Archive for January, 2009

More temporary layoffs at Belvidere Chrysler Plant (WREX-TV Rockford)

Workers weigh their options after another series of layoffs hits the Belvidere Chrysler Plant.

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BNSF says most layoffs completed (The Galesburg Register-Mail)

Although the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. reported Jan. 21 plans to reduce its workforce by about 2,500 employees during the first quarter of 2009 — across its entire system — a BNSF spokesman said Friday that most of the layoffs have already taken place. The railroad has about 41,000 employees.

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Putting news of job cuts into perspective (San Francisco Chronicle)

Earnings season has turned into layoff season. Over the past two weeks, as public companies have been reporting their often-dismal fourth-quarter results, many have announced an alarming number of staff reductions, sometimes reaching into the tens of…

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Lynch’s layoffs: Tough talk for tough times (New Hampshire Union Leader)

Gov. John Lynch on Thursday called state employee layoffs “unavoidable” this year. Perhaps sobriety is finally returning to the state budget process.

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Bracing for cuts, layoffs (Boston Globe)

Cities and towns braced for layoffs and service reductions after Governor Deval Patrick late last month announced the most Draconian local aid cuts in years.

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AOL to Layoff Workforce (Overclockers Club)

Because of the economy, as all the recent reports have been regarding layoffs, AOL will be dropping approximately ten percent of its workforce. While this number represents 700 employees to the company, it will also be elimination marit-pay increases. AOL is blaming the layoff plans on the decrease in advertising that companies as a whole are making. It seems also that it is doing so bad, the …

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