Posted by Brian McCullough
The news today that layoffs are increasing at an alarming rate is not good news for jobseekers, or the economy. Key quote:
For the past three months, American companies have been cutting their workforce in increasing numbers, according to a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement consultancy group in Chicago. In July, the number of planned job cuts surged to a 16-month high of 66,414 — a 60 percent increase from June.
So, I thought this would be a good time to repost a series I did back in 2007 when this blog (and the financial crisis) was in it’s infancy:
Click through to read the entire series.
- The Weatherman Technique
- The Lifeboat Technique
- The Late Surge Technique
- The Ninja Technique
- The Zen Technique
Additionally, here are a couple of articles I did that you might also find useful.
Want to know how to read the tea leaves and determine ahead of time if layoffs are likely? Try 8 Sure Signs Layoffs Are Coming.