Vote to improve our city

...urge our voters to carefully consider the ramifications of turning SPLOST down. While we don't know everything, we do know layoffs will have to happen and some city services will have to be cut back. I shudder to think of these consequences, and will cast...

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...

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...

Mets welcome break before World Series starts on Tuesday

...And recent history suggests such a long layoff in October can really be detrimental...Fall Classic, the club with the extended layoff got wiped out in the World Series.In fact...vanquished to see the potential drawbacks of a layoff. Chicago had three days off after eliminating...

Westminster, Augusta Prep enjoy strong showing at state cross country meet

...but got hurt just before last week's region meet and didn't run. She was cleared to run Wednesday and was affected by the layoff, finishing 26th (21:43).Looking ahead, Holodak already sees a bright future with the talent on his team."Katy Earwood...

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...

Applications for US weekly jobless benefits rose last week

...S. export sales and industrial output has weakened as businesses cut back on orders in an effort to trim excess supplies. But so far, this weakness has not spurred a rise in layoffs. Benefit applications are a proxy for job layoffs.

Applications for US unemployment aid drop to 42-year low

...reluctant to spend. But faltering growth has not yet led businesses to cut jobs.The weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs and have been below 300,000 since March, a historically low level that typically points to solid hiring.Yet hiring has...

Xi signs UK nuclear-power deal as Cameron says Britain will be China's 'partner of choice'

...Xi over what they see as unfair Chinese commercial competition.U.K.-based steelmakers have announced several thousand layoffs in recent weeks, blaming China for selling steel at a loss on world markets to secure its own market share.Challenged in...

Bank of America earns $4.1 billion in third quarter

...JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America has been on an aggressive cost-cutting campaign, which has included branch closures and layoffs. The bank had 215,193 employees at the end of the third quarter, compared with 229,538 in 2014.The bank also did better...