A survey shows that 58% of likely U.S. voters believe that the country is heading in the wrong direction, opposed to 35% who think things are on the right track, speaking to the level of U.S. political discord.
Labor Organizations Oppose Maimonides Layoffs Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn is looking to cut as many as 200 employees, the hospital said in a statement. The Maimonides layoffs are another addition to the increasing difficulty that the healthcare industry in the U.S. is facing. The move was said to be a cost-cutting measure and amounts (more…)
Maryland layoffs will see another 82 added to the total as First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. job cuts land at the company’s offices in Frederick. The Maryland layoffs were announced on Tuesday and confirmed by the company, although no further comment was given. The company is based out of Tysons Corner, Virginia. It is planning to (more…)
Shifting healthcare costs and dwindling patient admissions are some of the main reasons that the University of Miami-owned 560-bed hospital in downtown Miami is struggling, with Miami hospital layoffs taking place since May. The hospital is situated across the street from the university’s medical school campus in downtown Miami. The facility, formerly known as Cedars (more…)
Immigration crackdown deprives Chicago bakery of a third of its workers following a clampdown in the area on 800 people without sufficient documentation.
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), released a net neutrality repeal plan that seeks to change the way business is done over the Internet, creating potential free speech and equal access issues down the line. The move would be a response to former President Barack Obama’s net neutrality rules, which designated Internet (more…)
Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Center of Budget and Soda Tax Debates A battle has been brewing in Illinois over the Cook County sweetened beverage tax, commonly known as the soda tax. The delay of the planned tax has led to Cook County layoffs as the local government struggles to balance its budget.
In today’s weekly roundup, we wish to bring you up to speed on a few significant developments in certain industries. We know that the pharma industry is suffering and layoffs are being announced by major players in that sector. Even as healthcare spending soars, job losses seem to hit pharma companies negatively, an event which (more…)
Study Shows that Businesses More Focused on Amazon Effect than Trump Effect In a recent survey, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was cited more than President Donald Trump as a source of anxiety for businesses. The study, carried out by financial research platform Sentieo Inc. for MarketWatch, shows that the “Amazon effect” is more of a concern to businesses than the (more…)
AnMed Health announced on Wednesday that as many as 94 full-time and part-time workers were laid off, with another 65 vacant positions being eliminated. The AnMed layoffs represent what experts believe will be a growing trend as political uncertainty regarding healthcare policy in the U.S. will likely lead to more healthcare layoffs.