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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 »

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 »

Jobless Claims: Booming Biz in Bust Era

Jobless Claims: Booming Biz in Bust Era

Getting laid off, sorting out the paperwork and figuring out how you'll make ends meet on an unemployment check is hard enough. Now, enter a company called Talx, whose job it is to manage unemployment claims on behalf of the companies doing mass layoffs. Most former employees who have worked with them feel... Read More »

Mom, Is That You With George Clooney?

Mom, Is That You With George Clooney?

If some of those people up there on the big screen getting fired by George Clooney in the new film Up In the Air look like friends and family, that's because they just might be. Writer/director Jason Reitman used real people who had recently been laid off when he shot his latest film. That's what he told... Read More »

Tips to Avoid Getting Laid Off

Tips to Avoid Getting Laid Off

These six smart, field-tested strategies will help ensure you don't get burned by cutbacks at the office. By Donna Rosato, Money Magazine senior writer (Money Magazine) -- When you read the latest blog postings about layoffs in your industry or hear about another colleague losing his job, do waves of anxiety... Read More »

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