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Layoffs

September 15, 2020, 9am PDT
As Colorado's Regional Transportation District plans for the 2021 budget, over 800 jobs could be cut as in attempts to regain financial losses caused by the coronavirus.
CPR News
May 7, 2020, 9am PDT
Uber and Airbnb both announced massive layoffs this week, after Lyft did the same last week, as the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on very contemporary corners of the economy.
The Washington Post
May 3, 2020, 9am PDT
Sad days for public transit agencies in Canadian cities could be a sign of layoffs to come for U.S. transit agencies.
Vancouver Sun
April 17, 2020, 6am PDT
Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.
Smart Cities Dive
April 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.
The New York Times
July 30, 2019, 7am PDT
The massive layoffs represent one-third of Uber's global marketing team.
Quartz
September 8, 2016, 6am PDT
A decision to privatize the employment of drivers and maintenance workers, especially for the system's buses, could lead to a wave of layoffs.
The Boston Globe
June 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
More bad news for the beleaguered transit agency of our nation's capital, as declining ridership and prolonged service disruptions have now given way to large-scale layoffs throughout the organization.
The Washington Post
April 11, 2016, 10am PDT
The state of Wyoming made billions in tax revenues off the coal industry. But after waves of layoffs, those left in the state are asking: What's left of those revenues for workers?
WyoFile
June 21, 2012, 1pm PDT
While glimmers of a recovery can be seen in the eyes of private business, local governments continue to see red, shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs.
The New York Times
November 23, 2010, 10am PST
Though private sector employment shows signs of recovery, the National League of American Cities predicts 500,000 municipal workers will lose their jobs over the current and coming fiscal years. The Economist considers solutions.
The Economist
June 22, 2010, 2pm PDT
Cities in California's Central Valley are looking at the economic downturn as an opportunity for planners to focus on long-range work. But layoffs in planning departments are making that hard to do.
The Modesto Bee
August 6, 2009, 9am PDT
Due to economic hardship, the Worcester County, Maryland is proposing to consolidate 3 departments into 1, cutting 11 jobs out of 65, just as new codes are coming online. Environmentalists are concerned.
Center for Public Integrity
June 2, 2009, 12pm PDT
LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) announced on May 19 that it was laying off Brooke Hodge, its curator of architecture and design.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
March 1, 2009, 12pm PST

 Architecture is certainly headed for its own version of the Big Bang. A density of firms are simmering with scarce backlog, delinquent collections, looming layoffs, high overhead, low morale as weakened management relies on a foggy stimulus package to forestall an explosion of great magnitude. After the inevitable, our profession will reconstitute based on a new chemistry.

Rick Abelson