Layoffs

FILE - This June 13, 2013 file photo shows the Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied to video games that can have a relatively short lives before players move on to the next craze. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:03 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied...
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February 11, 2019 - 2:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A subsidiary of a Texas-based medical device company says it is laying off 65 workers this summer at its North Carolina service center. The Charlotte Observer reports KCI USA has filed notice with the state that the layoffs will impact its service center near UNC Charlotte...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, the Vice logo is seen at a joint venture announcement between Vice Media and Roger Communications in Toronto. Vice Media is cutting 250 jobs globally as it seeks to shore up its profitability. It is the latest round of layoffs as the media industry contracts. The cuts affect about 10 percent of Vice’s 2,500 staff, said company spokeswoman Danielle Carrig on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. But she said Vice plans to add jobs as well in departments including sales and digital news as it focuses on its units with potential for growth. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media is cutting 250 jobs globally as it seeks to achieve profitability. It is the latest round of layoffs as the media industry contracts. The cuts affect about 10 percent of Vice's 2,500 staff, said company spokeswoman Danielle Carrig. But she said Vice plans to add jobs as...
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January 31, 2019 - 12:21 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Home-improvement giant Lowe's is outsourcing work at a South Carolina distribution center and is expected to eliminate 80 jobs. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Charleston distribution center is what the chain called a "cross dock terminal" where appliances are...
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FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo Michael Northern, vice president of WJP Restaurant Group, stands next to an empty table at dinnertime at Rocket City Tavern near numerous federal agencies in Huntsville, Ala. Businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. Northern said business is down 35 percent. “People are just going home and nesting, trying to conserve resources,” said Northern. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 24, 2019 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. In many cases, it's forcing them to cut workers' hours...
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January 24, 2019 - 3:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is reducing the size of its workforce assigned to driverless car technology as the company reorganizes amid weakening sales of iPhones, its biggest moneymaker. The company acknowledged the cutbacks in a Thursday statement, without specifying the number of jobs affected...
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FILE- In this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo the BuzzFeed website is displayed on an iPad held by an Associated Press staffer in Los Angeles. Media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim costs and become profitable. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti said in a memo to employees Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, that the layoffs will help BuzzFeed avoid having to raise money from investors again. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 24, 2019 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Digital media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim costs and become profitable. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote employees Wednesday that the layoffs will help BuzzFeed avoid having to raise money from investors again. The privately held...
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January 23, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is cutting about 800 jobs, or 7 percent of its media and advertising employees, as it reorganizes the troubled division. The wireless company had hoped to create an ad business that could compete with Google and Facebook. It spent roughly $10 billion buying up former...
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Fiat Chrysler's new CEO, Mike Manley, is interviewed, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Manley says major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker. Manley took over for the late Sergio Marchionne last year. Three years ago, Marchionne was shopping for a partner and said the industry needed to consolidate to better share huge capital investment costs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 14, 2019 - 3:30 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler, the company's new CEO says. Mike Manley, who took over for the late Sergio Marchionne last year, said the company downsized its workforce significantly during the...
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January 11, 2019 - 8:54 pm
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX is laying off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, saying it needs to get leaner so it can succeed in enormous projects such as creating an interplanetary spacecraft. The Los Angeles Times reports that the cuts were announced Friday in an email to employees of...
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