December 23, 2008

Florida companies to layoff 2,000+ in Jan-Feb 2009

According to WARN filings in Florida for the first two months of 2009, more than 2000 jobs are to be cut at the beginning of the next year.

The largest layoffs are scheduled at:

JPMorgan Chase Bank in Melbourne – 300 employees
Chromalloy Gas Turbine, LLC in Fort Walton Beach – 257 employees
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation in Live Oak – 505 employees

See the Florida’s 2008 Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Notices for the full list.

December 2, 2008

JPMorgan Chase to cut 250 jobs in Jacksonville, FL

According to Jacksonville Business Journal:”About 250 Jacksonville jobs from JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual Inc. will be eliminated as a result of JPMorgan’s acquisition of Washington Mutual in September.

About 2,500 employees will continue to work at the combined mortgage banking operations, said JPMorgan Chase spokeswoman Nancy Norris. JBMorgan Chase announced Monday the elimination of about 9,000 Washington Mutual positions across the country as it consolidates operations following the takeover of the failing mortgage lender.”

December 1, 2008

JPMorgan Chase to cut 9,200 WaMu jobs

According to CNN: “JPMorgan Chase said Monday it plans to lay off 9,200 employees at Washington Mutual, the failed savings and loan that the New York City-based banking giant bought in September.

Once the largest savings and loan in the country, Seattle-based WaMu collapsed due to bad bets on mortgages, resulting in the largest bank failure in U.S. history.”

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