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Oscar Statues Aren’t Immune to Layoffs

With the Oscars right around the corner, you would think business would be booming for R.S. Owens, the company responsible for making the trophies, right?

Yeah, not so much, as the company notified the Illinois Department of Commerce it will be laying off 95 employees on Dec. 17 — more than a third of its 251-person workforce, according to TheWrap.

St. Regis Crystal Inc. is set to acquire R.S. Owens on that day and the company will continue to make trophies for the Oscars, Emmys, MTV Video Music Awards and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fun fact: It takes three to four weeks for R.S. Owens to make the 50 new Oscar statuettes in January.


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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.