Archive for November, 2017

GE confirms layoffs at Schenectady campus

SCHENECTADY — General Electric on Thursday confirmed a round of jobs cuts at its Schenectady/Rotterdam campus, the site of several earlier layoffs in 2017. As in the previous layoffs, GE would not say how many employees are affected or what they do for …

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Cook County’s Chief Judge Sues to Block Layoffs

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County’s chief judge has filed a lawsuit against the county board’s president and treasurer seeking to block budget cuts for the 2018 fiscal year. More than 160 employees in the court system are slated for layoff under a $5.2 billion …

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Chief Judge Evans sues Preckwinkle to block layoffs spurred by pop tax repeal

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans on Thursday sued County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to block layoffs approved last week as part of a budget that was slashed in the wake of the pop tax repeal. Evans contended in the lawsuit that “the county has …

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ESPN layoffs take an emotional, institutional toll in Bristol

Wednesday’s ESPN layoffs didn’t have the sheer numbers of 2015, when around 300 of the network’s employees were let go, most of them from behind the scenes. And they didn’t have the boldfaced names of the layoffs in April, when the roughly 100 job …

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What’s Next for ESPN After Its Latest Round of Layoffs?

ESPN announced its latest round of layoffs on Wednesday in the latest sign of trouble for the Walt Disney-owned and self-described “worldwide leader in sports.” The latest staff trimming represents a cut of about 2% of ESPN’s 8,000 employees, and it …

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With layoffs, ESPN loses quality depth in behind-the-scenes talent

Tucked somewhere beneath the unyielding news stories of crass male behavior and various causes for national trepidation Wednesday was the headline that ESPN had once again executed a mass layoff. The news generated some buzz, but not from any sense of …

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