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Layoffs 2016


Avon Products moving to the U.K., shedding 2,500 jobs
Avon Products, the maker of cosmetics and beauty products, said Monday that it is moving its operational headquarters from New York to the United Kingdom and will shed 2,500 jobs.

Nabisco workers protest impending layoffs
Mondelez International plans to layoff 600 employees, and move those jobs to Mexico. 200 Nabisco workers say they have already received pink slips.

QVC Laying Off 220, Shipping Jobs to Poland
QVC is laying off 220 people as it ships parts of its HR, IT, finance and legal departments to Krakow, Poland. Approximately 100 people at the company’s West Chester, Pa. campus are expected to lose their jobs. There are also 40 layoffs in the U.K., 70 in Germany and 10 in Italy.

Layoffs Underway At Devon Energy Wednesday
Layoffs are underway at Devon Energy Wednesday, and the Devon Energy Center is closed to the public Wednesday and Thursday, according to company sources.

Xerox plans to lay off 325 employees in Redmond
Connecticut-based Xerox – best known for copiers and printers – plans to lay off all 325 employees at the company’s Redmond-based customer service center, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.

Job cuts planned as Boeing hunkers down to compete with Airbus, consider new plane
Fierce competitive pressure is forcing Boeing Commercial Airplanes into a new cost-cutting push that will include eliminating jobs, BCA Chief Executive Ray Conner announced at a senior leadership meeting Wednesday morning and in a webcast to all employees.

McKesson Eliminates 1,600 Jobs, 4% of Its U.S. Workforce
McKesson Corp. is firing 1,600 people, or about 4 percent of its U.S. workforce, to cut costs after the drug distributor lost some key customers.

Malloy sends early layoff warning to most of (Connecticut) state’s workforce
Though (Connecticut) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s full plan to shrink the state workforce remains unclear, the picture started to come into focus this week.  Specifically, the administration sent a letter to seven unions representing close to 70 percent of the workforce warning they could be affected by new agency organizational plans that “may include reductions in force.”

Latest Lexmark reductions come on top of previously announced cuts
Lexmark International Inc. is about to cut more than 1,000 jobs worldwide.

Caterpillar restructuring leads to consolidation/layoffs in East Peoria
In a statement released this morning Caterpillar announced that it notified its workers of various facility consolidations, closures and job reductions that are taking place in the United States and China.

Spirit workers getting permanent layoff notices
Some Spirit AeroSystems Inc. production workers who were to be temporarily laid off will receive permanent layoff notices.

New round of layoffs hits two Deere facilities in Iowa
About 125 employees at two John Deere facilities in Iowa will be placed on indefinite layoff.

‘Depressing’ atmosphere envelops DuPont as layoffs begin
A grim mood hung in the air Monday as DuPont Co. workers in Delaware learned whether their positions will be included in a massive round of layoffs that will eliminate 1,700 positions in the First State.

Hertz warns 255 Oklahoma City employees of pending layoffs
Hertz Global Holdings on Wednesday told about 255 of its Oklahoma City employees that they are subject to being laid off.

The Coca-Cola Company announces 1,800 layoffs, 500 are local
The Atlanta-based company is laying off up to 1,800 workers total. About 500 of those jobs are in Atlanta.

Chevron announces nearly 400 possible layoffs in Lafayette, Covington offices
Chevron North America has issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification announcing as many as 385 possible layoffs in five office locations in Covington and Lafayette.

Tobacco giant Altria announces layoffs to cut costs
U.S. tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. MO, +0.34%   on Thursday said it would cut roughly 5% of its workforce in an effort to reduce costs by $300 million annually as industry volumes decline.

Staples lays off hundreds of employees
Staples Inc. on Monday laid off hundreds of corporate employees, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

More than 700 layoffs set for Wednesday at Newport News Shipbuilding
More than 700 employees – all but a handful of them hourly workers – are scheduled to be laid off Wednesday at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding.

IBM‘s restructuring continues, with reduced severance for laid off employees
IBM handed out another batch of pink slips to workers on Wednesday, in a round of layoffs that some employees described as “massive.”

Halliburton cuts another 5,000 jobs
Halliburton, the oilfield services giant, said Thursday it’s cutting another 5,000 jobs, or 8% of its global workforce, in a sign that the plunge in oil prices is continuing to take a brutal toll on the industry.  Halliburton already had laid off about 18,500 employees since 2014.

J.C. Penny Announces Major Layoffs
J.C. Penney Co., once a favored destination for generations of middle-class shoppers, said today it will close 47 stores — including four in Indiana — and cut nearly 5,500 jobs in an effort to return to profitability.

Yahoo Just Made Its First Round of Layoffs
Yahoo announced Wednesday it will lay off 107 employees in the first of what is expected to be more than 1,500 job cuts.

Sega confirms layoffs in Western mobile division to focus on its famous characters
Sega confirmed to GamesBeat that it has handed out layoffs at Sega Networks, its mobile division in the West.

Goldman Sachs layoffs have begun
Goldman Sachs filed paperwork with New York State’s Department of Labor recently saying it has laid off 43 people who will leave the firm starting in May

Tech Industry To See 330K Layoffs In 2016, Chowdhry Warns

Fast-food CEO says he’s investing in machines because he can’t afford to pay workers
The CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s has visited the fully automated restaurant Eatsa — and it’s given him some ideas on how to deal with rising minimum wages.


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