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  • CCAC cutting hours to avoid health-care mandate

    11/15/2012 9:08:45 PM PST · by knak · 38 replies
    Community College of Allegheny County will trim hours for about 400 of its part-time workers to avoid having to provide them with health insurance coverage, the school's president, Alex Johnson, said Thursday. Mr. Johnson told members of Allegheny County Council that complying with the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare, would have cost CCAC $6 million annually for part-timers who have been working at least 30 hours per week. Affected employees include both adjunct faculty and maintenance workers. CCAC has an annual operating budget of about $110 million and is facing reductions in county support...
  • Blue collar comeback: Part two

    11/15/2012 8:58:52 PM PST · by count-your-change · 16 replies
    WLFI ,COM 18 ^ | 11/15/2012 | Krista Henery
    President and CEO of Greater Lafayette Commerce Joe Seaman said there is a sea of manufacturing opportunities in this region of Indiana. However, with the opportunities there comes what employers call a major 'skills gap.' "The biggest challenge we've had is finding the skilled labor to fill those jobs," Seaman said...... One of the solutions to this problem has been a collaborative effort between the city of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, WorkOne, dozens of manufacturers and Ivy Tech.
  • Harry Reid: Regulations have nothing to do with killing jobs

    11/15/2012 6:09:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2012 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sen. Harry Reid, in a floor speech Tuesday: Republicans "have yet to produce a single shred of evidence that the regulations they hate so much do the broad economic harms they claim. That's because there is none," said Reid, the Senate majority leader from Nevada.In a Senate speech, Reid said the Bureau of Labor Statistics has concluded "only a tiny fraction of layoffs have anything at all to do with tighter regulation.""Last year, only three-tenths of 1 percent of people who lost their jobs were let go principally because of government regulation or intervention," Reid said. "On the other hand,...
  • Banks told by Fed to test for 12% unemployment

    11/15/2012 3:47:54 PM PST · by Obadiah · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    The Federal Reserve is asking 30 big banks to make sure their capital can withstand a deep recession in which the unemployment rate rises to 12%. The Fed, which first required big banks to conduct “stress tests” in 2009, laid out three scenarios lenders have to test against. The goal is to ensure that the firms have enough capital to continue operations during stressful economic times.
  • Just a few of the layoffs in the past 48 hours

    11/15/2012 3:15:14 PM PST · by yorkie · 31 replies
    Multiple sources | 11/15/12 | Vanity
    SMITHFIELD FOODS - 120(+400)- http://www.washingtonpost.com/../..c_story.html CUMMINS - 1,500 - http://indianapublicmedia.org/../..rkers-40137/ HARTMARX - 567 - http://www.chicagotribune.com/../..104523.story ENERGIZER - 1,500 - http://www.fool.com/investing/../..-jumped.aspx XEROX - 2,500 - http://www.ksdk.com/news/artic../..0-employees- PIERCE MANUFACTURING - 325 - http://www.bizjournals.com/tam../..-pierce.html PANASONIC - 10,000 - http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001../..n-to-health/ TEXAS INSTRUMENTS - 1,700 - http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/1../..nts-layoffs/ NBC UNIVERSAL - 500 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.c../..ersal-389572 BECHTEL POWER PLANT - 277 - http://www.bizjournals.com/sou../..-of-277.html STRYKER CORP. - 1,170 - http://www.examiner.com/articl../..-200-workers APPLEBEES -massive layoffs - http://www.examiner.com/articl../..nd-obamacare
  • Why The U.S. Job Market Remains Terribly Bleak

    11/15/2012 2:33:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/15/2012 | John Goodman
    Full time work is about to get scarcer. The reason? By hiring part-time workers who put in less than 30 hours per week, employers can avoid a mandate dictated by the new health reform law: either provide expensive health insurance or pay a fine equal to $2,000 per worker. Avoiding the mandate becomes even more attractive for low-wage employees, since they can get highly subsidized insurance in the newly created health insurance exchanges. Clearly the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is a major factor holding back economic recovery. But it’s not alone. Other public policies enacted during the Obama administration’s first...
  • The Reality of Economic Decline Surfaces After Obama's Reelection

    11/15/2012 1:31:29 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/15/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Initial jobless claims rose to 439,000, their highest level since May 2011. And no, it isn't due to SuperStorm Sandy. Rather, it was increases in Ohio and Pennsylvania that led the surge. Continuing jobless claims spiked as well, their highest point since March 2012. Meanwhile, the Empire State Manufacturing Survey of General Businesss Conditions improved from -6.16 in October to -5.22 in November. The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook of General Conditions fell to -10.7 from an October reading of +5.7. Meanwhile, The Dow Jones Industrials continue their post election slide. Oogh!
  • Now Hiring Bachelor’s?

