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HP confirms higher layoffs expected

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it expects layoffs at the upper end of a range that it outlined earlier this year, with 5,000 more workers than originally […]

12/31/2013

Jobs

US job openings reach 5-year high, a hopeful sign

  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high. The figures are an encouraging sign […]

12/10/2013

In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane Stubbs, right, of Morrow, Ga., shakes hands with retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Leland Smith, CEO of SolidHires, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, in Marietta, Ga. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

US jobless claims drop to 316,000, as layoffs slow

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, a sign that workers are in less danger of being laid off. The less volatile four-week […]

11/27/2013

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Wells Fargo to lay off 2,300 mortgage workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo is laying off workers from its mortgage unit, the latest sign that the mortgage refinancing boom has cooled. The San Francisco-based bank says it sent 60-day notices to about […]

08/22/2013

Job seeker Kelsey Devoe, of Miramar, Fla., fills out a contact form at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Fewest Americans since 2007 seek jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job […]

08/15/2013

Jobs

US jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, a five-year low. Layoffs have returned to pre-recession levels, a trend that could […]

05/09/2013

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Survey: Americans felt more secure in jobs in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) – A long-standing public opinion poll finds that confidence about job security and availability grew in the U.S. last year. The 2012 General Social Survey finds that confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession.

04/25/2013

How states fared on jobless aid applications

(AP) –  The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid remained elevated for a second straight week because Superstorm Sandy forced many people to seek temporary benefits. The Labor Department said Wednesday that first-time applications […]

11/21/2012

160 LAPD employees could be laid off

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Some 160 Los Angeles Police Department employees could be laid off by January 1 under a cost-cutting plan announced by Chief Charlie Beck. In a memo posted on the department’s internal […]

10/26/2012

Sources: PayPal planning layoffs

NEW YORK (AP) – EBay’s PayPal unit is planning layoffs in the coming weeks as it tries to refocus and operate more like an agile startup than a large company, according to people familiar with […]

10/15/2012

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