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CHICAGO — Jeffery Breslow’s life and the lives of those he worked with making toys for children were shattered on the morning of July 27, 1976, when another employee named Al Keller walked into his place of work with two handguns and began to kill. “I heard only a popping sound when Keller fired his pistol. I didn’t recognize the noise and guessed it might be a toy gun,” writes Breslow, whose ...

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E-commerce giant Amazon and business software maker Salesforce are the latest U.S. tech companies to announce major job cuts. Amazon said Wednesday that it will be cutting about 18,000 positions. It's the largest set of layoffs in the Seattle-based company's history, although just a fraction of its 1.5 million global workforce. Salesforce is laying off about 8,000 employees, or 10% of its workforce. Major technology companies are pruning their payrolls that they rapidly expanded during a two-year boom spurred by pandemic lockdown. Meta Platforms announced in November that the Facebook and Instagram owner would by laying off 11,000 employees, or 13% of its workforce.

Four graduates in the precision machining technology program from TSTC's Waco campus have been hired by a Texas-based producer of machined products and assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries.

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