Archive for June, 2016

3 in 10 businesses can’t absorb minimum-wage hike

(Extract) As more states and municipalities across the nation begin implementing higher base pay rates for unskilled workers, many companies have either started or plan to start replacing these employees with machines. Specifically in the fast food …

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Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal

About a dozen Illinois newspapers used their front pages Wednesday to publish editorials demanding that the two sides strike a deal and stop the bickering that has led to layoffs at colleges and forced social service providers to close their doors or make …

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ULA layoffs: Company trying to compete with SpaceX, Blue Origin

HARLINGEN — United Launch Alliance yesterday announced layoffs of 110 employees nationwide, including some believed to be employed at its operation here. Employees who were in Harlingen Colorado, California, Alabama and Florida were notified yesterday …

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ULA downsizing triggers hundreds of layoffs, buyouts

United Launch Alliance shed 350 jobs through a combination of voluntary departures and layoffs locally and at its other U.S. sites Thursday. The Centennial-based company offered buyouts to employees in March, seeking to cut as much as 10 percent of its …

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Donald Trump Highlights New Hampshire Factories Closed Thanks to Hillary Clinton’s Trade Agenda

In 2009, Rockwell Automation Inc, which produced factory safety products, closed its plant in Manchester and relocated part of its operation to Monterrey, Mexico—resulting in the layoffs of 170 New Hampshire workers. In 2009, Ethan Allen Interior Inc …

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Newsweek Braces for Cuts After Layoffs at Sibling International Business Times

Dozens of International Business Times journalists were terminated Thursday in what parent company IBT Media called a “corporate restructuring.” IBT Media split Newsweek, which it purchased in 2013, “into a separate operational entity,” it said in a statement.

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