Sunday, January 17, 2010

Who's Firing – Layoffs week ended 1-15-10

Who's Firing is a weekly survey of organizations announcing (or rumoring) layoffs for the week ended 1/15/10.

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.

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Top layoffs announced and rumored this week were in the Retail, Health Care, Manufacturing, Government, Marketing, Business Services, and Pharmaceutical sectors.

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 1/11/10. It is interesting to note that while Federal hiring is on the rise, a number of State and Local governments continued to face cutbacks for over the past quarter, led by the State of Missouri announcing 473 job cuts across the state.

Retail and health care topped the layoff list this week, as Sam’s Clubs announced it was closing 10 locations, Albertson’s announced closure of 8 locations, and CVS Caremark announced 477 job cuts in a distribution facility. In health care, Hospira announced 1,400 – 1,500 job cuts. In manufacturing, Smurfit-Stone Container announced 600 job cuts throughout the US, and Gunite cut 282 jobs.

Marketing & business service outsourcing companies CDG Management and Sykes announced significant layoffs this week.

Job seekers: You might want to look in greener pastures than these companies.
Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 1/15/10:

Sam's Clubs/Walmart Corporation, 10 US locations (1,500)
Hospira, Lake Forest IL (1,400-1,500)
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp, various USA (600)
Albertson's, 8 FL locations (550)
CVS Caremark, Gurnee IL (477)
Stare of Missouri, various MO (473)
CDG Management LLC, Parkersburg WV, Wellsburg WV, Bluefield WV, Dunbar WV (361)
Sykes Enterprises Inc, Milton-Freewater WA (300)
Charles River Laboratories, Shrewsbury MA (300)
Gunite Corp, Elkhart IN (282)
Verizon, Lexington KY (250)
BB&T Bank Corp. Montgomery & Birmingham AL (244)
Avon Products Inc, Glenview IL (242)
Aegis Communications Group, Elkins WV (240)
Teleperformance USA, Oakbrook IL (231)
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), Eden Prairie MN (220)
Owens Illinois, Toano VA (180)
Lonza Group, Conshohocken PA (175)
Kyoho Manufacturing California, Stockton CA (154)
Berry Company, Moraine OH (150)
Ahtna Technical Services, Inc. (ATSI, NYC NY (140)
Starbucks Corp, Seattle WA (130)
NN, Inc, Tempe AZ (130)
Case New Holland, Grand Island NE (128)
Cemex Inc, Wampum PA (124)
Arizona Department of Transportation, Various locs in AZ (115)
Cenveo, Baltimore MD (115)
Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton NC (112)
Desoto Mills, Fort Payne AL (104)
Electric Boat, Groton CT (100's)
Pelco, Clovis CA (100+)
Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco CA (100)
Indiana State University, Terre Haute IN (up to 100)
TECHMA USA Inc, Gretna VA (89)
Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que, Westbury NY (87)
Special Metals, Huntington WV (85)
Asset Protection & Security Services (Subcontractors for ATSI), NYC NY (81)
Deaconess Hospital, Cincinnati OH (80)
Ixia, Calabasas CA (80)
City of Reno NV (78)
Acubuilt, Elkhart IN (73)
Hawker Beechcraft, Wichita KS (70)
Kira Inc, Colorado Springs CO (61)
Washington DC Metro (60)
Applied Micro Circuits Corp, Sunnyvale CA (56)
American Express, Atlanta GA (55)
Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta GA (55)
The Universal Music Group, Los Angeles CA (50)
Clariant Corporation, Coventry RI (50)
Natus Medical Inc, San Carlos CA (50)
Community Medical Center, Missoula MT (50)
Edwards and Associates ( Bell Helicopter), Piney Flats TN (50)
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Charleston SC (50), Baltimore MD ( < 50) City of Naperville IL (49) New Millennium Building Systems, Salem VA (46) Montana Rail Link, Missoula MT (46) Oklahoma State Mental Facilities, Norman OK (45) Meredith Corporation, Des Moines IA (45) University of Louisiana, Various locs in LA (42) Seyfarth Shaw, Various US (40) Majestic Star Casino, Gary IN (40) Community Unit District 300, Chicago IL (40) The Boeing Corporation, Kennedy Space Center FL (36) Pepsi Plant, Conway SC (35) Alcan Cable, Roseburg OR (33) Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield IL (31) City of Macon GA (31) The Medicines Co, Parsippany NJ (31) Springfield Police Department, Springfield IL (30) Dearborn Public Schools, Dearborn MI (30)

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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Who’s hiring – Top employers week of 1-11-10
Who's Firing – Layoffs weeks ended 12-25-09, 1-1-10, and 1-8-10


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