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January 6, 2009

Air India has terminated 9 hostesses for being overweight

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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”.

January 3, 2009

Motorola to lay off 3,000 as part of $800M in cuts for 2009

According to Computerworld: “Motorola Inc. officials confirmed that $800 million in cuts planned for 2009 will require laying off about 3,000 workers, with a little more than two-thirds of those job cuts coming from the handset division.

About 3,000 layoffs will be made globally “across all businesses and functions” with a “little over two-thirds of these layoffs in the handset division,” a spokeswoman said in an e-mail.”

  • Layoffs primarily to come from handset division
  • Motorola had 66,000 employees at the end of 2007

December 31, 2008

Microsoft asked to lay off over 9,000 employees

According to Yahoo News, India: “The world’s top software firm Microsoft has been asked to cut its workforce by 10%, or about 9,100 employees, to tell the market that profits are more important than revenue growth in difficult times.”
“Earlier in October, Microsoft had put in place a hiring freeze on some of its divisions, such as entertainment and devices businesses that make products like X-Box and Zune.”

  • The software giant had close to 91,000 employees on its payrolls at the end of July-September quarter.
  • Microsoft is scheduled to release its second-quarter results for the fiscal year 2008-09 on January 22.
  • Brokerage firm Oppenheimer and Co’s analyst Brad Reback has said in a report on Microsoft that such layoff exercise “would be a healthy move for the company.

December 16, 2008

India: Mass IT Layoffs in December 2008

According to LayOffBlog.com information from different sources:

Mastek Ltd (Mumbai, India): 200 positions lost  (75% in recruitments);

Zapak (Mumbai, India): 45 positions (about 25% of total workforce);

Tanla Software Solutions (Hyderabad, India): 200 IT consultant, PM positions (about 50% of total workforce);

Wipro Technologies (Bangalore, India): 1400 IT consultants will be affected;

JBA Infotech Pvt Ltd (Bangalore, India): to cut 75 IT consultant positions;

Gupta Equities Pvt Ltd (Bangalore, India): 50 IT and Sales employees will be affected;

HP-STSD (Bangalore, India): 350 management positions will be eliminated;

Infor Global Solutions (Bangalore, India): 60 full-time positions (IT, mid-level management) will be cut.

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