All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Layoff’

Sam’s Club Will Lay Off 2% Of Its Workers

In its largest wave of job cuts in four years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc announced Friday that it would be cutting 2 percent (2,300 jobs) of its workforce at its Sam’s Club retail warehouse chain; Sam’s Club has an estimated 116,000 U.S. employees with 600 locations nationwide. The layoffs are a reaction to compete with big name rivals like members-only warehouse …

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More Huge Layoffs Coming to BlackBerry

Throughout 2012, BlackBerry (RIM at the time) laid off thousands of workers in an attempt to shore up quarterly numbers. The company was still months away from the reveal of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and analysts had begun writing the company off. BlackBerry made it to January and unveiled its smartphones, which the company believed would revitalize its sales and …

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Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Its Entire Photography Staff

In yet another sign of the effect the internet has had on physical newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times this week announced that it has laid off all of its staff photographers. The newspaper released a statement on the move, saying that its audience is “seeking more video content with their news.” The statement, in full: The Sun-Times business is changing rapidly …

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ESPN Layoffs Confirmed, Details Emerging

Yesterday, rumors began to surface that sports TV news station ESPN will soon be laying off some of its employees. Now, the company, which is owned mainly by The Walt Disney Company, has confirmed that layoffs are incoming. ESPN has released a short statement on the matter: We are implementing changes across the company to enhance our continued growth while …

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‘South Park’ may be affected by Obsidian Lay-offs

Obsidian Entertainment is going through a round of lay-offs this week. In an interview with Joystiq, a source close to Obsidian said the team working on the new South Park RPG was affected, and an unnamed project has been cancelled. Few other details exist about the mystery project or exactly how the lay-offs will affect production of the South Park …

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