Federal workers dodging layoffs

One of the best places to have waited out this recession was in federal government. Federal workers have pretty much gotten a bye on pink slips at a time private sector employees have taken it on the chin.
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Lilly reorganization to cut 5,500 positions over 2 years

Eli Lilly and Co. will cut 5,500 jobs by the end of 2011 as it tries to cut $1 billion in expenses before it loses revenue from its bestselling drug, Zyprexa. Lilly CEO John Lechleiter said he did not know how many of those cuts would occur in central Indiana. But with 13,600 employees working in the Indianapolis area, he acknowledged the largest chunk of reductions likely would come here.
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Lilly offering buyouts to 4,000 sales reps

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. today said it is offering buyouts to its U.S. sales force, with hopes of trimming about 300 sales representatives before a sales restructuring set to begin in January, Reuters reported.
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