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  • Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can

    11/10/2012 7:19:18 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-9-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can By Michael Snyder on November 9th, 2012 The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes. If you...
  • Momentive Inc. plans temporary layoffs for 150

    11/09/2012 12:50:28 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 5 replies
    About 150 workers at Sistersville's Momentive Performance Materials plant will be temporarily laid off later this month, officials said this week. Citing a reduction in customer demand and a weak economy, the company will lay off workers for a two week period beginning Nov. 12 and ending Nov. 25, with workers returning to the job Nov. 26. According to John Scharf, spokesperson for Momentive Performance Materials Inc., temporary layoffs due to reduced demand are commonplace in manufacturing. "There are slow downs like this at various times, where we don't receive many orders as other times of the year," he said....
  • W-B officials to announce mandatory layoffs

    11/09/2012 12:45:22 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 6 replies
    Wilkes-Barre city employees will know by the end of the week if their jobs are safe from furloughs during the final six weeks of the year, city officials said Wednesday. In October, the city asked its nearly 300 employees to take voluntary furloughs to patch a $2 million deficit. But the number of employees who accepted them by last Friday's deadline was not enough to solve the city's budget woes, forcing the city to resort to mandatory furloughs, city spokesman Drew McLaughlin said. McLaughlin said officials are still determining how they can reduce the work force without diminishing services. The...
  • 600 Layoffs At Groupon

    11/09/2012 12:42:05 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies
    Groupon is firing some employees today. A source familiar with the situation puts the number at 80. This is a significant number of people, obviously, but it's also a very small percentage of Groupon's 10,000+ global employees. Groupon is reporting Q3 earnings this evening. Management will presumably describe the details of these layoffs on the call. The source familiar with the situation suggests the cuts are part of a sales and marketing "optimization" effort that Groupon management alluded to on the last earnings call. UPDATE: Groupon disclosed that it has cut more than 600 jobs from its salesforce in the...
  • More layoffs announced at Anniston weapons incinerator

    11/09/2012 12:37:59 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache
    Anniston Star ^ | 11/9/12
    The company that operated Anniston’s chemical weapons incinerator has 50 fewer workers today as part of continuing efforts to close down the facility. According to a Wednesday press release from Westinghouse Anniston, the contractor responsible for shutting down the facility, the employee drawdown today will affect 50 workers at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. The facility reached another closure milestone and so no longer needs the labor. Workers there destroyed the last of Anniston’s chemical weapons stockpile in September 2011 and has been undergoing closure efforts ever since. The release states that the layoffs are expected to be a...
  • Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at three subsidiaries

    11/09/2012 12:35:24 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 7 replies
    WTOV ^ | 11/9/2012
    Steubenville, OH — NEWS9 got confirmation that Murray Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries will be laying off more than 150 employees. The company is citing President Barack Obama's administration as the main reason why the layoffs were made. In a letter given to employees, Bob Murray, company president, claimed several other reasons why this is being done. Specifically, he cited drastically reduced economic activity, reduced electric power consumption, total destruction of the coal industry by as early as 2030 and the enactment of twelve regulations pending from the Obama administration. Here's how the layoffs break down: 102 people are being...
  • 130 laid off in Minn. dairy plant closure

    11/09/2012 12:12:57 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies
    130 laid off in Minn. dairy plant closure by Mark Steil, Minnesota Public Radio WORTHINGTON, Minn. — New Ulm-based Associated Milk Producers Incorporated says it will close a plant in southwest Minnesota and lay off 130 employees. An AMPI official said its plant in Dawson will close sometime after Jan. 1, 2013. The plant makes cheese sauces and puddings that can be stored at room temperature. AMPI sold the "shelf stable" part of its business recently to Bay Valley Foods, but the Dawson plant itself was not included in the deal. AMPI communications director Sarah Schmidt said the company will...
  • Stanford brake plant to lay off 75

