The election was three days days ago (only 3 days?!?) and in the last 48 hours, the following major corporations have announced layoffs all across the United States. William Teach at Pirate’s Cove provided many links that will take you to news stories about the layoffs listed below – with details from the companies.
It’s sad and this isn’t even a complete list!
Energizer (1500 employees)
Research in Motion Limited (200)
Lightyear Network Solutions (around a dozen)
Providence Journal (23)
Hawker Beechcraft (240)
Boeing (30% of their management staff)
CVPH Medical Center (17)
US Cellular (980)
Momentive Performance Materials (150)
Brake Parts (75)
Vestas Wind Systems (3,000) (received $50 mil from the Stimulus)
Center for Hospice New York (up to 40)
OCE North America (135)
West Ridge Mine (closing up to 204 mines)
United Blood Services Gulf (up to 10% of workforce)
Also mentioned is Darden Restaurants, which is going to limit workers to 28 hours a week to avoid ObamaCare requirements regarding full time workers.
The story also lists a large number of companies that announced that they are closing. And then we go to Daily Job Cuts and find more (partial list)
Update: Exide Technologies in Laureldale – 150
Southeastern Container – 15
Plexus Corp – Contract Loss Could = Layoffs
Yakima Regional Medical Center Washington – 10+
Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY – 70 Jobs
Eagle-Tribune in North Andover – 21
Ameridose LLC – up to 650 Layoffs
EMD Millipore St. Charles – Some Layoffs
Groupon – 80
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne – 100
Slidell La. – Warns of Possible Layoffs
We also get many more closings, including
Career Education Corp – Closing 23 Campuses – 900 Jobs Lost
Caterpillar Inc. will close its plant in Owatonna Minn.
Update: TE Connectivity Closing Greensboro Plant – 620 Layoffs Expected
And plenty more small companies.
And then, of course, there was this week’s Wall Street meltdown.
Head for Galt’s Gulch. I suspect we haven’t seen anything yet. Please say a prayer for the families who will be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring.