Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mass Layoffs Continue at Rapid Pace, by Christopher S. Rugaber

January 28, 2009
Washington, D.C.
Associated Press

Mass layoffs involving 50 or more workers increased sharply last year, and large job cuts appear to be accelerating in 2009 at a furious pace.

Boeing, Pfizer, Home Depot and other U.S. corporate titans have announced tens of thousands of job cuts this week alone.

The economy is likely to continue to shed jobs for the rest of this year, even if an economic stimulus bill pushed by President Barack Obama is approved, economists said. (Continued here)

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