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  • Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

    Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job.


  • Alcoa to idle Wenatchee plant

    Alcoa will idle its Wenatchee Works plant as part of a companywide plan to shut down smelting operations that are losing money amid low world prices for aluminum, the company …


  • Ambassadors Group travel planner closing down

    Ambassadors Group, the Spokane-based education travel company that arranges popular People to People tours, is closing and all of its employees will be laid off. No student trips will be …


  • Ambassadors Group to close

    Ambassadors Group, the education travel company that arranges the popular People-to-People tours, is closing its doors.


  • Ambassadors Group to lay off 60

    Ambassadors Group, the educational travel company that operates the People to People program, will lay off 60 people.


  • State Employment Security workers face layoffs

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s lower unemployment rate means more jobs in many parts of the economy, but layoffs for the people who help the unemployed. The state Employment Security Department notified …


  • Better economy means layoffs in unemployment office

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s lower unemployment rate means more jobs in many parts of the economy, but layoffs for the people who help the unemployed.


  • Memo from Microsoft CEO announcing job cuts

    Microsoft announced Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news …


  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

    REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to …


  • Hanford whistleblower says layoff was retribution

    KENNEWICK – Hanford whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis was laid off last week after 44 years of employment with URS Corp., he said. Three years ago he lost his position as research …


  • US economy adds 146K jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had …


  • Peanut butter plant closure angers New Mexico town

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Farmers in a revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory. Instead, millions of pounds …


  • Spokane mayor hands out layoff notices

    Spokane Mayor David Condon is continuing on the path of change and reorganization at City Hall. This week, the city’s arts director, the last remaining employee in Spokane’s consumer protection …


  • Alpha closing 8 mines, cutting 1,200 jobs in all

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it was cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing …


  • Weak job growth makes bold Fed action more likely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy’s persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed. The unemployment rate fell …


  • As fewer people seek jobs, unemployment rate dips

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy’s persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed. The unemployment rate fell …


  • US economy adds 96K jobs, rate falls to 8.1 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow the momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech Thursday night to …


  • Providence cuts 172 jobs through voluntary layoffs

    Providence Health Care has accepted 172 voluntary layoffs as part of its move to cut $61 million from its operating budget next year.


  • Cuts in projects lead to layoffs

    The Spokane County Engineering and Roads Department laid off 13 engineering technicians Tuesday for lack of work. Perhaps three more professional staff layoffs were pending, subject to discussions with union …


  • New round of layoffs hits Washington

    OLYMPIA – Dozens of state government workers have been given layoff notices as Washington agencies begin to implement budget cuts at the start of a new fiscal year. The heaviest …


  • School workers won’t lose jobs

    Fifty-three Spokane Public Schools employees, mostly counselors, were recalled Thursday, and more recalls soon could follow. Counselors were among the 238 employees who received layoff notices earlier this month as …


  • Layoff notices hit county’s embattled right-of-way office

    Six Spokane County right-of-way workers received layoff notices Tuesday in the wake of severe criticism by state officials. The notices, effective April 29, apply to everyone in the right-of-way office …


  • 2011 Spokane budget limits layoffs

    What started out as 71 city of Spokane layoffs has dwindled to only a couple. In September, Mayor Mary Verner announced that 71 employees would lose their job the day …


  • City, guild negotiating concessions

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner said her staff was continuing to meet late Thursday with the Spokane Police Guild on a proposed concession agreement to prevent at least some of the …


  • Deal saves Spokane firefighting jobs

    Spokane won’t lose a fire station and firefighters won’t face pink slips for 2011. The Spokane firefighters union voted last week to accept Mayor Mary Verner’s request to forgo raises …


  • Airway Heights prison to lose about 45 jobs

    Cuts at Washington state prisons will eliminate about 45 jobs at Airway Heights Corrections Center and could cancel a rehabilitative program designed to prepare inmates for re-entry to society. “It’s …


  • City jobs on the line as mayor presents budget

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner presented her grim 2011 budget to the City Council on Monday still without having achieved union concessions. That means the loss of 120 city jobs remains …


  • Sacred Heart, Holy Family announce 46 more layoffs

    Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital announced another 46 layoffs Monday, as the two Providence hospitals continue to adjust budgets to deal with a tough economy, fewer patients …


  • Verner’s annual address not all budget gloom

    Mayor Mary Verner accentuated the positive Monday in her annual state of the city speech to the City Council. But the mayor choked up briefly when her speech hit on …


  • City sending 116 layoff notices

    The City of Spokane is sending 116 layoff notices today, including to 65 employees of the police department and 13 in the fire department.

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