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United Furniture Industries fired thousands of people via text and email while they slept

United Furniture Industries fired thousands of people via text and email while they slept

Days before Thanksgiving, a Mississippi-based furniture company laid off 2,700 workers across the country — via text and email — while many of them slept. United Furniture Industries has laid off nearly all of its workforce in the state, as well as employees in North Carolina and California, and in a blow, cut employee health …

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Fired from your technical job?  Here's what you need to do to increase your chances of getting hired

Fired from your technical job? Here’s what you need to do to increase your chances of getting hired

The tech world has been rocked by mass layoffs as giants like Meta, Twitter and Elon Musk-owned Amazon bleed jobs amid economic uncertainty. The number of IT layoffs in 2022 alone accounts for more than half of all layoffs since Covid-19, according to layoffs.fyi, a tracking website. “Tech companies of all shapes and sizes are …

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Musk reportedly fired more Twitter employees over Thanksgiving week

Musk reportedly fired more Twitter employees over Thanksgiving week

All is well on Elon Musk’s Twitter. About a quarter of the San Francisco tech company’s staff remain; hate speech is endemic, largely unmoderated; advertisers continue to leak en masse; and Donald Trump and Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) are back on the platform for good. Meanwhile, Musk posts racy memes and proclaims that …

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Fired SpaceX employees accuse the company of violating labor laws

Fired SpaceX employees accuse the company of violating labor laws

NEW YORK (AP) — Several SpaceX employees who were fired after circulating an open letter decrying CEO Elon Musk’s behavior have filed a lawsuit accusing the company of violating labor laws. The complaint, filed Wednesday with the National Labor Relations Board, details the consequences of what allegedly happened inside SpaceX after employees circulated the letter …

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You've been fired - now what?  Here are 3 steps to follow if you lose your job

You’ve been fired – now what? Here are 3 steps to follow if you lose your job

Srdjanpav | E+ | Getty Images The layoffs at tech giants Twitter and Meta this week affected thousands of people – and they’re just the latest examples of a downsizing trend that was already happening in the industry. The news has shed light on employee rights in mass termination situations. Although downsizing laws vary by …

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