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Poll: Hiring will pick up, growth slow in 2nd half

NEW YORK — Economists increasingly see hiring picking up through the rest of 2011, even as they predict slower overall growth. The National Association for Business Economists quarterly survey found 43 percent of respondents say their firms will likely increase employment in the next six months, the highest number in a year.

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Ford Motor Co. to lay off 150 at Buffalo plant

BUFFALO — Ford Motor Co. plans to lay off 150 people from its Buffalo Stamping Plant in September. The automaker says the New York layoffs will result from the closing of one of two Canadian assembly plants that Buffalo supplies.

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Sikorsky cutting 386 jobs at upstate plant

BIG FLATS — Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is laying off nearly 400 workers at its factory in upstate New York because of what the company says is a lull in orders for military helicopters.

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Does the economy impact discrimination cases?

In 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported more workplace discrimination cases than ever before. The figures aren’t surprising, given the mass layoffs and company downsizing in recent years.

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