Caterpillar: 21,200 jobs
Eastman Kodak: 3,500 to 4,500 jobs
Cessna Aircraft: 2,000 more jobs for a total of 4,600 jobs
StarBucks: 7,000 more jobs (Jan. 28th)
Boeing: 10,000 jobs (Jan. 28th)
Target: 9 percent of its headquarters staff, shut a distribution center in Little Rock, Ark, impose a salary freeze for senior management and reduce planned store openings. (Jan 27th)
Corning: 3,500 jobs (Jan 27th)
Texas Instruments: 3,600 jobs (Jan 26th)
General Motors: Cutting shifts at 2 factories for roughly 2,000 job cuts.
Home Depot: 7,000 jobs and closing Expo Design chain.
Sprint-Nextel: 8,000 jobs
Pfizer: Pfizer announced Jan. 26 it will lay off 8,000 workers now, and as many as 12,000 more later, as it buys competitor Wyeth for $68 billion.
Harley-Davidson: Scaling back 1,100 jobs over 2 years.
Microsoft: 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months (Jan 23rd)
Huntsman Corp: (Chemical company) 1,175 job cuts by the end of this year (Jan 22)
United Airlines: 1,000 more jobs (Jan 22)
Williams-Sonoma: Williams-Sonoma announced Jan. 21 that it would cut 1,400 jobs, close a call center in Camp Hill, Penn., and a distribution facility in Memphis, Tenn.
Intel: As many as 6,000 job cuts (Jan 21)
bhpbilliton: (Mining) 6,000 jobs (Jan 21)
Yankee Candle: 330 jobs (Jan 21)
Ericsson: 5,000 jobs (Jan 21)
Eaton Corp.: 5,200 jobs (Jan 20)
Clear Channel Communications: 1,850 jobs (Jan 20th)
Warner Brothers: 800 jobs (Jan 20th)
Bose: 1,000 jobs (Jan 20th)
General Electric: Announcement to employees of intended layoffs, no public disclosure of how many, employs 75,000 people
Advanced Micro Devices: 1,100 workers (Jan 16th) - 9% of workforce
Hertz: 4,000 jobs (Jan 16th)
Wellpoint: (Health Insurer) 1,500 jobs (Jan 16th)
Saks Fifth Avenue: 1,100 Jobs (Jan 15th)
Google: 100 recruiting jobs (Jan 15th)
Delta Air Lines: 2,000 jobs (Jan. 15th)
Motorola: 4,000 more jobs (Jan 15th)
Neiman Marcus: 375 jobs (Jan 13th)
Seagate Technology: (Manufacturer of hard drives) 10% of workforce (no actual numbers given) (Jan 12th)
Walgreens: 1,000 corporate management jobs
EMC Corp: (World's largest manufacturer of external disc drives) 2,400 (Jan 7)
Alcoa: 13,500 jobs (Jan 6th)
That was the list for this year. There were more for the end of last year, but you get the picture. This is billions of dollars of lost employment wages - at least. All of these people are being or will be sent out into the cold - and then what? What is going to happen to those people? What is already happening to those that have already lost their jobs?
Where is this all going to end? I was thinking maybe I better go buy myself another large tent and camping equipment - might have to live in it someday. Our company continues to lay off people in smaller numbers, freeze on hiring and not replacing those that quit for whatever reason.
Just a little look at the reality going on in our little world.
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