In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years, according to a new report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The report points to significant job cuts for the month in retail, the military, industrial and energy sectors, and the auto industry. This news comes out one day ahead of Friday’s February jobs report. So just how many jobs got slashed? And why the spike in layoffs?
If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air. But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.
Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.
When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.