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

Today’s total: 8,850

Fin Air plans to layoff 6,000 workers for a few weeks at a time for periods of about two weeks to aid in savings of euro100 million… State of Illinois union officials will lay off at least 1,000 state workers during negotiations with AFSCME… Vodafone Ghana announces plans to layoff 950 workers in accordance with negotiations between Ghana Telecommunications (GT) Company Limited and the Communications Workers Union of GTUC in a Collective Bargaining Agreement… Four Mepz have laid off 700 workers by four garment factories in the Mactan Export Processing Zone… Iberia plans to lay off more than 100 directors for the company’s new managerial structure… Century Link will close its Embarq Corp. inbound call center in New Bern, North Carolina and lay off 100 employees

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…

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

Today’s Total: 679

Farmer’s Insurance Group (FIG) plans 554 layoffs by the end of this year… Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSC) is laying off up to 40 employeesRaven Software is laying of up to 35 employeesThe University of Illinois is laying off 32 Global Campus staff… Another 18 workers will face layoffs in the city of Chicago… Real estate investment trust Cousins Properties Inc. has cut its corporate staff by 10 percent

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

Today’s Total: 1,031

Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay may lay off more than 400 employees by this fall… Hawker Beechcraft Corp. has laid off 300 employees in Kansas…Maryland budget cuts include 205 layoffs

Screwed: 500 at Boeing

by Sara Clemence on August 24, 2009 in News,Work

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

Today’s total: 1,576

Boeing gave layoff notices to 500 workers Friday…Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture will cut 255 jobsNews Corp. is expected to let go 200 people from Star TV Asia in Hong Kong…UPS is laying off 200 workers in Ireland…Dutch semiconductor maker ASM is slashing 106 jobs by closing its Phoenix facility…Bashas’ grocery chain in Arizona is closing two stories and eliminating 102 positions….Greenheck in Wisconsin is giving 91 recalled employees a double-whammy, laying them off again

Screwed: 300 in Montenegro

by Laura Rich on August 21, 2009 in News,Work

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

Today’s total: 997

First, the good news: In Scotland, Tesco Personal Finance is said to be creating 800 new jobs and car retailer Arnold Clark is creating 700 jobs (perhaps a good time to be in Scotland?). … Morgan Stanley is adding 400 positions on its trading floor. … GEICO will bring 300 new jobs to western New York. … There are reports that state and local governments added 110,000 jobs since the beginning of the year, the below notwithstanding.

And now the bad news: Montenegro’s steelworks have handed out 300 pink slips. … Alabama’s Baldwin County schools have cut 205 jobs. … Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas will begin laying off 200 employees. … 130 mental health workers in Pierce County in Washington state have been laid off. … Osceola County, Fla., may lay off 100 workers. …Wells Fargo has cut 62 positions in Durham, N.C. …

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

Today’s total: 519

Gerdau Ameristeel has notified 300 employees at its Sand Springs steel mill of impending layoffs… A Smithfield Foods Inc. subsidiary is laying off 117 employees in Texas… Wells Fargo is closing a mortgage processing center in Durham, laying off 62 workers in the process… Waynesboro’s Mohawk flooring plant will lay off up to 40 workers by friday…

Some good news: No more major layoffs for Fidelity Investments

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

Today’s total: 2,034

Up to 1,100 employees are expected to be cut from Nordic paper company Stora Enso. … Samsung plans 550 layoffs. … New Zealand Transfield Services is considering 154 layoffs. … In Alabama, Teledyne Brown has given notice to 130 workers. … Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas will lay off 100 employees. …

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

Today’s Partial Total: 2,293

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. has announced 800 layoffs Ryanair Plc is cutting routes out of England’s Manchester Airport, resulting in 600 layoffsSovereign Bancorp has laid off 517 Pennsylvania employeesNew Flyer Industries Inc. is laying off 320 workers from Winnipeg and Minnesota… President of Fresno State warns of another 50 staff cutsSalon has laid off 6 editorial staff as it tries to become a “true Web publication”…

interns-office-working-women-200As the unemployment rate continues to reach new heights, I’m constantly asked about the interns (Why me? Because I’m an expert, having done 15 internships in my four years of college.). What everyone wants to know is, has the recession affected interns and their career paths? (Uh, yes – hasn’t it affected everyone’s career path?) Are they getting paid less? (Yes.) Working more? (Yes.) Are there more of them? (Than ever!)

An internship is the first stepping stone on a career path, the opportunity to break into a new business and really learn an industry from an insider’s point of view. Here are some of the new rules of internships in the recession…