January 16, 2016
Reed Smith, a global firm with a large presence in Philadelphia, said Thursday that is has laid off 45 lawyers in offices in the U.S. and abroad, about 2.5 percent of lawyers at the firm. The firm said the layoffs were necessary to ensure efficiency and to match legal staffing with the needs of clients. Some of the firm's non lawyer staff also was let go, the firm said. The firm, founded in Pittsburgh, has 1,650 lawyers worldwide and more than 200 in Philadelphia. It reported revenue of more than $1 billion in 2015.
January 9, 1990 |
Another hospital trying to stay afloat in a sea of red ink says it will lay off some staff to try to save about $1 million. J. Peter Tilley, president of Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia on City Avenue near Belmont, said plans were not final, but the layoffs would affect less than 5 percent of the staff of more than 700. Tilley said more details would be available at a community meeting tonight. He said he did not expect any nurses to be let go, but the layoffs will be "across a wide variety of service areas" from secretarial to laboratory personnel.
April 29, 1987 |
About 30 Washington Township teachers last night protested an administration plan to lay off 27 nontenured teachers, including 12 teachers in the middle school, which is overcrowded. After the protest, the school board moved into a closed session and was expected to vote on the layoffs after midnight. The proposed layoffs would take effect for the 1987-88 school year, one year before two new middle schools are scheduled to be completed. Opponents of the layoffs said they were illogical, would increase class size and would rid the system of experienced teachers when they are needed most.
July 3, 1992 |
Mayor Rendell said yesterday he plans to lay off more than 2,000 city workers soon if negotiations with the two non-uniformed unions aren't of "a positive, good faith nature" Union leaders, meanwhile, stepped up their efforts to influence public opinion by sending dozens of "truth squads" through Center City with leaflets urging citizens not to believe the "hype" of the Rendell administration. Rendell said administration officials are fine-tuning layoff plans and that he expects a new draft by the end of the week.
August 22, 2002 |
About 200 unionized workers for the Inquirer and Daily News rallied yesterday against pending layoffs of 10 editorial assistants as part of an overall expansion and restructuring plan at the Inquirer. Workers walked silently in a circle in front of the newspapers' building at Broad and Callowhill streets, with signs reading "Meet the New 'Lundy,' Lose Your Job on Munday," referring to Inquirer editor Walker Lundy. Henry Holcomb, an Inquirer reporter and president of the local Newspaper Guild, said the purpose of the 30-minute rally was to show Lundy that the layoffs, to take affect in October, concern reporters, photographers, circulation and advertising employees of both newspapers.
January 24, 1992 |
Voluntary job cuts have prevented layoffs at The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, the newspapers' publisher announced yesterday. "I don't foresee any layoffs in 1992 at this point in time," said Robert J. Hall, publisher of Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. Early last month, Hall told employees that the recession would require deep cost-cutting and that layoffs might be considered. PNI sought to eliminate the equivalent of 160 full-time jobs through voluntary reductions. Hall said yesterday that the equivalent of 143 full-time jobs were eliminated.
September 19, 2012 |
THE FLORIDA PANTHERS announced the layoffs of an unknown number of staff members Tuesday, only the third full day of the NHL's lockout. The Panthers are thought to be the NHL's second team to publicly announce layoffs since the league's collective bargaining agreement with its players expired at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday and ushered in the league's fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years. The Ottawa Senators already have had layoffs, and full-time employees have been placed on a reduced work week.
September 19, 1991 |
East Whiteland Township is facing a $300,000 gap in its budget this year and must either borrow the money or lay off workers, Board of Supervisors Chairman John J. Finn said Tuesday. The township has 31 employees, and every department, including police, could be affected if layoffs are needed, Finn said. "The worst-case scenario would mean we won't have money to pay anybody," Finn said. East Whiteland Township supervisors have scheduled a special public meeting for Tuesday to discuss the prospect of a loan with residents.
April 12, 1992 |
Confronted with a $685,803 deficit carried forward from last year, Phoenixville Borough is considering further layoffs that will include police, Borough Manager Bill McCauley said Thursday. In a memo sent to council members Tuesday detailing the borough's financial crisis, McCauley said layoffs were among a number of extreme measures that had to be taken. McCauley, who took office in July, said the moves could not wait until the fall as they did last year, when 10 borough employees were laid off. He said immediate action was necessary to reduce the deficit.
June 1, 2010 |
SAFETY COSTS money, and in New Jersey right now, police officers and governing bodies are trying to figure out if they can sacrifice for safety's sake. As layoffs become a real possibility for police departments across the state, both parties have different ideas of what safety and sacrifice mean, though. To avoid layoffs and maintain public safety, administrators say they need sacrifices in the name of pay freezes, furloughs, health-care contributions and other concessions. Officers and their union representatives feel that governments are in search of a quick budget fix and are too willing to sacrifice public safety by laying off officers.