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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Why can't the richest state end homelessness? [Letter]

    Why can't the richest state end homelessness? [Letter]
    It was a bit sad to read about Baltimore City's homeless on the front page ("City's homeless line up, even as count is down" (Dec. 2) and then right underneath a story about Columbia spending more than $5 million to create a new park ("Columbia park...
  • Saks plans 191 layoffs in Aberdeen

    Saks plans 191 layoffs in Aberdeen
    Saks Inc. warned state regulators Wednesday that it plans to lay off 191 employees in Aberdeen starting Jan. 3, a move the company said comes as a result of its November acquisition by Hudson's Bay Co. Some of the work at the Saks complex, which includes...
  • Saks distribution in Aberdeen's future in limbo with new owner, layoffs

    Plans to lay off 191 employees from the Saks Incorporated Distribution Facility in Aberdeen, announced earlier this month, will end up affecting about 70 percent of the facility's workforce and are raising questions among workers if the facility is...
  • Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce

    Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce
    Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland. The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
  • Budget deal: Better than nothing [Editorial]

    Budget deal: Better than nothing  [Editorial]
    At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...
  • Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says

    Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 8,900 jobs in November, the federal government estimated Friday — a decidedly up month in an up-and-down year held back by Washington budget cuts. Better job growth after a difficult few months pushed the state's unemployment rate...
  • End of unemployment benefits will hit Baltimore hard [Letter]

    End of unemployment benefits will hit Baltimore hard [Letter]
    When I ran for mayor of Baltimore, my campaign was as simple as it gets: jobs, jobs, jobs. In an economic climate that has millions of Marylanders struggling to pay their bills, it makes no sense that Congress would forgo policies that offer at least some...
  • An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]

    An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]
    Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider whether to reinstate the Federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, which provided an average of 29 weeks of benefits past the 26 weeks states provide. A decision to discontinue this program will...
  • Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]

    Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]
    I strongly disagree with Frank Conaway Sr.'s premise in a recent letter to the editor that people who lost their extended unemployment benefits will "have no choice but to take matters in their own hands, robbing and stealing to put food on the table...
  • O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension

    O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension
    Fourteen Democratic governors have signed a letter drafted by Gov. Martin O'Malley that calls on Congress to extend federal unemployment benefits quickly or risk slowing the nation's economic recovery. "Congress should extend unemployment benefits, as...
  • Howard unemployment hits lowest rate in 5 years

    Howard County's unemployment rate is at its lowest level in five years, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Tuesday. November data show Howard's unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, tied with Montgomery County for the lowest in the state. November...
  • Macy's plans store closings, layoffs; Loehmann's going out of business

    Macy's plans store closings, layoffs; Loehmann's going out of business
    Macy's plans to lay off 2,500 workers and close five department stores this spring -- none in Maryland --  in cost cutting moves, the company said Wednesday. While sales and profits have increased over four years, "we have identified some specific areas...