Friday, October 23, 2009

Whos Firing? Layoffs for week ended 10-23-09

Who's Firing is a weekly survey of organizations announcing (or rumoring) layoffs for the week ended 10-23-09. 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.

Layoffs announced and rumored this week were in the Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Financial/Banking, and Publishing sectors.

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 10/19/09. It is interesting to note that while Federal hiring is on the rise, a number of State and Local governments have continued to see cutbacks for over the past month.

Health care organizations were laying off such as Valley Mental Health, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Cook County Health System, Oak Forest Hospital, Pfizer, Carestream Health, Navilyst Medical, Eli Lilly, Smith Medical.

Publishers continued to shed jobs as Time, The New York Times, The Charlotte Observer, and McGraw-Hill announced layoffs, while rumors swirled all around Conde-Nast about which units would face job cuts.

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

Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs week ended 10/23/09:

Alstom Transport, Hornell NY (500) – Click to follow
Electrolux, Webster City IA (850) – Click to follow
Valley Mental Health, Salt Lake City UT (up to 125) – Click to follow
Time Inc, NYC (approx 600) – Click to follow
Sun Microsystems, National (3,000) – Click to follow
International Paper, National (1,600) – Click to follow
Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Evansville & Mt Vernon IN (115) – Click to follow
Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago IL (335) – Click to follow
State of Iowa (793) – Click to follow
Oak Forest Hospital, Oak Forest IL (200) - Click to view
Emerson/Schneider National, Bridgeton MO (330) - Click to view
NCR Corporation, National (2200) - Click to view
Modine Manufacturing Company, Harrodsburg KY (110) - Click to view
Nautilus, Independence VA (173) - Click to view
Expedia, Tacoma WA (200?) - Click to view
New Page Corp, Whiting WI (100?) - Click to view
Pilkington Automotive Glass Plant (NSG Group), Clinton MI (130) - Click to view
Sallie Mae, National (1-2K?) - Click to view
State of Massachusetts (726) - Click to view
Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto CA (150) - Click to view
Pfizer, Overland Park KS (200) - Click to view
Regions Financial Corp, Birmingham AL (1700 YTD) - Click to view
Sullivan County, NY (100) - Click to view
Lexmark International Inc, Lexington KY (825) - Click to view
Mohawk Industries, Waynesboro VA (120) - Click to view
Jakks Pacific Inc, Malibu CA (100+) - Click to view
Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago IL (1000+) - Click to view
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (Division of State Parks) (100+) - Click to view
BAE Systems, West Manchester PA (130) - Click to view
City of Chicago, IL (220 positions eliminated) - Click to view
New York Times, NYC (100) - Click to view
Workforce Solutions, East Texas (50) - Click to view
Standard Chartered Bank, Miami FL (72) - Click to view
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, National (57) - Click to view
Forum Health Inc, Youngstown OH (52) - Click to view
Carestream Health Inc, Windsor CO (70) - Click to view
State of Iowa (791) - Click to view
Kronos Inc. (Stromburg), Lake Mary FL (70) - Click to view
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach FL (21) - Click to view
General Shale, Spring City TN (19) - Click to view
Navilyst Medical, Glens Falls NY (51) - Click to view
Sacramento County, CA (76) - Click to view
Pilkington Automotive, Clinton MI (130) Click to view
LHI Enterprises Inc, Hartland WI (80) - Click to view
Georgia Pacific, Fordyce AR (300) – Click to view
Extreme Networks, Santa Clara CA (70) – Click to view
Lockheed Martin, Archbald PA (50) – Click to view
Goss International, Dover NH (unknown) – Click to follow
Eli Lilly, National (unknown) – Click to follow
Freescale Semiconductiors, Austin TX and National (unknown) – Click to follow
Shuttle America, Honolulu HI (74) – Click to follow
CNH Global, International (10-12%) – Click to follow
Child Protective Services, Sacramento CA (76) – Click to follow
St. Joseph County, IN (54) – Click to view
Estes Express Lines, Knoxville TN (unknown) – Click to view
21st Century Insurance, Vestal NY (54) – Click to view
State of Pennsylvania (unknown) – Click to view
Mothers Against Drunk Driving MADD, National (unknown) – Click to view
The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte NC (unknown) – Click to view
Arizona Department of Public Safety (unknown) – Click to view
Smith Medical, Waukesha WI (104) – Click to view
Wausau Paper, Appleton WI (55) – Click to view
Tree Top Inc, Rialto CA (75) – Click to view
Assurant Specialty Property, Santa Ana & Tustin CA (74) – Click to view
The McGraw-Hill Cos, Woodland Hills CA (85) – Click to view
West Marine Products, Watsonville CA (325) – Click to view
Curtiss-Wright Controls, Integrated Sensing, Long Beach CA (81) – Click to view
Kavlico, Moorpark CA (169) – Click to view
Baker Hughes Incorporated, Houston TX (62) – Click to view
Fluor Enterprises, Inc, Sugar Land TX (617) – Click to view
Redcats USA, Universal City TX (490) – Click to view
Big Stick Media, National Sports Services, Las Vegas NV (unknown) – Click to view
FormTech Industries, Minerva, OH (68) – Click to view
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Havre de Grace MD (50) – Click to view
Faurecia Automotive Seating Inc, Walton KY (68) – Click to view
Farmers Group Inc, Vestal NY (54) – Click to view
The Really Cool Food Company LLC, Syosset NY (78) – Click to view
Matrx (Midmark Corporation), Orchard Park NY (87) – Click to view

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