Archive for October, 2011

First Quality layoffs permanent

When employees were laid off last week from the First Quality diaper plant in Bibb County, it was unclear to some whether it was a temporary or permanent situation.

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Possible Layoffs at a Local Manufacturer

CENTRAL POINT, Ore — Employees at Erickson Air Crane say the lay-offs are still just rumors. A source told KTVL the Central Point company plans to let 100 to 150 employees go. Guy Tauer, an economist for WorkSource Oregon, said loosing jobs in the…

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Layoffs begin Tuesday in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Nearly two dozen state workers will get pink slips Tuesday, becoming the first casualties in the budget battle between Gov. Pat Quinn and the General Assembly.

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Preckwinkle Unleashes First Round of Layoffs

Layoff notices Monday to around 100 county employees, the first of a planned 1,000 to make up for budget shortfall. Photo Credit: clipart.com

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Macomb County board rejects layoff of 2 union workers

A proposal to eliminate two longtime union employees at the county Board of Commissioners office and hire a non-union financial analyst has been solidly rejected by the commissioners.

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Rumor: “Massive Layoffs” at Canadian Studio Silicon Knights

All but 25 staff at the Canadian video game development studio Silicon Knights have been laid off, according to sources close to the company. Silicon Knights has not officially confirmed the cuts, but two credible independent sources contacted us with the information over the weekend. One wrote that “Silicon Knights has had massive layoffs. They are now down to a core staff of 25 people.” The …

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