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Apr 17, 2014

Nixon Peabody announces layoffs

Boston-based Nixon Peabody LLP has eliminated 38 staff positions across its 16 offices, at all levels of tenure. Eight of the positions were in the Rochester office and one in Buffalo. “Nixon Peabody manages our business in the U.S. and internationally to best serve the needs of our clients,” said Andrew Glincher, CEO and managing […]

Sep 20, 2013

Wells Fargo to lay off 1,800 employees

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo plans to lay off an additional 1,800 employees from its mortgage department, after cutting about 2,300 jobs from the same unit in August. Spokesman Alfredo Padillo said Thursday that the San Francisco-based bank is cutting jobs in the mortgage department because fewer people than it expected are refinancing their mortgages. […]

Feb 21, 2013

Fear, frustration mount over possible sequestration

Call it sequestration, the sequel. Short of a last-minute plot twist, very few are anxious to see how this storyline — involving billions of dollars in mandated federal spending cuts and layoffs and furloughs of federal employees — plays out. Mandated cuts across all areas of the federal government will go in place March 1 […]

Feb 19, 2013

Nearly 3,300 jobs saved in 2012

The state Labor Department’s Shared Work program is being credited with saving 3,280 jobs in 2012. Commissioner Peter M. Rivera urges any employer in New York who is considering layoffs to immediately contact the Labor Department to get help in retaining workers. “As New York’s job growth continues, we also need to do everything possible […]

Oct 3, 2012

Syracuse newspaper to lay off 115 employees

SYRACUSE — The Post-Standard of Syracuse says it will lay off 115 full- and part-time employees as it moves ahead with plans to combine print and online operations to form two new companies early next year. Stephen Rogers, editor and publisher of The Post-Standard, announced Tuesday that managers at the newspaper and its online product, […]

Apr 10, 2012

Kodak plans to lay off 91 workers in Rochester

Eastman Kodak Co. plans to lay off 91 workers at its Rochester operations in June. The Democrat and Chronicle reports that the company has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice with the state Labor Department about the layoffs. According to the filing, 26 jobs are to be cut on June 17 and […]

Feb 13, 2012

Layoffs hitting programs that rely on LSC funding

It was only a matter of time before continuing cuts for legal services would result in layoffs to regional programs. That time is now. “We did lose an attorney in Jamestown in January,” said C. Kenneth Perri, executive director of Legal Assistance of Western New York ...

Dec 1, 2011

More than 600 losing jobs at NY processing center

AMHERST — A document processing firm connected with an embattled New York foreclosure law firm is going out of business. Pillar Processing Inc. in suburban Buffalo notified the New York state Department of Labor on Wednesday that it will close at the end of February, putting 586 people out of work in Amherst and 18 […]

Nov 22, 2011

Baum layoffs change foreclosure landscape

This week, Amherst, N.Y.-based foreclosure attorney Steven J. Baum announced a mass layoff of his firm’s employees. The firm, Steven J. Baum PC, filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining notice pursuant to federal labor laws. Several reports indicated the firm would cease doing business, but in a Nov. 21 letter to the New York State […]

Nov 21, 2011

Layoffs at firm with foreclosure party

BUFFALO — A New York foreclosure law firm that was criticized for a Halloween party that mocked the homeless and people in danger of losing their homes says it will lay off at least one-third of its employees. A spokesman says Steven J. Baum P.C. has filed notice of layoffs with state labor officials. He […]

Nov 16, 2011

GOP says Energy Dept. tried to delay solar layoffs

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wanted the failing solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing employee layoffs last year until after the 2010 midterm elections, Republican investigators say. A memo prepared by GOP staff at the House Energy and Commerce Committee cites an October 2010 email from an unnamed Solyndra investment adviser to another unidentified […]

Oct 24, 2011

Troopers: Layoffs trigger crash into tribal office

SENECA FALLS — State police and a lawyer say a series of layoffs and a leadership dispute may have triggered a truck crash and break-in at the Cayuga Indian Nation’s office building in Seneca Falls. Troopers charged 24-year-old Elijah Jimerson of Seneca Falls ...

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