Olga Tchoumak

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

Today’s Total: 1,018

The Potash Corporation has laid off 700 mine workers at its Lanigan and Rocanville mines… The 2010 Albany County budget includes 109 layoffs, most from the county nursing home… Aviation firm AAR Aircraft Services is laying off 106 employees this December… High-performance-audio maker, Stillwater Designs, is laying off 50 employees by the end of the month… Shaba Games has laid off 30 employees, leaving only 50 percent of its former workforce still employed… Conde Nast has laid off 15 employees from its digital unit… LPGA headquarters announced 8 staff layoffs, including the elimination of the Deputy Commissioner position.

Screwed: 550 at ATK

by Olga Tchoumak on October 7, 2009 in News,Work

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

Today’s Total: 1170

Some Good News: Fewer state layoffs are necessary in Vermont than expected.

Rocket maker ATK has laid off 550 workers in Utah… Blue Cross will let go 150 by year’s end…Boise Cascade is laying off 130 Oakdale workers by December 1st… Another round of layoffs at the Caterpillar Lafayette plant will start next month and affect 106 production employees… plant Fisher Controls has laid off 79 Marshalltown employees and is closing it’s Portsmouth, N.H. plant… GE Money eliminates 65 jobs…Habbo Hotel is letting go 40…Los Angeles based 7 Studios lays off 30 employees

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

Today’s total: 448

Some good news: Major U.S. corporations announce the fewest number of layoffs last month since March 2008.

United Space Alliance lays off 258 shuttle contractors, believed to be the beginning of a mass layoff of space-program employees… In its third round of layoffs Texas Health Resources cuts 100 jobs Covenant Health System has begun a second round of layoffs affecting 48 employees42 workers at the Watson Laboratories plant will be out of a job by the end of the year… Gill and Montague School Systems are in danger of facing layoffs pending a new budget… Layoffs possible in the Saginaw School District in Michigan.

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

Today’s Total: 405

The West Corporation, a telecommunications company in Harlingen, Texas, is laying off 341 workers First Industrial Realty Trust Inc is laying off 46 employees and closing four offices… Sierra Conservation Center expects 18 employee layoffs Funcom is laying off 20 percent of its workforce with the heaviest cuts occurring in their Norwegian home offices… Princeton University staff is facing imminent layoffs after the school’s endownment declined by 23 percent.

Screwed: 22,000 in Puerto Rico

by Olga Tchoumak on September 25, 2009 in News

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

Today’s Total: 22,438

Some Good News: Layoffs at Connecticut Natural Gas and Southern Connecticut Gas have been avoided. Detroit Mayor Bing is reducing the number of planned layoffs by 78 percent, now laying off 230 city workers instead of upwards of 1,000.

Governor Luis Fortuno announced a possible 22,000 public sector layoffs in Puerto Rico300 New York City workers face layoffs today, with more to follow, as a result of Bloomberg’s budget cuts…

Screwed: 300 in Vermont

by Olga Tchoumak on September 23, 2009 in News

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

Today’s Total: 599

Some Good News: CEO Carol Bartz reports that there will be no more layoffs at Yahoo!, and GM will bring back 2,400 workers.

Up to 300 state workers may be laid off in Vermont ConAgrawill let go 300 in North Carolina…Swiss bank UBS AG has laid off 200 U.S. employees from its wealth management department… The Salinas City Counsel is considering a budget cut involving 61 layoffs In another round of layoffs, 25 workers are cut in Manitowoc County

Screwed: 900 in California

by Olga Tchoumak on September 18, 2009 in News

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

Today’s Total: 980

Some Good News: The layoff of 3,000 Philadelphia city workers has been avoided.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is eliminating academic and substance abuse programs for inmates, resulting in a potential 900 employee layoff DC School Board is planning to layoff an as yet unknown number of teachersMattel and Fisher Price will cutting 80 positionsMore layoffs at NBC News as staffers are asked to take voluntary buyout.

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

Today’s Total: 1,287

Los Angeles City Council is voting on a retirement plan today that may result in 1,000 layoffs Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper is proposing to layoff 176 Denver city workers Corinth Timber Products Company has laid off 23 workers BusinessWeek is proposing a 20 percent downsize, which if carried out will layoff approximately 85 employees from various departments… Nortel Networks has decided to sell its Enterprise Solutions business to Avaya, losing an estimated 25 percent of employees in the process… Oak Park Village laid off three more employees last week…

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

Today’s Total: 239

Blue Island’s MetroSouth Medical Center has laid off 120 employees The Heinz plant in Pocatello has laid off 65 workersSouthern Connecticut Gas Co. plans to lay off 54 employees by the end of the year… Sheriff Rutherford is being forced to layoff an unknown number of officers in Jacksonville, Fla

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

Today’s Total: 215

Standford University plans another round of layoffs, cutting 60 more staff positions… Friday will see the layoffs of up to 60 Mercer County employees… Midwest Airlines is laying off 59 employees, including 26 pilots and 33 flight attendants… Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal law firm is laying off up to 36 lawyersMadison County, Illinois has laid off 50 percent of its probation division workforce, leaving only 32 employed probational officers…