// Editor's Note: On Wednesday's program, a look at an improbable Rust Belt success story. With a guaranteed no-layoff policy and average pay of almost $70,000 this year, Lincoln Electric is atypical of U.S. companies. We last visited the…
By Paul Solman
As the end of the school year approaches, thousands of teachers across the U.S. are facing the prospect of being laid off. NewsHour special correspondent John Tulenko reports on questions over layoff policies in Hartford, Conn.
Classroom cuts are looming, as the school year winds down for many states facing budget shortfalls. Jeffrey Brown reports on the potential layoffs and the new contract ratified by teachers unions in Washington D.C.
With the unemployment level still hovering near double digits, the PBS NewsHour asked a handful of economists and small business owners for their thoughts on the one thing Washington should do to jumpstart job creation.
By Carolyn O'Hara
Question: We keep hearing phrases such as “when the recession/depression is over,” but none of the analysis (that I’ve read or heard, anyway) addresses the relationship of the current and impending government insolvencies. Surely our economy can’t recover while…
In Southern California, a photographer has been documenting the stories of the jobless -- the irony being that he himself was laid off at the end of 2008. Spencer Michels reports on the stories behind the unemployed.
GM will close several plants for up to 10 weeks to help clear its inventory backlog. Analysts and local leaders mull the impact of the move and the industry's path forward.
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming examines the sense of shame and anger that many who have lost their jobs feel as unemployment lines continue to grow.
With record numbers of layoffs at newspapers around the country and some other publications, such as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, moving entire operations online, industry professionals are struggling to find a new business model to carry them through the changing media…
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