    11/15/2012 12:58:53 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 11 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 15, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    As recently reported by USA Today, one third of millennials have earned four-year degrees. In my previous blog entry I discussed the financial perils facing these students, who often graduate unable to find a job in their major (unemployed or underemployed) and saddled heavily with debt. However, it looks like the job market for those with Bachelor’s degrees is creeping upward somewhat, according to a new report issued by Michigan State University (pdf). “The new college labor market inches ahead with a 3 percent gain over last year across all degrees,” it states. “Strong demand for marketing, finance, human resources,...
  • President Obama Is Why Investors Aren’t Buying Stocks: Schoenberger

    11/15/2012 11:07:59 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jeff Macke
    "President Obama; that's why people aren't buying stocks," says Todd Schoenberger, managing principal at The BlackBay Group. 1. Companies aren't going to hire with the increased expenses associated with Obamacare 2. People aren't going to have money for discretionary spending when taxes going up for the 1% 3. Small business owners won't expand 4. Higher tax rates for individuals making over $250,000 a year will result in a general lack of ambition.
  • Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to eliminate 950 jobs

    11/15/2012 10:12:18 AM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    10:07 am - November 15, 2012 — Updated: 10:07 am - November 15, 2012 Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to eliminate 950 jobs Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says it will lay off 76 employees this week and cut a total of 950 jobs by the end of June. Chief executive Dr. John McConnell said Wednesday most of the cuts are administrative positions, but some faculty members could lose their jobs due to cuts in federal research funding.
  • TI Cuts 1,700 Jobs, Exits Mobile Chip Market

    11/15/2012 10:10:49 AM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    By Paul McDougall InformationWeek November 15, 2012 11:37 AM Texas Instruments said it will lay off about 1,700 workers, or about 5% of its total workforce, as part of a restructuring that will see it exit the market for mobile chips that power smartphones and tablets, including Amazon's Kindle Fire. The company said it would instead focus its OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) business on embedded systems that power business tools and other products that don't evolve as rapidly as mobile gadgets.
  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • Minnesota employers cut 8,100 jobs in October

    11/15/2012 10:08:57 AM PST · by Arthurio · 43 replies
    Minnesota employers cut 8,100 jobs statewide in October, by far the worst monthly job report of the year. A massive positive revision to the September numbers helped offset the loss, but the state’s employment and economic development agency, DEED, reported major losses in administrative support and lower-paid business services jobs, which shed 4,800 jobs. State government lost 1,900 jobs, mostly in education, and durable goods manufacturing lost 800 jobs. “Employment data for October does certainly reinforce the concerns we’ve expressed here, that the recovery, while it does continue, is a fragile one,” said Steve Hine, DEED’s labor market economist. “We’ll...
  • Jobless benefit claims skyrocket in week

    11/15/2012 10:07:07 AM PST · by Arthurio · 23 replies
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department Thursday said first-time jobless benefits claims rose by 78,000 in the week ending Saturday. Initial claims jumped out of a relatively comfortable 355,000 claims -- the third lowest week since the recession ended in June 2009 -- to 439,000 with the four-week rolling average up 11,750 to 383,750. The weekly figure has been volatile of late -- rising by 46,000 one week in mid-October, for example, but a one-week jump of 78,000 is a clear setback. First time claims have not been this high since the week of April 30, 2011....
  • Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

    11/15/2012 9:57:03 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy. From the Department of Labor press release this morning: In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims...
  • The Hopium Is Now Depleted

    11/15/2012 6:57:19 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-15-2012 | Tyler Durden
    Hope - it appears - peaked at the start of the year in the US, following the global coordinated central bank pump which ramped it from lows to highs within a few months. All that hope - and then some - has now apparently faded. The General Business Conditions expected six months forward dropped to its lowest level since March 2009. What is perhaps worse, given the focus on jobs jobs jobs, is that for the first time since April 2009, the employment outlook for employment turned negative - suggesting firms are looking to reduce employees at the fastest rate...
  • Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'

