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Satya Nadella Microsoft Employees

Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

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Motorola Moto X

Motorola’s Texas Factory Shutting Down

The factory employs 700 workers, and will be shut down at the end of 2014

Motorola's Moto Maker program in Texas has popularized the Moto X as a customizable smartphone.…

By Patrick Austin

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U.S. Jobless Claims Reach New High

Are you next?

U.S. workers continue to wrestle with job insecurity

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ESPN to Lay Off Hundreds of Employees

Most ESPN employees work in Bristol, Connecticut

ESPN says they are trying to “manage costs.”

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Southwest Cuts 300 Atlanta Airtran Workers

Southwest owns Airtran Airways

Airtran lays off workers in Atlanta

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Jobless Blues: 8 Coping Tactics for the Newly Unemployed

Acknowledge the challenges then get back into the saddle

With many companies still conducting layoffs, bouncing back from becoming unemployed can be difficult. Here’s…

By Sasha King

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Citigroup Making Drastic Move to Reduce Workforce

Thousands will lose their jobs in order to keep the bank solvent

Citigroup is slashing jobs, another blemish on a disastrous 2012.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Your company’s merger might not have the same splashy headlines as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buying Instagram or the intense game of executive musical chairs being played by Arianna Huffington and the TechCrunch editors, but the impact of a company transition on your career is no less important. You could be faced with not only answering to a new boss, but an entirely different corporate environment.


Here are five tips to avoid being a merger casualty and instead successfully transitioning your old job into the new space. --- Demetria Irwin

AOL/TechCrunch Merger Moves: 5 Ways to Successfully Survive a Company Transition

As AOL's Techcrunch changes leadership, here's employee strategy to make transition less stressful

As TechCrunch transitions into new leadership and Mark Zuckerberg plans to buy Instagram, many employees…

By Demetria Irwin

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President Obama has established the $13 million i6 Challenge competition and put up $33 million in grants for the Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge program. Teams taking part in the i6 challenge can win up to $7 million for ideas that can be developed into scalable “green” product and service offerings, creating more jobs and boosting our nation’s competitiveness.  Urban and rural entrepreneurs can team up in “clusters” to win grant dollars through the Accelerator challenge for business ideas that will create jobs. (Source: U.S. Economic Development Administration)

In the News: Fewest Layoffs Since 2008; Congressman Calls Michelle Obama’s Posterior ‘Large’ and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Go the non-profit route with  ModestNeeds.com  Founded in 2002 by Dr. Keith P. Taylor, Modest Needs offers three types of grants: back-to-work grants, independent living grants and self-sufficiency grants. The site offers  'flouting maximum grants' of up to $1000 or 7.5% of your documented, annual household income per family unit. “They provide bridge grants, basically to kind of get you through times like these,” says Kenneth L. Johnson, president of East Coast Executives (ECE). For more on unemployment benefits, read: Time’s Up: Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire So You’ve Been Fired…Now What

5 Ways To Maintain After Losing Unemployment Benefits

Here�s what you can do to stay afloat post-long-term unemployment benefits

Here are five ways to deal with the ending of extended unemployment benefits.

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: 7 Celebrities Who Survived the Axe

These famous figures show there is light at the end of the termination tunnel

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</a>Football star <strong>Michael Vick</strong> was infamously suspended and<strong> </strong>later released from the Atlanta Falcons…

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Time’s Up: Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire

Federal extended unemployment benefits ended Nov. 30, threatening to leave the jobless without much needed resources

The Senate’s decision not to renew federal extended unemployment benefits became a reality when yesterday’s…

By Janel Martinez

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So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: The Accidental Entrepreneur

The CEO of My Golf Concierge LLC shares how he went from job seeker to accidental entrepreneur

Ty DeLavallade’s story is part of a larger trend, known to many as accidental entrepreneurship,…

By Janel Martinez

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7Alternative Holiday Jobs

Whether out of school or out of a job, here's how you can make extra cash during the holidays

Good tidings and cheer isn’t all that comes with the holiday season; a lot of…

By Arlice Nichole

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So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?

6 steps to take immediately after getting the axe

Here are steps to take upon being terminated from employment, whether you were fired or…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wal-Mart Cuts More Than 10,000 Sam’s Club Staffers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Sunday it is cutting more than 10,000…

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American Airlines Laying Off Pilots

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will lay off up to 175…

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Boastful or Blessed?

Handling the guilt of success during hard times

One person’s success can be another’s resentment. Psychologist gives advice on how to handle the…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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The Changing Roles of the Chief Diversity Officer

As diversity recruitment is threatened by record layoffs, CDOs must strive to be strategic partners

Many a chief diversity officer (CDO) finds themselves watching the dismantlement of succession planning models…

By Gregg Smith

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Rules of Engagement

These days, to gain an increase in productivity and profitability, ? entrepreneurs must boost employee morale

“It was very difficult for me to fire people because we are like a ­family…

By Ayana Dixon

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Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs

Your mission: to prove your mettle in a tough economic environment

We’ve heard the numbers. For many of us, our family, friends, and colleagues are among…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Update: Ebony, Jet Orders Reorganization to Avoid Layoffs

Johnson Publishing Co. employees told to reapply for jobs

Even before the stock markets began to crash in September, revenue from advertising, circulation, and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Ebony and Jet to Reorganize Staff

Editorial director to remain with Johnson Publishing Co.

Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co. announced Ebony and JET magazines will be undergoing a reorganization which…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Monday Massacre: How Not to Be a Victim

This economy is starting to remind me of a Sopranos episode. You’ll remember that one…

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Who’ll Get the Boot?

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Short of men leaping from buildings on Wall Street and children selling apples roadside, the…

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Who’ll Get the Boot?

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Short of men leaping from buildings on Wall Street and children selling apples roadside, the…

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MV Transportation Plans Layoffs

Company says 178 employees will be released

MV Transportation Inc. (No. 10 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 list with $430.5 million in…

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Surviving a Layoff

A step-by-step guide to get you back on your feet and back to work

A step-by-step guide to get you back on your feet and back to work

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