Watch for These Layoff Signs

Knowing it's coming could help you prepare
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2008 6:45 PM CDT
Watch for These Layoff Signs
Seeming indispensable could save your job during layoffs.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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.
(More office stories.)

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