Archive for May, 2016

Coal-fired power plant shutters operations

EAST ALTON — A coal-fired power plant in operation here since 1954 will close down Wednesday, leading to a painful loss in tax revenue and nearly 90 permanent layoffs. Owner Dynegy, Inc., a Houston-based power generation company, announced in November …

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Labor, Civil Rights Groups Will Demonstrate Outside Democrats’ Fundraising Dinner

The budget passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature eliminates a projected deficit of nearly $1 billion and cuts hundreds of millions in spending and would require about 1,850 layoffs. “There are better choices for the governor and the legislature …

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Olympic Panel Products closing soon with 217 layoffs

The long awaited news that Olympic Panel Products in Shelton would be closing down has finally come. The State Employment Security Department released a layoff notice the 217 employees will be out of work starting on July 22. The news was originally …

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Brazil’s unemployment at highest level since 2012, rising

It was 8 percent for the same quarter in 2015. Unemployment has been rising because of a contracting economy that has sparked layoffs in the manufacturing and service sectors. The number of people out of work by the end of April stood at 11.4 million.

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Despite protest of teachers union, Baltimore schools begin layoffs today

Baltimore City Schools will issue pink slips to central office and school-based staff Tuesday. City school officials began laying off a small number of school police officers shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to an email obtained by The Baltimore Sun.

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13 More Layoffs Push Total Toward 1,000

HARTFORD – In a continuing move to balance the state budget for next year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday that 13 state employees have been laid off in the vocational-technical school system. The overall statewide total is now nearly 1,000 …

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