Sunday, March 21, 2010

Who's Firing - Layoffs week ended 3-19-10

Who's Firing is a weekly survey of organizations announcing (or rumoring) layoffs for the week ended 3/19/10.

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 Education, Transportation, Technology, Telecommunications, Entertainment, and Banking 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 3/15/10. Overall, this weeks layoff list was shorter and fewer companies announced large layoffs than in prior weeks.

California State School teachers announced 22,000 layoffs to take place next, leading this week's list of layoffs. Local school districts continued to announce layoffs with Elgin IL School District county announcing 1,000 job cuts, and Waukegan IL School District announced 520.

Transportation also announced layoffs as Delta announced cuts of 840 employees at it's Cincinnati airport operations. Technology announced cuts as Convergys cut 700 call center employees in Albuquerque, and Disney announced it was closing its ImageMovers Digital division. At the same time telecommunication is advertising for new position, it cuts jobs in other areas, as AT&T announced 520 layoffs of Wichita area employees. While Wells Fargo adds staff in other areas, it laid off a large number of support staff in its Sacramento operations.

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

Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 3/19/10:
  • California School Teachers, Various CA (22,000)
  • Elgin School District, Elgin IL (1,000)
  • Delta Airlines Inc, Cincinnati OH (840)
  • Convergys, Albuquerque NM (700)
  • Waukegan School District, Waukegan IL (560)
  • AT&T, Wichita KS (520)
  • ImageMovers Digital, San Rafael CA (450)
  • Theatredreams LA/CHI, Hollywood CA (447)
  • Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena CA (426)
  • Wells Fargo Inc, Sacramento CA (415)
  • Owens Illinois, Clarion PA (400)
  • Los Angeles Court System, Los Angeles CA (330)
  • Express Scripts, West Hills CA (266)
  • Brentwood, Long Island School District, Brentwood NY (260)
  • The Jordan School District, Salt Lake City UT (250-300)
  • West Corp, Bryan TX (260)
  • Mattingly Foods Inc, Zanesville OH (250+)
  • Domtar Corp, Columbus MS (219)
  • Avis Budget Group, Tukwila WA (206)
  • RAMTECH Support Services, Chambersburg PA (200)
  • MT Transportation Logistics Services, Bethpage NY (199)
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District, Sacramento CA (194)
  • UnitedHealth Group, Tamarac FL (191)
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton CO (188)
  • BAE Systems, West Chester OH (150-200)
  • The Seton Family of Hospitals, Austin TX (150)
  • Warner Springs Ranchowners Assoc, Warner Springs CA (150)
  • AT&T Inc, Kansas City MO (140)
  • Mecklenburg County Library System, Mecklenburg NC (140)
  • Chico Unified School District, Chico CA (141)
  • United Airlines, Denver CO (138)
  • Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Schaumburg IL (130)
  • Caterpillar Inc, Clayton NC (121)
  • Gate Concrete Products Co, Jacksonville FL (115)
  • American Eagle Outfitters, NYC NY (102)
  • Knoll's Inc, Kentwood MI (100)
  • Sykes Enterprises Inc, Sterling CO (100)
  • Southern Hancock Schools, New Palestine IN (100)
  • Albany School District, Albany NY (100)
  • Alabama Court System, Montgomery AL (100)
  • Accurate Metal Fabricators, Seal Beach CA (100)
  • Allied Capital Corp, Washington DC (91)
  • Chicago Heights School District 170, Chicago Heights IL (87)
  • Sonoma County CA (87)
  • Select Medical Corp, King of Prussia PA (84)
  • UMG Recordings, Universal City CA and Woodland Hills CA (83)
  • The Transit Authority of River City, Louisville KY (72)
  • Norwich CT School District (71)
  • Bergen County NJ (70)
  • Macy's Union Square, San Francisco CA (65)
  • La Marque School District, La Marque TX (61)
  • Mansfield Sheriff's Office, Mansfield OH (60)
  • Christ Hospital, Jersey City NJ (60)
  • Mercy Hospital, Portland ME (58)
  • Kmart, Erie PA (58)
  • City of Flint MI (57)
  • CMX, Lansdale PA (55)
  • Olympic Security Services, Tukwila WA (54)
  • Lemon Grove School District, Lemon Grove CA (51)
  • California Pizza Kitchen, San Francisco CA (51)
  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Walnut MS (50)
  • Greenheck Fan Corporation, Schofield WI (49)
  • Lennox School District, Lennox CA (49)
  • Alton School District, Alton IL (48)
  • CRA International, Houston TX (47)
  • ITT Corp, Ft. Wayne IN (47)
  • Charles River Associates, Various US (47)
  • San Gabriel School District, San Gabriel CA (45)
  • UBS Wealth Management, Various US (40)
  • ATI Wah Chang, Millersburg OR (< 40)
  • Dresser-Rand, Olean NY (39)
  • JC Penney, Stevens Point WI (39)
  • ESAB Welding, Florence SC (35)
  • Westport Shipyard Inc, Port Angeles WA (35)
  • Panhandle State Bank, Sandpoint ID (32)
  • The Aledo School District, Aledo TX (30-40)
  • The City of Indio CA (30)
  • Populous, Kansas City MO (30)
  • HealthNow New York Inc, Buffalo NY (30)
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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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