After CTU Rejects Contract Offer, CPS Warns Of LayoffsA day after the Chicago Teachers Union turned down a four-year contract offer from the Chicago Public Schools, CEO Forrest Claypool warned the union it will be moving forward with a plan for layoffs.
Chicago Public Schools Laying Off Hundreds Of Administrative StaffHundreds of workers at the central offices of the Chicago Public Schools were getting layoff notices on Friday, as the district tries to plug a $480 million budget hole.
Students, Activists March To Protest Possible CPS Teacher LayoffsMore than three dozen Chicago Public Schools students and other activists were marching through downtown and beyond on Friday, protesting possible teacher layoffs, and demanding better education funding.
Groupon To Cut 1,100 Jobs, About 10 Percent Of Work ForceThe e-commerce and online deals company said in a blog post Tuesday that the cuts are mainly in its international business. Having already closed its operations in Greece and Turkey, Groupon says it is also leaving Morocco, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay.
Walgreens To Lay Off 370 Corporate EmployeesThe job cuts, which will not affect any stores, are part of the company’s ongoing restructuring and cost-reduction plan that was announced a year ago, company spokesman James Graham said in a statement.
Jobs Cut At Get Covered Illinois Before 3rd Enrollment PushGov. Bruce Rauner's administration has eliminated 15 staff positions from Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange, three months ahead of the third annual enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care law.
Teachers Protest CPS Budget Cuts, LayoffsPublic school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.
CTU Plans City Hall Protest As CPS Begins 1,400 LayoffsThe union said the district’s cutbacks are counterproductive, and will lead to fewer resources for educators. The Emanuel administration has said the cuts will save $200 million for a district reeling from paying $634 million in pension obligations.
Elgin School District Notifies Teachers Of LayoffsThe school board has approved layoffs of 263 teachers, although most of them likely will be recalled next school year. More than 200 non-union support personnel also were receiving layoff notices.
CPS Laying Off 1,150 Teachers And Clerical StaffChicago 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.
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.
Sandwich Shop Fires Its Employees -- By Email -- Right Before ChristmasThe move comes three weeks after Snarf’s employees went on strike for higher wages.

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