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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Watch for These Layoff Signs

More than 750,000 American jobs vanished this year, and more cuts are likely amid the current crisis. MarketWatch offers red flags that a pink slip is coming:

Colleagues get fired: You are not immune, even if your boss says so.
Training budgets dwindle: They are "not sure if everyone is going to be there," a career manager says.
Job postings disappear on Internet sites.
Budget woes, especially at publicly traded companies: If the firm misses targets, cutbacks help the bottom line.
The gossip mill churns. Yes, take it with a grain of salt, but pay attention.

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