- Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Employees at the Saudi Binladin Group, a construction giant, have set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest by disgruntled staff over not being paid salaries for months and a large round of reported layoffs.
- For some, Chicago State a flawed but final shot at a degree Updated: May-01-16 10:47 am
CHICAGO - Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school, face often uncertain paths toward better futures.
- Illinois budget standoff forces 300 layoffs at Chicago State Updated: Apr-30-16 11:44 am
CHICAGO - Chicago State University laid off more than 300 employees, about a third of its workforce, after emergency state funding recently approved amid Illinois' ongoing budget stalemate proved too little to prevent the cuts.
- Argentina's big unions join to protest layoffs, inflation Updated: Apr-29-16 10:58 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December.
- Despite Intel cuts, Portland high-tech is surging Updated: Apr-29-16 3:41 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon tech employment grew at its fastest rate in a decade last year, according to a new state report that finds those jobs pay unusually well and have an outsized impact on the economy.
- 9 workers laid off at Regional Health hospital in Rapid City Updated: Apr-29-16 10:18 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Rapid City-based Regional Health has laid off nine workers in an ongoing staff shake-up instigated last year by a new top executive.
- Caterpillar closing 5 more plants amid low demand Updated: Apr-28-16 6:49 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories - including an Oxford, Mississippi, plant - as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide by cutting capacity.
- More layoffs announced at Wyoming coal mines Updated: Apr-28-16 1:40 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Alpha Natural Resources is laying off 37 workers at its Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines in northeast Wyoming.
- Eaton to cut 42 jobs at south-central Kansas plant Updated: Apr-28-16 1:28 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - Eaton Corp. says it is cutting 30 percent of its jobs at a Hutchinson, Kansas, hydraulics plant, affecting 42 workers.
- More layoffs issued at Department of Children and Families Updated: Apr-27-16 5:06 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - More workers at Connecticut's Department of Children and Families are receiving layoff notices.
- H&R Block cuts 250 jobs, citing disappointing tax season Updated: Apr-27-16 9:56 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - H&R Block says it's laying off 250 workers, citing a disappointing tax season.
- Big changes for chemical dependency services in Yankton Updated: Apr-27-16 7:56 am
YANKTON, South Dakota - Chemical dependency programs in Yankton are changing, with a reduction in youth services and an expansion of adult services.
- Intel reportedly laying off 560 at 2 Chandler facilities Updated: Apr-26-16 7:50 pm
PHOENIX - Intel reportedly is laying off 560 employees at two Chandler facilities.
- Intel warns Oregon it's cutting 784 workers near Portland Updated: Apr-26-16 4:25 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Intel has notified Oregon officials that it plans to lay off nearly 800 workers in the Portland suburbs.
- Union Tank Car to lay off 224 workers Updated: Apr-26-16 1:01 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - Houston-based Union Tank Car Co. plans to lay off about 224 workers at its Louisiana plant beginning in late June as a result of a drop in demand for railcars.
- Planned Intel job cuts create uncertainty in New Mexico city Updated: Apr-25-16 6:31 pm
RIO RANCHO, New Mexico - A massive Intel plant has been a cornerstone in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, for nearly a generation.
- Bob Evans to close 27 restaurants, layoff 1,100 Updated: Apr-25-16 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms is closing 27 underperforming locations and laying off 1,100 workers in attempt to boost profits.
- The Latest: Obama meeting with European leaders Updated: Apr-25-16 8:51 am
HANNOVER, Germany - The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Germany (all times local):
- UNM to cut 16 education center jobs across state Updated: Apr-24-16 2:07 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - The University of New Mexico is cutting 16 positions across six education centers to save on operating costs.
- Halliburton cuts 6,000 jobs amid slowdown in drilling Updated: Apr-22-16 6:13 pm
HOUSTON - Halliburton Co. said Friday that it cut more than 6,000 jobs in the first quarter, continuing a purge at the oilfield-services company that has reduced its workforce by one-third since late 2014.
- Oklahoma Human Services warns of layoffs, service cuts Updated: Apr-22-16 5:15 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's Department of Human Services warned stakeholders Friday of catastrophic cuts to programs and services for vulnerable residents, the possible closures of county offices and more employee layoffs amid the state's budget crisis.
- Uranium miner Cameco to cut 85 jobs in Wyoming, Nebraska Updated: Apr-22-16 5:01 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Uranium miner Cameco Corp. will cut 85 jobs, or one-third of its U.S. workforce, in Wyoming and Nebraska amid persistent low prices for the nuclear fuel.
- Schlumberger reduces workforce by about 2,500 in 1Q Updated: Apr-22-16 2:41 pm
HOUSTON - Schlumberger NV trimmed its workforce by about 2,500 people in the first quarter as the company's profit slumped 49 percent amid the continuing slump in oil and gas drilling.
- Jefferson Community and Technical College cuts 61 staff jobs Updated: Apr-22-16 10:38 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Jefferson Community and Technical College has announced it is laying off 61 employees - about 14 percent of its staff.
- One UK steel town, one crisis that affects the nation Updated: Apr-22-16 2:47 am
PORT TALBOT, Wales - To Mark Turner, the Tata Steel plant in this small Welsh town isn't just a factory. The steel worker sees two dragons, the plant's blast furnaces, breathing fire into the dawn sky over a town where monks first built a forge in the Middle Ages.