What's the difference between a furlough and a layoff?

by Kristin Schwab Mar 24, 2020
The distinction matters for your personal economy and the economy at large.
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Workplace Culture

More and more workers are taking advantage of informal activism

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 8, 2019
What's happening at WeWork is the latest example of informal organizing by workers.
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Stay or move? Laid-off GM workers face a tough choice

by Tracey Samuelson Aug 6, 2019
GM says it has jobs for nearly every one of the 2,800 laid-off workers, but they must decide whether they're willing to relocate.
Lincoln Fegley and his brother Joshua Fegley move furniture into Lincoln's new home in Troy, Mo. (Courtesy of the Fegley family)

To retrain or not? Two laid-off manufacturing workers, two different paths

by Tracey Samuelson Aug 6, 2019
On one hand, a government program that pays workers to learn new skills. On the other, jobs.
Dominic Johnjulio is learning to operate heavy equipment as part of a federally-funded retraining program after being laid off from Magna Seating, a General Motors supplier.
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Workplace Culture

Lowe's outsources thousands of jobs to third-party contractors

by Meghan McCarty Carino Aug 5, 2019
The hardware retailer announced thousands of layoffs this week, but the jobs aren't going away
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Companies lay off workers even in the best economic times

by Ben Bradford Aug 1, 2019
The unemployment rate is hovering around a 50-year low, but some companies are still shedding jobs.
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Deutsche Bank embarks on a major revamp, laying off thousands

by Justin Ho Jul 8, 2019
Deutsche Bank’s planned layoffs come after years of scandals, along with economic headwinds that have made made banking in Europe difficult since the financial crisis.
A general view of Deutsche Bank in 2011 in London, England.
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Kansas City’s auto industry is thriving thanks to the popularity of trucks

by Peggy Lowe Jan 24, 2019
While layoffs in the auto industry have dominated headlines, there are places where the U.S. automotive industry is doing pretty well.
Kansas City's auto industry is booming thanks, in part, to the popularity of pickup trucks like the Ford F-150.

Recent layoffs could be a sign of lessons from the Great Recession

by Andy Uhler Dec 4, 2018
Major company layoffs are not tied to economic worries necessarily.

Amid cutbacks, tariffs are adding to GM's financial woes

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 27, 2018
GM announced plant closures in North America and thousands of layoffs, tariffs are also weighing down the car company.
A worker wears a t-shirt during a information session at Local 222 in Oshawa, Ontario, on November 26, 2018.

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