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Planned Layoffs Surged 37 Percent Last Month; More Coming Due To Sequester

Ahead of a key government jobs report to be issued Friday, a Chicago firm said layoffs are picking up in the U.S.

03/07/2013

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Study Finds Pace Of Job Cuts Lowest in 15 Years

CHICAGO (CBS) – There is new evidence that the job market strengthened last year. A Chicago research firm reports that job cutting in 2012 plunged to its lowest level in 15 years. Outplacement firm Challenger […]

01/03/2013

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Challenger: Job Market Is In Holding Pattern

The U.S. Department of Labor issues its key monthly jobs report for August Friday morning, but another report today suggests the job market is in something of a holding pattern.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2012

A general view at the Motorola booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 13 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 140,000 attendees. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Motorola Mobility To Cut 20 Percent Of Its Workforce Worldwide

As many as 4,000 employees around the world are about to lose their jobs with Illinois-based Motorola Mobility.

WBBM Newsradio–08/13/2012

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Job Cuts Down In Last Month, Up From Last Year

Ahead of a key government jobs report for February coming up Friday, a Chicago-based research firm says downsizing by employers eased last month.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2012

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Kraft Foods To Cut Up To 1,600 Positions

Kraft Foods Inc. will cut 1,600 positions in North America as it prepares to split its business in two.

01/17/2012

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Report: More Companies Plan To Hire Than Lay Off Next Year

There is some positive news Tuesday about jobs in Chicago and nationwide.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2011

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Total Jobs Cuts For 2011 Equal Last Year–With Month To Go

Employers this month announced virtually the same number of job cuts as in October, according to the Challenger, Gray and Christmas monthly survey.

11/30/2011

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Report: Job Cuts Were Way Down In October

There is a glimmer of hope on the jobs front this Wednesday, as planned job cuts by businesses plummeted last month.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2011

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Cutting More Than 100 Jobs

The Chicago Transit Authority has announced that it is cutting more than more than 100 jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

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Grim Numbers For September Job Cuts

There is more evidence that the economy is contracting, with grim job numbers coming out.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Vows To Cut City Managers, Save $34 Million

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel today said he will eliminate about 500 management positions to save taxpayers about $34 million. The mayor says the cuts go farther than the ones he had promised in the […]

WBBM Newsradio–10/03/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Tribune Tower (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Job Cuts Coming To Tribune Company

Job cuts are coming to the Tribune Company as a result of a major reorganization.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Cut 54 Jobs

The Chicago Transit Authority says 54 positions will be eliminated, as part of budget cuts that will save the agency $15 million per year.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

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Good News For Job Cuts, Bad News For Inflation

A couple of new economic reports Wednesday suggest a stronger job market but increased concerns about inflation.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2011

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Sears To Cut Jobs

Sears Holdings Corp. is closing one of its suburban stores, making the retailer one of six Illinois companies planning a total of 505 job cuts in coming months.

04/07/2011

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Public Sector Dominating Job Cuts

Government agencies still are downsizing but a Chicago research firm reports that overall, employers are cutting fewer jobs.

WBBM Newsradio–03/30/2011

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Job Cuts Up For Second Straight Month

The Chicago outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas says planned job cuts soared again in February, the second straight month they’ve gone up.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2011

A four-month-old polar bear cub stretches following a nap next to his 22-year-old mother Arki at suburban Chicago's Brookfield Zoo May 2, 2007 in Brookfield, Illinois.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brookfield Zoo Cuts 11 Jobs, Closes 2 Exhibits

Eleven jobs are being cut at Brookfield Zoo to help close a $1.3 million budget shortfall.

12/13/2010