Layoffs change with the times

Job cuts can be tricky in the modern work world, with more teleworkers and innovative programs to save jobs, but old-fashioned dignity, respect still in style

Layoffs are an unfortunate part of the boom and bust nature of the economy. But they’re not as cut and dried as they used to be: Sometimes, they can be postponed, thanks to initiatives such as work-sharing programs and voluntary reduced workweeks. Sometimes, the logistics can be a challenge, with employees working at home or spread across the country and around the world.

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