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Screwed: 240 at Avon

by Olga Tchoumak on January 13, 2010 in News,Work

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

Today’s Total: 351

240 jobs will face elimination next month at Avon‘s distribution center in Glenview, Ill. … Dearborn Public Schools sent layoff notices to 30 teachers and assistant principals this past Monday. … Warner Bros. Interactive has laid off 25 employees from three of its Seattle-based studios. … In another round of layoffs, the Sacramento Bee will be laying off 25 staff by the end of January. … 19 jobs are being cut in Northern Berkshire Healthcare in Massachusetts. … In Reno, 12 non-union municipal workers have received layoff notices in an effort to level the budget shortage. … AOL plans to close some European offices while cutting an unknown number of U.S. jobs

Screwed: 6,380 in Romania

by Sara Clemence on January 11, 2010 in Work

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

Today’s Total: 6,808

CFR Marfa, Romania’s national rail company, plans to lay off 6,380 workers in April…Washington, D.C.’s Metro system is considering cutting 150 jobsPfizer is letting go 116 people in New York…Clark County, Nevada, pushed out 67 employees, mostly building inspectors…53 people will be let go from San Francisco’s transit agency…Louisiana’s college system will let go 42 workers to save money…

Whether you’ve been laid off, hate your job or just have that uncomfortable, it’s-not-really-me feeling at work, you’ve probably faced this question recently: What the $@%# do I do with myself?

You might even feel like you haven’t managed to unearth your most special abilities. If that sounds familiar, check out this post we recently found at Skelliewag. The gist of it is that you have hidden talents, “things you could do that would make you happy. But you don’t know it yet.”

Skelliewag is talking about skills that aren’t necessarily practical, but isn’t it a great start for thinking about a career? I mean, there are people who manage to build careers out of things that my conservative grandparents would have deemed totally useless. (Personal stylist comes to mind.)

To find your new passion, write down a list and then just try stuff out. Seriously…

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

Today’s Total: 849

Louisiana’s Accent Marketing is handing out 340 layoff notices after the loss of its major client, Boost Mobile… Anheuser-Busch considers 263 employee layoffs as Belgian beer sales fall… An additional 116 employees have been cut from Pfizer‘s Pearl River facility workforce in Rockland County… Beginning in April, Queens-based restaurant supplier Cecilware Corp. will be letting go of 80 workers… Power transmission cable production company Alcan Cable is eliminating 33 positions from its Wilbur, Ore. location… 17 members of the United Steelworkers union have been laid off from Cascade Steel Rolling Mills on the west coast…

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

Today’s Total: 593

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is cutting approximately 230 corporate and administrative jobs throughout its corporation… AT&T has announced plans to lay off 160 Connecticut employees by mid-February… Indiana steel plant Alcoa Warrick Operations plans to reduce its workforce by 145 employees… Heating and cooling systems supplier Westcode Inc. has cut 45 employeesOpus Northwest is eliminating 13 positions at its Portland and Seattle offices… Gov. Schwarzenegger may extend California‘s worker furloughs for another year…

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

Today’s Total: over 143

The Good News: More employers are said to be planning to hire in 2010.

The Bad News: US Fidelis in Missouri is laying off “hundreds” of workers

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

Today’s Total: 118

The holiday hold-off continues, with almost no companies laying off workers in the week before Christmas and New Year’s…

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

Today’s Total: 5,148

Mississippi State Legislature meets Jan. 5 to begin budget cuts which may involve 3,600 state employee layoffsPennsylvania Gov. Rendell warns of a possible 1,000 layoffs if he doesn’t see a casino table games bill by Jan. 8… Glaxo SmithKline, the United-Kingdom based bio-pharmaceutical company, is planning a workforce cut of up to 220 workers in its Ulverston plant in the UK… Danville, Ky. plant FKI Logistex is cutting 200 positions starting Feb. 2010… Air conditioning company Trane Inc. is laying off 113 hourly production employees from its Clarksville, Tenn. location… Glazer’s Distributions will lay off about 12 workers from its Amarillo, Tex. operation… The Buena Vista School District will lay off 3 teachers by the end of the semester on Jan. 22….

Screwed: 461 at AT&T

by Olga Tchoumak on December 18, 2009 in News,Work

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

Today’s Total: 1,082

AT&T plans to cut 461 Florida jobs in its land-line operation… Paul Mueller manufacturing plant is laying off between 150 and 200 production workers ST-Ericsson will be downsizing its Swedish workforce by 150 employees Colorado Springs will be laying off 93 city employees, with layoffs occurring this month and through next March… The Hawthorne Army Depot of Mineral County, Nevada has laid off 91 workers… Up to 50 employees of Montana’s Great Falls Clinic have been laid off… Ohio’s Highland Local Schools Board of Education is laying off 22 staff beginning Jan. 19… Integrated ad agency Mullen has handed out 15 pink slips this week at its Boston office, cutting 5 percent of its Boston workforce… Layoffs are imminent inVirginia’s Hampton Schools as they prepare for new budget cuts…

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

Today’s Total: 2,087

1,000 employees at the Philippine National Construction Corporation face possible layoffs… Dell Inc. is planning to lay off 700 workers from its plant in Malaysia, about 16% of its Malaysian workforce… Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis is cutting 200 jobs… Midtown New York’s Saks Fifth Avenue, the store’s flagship location, is handing out about 116 pink slips after the holidays… Utica Community Schools has approved 43 employee layoffs… California’s Tulare County Board of Supervisors has approved 12 worker layoffs from the county’s Resource Management Agency, effective Jan. 15… Colorado State University is planning 10 staff layoffs at its Fort Collins campus… Fresno County Public Defenders Office will lay off 6 attorneys by the end of the month, causing concern for its ability to accept cases… Alabama prison commissioner Richard Allen claimed that a budget shortfall may lead to layoffs and prison closings