Archive for December, 2009

Jobless claims fall unexpectedly as layoffs ease (Staten Island Advance)

WASHINGTON — A record 20 million-plus Americans collected unemployment benefits at some point in 2009, a year that ended with the jobless rate at 10 percent. As the pace of layoffs slows, the number of new applicants visiting unemployment offices…

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Warren firefighters’ deal would halt layoffs (Tribune Chronicle)

WARREN - A tentative agreement between the administration and the union that represents the city’s firefighters has averted two layoffs in the Fire Department that were set for today. Human Resources Director Gary Cicero said he did not want to divulge details of the agreement before the union votes on it Sunday other than to say that firefighters did agree to some concessions.

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Warren Layoffs Averted, For Now (WKBN 27 Youngstown)

A tentative agreement has been reached between Warren firefighters and the city administration, which could prevent the layoffs of two employees. The agreement was reached late this afternoon.

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Warren Layoffs Averted, For Now (WYTV Youngstown)

A tentative agreement has been reached between Warren firefighters and the city administration, which could prevent the layoffs of two employees. The agreement was reached late this afternoon. No details have been released, but the city human resource director Gary Cicero said that a vote on the contract is set for Sunday. The administration had said if the two sides could not reach an agreement …

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4 p.m.: Warren firefighter layoffs averted (Tribune Chronicle)

WARREN - City administration and the union representing the city’s firefighters have reached a tentative agreement on a contract Thursday that would head off planned layoffs of two firefighters for 2010. Human Resources Director Gary Cicero would not give details other than to say that the union did agree to some concessions, as the the city was asking.

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Jobless claims fall unexpectedly as layoffs ease (AP via Yahoo! News)

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week, a sign the job market is healing as the economy slowly recovers.

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