This is from July 14, 2009, almost two years to the day. The glorious administration of King Barack I was dumping $12 billion into a program to win the future or something.
On Tuesday, July 14th, President Obama announced his $12 billion American Graduation Initiative that focuses on using our community colleges to educate (and reeducate) workers for our future.I doubt he'll be mentioning Cisco much on the 2012 campaign stump. Flash forward exactly two years.
During his talk, he referred to Cisco as an example of a company partnering with schools to deliver programs that will train workers for new jobs.
As Cisco looks to reduce costs, the once renowned company is now looking to cut 10,000 jobs. With 3,000 employees accepting early-retirement packages, another 7,000 are facing layoffs.Maybe they can get some job re-education.
Cisco employees aren't the only ones shaking in their boots. Companies nationwide are also experiencing job cuts. From big international banks such as UBS to local school districts, employers are looking for ways to survive in an increasingly weakening economy.
Career strategist and author Julie Bauke can give your audience the advice they'll need whether they've already received a pink slip or fear one may be coming. She can reveal quick tips on what employees should and shouldn't do if they think they might on their company's layoff list.