Layoffs

A masked worker at this state WIN job center in Pearl, Miss., holds an unemployment benefit application form as she waits for a client, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The job centers lobbies are closed statewide to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However the continuing growth of unemployment demands and now additional assistance for self-employed, church employees, gig workers, and others who were previously ineligible for unemployment assistance has drawn some people to the centers for information and to obtain and submit unemployment benefit applications. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Associated Press
April 23, 2020 - 6:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as job cuts escalated across an economy that remains all but shut down, the government said Thursday. Roughly 26 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the five weeks since the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins University, whose researchers have been at the forefront of the global response to the coronavirus, is expecting to cut salaries and furlough and lay off employees because of multimillion dollar losses arising from the pandemic, its president announced Tuesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 22, 2020 - 2:23 pm
Johns Hopkins University, whose researchers have been at the forefront of the global response to the new coronavirus, is expecting to cut salaries and furlough and lay off employees because of multimillion-dollar losses arising from the pandemic, its president has announced. The private university’...
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A medical staffer gestures after performing swabs for coronavirus in the Santa Cecilia nursing home in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Saturday, April 17, 2020. A scandal over coronavirus infections and deaths in Italy’s nursing homes took on broader dimensions Friday, with the National Institutes of Health conservatively estimating that at least 6,773 residents had died since Feb. 1, 40% of them either infected with the virus or with COVID-19 symptoms. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
April 19, 2020 - 8:19 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of LA city workers must take 26 furlough...
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A man looks at the closed sign in front of Illinois Department of Employment Security in Chicago, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. With half-a-million people bounced out of jobs in the past month because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois' unemployment safety net has been stretched to the limit. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Associated Press
April 16, 2020 - 5:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the U.S. economy since the coronavirus struck forced 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week. Roughly 22 million have sought jobless benefits in the past month — easily the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record...
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A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a closed children's clothing store in the Hispanic, Little Village in Chicago, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The first U.S. economic indicators to capture the devastation brought on by the pandemic have begun to arrive, showing a plunge in retail sales exceeding what happened during the economic crisis a decade ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 15, 2020 - 3:53 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ NUMBERS TELL A GRIM STORY: Data just emerging paints a...
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A general view of hotel-casinos on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip on November 20, 2009
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Mitch Kelly
April 15, 2020 - 6:05 am
It's simple math. Less revenue (well, no revenue, really) coming in, less spending going out.
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Paul Ihander
April 10, 2020 - 4:38 pm
It seems there is no organization left untouched by the new economy created by the coronavirus pandemic, as LVMPD eliminated more than 100 part-time jobs.
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Houston Roughnecks running back James Butler (28) runs with the ball during an XFL game against the Tampa Bay Vipers at Raymond James Stadium, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.. The Roughnecks beat the Vipers 34-27. (Kim Hukari/Image of Sport via AP)
April 10, 2020 - 10:26 am
The XFL has suspended operations and laid off its employees. XFL workers were told of the layoffs during an in-house conference call Friday. After canceling the remainder of its season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, but promising to be back in 2021, the upstart league backed by WWE...
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People wait in line for a job fair at a United Parcel Service (UPS) facility on November 01, 2019 in New York City.
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Mitch Kelly
April 10, 2020 - 7:20 am
It's hard to drive any distance without seeing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic around Las Vegas. Shuttered shops, boarded up restauruants and evey casino closed down.
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A member enters the building of Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, February 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Associated Press
April 10, 2020 - 5:50 am
As a wave of jobless claims in Nevada since casinos and other businesses were shuttered in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic swelled to nearly 245,000, union leaders called Thursday for company owners to commit to paying idled workers until resorts reopen.
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