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Is your job secure?

October 22, 2008
Waves of layoffs are going to hit the country as banks tighten lending and companies cut costs, BusinessWeek predicted in an article this week.

Unlike the dot-com and housing busts of recent years, this time just about every industry will be affected, it said.

First to go will be the worst-performing employees. Then those in marketing, communications, HR and other areas not deemed essential.

After that, itâ??s open season.

Do you see the same handwriting on the wall?
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