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Job cuts surge in January, up 47 percent from previous month

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Job cuts announced by U.S. employers jumped 47 percent in January from December's 13-year low, a private outplacement firm said Thursday.

U.S. job cuts in 2013, lowest in 16 years

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Job cuts announced by U.S. employers in 2013 came to the lowest total since 1997, a private outplacement firm said Thursday.

Job cut announcements steady October to November

CHICAGO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Job cuts announced by U.S. employers in November dropped sharply from November 2012, but held steady from one month earlier, a private employment firm said.

Job cuts rose month-to-month in October

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Job cuts announced by U.S. employers rose 13.5 percent from September to October but slid 4.2 percent from October 2012, a private employment firm said.

Quitting a job, as a trend, seen as a good sign

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- An increase in the number of people quitting their jobs is actually a sign of an improved job market, a U.S. employment firm said Thursday.

Job cuts surge in August

CHICAGO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. companies announced more than 50,000 job cuts in August, the most in any month since February, a private employment firm said Thursday.

Relocating for work reflects gains in housing market

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. managers relocating for a new job is on the rise, a sign of an improved housing market, a national employment firm said Wednesday.

CEO turnovers climb in July

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Executives at the top of the chain of command notched more departures last month than in any month in more than three years, an employment firm said Wednesday.
Job cut announcements declined in July

Job cut announcements declined in July

CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Job cut announcements from U.S. companies dropped 4.2 percent June to July, a private employment firm said Thursday.

Technology firms downsizing to keep up with trends

CHICAGO, July 16 (UPI) -- Announced job cuts among U.S. technology firms more than doubled in the second quarter compared to the first, a private outplacement firm said Tuesday.

Teen summer job hiring off to fast start in 2013

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas said hiring of teenagers for summer jobs is off to its strongest start in seven years.

Job cuts rise in June, but 2013 six-month total is down

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Layoffs in the U.S. job market rose May to June, but shrank in the first half of the year compared with the first half of 2012, a private employment firm said.

Many firms indicate pre-recession workforce levels are history

CHICAGO, June 20 (UPI) -- Results of a recent survey indicate many of the jobs lost in the last recession are not returning now or ever, a private U.S. employment firm said Thursday.
The Issue: More jobs, more people looking for jobs

The Issue: More jobs, more people looking for jobs

Happy day may not yet be here but they're getting closer based on last week's unemployment statistics and recent real estate news.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Healthcare, for the year, tops in CEO turnover

CHICAGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Chief executive officers at U.S. healthcare firms have experienced the most departures for 2013 compared to others, an employment firm said Wednesday.

Long-term unemployed face hurdles

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- Job seekers who have been unemployed long-term can be perceived as unemployable, making it even harder to find work, an employment firm based in Chicago said.
Teens should see more job options this summer

Teens should see more job options this summer

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said U.S. teenagers are likely to see increased opportunities for employment this summer.

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First quarter layoffs highest in a year

First quarter layoffs highest in a year

CHICAGO, April 4 (UPI) -- The monthly number of layoffs at U.S. firms has exceeded the same month a year earlier for four of the past six months, a private employment firm said.

The call of the cubicle

CHICAGO, March 17 (UPI) -- Men and women who prefer working from home are feeling the heat as the decision by U.S. Internet giant Yahoo to ban telecommuting focuses renewed attention on the work-at-home culture.
MICHELLE GROENKE

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Work or basketball? It's a toss up

Work or basketball? It's a toss up

CHICAGO, March 13 (UPI) -- Chances are fair that U.S. firms will see productivity slide while the NCAA Division 1 college basketball tournament is on the tube, an employment firm said.

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Yahoo! cancels work-at-home policy

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant Yahoo! said it was ordering its employees who have been working at home to report back to their company offices.

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