March 23, 2009

Report: Mass Layoffs In February 2009

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Employers took 2,769 mass layoff actions in February that resulted in the separation of 295,477
, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during
the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

The number of mass layoff events in February increased by 542 from the prior month, while the number of associated initial claims increased by 57,575. Over the year, the number of mass layoff events increased by 1,100, and the associated initial claims increased by 112,439.

In absolute, not seasonally adjusted terms, however, the number of layoffs decreased significantly in most states.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Report [pdf]

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:

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