- Murray Energy expects more than 1,800 coal mine layoffs Updated: May-22-15 6:46 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told another 439 Mountain State miners they could be out of work.
- Federal grant to bring job training to laid off mill workers Updated: May-22-15 1:31 pm
BEND, Oregon - Federal grant money is making training available to about half the workers who lost jobs when Woodgrain Millwork's roof collapsed in November.
- Largest Minnesota farm hit by bird flu to lay off 39 workers Updated: May-21-15 5:55 pm
RENVILLE, Minnesota - The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees.
- Iowa farm equipment company to close plants, eliminate jobs Updated: May-21-15 4:06 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A farm equipment manufacturer in Sioux City is shutting down its two plants, eliminating more than 50 jobs in the area.
- Funding impasse has schools preparing for possible crisis Updated: May-21-15 3:59 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of an education funding bill means that administrators around the state have to plan for a possible crisis starting July 1.
- Anchorage School District says it won't lay off teachers Updated: May-21-15 10:54 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - After the Anchorage School Board cut about 60 classroom teacher positions from next school year's budget, teachers in the Anchorage School District can be happy knowing they won't be laid off.
- Frank's International confirms layoffs in Lafayette Updated: May-20-15 4:05 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Frank's International is laying off 150 of its employees in Lafayette, part of the company's global effort to trim its workforce by 400 to 600 workers.
- Services, jobs to be cut at 3 Big Island hospitals Updated: May-20-15 8:52 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii's state-funded hospital system is cutting almost 90 jobs and reducing some services at three east Big Island facilities in an effort to bridge a $7 million deficit for the coming fiscal year.
- Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom Updated: May-18-15 9:06 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker warned Monday that about 15,000 state employees could be laid off amid a continued budget showdown with the Legislature. A debate also escalated over whether the special session will continue to be held in Juneau or moved to Anchorage.
- Layoffs possible at Walter Energy coal mine in Ala Updated: May-18-15 2:41 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Walter Energy says almost 400 people working at its coal mine in Brookwood could lose their jobs because of the weak steel industry.
- Blue Bell laying off, furloughing workers in Alabama Updated: May-18-15 12:50 pm
SYLACAUGA, Alabama - Scores of Alabama workers are being affected by Blue Bell's partial shutdown following a listeria outbreak linked to its ice cream.
- Oreo maker Mondelez to cut up to 600 jobs at Chicago bakery Updated: May-16-15 6:01 pm
CHICAGO - Mondelez International plans to cut several hundred jobs at a Chicago bakery that makes Chips Ahoy and Oreo cookies and other snack foods.
- Blue Bell layoffs spur worker outrage, gratitude Updated: May-16-15 5:52 pm
HOUSTON - Reactions have ranged from outrage to sympathy among the families of workers affected by Blue Bell Creameries' announced plans for layoffs and furloughs.
- US Steel lays off another 285 works at Gary Works mill Updated: May-16-15 3:43 pm
GARY, Indiana - U.S. Steel has laid off another 285 workers at its Gary Works mill in the latest wave of layoffs spurred by weak demand for its steel.
- FairPoint Communications will cut 260 jobs in 17 states Updated: May-15-15 4:31 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - FairPoint Communications is cutting about 260 jobs in the 17 states where it operates, including 60 jobs when it closes a South Burlington call center, officials said Friday.
- Bombardier says 1,750 job cuts due to soft demand for jets Updated: May-14-15 8:54 am
MONTREAL - Bombardier confirmed Thursday it will cut more than 1,750 employees in Canada and Northern Ireland over the coming months to adjust for weak demand for some of its business jets.
- FTS International to lay off 80 Shreveport workers Updated: May-14-15 6:56 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - FTS International is laying off 80 employees at its Shreveport facility following a consolidation of regional operations in Shreveport and Longview, Texas.
- Packaging manufacturing plant to close, eliminating 150 jobs Updated: May-13-15 8:25 pm
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - A packaging manufacturing operation in Evansville has announced plans to shut down the plant and move operations to North Carolina.
- Chinese workers at state-owned machinery plant protest Updated: May-13-15 10:46 am
BEIJING - More than 10,000 workers at a state-owned machinery manufacturer in southern China are protesting low wages and company plans to lay off thousands of staff after posting losses for three years, employees said Wednesday.
- Russian pipe manufacturer cuts jobs, hours at 2 Pa. plants Updated: May-12-15 2:01 pm
KOPPEL, Pennsylvania - A Russian steel pipe manufacturer has cut hours and workers at two Pennsylvania plants.
- US job openings fall, hiring rises in mostly positive report Updated: May-12-15 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell in March, though companies filled more of their open positions in a sign they are still confident enough to hire.
- Darden lays off employees at Orlando headquarters Updated: May-12-15 5:58 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Orlando-based Darden Restaurants will lay off 30 workers at its headquarters.
- Iowa clerks jobs to change as courts go all-electronic Updated: May-11-15 4:40 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Hundreds of court clerks in the Iowa Judicial Branch are getting new official duties, in part to replace those lost as Iowa moves to a totally electronic, paperless filing system for records.
- Harlan mine lays off more than 60 workers Updated: May-09-15 1:02 pm
HARLAN, Kentucky - A coal mine closing in southeastern Kentucky has put 64 miners out of work.
- US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains Updated: May-08-15 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.