Friday, October 16, 2009

Who's Firing? Layoffs week ending 10-16-09

Who's Firing is a weekly survey of organizations announcing (or rumoring) layoffs. Not only is this valuable for job seekers, but for business analysts, corporate strategists, marketers, salespeople, investment analysts, financial advisers, and others who are interested in companies that are contracting.

Inclusion on this listing doesn’t mean the entire industry is down, as many from the same sector appeared on the “Who’s Hiring” article published 10/12/09. It is interesting to note that while Federal hiring is on the rise, a number of State and Local governments face continued cutbacks. Also, Verizon has led the top hiring lists, but is also announcing a number of layoffs. Boeing made the layoff list, while competing aerospace manufacturers top the Who’s Hiring lists.

Job seekers: You might want to look in greener pastures than these companies.

Layoffs announced and rumored this week were in the Government, Manufacturing, Automotive, Technology, Publishing and Energy sectors.

Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs week ended 10/16/09:

AM General (250) - click to view
State of Massachusetts (up to 2K) - click to view
State of Iowa (1000) - click to view
Standish Max Prison (Michigan) (100) - click to view
Smiths Medical PM Inc. (100) - click to view
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (260) - click to view
Boeing Corp. (200-300) - click to view
City of Spokane, WA (200) - click to view
SunTrust Bank (YTD 100) - click to view
Wilsonart International (120) - click to view
Moog Aircraft Group (220) - click to view
Onondaga County, NY (133) - click to view
State of New Hampshire (300) - click to view
Country Financial (400) - click to view
Kohl's Corporation (250) - click to view
Team Broadcast Services (96) - click to view
HNI Corporation (150) - click to view
State of Vermont (160 total jobs lost) - click to view
Verizon Communications (200) - click to view
City of Moraine, OH (187) - click to view
Solvay Pharmaceuticals (450) - click to view
Steifel Laboratories (200) - click to view
Pilgrim's Pride (GA) (100) - click to view
Hamilton County Public Library (250) - click to view
Oral Roberts University (124) - click to view
NYC Dept. of Education (714) - click to view
Albany County, NY (109) - click to view
Bestop (140) - click to view
Flour Energy Corp. (500) - click to view
Valero Energy Corp. (250) - click to view
Boeing Corp. (130) - click to view
D&E Communications (280-290) - click to view
United States Postal Service (650) - click to view
Lafayette Caterpillar (106) - click to view
American Cancer Society (140) - click to view
Canron Western Constructors Inc. (106) - click to view
Fluor Corporation (100-150) - click to view
Redcats USA (490) - click to view
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (150) - click to view
Kent County, MI (145) - click to view
Boise Cascade (130) - click to view
Dell (905) - click to view
L.L. Bean Call Center (700) - click to view
Sunoco Inc. (400) - click to view
ATK Space Systems (550) - click to view
Hilton Reservations and Customer Care (176) - click to view
Thermo Fisher Scientific (130) - click to view
Conde Nast Publications (180) - click to view
Atlantic City Casinos (1067) - click to view
Metavation (120) - click to view
Prairie Correctional Facility (120) - click to view
University of California Riverside (425) - click to view
Pilgrim’s Pride (640) - click to view
Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions (135) - click to view
United Space Alliance (258) - click to view
Dow Roofing (100) - click to view
Tomasco Mulciber Inc. (213) - click to view
Delta, Eagan, MN (unknown) – Click to view
Aramark Health Support Services, Huntsville, AL (163) – Click to view
Chevron Mining, Gallup NM (80) - Click to view
Electric Boat, Groton, CT (96) - Click to view
Sylvania Yarn Systems (145) - Click to view
Trojan Battery Co., Sandersville, GA (50) - Click to view
HON Co., Owensboro, KY (144) - Click to view
