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Airlines looking at furloughs, layoffs as stimulus talks stall

The fate of close to 32,000 airline industry employees rests today on whether Congress can make a deal to bail out the nation's airlines. The proposed layoffs come on top of the elimination of tens of thousands of jobs in the industry this summer.

Op-Ed: Layoffs and closings gather steam as coronavirus hits economy

The first few months of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. was a tense period for the economy. Luckily, the federal government forestalled an economic disaster by providing financial aid to help most businesses and workers through the end of July.

Uber says slashing jobs and trimming investment

San Francisco - Uber on Monday announced it is cutting a quarter of its global workforce and trimming investment to survive the financial hit to its business from the coronavirus pandemic.

Airbnb slashes staff in effort to ride out pandemic

San Francisco - Home-sharing platform Airbnb said Tuesday it will slash one fourth of its workforce -- some 1,900 people -- as the coronavirus pandemic crushes the travel industry.

Global nuclear power getting hammered by pandemic, green energy

Generating power without harmful carbon emissions has never been more urgent, yet one of the biggest sources of clean power is struggling to turn a profit.

Help wanted: Jobless China workers await relief

Shanghai - Life is never easy for China's nearly 300 million migrant workers, but with the coronavirus zapping jobs at a historic clip, unemployed factory labourer Wei Guikun is at his wits' end.

Layoffs and mill closings continue to plague BC forest industry

Vancouver - As B.C. politicians continue to argue in the legislature about the ongoing job losses in the forest industry, thousands of laid-off workers and the communities they live in are left facing an uncertain future.

Tata Steel to cut up to 3,000 jobs in Europe

Den Haag - Indian group Tata Steel said Monday it would slash up to 3,000 jobs in Europe as it restructures European operations following the collapse of a planned merger.

Lowe's lays off thousands as it turns to third-party vendors

Home improvement retailer, Lowe's, is laying off possibly thousands of workers from its 1,725 stores across the country. The cuts reportedly only affect in-store assemblers and maintenance staff.

Nissan confirms profit plunge as job cuts reported

Apo - Japanese car giant Nissan confirmed Wednesday it will report a plunge in first quarter operating profit as media reported the struggling automarker plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs worldwide.

Nissan to cut over 10,000 jobs worldwide: reports

Apo - Japanese car giant Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs worldwide, reports said Wednesday, as it works to turn its fortunes around after its former chief was arrested over financial misconduct.

Dismissed Deutsche Bank staff head out as overhaul bites

London - From Asia to the United States, disconsolate staff at Deutsche Bank dealt Monday with news of massive layoffs with some already heading to the exits to drown their sorrows.The German giant's share price fell to a low of 6.66 euros ($7.

Ford cutting 12,000 jobs in Europe in restructuring effort

Ford said it will cut 12,000 jobs in Europe by the end of next year to try to return the business to profit, part of a wave of cost reductions in an auto industry facing stagnant demand and huge investments to build low emission cars.

Unions hit out at Ford plan to close Wales plant in 2020

London - US automaker Ford will close its engine plant in south Wales next year, threatening more than 1,500 jobs, in a "grotesque act of economic betrayal", British unions said on Thursday.

Ford Motors cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs worldwide

Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10 percent of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year.

Amazon's 'collaborative' robots offer peek into the future

New York - Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars -- but instead of colliding, they're following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon.

Spanish supermarket Dia to slash jobs

Madrid - Financially troubled Spanish supermarket group Dia said Friday it wanted to cut up to 2,100 jobs as it reported a massive loss.

GM begins first round of layoffs — axing 4,000 workers

Detroit - General Motors began involuntary layoffs on Monday, hoping to complete the latest round of cutbacks before releasing its fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

Stratolaunch cuts back operations, dropping rocket plans

Stratolaunch, the private spaceflight company building the world's largest and, perhaps, most bizarre-looking airplane, is scaling back its operations. More than 50 employees will be laid off as part of the company's "streamlining" plan.

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

Paris - Agence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday.

Thomson Reuters announces 3,200 job cuts over two years

Montr - Financial data and news agency Thomson Reuters announced Tuesday cuts of 3,200 jobs and dozens of office closures worldwide over the next two years as part of a restructuring.

Canadian workers slam GM plant closure as 'slap in face'

Oshawa - Canadian auto workers walked off the job in protest Monday as General Motors said it would shutter a plant that has been a fixture of Oshawa, Ontario since 1953 -- drawing protests from union bosses and the country's prime minister.

General Motors says cutting 15% of workforce to save $6 bn

Washington - In a massive restructuring, US auto giant General Motors announced Monday it will cut 15 percent of its workforce to save $6 billion and adapt to "changing market conditions.

S. Africa's cash-strapped public broadcaster eyes massive layoffs

Johanesburg - South Africa's cash-strapped public broadcaster SABC is considering laying off nearly 1,000 people, or about one third of its full-time staff, in a bid to turn around its "dire" finances, according to a document seen on Tuesday.

As Trump promotes his tariffs, companies are laying off workers

The ongoing trade war President Donald Trump has waged against world powers, including some of our closest allies, doesn't show signs of slowing down, forcing many U.S. companies to make some hard decisions about where to cut costs.

Cameco suspends uranium production at Canadian sites

Saskatoon - In the face of rock-bottom uranium prices, Cameco Corporation is indefinitely shutting down its Key Lake mill and McArthur River mines in Saskatchewan, laying off close to 700 employees.

Tenaris lays off Canadian workers as Trump steel tariffs bite

Sault Ste. Marie - Even as Canada's retaliatory tariffs go into effect today against President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum - a steel pipe manufacturer in Ontario is temporarily laying off 40 workers, according to a company spokesman.

Deutsche Bank slashes over 7,000 jobs in major shake-up

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank said Thursday it will slash over 7,000 jobs globally and dramatically scale back its investment banking activities as it seeks to turn the page on years of losses.

Carrier plant Trump made campaign deal with lays off more workers

Over 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 trumpeting his deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.

Strike over Teva layoffs briefly halts flights at Israel's main airport

Jerusalem - Flights at Israel's main airport were suspended for several hours on Sunday as part of a strike against plans by pharmaceutical giant Teva to shed employees.
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