Archive for February, 2012

Rocky View layoff claims

Rumours of pink slips came out of Rocky View County Wednesday, with the county’s firefighter union confirming its members account for some of those.

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Blizzard announces 600 layoffs, game development staff spared

Video game developer Blizzard Entertainment, Inc announced a sizable cut in its global workforce on Wednesday. 600 employees were stripped of their positions; nearly a tenth of Activision’s 2011 reported 7,300 employees.

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San Francisco Teacher Layoffs Approved By School Board (VIDEO)

In a vote held on Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Education approved layoffs for 485 teachers, administrators and other staff members employed by the San Francisco Unified School District.

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School district readies for possible teacher layoffs

By Anna Bitong annab@theacorn.com Layoff notices will be sent this month to 49 teachers in Conejo Valley Unified School District as state budget cuts threaten to further slash funding to schools. read more

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Layoffs Not Sitting Well With Jackson Nurses

Twenty-four hours after news first broke that Jackson Health System was laying off 920 people, many of those impacted by the firings are not going to go quietly.

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Editorial: Teacher effectiveness must be part of layoff process

by Don Heinzman How teachers with tenure should be evaluated and laid off in a school system are hot topics at the Minnesota Legislature.

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