Last week, American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider announced a round of layoffs as a part of a manufacturing “redesign” for the struggling company, which recently emerged from bankruptcy; she also hinted that the company may begin outsourcing the manufacturing of some garments to other parts of the country. This week,…
The clothing company Nasty Gal, which is either an inspiring story of #girlboss entrepreneurdom or a really hellish place to work, depending on who you ask, is laying off employees today. Women’s Wear Daily reports that 19 people were laid off, or about ten percent of the staff; a source at the company tells Jezebel…
The latest in American Apparel’s retail struggle is that the company is shutting down several of its U.S. stores and laying people off as part of “cost-cutting measures.”
Remember those employees who posted a giant protest sign in the window of a Wet Seal in Seattle? They've been fired. So much for activism.
- Paulina Porizkova on America's Next Top Model: "The one guarantee that you will never make it as a model is to go on that show." Which is both honest and interesting, since she used to judge "that show." [NYPost]
Thanks to women like Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug, we female baby boomers came of age educated, braless, and emboldened to become politicians, playwrights, CEOs or, in my case, journalists. But things changed when some of us lost our jobs.