We’ve been conducting research on organizational downsizing for more than two decades, but even so, it is next to impossible to keep up to date on downsizing activity in the U.S. and around the globe. Nonetheless, we’ll post here some of the downsizing efforts taking place that we don’t comment on elsewhere in our blog. Here are some of them:
General Mills Unveils Restructuring, Job Cuts
Capital One to lay off 850 employees in Salinas
Bank Of America Plans To Lay Off 2000 Senior Bankers: Report
Frontier Airlines files formal layoff notice for 129 Milwaukee job cuts
First Solar plans to lay off 2000 workers, California-ordered cuts will shutter 56 courtrooms, lay off 350
Sony confirms 10000 layoffs as part of ‘One Sony’ initiative, Hawker Beechcraft warns employees of 350 layoffs
Sony to cut an estimated 10,000 jobs.
PPG to cut 2,000 jobs, J.C .Penney to lay off 14% of its headquarters staff.
Dow Chemical plans to lay off 900, Yahoo Layoffs To Start This Week,
T-Mobile to lay off 1900 employees,
Jackson Memorial to layoff over 1000 workers, Union reports layoffs at IBM.
2-9-12: Pepsi to cut workforce by 3% or 8700 employees in 30 different countries.
Supervalu to Layoff 800, 200 in Minnesota
Verizon to lay off 336 employees in New Jersey, Bose laying off 200
Sub-Zero Releases Layoff Information involving 100 employees, P&G marketing layoffs new sign of the times, expert says,
1-25-12: UPS plans 400 layoffs at northern Ky. facility
1-24-12: Texas Instruments to close 2 plants in cost-cutting move that will lay off about 1000 employees.
1-18-12: Kraft to lay off 1600 in 2012, Oakland gives layoff notices to 2500 city workers, BMO Harris Bank to lay off 350.
1-12-12: MetLife to lay off more than 800 in Irving, TX, Archer Daniels To Lay Off 1000 Jobs , Sanofi Canada to lay off 100 employees, CSC to lay off 114 local employees
1-5-11: Health Plus in Virginia to lay off almost 900 employees, UMMC to lay off 115 workers, leave unfilled positions vacant.
1-4-12: Northrop Grumman layoffs planned for Fort Hood, Philly schools send layoff notices to 1400, The potential hidden costs behind temporary layoffs (Canada),
12-29-11 102 Holiday Inn hotel workers in Charlotte, NC get layoff notices. No, make that Hawaii Medical Center layoffs number 500.
12-23-11: Hawaii Medical Center to lay off employees on Christmas Eve
12-22-11: Vulcan to layoff 200, consolidate regions, Harley asks for layoff volunteers, Attleboro metals company announces layoffs
12-20-11: Harley-Davidson offers voluntary layoffs in Wisconsin
Harley-Davidson Inc. is offering voluntary layoffs to hourly workers at three plants in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area to reduce staff by about 26 percent, giving itself flexibility to hire seasonal workers.
Nassau OKs over 300 layoffs
The Nassau County Legislature voted along party lines Monday to approve the layoff of more than 300 municipal employees by year’s end.
Jefferson County, Alabama eliminating hundreds of jobs
12-16-11: Morgan Stanley to Cut 1600 Jobs, AT&T passes out 100 layoff notices
12-13-11: Tampa Tribune begins layoff of 165, NPR Reports two Make It Through Five Layoffs In Five Years, Postal Service downsizing will be messy,
12-11-11: Mosinee Factory Closure.
12-8-11: AstraZeneca to lay off another 1,250 employees in the U.S..
12-7-11: Citigroup To Layoff 4500 Employees, To Take $400 Mln Charge, Bristol Compressors Announces Major Layoff.
12-2-11: Ingalls Shipyard to lay off 500 non-union employees, Wisconsin Public Service to lay off 74 union employees.
11-30-11: In Germany, Eon to eliminate 11,000 jobs and Manroland to file for bankruptcy.
