Skip to comments.Layoffs Since The Election, Merry Christmas edition
Posted on 12/25/2012 9:41:52 PM PST by null and void
Since the election:
(Updated 12/25/12 at 7:30 PM PST)
Layoffs and closures. Number of jobs lost listed where reported. USA only
|Week of||to||# Laid off||Running total||Notes|
|Organization||Location||# Laid off||Running total||Sector||Notes||Date|
|Brevard Schools||Brevard Co, FL||400||400||Education||12/19/12|
|Capital Jewelers||Carson, NV||400||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|Office Max||Cerritos, CA||400||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|Brooks Automation||Chelmsford,, MA||100||500||Manufacturing||12/19/12|
|The Field Museum||Chicago, IL||500||Museum||12/19/12|
|Mitch's Chicago Style Grill||Grayslake, IL||500||Restaurant||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|The Hanover Corectional Center||Hanover, VA||500||Government||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|Umatilla Chemical Depot||Hermiston, OR||178||678||Defense||12/19/12|
|Krutz Jewelers||Leechburg, PA||795||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|Staples||Little Neck, NY||795||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|LaVon's Hallmark||Mandan, ND||795||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|The New Beginnings Educational Inst||Mount Vernon, NY||945||Education||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|The Super Fresh Supermarket||Plainsboro, NJ||945||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|KTVX/ABC 4||Salt Lake City, UT||945||Media||12/19/12|
|City College of San Fransisco||San Fransisco, CA||12||957||Education||12/19/12|
|Second Time's The Charm||St. Michaels, MN||957||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|The Sturgis Elevator Co||Sturgis, SD||957||Food||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|Avenue||West Babylon, NY||957||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/19/12|
|Liberty Medical Supplies||250||1,807||Health||12/19/12|
|Pura Vida Restaurant & Bar||, GA||1,807||Restaurant||Closure, no number reported||12/20/12|
|General Dynamics Corp.||Charlottesville, VA||84||1,891||Defense||12/20/12|
|Cal's Bar||Chicago, IL||1,891||Entertainment||Closure, no number reported||12/20/12|
|Cleveland ChopHouse & Brewery||Cleveland, OH||1,891||Restaurant||Closure, no number reported||12/20/12|
|Niche Inc.||New Bedford. MA||360||2,321||Defense||12/20/12|
|Klingenberg's Hardaware & Paint||Newport, KY||2,321||Restaurant||Closure, no number reported||12/20/12|
|Post Office||Reno, NV||2,321||Government||Closure, no number reported||12/20/12|
|Yo Boys Frozen Yoghurt||Teaneck, NJ||2,321||Restaurant||Closure, no number reported||12/20/12|
|Floyd's Record Shop||Ville Platte, LA||2,321||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/20/12|
|Morning Grind||Austin, MN||2,321||Restaurant||Closure, no number reported||12/21/12|
|Cooper Green Mercy Hospital||Birmingham, AL||200||2,521||Health||including the CEO||12/21/12|
|Idaho National Laboratory||Idaho Falls, ID||300||2,821||Government||12/21/12|
|Sizzler||Lake Elsinore, CA||2,821||Restaurant||Closure, no number reported||12/21/12|
|Animal Crackers Pets||Sarasota, FL||2,821||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/21/12|
|Kermet Corp.||Simpsonville, SC||10||2,831||Electronics||12/21/12|
|Grace Baptist Clothes Closet||St Helens, OR||2,831||Religious Inst.||Closure, no number reported||12/21/12|
|Belvidere School District||2,831||Government||Closure, no number reported||12/21/12|
|URS Corp||Ft Meade, MA||2,831||Construction||12/22/12|
|Kales||Kewaunee, WI||2,831||Retail||Going on line||12/22/12|
|Blockbuster||Macon, GA||2,831||Entertainment||Closure, no number reported||12/22/12|
|The Milford School||Milford-Miami TWP, OH||8||2,839||Education||Janitors||12/22/12|
|Sam Adato's Drum Shop||San Fransisco, CA||2,839||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/22/12|
|Tuscon Unified School District||Tucson, AZ||2,839||Education||11 schools to close||12/22/12|
|PB Industries||Vestal, NY||48||2,887||Manufacturing||Facility closure||12/23/12|
|Opinionology Market Research||Rexburg, ID||100||2,987||Call Center||Facility closure||12/23/12|
|NationsHealth||Gahhanna, OH||61||3,048||Distribution center||Facility closure||12/23/12|
|Kenco Logistics||Lockbourne, OH||140||3,188||Distribution center||Facility closure||12/23/12|
|Dari-Farms Ice Cream Co. Inc.||Tolland, MA||76||3,264||Food||12/24/12|
|The Halmark Store||Albany, GA||3,264||Retail||Closure, no number reported||12/24/12|
I've gone back through my data base and eliminted non-USA job losses where possible, some US losses may have been subtracted from the totals where losses were reported as "worldwide, without breaking out domestic jobs.
