Business

February 8, 2009 6:48 AM

Last bastion of job security, government, may take a hit

Businesses are laying off employees by the thousands. Macy's is cutting 7,000 jobs. Microsoft is letting go of 5,000 employees. GlaxoSmithKline may eliminate as many as 6,000 jobs. But across North Carolina, the hundreds of thousands of people who work in government jobs have been spared. That may be about to change.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Department of Labor: "Overtime - it’s about time" 02:15

Department of Labor: "Overtime - it’s about time"

Summer isn't the only thing that goes by fast 00:20

Summer isn't the only thing that goes by fast

Come work for Power Engineers 01:40

Come work for Power Engineers

Boise artist Zella Bardsley 00:50

Boise artist Zella Bardsley

Mark Breske from Sockeye Brewing 01:32

Mark Breske from Sockeye Brewing

John Margarit on driving for Uber in Boise 01:55

John Margarit on driving for Uber in Boise

InDepth Solutions President Jennifer Perez 02:47

InDepth Solutions President Jennifer Perez

Aviation Specialties Unlimited creates Ecliptus, night vision equipped GoPro camera 01:03

Aviation Specialties Unlimited creates Ecliptus, night vision equipped GoPro camera

Mike Turner on the Treasure Valley's strong seller's market 01:25

Mike Turner on the Treasure Valley's strong seller's market

How to get more time to file your tax return 01:45

How to get more time to file your tax return

Gail Northness talks Fusions Glass Studio 03:00

Gail Northness talks Fusions Glass Studio

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos