A mass layoff report from the state shows up to seventeen hundred jobs could disappear in Illinois in the next two months. American Airlines reports 987 workers at O'Hare airport could be affected, though the actual number of layoffs should be lower, perhaps only 40% of the total. The job cuts relate to American's bankruptcy restructuring and the imprecision comes because of bumping rights among more senior union members who can then take the jobs of those with less seniority. Sears Holdings Corporation also plans more than 700 job cuts.
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