Latest Furlough Stories

2011-04-11 00:00:38

A furlough and government shutdown will slow down government hiring and reduce the number of government jobs hired in 2011. The government will hire eventually, but without human resources specialists and hiring managers at their desks, the hiring process will be slower. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 Kathryn Troutman, Author and Federal Career Expert, advises current and federal job jobseekers to be patient with ongoing federal job applications with the impending government...

2010-05-19 11:50:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 103 year history UPS (NYSE: UPS) will furlough pilots. The first fifty-four pilots will be laid off on Sunday, May 23. This is the first wave of a plan UPS announced in February to layoff at least 300 of its airline pilots. The 2,800 UPS pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association, had since April 2009 preserved these jobs through voluntary cost cutting programs. "At a time when the number one...

2010-02-26 17:23:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stuart A. Bussey, President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), praised Judge Frank Roesch's decision on Thursday to grant back pay for time lost to furloughs to doctors who are paid from sources other than the State's general fund. "He looked at the facts we presented and he made the right decision," stated Dr. Bussey. Dr. Bussey criticized the decision to furlough those doctors in the first place: "It never...

2009-11-16 16:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Administration Naomi Wyatt today provided details on how the state's workforce will be further reduced due to budget cuts. The administration will begin furloughing 319 employees today. "It is with deep and sincere regret that we announce these furloughs. This administration has been cutting costs and improving efficiency since 2003, but the sharp decline in state revenues left us with no other options," Wyatt said. "While...

2009-11-05 19:30:00

GAHANNA, Ohio, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) Executive Board has received notice of NetJets Aviation, Inc.'s, intent to furlough up to 495 pilots; the effective furlough date is anticipated for mid January 2010. An independent labor organization, NJASAP represents the interests of the professional pilots who fly in the service of NetJets. "After several months of continuous efforts to mitigate a pilot furlough, we have reached a point at...

2009-07-24 17:02:00

CHICAGO, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines announced today, that approximately 2,100 flight attendants have taken advantage of voluntary furlough and other furlough mitigation programs, once again completely eliminating the need for involuntary furloughs. Last month, United announced it needed to reduce its flight attendant workforce, as a result of capacity reduction and lower attrition. Last year, the company announced a reduction of 1,550 flight attendants, which were...

2009-06-19 10:09:21

A majority of state offices in Michigan closed Friday in the first of six unpaid days off for state workers the governor's office said would save $22 million. State parks and prisons remain open for in business, as did the Mackinac Bridge, The Detroit News reported. But those trying to register boats and cars at state offices found the doors locked. This is a real pain in the neck, said Birmingham, Mich., resident Steve Chavez, who was trying to register a new boat. This is the only day of...

2009-05-12 15:43:16

U.S. companies and even governments are resorting to work furloughs to avoid layoffs, human resources consulting firm Hewitt Associates said. A Hewitt survey concluded that out of 518 businesses, 70 percent had either initiated furloughs or were considering them, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. WGBH, a media company, said its managers and other employees would be furloughed for a week to save $500,000. Gentle Giant Moving Co. employees choose a four-week furlough to avoid layoffs, the...

2009-05-07 12:11:00

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (Nasdaq: ENER) today announced that it has begun implementing a planned temporary production furlough in the fiscal fourth quarter ending June 30, 2009. The furlough has begun in Tijuana, and will continue for the first two weeks of May and also the first two weeks of June. The company will temporarily suspend production at its Auburn Hills and Greenville sites on May 17, 2009. Production is...

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