Archive for May, 2012

Layoff announcements jumped in May

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) — U.S. employers announced a reduction of 61,887 jobs in May, the most since September, a private research group said.

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Layoffs at Financial Firms More Than Double In May

Financial firms were loose with the pink slips last month, ramping up the layoffs according to this dispatch from Kelly Eggers over at Fins.com:

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Hostess to layoff Idaho workers

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The company that produces Twinkies and Wonder Bread could lay off workers at Idaho locations by July 7, according to a State of Idaho WARN Act notice. read more

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Mission Bay teachers protest layoffs

Even as the San Diego teachers union is poised to survey its 7,000 teachers about potential concessions to save jobs, educators continue to protest layoffs that will put one in five teachers out of work June 30.

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Layoff Notices Expected To Go Out In Pittsburgh Public School District

Major layoffs are expected today in the Pittsburgh Public School District.

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StudentsFirst Survey Shows Californians Overwhelmingly Support Ending Seniority-Based Teacher Layoffs

A survey released today by StudentsFirst, a bipartisan grassroots education reform movement, reveals that three out of four Californians support ending the current seniority-based teacher layoff policy, known as “last-in, first out”.

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