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AMD cutting 3500 jobs.



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Best Buy to layoff 2400 staff.


Comments Off on No slow down in the culling of jobs.

No slow down in the culling of jobs.

Source: Layoff Tracker

Taylor Bean & Whitaker shuts down, 5000 jobs at stake.
Alcoholic drinks manufacturer Altia furloughs 650 (all) employees.
Neste Oil announces 450 layoffs.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics cuts 285 jobs.
Katana Summit
Katana Summit layoffs 70 workers.
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Kindred Healthcare layoffs 573 employees in Florida.
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Bobcat Company plans to layoff 100 workers.
Analogic Corp layoffs 85 workers.
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Insurance giant Axa Life plans to cut 350 jobs.
IBM Global Business Services Division cuts 200 jobs.
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Celanese Corp plans to layoff 100 workers.
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GKN Plc to cut 1100 jobs in 12 months.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cuts 92 jobs.
Seagate layoffs 2000 workers in Singapore.
PNC Financial Services cuts 74 jobs in Miami.
Mohawk Industries cuts 400 jobs in Georgia.
Patriot Coal to layoff 314 workers.
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Ticona Polymers to layoff 100 workers in Cleveland .
KV Pharmaceutical layoffs 300 workers .
Virginia International Terminals layoffs 90 employees.
Rainbows United layoffs 70 employees.

Total losses = 12313

Comments Off on The Klaus Kneale Pink-Slip List (P-SL) for July 2009.

The Klaus Kneale Pink-Slip List (P-SL) for July 2009.

The following Pink-Slip List (P-SL) was compiled by Klaus Kneale.

Job Losses = 15840

July 29: UAL Corp. lets go of 50 in Missouri.
July 29: General Electric fires another 190 in Indiana.
July 29: Intuit dismisses 120 nationwide.
July 27: General Electric dismisses 93 employees from an oil and gas facility in Wisconsin.
July 27: Verizon Communications fires 8000 workers from its wireless business.
July 23: Air Products and Chemicals fired 1150 workers.
July 21: Continental Airlines lets go of 1700 employees.
July 17: Boeing lays off 130 workers in Alabama.
July 16: Harley-Davidson fires 1000 workers from its operations in the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri.
July 16: Cisco Systems lets go of 700 workers from its headquarters in San Jose, CA.
July 14: Norfolk Southern lays off 84 workers from one of its Alabama rail yards.
July 13: Navistar International dismisses 275 workers, most of them from Mississippi.
July 8: AGCO Corp. lays of 154 workers in Kansas.
July 6: The 3M Company lets go of 200 workers in Massachusetts.
July 1: The Dow Chemical Company cuts 2500 jobs. The layoffs are a result of the company closing three Louisiana plants.

Comments Off on Fifty thousand job losses in two weeks.

Fifty thousand job losses in two weeks.

It has been a grim two weeks around the world with plenty of big name companies letting go employees. Below are just a summary of the ones that caught the news.


Russia’s AvtoVAZ plan to layoff 27000 employees to improve performance at a factory that has been clobbered by the sharp drop in demand for cars.

OCI Chemical Corp layoffs 38 employees

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Ashland Inc plans to cut 1800 jobs
True Textile layoffs 84 workers

Verizon Communications cuts 8000 jobs

Power-One cuts 300 jobs

GE Consumer & Industrial to close Kentucky plant 125 jobs lost

ATK Space Systems to cut 450 jobs in October

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Contec Holdings layoffs 132 workers

Amgen layoffs 100 employees

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Hartford Financial Services cuts 270 jobs
Portola Tech International layoffs 130 employees
IMS Health plans to cut 850 jobs

Air Products and Chemicals to cut 1150 jobs

Minerals Technologies plans to cut 200 jobs

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Stanley Works cuts 200 jobs worldwide
Flash Networks layoffs 40 cuts salary for others
Bell Helicopter layoffs 150 workers in Canada

Branson Ultrasonics to close Honeoye Falls plant 46 jobs lost
GE Oil and Gas layoffs 93 employees
Law firm Dechert cuts 25 jobs
American Coal Company layoffs 37 workers

