Mayor Bing (C) speaking at press conference Friday. (WWJ Photo)

Layoff Of Almost 500 City Employees Expected In New Year

Detroit is making plans to lay-off 400 to 500 city employees in the new year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2012

Dow Chemical photo

Dow To Shut 20 Factories, Slash 5 Percent Of Global Workforce, As Profits, Sales Fall

The Dow Chemical Co. will eliminate about 2,400 jobs and close roughly 20 manufacturing plants as part of a restructuring aimed at coping with slowing economic growth in Europe and elsewhere. Dow Tuesday reported sharply lower sales and profits for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, blaming slowdowns in Europe and China.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2012

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State Mental Health Workers Face Layoffs

Several state workers who say they provide employment services to 1.5 million disabled Michiganders are fighting back against a plan to lay them off by the end of the month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2012

Detroit To Cut 1,600 Water Department Jobs

Major changes coming to Detroit’s water department will reduce staff by 80 percent.


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Federal Grant Helps Detroit Keep Firefighter Jobs

A federal grant will allow Detroit to keep more than 100 firefighters scheduled to be laid off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2012

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Bing: Detroit To Lay Off 164 Firefighters

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he’s laying off 164 city firefighters, but that he expects the city will get a federal grant to fund and restore 108 of those positions

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2012

Workers prepare Hostess Twinkies for packaging at the Interstate Bakeries Corporation facility in Illinois. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Hostess Could Lay Off 381 Workers In Michigan

Hostess Brands Inc. has told Michigan officials that it could lay off all of its 381 employees at 20 locations in the state if the company liquidates as part of its bankruptcy restructuring.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2012

Illegal Strike Possible As Detroit Layoffs Loom

An illegal strike is one of several options by unions upset that Detroit is trying to balance its books by laying off hundreds of workers and imposing steep concessions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012

Detroit City Council (WWJ Photo/Stephanie Davis, File)

Mayor Bing Proposes 2,500 Additional Job Cuts

Workforce reductions are part of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s budget plan, detailed to City Council on Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2012

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Detroit Teacher Layoffs ‘Going To Be Very Personal’

DFT President Keith Johnson says a new state law leaves it up the the district which teachers will stay and go.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012