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Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

...Not every company is avoiding layoffs. Earlier this month, Microsoft...000 workers ? the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history. But layoff announcements now mainly reflect...unusually low levels. Total layoffs in May dropped below pre-recession...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-24/across-us-job-market-layof
Metro Augusta's unemployment rate rises to 7.4 percent in June

...rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing.Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 6.3 percent, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-24/metro-augustas-unemploymen
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
Augusta metro loses 2,000 jobs in June

...June-to-June job growth since 2006."In June there were 1,689 initial claims for unemployment in the Augusta area, a proxy for layoff activity in a month, 19 percent higher than May. There were 1,818 claims in June 2013.For the state, there were 37...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-17/augusta-metro-loses-2000-j
Perdue embraces role as political outsider

...also come under scrutiny. Kingston says it's nothing to brag about."Here's my opponent that presided over the biggest layoff in textile history and then goes to Dollar General where it lost 66 percent of its value," he said. "He's not the guy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-07/perdue-embrace
Man makes living using chainsaw to carve sculptures

...chainsaw carver he'd watch on family vacations at Lake George in the Adirondacks, he finally tried it himself after a seasonal layoff from welding.Tyoe made more than $1,000 at his first show and soon started racking up awards in regional carving competitions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-06/man-plan-log-chainsaw-bear-sculptur
Unions representing government workers are gaining numbers

...administered by the state.Also in June, a California judge declared unconstitutional the state's teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws. The judge ordered a stay of the decision, pending an appeal by the state and teachers union."The basic structure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-04/unions-representing-govern
Kingston continues political climb

...collapsed."I find it laughable that someone who took $3.4 million in nine months' time and presided over the largest textile layoff in history is worried about a (congressional) cost of living increase of 2 percent," Kingston said.The biggest difference...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-07/kingston-conti
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
Layoff notices coming for MOX workers

...mixed oxide facility could begin receiving layoff notices this week because of federal budget...end of the fiscal year.The need for layoffs, he said, will trigger a federal act...60-day notice for plant closings or mass layoffs."The first notices to employees will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-03/layoff-notices-coming-mox-wor