Siemens plans to cut 1400 jobs in Europe
Avon to cut 1200 jobs
Pratt & Whitney to cut 1000 jobs in Connecticut
Yahoo to cut 675 jobs
Alliance Resource Partners layoffs 72 employees
Assurant Employee Benefits plans to cut 91 jobs
Hardinge layoffs 50 workers
Intel plans to layoff 294 employees in Ireland
US Airways plans to cut 34 jobs at General Mitchell International Airport
Belden to close Mass. plant lay off 170
Erica Lyons to lay off 75 close Miami facility
Continental Airlines cuts 1700 jobs
Gemini Manufacturing Corp to layoff 81 workers
Carlisle Tire & Wheel to close North College Street plant 340 jobs at stake
Cygnus Business Media cuts 50 jobs
Buckeye Partners layoffs 260 employees
Microdyne to close Groveport center layoffs 78
Arizona Attorney General’s Office cuts 29 jobs

Kimberly-Clark cuts 750 jobs
D.C.’s Department of Mental Health layoffs 120 employees
Harley-Davidson Financial Services cuts 100 jobs

Source: Layoff Tracker

Total losses = 50392

Comments Off on Crunch victims for first week of June 2009.

Crunch victims for first week of June 2009.

Here is a sample of job losses, layoffs, and people being fired for various reasons during the first week of June 2009. Not a good sight to see.

Machester Tank closes plant, 66 jobs lost
Fort Wayne Foundry Corp cuts 461 jobs
Harsco Corp cuts 90 jobs
Nearly 100 Turner Industries contract maintenance workers were laid off from the Georgia Gulf plant in Plaquemine
Lockheed Martin layoffs 100 employees
10000 jobs under threat at Royal Dutch Shell
Multiserv layoffs 90 employees
Volvo USA cuts 135 jobs

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Southco Inc. laid off 200 employees throughout its global network Wednesday, including 69 at its Delaware County headquarters. The general economic conditions were the cause of these reductions.

Penske Logistis layoffs 53 truck drivers
Nestor Traffic Systems goes into receivership, more than 100 jobs at stake
ABB cuts 25 jobs at Jefferson City plant
Trane Inc will layoff 320 at Pueblo plant by August
Barlow Lyde & Gilbert layoffs 49 in England
McDermott layoffs 25 lawyers and 47 staff
Satyam may layoff only 5000
Philips Products closes Stayton plant, 125 jobs lost
Call centre operator MCCI layoffs 450
University of Colorado cuts 75 jobs
Paragon Industries cuts 105 jobs
Tree of Life layoffs 39 jobs
Hardigg Industries cuts 50 jobs
AGCo cuts 60 jobs
Rheem Manufacturing cuts 470 employees

Aegon USA
a subsidiary of Netherlands-based insurer Aegon N.V., will cut 138 positions from its Louisville offices at Aegon Tower.

Emerson lays off 176 in Minnesota
Capital Group cuts 820 jobs
Principal Financial Group cuts 220 jobs
Ken-American Resources layoffs 75 employees
Fidelity Investments layoffs 45 in Merrimack
Dorsey & Whitney cuts 55 jobs
Harris Corp layoffs 100 mechanical engineers
Waukesha Engine cuts 113 jobs. The layoffs, plus the 84 layoffs and 17 early retirements in February, account for 40 percent of the plant’s union members. The company blames the Economic Downturn has affected their product so they are trying to align their work force.

Wausau Paper closes Appleton facility, 100 jobs lost
John Deere layoffs 494 workers at Iowa plant
Nanogen layoffs 89 employees
Suzuki & Mitsubishi car delarships to close in Hernando County, 80 jobs lost
Autodesk Inc to cut 430 jobs in latest round of layoffs
Metlife layoffs around 250
Greenwich Hospital layoffs 77 employees

Comments Off on The Klaus Kneale Pink-Slip List (P-SL) for May 2009.

The Klaus Kneale Pink-Slip List (P-SL) for May 2009.

The following Pink-Slip List (P-SL) was compiled by Klaus Kneale.

