment to other positions. Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing At Slowest Pace Since 2010, Fewer Jobs Added

U.S. Manufacturing At Slowest Pace Since 2010, Fewer Jobs Added

By Steven C. Johnson NEW YORK, July 24 -- U.S. manufacturing this month expanded at its slowest pace since late 2010, hobbled by weak overseas demand for American goods, though a rise in domestic orders helped cushion the blow. Financial information firm Markit said on Tuesday its U.S. "flash" manufacturing... Read More »

Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses increased hiring in June, suggesting the job market could be recovering after three sluggish months. Read More »

Unemployment Benefits Whittled Down

Unemployment Benefits Whittled Down

Many long-term unemployed will begin seeing their federal jobless benefits disappear starting this week. Although Congress reauthorized federal emergency unemployment benefits earlier this year, lawmakers reduced the weeks the jobless can collect payments. The cutbacks come in two phases -- one now and another... Read More »

You've Been Fired? 10 Things To Do Immediately

You've Been Fired? 10 Things To Do Immediately

By Alison Green If you've just heard the words, "you're fired," don't panic. By staying calm, you'll be better able to take steps that will help you get over this hump faster. Here are 10 things you should do immediately after losing your job: Read More »

Ex-Olympus CEO Wins $15 Million Settlement, Company Announces Job Cuts

Ex-Olympus CEO Wins $15 Million Settlement, Company Announces Job Cuts

By Yuri Kageyama TOKYO (AP) -- Former Olympus Corp. Chief Executive Michael Woodford will receive 10 million pounds (1.2 billion yen, $15.4 million) in a settlement over his dismissal from the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker. Olympus also announced it will cut nearly 3,000 jobs. Read More »

Wall Street Bankers Face Hard Times, Job Cuts Loom

Wall Street Bankers Face Hard Times, Job Cuts Loom

By Lauren Tara LaCapra (Reuters) - Wall Street bankers are bracing for another round of job cuts as a downturn in the global economy cuts into earnings from dealmaking, capital raising and lending. Investors, consultants and analysts say that the big banks are just not bringing in the revenue needed to keep... Read More »

Texas Society Reporter, Fired For Stripping, Charges Gender Discrimination

Texas Society Reporter, Fired For Stripping, Charges Gender Discrimination

By Juan A. Lozano HOUSTON -- A former Houston Chronicle reporter announced Thursday that she has filed a federal gender discrimination complaint alleging she was fired because she failed to disclose that she also had worked as an exotic dancer. Sarah Tressler, 30, alleges that she was fired by the newspaper... Read More »

Businesses Add Only 115,000 Jobs In April; Unemployment 8.1%

Businesses Add Only 115,000 Jobs In April; Unemployment 8.1%

By Paul Wiseman WASHINGTON -- Businesses added only 115,000 jobs in April, another weak month of job creation, but the unemployment rate came down to 8.1 percent from 8.2 percent. Previous months' payroll numbers were revised upward. The Labor Department said 154,000 jobs were added in March, versus the... Read More »

American To Make Case Against Union Contracts In Effort To Cut Jobs

American To Make Case Against Union Contracts In Effort To Cut Jobs

By David Koenig DALLAS -- American Airlines heads to federal court Monday to convince a bankruptcy judge that to survive, it must break labor agreements that workers fought decades to win. The airline lost more than $10 billion in the decade leading up to its declaration of bankruptcy last November.... Read More »

Don't Job Hunt Here: 5 Cities With Double The National Unemployment Rate

Don't Job Hunt Here: 5 Cities With Double The National Unemployment Rate

By 24/7 Wall Street When the U.S. labor market is discussed, the national figures naturally take center stage. But the job hunt picture across the country can be very different -- not just between states, but from city to city, too. The recent jobs figures for February show a great variation among the... Read More »

Romney's Women Jobs-Loss Claim Paints Skewed Picture

Romney's Women Jobs-Loss Claim Paints Skewed Picture

By Calvin Woodward WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has come up with an "amazing statistic" and Republicans inside and outside his presidential campaign are doing their utmost to spread it around: "92.3 percent of all the jobs lost during the Obama years have been lost by women." Amazing it may be. As a... Read More »

Reports: Sony To Cut 10,000 Jobs Over Next Year

Reports: Sony To Cut 10,000 Jobs Over Next Year

TOKYO -- Sony Corp. will cut about 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next year as it tries to return to profit, Japanese news reports said Monday. The Nikkei business daily and other media said Sony's decision to slash 6 percent of its workforce comes as it struggles with weak TV sales and swelling losses. Read More »

T-Mobile Cutting A Net 1,900 Call-Center Jobs

T-Mobile Cutting A Net 1,900 Call-Center Jobs

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- Cellphone carrier T-Mobile USA Inc. said Thursday that it is cutting 1,900 jobs nationwide as it consolidates its call centers in an effort to reduce costs and remain competitive. Read More »

Planned Parenthood Official Arrested For Allegedly Exposing Himself

Planned Parenthood Official Arrested For Allegedly Exposing Himself

Planned Parenthood fired the president and CEO of its clinic in Lubbock, Texas, after his arrest on indecent exposure charges. Tony Ray Thornton, 56, allegedly revealed himself on Monday in front of another male at the MacKenzie Park Baseball Field, according to local police. The story was first reported by... Read More »

Teacher Resigns After Showing Lewd Video

Teacher Resigns After Showing Lewd Video

A few days after appealing his termination for showing a clip from the movie "Jackass Number Two" to students, a South Carolina high school teacher tendered his resignation, in part, he says, to protect the students that came out in droves to support him. In the movie scene, a naked actor puts a sock puppet... Read More »

News Anchor Claims He Was Fired For Complaining About Studio Filth

News Anchor Claims He Was Fired For Complaining About Studio Filth

After more than 17 years with Southwest Florida station WBBH-TV, anchorman Craig Wolf was fired, and told to leave the building in half an hour. "It came out of nowhere," he said at the time. But Wolf thinks he's solved the mystery. He filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Waterman Broadcasting,... Read More »

P&G To Cut 5,700 Jobs In Restructuring

P&G To Cut 5,700 Jobs In Restructuring

NEW YORK -- Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Inc. said Thursday it plans to cut 5,700 jobs over the next year and a half as part of a cost-cutting plan. Read More »

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