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Old 02-04-2009, 12:36 PM
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Unhappy Layoff bodycount still growing

According to Forbes Magazine there have been 362,335 layoffs at America's largest 500 companies since November 2008.
ADP said private employers cut 522,000 jobs in January versus a revised 659,000 jobs lost in December.

Here's a partial list of worldwide layoffs at major companies just since the beginning of 2009:

Layoffs Company
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50 Abercrombie & Fitch
1,100 Advanced Micro Dev
1,500 AK Steel
13,500 Alcoa
1,300 Ashland
750 Autodesk
500 Best Buy
1,200 Black & Decker
10,000 Boeing
1,000 Bose
2,500 Burlington Santa Fe
22,110 Caterpillar
4,600 Cessna
1,100 Cigna
30,000 Circuit City
1,850 Clear Channel
1,300 ConocoPhillips
3,500 Corning
800 Cummins
622 Deere & Company
2,000 Delta Air Lines
5,200 Eaton
1,000 Ecolab
2,400 EMC
5,000 Ericsson
1,200 Ford Motor Credit
1,550 Freeport-McMoRan
2,137 Freightliner
179 General Dynamics
1,000 General Electric
2,000 General Motors
100 Google
1,100 Harley-Davidson
4,000 Hertz Global
7,000 Home Depot
1,665 Huntsman
2,800 IBM
5,000 Intel
4,500 Kodak
2,500 Lenovo
540 Lincoln National
7,000 Macy's
830 Marshall & Ilsley
70 Masco
2,000 MeadWestvaco
5,000 Microsoft
1,000 Mosaic
4,000 Motorola
1,500 ON Semiconductor
500 Oracle
15,000 Panasonic
19,000 Pfizer
19,500 Pfizer
5,900 PNC Financial
40 Precision Castparts
1,100 Saks
2,950 Seagate
75 Smithfield Foods
16,000 Sony
8,000 Sprint Nextel
400 SPX
6,700 Starbucks
1,300 Sun Microsystems
1,000 Target
3,400 Texas Instruments
1,500 Time Warner
1,000 UAL
230 Union Pacific
1,300 Unisys
50 US Steel
1,000 Walgreen
600 Walt Disney
1,500 Wellpoint
53 Wynn Resorts
275 Xerox
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281,926

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Old 02-04-2009, 12:52 PM
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:08 PM
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:53 PM
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Would (should) Circuit City be counted as a Layoff?
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:55 PM
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Does the Mustang Ranch do lay-offs?
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:00 PM
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Wow that's just from last month!

Scary.....very scary
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:01 PM
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JENNIFER COLEMAN, Associated Press Writer
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08-09-1999
Mustang Ranch Scheduled To Close

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- In every other state, it's vice. In Nevada, it's capitalism. So the owner of a brothel just east of the state capital is looking forward to the closure of the Mustang Ranch.

``We're going to take over where the Mustang left off, except in a classy manner,'' Moonlight Bunnyranch manager Dennis Hof said.

The Mustang Ranch is scheduled to be forfeited -- and subsequently closed -- to the federal government today. About 75 women will be jobless after the feds take the keys.

A jury last month ordered the brothel be turned over to the government following the conviction of former ...
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:03 PM
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JENNIFER COLEMAN, Associated Press Writer
AP Online
08-09-1999
Mustang Ranch Scheduled To Close

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- In every other state, it's vice. In Nevada, it's capitalism. So the owner of a brothel just east of the state capital is looking forward to the closure of the Mustang Ranch.

``We're going to take over where the Mustang left off, except in a classy manner,'' Moonlight Bunnyranch manager Dennis Hof said.

The Mustang Ranch is scheduled to be forfeited -- and subsequently closed -- to the federal government today. About 75 women will be jobless after the feds take the keys.

A jury last month ordered the brothel be turned over to the government following the conviction of former ...
OMG!

Why doesn't the fed take it over like it was a bank? At least we'd get to see who is screwing.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:07 PM
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OMG!

Why doesn't the fed take it over like it was a bank? At least we'd get to see who is screwing.

They did...........and it failed. No $hit.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:28 PM
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My daughter works for Sony. Here's what actually happened with Sony.
http://www.dmwmedia.com/news/2008/12/09/sony-cut-8,000-jobs%3B-5%25-total-workforce
Sony to Cut 8,000 Jobs; 5% of Total Workforce

Authored by Mark Hefflinger on December 9, 2008 - 10:55am.
Tokyo - Sony (NYSE: SNE) announced on Tuesday that it will cut 8,000 jobs, or about 5% of its global electronics workforce, as part of a plan to reduce costs by $1.1 billion annually amid the economic downturn, the Associated Press reported. The company will also cut an additional 8,000 seasonal and part-time employees; reduce spending on semiconductors and other investments; cease production at various plants; and further outsource production to lower-cost areas.

"These initiatives are in response to the sudden and rapid changes in the global economic environment," the company said in a statement.

Sony last made a major round of layoffs in 2005, when current CEO Howard Stringer took over and cut some 10,000

Some of these "layoffs" are part time employee or seasonal. Hard to get a true number of full time equivalent jobs lost.
None the less, the situation is bad globally....

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Old 02-04-2009, 03:32 PM
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Does the Mustang Ranch do lay-offs?
Of course.
You'll see many pink slips there.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:26 PM
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:27 PM
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:38 PM
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They did...........and it failed. No $hit.
The gov can't even make money off of sex.

That's f*cking seriously inept.

Let's have them run .... oh .... banking and healthcare. Maybe that's simpler than pimping, I dunno.
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Glad I own my own company - I don't get laid off.

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