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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Havre de Grace businesses offer discounts to furloughed APG employees

    Havre de Grace businesses offer discounts to furloughed APG employees
    The City of Havre de Grace has developed a Furlough Friendly Community campaign for local businesses to offer discounts to area individuals and families affected by federal budget sequester furloughs. According to a city news release, participating...
  • HdG Furlough Friendly campaign picks up steam

    HdG Furlough Friendly campaign picks up steam
    It has been almost a week since Havre de Grace businesses participating in the city's Furlough Friendly Community campaign began providing discounts to furloughed Aberdeen Proving Ground workers, and some businesses are starting to see interest from...
  • Cuts to federal defenders undermine judicial system

    As Americans, we all agree that everyone should get a fair hearing in our nation's courtrooms. Public defenders — lawyers assigned to those unable to afford one — ensure that every American's right to legal counsel, and a fair trial, is...
  • Congress should share the pain of sequestration

    Congress should share the pain of sequestration
    As Sen. Ben Cardin wrote recently, 650,000 federal employees nationwide are on furlough ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22). I was recently asked whether I was aware that as all these soldiers return from Afghanistan they are going to be laid off...
  • Media ignores sequester's impact

    Joe Davidson's article ("'Most vulnerable' workers are struggling," July 28) reprinted from The Washington Post carried good information and it is correct — the impacts of sequester aren't "commanding the attention they once did." For example, I...
  • Severna Park company Dynasplint lays off 500 after loan foreclosure

    Severna Park company Dynasplint lays off 500 after loan foreclosure
    Severna Park company Dynasplint Systems Inc. laid off 500 employees, including about 250 in Maryland, on Tuesday after its lender moved to foreclose on its property, including cash that was to cover payroll. In a letter to laid-off employees obtained...
  • No layoffs, furloughs for Balto. Co. firefighters, paramedics through June 2016

    No layoffs, furloughs for Balto. Co. firefighters, paramedics through June 2016
    Baltimore County and union members have agreed to extend the contract for firefighters and paramedics through June 2016, guaranteeing no layoffs or furloughs through that time. The extension is for members of Baltimore County Professional Fire...
  • Social Security without permanent leader

    Social Security without permanent leader
    Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard...
  • Our biggest problem is not deficits

    Our biggest problem is not deficits
    "Our biggest problems over the next 10 years are not deficits," President Barack Obama told House Republicans last week, according to those who attended the meeting. The president needs to deliver the same message to the public, loudly and clearly....
  • Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers

    Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers
    Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
  • Balto. Co. reaches labor deal with public health nurses

    Balto. Co. reaches labor deal with public health nurses
    Unionized public health nurses in Baltimore County have agreed to a two-year contract extension that provides job security through June 2016, county officials said Thursday. The deal with the Baltimore County Federation of Public Health Nurses...
  • Outgoing Fort Meade commander reflects, looks ahead

    Outgoing Fort Meade commander reflects, looks ahead
    Fort Meade, home to the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, U.S. Cyber Command and other key organizations, was a net winner in the 2005 round of base realignment. With 52,000 service members, civilians and contractors, the...