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Doubling the minimum wage is fraught with employment dangers

...large, historically unprecedented wage increase, like those being enacted by the West Coast cities, will not only lead to layoffs and reductions in working hours. Many small new ventures, those being contemplated and those just getting off the ground...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-04/doubling-minimum
Sitel adding temp jobs in wake of layoff announcement

Just days after announcing a massive layoff at its Augusta call center, Sitel is...ends a project. The company said the layoffs reflect the "changing business needs...to shifting employees affected by the layoffs if other temporary projects begin in coming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-15/sitel-addin
No. 6 Cavaliers cruise in return from layoff

...Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half Thursday night and No. 6 Virginia returned from an 11-day layoff for exams with a 70-54 victory against Cleveland State.Malcolm Brogdon also scored 16 and Anthony Gill had 13 for the Cavaliers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-18/no-6-cavaliers-cruise-ret
Applications for US jobless aid rose slightly, but still at low levels signaling improving job market

...273,750.Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the very low levels suggest that...also show that employers refrained from layoffs even as the economy contracted in the...growth.In addition to a low level of layoffs, employers are hiring at a robust pace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-25/applications-us-jobless-ai
Aiken colt takes 3rd in Belmont park course

...Diablo Stakes at Belmont Park, but Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell was OK with that after his prized colt's nine-month layoff."It was not as conclusive as I'd hoped," Campbell said. "He stumbled at the break, and sprinting is not his game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-10/aiken-colt-takes-3rd
Tony Stewart returns to racing, undaunted by lengthy layoff following broken leg

...limp, he headed inside his team hauler to "do what I always do ? eat some animal crackers and have a Coke."Stewart's layoff was certainly difficult, enhanced by the pain from his broken leg. He had two surgeries for the breaks, then a third to treat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-02-14/tony-stewart-returns-racin
SRS layoff plans go on hold

...the 300 workers whose layoffs it had asked the Department...has abandoned further layoff plans until after this...The company says layoffs are needed because work...would request additional layoffs in fiscal year 2005...more of the company's layoff requests weren't approved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/04/met_414471.shtml
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American Airlines sends layoff warnings to 11,000 workers

DALLAS - American Airlines is sending layoff warning notices to more than 11,000 employees, though a spokesman...800 ground workers have applied to take the money and leave.Layoff notices went to nearly 3,000 workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-09-18/american-airlines-sends-la
Spinks blames loss on long layoff

...against Mike Tyson in 1988, blaming the flameout on a lengthy layoff between fights. He's convinced that inactivity also is the...Spinks, I'm still that pizazz type of guy." Along with the layoff, Spinks had to deal with a split from longtime trainer Kevin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/29/oth_192774.shtml
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Serena Williams to end eight-month layoff next week

...ready to get back on the tennis court after an eight-month layoff. "When I first got off and took a break, it was really like...attention on a return to No. 1 in the rankings. During her layoff she slipped to No. 6. "I'll work harder so I can be back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/18/oth_409197.shtml
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