    11/13/2012 7:54:41 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Robert Frank
    For many of the wealthy, 2012 is becoming a good year to sell. They're worried about the "fiscal cliff," which is when tax cuts expire and spending cuts are set to go into effect at the end of the year. Fearing an increase in capital gains and dividend taxes, many of the rich are unloading stocks, businesses and homes before the end of the year. Wealth advisors say that with capital-gains taxes potentially going to 25 percent from 15 percent, and other possible increases in the dividend tax, estate tax and other taxes, many clients are selling now to save...
  • 45,000 laid off since the election

    11/13/2012 7:04:30 PM PST · by null and void · 49 replies
    Since the election: (Updated 11/13/12 at 7:00M PST)Layoff numbers Organization # Laid off Running total Sector Notes AMD 400 400 Electronics American Coal 54 454 Energy Ameridose 790 1244 Health Art Gallery of Windsor 12 1256 Art Gallery Canada Associated Milk Producers Inc 130 1386 Agriculture ATI 172 1558 Education Atlantic Club 80 1638 Gaming Atlantic Lotto Corp 16 1654 Gaming Bartikowsky Jewelers 25 1679 Retail Business closure Bayou Cane 7 1686 Government Firefighters Brake Parts LLC 75 1761 Automotive Bristol-Myers Squibb 479 2240 Health Career Education Corp 900 3140 Education Caterpillar 100 3240 Construction Eq Center for Hospice and...
  • The Obamacare Nightmare Comes True

    11/13/2012 1:39:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A bunch of CEOs are in Washington. These people are beside themselves. They're having to hire outside consultants to pore through the Obamacare legislation and advise them, tell them what they have to do to comply. And they are asking for some kind of relief. You've got John Schnatter at Papa John's pizza, the Applebee's people and a number of other restaurant chains are saying, "We have no choice." If they're gonna keep our products priced where they are, which is the price they've all determined is the most sensible for profit stability and affordability for customers,...
  • The Obamacare Nightmare Comes True (cost to businesses)

    11/13/2012 1:46:53 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A bunch of CEOs are in Washington. These people are beside themselves. They're having to hire outside consultants to pore through the Obamacare legislation and advise them, tell them what they have to do to comply. And they are asking for some kind of relief. You've got John Schnatter at Papa John's pizza, the Applebee's people and a number of other restaurant chains are saying, "We have no choice." If they're gonna keep our products priced where they are, which is the price they've all determined is the most sensible for profit stability and affordability for customers, they're gonna...
  • NBCUniversal Cuts About 500 Employees [Less Than One Week After Election!]

    11/12/2012 9:06:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 12, 2012 | Meg James
    NBCUniversal Cuts About 500 Employees NBC Studios in Burbank. Parent company NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 jobs By Meg James November 12, 2012 In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees, or about 1.5% of its total workforce. The cuts are distributed throughout the media company, which boasts nearly 30,000 employees, according to a person close to the situation who asked not to be identified discussing the sensitive topic. Some of the layoffs have already occurred. Two months ago, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" eliminated about two dozen of its crew in an effort...
  • Carrollton-based company issues layoff warning for 459 Dallas employees

    11/12/2012 4:31:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    wfaa ^ | November 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM Updated today at 12:50 PM
    DALLAS -- Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, a Carrollton-based loan servicing company, will layoff more than a quarter of its workforce at the end of the year. Wingspan issued a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) letter on Nov. 5 to the Texas Workforce Commission informing them all 459 employees at the Dallas location will be terminated effective December 31, 2012. The business is "an award-winning diversified servicing company" and "offers a wide-range of services to assist the mortgage industry in virtually every aspect of delinquent loan servicing," according to the company's website. The site says the company has nearly 1,700...
  • Hostess to Close Selected Bakeries Due to Nationwide Strike

    11/12/2012 4:28:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    Hostess Brands ^ | November 12, 2012 | Hostess Brands
    Irving, TX – November 12 - Hostess Brands Inc. announced today that it will permanently close three bakeries today as a result of a nationwide strike initiated on November 9 by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (Bakers Union) that has prevented the facilities from producing and delivering products. "Our customers will not be affected because we will continue to serve them from other Hostess Brands bakeries, but sadly this action will result in the permanent closure of three facilities and the loss of 627 jobs," said Hostess Brands CEO Gregory F. Rayburn.  "We deeply regret this...
  • Kroger to Slash Hourly Workers to Avoid Obamacare Penalties

    11/12/2012 12:05:46 PM PST · by tobyhill · 176 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11/4/2012 | Doug Ross
    Operative Faith reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Durden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties. To give you a sense of Kroger’s size and importance, its sales last year were $90 billion and it employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are neither millionaires or billionaires. Faith is a mid-level manager at Kroger and reports the dire news: Last week we found out that, beginning in January, any employee who is not full-time at that point,will be limited...
  • CEO of Papa John's says employees' hours will likely be cut due to ObamaCare (GOOD!)

