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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • O'Malley hasn't made jobs progress

    O'Malley hasn't made jobs progress
    In Gov. Martin O'Malley's "Better Choices, Better Results" tour he once again blatantly misleads Marylanders about job growth ("O'Malley kicks off fall speaking tour," Aug. 29). He claims Maryland has made up 94 percent of the jobs lost during the...
  • 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...
  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
  • 60 people lose jobs at Hopkins Bayview

    60 people lose jobs at Hopkins Bayview
    Sixty workers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center lost their jobs last week after the hospital closed its skilled nursing facility division where patients go for rehabilitation after a hospital stay. The hospital said its skilled nursing unit has...
  • Put Baltimore back to work

    Put Baltimore back to work
    Labor Day weekend — the annual celebration of the American worker and our last summer fling — seems also a fitting time to review the state of working Baltimore. The facts are these: •Baltimore City's unemployment rate, as of July, is...
  • Cherry picking the statistics on minimum wage laws

     Cherry picking the statistics on minimum wage laws
    In your recent editorial supporting a higher minimum wage, you mention that Vermont has one the highest minimum wages in the country, at $8.60 an hour, and also one of the lowest unemployment rates, at 4.6 percent ("Raise wages — no strings...
  • UMMS defends use of interest rate swaps

    UMMS defends use of interest rate swaps
    The University of Maryland Medical System has set aside tens of millions of dollars because of complex financial transactions related to interest rates that have not paid off — yet. The medical system cannot use those funds — $93 million at...
  • Minimum wage hike would hurt young

     Minimum wage hike would hurt young
    I applaud The Sun's editorial board for recognizing (at least by implication) that raising the minimum wage is an election year gimmick ("Raise wages — no strings attached Sept. 9). What concerns me is that you find it "hard to discern" what...
  • Local Patch editors among those to lose jobs

    Local Patch editors among those to lose jobs
    The editors of many local Patch websites were among a large number of employees reportedly laid off by the news company Wednesday, under a national "restructuring" by its new owner. Investment holding company Hale Global agreed to assume majority...
  • 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...