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

Today’s partial total: 6,315

Russian car manufacturer Izhavto laid off half of its 5,ooo person staff, 2,500 employees…United Kingdom-based engineering group GKN plans to layoff 900 employees…in Sacramento County the board of supervisors authorized the layoff of 800 workersSynovus Bank plans to lay off 650 workersExelon is cutting 500 jobsClemson University is set to lay off 450 employeesOscient Pharmaceuticals is cutting into its sales and marketing team with 180 people laid off…Coggin Automotive Group is closing 2 dealers, taking away 97 jobs in the process…Comair plans to close their maintanence base at Orlando International Airport and lay off 81 workersKerr Beverage has been sold, losing 56 people their jobs…Albany Times Union plans to layoff 45 workers

screws 150A daily review of the unemployment fallout across the country and the world.

Today’s partial total: 12,576

E.ON, one of the largest German power companies, plans to layoff 9,ooo employeesMichelin is set to layoff 1,500 employees in France…Lockheed Martin plans to layoff 750 employeesNissan plans to layoff 580 workers in Spain, but is opposed by local unions…Myspace laid off 400 employeesBroward County leads the state of Florida in teacher layoffs with 396 teachers losing their jobs over last weekend…Jostens plans to close its Winston-Salem yearbook plant, costing 185 workers their jobs…University Hospitals in Iowa plan to layoff 120 employeesDean Foods closes PET Dairy, costing 120 workers their jobs…General Motors closes 90 dealers in Pennsylvania…Girtz Industries is set to cut 60 jobsEvonic Cyro is cutting 35 jobs in Sanford…Fox Interactive Media is laying off members of their corporate staff, but so far they’re keeping mum about the numbers.

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

Today’s partial total: 7,587

UTStarcom is cutting 2,300 positions globally, over half of its employees, by the end of the fiscal year…American Airlines is set to slash 1,600 jobs…the City of Chicago is laying off 1,500 workers, 400 more than expected…Textron’s Cessna plans to cut 1,300 jobs, leaving the company with about half of its workforce…General Motors is laying off 887 workers in Wentzville and closing dealerships…

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

Today’s partial total: 3,793

Lloyds Banking Group Plc. plans to lay off 1,660 employees and close 164 branches… General Motors will cut 887 workers at its Wentzville, Missouri, plant. … Chicago Public Schools plans to lay off 500 administrative staff. … Ford Motor may commence with its 350 employee layoffs at its Louisville Assembly Plant early next month… Swedish cell phone company Ericsson is laying off 167 workers at its North Carolina plant… Capital Group lays off 94 employees in San Antonio… Irish construction company The McAvoy Group has temporarily laid off 35 employees.

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

Today’s partial total: 4,350

In Florida, Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, may lay off 1,070 employees as part of budget cuts. Over the next three years, France Televisions will pare back 900 jobs. … The Capital Group Companies based in Los Angeles will cut 820 employees in the next two weeks. … Philips Products will close its doors, putting 600 people in Elkhart, Indiana, out of work. Lloyds Banking Group in London will shed 530 jobs. … Autodesk, on the heels of a first quarter loss, will eliminate 430 jobs

question-mark-chart-150Says who: Paul Ashworth, a senior economist at Capital Economics

“A few months ago, the U.S. was in the throes of the most severe recession since the 1930s,” said Paul Ashworth, a senior economist at Capital Economics. “We’ve had some improvement, but . . . we’re still nowhere near a meaningful recovery or even a slight recovery.” (Washington Post)

Why it might be false: The evidence that the economy is improving can be convincing: a manufacturing report Monday beat expectations and indicated some growth; pending home sales rose 6.7 percent in April; and the stock market hit its highest point Monday for all of 2009. And it doesn’t hurt that the good weather seems to bring with it all kinds of hope and promise…

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

HP intends to lay off 850 employees in Scotland… Fairfield Manufacturing is laying off more than 200 production and administration workersKentucky Mayor Jerry Abramson’s 2009-2010 budget calls for 119 layoffs and the elimination of 400 unfilled positions… In another round of layoffs, Sovereign Bank will let 81 Rocky Hill employees go in July… Allstate Insuranace Co. plans to lay off 55 employees in South Portland… TM Advertising laid off 35 employees yesterday…

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

The Los Angeles 2009-2010 budget has been approved and it includes the call for 1,200 layoffs of civilian employees… The Saint Joseph Mercy Health System plans to lay off 350 employeesFish & Richardson lays off 120 employees, 35 lawyers and 85 staff… British Colombia based Catalyst Paper plans to lay off 100 employeesHarris Bankcorp Inc. will cut 60 management positions, most of which are coming from Chicago…

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

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen proposes up to 1,051 state worker layoffs as part of his new budget… Brazilian steel maker Usiminas is laying off 1,300 employees, 516 of whom are volunteering to leave… Engineering group ABB Ltd. plans to lay off 540 workers in FranceThe Gary School Board has voted to lay off 110 teachers and staffHerbert Smith lays off 84 staff employees in London… Shasta County Sheriff’s Department faces a budget deficit which resulted in the issue of 25 layoff notices and the release of 150 inmates…

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

In Germany, auto parts maker Schaeffler will cut 4,500 jobs. … Nike cuts 1,750 jobs around the world amid slowing demand for its products. … Polish newspaper company Agora, hit by declining circulation, will lay off 400 workers. … Wartsila, a maker of ship engine parts, will lay off 450 people through the end of the year. … Venus Swimwear in Jacksonville, Fla., will reduce its workforce by 240 positions….