Who’s Firing – Layoffs week ended 10-1-10

Oct 3 2010 in Employment Economy, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

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Who’s Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 10-1-10.

For the past week government, aerospace, financial service, hospitality, and energy employers announced the largest layoffs.

This information is intended for business analysts, corporate strategists, marketers, salespeople, investment analysts, financial advisers, and others who are interested in companies that are contracting. The information can be valuable to job seekers also, to understand companies that are probably not in growth mode.

Top Layoffs week ended 10-1:

Government topped the list, as the City of Newark NJ announced approximately 2,200 layoffs, and NASA announced it was cutting 1,200 contractors. Aerospace came in second as Northrup Grumman is cutting 500 Los Angeles staff while ATK announced it’s cutting 426 positions.

Financial service was next as Ocwen Loan Servicing announced it is trimming 452 positions in North Highlands CA. Hospitality company Hilton is cutting 295 reservation staff at its Hemet CA facility.

Energy rounded out the list as Consol Energy is closing 2 UT and PA mines and laying off 231 workers.

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 9/27/10.

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

Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 10/1/10:

  • City of Newark NJ (~2,200)
  • NASA contractors, Kennedy Space Station FL (1,200)
  • Northrup Grumman, Los Angeles CA (500)
  • Ocwen Loan Servicing, North Highlands CA (452)
  • ATK, Promontory UT (426)
  • Hilton Reservation Worldwide, Hemet CA (295)
  • Consol Energy, Price UT and Washington PA (231)
  • Carefusion Resources 10020 Pacific Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA, Palm Springs CA and Riverside CA (199)
  • KeHE Distributors, Elkton FL (183)
  • El Camino Hospital, Mountain View CA and Los Gatos CA (181)
  • Target, Bakersfield CA (165)
  • Ross Network, Inc, New York NY (164)
  • Albertsons’, Oxnard CA and Palmdale CA (152)
  • DE Shaw, NYC NY (150)
  • Systron Donner, Concord CA (150)
  • Raytheon, El Segundo CA (130)
  • Cypress Bioscience, San Diego CA (123)
  • J C Penny Outlet Store, Milwaukee WI (120)
  • Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center, Redlands CA (119)
  • Genesee County, Flint MI (118)
  • Wealthbridge Mortgage Corp, Beaverton OR. (109)
  • Orion Bus Company, Oriskany NY (101)
  • Valley Fresh Inc, Turlock CA (101)
  • The Men’s Warehouse, Winter Garden FL and Fife WA (100)
  • American Bottling Co. dba Seven-Up Bottling, Vallejo CA (93)
  • Rowan Companies, Houston TX (85)
  • VI, Monterey CA (83)
  • Bob Baker Chevrolet/Subaru, El Cajon CA (80)
  • Marshfield DoorSystems, Wausau WI (80)
  • Crothall Services Group, West Palm Beach FL (79)
  • Knight Capital, Various US (~78)
  • Icicle Seafoods, Bellingham WA (71)
  • Mission Linen Supply, San Francisco CA (70)
  • Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima WA (70 to 100)
  • Media Lithographics, City of Commerce CA (67)
  • Fiskars Brands Inc, Sauk City WI (65)
  • Angeles Welding & Mfg, Santa Fe Springs CA (63)
  • Duro Bag Manufacturing Co., Hudson WI (63)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, Mission Viejo CA (62)
  • Grocery Haulers, Bronx NY (61)
  • Piper Aircraft, Veru Beach FL (60)
  • Verisign, Mountain View CA (53)
  • Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles CA (53)
  • Benefit Cosmetics, Oakland CA (52)
  • East Jefferson General Hospital, Jefferson LA (50)
  • DRS Technologies, Richland Township PA (50)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, East Syracuse NY (48)
  • 3C Alliances, Wake County NC (45)
  • AB Automotive Incorporated, Matthews NC (43)
  • Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty, Jacksonville FL (41)
  • The Boston Public Library system, Boston MA (40)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City UT (40)
  • BD Medical 4665 North Ave, Oceanside CA (35)
  • The Indiana Department of Transportation, Indianapolis IN (30)

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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