Applications for US jobless benefits fall to 42-year low

...42 years. Applications for jobless benefits are a proxy for layoffs, so the low level indicates that employers are keeping their...difficulty they report in finding qualified people."With layoffs down, employers are also hiring more to meet greater demand...

Scuttlebiz: Manpower says area is weak for job market

...Those of you on Twitter might have seen these this week @Scuttlebiz:? June unemployment ticks higher on after-school layoffs? The RaceWay convenience story at 1236 Gordon Highway in #Augusta is for sale? Local businesses monitoring the falling...

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...

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...

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...

Other sports
Layoff toll may be heavy for NBA players

...when it's nothing but net. But what's that? Huffing and puffing, moans and groans and occasional shrieks? The long layoff, shortened training camps and grueling, crammed season will most likely take their toll on NBA players this season. Sprains...

SRS layoff plan approved

...federal energy officials have approved a Savannah River Site layoff plan that will trim 1,200 workers from the payroll this year...off. Those voluntary departures would reduce the number of layoffs. The severance package for employees terminated under the...

Metro | Savannah River Site
Augusta-area jobs decline in June

...and Georgia continues to be a national leader in job creation."Initial claims for unemployment insurance, a proxy for layoffs, were higher in June. In the metro area, 1,617 initial jobless claims were filed, 368 more than in May.Statewide...

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...

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...