Top Layoffs week ended 7-30:
Government topped the list as the US Census Bureau cut 2,000 Indiana processing workers, NASA announced layoffs of 550 workers at Kennedy Space Center, and New York State eliminated 1,000+ positions, and The Rochester City School District cut 420 jobs. Manufacturing was next, as United Technologies announced 1,500 layoffs.
Automotive was near the top of the list as Delphi Automotive in Kokomo IN will cut 1,300 workers due to its loss of a GM contract. Business Serice Firms Transcom is cutting 737 San Antonio workers as it lost a Comcast customer support contract and PWC slashed 500 Tampa-based technology positions.
Transportation rounded out the top of the list as Navistar announced 500 layoffs at its West Point MS facility.
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 7/26/10.
Job seekers: You might want to look in greener pastures than these companies.
Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 7/30/10:
- U.S. Census Bureau, Jeffersonville IN (2,000)
- United Technologies Corp, Hartford CT (1,500)
- NASA, Kennedy Space Center FL (1,394)
- Delphi Automotive Systems LLC, Kokomo IN (1,300)
- New York State, Albany NY (1,000+)
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