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Screwed: 125 at Cedenco

by Olga Tchoumak on July 28, 2009 in News

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

Today’s Partial Total: 299

New Zealand suffers as Cedenco food processor closes one of its factories, affecting 125 workers and WPI International closes its Gisborne sawmill location, laying off 65 employees Piper Aircraft Inc. let go of 45 employees last week… In another round of layoffs, Fulbright & Jaworski lays off 42 employees

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

Today’s partial total: 4,400

German manufacturer Siemens AG plans to eliminate another 1,400 positionsAvon Products Inc. will be cutting its overall work force by 1,200 in the coming yearsPratt & Whitney may close down operations in Connecticut, laying off 1,000 workers in the process… Gov. John Lynch of New Hampshire warns of 750 state layoffs that are planned to begin in September… Hardinge Inc. will layoff 50 workers from its facility in Horseheads…

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

Today’s partial total: 3,027

Continental Airlines will be eliminating 1,700 positions1,100 employees face possible layoffs in Hawaii’s United Public Workers and Goverment Employee Association Washington D.C.’s Department of Mental Health is laying off 120 employees this summer… Microdyne Outsourcing Inc. plans to close a logistics center this fall, laying off 78 employees in the process… Arizona Attorney General’s Office is laying off 29, 12 attorneys and 17 staff

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

screws 150

Today’s partial total: 4,294

The state of Illinois will hand out 2,600 pink slips. … About 800 workers for the state of Pennsylvania will be laid off. … In Austria, air line Austrian Arrows will lay off 400 employees. … In British Columbia, 270 state workers in forestry and environment will lose their jobs. … Communications equipment maker Tellabs will let go 150 more employees, on top of the 280 let go last fall. … Motorola will let go 74 employees at an Illinois location. …

fish-tank_150If you’ve been feeling picked on at work lately, you’re hardly alone. The Associated Press reports that workplace bullying is on the rise thanks to the recession, due in part to how difficult it can be to find a new job in a tight economy.

And while workplace bullies may not be stealing your homework or your lunch money, the mental pain they can inflict is often much worse in the long term, according to Workplace Bullying Institute director Gary Namie, who defines the practice as any verbal abuse, humiliation, career sabotage, or intimidation an employee may experience in the office.

So what should you do if you’re feeling bullied at work? Namie offers some advice …

Screwed: 270 at Hovensa

by Olga Tchoumak on June 30, 2009 in News

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

Today’s partial total: 584

Hovensa oil refinery in the US Virgin Islands has laid off 270 contract workers National Archiving Publishing Co. in Michigan has notified about 120 employees of impending layoffs… 95 Fox L.A. employees were given 60-day layoff notices… Gibson Guitars Inc. has laid off 50 from its Nashville offices… Winston-Salem State University is cutting 46 positions, 16 currently filled and 30 vacant… 3 officers will be laid off from the Maplewood Police Department

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

Today’s partial total: 2,024

German Bank Hypo Real Estate will lay off 1,000 employees by 2013… United Airlines will be reducing its flight attendant work force by 600MySpace plans 300 international layoffsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art has laid off 74 employees in the past few weeks… Chesapeake Energy Corp. has laid off 50 employees at its corporate office… The digital ad agency Razorfish laid off 10 percent of it’s New York City staff…

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.

Recessionwire Wants YOU

by the Editors on June 8, 2009 in Work

logo-200Well, it’s been nearly four months to the day, and Recessionwire has seen amazing growth and heard from amazing readers who have shared stories and helped us spread the word about the website. We’re thankful for all the help — and of course now we’re asking for more as we continue to chronicle these tough times.

Recessionwire is looking for contributors and interns to help with writing, design, production and PR and marketing. Not your skill? Got something better? Let us know—we may need that, too…

hearts-love-150Twenty-three years after they broke up, Lesa and Ken embarked on a new romance from different corners of the country. On a whim, Ken had entered his college sweetheart’s name into Google – and discovered Lesa was living in Portland, Oregon. He was living in Avon Park, Florida. Between the two of them, they had lived through divorce, spousal death, children and heart attack. Despite the distance, the sparks were still there.

As their relationship grew stronger over two years of visiting, talking, emailing and Skyping, they made plans to move in together – in December 2008, he was to pack up and join her in Oregon.

At the same time, the economic clouds were moving in. The job market was getting worse in a hurry. Meanwhile, Lesa’s ten years as a social worker for the state of Oregon gave her security and stability there (somewhat – Oregon’s unemployment rate is 12.5% and states are not exactly guaranteeing employment…