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Entries Tagged as 'Layoff Rumors'

…Then They Came For The Lawyers

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I wanted to post this story, and then I found this picture that tied together both of today’s informational posts. I’ll just quote from the first line of the story: When even lawyers are nervous about losing their jobs, you know things are getting rough. Lawyers In The Lurch (Businessweek)

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Unemployment Benefits Extended

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough President Bush signed a war funding bill today that included an extension of unemployment benefits. The extension covers workers who use or have used all their unemployment benefits between November 2006 and March 2009. So, if you’ve already used your benefits, you might need to re-apply. The part I find interesting […]

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Job Search/Layoff Tip- Rainy Day Fund

May 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough There’s a series of things “they” always tell us to do: payoff your debt, never carry a credit card balance, fully fund your 401k and IRA every year… One of the things “they” also mention is a rainy day emergency fund. How many of us out there are disciplined enough to […]

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Hidden Unemployment

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough At 5.1%, the current unemployment rate is relatively low by historical standards. But the percentage of jobless Americans of prime working age — 13.1% for men 25 to 54 years old — is historically high. Most of them do not qualify as unemployed, but they are nonetheless out of work. This […]

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Health Insurance Options After a Job Loss

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The best time to prepare for a job loss or a layoff is before it happens. Anticipation. Preparation. I’ve been thinking a lot about this issue lately, so I’ll have a bunch of posts on this this week. There were a lot of good things on the internet this weekend about […]

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Good Jobs News For A Change

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Though, I think Steve-o had good news yesterday too. April 24 (Bloomberg) — The number of Americans filing first- time claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to a two-month low, a sign some companies have put firing plans on hold. Initial jobless claims decreased by 33,000 to 342,000 in […]

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The First Thing To Do When You Get Laid Off- Claim Your Intellectual Property

March 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We all know that when you’re fired or laid off from a job, you can’t take it all with you. You’ve got your pictures and the tschotskies you have on your desk, and that’s about it. Your memos, your business practices, even the very files on your computer might belong to […]

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Head For Zee Hills?

March 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve been holding off on giving you a daily rundown of the bad jobs and economic news (even though last Friday’s news was pretty definitive). Still, this can NOT be good.

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The Euphemistic Language of Layoffs

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough When a company is doing well, it will rhapsodize often about how its “most valuable asset” is its “people.” But when a company is doing badly, those “assets” quickly become their most expensive (and thus expendable) expenses. I thought this post from Valleywag summed it up so nicely, I have to […]

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Yahoo Layoffs Follow Up- This Is How Crazy It’s Getting

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Yes, we covered the rumors before they were fact. But this is taking things to the extreme. Wallpapering the bathrooms… that HAS to be cheaper than an ad campaign on Monster or CareerBuilder!

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