Thursday, August 13, 2009

Applying For Your Own Job, Hoping You Get It

As companies cut costs to battle through the recession, stories of nightmare layoffs are continuing to bear down on American workers.

Most recently, a shake-up at a local New York newspaper is bringing a sorry case of deja vu for nearly 300 people. This week, staffers at The Journal News, a daily newspaper based in Westchester County, N.Y., were told that they'd have to apply for jobs at the paper all over again -- and that, no matter what, at least 70 of them would be fired.

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