December 9, 2008

Forbes Layoff Tracker: 138,940 jobs lost since Nov. 1, 2008

According to Layoff tracker: “Number of layoffs since Nov. 1, 2008, at America’s 500 largest public companies: 138,940“.
December layoff updates (according to Forbes): Anheuser-Busch, 3M, Wyndham Worldwide, Dow Chemical, Legg Mason, Newsday (owned by Cablevision)

December 8, 2008

See if your company plans a big layoff in California

According to San Jose Mercury News: “California’s WARN law requires certain companies with more than 75 employees to provide 60 days advance notice of a plant closing or mass layoff involving 50 or more employees. Search our database by company to see if your employer has filed a notice and to see how many layoffs are planned in 2008 in each California city where it has a facility.

Searching only by city will show you the total number of planned 2008 layoffs reported by companies in the community.”

The database search tool for California layoffs, provided by California Employment Development Department, is available here:

December 5, 2008

November: Most jobs lost in 34 years

According to CNNMoney: “Payrolls shrink by 533,000, bringing 11-month decline to 1.9 million. Unemployment soars to 6.7%”.
“The economy shed 533,000 jobs in November, according to a government report Friday – bringing the year’s total job losses to 1.9 million.

November had the largest monthly job loss total since December 1974.”

December 1, 2008

Wall Street Journal mentioned in their Business Technology Blog

According to WSJ Business Technology blog: “Now that we can officially say we’re in a recession, it makes sense that there’s a resurgence of sites devoted to floundering companies.

We have to bleep out some names, but they include, Screwdd F-edStartups, It Died, Timely Demise and (which BizTech wrote about in October), in addition to TechCrunch’s longer-running deadpool.”

November 24, 2008

Thousands of layoffs in India

According to JobeeHive Layoff Counter, there are thousands of layoffs in India in high-tech sector: Globallogic, Navi Mumbai SEZ, Puravankara Projects, HSBC India, Sapient, Caritor India, etc.

November 20, 2008

Layoff Tracker update (11/20/2008)

According to TechCrunch Layoff Tracker(11/20/2008, 12:00 pm PST):

Total Layoffs Since August 27, 2008: 225
Total Employees: 77,151

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