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CPS Laying Off 1,150 Teachers And Clerical Staff

Chicago Public Schools officials have sent layoff notices to 550 teachers and 600 clerical support staff, but said the teachers will be able to apply for other open jobs with the district for next school year.

06/26/2014

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Macy’s To Lay Off 2,500 Workers

Macy’s department stores announced Wednesday that it will lay off 2,500 workers as the company plans to restructure its business.

01/08/2014

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Sandwich Shop Fires Its Employees — By Email — Right Before Christmas

The move comes three weeks after Snarf’s employees went on strike for higher wages.

12/23/2013

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Alsip Factory Closing To Eliminate 480 Jobs

Berry Plastics said the layoffs, which will begin next month, are part of a cost-cutting initiative that will result in five plant closings.

12/13/2013

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Joliet Area Steel Plant Closing To Cost 110 Jobs

The Gerdau steel plant, once owned by Sheffield Steel, originally started in the 1860s as a horseshoe factory. The plant produces steel “flats and squares” used by manufacturers, fabricators and cold finishers in their products.

11/14/2013

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Claypool: CTA Job Cuts To Save $13 Million A Year

About a third of the jobs are going away because of the transition to the Ventra card system, which takes CTA out of the fare-collection business. Some will get the chance to reapply for 30 new jobs.

09/11/2013

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CPS Lays Off 200 Cafeteria Workers

School chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Friday’s the layoffs will save the system about $4 million.

08/02/2013

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Teachers’ Union Slams CPS For ‘Devastating’ Cuts, Layoffs

A month before the new school year starts, protestors from the Chicago Teacher’s Union were expressing outrage over budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools, with a protest march through the Loop.

WBBM Newsradio–07/24/2013

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‘We Will Not Retreat,’ Teachers Union Rep Tells PUSH

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and a Chicago Teachers Union representative said on Saturday that work will be done to fight back against the recent layoffs of more than 2,100 Chicago Public Schools employees

07/20/2013

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Chicago Teacher Layoffs Generate Outrage, Sadness

School administrators and Mayor Emanuel continued to blame budget problems and the unsettled pension crisis in Springfield for the job cuts.

07/19/2013

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CPS Set To Lay Off More Than 2,000 Employees

The layoffs include 1,036 teachers, of which 545 are tenured, and 1,077 non-teachers.

07/18/2013

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CTU Fears Chicago Could Follow Philadelphia’s Lead With Teacher Layoffs

Chicago Teachers Union officials fear the city could soon follow Philadelphia’s steps and send out thousands of layoff notices. On Friday, the Philadelphia School District notified more than 3,000 employees of layoffs.

06/10/2013

Chicago Sun-Times reporters join former Sun-Times photographers on the picket line outside the newspaper's River North offices, after the entire photography staff was laid off. (Credit: CBS)

Fired Sun-Times Photographers Protest Outside Newspaper

Sun-Times photojournalists who were fired last week staged a protest rally – along with some of their family members, former colleagues and other supporters – outside the newspaper’s offices in the River North neighborhood on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2013

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Teachers Union Fears Massive Layoffs Due To School Closings, Pension Costs

With 49 elementary schools set to close this summer, and the district facing an additional $412 million in pension costs, the Chicago Teachers Union estimated hundreds – if not thousands – of teachers could be laid off to reduce district spending.

WBBM Newsradio–06/05/2013

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Sun-Times Lays Off Nearly Entire Staff Of Photographers

In an unprecedented move, the Chicago Sun-Times has laid off nearly its entire staff of photographers.

05/30/2013

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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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Layoffs Loom For Doctor Watchdogs

The Illinois government agency that looks into complaints against doctors announced it will lay off investigators starting Tuesday and warned of yearlong delays in physician licensing because the Legislature didn’t act to bail out the medical watchdog unit.

01/10/2013

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Chicago Library Janitors Laid Off

The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.

11/30/2012

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Layoffs Down From Year Ago, Hiring Remains Weak: Report

A new survey finds that planned job cuts by employers picked up a bit last month but still were way below a year ago.

10/04/2012

Employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services stage a protest rally outside the Thompson Center, to speak out against layoffs at the agency, which they say will hurt children. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

DCFS Workers Rally Downtown To Protest Layoffs

A few hundred employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services rallied in front of the Thompson Center this afternoon, protesting layoffs at the agency.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

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