Who’s Firing – Layoffs week ended 12-24-10

Dec 27 2010 in Employment Economy, Featured, 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 12-24-10.

For the past week transportation, financial service, energy and retail 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 12-24:

Transportation topped the list, as Woodbridge Transportation announced layoffs of over 1,114 employees while Faneuil cut over 270 tollway workers.

Financial services firm First Niagara cut 230 CT financial service jobs. Energy firm SpectraWatt announced layoffs of 117 workers. Retailer Syms cut just over 100 New Jersey warehouse 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 12/20/10.

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

Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 12/24/10:

  • Woodbridge Logistics, Woodbridge NJ (1,114)
  • Faneuil Inc, Orlando FL (270)
  • First Niagara Financial Group, Hartford CT and Various CT (230)
  • SpectraWatt, Wiccope NY (> 117)
  • Syms Corp, Secaucus NJ (108)
  • The Santa Clara County Housing Authority, Santa Clara CA (90)
  • City of East Orange NJ (> 82)
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL (80)
  • Trenton Fire Department, Trenton NJ (61)
  • The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Camden NJ (> 50)
  • Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus NJ (> 50)
  • The Crown III mine, Farmersville IL (37)
  • Hercules Cement, Stockerton PA (35 – 37)
  • The Merrill School, Wausau WI (35)
  • Rome Savings Bank, Rome NY (30 – 40)

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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