Aramark Sports & Entertainment, Deer Creek Resort, Mt. Sterling, OH (112) - Click to view
Phoenix Health Systems, Pittsburgh, PA (50) - Click to view
GE Oil & Gas Operations, Bethelehem, PA (81) - Click to view
Parsons, Pittsburgh, PA (90) - Click to view
Alliance One Inc., Trevose, PA (63) - Click to view
Richfield Hospitality, Charlottesville, VA (146) - Click to view
FreightCar America Inc., Roanoke, VA (33) - Click to view
Lockheed Martin, Fairfax, VA (65) - Click to view
Educational Credit Management Corp., Richmond, VA (60) - Click to view
Wells Fargo Mortgage, Kirkland, WA (60) - Click to view
Brandrud, Auburn, WA (104) - Click to view
Corhart Refractories, Buckhannon, WV (26) - Click to view
Care Wisconsin First, Madison, WI (77) - Click to view
Eppendorf Inc., Westbury, NY (44) - Click to view
Avant-Garde Optics LLC, Washington, NY (137) - Click to view
Matthews International Corp., Seneca Falls, NY (33) - Click to view
Tavern on the Green LP, NYC (405) - Click to view
Dominion Enterprises DBA Interco Print, Ontario, CA (31) - Click to view
Telecare Corp, Lemon Grove, CA (102) - Click to view
Duane Morris LLC, Carpinteria, CA (126) - Click to view
USS-Posco Industries, Pittsburg, CA (827) - Click to view
Bassett Furniture Industries Inc, Bassett, VA (45) – Click to view
Summit Holdings, Lakeland, FL (70) – Click to view
Frontier Oil Corp., Cheyenne, WY (28) – Click to view
NCH Healthcare, Naples, FL System (66) – Click to view
Freudenberg-NOK, Spencer, IA (65) - Click to view
Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Lacrosse, WI (25) – Click to view
McCann Erickson, San Francisco, CA (40) – Click to view
Jeld-Wen, Bend, OR (31) – Click to view
Foley & Lardner LLC, Milwaukee, WI (39) – Click to view
Crothall Services Group, Valhalla, NY (235) – Click to view
Aramark, Huntsville, AL (163) – Click to view
Mueller Industries, Fulton, MS (37) – Click to view
Miller Brothers Mining, KY (85) – Click to view
Baker Hughes Inc., Houston, TX, (62) – Click to view
Hamilton Sundstrand, Hartford, CN (30) Click to view
City of Loveland, CO (5.9%) – Click to view
Comcast, Wellesley, MA (64) – Click to view
Rensselaer County, NY (24) – Click to view
Midcoast Aviation, Cahokia, MO (150) – Click to view
TomoTherapy, Madison, WI (10%) – Click to view
Boston Globe, Boston, MA (unknown) – Click to view
Police Department Kansas City, MO (16) – Click to view
Clear One Health Plans, Bend, OR (25) – Click to view
Save – A – Pet, Greyslake, IL (40%) – Click to view
Microtune, Plano, TX (10%) – Click to view
Viking Range Corporation, Greenwood, MS (30) – Click to view
Current Media, San Francisco, CA (unknown) – Click to view
NH Department of Corrections (37) – Click to view
Bossier City, LA (88) – Click to view
Calumet City IL Schools (57) – Click to view
Lackawanna County, PA (30) – Click to view
Verizon, Newark, DE (66) – Click to view
Bistol Meyers Squibb, National (355 of Abilify sales force) – Click to view
MetLife, Lackawanna County PA (34) – Click to view
Stanley Furniture, Stanleytown, VA (unknown) – Click to view
North Providence, RI (35) – Click to view
Louisiana State Department of Education, Baton Rouge, LA (50) – Click to view
Yuba Community College, Clearlake, CA (56) – Click to view
Chelan County, WA (50) – Click to view
City of Kingston, NY (28) – Click to view
AOL, NY, NY (2,000) – Click to view
EBay, San Francisco, CA (several dozen) – Click to view
LCN Closers, Princeton, IL (47) – Click to view
NC Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, NC (thousands) - Click to view
City of Aurora, CO (50) – Click to view
Ohio State Prisons, Ohio (41) – Click to view
Osceola County, FL (40) – Click to view
University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH (50) – Click to view
Volvo Trucks North America, Dublin VA (50) – Click to view
Zillion TV, Sunnyvale, CA (1/3) – Click to view
Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA (28) – Click to view
DaySpring Inc, Siloam Springs, AR (53) – Click to view
CNN, Atlanta, GA (unknown) – Click to view

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