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April 14, 2009

Qantas Forecasts Record Second-Half Loss, Plans 1,750 Job Cuts

Qantas Airways Ltd., Australia’s largest carrier, forecast a record second-half loss and will cut 1,750 jobs as demand for business and first-class travel plunges on the global recession.

The job cuts, equivalent to about 5 percent of the workforce, are the deepest since Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce took over five months ago. Qantas became the latest carrier to defer delivery of the Airbus SAS A380, the world’s largest commercial plane, amid the recession and a drop in premium travel since the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. last year.

Source: Bloomberg

March 25, 2009

Australia’s Qantas to cut 90 senior jobs

Qantas Airways Ltd, Australia’s top airline, moved to rein in costs with another round of job cuts, this time targeting its senior management team, to help it ride out the global financial crisis.

Qantas will shed 90 top management positions adding to 1,500 job cuts announced last year, it said on Wednesday.

The airline said in a statement it would a maintain a salary freeze and make a number of role changes for remaining managers.

Source: Reuters

March 3, 2009

Helicopter business to lay off 50

Edwards & Associates – a manufacturer affiliated with Bell Helicopter – has laid off 50 employees — 45 at a Piney Flats[,TN] subsidiary and five at its Bristol[,TN] headquarters — citing a declining demand for its “helicopter completion services.”

Edwards & Associates made the announcement this afternoon, and president Greg Williams said it was the first-ever layoff for the company’s Piney Flats subsidiary Aeronautical Accessories, which marks 30 years in business this year.

Source: Johnson City Press

February 20, 2009

Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA cuts 20% jobs

Brasil, Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA: The reduction in personnel represents approximately 20 percent of its 21,362 employees and is concentrated in the production and administrative areas, including the elimination of one layer in the management structure. The significant majority of the engineering workforce will be kept engaged in programs for development of new products and technologies, which will be kept unchanged, according to the company’s press-release (PDF document)

February 11, 2009

US Airways to cut 233 jobs

US Airways Group Inc. will eliminate 233 fleet-service and passenger-service positions in 10 cities. The company cites reduced flights, the loss of service contracts with other airlines and decreased attrition rates.

The majority of cuts are slated to occur in Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Tucson, Ariz. Affected employees will be offered jobs at other US Airways’ locations or severance pay.

Source: Charlotte Business Journal

February 10, 2009

UAL to move some jobs back from India to U.S.

Filed under: aviation,India,US — DF @ 5:03 pm
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According to Reuters, CNBC: “UAL Corp, parent of United Airlines, said on Tuesday it will fill 165 customer relations jobs — previously outsourced to India — in the United States. The move runs counter to the trend among U.S. companies of sending jobs overseas to save money.”

“The jobs will be located in Chicago and Hawaii. UAL, which cut 7,000 jobs last year and plans to cut 1,000 more this year, said the customer relations work outsourced to India a few years ago has been done by contractors.”

~News submitted by upthecreek

January 29, 2009

Cessna to layoff additional 2,000 workers.

Filed under: aviation,US — 7macaw @ 7:34 am
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Cessna CEO Jack Pelton notified employees today that the company will be cutting its workforce by an additional 2,000. On January 12th, Cessna announced 2,600 job cuts. This additional reduction brings the total to 4,600.

The company says the cuts will affect all Cessna facilities, and that it will close its Citation Service Facility in Toledo, Ohio.

Source: KSN3 News

January 28, 2009

Boeing Plans 10,000 Job Cuts

According to CNNMoney: “Boeing Co. lowered its 2009 earnings outlook on Wednesday to reflect weakening economy conditions, saying it plans to slash about 10,000 jobs as the aerospace giant weighs the possibility of a modest production cut for the year.”

“Earlier this month, Boeing said it plans to cut 4,500 jobs in commercial airplanes this year as it reins in costs, with most of the reductions in areas not directly related to airplane production”.

“In addition to the 787, Boeing announced delays in its 747-8 deliveries.”

January 21, 2009

United Airlines to lay off 1,000 more

Filed under: aviation,transportation,US — 7macaw @ 8:19 am
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United Airlines parent UAL Corp. said its quarterly net loss widened to $1.3 billion as the third-largest U.S. carrier paid above-market rates for fuel after incorrectly betting prices would rise. United said it would cut 1,000 additional jobs.

United’s decision to cut additional management and salaried jobs reflects efforts by carriers to control costs and conserve cash as demand declines in the recession. The airline last year said it would eliminate 6,500 unionized positions and 1,500 management and salaried jobs by the end of 2009.

Source: Bloomberg

January 6, 2009

Air India has terminated 9 hostesses for being overweight

Filed under: aviation,India — DF @ 2:20 pm
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According to BBC: “The air hostesses were taken off flying duty two to three years ago and put on ground duty They say they have now been told by the airline that it no longer has positions for them in ground jobs”.

