Tag Archives: layoffs

No-Fly Zone

Airline industry, workforce approaching crisis as travel continues to suffer American Airlines announced this week that it anticipates furloughing almost 20,000 workers by October 1. That would be standout news if it weren’t extremely common for the industry right now. Between voluntary mitigations including scaled-back hours, buyouts, and temporary leaves of absence designed to avoid […]

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The Fallen & Furloughed

A net look at coronavirus’ effect on the global workforce As COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 1 million Tuesday, a national nightmare continued for the average American worker. Hotels, airlines, restaurants, clothing stores, entertainment venues…things often described as representative of American excess, are among the hardest hit with layoffs. And it’s making us […]

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N.J. Gives Fair WARNing

Notification period now 90 days, part-time employees now counted New Jersey became the first state to draft legal requirements for laid off employees this month, due to take effect in July of this year. The law expands upon the original WARN Act of 1988, and will increase prenotification time and require severance pay in “certain […]

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Foiled By Tin

Two major steel manufacturers forced to lay off workers again Steelmakers U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal both announced layoffs this past week in response to a tin shortage. ArcelorMittal “temporarily” laid off 100 workers, which is around 13% of its workforce, at its tin-plating facility in Weirton, West Virginia August 20. The Luxembourger company had no […]

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Koyo Shutdown

Bearings company’s Cleveland area facility to close JTEKT North America Corp., the company formed from the merger of bearings manufacturer Koyo Seiko and Toyodo Machine Works in 2006, is closing its facility in Westlake, Ohio, the company said in a WARN letter to the state. The company last year announced plans to close the Westlake […]

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Spin Cycle

Whirlpool confirms layoffs; specifics remain murky Whirlpool’s namesake might represent the what’s happening to years of job security for employees at multiple locations: Down the drain. The washing machine manufacturer’s Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Mich., locations were confirmed to be in the process of layoffs as of February 2. The South Bend Tribune was […]

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Hog Wash

Harley-Davidson to shut down Kansas City plant, lay off 800 The most recognizable motorcycle manufacturer in the world, a brand long representative of American culture, will shut down a heartland facility by 2019 at the expense of 800 employees. Harley-Davidson announced Tuesday it will close its Kansas City production premises by next summer. Part of a […]

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Small Town, Big Plant

Printing company layoffs hit Long Prairie, Minnesota In a harsh blow to plant workers, small communities, and print publishing alike, the city of Long Prairie, Minnesota is losing one of its largest private employers. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported Wednesday that LSC Communications, a Chicago-based spinoff of Fortune 500 printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., is […]

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Join the Club

Sam’s Club layoffs nationwide show no mercy Walmart‘s customers and employees joined the ranks of the disgruntled January 11 when the company announced plans to close at least 63 of its Sam’s Club stores across the US and in Puerto Rico. Multiple reports of abrupt store closings started last Thursday—the same day parent company Walmart […]

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GE Will Cut 12,000 Jobs

Cuts will come from GE Power; at least half will be in Europe General Electric will eliminate approximately 12,000 positions from its power division, GE Power, affecting both professional and production employees, the company announced today. The “headcount reductions,” as GE calls them, are a result of prior miscalculations of the sectors demand for coal […]

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