Last week I said "My guess, and it is purely a guess, is that the real number is roughly twice what I've been able to track. BLS reports as if the month ends on the 13th, my hard count number for this interval would be about 76,000, if my guesstimate on the real number being twice as high is close, the BLS should report about 155,000 on January 7th.
Removing possible foreign job losses adjusts that figure downward to approximately 68,000. Based on that and my guestimate of the non-WARN numbers, BLS should report about 136,000. It will be interesting to see the final "official" number
In the interests of saving FR's bandwidth I'm only posting this weeks raw data. I will send an Excell spread sheet of all my data to anyone who Freepmails me their addy and requests it.
These are only numbers. Its not like its real people.
Liberty Medical laid off at two locations, Salem, VA and Port St Lucie, FL. The total for both locations was 450, raising the weekly total to 3,435
Pura Vida Restaurant & Bar is in Atlanta, GA.
Just bumps in the road.
Hey ‘cmon, unemployment benefits are the best economic stimulus according to Pelosi. We haven’t had enough layoffs yet to really stimulate the economy! ;-/
lost my job November 26th...
Anyway, sorry to hear that, I’ve been out for a while.
Wait until the ‘seasonal’ layoffs begin - where companies lay off the special help they got on board for Christmas.
I have a sneaky suspicion that the ‘seasonal’ layoffs will greatly exceed the number of ‘seasonal’ workers that were hired in the first place.
Me too. Had a special Christmas dinner from the corner convenience store. A jalapeno dog, sausage dog, donut (hey gotta have sugar and calories, and some Mountain Dew Code Red). And I gave most of the jalapeno dog and sausage dog to my two pet dogs.
Yep, everything is great in America with this “improving economy”.
Yeah. The day the new taxes and regulations kick in - January 1st - more than a few companies will discover just how expensive it is to keep people on the payroll.
That’s when the “seasonal” layoffs will really start in ernest.
“lost my job November 26th...”
I’m sorry tarawa - I’ll pray for you and your family.
I’ve been “repurposed” at my company - although painful; I am still working.
Had a turkey sandwich on Thanksgiving.
For some variety and because it was Christmas, I had a ham sandwich yesterday.
Layoffs are beginning to be standard news, but his is noteworthy in the fact that his extensive department was moved lock, stock and droids to Poland!
The difference between the local state and federal governments in the US and the Russian Mafia in Poland?
When you pay the Russian Mafia “protection “ money, they leave you alone!
Actually, the State of Texas. It was politically motivated, as some folks felt rather empowered after the election to get rid of anyone that disagreed with them.
Still, I'm actively seeking employment in Texas.
How do your prospects look?
I can introduce you to a Texas based headhunter if you'd like.
Had a couple of interviews early on, but not much came of those. I really didn’t expect to hear back on much during December, because of the holidays, but we will see how January does. Right now I am trying to call in some contacts of mine to see if they know anyone in the Travis County Emergency Mgmt Dept, as there is a position there that I think I am well qualified for, but want to find out exactly what they are looking for on their application. Other than that, I’m still averaging 6-10 applications a week.
Excellent! hang in there!
A local restaurant that a buddy of mine owns just told me they are trying to stay afloat. I hope and pray he makes it, but it isn’t looking good if he is talking like that just coming out of the December rush.
I hope he can survive. The raw statistics I report here miss a hundred heartbreaking stories. Many of the places are shops and restaurants that have operated for decades or even over a century. Any failed business is bad, but there’s something especially poignant about an interview with a middle-aged or older restauranteur who talks about his grandfather starting the business when he was a young man new to America.
My wife was just talking about how tight our budget is and that we have to buy a new car. I had to remind her that 1). I am not getting a raise this year and 2). The Obama tax increases (Obamacare and hidden taxes) are going to reduce our income, not to mention that the price of everything is going up. 2013 looks gloomy.
BTW, the big scare right now has been the subsidies on milk ending and milk going up to 7 per gallon. The republicans should let it happen and blame everyone who voted for Obama and Democrats. Make a huge stink about it.