Air India spokesman Jitendra Bhargava said that the women were between 11kg and 32kg overweight and that “all efforts to get them to reduce weight had failed”.

December 22, 2008

Textron To Cut 2,200 Jobs, Close Most Of Finance Unit

According to CNNMoney: “Textron Inc. said it will cut 2,200 jobs, or 5.5% of its worldwide work force, and will shut most of its commercial finance business to enhance its long-term liquidity position amid unstable credit markets.”

“Textron said it would use orderly liquidation and some sales to close all of Textron Financial Corp., except the part that helps finance customer purchases of Textron-manufactured products. Amid turmoil in world credit markets, Textron in October had said it would cut the size of its commercial finance business.”

“In announcing the job cuts, Textron, which makes Bell helicopters and Cessna jets, said it was expanding its cost-cutting program announced in October because of the declining economy.”

WARN: Layoff announcements in January – February 2009 in California Hi-Tech

According to California EDD WARN statistics, the following layoffs are scheduled for January – February 2009 in hi-tech companies with number of employees greater than 50:

ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, Location: SAN FRANCISCO, Layoff date: 2/3/09, Employees affected: 75

CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC, Location: SAN JOSE, Layoff date: 1/4/09, Employees affected: 245

NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION, Location: SANTA CLARA, Layoff date: 1/13/09, Employees affected: 151

PALM, INC, Location: SUNNYVALE, Layoff date: 1/19/09, Employees affected: 107

SANDISK CORPORATION, Location: MILPITAS, Layoff date: 1/11/09, Employees affected: 96

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, Location: MILPITAS, Layoff date: 1/3/09, Employees affected: 48
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, Location: MILPITAS, Layoff date: 4/3/09, Employees affected: 43

SHUTTERFLY, INC, Location: HAYWARD, Layoff date: 1/16/09, Employees affected: 70

SIEMENS, Location: LOS ANGELES, Layoff date: 1/30/09, Employees affected: 6

SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, Location: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 2

SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC
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Location: SACRAMENTO, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 3
Location: SACRAMENTO, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 2
Location: EL SEGUNDO, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 1
Location: EL SEGUNDO, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 1
Location: IRVINE, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 4
Location: IRVINE, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 3
Location: MENLO PARK, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 19
Location: MENLO PARK, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 6
Location: PLEASANTON, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 5
Location: PLEASANTON, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 7
Location: SAN DIEGO, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 2
Location: SAN DIEGO, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 2
Location: SAN FRANCISCO, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 4
Location: UNIVERSAL CITY, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 1

SYMANTEC:
Location: CUPERTINO, Layoff date: 1/19/09, Employees affected: 55
Location: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Layoff date: 1/13/09, Employees affected: 38

VISHAY SILICONIX, Location: SANTA CLARA, Layoff date: 2/6/09, Employees affected: 97

VIRGIN MOBILE USA, Location: WALNUT CREEK, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 192

THE BOEING COMPANY:
Location: ANAHEIM, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 5
Location: ANAHEIM, Layoff date: 1/22/09, Employees affected: 2
Location: EL SEGUNDO, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 8
Location: EL SEGUNDO, Layoff date: 1/22/09, Employees affected: 3
Location: HUNTINGTON BEACH, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 19
Location: HUNTINGTON BEACH, Layoff date: 1/22/09, Employees affected: 42
Location: LONG BEACH, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 50

Source: California EDD WARN

December 17, 2008

Teleflex to cut 150 jobs

According to Reuters: “Diversified manufacturer Teleflex Inc said it would cut about 150 net positions and take related charges, as it tries to address an expected continued weakness in the marine and industrial markets.

The company expects related charges of $10 million to $12 million before income taxes by the end of 2009, of which about 50 percent would be non-cash. It sees a charge of about $2 million for the fourth quarter.”

“Teleflex operates in medical, aerospace, and commercial segments”.

December 16, 2008

Airline employment fell 5.7 percent in October

According to AP and Forbes: “The nation’s airlines cut jobs by 5.7 percent in October to the lowest total since 1993 as they operated fewer flights than a year ago, according to a federal report Tuesday.”
“The agency said U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 394,300 full-time workers in October. Two part-time workers are counted as one full-time employee.”

According to comments: “The biggest cuts by percentage were at United Airlines, down 9.9 percent; Delta, 5.7 percent; and Northwest, 5.1 percent. US Airways cut 5 percent of its work force; American trimmed 3.9 percent; and Continental Airlines cut 3.8 percent. Alaska Air grew by 0.2 percent.”

December 9, 2008

Finnair to temporarily lay off 1,700 workers to cut costs

(Finland) According to AP and IHT: “Finnair PLC plans to temporarily lay off up to 1,700 cabin stewards and air hostesses next year to cut costs, airline officials said Tuesday.”

“The staggered layoffs, mostly in April and May 2009, will last about two weeks, airline spokeswoman Kati Lehesmaa said.”

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