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Illinois Manufacturing Lost 52,000 Jobs, 700 Firms Last Year

January 12, 2010
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Machinery—the largest category, and one dominated by Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. and Moline-based Deere & Co.—saw jobs shrink 6.9 percent.
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Singing the Christmas Bonus Blues

December 22, 2009
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Congress Fiddles While COBRA Burns

November 23, 2009
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Wall Streets Job Losses Looking Smaller Than Feared

November 20, 2009
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A rebound on Wall Street—where every job creates two more across New York City’s five boroughs—may result in smaller-than-forecast job losses throughout the city. Some 47,000 securities jobs were predicted to disappear during the recession, but a rapid improvement in the industry means losses ‘are unlikely to exceed 35,000.’
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PBGC Deficit Nearly Doubles to $22 Billion

November 16, 2009
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Hammered by huge losses and lower interest rate assumptions, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.’s deficit in fiscal 2009 nearly doubled, jumping to $22 billion from $11.2 billion in 2008.
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The Last Word Dirty Work Required

November 12, 2009
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Managers who can’t do the tough stuff—like having to let people go—aren’t really managers at all.
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Report Links Pension Obligations to Layoffs

October 30, 2009
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Companies and business groups are telling lawmakers that the stepped-up pension funding is coming at the worst possible time—in the middle of a severe economic downturn.
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Short-Term Workforce Planning

October 28, 2009
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HumanConcepts is one company offering short-term or operational workforce planning software. In the scenario shown here using HumanConcepts’ OrgPlus Enterprise software, fictitious senior vice president Glen Finley needs to reduce his workforce cost from $5.4 million to $5 million.
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N.Y. Mayor Says Job Losses in City Not as Bad as Expected

October 22, 2009
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The city has lost about 116,000 jobs since the financial crisis struck a year ago and now faces a $5 billion budget deficit. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is seeking a third term in office, said job losses were expected to be closer to 220,000.
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