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Rogers Townsend cuts 41 jobs at Charlotte office

Law firm Rogers Townsend & Thomas has laid off 41 employees at its Charlotte office. One of the firm’s focus areas is default services, or handling foreclosures for mortgage lenders and servicers and other entities. The firm, based in Columbia, S.C., is consolidating its foreclosure processing services in Columbia, says Tina Emerson, director of marketing. […]

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Chiquita to shutter two Chicago-area Fresh Express plants

Chiquita Brands International Inc. plans to close two Chicago-area Fresh Express salad plants, a move that affects more than 650 workers. Those workers from the Franklin Park facilities will be offered jobs at a third nearby Fresh Express plant, says Tiffany Breaux, spokeswoman for Charlotte-based Chiquita. The timing of the closings wasn’t immediately disclosed. Fresh […]

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Celgard to cut 40 jobs at two Charlotte-region plants

Battery-materials supplier Celgard is trimming 40 jobs at two Charlotte-area plants as demand for its products falls short of expectations. The cuts will take place at both the Charlotte and Concord facilities, which combined have more than 700 employees, the company says. Last year, Celgard opened the 150,000-square-foot Concord plant, which makes specialty membranes used […]

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ValueOptions to lay off nearly 100

State Medicaid contractor ValueOptions Inc. has put nearly 100 of its North Carolina employees on alert that their jobs will be eliminated if the company’s contract with the N.C. Division of Medical Assistance is not extended or renewed, the Triangle Business Journal reports. ValueOptions employs 77 workers in Morrisville and an additional 20 in Charlotte […]

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Alcatel-Lucent plans to cut 5,000 jobs, reorganize

French telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent intends to cut its workforce by 5,000 people and reorganize its business, the Wall Street Journal reported. Alcatel-Lucent, which employs roughly 2,700 people at its Plano campus, reported a net loss of $308.79 million in the second quarter and spent a half billion euros in cash in the quarter, the […]

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Bank of America, other big banks prepare for more job cuts

Bank of America and five other large U.S. banks, including Credit Suisse Group AG, are preparing to cut thousands of banking and trading jobs, The Wall Street Journal reports. The cuts signal the banks’ latest move in the face of nervous markets, uneven economic growth, more difficult regulations and falling stock prices. The Business Journal […]

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