Olga Tchoumak

screws 150A daily review of the employment fallout around the country and the world.

Genie Industries has laid off 242 Washington employees, 184 in Redmond and 58 in Moses Lake… Indiana auto part plants Guardian Industries and Advances Assembly are laying off 130 and 200 employees, respectively… Delphi Electronics and Safety has laid off 200 employeesMaimonides Medial Center may cut between 150 and 170 jobs in the near future… In another round of layoffs, Berryville Graphics will let go of 47 employees.

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DuPont plans to layoff another 2,000 employeesAmerican General Finance will layoff 500 employees as it closes 150 locations… Virgin Media plans to close a customer service department, resulting in 322 job cuts… Student Loan company Nelnet Inc. is laying off 250 employeesThe Puyulup School District will lay off 69 teachers as the distrcit suffers a decrease in funding… Capital One Financial Corp. is laying off 66 employees at its offices in Goochland County…

screw 150A daily review of the employment fallout around the country and the world.

Cummins Inc. will be letting go of more than 600 Columbus, Indiana employees next week… The San Diego Union Tribune is laying off 192 employees, effective July 6… Niles America Wintech is laying off 167 Winchester employees as it moves operations out of the county… New York public radio station WNYC is eliminating 18 positions, 11 of which are unfilled…

graudation-caps-150The quest for employment isn’t hopeless for the class of 2009! There are promising jobs out there, if you know where to look.

Commencement for 2009 graduates is quickly approaching. The search for entry-level employment is never easy for recent grads, and today’s economy is no help. It seems like a fair share of students, myself included, fear graduation day like the rest of the country fears layoffs. According to the Job Outlook 2009 survey of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers plan to hire 22 percent fewer grads from the class of 2009 than they had from the class of 2008. Don’t panic! There are a number of jobs that look promising for 2009 grads. Here’s a list of ten (in no particular order), based on statistics from NACE and the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

1. Accountant and auditor
Straight forward and self explanatory. Accounting majors are on a direct path to this always-in demand career.

2. Database administrator
Careers in information systems management are on the rise as database systems are becoming an integral part of all business…

three medium screws 150A daily review of the employment fallout around the country and the world.

In another round of layoffs, QuadTech lays off 140 employeesCSX Corp. will lay off 132 workers from its Buffalo rail yard by the end of this month… Tennessee’s Shelby County approved 100 county employee layoffs… Up to 70 union workers will be laid off by next week from U.S. Steel Corp

many small screws 150A daily review of the employment fallout around the country and the world.

Microsoft is letting go of another 3,000 employees, nearly reaching its 5,000-job-layoff goal announced in January… Wells Fargo is laying off 548 employees in uptown Charlotte as it merges with Charlotte’s Wachovia locations… X-PAC, a supply chain service provider, has notified 275 employees of probable layoffs… In another round of layoffs, Caterpillar lets go of 141 employees for a period of at least six months…

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California’s Sierra Pacific Industries sawmill lays off 150 workers as part of a series of mill closures… Wells Fargo & Co. cuts 100 positions in Florida’s former Wachovia Corp… Gentex Corp. has let go of another 28 employees… The Democrat Gazette, Arkansas’ largest daily newspaper, has laid off 16 employees

A daily review of the employment fallout around the country and the world.screws 150
Germany chemical company BASF plans to layoff at least 2,000 employees… The University of Washington is laying off up to 800 staff positions to take effect before the next fiscal year begins in July… Sovereign Bank plans to eliminate 950 jobsAbercrombie & Fitch will cut 170 jobs in its Columbus, Ohio headquarters…

three medium screws 150A daily review of the employment fallout around the country and the world.

Mayor Bloomberg’s new plan may result in nearly 4,000 layoffs for New York City workers… Swiss Bank UBS has eliminated 2,000 U.S. employees as part of the downsizing plan they’d announced last month… NASA plans to cut 900 manufacturing jobs over the next several months…Chrysler plants across the country are bracing for the ripple effect of the company’s bankruptcy: yesterday the plant in Rogersville, MI shut down temporarily, idling 200 workers

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In yet another round of layoffs, General Motors will lay off 38,000 employees in Canada… Cessna is extending its summer furlough from two to four weeks and laying off another 2,300 workersFord talks about laying off 380 workers in its Louisville plant… The Baltimore Sun has laid off up to 60 employees yesterday…