UPS Lays Off 433 in Hebron

by Tana Weingartner, WVXU Cincinnati  UPS is laying off 433 employees at its Supply Chain Solutions facility in Hebron, Kentucky. Spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg says the changes were needed because online clothing retailer Zulily no longer needs the facility’s services. “Unfortunately we are losing a customer there. They will be pulling their inventory management in house,” […]

Clark County Departments Will Make Reports Friday

The Clark County Council passed a measure on Monday requesting that departments report by Friday how they will stay within their budgets for the remainder of the year. “People are going to have to make some tough decisions right now and, as the county council, we’re trying to prod them along,” said Council President Kevin […]

36 Courier Employees Reportedly Cut in Nationwide Gannett Layoffs UPDATE: Now 50 Jobs

For the updated story, click here. Several employees at the Louisville Courier-Journal are being laid off as part of a nationwide two percent staff reduction by parent company Gannett. In the largest round of layoffs since 2009, Gannett will cut 700 employees from newspapers across the country. The Gannett Blog is reporting confirmation that 36 […]

Butler Favors Cutting Business Managers, Concerned About Layoffs

Speaking on a WFPL News special program, Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee Chairwoman Marianne Butler, D-15, supported Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposal to consolidate the city’s business managers to save money, but hoped the decision could avoid laying off Metro employees. The reorganization plan would save the city more than $1 million in the budget by […]

Lexington Budget Proposal Includes Layoffs, $27 Million in Cuts

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has released a budget proposal that calls for $27 million in cuts. More than two dozen city jobs are on the chopping block and 214 vacant positions will go unfilled, leaving the number of people employed by the city at its lowest point since 1999. […]

Mayor Fischer on Industrial Accidents, Layoffs, Whiskey Row

On WFPL’s State of Affairs Thursday, Fischer discussed: the city budget; Metro Government’s response to recent industrial accidents in Rubbertown and Butchertown; the future of Whiskey Row; and his thoughts on Metro Council discretionary spending. You can listen to the full interview here.

UPS Pilot Furloughs Begin

by Stephanie Crosby Furloughs have begun for 54 UPS pilots. They are the first in a two-year series of layoffs at the shipping giant, whose air hub is located in Louisville. The layoffs were originally announced in February. Independent Pilots Association spokesperson Brian Gaudet says the union offered to save the company money through a series of […]

Jewish Hospital Co. Cutting 500 Jobs

Louisville-based Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare is eliminating 500 jobs, half of them through layoffs. Officials say its the result of the economic downturn that’s affecting the health care industry nationwide, resulting in lower patient volume and more uninsured people seeking care. Spokesperson Jeff Polson says the other reductions will be made through attrition […]

Artists Suffer Under Recession; Researchers Look at Economic Impact

The recession has cost many Americans their job — including artists. Even those who are self-employed have taken a hit. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer talks to several Kentucky artists feeling the recession and looks at how researchers are trying to find new ways of gauging how their wellbeing impacts the overall economy. “There’s some stuff that’s […]