11-23-11: U.S. Navy to lay off 3,000 mid-career sailors, Ovonic Energy Products, Motiva to lay off 500, Nokia to downsize its global workforce by 17,000 or 23%.
11-22-11: Sikorsky to cut workforce another 3%, Booth Newspapers and MLive.com to cut workforce in half, The Wilderness Society to cut staff by 17%.
11-20-11: City of Detroit to lay off 1,000, reduce workforce by 9%, Citizens Financial Group.
11-18-11: UBS to downsize investment banking unit by 11 percent by 2016.
11-17-11: Citigroup to lay off more than 3000, Pella Corp., ITT Exelis,
11-16-11: Stryker Corp. to lay off 5% of its workforce worldwide, Capella University to lay off 4%, Nassau University Medical Center.
11-13-11: Women’s clothier Christopher & Banks to close 100 stores and lay off 7% of its HQ staff.
11-12-11: Dozens of layoffs at CNN, 300 laid off at Hawker Beechcraft.
11-11-11: Simplot to lay off at least 800.
11-10-11: Andesen Corp. to lay off 250,
Adobe lays off 750, Excite Technologies in Tennessee.
11-8-11: Lansing, Michigan police slower to respond, make fewer arrests after layoffs.
11-3-11: Element K, AMD to cut 10% or 1,400 jobs, Gameforge, and 3500 layoffs avoided in New York as a result of a new deal with the Public Employees Federation union.
11-1-11: Kudelski Group to lay off nine percent (9%) of its workforce, Illinois’s Cook County, software developer Silicon Knights.
10-29-11: Whirlpool to downsize in Europe and North America by 10% or more than 5,000 jobs, Motorola, BuyWithMe, Clearwater Paper in Idaho, Hewlett-Packard may kill off WebOS and lay off 500 .
10-26-11: Mass layoffs in September affected 153,000 workers, and Procter and Gamble plans to downsize through early retirements, but not how much or why.
10-20-11: Amgen to lay off 226.
10-18-11: Kimberly-Clark, Babcock & Wilcox, Lowes Home Improvement to close 20 stores and lay off 2,000 employees, mass layoffs at Goldman Sachs,
10-10-11: Ararmark lay off 128 at Disney locations.
10-9-11: AstraZeneca to lay off 400 in Wilmington, DE.
10-8-11: BBC to downsize by 2,000 jobs over the next five years, Navistar by 130 jobs by year’s end, and NV Energy 100 jobs by spring of 2012.
10-7-11: Compensation Insurance Fund to lay off 30%, or 1,800.
10-5-11: Illinois companies to lay off 650 workers, and Friendly’s Ice Cream restaurants files for bankruptcy and will lay off 1,200 employees.
10-4-11: Hanford Nuclear Reservation to cut 1,000 jobs.
9-30-11: Nokia to cut 3,500 jobs.
9-29-11: Governor Andrew Cuomo sends layoff notices to first of almost 3,500 New York State employees to be laid off, and the union develops a proposal to try to avoid the layoffs.
9-28-11: MetroHealth Systems in Cleveland, OH to eliminate 450 jobs, cut $30 million in expenses over next two months; more than 500 Lockheed will lose their jobs as a result of previously announced downsizing of 1,500.
9-27-11: Novartis announces new, unspecified layoffs in addition to 2,500 already downsized in the past year, and Georgia Health Sciences University to lay off 150.
9-24-11: Red Bull Nascar Racing Team,
9-22-11: You’ve got to be kidding me: Hallmark Produces Layoff Greeting Cards.
Duke Energy-Progress Energy merger will lead to 2,000 jobs lost.
WIPP announces layoffs to start in October.
H-P Starts Layoffs in WebOS Unit, and has eliminated or will eliminate more than 34,000 jobs since 2005. Is it any wonder that H-P is considering getting rid of its CEO after he’s been on the job for only a few months, as reported in today’s WSJ??
United States Postal Service (USPS) would like to eliminate 120,000 employees.