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Motorola Mobility to lose 20% of its workforce

Aug 13, 2012
Google announced this morning it will lay off 4,000 people. They're all employees of Motorola Mobility, which Google recently bought.

Fiscal cliff could cause layoffs for defense contractors

Aug 9, 2012
The big defense contractors -- including Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney -- say they may have to send out mass layoff notices to their employees in a few months. That's because they're worried that hundreds of billions of dollars in expected cuts to the Pentagon's budget will have a big effect on them.

Unemployment workers face layoffs

Aug 7, 2012
As more people find work where there are jobs to be found, fewer workers are needed in state unemployment offices.

Layoffs down despite tepid earnings growth

Jul 20, 2012
Several big American companies -- General Electric, Schlumberger, Microsoft -- reported weak earnings and quarterly losses today. The question is, are we due for another round of major layoffs?

Planned job cuts at 13-month low

Jul 5, 2012
Ahead of tomorrow's June jobs report, data today shows the number of planned job cuts at U.S. companies has dropped to the lowest level in 13 months.

Early jobs report shows planned layoffs falling

Apr 5, 2012
This morning, the job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that the number of planned layoffs dropped last month to a 10-month low -- a good sign as we await unemployment numbers from the government tomorrow.

Early numbers for February show action in job market

Mar 8, 2012
Today, we learned from the job placement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas about the number of planned layoffs at American companies in February.

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Challenger: Planned layoffs reach four month high

Feb 2, 2012
According to early numbers out ahead of official unemployment figures from the government out tomorrow, planned layoffs went up in January -- but that is actually fairly typical.

Layoffs numbers bode ominously

Nov 30, 2011
Planned layoffs are up in 2011 over the previous year -- and there's still a month to go.

When the crowd disrupts the newsroom

Nov 18, 2011
Citizen journalists and their "community generated content" are hitting traditional newsrooms where it hurts, the payroll. CNN journalists become the latest victims of digital disruption.