Payless ShoeSource isn’t responding to requests for information about the number of people the company was letting go Thursday morning. Employees attended a town hall meeting at 8:30 a.m., where they expected to learn about significant layoffs. Soon after the meeting ended, employees began to filter out of the corporate headquarters, 3231 S.E. 6th Ave. Payless filed for bankruptcy in April and emerged four months later.
As Payless Shoesource evaluates its structure and prepares to take “additional steps,” employees are bracing for another round of layoffs that could come as early as this week. Multiple employees have told The Topeka Capital-Journal the company has planned layoffs, but it wasn’t immediately clear how deep the cuts would go. Employees said they fear the company will lay off as much as 40 percent of the workforce.
Apprenticeships offer a financially practical way to train for careers with excellent pay and opportunities, and at the same time, they build a trained workforce for employers, many of whom are challenged by a tight labor market. That message resonated clearly at a Monday afternoon event celebrating Apprenticeship Week in the State of Kansas, Nov. 13 - 19, with a proclamation from Gov.
I will be traveling from my sofa to my kitchen to the table, repeatedly. Looking forward to Thanksgiving with family -- but my first without one of my daughter, who is studying in London. That's an adjustment! https://t.co/bnRaitFzuz
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".