McDonald’s lays off 70 American accountants from Ohio and gives their jobs to foreign workers as part of cost-cutting exercise
21 Sept 2016
McDonald’s has laid off 70 native-born employees from Ohio and filled their positions with contracted workers who entered the country on H-1B visas.
A spokesperson for McDonald’s told Breitbart that the company decided to lay off the 70 Americans in order to save costs.
What is most striking about the news, is that the fast food chain is outsourcing jobs that are considered ‘mainstream white-collar positions’ like accounting.
The significance of this development is that American companies are increasingly turning to cheaper labor from foreign countries in order to man positions in all corners of the economy, and not just hi-tech and software firms.
‘[This] is not just a Silicon Valley thing anymore, it is happening all over’ the US, Steve Camarota, head of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart.
There are now over 800,000 ‘guest workers’ in the US who have been hired to do ‘white-collar temporary jobs.’ Of them, 650,000 are here on an H-1B multi-year visa.
GOP nominee Donald Trump (right) has said he would ban the H-1B visa program, while Hillary Clinton (left) backs green cards to foreigners who graduate in the US with STEM degrees
‘To deliver $500 million in savings, the vast majority by the end of 2017, we are restructuring many aspects of our business, including an accounting function,’ the spokesperson, Terri Hickey, said.
Obama Kept His Promise, 83,000 Coal Jobs Lost And 400 Mines Shuttered
By Andrew Follett | 5 Sept 2016
This Labor Day, America has 83,000 fewer coal jobs and 400 coal mines than it did when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, showing that the president has followed through on his pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry.
A 2015 study found the coal industry lost 50,000 jobs from 2008 to 2012 during Obama’s first term. During Obama’s second term, the industry employment in coal mining has fallen by another 33,300 jobs, 10,900 of which occurred in the last year alone, according to federal data. Currently, coal mining employs 69,460 Americans, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Much of the blame for the job losses is targeted at federal regulations aimed at preventing global warming, which caused coal power plants to go bankrupt, resulting in a sharp decline in the price of coal.
CPS layoffs by school
8 Aug 2016
Chicago Public Schools is laying off more than 500 teachers and another 500 school-based staff members, the district announced on Friday. Laid-off teachers will be eligible to apply for other teaching jobs in the district, while the majority of affected support personnel are expected to be hired to open positions at other schools, according to CPS. The table below shows the number of teachers and support personnel laid off at each school.
Caterpillar announces layoffs, business restructuring
19 August 2016
Caterpillar has announced more layoffs and changes to its mining division, saying it will restructure many of its mining products and discontinue some machines.
Earlier this week, Caterpillar announced it would close five plants and cut nearly 700 jobs in the process, mostly in Illinois.
Georgia Power announces layoffs, opening new payment locations across state
14 Jul 2016
Georgia Power has announced it will be cutting around 570 jobs across the state by October, according to a statement released by the company.
Layoffs Notices Going to Out to CT 126 Judicial Branch Employees
Layoff notices have been going out to state employees as the state deals with an estimated $922 million budget deficit and employees of the judicial branch will begin receiving notices today of layoffs, which go into effect on June 24. Plans are also underway to close courthouses and offices.
A notice from the Judicial Branch says there will be 126 layoffs.
EMC Confirms Layoffs As Cost-Cutting Measures Begin Ahead Of Dell Acquisition
8 Jan 2016
At the end of last month EMC telegraphed the move when it filed paperwork with The SEC. At the time, the company indicated that it would be implementing an $850 million cost-cutting measure that would include layoffs.
True to its word, those layoffs started this week, and are expected to be mostly completed by the end of the first quarter. EMC currently has 50,000 employees. The company would not say how many of these would be laid off in this action.
Boeing to issue 100 layoff notices here Friday
18 August 2016
Boeing will issue layoff notices to about 100 employees in Washington state Friday.
The 60-day notices will go out to 16 employees in the Commercial Airplanes division, with the remainder going to people in the defense division and various corporate units reporting to company headquarters in Chicago, said spokesman Doug Alder.
IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer
21 Sept 2016
A major health insurer, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), is planning to outsource part of its information technology operation. The employees don’t have all the details about what’s in store for them, but this may be a large IT layoff.
Employees were recently informed that 70% of the positions in the IT group, in infrastructure, will be outsourced, according to two IT workers who requested anonymity. Estimates on the number of employees who would be affected varies, but the move could involve 540 people in IT. The layoffs are planned from February to April.
Wal-Mart says it will cut 7,000 US store accounting and invoicing back-office jobs
1 Sept 2016
Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Thursday it will cut about 7,000 back-office jobs, mostly in accounting and invoicing positions at its US stores, continuing a program it announced in June of cutting such jobs on the West Coast.
Kmart is closing 64 more stores and laying off thousands of employees — see if your store is on the list
19 Sept 2016
Sears Holdings, which owns Sears and Kmart, informed Kmart employees of the closures on Friday, according to several local news reports and multiple employees who spoke with Business Insider.
The stores that are closing will begin liquidation sales on September 22 and close by mid-December, employees said.
Sears did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
Separately on Friday, Seritage Growth Properties, a real-estate investment trust that owns 235 Sears and Kmart stores, revealed in a filing that Sears had decided to terminate leases on 17 stores, meaning it would close those stores.
Macy’s is closing 100 stores: Does yours stand a chance?
30 Aug 2016
In early August, Macy’s announced that it would close 100 stores. Executives said the chain had too many outposts for the digital era but didn’t say which stores they would be closing, igniting speculation around which locations it would shed.
The implications spread well beyond Macy’s, because many malls and shopping centers rely on the department store as an anchor. Some experts think woes at Macy’s could doom one-third of American malls. Macy’s currently has 24 stores in the Washington-Baltimore area.
Two Baltimore-area Best Buy stores closing in October
29 Aug 2016
Best Buy will close two Baltimore-area stores in late October, as traditional shopping malls decline and retailers shift to online strategies.
The electronics retailer on Monday said it would close Best Buy Golden Ring, located at 8645 Pulaski Highway in Rosedale, and Best Buy Security Boulevard, located at 1701 Belmont Ave. in Baltimore, following a review of their operations as their leases neared expiration.
Yahoo announced another round of layoffs yesterday; here’s what may be in store for those that remain on staff.
18 Feb 2016
Yesterday, employees from Yahoo’s media unit in California and New York were let go, as the company shuttered digital “magazines” Yahoo Food, Yahoo Auto, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Real Estate, Yahoo Health, and Yahoo Parenting. The Tech channel will be folding into the larger News site, so former New York Times writer David Pogue is still with the company, as is Katie Couric.
5 of 2016’s Ugliest Big-Tech Layoffs
17 Aug 2016
This issue is very relevant in 2016, as both presidential candidates frequently discuss the impact of globalization, trade and automation on U.S. manufacturing.
However, rust-belt manufacturers in the Midwest aren’t the only victims of innovation and so-called “creative destruction.” Some relatively young tech companies have been put on their heels by the move to mobile and the post-PC age, and many are struggling to find their way — and laying off thousands of workers as a result.
In fact, 2016 has been one of the worst years in memory for tech layoffs. Here are five of the biggest layoffs this year, and who is affected.
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