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Air France workers gather during a protest in front of the company headquarters in Tremblay-en-France, outside Paris Friday, July 3, 2020. Air France is meeting with personnel representatives Friday to discuss thousands of job cuts after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cuts

Jul. 3, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Air France and regional subsidiary Hop announced 7,500 job cuts Friday after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. Activists from multiple unions protested at Air France headquarters at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport as talks began...

Green River mining company to lay off workers

Jul. 3, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A company that mines and refines soda ash and related products in in Green River plans to lay off an unspecified number of workers in response to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Friday that Genesis Alkali...

Wearing masks amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, volunteers Karen Cooperstein, right, and Edwin Chinchilla, left, prepare food for the pubic during a drive through food pantry distribution by Catholic Charities in Dallas, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

Jul. 2, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus. While the jobless rate...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, shoppers walk around Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., as New Jersey's indoor shopping malls reopened Monday from their COVID-19 pause. U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further gains. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from a strong June jobs report

Jul. 2, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first glance, the June employment report was a blockbuster. The U.S. economy produced a record 4.8 million added jobs last month, walloping expectations. And the unemployment rate sank from 13.3% all the way to 11.1%. “Today’s announcement," President Donald Trump...

Pandemic prompts layoffs at Belk department store chain

Jul. 2, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted layoffs at the Belk department store chain, including at its North Carolina-based corporate headquarters. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the Charlotte-based company declined to disclose the total number of job losses. The...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian wearing a mask walks past a reader board advertising a job opening for a remodeling company, in Seattle. U.S. companies added nearly 2.4 million jobs in June, according to a private survey, a large gain that still leaves the job market far below its pre-pandemic levels. The payroll company ADP said that small businesses reported the largest gain, adding 937,000 jobs. Construction firms and restaurants and hotels also posted big increases in hiring. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

5 things to watch for in Thursday's jobs report for June

Jul. 1, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the viral outbreak worsening and unemployment at Depression-era levels, the government on Thursday will issue what will almost surely be another remarkable jobs report. Hiring in June might have reached the highest monthly total on record — 3 million. Yet so deep were the...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, a few people relax in the sun backdropped by Tower Bridge spanning the River Thames in London.  Some companies linked to hospitality and travel in Britain Wednesday July 1, 2020, have announced thousands of more job cuts as the longer term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic take hold, choosing to slim down now for survival rather than await future potential government handouts.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

UK firms slash jobs to cope with outbreak's long term impact

Jul. 1, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Companies linked to hospitality, travel and retail in Britain have announced thousands of more job cuts as the longer term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic take hold, choosing to slim down for survival rather than await potential government handouts. The owner of sandwich and coffee shop...

Omar Yeefoon, owner of Shoals Sound & Service vegan restaurant works behind the bar while the eatery is closed Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Dallas. Yeefoon reopened his Dallas restaurant June 10 to

As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

Jun. 30, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reopening of Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month. General manager Todd Hanley on June 4 ended a two-month coronavirus lockdown and reopened the 39-room hotel at half-capacity, along with an adjoining restaurant for outdoor dining. Yet with reported...

Omar Yeefoon, owner of Shoals Sound & Service vegan restaurant works behind the bar while the eatery is closed Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Dallas. Yeefoon reopened his Dallas restaurant June 10 to

As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

Jun. 30, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reopening of Tucson's historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month. General manager Todd Hanley on June 4 ended a two-month coronavirus lockdown and reopened the 39-room hotel at half-capacity, along with an adjoining restaurant for outdoor dining. Yet with reported COVID-19 cases...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, visitors are seen at the booth of Airbus during the opening trade day of the Singapore Airshow 2020 in Singapore. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus says it plans to shed 15,000 jobs over the next year, with jobs mostly being lost in Europe. Airbus is struggling with the financial hit of the coronavirus pandemic. It said Tuesday, June 30 that it doesn't expect air traffic to recover to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and potentially as late as 2025. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim, file)

Airbus shedding 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe

Jun. 30, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday that it must eliminate 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe, to safeguard its future and warned of more thin years ahead. “With air traffic not expected to recover to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and...