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January 2, 2009

Layoffs at America’s 500 largest public companies (Wrap-up for December 2008)

Filed under: FYI,General,News,US,worldwide — DF @ 9:56 pm
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Total count: 106,988

Layoffs wrap-up for December, 1 – 29, 2008:

  1. AMD (nyse: AMD), Layoff announced: 12/29/08, Employees affected: 100
  2. Johnson Controls (nyse: JCI), Layoff announced: 12/23/08, Employees affected: 125
  3. Las Vegas Sands (nyse: LVS), Layoff announced: 12/23/08, Location: Macau, Employees affected: 500
  4. Parker-Hannifin (nyse: PH), Layoff announced: 12/22/08, Employees affected: 405
  5. Eaton (nyse: ETN), Layoff announced: 12/22/08, Employees affected: 331
  6. Genworth Financial (nyse: GNW), Layoff announced: 12/19/08, Location: worldwide, Employees affected: 1,000
  7. Electronic Arts (nasdaq: ERTS), Layoff announced: 12/19/08, Employees affected: 1,000
  8. Sovereign Bancorp (nyse: SOV), Layoff announced: 12/19/08, Employees affected: 1,000
  9. Omnicom Group (nyse: OMC), Layoff announced: 12/18/08, Employees affected: 3,000
  10. Caterpillar (nyse: CAT), Layoff announced: 12/18/08, Employees affected: 814
  11. Ryder System (nyse: R), Layoff announced: 12/17/08, Location: South America, Employees affected: 3,100
  12. Western Digital (nyse: WDC), Layoff announced: 12/17/08, Employees affected: 2,500
  13. Aetna (nyse: AET), Layoff announced: 12/17/08, Employees affected: 1,000
  14. Bristol-Myers Squibb (nyse: BMY), Layoff announced: 12/17/08, Employees affected: 3,700 (in addition to 10% cut in back in July)
  15. CBS Corp (nyse: CBS), Layoff announced: 12/16/08, Employees affected: 30
  16. Merrill Lynch (nyse: MER), Layoff announced: 12/15/08, Employees affected: 400 (amateur brokers-in-training)
  17. Charles Schwab (nasdaq: SCHW), Layoff announced: 12/15/08, Employees affected: 100
  18. Union Tank Car Company (majority owned by Berkshire Hathaway (nyse: BRK.A)), Layoff announced: 12/13/08, Employees affected: 130
  19. Masco (nyse: MAS), Layoff announced: 12/12/08, Employees affected: 500
  20. International Paper (nyse: IP), Layoff announced: 12/12/08, Employees affected: 1,500
  21. Las Vegas Sands (nyse: LVS), Layoff announced: 12/12/08, Location: Las Vegas area, Employees affected: 216
  22. Bank of America (nyse: BAC), Layoff announced: 12/11/08, Employees affected: 35,000 (over three years)
  23. Whirlpool (nyse: WHR), Layoff announced: 12/11/08, Employees affected: 150
  24. Dal-Tile (owned by Mohawk Industries (nyse: MHK)), Layoff announced: 12/10/08, Location: Gettysburg, Pa, Employees affected: 105
  25. Procter & Gamble (nyse: PG), Layoff announced: 12/10/08, Closure of Clairol plant, Employees affected: 320
  26. Praxair (nyse: PX), Layoff announced: 12/9/08, Employees affected: 1,600
  27. Anheuser-Busch (nyse: BUD), Layoff announced: 12/8/08, Location: US nationwide, Employees affected: 1,400; Contractors affected: 415
  28. 3M (nyse: MMM), Layoff announced: 12/8/08, Employees affected: 2,300
  29. Wyndham Worldwide (nyse: WYN), Layoff announced: 12/8/08, Employees affected: 4,000
  30. Dow Chemical (nyse: DOW), Layoff announced: 12/8/08, Closure of 20 plants, Employees affected: 5,000 (11% of staff)
  31. Legg Mason (nyse: LM), Layoff announced: 12/5/08, Employees affected: 200 (8% of staff)
  32. Newsday (owned by Cablevision (nyse: CVC)), Layoff announced: 12/5/08, Employees affected: 100
  33. Staples (nasdaq: SPLS), Layoff announced: 12/19/08, Employees affected: 140
  34. General Motors (nyse: GM), Layoff announced: 12/5/08, Employees affected: additional 2,000
  35. Steel Dynamics (nasdaq: STLD), Layoff announced: 12/4/08, Employees affected: 65
  36. Cummins (nyse: CMI), Layoff announced: 12/5/08, Employees affected: 500
  37. Windstream (nyse: WIN), Layoff announced: 12/4/08, Employees affected: 170
  38. NBC Universal, Layoff announced: 12/4/08, Employees affected: 500 (3% of workforce)
  39. DuPont (nyse: DD), Layoff announced: 12/4/08, Employees affected: 2,500
  40. AT&T (nyse: T), Layoff announced: 12/4/08, Employees affected: 12,000 (4% of workforce)
  41. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (nyse: FCX), Layoff announced: 12/3/08, Location: New Mexico mine, Employees affected: 600
  42. Pratt & Whitney (owned by United Technologies (nyse: UTX)), Layoff announced: 12/3/08, Employees affected: 350
  43. Gannett (nyse: GCI), Layoff announced: 12/3/08, Employees affected: 2,000
  44. Adobe Systems (nasdaq: ADBE), Layoff announced: 12/3/08, Employees affected: 600
  45. Jefferies Group (nyse: JEF), Layoff announced: 12/3/08, Employees affected: 300 (13% of workforce)
  46. Viacom (nyse: VIA), Layoff announced: 12/3/08, Employees affected: 850
  47. United States Steel (nyse: X), Layoff announced: 12/2/08, Employees affected: 3,500
  48. JPMorgan Chase (nyse: JPM), Layoff announced: 12/1/08, Employees affected: 9,200 (21% of WaMu staff)
  49. PepsiCo (nyse: PEP), Layoff announced: 12/1/08, Location: Oklahoma Gatorade plant, Employees affected: 87

Sources: Forbes, Reuters

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  2. You have left out Circuit City, they are laying off 34,000 workers all over the country. My husbands ditribution center was shut down 1 week ago, they laid off 200 workers from there so far.

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