Olga Tchoumak

Screwed: 1,750 at Qantas

by Olga Tchoumak on April 15, 2009 in News

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Qantas, an Australian carrier, plans to cut 1,750 positionsMichelin North America is closing a BFGoodrich tire plant, affecting about 1,000 Alabama workersHallmark Cards Inc. will cut up to 750 jobsMotorola laid off more than 600 employees at its Libertyville facility…MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. is cutting 200 positions in its Korean subsidiary, MEMC Korea Co…Linear Technology Corp. has fired 130 employees

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Detroit mayor proposes 334 layoffs and 504 vacant job cuts under a new 2010 budget…Pilgrim’s Pride plans to close a chicken processing plant, affecting 280 Georgia workers…In another round of layoffs, The Virginia-Pilot plans to lay off 40 employees… Mid-sized law firm Brownstein Hyatt is laying of 37, 15 attorneys and 22 staff…

Screwed: 10,000 at BT

by Olga Tchoumak on April 13, 2009 in News,Work

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BT, a British telecommunications company, plans to cut 10,000 jobs in another round of layoffs… Konkola Copper Mines, Zambia’s largest copper miner, has cut 1,300 jobs… North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is laying off 534 employees, excluding classroom teachers… Oklahoma-based engine plant, Mercury Mercruiser, has laid off 135 employees in the past two weeks…

graudation-caps-150Worries about the recession are keeping one college senior up at night…but is she alone?

Call me prudent. As a graduating college senior, I make it a point to invest thought in my career plans. Like most colleges, my state university offers the services of a Career Center, holds career fairs, and welcomes company recruiters to communicate with the student body.

Recently, I attended an information session held by a well-known publishing house; a company that I am very familiar with and would love to work for. Having already attended an info session for this publishing house before the media meltdown, I was familiar with their presentation. So familiar, I was having déjà vu while listening to the pitch. Economic developments and the drastic downturn in the print industry were obviously taboo at this meeting…

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Walt Disney Co. cuts about 1,900 jobs at domestic theme parks in another round of layoffs… Fedex is letting go of 1,000 U.S. employees, half of which are based in Memphis, TN… Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has laid off 480 employees and contractors across the country…

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Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier Aerospace will be laying off 3,000 employees, 10 percent of its workforce, from plants in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Northern Ireland… Britain’s life insurance company, Aviva, plans to cut 1,690 jobs… Swiss Reinsurance Co. announces plan to pare back 1,000 positions in the next year… BP petrochemical plant will be letting go of 620 employees from its solar power plants… North Carolina State University may lay off up to 150 employees by July 1st… Green Bay telemarketing company, APAC, is laying off 95 employees… And the government today reported that the national unemployment rate hit 8.5% in March.

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Market researcher Nielson Co., will lay off 1,600 employeesCardinal Health plans to dismiss 1,300 employees in its clinical and medical products unit… Exide Technologies will cut 567 Bristol, Tennessee jobsFried Frank is eliminating 99 positions, 41 associates and 58 staff… French ski and snowboard manufacturer, Rossingol, pares back 30 percent of its workforce… The Boston Herald reduces its workforce by 6 percent

Screwed: 1,200 at 3M

by Olga Tchoumak on April 1, 2009 in News,Work

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The Minnesota-based 3M cuts 1,200 employees, 1.5 percent of its workforce, in another round of layoffs… Forbes media lays off another 50 employees… Michigan-based Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. gives another 49 workers the axe… Virginia’s VCU Health System cuts 30 positions instead of the promised 300… Biopharmaceutical company Genaera Corp. will cut 80 percent of its workforce by May 1st… Cessna Aircraft Co. warns of another round of layoffs in addition to the 4,600 let go since last November.

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Printing press manufacturer Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG plans to lay off 2,500 German employeesSun Microsystems will give 1,500 employees the boot… Electrolux is cutting 129 jobs in its Webster City, Iowa laundry plant…Dechert LLP is eliminating 125 positions, 63 attorney and 62 staff… Ohio county Sherriff is laying off 40 percent of his workforce…

Screwed: 1,450 at Hospira

by Olga Tchoumak on March 30, 2009 in News

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

Pharmaceutical company, Hospira Inc., eliminates 1,450 jobsBoise State University will not be renewing 800 employee contracts, including staffers, faculty members and special lecturers… Walt Disney World gives 800 employees the axe… Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closes an optical lab, laying off 650 employeesAmazon closes several facilities, cutting 210 jobs…. Lionsgate studio lays off 45 employees