Top Layoffs week ended 6-18:
Government topped the list as Federal plus 20 state/local governmental units and school districts announced layoffs this week affecting thousands of workers, led by the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville AL who announced shedding between 535 and 1,050 contractors, and Wayne County MI announced cuts of 700 employees. Colleges also announced layoffs as the University of Minnesota is cutting 370 workers.
Health Care was next as Allegheny General Hospital announced it would layoff at least 344 employees. Business services provider Teleperformance USA disclosed that it was shedding 370 Abilene TX workers.
Hospitality companies announced layoffs also as Wynn Las Vegas/Encore released 261 employees in a cost-cutting move.
Inclusion on this listing doesn’t mean the entire industry is down, as some from the same sectors appeared on the “Who’s Hiring” article published 6/14/10.
Job seekers: You might want to look in greener pastures than these companies.
Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 6/18/10:
- Marshall Space Center, Huntsville AL (525 - 1,050)
- Wayne County, Detroit MI (700)
- PA Port Authority, Pittsburgh PA (500)
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN (370)
- Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus, Bellevue PA (< 344)
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