Who’s Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 2-4-11.
For the past week energy, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, education and automotive 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 2-4:
Energy topped the list, as it was reported that National Grid US is planning layoffs of up 1,200 workers throughout its US facilities, as part of an overall restructuring. Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer continues cutting jobs, this time laying off 1,100 Groton CT researchers.
Aerospace firm United Space Alliance continued cutting workers supporting the Kennedy Space Center, as it laid off 697 workers at Kennedy, Huntsville AL and Houston TX. Education firm Corinthian Colleges announced shedding 600 staffers across the US, as lower enrollments and restructuring of its online university caused the company to reduce costs. The Long Beach Unified School District laid off 429 staffers in the wake of closing two schools and increasing class sizes in order to meet lower school budgets.
Automotive and Truck OEM firm Faurecia cut 483 Dexter MO workers, responding to lower demand.
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 1/31/11.
Job seekers: You might want to look in greener pastures than these companies.
Organizations announcing or rumored layoffs for the week ended 2/4/11:
- National Grid US, Various US (1,200)
- Pfizer Inc, Groton CT (1,100)
- United Space Alliance, Kennedy Space Center FL, Huntsville AL, Houston TX (697)
- Corinthian Colleges, Various US (600)
- Faurecia Emissions Control, Dexter MO (483)
- Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach CA (429)
- Grocery Haulers, Avenel NJ (329)
- Sony Music Holdings, Pitman, NJ (300)
- Aetna, Various US (250)
- Tyco International, Shakopee MN (248)
- Cummins Filtration, Lake Mills IA (approx 200)
- West Point Home, Greenville AL (190)
- Sensata Technologies/Honeywell, Freeport IL (170)
- Penguin Windows, Mukilteo WA (160)
- NJ Casino Control Commission, Atlantic City NJ (155)
- RBS Sempra, Stamford CT (150)
- Results Customer Solutions, Lebanon MO (145)
- The Greatwide Dedicated Transport, Winter Haven FL (131)
- Apex Tool Group, Monroe NC (127)
- Ball Corp, Torrance CA (120)
- C3, Twin Falls ID (100)
- Premier Manufacturing, Cleveland OH (100)
- General Motors, Orion Township MI (87)
- Response Insurance, Meriden CT (70)
- Loparex, Cullman AL (70)
- Fosbel Ceramic Technologies, Brook Park OH (64)
- Kmart, North Plainfield NJ (64)
- McKesson, Cape Girardeau MO (57)
- Hercules Offshore, Lafayette LA (55)
- Sure Seal OPW Fluid Transfer Group, Mineral Point MO (55)
- Acme-McCrary, Asheboro NC (<54)
- Cook County Assessor Office, Chicago IL (53)
- The Kansas City Star, Kansas City MO (40)
- Riverland Medical Center, Ferriday LA (35)
- The Bee, Sacramento CA (32)
- SNBL USA, Everett WA (30)
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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