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UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 5:02 p.m.

Trump administration to pull out of rural Job Corps program, laying off 1,100 federal workers

The Trump administration announced Friday that it will kill a Forest Service program that trains disadvantaged young people for wildland fire fighting and other jobs in rural communities, laying off …


Ford cuts 7,000 white-collar jobs

DETROIT — Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, …


Spokane school district proposes shorter Fridays and larger class sizes as budget cuts loom

Budget cuts and layoffs at Spokane Public Schools may mean that students are let out of school 75 minutes early every Friday to give teachers weekly preparation and planning time.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Mead School District board hears recommended areas to cut $12 million

In a lead-up to potential layoffs at the Mead School District, the board of directors heard recommendations on where to cut $12 million out of its budget.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:41 a.m.

High number of layoffs at Rogers High School shows ongoing disparity among city’s schools

As if they needed another one, the students in Hillyard are getting a tough lesson in economics.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

School board’s ‘procedural step’ lays groundwork for staff reductions under looming budget cuts

While hoping for the best from Olympia, the Spokane Public Schools board is preparing for the worst in the face of a projected $43.5 million reduction in levy revenue.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Digital media company BuzzFeed cutting 15 percent of jobs

Digital media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim costs and become profitable.


Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. Now that once-reliable …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Trump threatens GM over plant closures, layoffs

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was “very disappointed” that General Motors was closing plants in the United States and warned that the White House was “now looking at …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

General Motors wanted at least 7K workers to take a buyout; layoffs loom

General Motors hoped at least 7,000 white-collar workers would sign up by noon Monday for a buyout offer, but managers told employees last week that it was likely to fall …


Starbucks laying off 350 people, mostly at Seattle headquarters

Starbucks is notifying about 350 corporate employees Tuesday that they no longer have a job with the Seattle coffee giant, an expected wave of layoffs associated with a reorganization announced …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Source: Management shake-up at Alaska Air will bring layoffs

A management shake-up is underway at Alaska Air, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and regional carrier Horizon Air. One manager, who asked not to be identified, said the re-organization …


Lagunitas lays off 12 percent of workforce as growing craft beer market faces pressure

Facing pressure from an increasingly crowded craft beer market, Lagunitas Brewing Co. announced this week that it is laying off 12 percent of its workforce, more than 100 employees companywide.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Starbucks plans corporate shake-up and layoffs, starting with senior execs

Girding for continued change in the retail landscape, Starbucks plans job cuts this fall at its Seattle headquarters, including eliminating some top executives, as it reorganizes in a bid to …


Wells Fargo to cut 10 percent of workforce over next three years

Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for …


Idaho call center lays off more than 600 workers

More than 600 workers have lost their jobs at a southwestern Idaho call center.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Tesla cuts 9 percent of workforce in bid to post a profit

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk’s promise …


U.S. job openings decline in February from record level

U.S. businesses posted fewer open jobs in February than the previous month when openings reached a record level, though layoffs fell.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

Amazon laying off corporate employees in rare cutback

Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate employees, a rare cutback for a company that has spent most of the last few years in a frantic growth spurt.


Southern Oregon resort suffering because of lack of snow

A lack of snow is hurting business at a southern Oregon resort, forcing cutbacks and layoffs.


Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs

Israel’s national trade union on Sunday held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva’s decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key …


ESPN eliminating 150 production, tech jobs in latest cuts

ESPN is eliminating 150 production and technical employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Montana coal mine owners due in court as layoffs loom

Attorneys for a central Montana coal mine are due in court this week to press a judge to reverse an order they say would prompt dozens of layoffs by blocking …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

Montana coal mine appeals ruling that could trigger layoffs

The owners of a Montana coal mine have asked a federal appellate court to intervene after a judge halted a planned expansion – a ruling the company says could shut …


Lack of Washington capital budget leads to some layoffs

The ongoing lack of a state capital budget has led to layoffs in the state parks department, and more layoffs at additional state agencies are expected.


Montana mine warns of layoffs after judge blocks expansion

More than 80 miners could be laid off from a central Montana coal mine in coming months after environmentalists successfully sued to halt its expansion, according to mine owner Signal …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Idaho hospital lays off 62 employees after new ownership

The Lewiston Tribune reports that the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center eliminated 62 positions on Thursday, leaving the hospital with 956 employees. RCCH HealthCare Partners acquired the hospital located near …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Lego to cut 8 percent of its staff after sales drop

Danish toy maker Lego will cut 1,400 jobs, or about eight percent of its global workforce, after reporting a decline in sales and profits in the first half of 2017.


Union Pacific to lay off 500 managers, 250 other rail workers

Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other workers to save about $110 million annually and eliminate about 8 percent of the railroad’s managers.


Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump’s criticism

More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers are working their final day at the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year …