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    Pope orders salary cuts for cardinals, clerics, to save jobs of employees

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis has ordered cardinals to take a 10{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} pay cut and reduced the salaries of most other clerics working in the Vatican in order to save jobs of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has hit the Holy See’s income. The Vatican said on Wednesday that Francis issued a decree introducing proportional cuts starting on April 1. A spokesman said most lay employees would not be affected by the cuts. A senior Vatican prelate said it was believed to be the first time in living memory that a pope had taken such action. Francis, 84, and from a working class family, has often insisted he does not…

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    Bell Media Cuts 210 Jobs at Local TV, Radio Stations

    8:04 AM PST 2/3/2021 by Etan Vlessing The Canadian broadcaster of ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘Big Sky’ hands out pink slips in local radio and TV newsrooms after restructuring senior management in January. The cost-cutting at top-rated Canadian broadcaster Bell Media has quickened with the loss of another 210 jobs. In early January, Toronto-based Bell Media cut around 20 top management jobs to restructure its executive suite. As it continues reducing operating costs while Canada’s ad-supported cable TV market shrinks amid cord-cutting and the dominance of U.S. streaming services, Bell Media is now handing out pink slips to local radio and TV station employees. “As the media industry evolves, we’re…

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    Bell Media Cuts Hundreds of Radio & TV Jobs

    Bell is Canada’s leading content creation company, with assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, digital media and more. Its radio division consists of 215 music channels, including 109 licensed radio stations, all under the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. “As the media industry evolves, we’re focused on investment in new content and technology opportunities while also ensuring our company is as agile, efficient and easy to work with as possible,” Marc Choma, a Bell spokesman, told Billboard in an email. “That includes programming changes affecting some on-air positions.” Radio conglomerates in the U.S. have made similar decisions to consolidate. iHeartRadio has laid off more than a hundred employees since the…

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    Juneau’s population decline attributed to cuts in state budget, state jobs

    Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Malaspina plies the waters of Lynn Canal in 2012. (Kelli Berkinshaw/KTOO) More people are leaving Juneau than arriving. Not by the dozens, but by the hundreds each year because of state budget cuts and dwindling state jobs. And there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/29pop.mp3 Sol Neely was an associate professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, teaching English, Indigenous studies and other humanities. Neely was also responsible for the Flying University, a program that introduced college coursework to inmates and inspired them to attend college after they got out of prison. “It was building and it was working. And we were…

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    Rocky recovery? Employers announced a record 2.3 million job cuts last year and Texas layoffs spiked again last month

    Here’s another metric that captures the dismal pandemic economy: Companies in America publicly announced over 2.3 million job cuts in 2020, almost twice as many as the worst year after the Great Recession. The layoffs, compiled from announcements, public filings and notices of job actions, represented nearly a quarter of the total nonfarm jobs lost in the U.S. last year. Such disclosures are usually released by large and mid-sized companies, and they provide another view into today’s difficult labor market. One troubling trend was a December spike in announced job cuts, probably stemming from rising hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. The December increase was especially sharp in Texas, where employers…

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    Job cuts jolt tech, hotel, zoo, religious workers

    Planned layoffs have jolted Bay Area hotels, tech companies, the Oakland Zoo, and a religious facility in a fresh round of job cutbacks that suggest the region’s employment market has yet to recover from coronavirus-linked ailments. The new round of official layoff notices reported to the state Employment Development Department cast a forbidding shadow on the Bay Area economy, especially after the mammoth job losses suffered by the nine-county region during 2020. For all of 2020, the Bay Area lost a staggering 360,800 jobs, a decline of 8.8{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} in the number of jobs in the region. During the same one-year period, Santa Clara County shed 79,400 jobs or a 6.9{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}…

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    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces reversal of some state education cuts

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine is restoring some of the state education money that he said last year would be cut, he announced via an executive order on Friday. Last year, in the early days of the coronavirus crisis, DeWine cut about $776 million from the state’s general operating budget for 2020, including $300 million in cuts to K-12 school funding and $110 million in cuts to higher education funding. Those cuts set a new, lower baseline for state education funding for 2021. But under the new order, DeWine is restoring $160 million in funding to schools this year, and $100 million to higher education. So in other words,…

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