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Halliburton – To cut 1,000 jobs

One of the largest oil service companies in the world scaled-back its workforce recently as prices remain stymied. Halliburton Co. announced it would cut 1,000 jobs amid falling oil prices. The layoffs will take place in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. No jobs in the Americas would be affected by the cuts. … Continue reading

NYT cutting more than 100 newsroom jobs

With the holidays around the corner, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. will start handing out pink slips to 21 Newspaper Guild members on Tuesday. The cuts come after the company fell short of its goal of cutting 100 newsroom jobs through from a combination of voluntary buyouts. With the just announced layoffs, the … Continue reading

Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean – Has continued to fall but will rise from 2015 says ILO

The International Labour Organization (ILO) today reported an unusual pattern in the urban unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean during 2014, which continued to fall despite the economic slowdown. However, the Organization warned that slow growth has begun to impact the labour market. “There are warning signs,” said Elizabeth Tinoco, ILO Regional Director … Continue reading

Mining – Anglo American to cut about 60,000 jobs by 2017

Global miner Anglo American said on Tuesday it aimed to slim down its workforce and warned of a delay in reaching a key return on capital target due to weaker metal prices, putting its long-term revamp strategy in doubt.The company said by 2017 a programme of divestments and productivity improvements would leave it with around … Continue reading

BP – Thousands of job cuts to come

BP will cut thousands of jobs cut across its global oil and gas business by the end of next year in a $1 billion restructuring programme announced on Wednesday following steep falls in oil prices. The British oil major said it was also considering deeper cuts to its 2015 budget beyond the $1-$2 billion reduction … Continue reading

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – To cut 900 research and sales jobs

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) is to shed hundreds of U.S. commercial and research jobs, restructuring operations in its biggest market where drug sales are flagging. A total of 900 posts will be eliminated at GSK’s Research Triangle Park site in North Carolina as drug research is consolidated in Philadelphia and in Stevenage, near London, according to a … Continue reading

Toyota in Australia – To cut 2,600 jobs

Japanese auto major Toyota Motor Corp. (TM: Quote) Wednesday said its production and sales subsidiary in Australia, Toyota Motor Corp. Australia Ltd. or TMCA, would consolidate its corporate functions in Melbourne, that will lead to closure of operations in Sydney. Toyota Motor noted that TMCA’s new business structure will be from 2018 onward. According to … Continue reading

ADP US National Employment Report, November 2014 – 208,000 jobs in the private sector

Private sector employment increased by 208,000 jobs from October to November according to the November ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, … Continue reading

Hewlett-Packard (HP) – More layoffs to come

HP has laid off 41,000 people (with about 9,000 people left to go) under its current downsizing plan for 2014. On Tuesday, the company hinted that more layoffs could be coming with its plans to separate itself into two huge companies. During its quarterly conference call, Wall Street analysts asked for details about HP’s plans … Continue reading

Korea – Government to ease rules for layoffs

The government is considering easing rules for layoffs and overhauling pay systems to ease the plight of non-regular workers. Since any changes are likely to come at the cost of regular workers’ rights, it will certainly entail a major union backlash. “Without reform in the labor market, it isn’t easy to continue creating decent jobs. … Continue reading

Peugeot in France – To cut 3,450 jobs in 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen (PEUP.PA) is preparing to cut another 3,450 French jobs next year as the troubled carmaker pursues a recovery plan under new Chief Executive Carlos Tavares, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. The cuts, to be achieved through a combination of early retirements, voluntary buyouts and internal transfers, will be presented … Continue reading

Federal Taxes, 2011 in US – Average tax rates by quintile goes from 11 percent to 23 percent CBO finds

In 2011, according to CBO’s estimates, average household market income—a comprehensive income measure that consists of labor income, business income, capital income (including capital gains), and retirement income—was approximately $81,000. Government transfers, which include benefits from programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment insurance, averaged approximately $13,000 per household. The sum of those two … Continue reading

Minimum wage hike in New Brunswick – May cause layoffs says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

An upcoming increase to the minimum wage in New Brunswick may force business owners to reduce hours or lay off employees, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. “Businesses in New Brunswick right now are not exactly rolling in dough and they have to make some very ugly choices,” said Dan Kelly, the CFIB’s … Continue reading

ABN Amro – To cut up to 1,000 jobs

ABN Amro Group NV, the state-owned Dutch lender preparing for a share sale next year, will cut as many as 1,000 jobs by 2018 and shrink its branch network as customers move to banking on their phones. via ABN Amro to Cut Up to 1,000 Jobs in Consumer Bank by 2018 – Bloomberg.

Philadelphia Fed on Labor Market – Significant progress has been made

Last week’s employment numbers showed employers adding 214,000 jobs in October. Revisions for September and August added 31,000 more jobs than originally estimated. Interestingly, what we once thought was a weak jobs report for August now shows we added 203,000 jobs, which means that we have had nine months of job growth above 200,000 for … Continue reading

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