    11/09/2012 12:01:05 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 1 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 11/9/12
    arent company cites lower demand By Scott Sloan — ssloan@herald-leader.com The leader of an automotive parts plant in Lincoln County has told state officials that there are plans to lay off 75 workers starting in late December. The layoffs at Brake Parts LLC were disclosed Oct. 29 in a filing that government officials require before large layoffs. The layoffs are expected to start Dec. 28 and continue in the first quarter of 2013, plant manager Janet Smith wrote in the filing. The site produces automobile and truck disc brakes, according to a directory of manufacturing plants maintained by the state...
  • TurboCare, Oce laying off more than 220 workers

    11/08/2012 11:58:36 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies
    More than 220 workers in Manchester and East Hartford face layoffs in the coming weeks, according to notices filed with the state. TurboCare Inc., which makes parts for gas and steam turbines, plans to close its Manchester plant and lay off all 88 of its employees, a notice filed with the state Labor Department says. The plant, at 80 Sheldon Road opposite the Manchester post office, will close on Dec. 31, according to the filing, known as a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice, or WARN notice. The work is being moved to a company plant in Massachusetts, the notice says....
  • ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills

    11/08/2012 11:56:36 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache
    Star Telegram ^ | 11/9/12
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- ATI Schools & Colleges plans to lay off 172 employees by Dec. 31, according to notices sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. ATI is laying off 122 people at its home office at 6331 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills, according to an Oct. 31 letter citing the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988. That notice explains that ATI has decided to reduce its workforce at that location. An additional 50 people are expected to be laid off from ATI Career Training Center No. 30, at nearby 6351 Boulevard 26, according to...
  • SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

    11/08/2012 11:53:10 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 3 replies
    KPCC ^ | 11/9/12
    Not SpaceX directly. NASA is backing off from running its own missions - and is turning over the servicing of the International Space Station to commercial space companies like SpaceX. Elon Musk's Hawthorne-based startup just recovered the capsule from its first mission to the ISS on a $1.6 billion contract. But the money that NASA is spending on SpaceX and others who are offering lower-cost private missions is money it won't be spending on Rocketdyne, which was sold in July by parent company United Technologies to GenCorp for $550 million. So Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is lay ing off 100...
  • Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

    11/08/2012 11:50:49 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence Journal Co. laid off 23 full-time workers Wednesday as part of a cost-cutting effort, including 16 members of the Providence Newspaper Guild and 7 non-union employees. The cutback represents 5 percent of The Journal's workforce. The reductions come about two months after 11 employees accepted a voluntary separation offer. "Given a persistent softness in advertising revenue and the resultant impact on our earnings, it is necessary that we reduce our cost structure," said Howard G. Sutton, publisher, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "It is always...
  • CVPH lays off 17 as part of fiscal belt-tightening

    11/08/2012 11:48:33 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 3 replies
    PLATTSBURGH — CVPH Medical Center has handed pink slips to 17 employees. The layoffs — nine in management and eight hourly staffers — are part of an effort to “help bolster the hospital’s financial position in 2013 and beyond,” the hospital said in a statement. “We received direction from our Board of Directors to move forward in an in-depth and thoughtful fashion” to determine which positions would be cut, CVPH President Stephens Mundy said in an interview. “We made sure that we looked throughout the organization in making our decision.” The management cuts included a top-level administrator, though Mundy would...
  • New Energy Lays Off 40 Employees

    11/08/2012 11:42:54 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 Indiana's oldest ethanol plant has shut down indefinitely. New Energy Corp. President Russ Abarr said the plant shut down last week, resulting in the layoff of 40 employees. "We've been looking at what we can do and trying to avoid it," Abarr said. "The decision to lay off long-standing, dedicated employees of New Energy was extremely difficult. Abarr says an undetermined number of workers will stay on the job as the plant that opened in 1984 prepares to remain idle for at least several months. Abarr says he believes the plant will reopen sometime in...
  • 102 Utah miners laid off because of 'war on coal,' company says

    11/08/2012 11:28:29 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 5 replies
    Desert News ^ | 11/9/12
    EAST CARBON, Carbon County — A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners. The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election. The layoffs are necessary because of the president's "war on coal," the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney....
  • U.S. Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 local jobs

