Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List?
- The court-appointed lawyer overseeing the assets and operations of Texas billionaire Allen Stanford's companies told 1,000 U.S. employees that their jobs have been terminated.
- General Dynamics said it will lay off 1,200 workersdue partly to plummeting sales of business and personal jets that forced it to cut production.
- Northrop Grumman , the Pentagon's No. 3 supplier by sales, is cutting up to 750 jobs, mainly administrative positions in Southern California, even as it plans to hire up to 850 engineers and technicians for work on advanced weapons in the area.
- Tyco Electronics announced another round of layoffs, saying it plans to eliminate 20,000 jobs by Septemberas it seeks to weather the economic downturn. The cuts amount to 20 percent of Tyco's total work force.
- Marvell Technology plans to cut 15 percent of its workforce, or 850 jobs, as the diversified chipmaker grapples with the global economic downturn.
- Adecco , the world's largest staffing company, painted a bleak outlook for 2009 and said it would slash more jobs after posting a surprise fourth-quarter loss as the economic slump bites, hitting shares.
- Warren Buffett's reduced staffing last year in half of its nearly 80 operating units, and said more job cuts were comingin an economy unlikely to recover before 2010. Many of the deepest cuts came in businesses tied closely to the housing market. Clayton Homes, a manufacturing housing unit, eliminated 2,290 jobs, or 16 percent, to end the year with 11,998 workers. Carpeting maker Shaw Industries shed 1,900 jobs, or 6.2 percent, to end with 28,974 workers.
- Home Shopping Network operator HSN cut about 250 jobs during the fourth quarter, and cancelled merit increases for 2009 to contain costs.
- ValeInco, the nickel mining and processing division of Brazil's Companhia Vale do Rio Doce , said it will eliminate about 900 full-time jobsin the face of slumping prices.
said it would shut most of its U.S. consumer lending business, cutting 6,100 jobs, but that it was ready for acquisitions in its traditional stronghold of Asia where many banks are pulling out to focus on their core markets.
—Sources: AP, Reuters, with CNBC.com staff.