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Friday, September 21, 2012

More layoffs announced

Unemployed workers wait for food in downtown Atlanta. (Photo by Tomi Johnson)
The Wall Street Journal reports today that Bank of America will layoff 16,000 workers by year's end.

Here is a list of other layoff announcements within the last three months:
Hewlett-Packard (HP) - 29,000 by end of 2014
American Airlines - 11,000 employee layoff notices delivered (estimate 4,400 actually to be let go)

Alpha Natural Resources of Virginia - 1,200 mining jobs company-wide by early 2013
Arch Coal Inc's of St. Louis - 750 full-time positions in Appalachia

San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California - 730 employees by end of 4th quarter 2012
Lockheed Martin in Salina, N.Y. - 450 to 500 workers
ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Calvert, Ala. - 197 (143 are hourly positions)
Detroit Fire Department - 164 laid off firefighters (some will be called back when federal grant is received 

Newton Energy Mine in Comfort, W. Va - 116 layoffs
General Dynamics in Scranton, Pa. - 60 workers
City of Hartford, Conn. - 12 middle managers
Best Buy - numerous experienced field service technicians
NHL Florida Panthers - number unconfirmed

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