    11/08/2012 11:18:20 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 15 replies
    U.S. Cellular will sell markets including Chicago to units of Sprint Nextel Corp. for $480 million. The move will result in 980 job cuts at U.S. Cellular, with 640 in the Chicago area, according to a spokeswoman. The cuts are slightly under 12 percent of the approximately 8,400 total employees U.S. Cellular had at the end of the third quarter. The company plans to keep its headquarters in Chicago, President and CEO Mary Dillon said on a conference call this morning, according to a transcript. The Chicago White Sox also will continue to play at U.S. Cellular Field. "Our naming...
  • FirstEnergy to cut 400 jobs by 2016, cites lower prices, competition

    11/08/2012 11:05:40 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 3 replies
    AKRON, Ohio -- FirstEnergy expects to cut up to 400 jobs by 2016 as it struggles to stay profitable in a lackluster economy that has led to continued low demand and low power prices. Anthony Alexander, chief executive officer, revealed the coming job cuts Thursday during a public teleconference with financial analysts about the company's third quarter financial results. He said the reductions would be made through "normal attrition" beginning next year. FirstEnergy issued pink slips a week ago to 142 employees, but the actual number of positions eliminated was 200. The 58 other were open spots. Headquartered in Akron,...
  • Career Education cutting 900 jobs, closing 23 campuses

    11/08/2012 11:02:03 PM PST · by Arthurio · 4 replies
    Career Education Corp., owner of for-profit cooking school Le Cordon Bleu and health-care college Sanford-Brown, said Thursday it will cut 900 jobs and close 23 campuses. It made the announcement as it reported a $33.1 million net loss for the third quarter.
  • Mine Owner Blames Obama Administration for Layoffs (54 Fired Last Night)

    11/08/2012 10:51:22 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies
    GALATIA -- A local coal mine is cutting jobs and blaming it on politics. American Coal in Galatia laid off 54 miners on Wednesday, saying President Barack Obama's re-election is bad news for the coal industry. Layoffs are never easy for those losing their jobs, but for a region already economically depressed, the loss of 54 jobs cuts deeply. The sting is made all the more worse knowing the move could be politically motivated. "There is no question that the United States coal industry is being destroyed by the actions of Barack H. Obama," said Bob Murray, CEO of Murray...
  • Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base

    11/08/2012 10:50:33 PM PST · by Arthurio · 7 replies
    Updated: Nov 08, 2012 4:26 PM PST DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The Air Force says the cancellation of a computer modernization program will cost 115 contract employees their jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio. Base spokesman Daryl Mayer said Thursday that cancellation of the Expeditionary Combat Support System program also means that an additional 55 civilian and military employees will be reassigned from that program.
  • AMD Trims Austin Workforce - 400 Jobs Slashed

    11/08/2012 10:48:09 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 9 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 11/9/12
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. ( AMD ) has eliminated approximately 400 jobs from its Austin workforce in order to reduce operational costs. This layoff is an attempt by AMD to optimize its cost structure and thereby improve its competitiveness. The restructuring announcement came as part of AMD's third-quarter 2012 earnings release. The company had planned to eliminate 15% of its workforce, or about 1,800 jobs but did not mention local layoffs. The company had nearly 2,500 workers in Austin at the time. These layoffs are expected to reduce the cost base by 25% and generate total annualized cost savings of...
  • 100 Workers Lose Jobs As Caterpillar Closes Plant In Owatonna (Minnesota)

    11/08/2012 10:47:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 8 replies
    KAALTV ^ | 11-8
    (ABC 6 News) -- An announcement by Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday will cost 100 employees their jobs. The world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining equipment will close its plant in Owatonna. Workers we spoke with say their last day will be March 1st, 2013. Caterpillar Inc., or CAT, says the decision came as a response to weak demand for their forestry manufacturing equipment. "These decisions are never easy ones to announce/ they're not easy to hear so we understand and regret that- that our employees and their families are forced with this announcement," says CAT spokesperson, Rachel Potts.
  • TE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620

    11/08/2012 10:41:49 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 3 replies
    Biz Journal ^ | 11/9/12
    TE Connectivity, which makes electrical connectors for appliances and other devices, will close its factory in north High Point and eliminate 620 jobs, according to a company official. The closure and layoffs will happen in phases through the end of 2013, said Tom Peacock, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania-based firm said. TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) was known as Tyco Electronics until a name-change in 2011. Peacock said the closure of the facility will not impact the company’s other Triad facilities, and 50 employees from the closing factory will be transferred locally. TE Connectivity has three other Triad facilities. Peacock said...
  • More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 Jobs Cut)