    11/11/2012 7:11:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/11/2012 | fox news
    The CEO of popular pizza chain Papa John's says his employees may face reduced hours and he expects his business costs to rise because President Obama's re-election most likely insures the president's health care reform law will be implemented in full. NaplesNews.com reports John Schnatter made the remarks to a small group at Edison State College's Collier County campus the day after the election. Schnatter, who supported Mitt Romney in the election, said all Americans having health insurance under ObamaCare is a good, but estimates the change will cost Papa John's $5 million to $8 million annually. Schnatter estimated that...
  • Manufacturing Jobs Available - 2 Companies of CBS 60 Minutes Segment This Evening 11/11/2012

    11/11/2012 6:16:55 PM PST · by First_Salute · 31 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes - Alcoa Howmet - Click-Bond | November 11, 2012 | none
    The CBS 60 Minutes segment, "Three million open jobs in U.S., but who's qualified?"
  • Do not cave-in to the so-called "dream act"

    11/11/2012 4:49:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    Nov 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    The dream act is a socialist democrat dream come true. And a nightmare for liberty minded Americans. The dream act solves no problems. Amnesty solves no problems. The border will not be enforced and instead will be flung wide open. We do not have jobs for Senator Graham's "eleven million" illegal aliens already here and their offspring nor the other eleven or twelve million he's not counting and their offspring and all their relatives that will be following. We cannot afford the welfare, foodstamps, housing, education, healthcare, EITC, etc, that they demand. And the flood across the borders will be...
  • The Obamacare Layoffs Begin...

    11/11/2012 8:24:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/09/12 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Obamacare Layoffs Begin...By Jillian Kay Melchior November 9, 2012 12:25 P.M. The Obama health-care law’s adverse effects on employment are no secret. But it’s one thing to look at the economics, and it’s quite another to hear it firsthand from a small-business owner who’s being forced into an untenable position. Yesterday, a Las Vegas business owner fired 22 of his 144 employees, phoning in anonymously to a local radio host and explaining how the decision was directly caused by President Obama’s reelection. The interview is articulate and nuanced, worth listening to in its entirety. But here’s the jist of...
  • Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can

    11/11/2012 6:16:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 11/10/2012 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael, 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 have never tried to run a small business, then you have no idea...
  • Thousands of banks may disappear: Wall Street-Obama's 2nd term will be death knell for small banks

    11/10/2012 11:51:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 9, 2012 | Stephen Gandel, senior editor
    Do we need to worry about Too Small to Survive? Now that President Obama has been re-elected, analysts, consultants and dealmakers have turned from whether Dodd-Frank will be repealed to what it means for banks now that it's likely here to stay. The overwhelming conclusion: Thousands of small banks will soon disappear. Emmett Daly, a Sandler O'Neill dealmaker who specializes in small banks, predicted at an industry conference put on by Mergermarket on Thursday that the number of banks in the U.S. would shrink to a few hundred. There are currently more than 7,000. Bill Egan, head of financial institutions...
  • Foodstamps Surge By Most In One Year To New All Time Record, In Delayed Release

    11/10/2012 11:47:59 AM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    While there had been speculation that the BLS may delay the release of its October nonfarm payroll number until after the election, it turned out there was no reason to worry. Perhaps this is because the number, while at stall speed, was not quite as horrible as some had expected (even if the change in average hourly earnings did tumble to new all time lows) and so boosted Obama's reelection chances. There was, however, another closely tracked number which perhaps is far more indicative of the economic "growth" in the past 4 years, which certainly had a delayed release. The...
  • Virginia: DuPont to cut 64 local jobs

    11/10/2012 11:54:23 AM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    DuPont Co. plans to cut 64 jobs in the Richmond area as part of a larger corporate restructuring announced in October. The affected jobs are salaried positions, a company spokeswoman said Friday. DuPont notified state officials through a WARN act notice, which said the cuts would by occur by Dec. 31.
  • 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
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    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.