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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Lockheed Martin to furlough 3,000 employees

    Lockheed Martin to furlough 3,000 employees
    Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin said Friday that it will furlough about 3,000 employees across the company beginning Monday and warned that more workers would likely be sent home in later weeks if the federal government's partial shutdown continues....
  • Deciding who's essential to the federal government

    Deciding who's essential to the federal government
    Emell Monlyn was an essential government worker when twin snowstorms blanketed the Mid-Atlantic in 2010. The Bowie man was also required to report for work when a destructive derecho hit in June 2012 and Hurricane Sandy threatened later last year. In...
  • GOP to blame for harmful shutdown

    The Baltimore Sun's editorial, "A damaging tantrum," and Thomas F. Schaller commentary, "Government shutdown is the Republicans' fault — period," (Oct. 2) are spot on by blaming this fight on the Republican Party. This is an ideological war that the...
  • APG loses 60 to 70 percent of workforce during shutdown

    The mail centers will be closed this weekend and business has slowed down, as life at Aberdeen Proving Ground adjusts to first few days of the federal government shutdown. About 30 to 40 percent of the roughly 21,000 to 23,000 people who work on APG...
  • In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses

    In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses
    At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three. The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
  • State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims

    State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims
    Furloughed federal workers have filed more than 16,000 unemployment insurance applications — more than four times the number typically received from that sector in a year. While idled federal workers are eligible to collect unemployment benefits,...
  • Traffic increases at food pantries, aid programs

    Traffic increases at food pantries, aid programs
    Some food pantries and aid programs in Maryland are experiencing an increase in requests for help — a jump that program officials believe is due partly to federal furloughs. Food pantry managers around Maryland say they have heard directly from...
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
  • Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses

    Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses
    Roughly half of Maryland employers will see their unemployment insurance tax drop by about 70 percent next year, the result of the state's rebound from the recession, the governor said Wednesday. After an annual evaluation of the unemployment benefit...
  • Tea party and GOP should be ashamed

     Tea party and GOP should be ashamed
    Shame on you, Republican Party. And how dare you claim to speak for the American people. You do not speak for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the victims of gun violence and the undocumented immigrants who are helping to...
  • Putting employers in the driver's seat for job training

    Putting employers in the driver's seat for job training
    Even as the manufacturing industry sheds jobs overall, a number of firms in Maryland want to hire — and aren't having an easy time of it. That's what the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership heard when the nonprofit talked to 40...
  • Pentagon cuts civilian furlough days

    Pentagon cuts civilian furlough days
    The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July. But defense officials and some...