    11/08/2012 10:38:17 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 3 replies
    A global wind company with offices in the Pacific Northwest has announced more layoffs. Vestas says it will cut an additional 3,000 jobs by the end of 2013. That nearly doubles the number of jobs the wind turbine company had planned to eliminate. Most recently Vestas it would layoff 3,700 people by the end of 2012. Vestas has not said where jobs will be cut from its global workforce, though some of the job eliminations happen as the company sells off some manufacturing facilities. That means workers will be employed through a different company. Vestas’ North American sales and service...
  • Cigna to Lay Off 1,300 Workers Worldwide

    11/08/2012 10:34:50 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 13 replies
    KTEN-TV ^ | 11/9/12
    DENISON,TX--- One international company with local offices will be eliminating jobs. Cigna announced November 1st that 1,300 jobs will be cut worldwide now through June 2013. A cigna rep says only a small number of these jobs will in Denison. He says most of the layoffs will occur in Europe. "The largest impact in the United States is going to be in our home state, where our headquarters is, in Connecticut of about 200 people. Then all the other actions are going to be smaller and spread throughout all of our offices and operations throughout the United States," Cigna Corporation's...
  • Ameridose to lay off hundreds of workers

    11/08/2012 10:32:23 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/9/12
    The shuttered sister company of the Framingham pharmacy at the center of the nation’s deadly meningitis outbreak is laying off hundreds of workers, including many permanently, as it struggles under a temporary closing order issued last month amid questions about its sterility process. Westboro-based Ameridose LLC notified workers in a letter that it would begin a “mass layoff” starting tomorrow, a process that will affect roughly 650 workers at the company and another 140 at the marketing company, Medical Sales Management, with which it works directly. The companies have the same owners as New England Compounding Center, the Framingham company...
  • CBO: Fiscal cliff will mean recession, rise in unemployment (Just do nothing and let it go)

    11/08/2012 6:15:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    politico ^ | 11/8/2012 | By STEVEN SLOAN
    The Congressional Budget Office offered a sobering assessment of the economic implications of plunging off the fiscal cliff Thursday, just as lawmakers prepare for a fight over taxes and spending. If Congress and the Obama administration allow scheduled tax increases and spending cuts to occur, the economy will shrink by 0.5 percent in 2013. The unemployment rate would soar to 9.1 percent — up from 7.9 percent today. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) asked for the report and said the findings are another reminder of the need to find an alternative to the tax increases and spending cuts...
  • CBO: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Trigger Recession (Oh well! America asked for it)

    11/08/2012 3:10:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/8/2012 | COREY BOLES
    The fiscal cliff would drive the U.S. economy back into recession next year and result in a jump in the jobless rate to 9.1% by the end of 2013, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office said. The CBO said economic output would drop by 0.5 percentage point in 2013 if Congress fails to act to avert the tax increases and spending cuts put in motion by an earlier deficit agreement. But the CBO added the U.S. economy would in the longer run return to better growth rates and lower employment. The CBO, the independent budget arm of Congress,...
  • RIM Reportedly Cuts 200 Jobs In Irving, Texas Office (4,800 more coming)

    11/08/2012 1:26:38 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/8/2012
    Research in Motion yesterday laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving, Texas, the Dallas Morning News is reporting. RIM confirmed that there were layoffs in Irving, the story says, but would not say how many jobs were cut. According to the newspaper, RIM denied that it has plans to close the Irving office, which according to the story had about 700 employees before the recent cuts. The story says that according to a source, most of the job cuts were to call center staff. Update: Here’s RIM’s official statement on the situation: RIM is on target...
  • Nextel to cut 20% of jobs at Virginia headquarters

