Friday, October 2, 2009

Who's Firing - Layoffs Week Ended 10-2-09

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 9/25/09. It is interesting to note that while Federal hiring is on the rise, a number of State and Local governments face additional cutbacks. Also, IBM, Deloitte, and Accenture were some of the top hiring companies last week, while KPMG and PWC are on the layoff list.

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 Business Services sectors.

Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs week ended 10/2/09:

Source: Google, Twitter,,,,, Gawker,

Readers – If you know of employers announcing significant layoff plans, or employers reducing large numbers of employees, please comment below to add to this list.

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