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

Today’s total: 4,221

Blue Cross Blue Shield has been conducting layoffs: 650 in Chicago; 200 in Tulsa; 183 across Texas. … Embattled AIG has closed 145 branches and eliminated 900 jobs. … Contact lens maker CooperVision will close a plant and let 570 workers go. … In Germany, Q-Cells, a solar cell maker facing massive losses, will cut 500 workers. … BAE Systems in Minnesota is gearing up for layoffs that may include 400 workers. … Virgin Media will let go 250 customer service employees at a Great Britain site. … In Finland, Finnair laid off 200 employees, after handing out temporary layoffs to 6,000 others. … At MassMutual, 118 of 6,100 employees were dismissed. … Milacron in Cincinatti plans to cut 130 positions. … Under new ownership, Midwest Airlines will pare back 100 jobs. … Gannett’s The Journal News cut 50 jobs

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

Today’s Partial Total: 11,138

German retailer Arcandor plans to cut 3,700 mail-order jobs…Deutsche Telekom’s business client unit, T-Systems, plans to layoff 3,000 employees by the end of the year…Swiss automotive supplier Rieter says it will cut 1,500 jobs by the end of 2010…Scandinavian airline SAS AB says it will cut as many as 1,500 more jobs and reduce salaries…Hexion Specialty Chemicals is set to layoff 1,000 workersTrane plans to cut 370 jobs in Tyler…Sprint Nextel Corp. is shutting down a division in Olathe, costing 68 employees their jobs…

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

Today’s Partial Total:228

Fuel cell developer Ballard Power plans to cut 20% of its staff which means 85 workers lose their jobs…Engineering firm CHA layoffs 57 employees, froze salaries and cut hours for approximately 7% of its nationwide workforce…Eye care benefits provider VSP has cut 43 jobs about half in their local headquarters of Rancho Cordova…Miami Herald Media Company recently announced their plan to layoff or reduce hours of 43 employees

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

Today’s Partial Total: 862

Some good news: L.B. White, in Onalaska, is rehiring workers that were temporarily laid off in March.

American Centrifuge Project facilities in Oak Ridge have notified 450 workers of impending layoffs… Up to 255 state workers face unemployment in Pennsylvania… Whiskey producer Whyte & Mackay is laying off up to 100 Scotland workers

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

Today’s Partial Total: 5,677

Korea’s Ssangyong Motor recently finalized 2,600 layoffs…German utility company E.ON plans to cut 2,000 jobsUlster Bank is cutting 250 more jobs on both sides of the Irish border…Trinity Marine Products plans to layoff its entire staff of 235 employeesCrow Tribe is laying off 200 employeesTerex Corporation plans to layoff 170 workers in Cedar Rapids…Artex Aircraft is set to layoff 113 workers and close one of their facilities…Portland-based RM International plans to layoff 109 employees

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

Today’s Partial Total: 7,408

Taylor, Bean & Whitaker is shutting down with 5,000 jobs at stake…Alcoholic drinks manufacturer Altia plans to put all of its 650 employees on furlough… Kindred Healthcare intends to layoff 573 employees in Florida…Neste Oil has recently announced 450 new layoffsAxa is set to layoff 350 employeesUniversity of Iowa Health Care is cutting 285 jobsBobcat plans a further 100 layoffs

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

Today’s Partial Total: 746

Mohawk Industries are laying off 400 workers in Dublinl, Georgia between now and March 2010… Global chemical company Celanese Corp. plans to lay off 100 North Carolina employeesMilwaukee Journal Sentinel is laying off 92 employees, 6.2 percent of the Journal Sentinel workforce… Pittsburgh-based bank, PNC, will lay off 74 employees in Miamisburg, Ohio… Altera Corp is cutting about 3 percent of its workforce, approximately 80 people…

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

Today’s Total: 24,939

Diamond producer Anglo American, which owns among other subsidiaries DeBeers, after a 69% drop in profits, has reduced its workforce by 15,000. … At General Motors, 6,000 employees took buyouts. … Seagate plans to layoff close to 3,000 employees, which is 6% of their workforce…KV Pharmaceuticals in St. Louis laid off another 300 workers, bringing the total to 1,000… Xstrata Coal plans to layoff 300 employeesUniversity of Maryland plans to cut 175 jobs and put a freeze on hiring…In Chicago, Marshfield DoorSystems will lay off 164 employees next month…

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

Today’s Partial Total: 1,489

Several Illinois correctional facilities will be laying off 1,000+ employees during the next few months… BAE Systems will be laying off 259 employees beginning this September… Virginia International Terminals Inc. is laying off 90 employees, a first in its company’s history… The nonprofit organization Rainbow United is selling two buildings and laying off 70 staff members… Soda ash producer FMC Wyoming Corp. is leaving 70 employees out of work this fall… General Motors may once again be laying off thousands of factory workers in the near future…

Screwed: 1,600 at Siemens

by Laura Rich on August 3, 2009 in News,Work

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

Today’s Total: 4,384

Good News: US Census Bureau met its goal of creating 2,200 jobs by July 1; City Colleges of Chicago created 450 summer jobs.

Bad News: In Siemens offices around the world, 1,600 workers were let go In Ghana, 950 Vodafone employees will lose their jobs. … IMS Health, a pharmaceutical maker in Norwalk, Conn., is planning to lay off 850 employees Whirlpool will cut 300 jobs in September… Some 300 coal miners will lose their jobs at Xstrata CoalUS Steel in Serbia will reduce its workforce by 206. … In Avon Lake, Ohio, 178 Ford workers are to be let go…