Source: BBC News
Source: The Independent
A company that once employed over 7500 people has closed down after it went into administration. 115 workers will lose their jobs after Blackburn Microtech Solutions, formerly part of the LG Philips group, shutdown.
Blackburn Microtech Solutions manufacture television components, audio amplification valves, 3D X-ray scanning technology for airport scanners and energy efficient light bulbs.
Total job loss = 115
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.
Window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen Inc. is to layoff 247 employees from a Window Division plant in northern Wisconsin.
Total losses = 247
Wartsila a Finnish manufacturer of large diesel and gas engines for use in powering ships and electricity generation are to layoff up to 450 people worldwide to cut costs as orders plunged 86 percent early this year.
Total losses = 450
According to Wikipedia, Wärtsilä engines are mainly used for marine propulsion and for electricity generation. The engines which Wärtsilä produces range from the 4L20, a four-stroke, medium-speed engine producing 720 kW (980 HP), to the Wärtsilä-Sulzer RT-flex96-C two-stroke diesel engine series which, in 2006, was reported as being one of the most powerful yet most compact prime-movers in the world. This model has a cylinder bore of 960 mm (37.8 in) and stroke of 2500 mm (98.4 in). The largest version produces up to 80,080 kW (107,400 HP) in the 14-cylinder configuration. These engines are used to propel large container ships, such as those of the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. The vessels are known as the E-class ships; Emma Maersk was the first.
South Africa’s largest clothing and textile manufacturer, Seardel, announced the closure of Frame Textiles, which would affect about 1400 workers. Its demise would also hit workers and companies operating in related industries. The job losses would take place in spinning, weaving, finishing and denim divisions.
Total losses = +- 1400
The following companies shed jobs this week:
- The Automobile Association (AA) has confirmed that 25 jobs will go in its media division, based in Basingstoke.
- Independent News & Media plans to make 60 journalists redundant out of 90 job losses at the firm, and said it would impose compulsory redundancies if there weren’t enough volunteers . (You will volunteer else you are fired – Ha Ha!).
- 30 Jersey shop workers are expected to be made redundant following the collapse of two high-street chains. 19 workers will lose their jobs at Pound World when the Channel Island retailer closes its doors for the last time on Saturday, and 8 workers at fashion chain Principles could be facing redundancy after the retailer announced that it had become the latest victim of the Economic Downturn.
- STAFF were left reeling after National Lottery operator Camelot announced plans to axe 45 of its 75-strong workforce in Aintree.
- Penguins has made redundant 5 of its 17 staff as part of a restructure it says is designed to arm the agency against the recession.
- Manufacturing is to cease at NCR’s Dundee plant with the loss of 252 jobs.
- UK manufacturing group Senior unveils plans to make 500 staff redundant.
- Dell has laid off staff at different sites worldwide in an effort to cut costs and streamline operations. The company did not provide an exact number of job cuts. However a company spokesman said that jobs were cut globally, including sites in Texas and North Carolina.