Job Losses = 23704

May 30: Deere & Co lays off 89 in North Dakota and 16 in Louisiana as part of ongoing reductions.
May 29: Cintas projects worse than expected fourth quarter results and lays off 650 workers.
May 22: Monsanto lays off 55 in Mississippi as part of manufacturing facilities consolidation.
May 21: UPS’s airlines arm cuts 80 mechanics on slump in shipping volume.
May 19: Hewlett-Packard announces 17% decline in quarterly profit and reduces workforce by 2% (6400 workers).
May 19: Medtronic cuts executive pay by 5%, freezes salaries and slashes upwards of 1800 jobs.
May 18: American Express reduces global workforce by 6% (4000 jobs) adding to a 7000 employee cut announced last October.
May 15: Following review of operations announced in February, Nike cuts 1750 jobs (5% of total workforce).
May 15: Fruit of the Looma Berkshire Hathaway. A subsidiary pink-slips 80 in Alabama.
May 12: Applied Materials posts quarterly loss and increases previously announced job cuts by 300.
May 11: Dell slashes 260 jobs in North Carolina and blames the economy.
May 7: Cummins Indiana plant that supplies Chrysler and lays off 610 workers.
May 7: DuPont to December job cut of 2500 with another 2000 employee cut.
May 6: Wells Fargo freezes pension plans and fires 548 in North Carolina.
May 5: Microsoft pink-slips a second 5000 employees following its initial January layoff.
May 5: Allstate closes claims office in Florida and lays off 66 employees.

Comments Off on Plenty of crunch victims as May comes to an end.

Plenty of crunch victims as May comes to an end.

The following list was sourced from Layoff Tracker. Just some of the companies laying off people in the past two days.

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Crunch Victims weekly watchlist.

Below are a list of companies on the brink of announcing job cuts or lay offs. If this news becomes true, I will update the posts accordingly.

Total explected job losses = 13500

Comments Off on Hewlett Packard to layoff 6400 staff.

Hewlett Packard to layoff 6400 staff.


HP is to layoff  6400 workers, or 2 percent of HP’s global staff of 321000.  HP, whose products include PCs, printers, computer servers, ink and toner cartridges, didn’t provide more detail on those cuts.

The layoffs come on top of the 24600 jobs HP was already dumping as part of its acquisition of Electronic Data Systems.

Job losses = 6400

Comments Off on Microsoft boot 3000 employees because of ED!

Microsoft boot 3000 employees because of ED!


Microsoft have booted out at least 3000 employees blaming the impact of the Economic Downturn on the company and if necessary they will take further actions if things do not improve in the coming months.  This is what the CEO steve Bullmer had to say via email.

In January, in response to the Global Economic Downturn, I announced our plan to adjust the company’s cost structure through spending reductions and job eliminations. Today, we are implementing the second phase of this plan.  This is difficult news to share. Because our success at Microsoft has always been the direct result of the talent, hard work, and commitment of our people, eliminating positions is hard.

As we move forward, we will continue to closely monitor the impact of the economic downturn on the company and if necessary, take further actions on our cost structure including additional job eliminations.

Job losses = 3000

Comments Off on May day Monday!

May day Monday!

It might be a May day holiday in the UK today, but it seems the job loss announcements have not abated.

Comments Off on Apple to Layoff 1600 Store Jobs.

Apple to Layoff 1600 Store Jobs.


Apple has fired some 1600 employees (or 10% of it’s workforce) from its chain of retail stores due to slackening consumer demand, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, this after they reported “Layoffs at Apple? Unlikely” back in March… The move could signal a slowdown in retail expansion as Apple wants to adjust for what COO Tim Cook calls a “horrendous economy.”

Total losses = 1600

Comments Off on Companies laying off employees week ending 27/03/2009.

Companies laying off employees week ending 27/03/2009.

It’s been another turbulent week around the world with many companies laying off people.  Nothing like bad news to start off a fine weekend. :-(

Had a chuckle when I saw this poster recently. Apparently it was posted on a pole outside of Holburn Station. Sir Fred is really getting the rough end of the stick (and rightly so, the big crook).

Wanted Poster at Holburn Station (London, UK)

Total losses = 4615

Here is a list by the New York Times. They are tracking job losses in the New York and surrounding areas.


Comments Off on Computer giant IBM to lay off another 5000 employees.

Computer giant IBM to lay off another 5000 employees.


Starting today (Thursday), 5000 or so employees will be laid off at IBM. The cuts are to take place in the US Global Business Services Unit, which is responsible for outsourcing and consulting services. These are the biggest departments at IBM. This follows the 4600 people that were made redundant in January.

Total losses = 5000

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