Commentaries

Who is left to run Jefferson County?

August 3, 2009

Jefferson County, which has become the poster child for corrupt municipalities getting burned by the credit crisis, let go two thirds of its employees today as it struggles to stay afloat, according to Reuters. Though Jefferson County is an extreme example, it’s a reminder of the very real pain local governments and economies feel when fund raising is no longer an option.

Times tough for info security guards

July 15, 2009

Cyber attack protest in South KoreaWith all the cyberscare stories about North Korea making headlines these days, the last place you might expect to see job losses is among information security workers.

No real estate revival for corporate lawyers

July 9, 2009

The big corporate law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft isn’t expecting a rebound in the real estate market anytime soon, so it’s asking nearly three-dozen lawyers to take the next year off.