    11/08/2012 12:58:39 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    telecompaper ^ | 11-7-12
    Nextel to cut 20% of jobs at Virginia headquarters Wednesday 7 November 2012 | 11:09 CET | News NII Holdings, which operates mobile services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, announced that it is taking actions to realign certain resources and roles between its headquarters and market units in order to create a stronger and more agile organization, and to facilitate future growth. As part of this strategy, the company is reassigning select positions located at its headquarters to its operations in Latin America and eliminating certain positions at its corporate headquarters in Virginia (US). In total, the company...
  • U.S. Cellular to sell Chicago customers to Sprint, shed hundreds of local jobs

    11/08/2012 12:53:20 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    November 7, 2012 Staff and Wire reports U.S. Cellular is selling its Chicago customers to Sprint and shedding hundreds of local jobs. Sprint is buying U.S. Cellular markets in the Midwest for $480 million to boost its network capacity in that region. CEO Mary Dillon said Wednesday morning that U.S. Cellular customers won’t see any immediate changes and that it will likely take months for the FCC to approve the deal. Dillon said the deal will mean job losses in Chicago and around the Midwest. "In Chicago, it’s about 160," Dillon said. "In the greater Chicago area, about 680 and...
  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Cuts Valley Workforce

    11/08/2012 12:44:38 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. cut 100 salaried and hourly positions Wednesday as a response to an uncertain future of the space industry and the general economic climate. Seventy five of those positions were eliminated in its two San Fernando Valley facilities – one on Canoga Avenue in Canoga Park, and the other at DeSoto Avenue and Nordhoff Street in Chatsworth. The layoffs bring total Valley employees to 1,100.
  • TE Connectivity to close Greensboro plant, 620 layoffs expected

    11/08/2012 12:39:27 PM PST · by Arthurio · 10 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 11-8-12
    Posted on: 10:59 am, November 8, 2012, by Ryan Sullivan and Jasmine Spencer, updated on: 03:28pm, November 8, 2012 GREENSBORO, N.C. — TE Connectivity will close its Greensboro plant by the end of next year, resulting in 620 layoffs. Tom Peacock, Senior Manager of Communications for TE Connectivity, confirms the plant on Piedmont Triad Parkway will close by December, 2013, with layoffs beginning in January. 620 employees will face layoffs while 50 employees will be transferred to other TE locations.
  • Minnesota Dairy Plant Closure to Result in 130 Layoffs

    11/08/2012 12:36:50 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    by Jake Anderson November 7, 2012 New Ulm-based Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) recently informed the 130 employees at its Dawson plant that the facility will close and their positions will be eliminated. Communications Director Sarah Schmidt told Twin Cities Business on Wednesday that the plant closure stems from the company’s sale of its “aseptic” business, which makes shelf-stable cheese sauces and puddings. The sale of the business to Illinois-based Bay Valley Foods is expected to close in December, and production at the Dawson plant will gradually be transferred to Bay Valley Foods’ Illinois facility through that time, Schmidt said....
  • Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs (Oregon)

    11/08/2012 12:23:47 PM PST · by Arthurio · 15 replies
    Vestas Wind Systems is aiming to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and shed another 3,000 off its headcount, more than doubling the number of jobs it plans to eliminate by 2013. The announcement came as the Danish company reported disappointing financial results that sent its shares tumbling 13 percent.
  • Nearly 200 'family-sustaining' jobs to be lost as HarperCollins plans to close warehouse

    11/08/2012 12:17:24 PM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    HarperCollins Publishers will close its warehouse and distribution operation in Throop next summer and put close to 200 people out of work. “The industry is changing,” said Erin Crum, spokeswoman for HarperCollins, a book publisher based in New York. “It just makes sense for us to go this route as we shift to a more digital industry.” Ms. Crum would not disclose how many people will be laid off when the warehouse at the Keystone Industrial Park closes. However, Craig Pawlik, principal officer of Teamsters Local 229 in Scranton, said 192 people will be furloughed. The union represents maintenance and...
  • Hawker Beechcraft sheds more jobs

