Archive for March, 2011

Volition, Kaos Hit By THQ Layoff Wave

Over the last week, Saints Row developer Volition lost 16 people while Homefront studio Kaos let 17 employees go. THQ said via statement that the moves were made to “adjust our workforce to fit the studio’s current needs.” The company intends to help the affected ex-employees find new work. How much does it suck that it seems like half the time your reward for shipping a game in this industry is …

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SF city departments face deeper cuts, layoffs

There’s a good reason Greg Wagner is nicknamed Dr. Doom at City Hall. Wagner, the mayor’s budget director, gave a grim prognosis of the city’s budget deficit Wednesday, saying in a memo that major cuts in departments -…

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Dodgeland makes some staffing decisions

JUNEAU - Dodgeland school board approved one preliminary layoff notice, two partial preliminary layoff notices and two retirements Monday night.

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Teacher layoffs, magnet cuts protested at two L.A. schools

Parents, students and teachers demonstrated at two schools Thursday morning, protesting looming layoffs and cuts to arts programs, foreign-language courses and magnet programs. One demonstration involved students and parents in the magnet program for gifted students at Vena Avenue Elementary…

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Morgan judicial system facing layoffs

State budget cuts could force layoffs and furloughs in the Morgan County judicial system, causing a slowdown in criminal trials.

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Jobless claims drop in sign layoffs easing

Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are slowing and hiring may be picking up.

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