Top Layoffs week ended 7-23:
Transportation topped the list as the Port Authority of Allegheny County announced layoffs of 550 transit workers, Skookum Fleet Management eliminated 176 positions, and MTA cut 163 additional NYC transit jobs. Technology was next, as Applied Materials announced 500 layoffs in its solar manufacturing business.
Government remained near the top of the list as 15 state/local governmental units and school districts announced layoffs this week affecting thousands of workers, led by the Chicago Public Schools laying off between 400-600 employees and the City of Trenton shedding 377 jobs. In manufacturing, American Steamship cut 305 positions in Williamsville NY and Acme Architectural Products laid off 270 Brooklyn workers.
Defense rounded out the top of the list as Lockheed Martin announced 335 layoffs at its MacDill AFB and Orlando FL locations.
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 7/19/10.
Job seekers: You might want to look in greener pastures than these companies.
Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 7/23/10:
- Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh PA (550)
- Applied Materials Inc, Santa Clara CA (500)
- Chicago Public Schools, Chicago IL (400-600)
- City of Trenton NJ (377)
- American Steamship Co, Williamsville NY (305)
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