Dan Gilbert fields a question from the media at the Madison Building.

Detroit to Former Yahoo Employees: Come To Michigan

A group of Detroit businesses is encouraging more than 2,000 recently laid off Yahoo employees to consider bringing their talents to Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2012

A Dow Chemical Company plant in Torrance, California. (David McNew/Getty Images, File)

Dow Chemical Plans To Lay Off 900

The Dow Chemical Co. plans to lay off about 900 people in response to weak demand for its products in Europe.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2012

Taylor Cuts 17 Firefighters Amid Budget Problems

Seventeen firefighters in Taylor are losing their jobs as a private company takes over emergency medical services for the area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/15/2012

DDOT bus drivers (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

Bus Drivers Call On Public For Help As Layoffs Loom

Detroit bus riders are getting a little something extra with their ticket — an appeal from drivers who want support as they fight for their jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2012

DDOT bus drivers (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

Detroit Bus Drivers Brace For Layoffs

WWJ’s Stephanie Davis reports this is part of the 1,000 layoffs that Mayor Dave Bing announced last fall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2012

Wayne County Exec. Robert Ficano speaks about the severance issue (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton, File)

Wayne County’s Ficano To Lay Off 90 Workers

Embattled Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano has announced the layoffs of 90 workers as part of cost-cutting efforts amid a $160 million budget deficit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2012

Report: 100 Detroit Cops To Be Laid Off

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee says he hopes the U.S. Justice Department lets the city use federal grants designed to hire officers to help keep them on the job.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2012

Pontiac Firefighters Accept Layoffs

Pontiac firefighters have agreed to be laid off as part of a plan to allow Waterford Township to take over duties there.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/29/2011


Hundreds Get Layoff Notices At Booth Newspapers

Approximately 550 people have received layoff notices as Michigan’s Booth Newspapers makes a transition to two new companies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2011

(WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Mayor Bing: 1,000 Layoffs By February

Following up on his promise to take quick fiscal action, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced layoffs in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2011