Even though Government topped the list, total government entities announcing layoffs were way down as only 9 announced job cuts (compared to as many as 30 in past weeks). Government layoffs were led by the State of Utah announcing cuts affecting 2,000 employees, and the City of Trenton NJ who laid off 1,200 workers. Retail came in second as the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co (A & P stores) is trimming approximately 2,000 employees.
Top Layoffs week ended 8-20:
A number of companies in the aerospace and airline industries announced layoffs including Honeywell Aerospace, American Airlines, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, and Cessna. Manufacturing firm Simpson Dura-Vent announced 262 job cuts.
Health care wasn’t spared from layoffs as Pomona Valley Hospital announced they would trim 160 staff members.
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 8/16/10.
Job seekers: You might want to look in greener pastures than these companies.
Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 8/20/10:
- State of Utah, Various UT (2,000)
- The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co, Various US (< 2,000)
- City of Trenton, NJ (1,200)
- Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix AZ (280)
- Simpson Dura-Vent Co, Vacaville CA (262)
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