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Bookmarks: Economic downturn edition

  • Canada’s Sun Media is cutting 600 jobs in Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada — about 10 percent of the workforce (CBCnews.ca)
  • Amazon U.K. employees are being forced to work seven days a week; they are given penalty points for taking sick days, and face dismissal after accumulating six penalty points (the U.K. Times)
  • The total number of layoffs since Nov. 1, 2008, at America’s 500 largest public companies is 178,961, according to the Forbes Layoff Tracker (Forbes.com)