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Laid-Off ESPN Employee Of 26 Years Fights Back On Facebook

Laid-Off ESPN Employee Of 26 Years Fights Back On Facebook

Getting laid off is tough for any employee. But when you've spent the bulk of your career at one place, it can be deeply wounding. In such cases, the temptation is to lash out. That was apparently the case when Howie Schwab, sports trivia expert and long-time staffer at ESPN, got laid off late Wednesday in the... Read More »

Man Robs Former Employer To Convince Wife He's Still Working, Police Say

Man Robs Former Employer To Convince Wife He's Still Working, Police Say

In the movie "Tokyo Sonata," a midlevel manager loses his job, but too ashamed to tell his family, hides the fact by waking up every morning, putting on a suit and going to job interviews instead. In the real life story of Martyn Goddard, a discount store worker loses his job, but too ashamed to tell his... Read More »

How To Make Sure You Won't Be Laid Off: 5 Tips

How To Make Sure You Won't Be Laid Off: 5 Tips

Unemployment is slowly declining, but many employers are still downsizing. Just last week Sony announced it was restructuring and letting go of 2,000 workers. How can you make sure that you're not laid off? If you make sure to demonstrate your value, you can increase the odds that your job won't be... Read More »

Taboo Topic Among Unemployed? We're Really Angry

Taboo Topic Among Unemployed? We're Really Angry

I haven't seen too many articles about anger in connection with unemployment, especially long-term unemployment. So I thought I'd write one. Now and then, I do feel angry. Angry that I was laid off, angry that I can't find my "dream" job no matter what I do, angry that my chances of finding a job diminish... Read More »

Laid-Off Workers Who Find Jobs Take Deep Pay Cuts

Laid-Off Workers Who Find Jobs Take Deep Pay Cuts

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay. Only 56 percent of Americans laid off from January 2009 through December 2011 had found jobs by the start of this year, the Labor... Read More »

Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

Q: I am a medical technologist with 10 plus years experience working in a hospital laboratory. I was terminated two years ago and have not been able to land a job with any hospital in my area. I complete applications honestly admitting to being terminated. I feel this has been a HUGE red flag; I am feeling... Read More »

Michigan To Lay Off 400 Unemployment Workers

Michigan To Lay Off 400 Unemployment Workers

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Many jobless claims workers in the state of Michigan will soon be filing for unemployment themselves. About 400 state workers who process unemployment claims are losing their jobs, thanks to Michigan's improving economy. Read More »

Ex-NASA Workers Still Struggle To Find Jobs A Year After Program Ends

Ex-NASA Workers Still Struggle To Find Jobs A Year After Program Ends

By Mike Schneider TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- A year after NASA ended the three-decade-long U.S. space shuttle program, thousands of formerly well-paid engineers and other workers around the Kennedy Space Center are still struggling to find jobs to replace the careers that flourished when shuttles blasted off from... Read More »

Layoff Advice: 4 Steps To Take Right After The Axe Falls

Layoff Advice: 4 Steps To Take Right After The Axe Falls

The recent announcement of 27,000 layoffs at HP can send a chill through any corporate employee. The reality is that anyone can end up out of work from an unexpected corporate restructuring. It pays to know what immediate steps to take if and when you are faced with being laid off. Read More »

Va. Woman Fired Twice In Battle To Beat Breast Cancer

Va. Woman Fired Twice In Battle To Beat Breast Cancer

Connie Robinson has beaten breast cancer but these days feels like a loser because taking time off from work to treat the disease led to her being fired -- twice. Robinson first learned that she had breast cancer in October 2009, when she was working for an undisclosed Richmond, Va.-area organization as an... Read More »

City Manager Says He's Not Needed, Lays Self Off

City Manager Says He's Not Needed, Lays Self Off

KELLER, Texas -- The administrator of a North Texas city believes he's not needed and has laid himself off. Keller City Manager Dan O'Leary announced his decision Wednesday. Read More »

'Why Have You Been Out Of Work For So Long?'

'Why Have You Been Out Of Work For So Long?'

How to handle another tough interview question This question always has you scrambling for an answer, it touches a raw spot and can be humiliating, but you can turn it around by facing and using the facts of the matter. Read More »

Job Stories: How I Got Fired

Job Stories: How I Got Fired

By Tiffany Miller, Payscale.com Call it what you want -- canned, laid-off, pink-slipped, downsized. Getting fired is devastating. Most folks fight back the tears, pack up their cubes and get the hell out. But not everyone's experience is the same. Some workers roll out in style. Read More »

How To Succeed Professionally When All Jobs Are Temporary

How To Succeed Professionally When All Jobs Are Temporary

By Heather Huhman In today's world, everyone is a temporary worker. Even if you're an executive at a well-established company, your job could be temporary. Working for yourself? There's no telling how long your business might last. Read More »

Laid Off? 5 Ways To 'Slash' Your Way Back To Work

Laid Off? 5 Ways To 'Slash' Your Way Back To Work

By Nancy Mann Jackson Last month, more than 165,500 people were laid off in the United States, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of those job losses were part of mass layoffs; some 391 mass layoff events were reported in the manufacturing sector alone. A... Read More »

Pink Slipped? 4 Steps To Do Immediately After A Layoff

Pink Slipped? 4 Steps To Do Immediately After A Layoff

By Tony Morrison Getting laid off stinks. A lot. It stinks for the company, it stinks for the management, and it especially stinks for the employees. In today's economy, many Americans are dealing with the consequences of layoffs each and every day. Today, it's not uncommon for one person to be the victim... Read More »

Obama Proposal Would Ban Employers From Discriminating Against Unemployed

Obama Proposal Would Ban Employers From Discriminating Against Unemployed

One problem that has bedeviled many jobless workers is the inability to apply for jobs simply because some employers won't consider them. Now, President Barack Obama wants to end the practice by making it illegal for employers to discriminate against job candidates because they are unemployed. Read More »

About to Be Terminated? 10 Things You Must Do to Protect Yourself

About to Be Terminated? 10 Things You Must Do to Protect Yourself

You've been called into the boss' office. Human Resources is there. Uh-oh. Your hands get a little shaky. Your blood pressure shoots up. You feel the panic rising. You're definitely not thinking straight. When they deliver the bad news, your mind goes blank. What do you do? Don't panic. Here's a quick... Read More »

Laid-Off Workers More Likely to Find Jobs in New Industries

Laid-Off Workers More Likely to Find Jobs in New Industries

When you try to assess the state of the economy, you can quickly find yourself confused and not sure what to think. On one hand, you have the employment rate, which seems to have only taken baby steps downward but is significantly better than it was a couple of years ago. Then you have the amount of new jobs... Read More »

Ellen Helps Unemployed Mother of Five

Ellen Helps Unemployed Mother of Five

Sheri Caine didn't realize she was about to see her dreams come true the night she hit the "send" button on a heartfelt email to Ellen Degeneres. "I've seen Ellen do a lot of amazing things for so many people, so I went to her website and thought, 'Why not tell her my story?''' said the laid-off, widowed... Read More »

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