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The biggest layoffs in history

Espresso Logo By Martin Morin of Espresso | Slide 1 of 24: Losing a job is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. It comes in eighth on the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory (a ranking of stressful life events by severity), falling right after marriage. The impact is more than financial, but we do have to survive between paycheques. Keep in mind that in the U.S., for example, nearly 80 per cent of workers live paycheque to paycheque. Here are some of the biggest mass layoffs in recent years.

The biggest layoffs in history

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Losing a job is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. It comes in eighth on the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory (a ranking of stressful life events by severity), falling right after marriage. The impact is more than financial, but we do have to survive between paycheques. Keep in mind that in the U.S., for example, nearly 80 per cent of workers live paycheque to paycheque. Here are some of the biggest mass layoffs in recent years.

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