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School districts face hard choices amid pandemic-era cuts

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The school year in this old industrial city started with a whack of a budget ax. Teachers, classroom aides and...

US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job losses may have eased...

Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by...

Finland’s national carrier cuts over 10% of workforce

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Finland's national carrier said Tuesday it will cut 700 jobs - over 10% of its workforce - by the end...

Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped one million for the...

US layoffs still high, but so is skepticism on jobless data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that layoffs remain elevated seven months...

The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are...

8,800 part-time workers in Florida part of Disney layoffs

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — About 8,800 part-time union workers at Walt Disney World in Florida will be part of the 28,000 layoffs in Disney's...

Census head says order is being obeyed, but gripes continue

The head of the U.S. Census Bureau says in a court declaration that the agency is complying with a judge's order for the 2020...

CEO says Southwest needs union pay cuts to avoid furloughs

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will cut pay for nonunion workers in January and says union workers must also accept less pay or face...

At least a quarter of Disney layoffs coming from Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At least a quarter of the 28,000 layoffs planned for Disney's parks division will come from Florida, according to a...

California wavers on theme park opening rules amid pressure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday delayed new operating rules for theme parks such as Disneyland that have been closed since...

Democratic proposal for more airline aid stalls in Congress

A proposal by House Democrats to give the airline industry $28.8 billion to avert thousands of furloughs failed to advance on Friday, marking a...

Unemployment marches higher in Europe as pandemic grinds on

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Unemployment rose for a fifth straight month in Europe in August and is expected to grow further amid concern that...

US layoffs remain elevated as incomes and spending weaken

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to...

California governor vetoes bill to help displaced workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill late Wednesday that would have guaranteed most laid-off hospitality workers would be first...

American, United to furlough 32,000 as time runs out on aid

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a...

Shell plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs as oil demand slumps

LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday it's planning to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022 following...

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co....

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. ...

UK announces new plan to help workers hit by pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s treasury chief announced a new income support program Thursday for workers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as the government races...

Powell faces lawmakers’ skepticism on some Fed aid programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the Federal Reserve's efforts to support the economy during the pandemic-induced recession from assertions that...

Manager ordered census layoffs despite judge’s ruling

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two weeks after a federal judge prohibited the U.S. Census Bureau from winding down the 2020 census, a manager in...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates...

French unions protest tire factory closure amid virus crisis

PARIS (AP) — Workers protested Thursday at a Bridgestone tire factory in northern France over the company’s decision to close the plant and lay...

Raytheon doubles job cuts to 15,000, citing airline downturn

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt &...

VW truck maker MAN plans to cut up to 9,500 jobs

BERLIN (AP) — Truck and bus maker MAN, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, said Friday that it plans to shed up to 9,500 jobs worldwide...

US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to...

Virgin Atlantic completes rescue plan; 1,150 jobs lost

LONDON (AP) — Virgin...

Many more likely sought jobless aid as layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

United plans to furlough 16,000 workers, fewer than expected

United Airlines said Wednesday...

Eurozone unemployment capped by support programs _ for now

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

In a week of layoffs in the US, MGM Resorts adds 18,000 more

MGM Resorts is laying...

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport cuts hundreds of jobs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)...

American Airlines plans 19,000 furloughs, layoffs in October

DALLAS (AP) — American...

Credit Suisse to shut 37 bank branches in Switzerland

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss...

Future for Liberia’s rubber farmers shaky amid economic woes

GBARNGA, Liberia (AP) —...

UK retailer Marks & Spencer cuts 7,000 jobs due to pandemic

LONDON (AP) — British...

Bankrupt Alaska airline seeks bonus for its chief executive

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —...

In Seattle, a Black police chief resigns over budget cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts...

No federal relief leaves states, cities facing big deficits

State and local government...

1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly...

Financially struggling zoos could be latest pandemic victims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —...

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

With tens of thousands...

Wages and benefits grow at slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages...

Dutch KLM group to cut 4,500-5,000 jobs due to pandemic

AMSTELVEEN, The Netherlands (AP)...

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus surges in South, West

WASHINGTON (AP) — More...

Spirit warns of layoffs; aid for contractors being examined

Spirit Airlines is warning...

Troubles abound, Boeing losses bloom to $2.4 billion in 2Q

Boeing lost $2.4 billion...

Schlumberger slashes 21,000 jobs amid pandemic oil rout

Schlumberger is cutting more...

AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won’t return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly...

Rising coronavirus infections threaten US economic recovery

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rising...

UK job losses set to rise sharply as numbers on payroll sink

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment...

American Airlines warns 25,000 workers they could lose jobs

DALLAS (AP) — American...

US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

United Airlines warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

United Airlines is warning...

Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cuts

PARIS (AP) — Air...

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S....

5 things to watch for in Thursday’s jobs report for June

WASHINGTON (AP) — With...

Airbus shedding 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe

PARIS (AP) — Battered...

US job market’s modest improvement may be stalling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Australia’s Qantas airline to cut 6,000 jobs as virus hits

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)...

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