Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Year-to-Date Job Layoffs

Just in case anyone doesn't think the recession is going to get a lot worse and we should delay government action (i.e. the Republican position), here is a list of American lay offs so far in the first six weeks of 2009. Now, I'd love to get more taxes back, but realizing where the economy is heading I will not spend it. It's going straight to savings and paying bills, it will not stimulate the economy in any way. And we should know by now that reducing taxes on corporations and the wealthy has continuously failed to help the economy, the whole idea of "trickle down economics" had never panned out in reality. At this point and time we need to concentrate our tax dollars on building growth and new jobs, not trying the same tired failed solutions Republicans always bring to the table. Bush and the Republicans in Congress doubled our national debt, saddling us with 5 trillion more dollars in debt, and the economy still tanked. It's time for a different approach, yet Republicans still want to do the same thing... it's almost like they are purposely trying to make our country fail. Eh, I guess as long as they get tax breaks, what do they care about America or Americans, right? Note, this job loss list is just the larger company layoffs, it's simply an indicator of what's going on, not the whole picture:

University of Washington 600
University of Chicago 450
State of CA 10,000 (threatened)
Wal-Mart 800
Nike 1,400
GE 1,500
Armstrong Flooring 600
ArcelorMittal 9,000
Teva 1,100
Emmerson 14,000
City of Toledo 1,000
Nissan 20,000
GM 10,000
Sega 560
Cable & Wireless 600
Fidelity 1,700
Xstrata 700
FedEx 900
Fiat 34,000 (idled on state subsidy)
Unisys 1,300
UBS 2,000
Anglo Platinum 10,000
PNC Bank 5,800
Morgan Stanley 1,800
Liz Claiborne 725
Rockwell 600
Macy's 7,000
Hawker Beechcraft 2,300
Outokumpu 2,000
Lincoln Electric 900
Delta 2,000
GlaxoSmithKline 6,000
SAS 3,000
NEC 20,000
Hitachi 7,000
Toshiba 4,500
Kodak 4,500
Cessna 2,000
SAP 3,000
TI 3,400
Nokia 1,000
Ericsson 5,000
Starbucks 6,500
Boeing 10,000
Caterpillar 20,000
Sprint 8,000
Home Depot 7,000
Pfizer 8,000
GM 2,000
John Deere 700
Philips 6,000
Microsoft 5,000
Intel 6,000
ING 6,000
Corus 3,500
Harley-Davidson 1,000
Metro AG 15,000
Continental AG 1,600
Huntsman 1,100
Marks & Spencer 1,200
Bridgestone 800
AOL 700
IBM 16,000
Allstate 1,000
Avery 3,600
Corning 4,900
Baker Hughes 1,500
Compass Bank 1,200
Schlumberger 5,000
BHP Billiton 6,000
Clear Channel 1,800
Eaton 5,200
Electronic Arts 600
Williams-Sonoma 1,400
Circuit City 30,000
Hertz 4,000
AMD 1,100
ConocoPhillips 1,300
Autodesk 750
MeadWestvaco 2,000
Barclay's 2,100
Sak's 1,100
Motorola 4,000
Dell 1,900
TDK 8,000
Walgreens 1,000
Alcoa 13,500
Macy's 900
Bose 1,000
Plantronics 900
Seagate 800
Lenovo 2,500
EMC 2,400
ON Semiconductor 1,500
Allergan (makers of Botox) 460
Bombardier 1,300
Panasonic 15,000
Arizona State University 550
Cisco 3,000
TimeWarner 1,250
Meadowbrook Farms 600
Pier 1 850
THQ 600
Bon-Ton Stores 1,150

2 comments:

howardx said...

its not almost like they almost want the country to fail, they DO want the country to fail.

Anonymous said...

count me in this batch
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/feb/12/harrahs-makes-cost-cutting-moves/

working in a casino sucks, getting laid off from one... hmmm I guess I need one more than I want one