    11/08/2012 12:12:09 PM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    AOPA ^ | 11-8
    Layoff notices will be sent to about 410 Hawker Beechcraft employees, as the company plans to close facilities in three locations and shut down its business jet production. The Wichita Eagle reported that 60-day notices will be issued Nov. 9 to affected employees in Wichita, Kan., where the company is based, along with Little Rock, Ark., where the last of the Hawker business jets are being completed. Job cuts will also be made in San Antonio and Mesa, Ariz., the Eagle reported, quoting from a letter to employees signed by CEO Steve Miller and Chairman Bill Boisture:
  • The Free Republic "Elections Have Consequences" Repository

    11/08/2012 10:08:08 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 69 replies
    Self | 8 November 2012 | ScottinVA
    Fellow FReepers -- This is designed to serve as a single repository for layoff announcements, stories and other related news pertaining to the future dismantling of our economy due to the re-election of Barack Obama. The goal here is a one-stop source to bolster our argument that Obama's reelection is truly the detriment to our economic well-being.
  • Layoffs

    11/08/2012 4:55:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Various Sources
    Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division http://www.cnbc.com/id/49729998 ING Layoffs In State Are Unrelated To Massive Staff Reduction In Europe http://www.courant.com/business/connecticut-insurance/hc-ing-layoffs-20121107,0,5645363.story Caterpillar’s Layoffs Parallel A Falling Monthly Copper Price Index http://agmetalminer.com/2012/11/07/caterpillars-layoffs-parallel-a-falling-monthly-copper-price-index/ More Layoffs May Be In Store for Alcatel-Lucent http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/11/06/more-layoffs-may-be-in-store-for-alcatel-lucent.aspx Boeing Telegraphs Layoffs in Defense, Space & Security Unit http://247wallst.com/2012/11/07/boeing-telegraphs-layoffs-in-defense-space-security-unit/ Umatilla Chemical Depot plans layoffs this month, in 2013 http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/11/06/2160493/umatilla-chemical-depot-plans.html#storylink=cpy Hawker Beechcraft to close plants in Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, cut more jobs http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/52f3fff526904fc68717a1cf890c9f9c/KS—Hawker-Beechcraft-Layoffs
  • Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division

    11/07/2012 11:22:15 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/7/2012
    Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs. Boeing Headquarters The company [BA 70.11 -1.47 (-2.05%) ] told employees about the changes on Wednesday, in a memo obtained by Reuters and confirmed by Boeing. Boeing, the Pentagon's second-largest supplier, said the changes were the latest step in an affordability drive that has already reduced the company's costs by $2.2 billion since 2010, according to the memo. The measures come as U.S. weapons makers are...
  • Forward! To mass layoffs!

    11/08/2012 9:48:06 AM PST · by Red Steel · 113 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/8/2012 07:58 AM | John Hayward
    Obamanomics grinds grimly onward,  as CNBC brings word that on the day after the election, “Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California, and consolidate several business units to cut costs.”  It was sweet of them to keep that under wraps until after the election, wasn’t it? And that’s not even the dreaded “sequestration” layoffs, which Obama broke the law to convince defense contractors to keep under wraps until after the election.  Those are yet to come.  The upside to living in a banana Republic...
  • GOP must woo working people chasing American dream

    11/08/2012 2:37:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    Republicans need a new coalition and a new message. The heart of that coalition should be the working class. The message should be populism. Populist movements in the past have often been ugly because they scapegoated vulnerable minorities. The new Republican populism shouldn't blame the "47 percent" of Mitt Romney's imagination, or immigrants seeking to make a better life. The new Republican populism should declare war on the cronies and special interests who use big government to rig the game in their favor and deny opportunity to those trying to climb the ladder and live the American dream. It's time...
  • Analysis: Will Texas secede from Barack Obama’s America?

    11/07/2012 11:47:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2012 | Richard Dunham
    There’s Barack Obama’s America.And then there’s Texas.In Barack Obama’s America, Latino voters overwhelmingly favored the Democratic incumbent, handing him 71 percent of their votes to 27 percent for GOP nominee Mitt Romney. In Texas, voters overwhelmingly elected the first Hispanic senator in the state’s history. A conservative Republican.In Barack Obama’s America, the Tea Party wave receded, with some of the most prominent firebrands of the 2010 conservative insurgency sent packing by the voters. In Texas, despite the defeat of freshman Republican Francisco “Quico” Canseco of San Antonio, voters sent three new Republicans with strong Tea Party support to Washington, including...
  • Mourning in America - Here's Those Layoffs We Voted For Last Night(Sobering)

