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A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Manager ordered census layoffs despite judge's ruling

Sep. 18, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two weeks after a federal judge prohibited the U.S. Census Bureau from winding down the 2020 census, a manager in Illinois instructed employees to get started with layoffs, according to an audio of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. During a conference call Thursday,...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a help wanted sign hangs on the door of a Target store in Uniontown, Pa. Hundreds of thousands of Americans likely applied for unemployment benefits last week, a high level of job insecurity that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Economists expect that 850,000 people sought jobless aid, down from 884,000 the week before, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

Sep. 17, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. The Labor Department said...

Bridgestone employees fire flares outside the tire factory of Bethune, northern France, Thursday, Sept.17, 2020. Workers protest over the Japan-based company's decision to close the plant and lay off all its nearly 900 workers. Bridgestone argues the factory is no longer competitive globally, but unions and French politicians accused the company of using the virus-driven economic crisis as a pretext for the closure and not investing in modernizing the plant instead. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

French unions protest tire factory closure amid virus crisis

Sep. 17, 2020 6:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Workers protested Thursday at a Bridgestone tire factory in northern France over the company’s decision to close the plant and lay off its nearly 900 workers, accusing management of using the virus-driven economic crisis as a pretext to ruin livelihoods. Japan-based Bridgestone argues...

A sign stands at the road leading to the Raytheon facility in a Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, in Marlborough, Mass.Raytheon Technologies plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year in its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace. Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes announced the revised job cut numbers Wednesday during a Morgan Stanley analysts conference.   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Raytheon doubles job cuts to 15,000, citing airline downturn

Sep. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace amid the downturn in the airline industry, Chief Executive Officer Greg...

Kohl's to cut 15% of office jobs due to virus-related slump

Sep. 15, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's, whose sales have been hurt by the pandemic, said Tuesday that it will cut 15% of its office workers to save money. The company declined to say how many people will lose their jobs. The layoffs will be at its headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, as well as offices in New York...

VW truck maker MAN plans to cut up to 9,500 jobs

Sep. 11, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Truck and bus maker MAN, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, said Friday that it plans to shed up to 9,500 jobs worldwide as part of a cost-cutting drive. MAN said the planned package of measures is intended to improve the company's operating result by about 1.8 billion euros (about $2 billion) and...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, file photo help wanted signs for servers and cooks at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa are displayed along route 40 at the entrance to the resort in Farmington, Pa. U.S. employers advertised more jobs but hired fewer workers in July, sending mixed signals about a job market in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Labor Department said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of July rose to 6.6 million from 6 million at the end of June. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

$300 in US jobless aid running out even as more seek help

Sep. 10, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's unemployment safety net is looking increasingly shaky, with a $300-a-week federal jobless benefit from the Trump administration running out just weeks after it began and millions of laid-off Americans nearing an end to their state unemployment aid. Most Americans who exhaust...

Singapore Airlines to cut 4,300 jobs due to pandemic

Sep. 10, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Airlines Group said Thursday it will eliminate 4,300 jobs due to the “long road to recovery" for the global aviation industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The group said in a statement it will cut the positions across Singapore Airlines, regional arm SilkAir and...

Pilots' union says it has a no-furloughs deal with United

Sep. 9, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The pilots’ union at United Airlines said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with the carrier to prevent the furlough of nearly 3,000 pilots when a federal prohibition on job cuts ends Oct. 1. The Air Line Pilots Association notified members about the deal, which would need to be...

Marriott to lay off 17% of corporate staff next month

Sep. 9, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

Marriott International Inc. plans to lay off 17% of its corporate workforce next month as the coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll on the hotel industry. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company confirmed Wednesday that it will lay off 673 workers late next month. Marriott has around 4,000 employees at its...