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  • Twitter cuts 9 percent of its workforce worldwide

    October 27, 2016 10:16 AM

    NEW YORK - Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide. Twitter Inc., which has struggled amid competition from the likes of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, said Thursday that it expects to book about $10 million to $20 million... more »
  • Aramark to lay off more than 200 employees at Lafayette Medical Center

    October 17, 2016 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Aramark Healthcare Services, LLC, stationed at the Lafayette Medical Center, has announced that more than 200 employees will be laid off later this year. Lafayette Medical Center did not renew its contract with the company and will result in Aramark ceasing operations at the hospital on Dec.... more »
  • Three Louisiana companies announce closures and layoffs

    September 13, 2016 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Bradken, Trinity Marine Products, Inc. and ProActive Technologies, Inc. have announced mass layoffs or plant closures anticipated to happen next month. Bradken announced the suspension of operations at its foundry in Amite and stated that layoffs could affect up to 65 employees. The company says the layoffs... more »
  • Layoffs won't hit Gov. John Bel Edwards' office after all

    July 26, 2016 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' office won't be laying off staff after all. Earlier this month, some employees in the office had received layoff notifications. But on Tuesday, Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo said a different approach has been taken to reduce costs to cope with a $703,000 cut... more »
  • Layoffs planned in Gov. Edwards' office to balance budget

    July 13, 2016 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Layoff notifications have gone out to some of the employees of Gov. John Bel Edwards' office. Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo said Wednesday the governor's office will reduce its staff to cope with a $1 million budget cut for the financial year that began July 1. Some employees... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Parish lays off workers as tax revenues plunge

    July 11, 2016 10:03 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is laying off nine parish employees and taking other cost-cutting measures to bring its budget in line with lower-than-projected revenues. The police jury sent layoff notices to the nine workers Thursday. Six more positions were never filled after employees left, bringing... more »
  • Four La. plants announce mass employee layoffs

    May 11, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four Louisiana plants have announced anticipated mass layoffs within their facilities. The Hexion Inc. facility in Norco, La., two Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas divisions in New Orleans, the Offshore Specialty Fabricators facility in Houma, and the Martin Mills distribution center in Vidalia all issued Worker Adjustment and Retaining... more »
  • Baker schools bracing for potential employee layoffs Play Video

    May 3, 2016 7:59 PM

    BAKER- Baker school board members voted on Tuesday to allow the superintendent to reduce school workers if needed in July. The vote is an effort to brace for the possibility of budget cuts. Baker Public Schools Superintendent Herman Brister said that school administrators have been planning for months, for the... more »
  • Oklahoma firm announces Gulf rig closure, layoffs

    April 22, 2016 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company has notified the state that it anticipates dozens of workers at a rig in the Gulf of Mexico will lose their jobs because of a canceled contract. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company told Louisiana Workforce Commission this week that between 40 and... more »
  • 2 La. oil and gas industry companies expect layoffs

    April 19, 2016 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Louisiana companies that serve the oil and gas industry announced potential layoffs along with one a temporary closure. Gulf Island, LLC in Houma and Carbo Ceramics in New Iberia both issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARNs) about the layoffs. Gulf Island may have as many... more »
  • Layoffs and other cuts likely in Lafayette school system

    March 17, 2016 9:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Parish School Board is facing tough decisions and likely layoffs as it prepares to grapple with a $13 million projected budget shortfall for the upcoming school year. The Advocate reports board members heard an initial budget report Wednesday from school system administrators. Billy Guidry, the school... more »
  • Over 80 Xerox employees to be terminated

    March 9, 2016 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Xerox State and Local Solutions Inc. branch on Florida Boulevard has announced it will layoff 84 employees by May 6. The company says included in the terminations are 77 customer care specialists, five customer care supervisors and two quality assurance specialists. A spokesperson for... more »
  • Stupp Corporation to layoff over 100 employees

    February 26, 2016 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pipeline fabricator Stupp Corporation announced layoffs for its Baton Rouge location early Friday evening. Stupp says up to 114 employees will be affected by the layoffs planned for Feb. 22 to Mar. 14. Stupp says the layoffs will last for longer than 6 months. The... more »
  • Chevron expected to cut hundreds of jobs in Covington and Lafayette

    February 5, 2016 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Chevron North America issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Friday, announcing possible layouts at five of their offices in Covington and Lafayette. In a news release sent out today, the company said it's refocusing its efforts on increasing its efficiency and cutting costs due to the... more »
  • Buyouts, possible layoffs as Tulane deals with deficit

    October 13, 2015 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University's president says employees will soon receive information on buyout offers. And he says that the university may have to lay people off if too few employees choose to leave. President Mike Fitts says in a message distributed to Tulane employees on Tuesday that details... more »
  • Twitter purging 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

    October 13, 2015 9:58 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Twitter is laying off 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money. The cutbacks announced Tuesday translate into about 8 percent of Twitter's workforce of 4,100 people. The purge comes two weeks after Twitter brought back one of its... more »
  • Trinity Marine workers avoid lay offs Play Video

    October 2, 2015 7:00 PM

    BRUSLY - About 300 workers at the Trinity Marine plant don't have to worry about layoffs after the facility received a new contract within the last week. Lane Ashford runs a machine shop called Triangle Rotating Equipment. He repairs any piece of equipment that breaks, and he works closely with... more »
  • Superintendent: Major changes coming to Baker schools

    June 17, 2015 11:16 AM

    BAKER - Incoming Superintendent Herman Brister Sr. says laying off some non-tenured teachers is part of a plan to save $1.2 million for the Baker School District. Brister released his plan at Tuesday night's school board meeting. He says his goal is to present a balanced budget. Brister says some... more »
  • Museums losing workers, hours under cuts Play Video

    February 18, 2015 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drastic mid-year cuts to the Secretary of State's Office will leave many iconic Louisiana landmarks open only a few days each week and lead to two dozen layoffs according to Secretary Tom Schedler. The Secretary of State's Office said Wednesday Schedler will ask for approval to... more »

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