The U.S. economic recovery started in early 2009. And while the job market has improved, the labor recovery has been painfully slow.
Part of the problem is that companies continue to layoff employees in their efforts to control costs.
With the help of Bloomberg, we compiled a list of the 18 biggest layoff announcements of the past year.
The companies include banks, airlines, and consumer goods companies. But the tech companies dominate the rankings.
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