Whos Firing – Layoffs week ended 2-26-10 and 3-5-10

Mar 7 2010 in Uncategorized by Phil Rosenberg

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Who’s Firing is a weekly survey of organizations announcing (or rumoring) layoffs for the week ended 2/26/10 and 3/5/10.

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 Government, Transportation, Technology, Health Care, Manufacturing, Retail, and Energy 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 3/1/10. It is interesting to note that while Federal hiring is on the rise overall, the top two organizations announcing layoffs were Federal agencies. The USPS and US Space Shuttle Program announced over a combined 50,000 job cuts. In addition, a number of State and Local governments continued to face cutbacks over the past quarter, led this week by NYC Transit Agency, and the City of Phoenix AZ job cuts.

Transportation announced major cutbacks this week, led by Penn Traffic announcing layoffs of 6,200 employees nationwide. Technology also announced job losses – HP announced an estimated 6,000 layoffs, while IBM went public with plans to cut 2,500.

Jackson Health Systems announced 4,400 layoffs as it is closing two hospitals. Manufacturing was clobbered as International Paper announced over 800 layoffs at its Franklin VA facility. Ralph’s Grocery and Kmart announced major retail cutbacks.

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

Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the weeks ended 2/26/10 and 3/5/10:

  • USPS, Various US (30,000)
  • US Space Shuttle Program/NASA, Kennedy Space Center FL (23,000)
  • The Penn Traffic Co, Various US (6,200)
  • HP, Various US (est 6,000)
  • Jackson Health System, Miami FL (4,400)
  • IBM, Various US (2,500)
  • NYC Transit Agency, NYC NY (1,000)
  • International Paper, Franklin VA (800)
  • Ralph’s Grocery Co, Los Angeles and Riverside CA (662)
  • Kmart, IN OH WA and VA (612)
  • Continental Airlines, Houston TX and Salt Lake City UT (600)
  • Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Knoxville TN (600)
  • AstraZeneca, Wilmington DE (550)
  • City of Phoenix AZ (520)
  • Chicago Public Schools, Chicago IL (500)
  • Emerson Climate Technologies, Hartselle TN (500)
  • Chicago Public Schools, Chicago IL (500)
  • Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento CA (430)
  • Dal Global Services Terminal C Lower Level, Philadelphia PA (385)
  • New Era Cap, Demopolis AL (351)
  • Norwood Promotional Products LLC, San Antonio TX (345)
  • Pomona Unified School District updated, Pomona CA (321)
  • ABC News, Various US (300)
  • Innovative Consultants LLC, Houston TX (287)
  • City of Jersey City NJ (279)
  • Denman Tire, Leavittsburg OH (260)
  • General Linen Supply & Laundry Co, Brooklyn NY (258)
  • Chase Bank, Baton Rouge LA (247)
  • U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co, Birmingham AL (244)
  • Muni, San Fransisco CA (230)
  • Pinnacle Food Group, Rochester NY (205)
  • Pfizer, Rouses Point NY and Pearl River NY (202)
  • Corvest, Largo FL (201)
  • YRC Trucking Company, Overland Park KS and Akron OH (200+)
  • RAMTECH, Pleasant Hall PA (200)
  • Monster Worldwide Inc, Various US (200)
  • NJ Transit, Various NJ (200)
  • Stockton Unified School District, Stockton CA (200)
  • Cummins Inc., Columbus IN (194)
  • Fremont-Rideout Health Group, Marysville CA (185)
  • Zumiez Inc, Everett WA (172)
  • Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford CT (163)
  • Sony DADC, Pitman NJ (160)
  • Consol Energy, Clay County WV (157)
  • VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership, Holly Pond AL (150)
  • FTI Consulting, West Palm Beach FL (150)
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District, Temecula CA (150)
  • Pali Capital, Inc, NYC NY (145)
  • Dothan City Schools, Dothan AL (131-220)
  • Pacific Coast Feather Co, Lebanon PA (130)
  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corp, Jefferson OH (130)
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Los Angeles CA (128)
  • Santa Ana Unified School District, Santa Ana CA (126)
  • Innovative Companies LLC, Hauppauge NY (120)
  • Bakersfield City School District, Bakersfield CA (120)
  • Keystone Food Poultry Division, Birmingham AL (118)
  • La Corsha Hospitality Group St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio TX (112)
  • XenoPort Inc, Santa Clara CA (111)
  • Sacramento County CA (111)
  • Jewel Osco Chicago Supermarket, Various IL (110)
  • Milwaukee Forge, Milwaukee WI (107)
  • BAE Systems, Butler County OH (100)
  • North East Independent School District, San Antonio TX (100)
  • City of Springfield IL (100)
  • AAA of Northern California, Various CA (100)
  • City of Springfield, IL (100)
  • Ford Motor Credit Business Center, Mauldin SC (100)
  • Bunge North America, Danville IL (100)
  • Girard Medical Center, Philadelphia PA (100)
  • Amtex, Manteca CA (97)
  • Roto-Die Co, Meadows of Dan VA (89)
  • Noranda Aluminum, Nashville TN (89)
  • Morgan Research Corp, Orlando FL (88)
  • Vacaville Unified School District, Vacaville CA (87)
  • TransCore, Clifton Forge VA (86)
  • N. Oklahoma Resource Center S. Oklahoma Resource Center, Enid OK and Pauls Valley OK (80)
  • Lucia Mar School District, Nipomo CA (80)
  • AGY Products, Inc, Huntington PA (77)
  • Estee Lauder Cos, Oakland NJ (77)
  • Cabarrus County NC (76)
  • Milwaukee County WI (76)
  • Lifesparc, Hollister CA (75)
  • Hayden Automotive Manufacturing & Distribution, Corona CA (73)
  • Union Bankshares and First Market Bank, Richmond VA (72)
  • Sears, West Bend WI (71)
  • Adelphoi Village, Latrobe PA (70)
  • Ceratizit USA Inc, Latrobe PA (69)
  • Artex Aircraft Supplies, Aurora OR (68)
  • Unilever Supply Chain, City of Industry CA (61)
  • Cintas Corp, Cincinnati OH. (60)
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, Phoenix AZ (60)
  • Goodrich Corporation, Jamestown ND (60)
  • City of Annapolis MD (60)
  • Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, Shandaken NY (59)
  • Schoeneman Beauty Supply Inc, Pottsville PA (57)
  • Morningstar Foods LLC, Richland Center WI (57)
  • Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Lawton OK (56)
  • Buz
    zi Unicem, Pryor OK (55)
  • Banning School District, Banning CA (55)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor ME (50)
  • Invista, Wilmington NC (50)
  • Kingsburg District Hospital, Kingsburg CA (50)
  • Flagstar Bank, Jackson MI (50)
  • Lake Norman Regional Medical Center., Moorseville NC (<50)

Source: Google, Twitter, AllPinkSlips.com, Telonu.com, TechCrunch.com, CoStar.com, Gawker, Screwedd.com, Recessionwire.com

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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