    11/07/2012 7:26:25 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 60 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | 11/7/2012
    Last night's victory for the President marks the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a what-if; it is the future of health care in America. It also means a near immediate impact on the economy. With 20 or so new or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income, through the $20 billion medical device tax, all the way down to the $600 million executive compensation limit, Obamacare will be a nearly unbearable tax burden on the economy. Who will pay? The middle-class workforce, of course. So with another...
  • Tomorrow, we fire a liberal (as scheduled and promised)

    11/06/2012 9:15:14 PM PST · by max americana · 75 replies
    vanity ^ | november 6, 2012 | max
    As per my original post weeks ago, we hired a liberal deliberately so we can fire him once Odumbo wins. Well, because I'm a man of my word, this puke will be fired at the end of the day. This is therapy as I saw the last posts in 2008 and lots of Freeper bosses fired their libtard employees. It will make me feel good as every liberal's misery is my happiness and this is "revenge" as per that POS p-resident said.
  • Signs of Things To Come Under an Obama 2nd Term: Bad Economic News on Election Day

    11/06/2012 12:06:06 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/06/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Sadly for the people of New Jersey and New York, the New York ISM Current Business Conditions Index fell to 45.9 signalling contraction. The employment index fell to 47.8 after 4 months of above 50 readings. This came after a poorer than anticipated job openings reports (JOLTS). The print for September was 3561 which is exactly the same as the print for August, although the August number was revised higher to 3661. Hence, job openings actually fell in September. The numbers within the yellow box show that job openings have been level since early 2012. Gold rose this morning to...
  • Obamacare's price: Full-time jobs become part-time

    11/05/2012 5:45:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    If you are looking for a full-time job, prepare to be disappointed if President Obama wins re-election Tuesday. Since Obama was sworn into office in 2009, the number of Americans with full-time jobs has actually fallen by 370,000. The number of Americans with part-time jobs, by contrast, is up 1.5 million. Jobs are being created in the Obama economy, but they're not the type of jobs Americans can live on. And Obama's policies are clearly contributing to the shift. Last month, we noted that Darden Restaurants, the parent company of popular chains like Olive Garden and Red Lobster, stopped replacing...
  • Obama scorched as 'delusional' on final day: 'This is worthy of men in the white coats'

    11/05/2012 5:08:04 PM PST · by Colofornian · 88 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Nov. 5, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    On the final full day of campaigning in the 2012 race for the White House, President Obama is being blasted for a speech he gave in Madison, Wis., a speech his opposition calls “delusional.” “We tried our ideas. They worked. The economy grew. We created jobs. Deficits went down,” Obama said Monday. “We tried their ideas. They didn’t work. The economy didn’t grow, not as many jobs, and the deficit went up. But here’s the thing. Governor Romney’s a very talented salesman..." “This is just delusional,” opined radio giant Rush Limbaugh, reacting to Obama’s suggestion that deficits have gone down...
  • SOWELL: Gross Misconceptions

    11/05/2012 10:36:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    This country is at a historic crossroads, and the path we choose can determine our future far beyond the next four years. Our children and grandchildren may someday bless us or curse us for what we do this Tuesday. Against that background, it is painful to see the petty talking points and gross misconceptions that seem to dominate this year's election campaign. Take the question of jobs. How many times have we heard about how many jobs have been added during the Obama administration? Yet few people bother to find out whether these are net additions to jobs — which...
  • Emanuel: Tightening of Pa. race to be expected

    11/04/2012 8:27:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2012 | David Eldridge
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday dismissed the idea that President Obama is vulnerable in Pennsylvania, where polls have tightened ahead of Tuesday's election. The mayor, a former White House chief of staff who is one of the president's most outspoken advocates, said the Obama campaign is confident in Pennsylvania despite the narrowing lead. "I think Pennsylvania is secure, but you don't take anything for granted," Mr. Emanuel said on CNN's "State of the Union." The Obama campaign is sending former President Bill Clinton to campaign in Pennsylvania on Monday, but Mr. Emmanuel played down that move as well. "That...