Lots of ugly news as thousands of people across the country are being pounded by layoffs. Here is a list of the top layoff actions in the news this week.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Bank of America will fire 16,000 people this year.
Siemens announced Tuesday it will layoff 407 of its 660 employees at its Fort Madison wind blade plant according to RadioIowa.com
American Airlines sent out more than 11,000 layoff warning notices, including more than 1,500 in Florida according to CBS Miami
According to Bloomsbert Businessweek, on Tuesday, Virginia-based Alpha Natural Resources announced it was immediately closing eight mines — four in West Virginia, three in Virginia and one in Pennsylvania — and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide by early 2013.
Around 150 jobs will be affected as the Faurecia plant in Dexter, MO reorganizes some of its production activities per ABC affiliate KAIT8.COM
In Washington state almost 290 at the Hanford cleanup site will get layoff notices this week according to the Tri-City Herald
So to review the industries that are being hit from the above layoffs:
- Financial – Bank of America
- Green Technology – Siemens
- Transportation – American Airlines
- Mining / Industrial / Energy – Alpha Natural Resources
- Manufacturing / Automotive – Faurecia
- Government – Hanford Cleanup Site
All of these industries are supposed to be in the rebound in today’s economy… Seems to us that these notices are just another reason to get yourself prepared.
Learn the skill of job search, might be you next time.