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Older workers worry about the prospect of finding a new job

Oct 20, 2020
Age discrimination is illegal, but experts say it’s still rampant.
According to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, 30% of workers 55 and older aren’t confident at all about the prospect of finding a new job if they needed one.
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One key to fixing the economy? Getting low-wage workers help

Christopher Low, chief economist at FHN Financial, says low-wage workers are suffering the bulk of job losses — the opposite of what happened in 2008.
A pedestrian walks by a San Francisco restaurant closed because of COVID-19.
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Where's the safety net for laid-off workers?

Sep 30, 2020
Heading into the third quarter of the COVID economy, companies are shedding thousands of employees with little government relief in sight.
An unemployed airport worker calls for extended unemployment benefits in August. Airline workers are expecting mass layoffs beginning Thursday.
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Disney laying off 28,000 employees, mostly at theme parks

Sep 30, 2020
The head of Disney’s theme parks unit said that uncertainty over the pandemic’s duration had made cuts unavoidable.
The company says two-thirds of those who will be laid off are part-time employees.
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This week may be "Armageddon" for the airline industry

Sep 28, 2020
Carriers are likely to cut more than 35,000 jobs starting Thursday.
Flight attendants and other aviation workers participate in a march near the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 9, calling for extended airline support.
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A front desk worker assists a patron with checking in at the reopening of Bellagio hotel-casino on June 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. MGM Grand Resorts has announced it will lay off 18,000 workers who were previously temporarily furloughed.
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British Airways layoffs shake confidence in UK job protection program

Aug 25, 2020
The airline’s decision to cut jobs and pay could herald a new era of labor unrest in Britain.
A British Airways plane lands at Heathrow in London. The airline's cost-cutting agenda is stirring resistance.
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Cities that rely heavily on tourism hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses

Jun 5, 2020
April figures show communities that rely on manufacturing are also hurt by job losses, but they may see improvement more quickly.
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China's forced-out workers

Jun 3, 2020
Chinese workers complain that shortened hours or being told to resign are layoffs by another name.
Masked workers labor at a factory in China.
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A house being built in Phoenix. Residential construction fell 4.5% in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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