NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 03, 2011
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(Chicago: John Yang) The jump in layoffs examined; job cuts at 5 big companies and findings of a National Small Business Assn. survey of business owners cited. [Challenger Gray and Christmas CEO John CHALLENGER- says these big layoffs are reducing job security and consumer confidence.] [Brownies Hardware owner Steve CORNELL- worries about funding his payroll.] [Former NSBA president Keith ASHMUS- notes individuals are not spending because businesses are not hiring.] [Unemployed Sharon TETRO- comments on her unemployment benefits running out.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The record number of people relying on food stamps and the surge in food stamp use in Alabama reported; figures cited.
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