Olga Tchoumak

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

Today’s Total: 5,148

Mississippi State Legislature meets Jan. 5 to begin budget cuts which may involve 3,600 state employee layoffsPennsylvania Gov. Rendell warns of a possible 1,000 layoffs if he doesn’t see a casino table games bill by Jan. 8… Glaxo SmithKline, the United-Kingdom based bio-pharmaceutical company, is planning a workforce cut of up to 220 workers in its Ulverston plant in the UK… Danville, Ky. plant FKI Logistex is cutting 200 positions starting Feb. 2010… Air conditioning company Trane Inc. is laying off 113 hourly production employees from its Clarksville, Tenn. location… Glazer’s Distributions will lay off about 12 workers from its Amarillo, Tex. operation… The Buena Vista School District will lay off 3 teachers by the end of the semester on Jan. 22….

Screwed: 461 at AT&T

by Olga Tchoumak on December 18, 2009 in News,Work

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

Today’s Total: 1,082

AT&T plans to cut 461 Florida jobs in its land-line operation… Paul Mueller manufacturing plant is laying off between 150 and 200 production workers ST-Ericsson will be downsizing its Swedish workforce by 150 employees Colorado Springs will be laying off 93 city employees, with layoffs occurring this month and through next March… The Hawthorne Army Depot of Mineral County, Nevada has laid off 91 workers… Up to 50 employees of Montana’s Great Falls Clinic have been laid off… Ohio’s Highland Local Schools Board of Education is laying off 22 staff beginning Jan. 19… Integrated ad agency Mullen has handed out 15 pink slips this week at its Boston office, cutting 5 percent of its Boston workforce… Layoffs are imminent inVirginia’s Hampton Schools as they prepare for new budget cuts…

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

Today’s Total: 2,087

1,000 employees at the Philippine National Construction Corporation face possible layoffs… Dell Inc. is planning to lay off 700 workers from its plant in Malaysia, about 16% of its Malaysian workforce… Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis is cutting 200 jobs… Midtown New York’s Saks Fifth Avenue, the store’s flagship location, is handing out about 116 pink slips after the holidays… Utica Community Schools has approved 43 employee layoffs… California’s Tulare County Board of Supervisors has approved 12 worker layoffs from the county’s Resource Management Agency, effective Jan. 15… Colorado State University is planning 10 staff layoffs at its Fort Collins campus… Fresno County Public Defenders Office will lay off 6 attorneys by the end of the month, causing concern for its ability to accept cases… Alabama prison commissioner Richard Allen claimed that a budget shortfall may lead to layoffs and prison closings

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

Today’s Total: 1,128

ATK Space Systems will lay off 800 employees in 2010 with cuts taking place in February and May… Philadelphia-based insurer Independence Blue Cross is expected to lay off 200 employees in the next few months… The Livonia School Board will vote Monday on new budget cuts which include the elimination of 45 teaching positions

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

Today’s Total: 1,196

Some Good News: General Motors announces that they won’t be issuing any more layoffs in the near future.

Consol Energy has issued layoff warnings to 500 workers at Fola Coal and Little Eagle Mining… National Express is planning 200 job cuts in the UK… St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan has laid off 180 union and non-union staff Approval of the new 2010 budget has resulted in a projected 100 municipal layoffs in Minneapolis City Comcast has implemented 77 layoffs at its Manchester, NH office… The Shelton School Board has approved budget cuts and a total of 69 teachers will face layoffs after the New Year… Belleville Intelligencer is cutting 40 jobs by the middle of January and sending the remaining 10 employees to a smaller facility… Sermo, the online community for medical professionals, is laying off 30 employees… City manager of Overland Park is recommending layoffs for 2010 to meet financial shortfalls.

Screwed: 1,700 at Corus

by Olga Tchoumak on December 4, 2009 in Work

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

Today’s Total: 2,754

Some good news: Aurora union has agreed to concessions and avoided layoffs.

Steel manufacturer Corus is cutting 1,700 jobs in 2010… In an effort to restructure, solar power company Energy Conversion Devices is slashing its workforce by 400 jobsThomson Reuters Corp. will eliminate 240 jobs in its legal businesses… As part of its restructuring process after the purchase of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer is laying off 200 workers from the Pearl River facility formerly owned by Wyeth, effective Mar. 12… Abbott Laboratories has let go of 80 temporary employees from its medical devices factory in Temecula, CA…

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

Today’s Total: 1,357

Bulgarian Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) plans to cut 564 workers by next year… Pfizer plans to lay off 414 employees in northern New York… Florida Power & Light Co.‘s Inadiantown solar has laid off 170 workers… Layoffs handed out by publisher Gannet Co. include 26 newsroom cuts at USA Today and 11 staff cuts as USA Weekend magazineMissouri Department of Transportation is laying off 100 employees statewide… The Greenspun Media Group, publisher of the Las Vegas Sun, has laid off 20 employees19 layoffs in Lucas County have been approved by county commissioners… Carroll County has approved 18 layoffs which go in effect in February… Bellevue game start-up Smith & Tinker has laid off up to 15 employees in an effort to retain company profits…

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

Today’s Total: 4,198

Syracuse-based supermarket operator Penn Traffic Co. expects to layoff 4,000 employees while closing dozens of locations throughout upstate New York… Maryland will face 112 state layoffs following the recent approval of the 2010 budget… Goodrich Corp. plans to lay off 78 workers from its Foley plant this coming January… Fairfield County may be forced to lay off 5 deputies sometime in 2010… Williamsport may see 3 city firefighter layoffs unless health care concessions are agreed upon… Integrys of Green Bay, Wisconsin Public Service’s holding company, has planned an undisclosed number of layoffs for its Midwest utility companies this Spring while 600 administrators will be required to take an unpaid week off in 2010… Another round of layoffs is underway at Time Inc. though it is not yet clear which publications and how many employees will be served with the notices… The Washington Post is closing its New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles bureaus M&F Bank has closed one of its Starkville locations after 35 years of service…

Screwed: 2,300 at AOL

by Olga Tchoumak on November 19, 2009 in News,Work

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

Today’s Total: 2,816

Some Good News: Ohlone College avoids 6 staff layoffs and opts for a furlough.

AOL will reduce its staff by a third, laying off about 2,300 people…BusinessWeek is reducing its staff by 130…Fresno, CA mayor is proposing 125 municipal layoffs and 5 furlough days between New Year’s and Christmas for most other city employees… Fairfax County Public Libraries will be laying off 107 employees, including those working full- and part-time in the administration, library operations, and technical operations departments… Associated Press has laid off an additional 33 newsroom employees-resulting in 90 layoffs this week-reaching its goal of a 10 percent payroll cut…

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

Today’s Total: 785

Some Good News: Michigan State Police is recalling 55 troopers back to work.

Pacific Gas & Electric will lay off 500 employees by the end of the year, about two percent of its workforce… Boeing Co. had begun giving layoff notices to approximately 250 employees at their Global Services and Support center yesterday but it turns out that there may be job growth in the company’s future… Due to a decrease in sales tax revenue, the city of Las Vegas will lay off 19 workersAt least 13 associates have been laid off from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLPHudson Area Schools Board of Ed has approved an additional 3 staff layoffs… Mayor Bloomberg has not ruled out the possibility of municipal New York City layoffs to help cut down the budget… Though its layoffs were previously reported to reach up to 30 employees, game developer Krome Studios has now let go of an undisclosed amount of employees throughout its three studio locations… Duke University may need to lay off additional staff to meet the limits of its budget.