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By judy golden

To track reversals in the world of work for workers and companies


Friday 5/22
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Reversals Nineteen
April job cuts increased 47% from 2008 – government, auto and total lowest since October
Firings to 132,590 compared to 08 90k
342,000 households got 1+ foreclosure-related notices in April 1/374 highest since Jan 05.
Employers cut 539,000 jobs in April
Unemployment from 8.5 to 8.9% and claims to 631,000 and continuing claims to 6.66M ending
5/16
Large business employment decline by 77000 and medium declined 231k and small size declined
183k . Job cut announced 132k in April decline 12% from March and lowest total since October
Gaming jobs – 6300 lost or 12% since June 08
Newspaper – 9794 out in US in 2009
Chain stores – sales fell 1.2% week of 5/10
566,277 – layoffs at 500 largest public companies since 11/1/08

GM – close 1100 dealerships franchises not renewed after Jan 2010 and import Chinese made
carts. Fritz Henderson
CA – state of starts job cuts with 5000 government workers 5% and reduce funding for health
and human services and higher education
Nike – global workforce reduced by 5% or 1750 and 500 out in OR
IBM – take time is voluntary in NY 1/3 pay during summer
Vidoop – OR security and authentication software layoffs

By judy golden
To track reversals in the world of work for workers and companies
Friday 5/22
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Reversals Nineteen
South Fla Sun-Sentinel – 30 newsroom people out
The City Star – SF CA owned by Clarity Media and closed to become part of Examiner
Wednesday and Friday
Seagate – 110 out CA 2.5% including top management like Brian Dexheimer president consumer
solutions and 5 senior VP an 17VP out 20% of jobs at or above president
Caterpillar – 985 out
Waterworks – chapter XI bathroom fixture closed 20 stores and its 31 year old company to keep
18 stores
Tech Mahindra – layoff 14000 Satyam people New management
Saga Foods – Hungaray 500 out of 1800.
Rohm& Haas – mass layoff PA owned by Dow – layoff toinclude two directors and category
manager
Stock Building Supply – 2200 jobs lumberyards closed NC construction materials to builders
and contractors with 7200. Gores Group Los Angeles bought 51% sstake from Wolseley Plc UK
owned it since 1986.
Fruit of the Loom – Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary 80 ou tin Ala
Applied materials – 300 out
American Express – 4000 jobs 6%
Bendix Systems – 100 out Commercial Vehicle Systems laid off or furloughed worldwide
Hutchinson Technology – 2000 44% MN disc drive and biomeasurement
Freescale Semiconductor 900 out 2004 Rich Beyer TX

By judy golden
To track reversals in the world of work for workers and companies
Friday 5/22
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Reversals Nineteen
Baidu – China – workers strike over pay cut
Sutter Health – 121 IT jobs in CA health system
NebuAd – ad targeter closed – lawsuits over privacy violations and beta testing with Charter
Communications led to class action suit
Medtronic – MDT to cut 1500 to 1800 jobs
Greyhound -187 out in TX and 93 at parent company FirstGroup America
Intl Automotive Components – 133 on furlough IAC Local 2999
USPS – 25000 jobs out in 09 to 635000. Jon Potter
Associated Press – AP buyouts to 263 people until 6/22 for technology people and others in US
until 7/23
WMA – William Morris Endeavor Entertainment – agents and assistants in LA and NY and
David Lonner, Steve Rabineauand Aaron Kaplan leaving as ranking agents
Trusera – health site closed was called PeerWisdom – connect people with similar health issues –
founded by former Amazon Keith Schorsch in 2008 WA
Whataburger – FL 400 out and close stores
Jeld-Wen windows – 247 out plant laying off workers
Berkeley Unified school district – lay off 10 classified with clerks, custodians, bus drivers

By judy golden
To track reversals in the world of work for workers and companies
Friday 5/22
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Reversals Nineteen
Getty Publications – 20% out new and longtime people
Guardian News & Media – 38 out under voluntary reduncancy plan UK
Free Press – MI Gannett 10% layoff
Salt Lake Tribune – 3 graphics and online people out
Los Angeles Daily – 1 metro reporter out
Wellcare health Plans – 360 0ut FL 9% Administer Medicare and Medicaid programs for federal
and state agencies and there are investigations into their business so no new Medicare enrollees
Panasonic – 15000 out GA Japan – closing plants in Japan and US
HP – 6400 out and cut salaries of EDS people by 10% for April temporary cut for anyone
making above 40k Mark Hurd
Just Cause – CA Avalanche studios noticed 20 people – Just Cause 2 for Eidos and the Hunter for
Emote games – Studio
Endicott Interconnect Technology – NY 240 out
American Express – NY 4000 out across business units markets and staff groups
Nokia – 170 out global in production and logistics for mobile devices and buouts to 320 at
manufacturing plant in Finland and similar program for 100 gloobal Nokia employees . handset
Lockheed Martin – MD – 130 out with Pentagon budget cxuts layoffs in systems integration in
NY
Foonz – VOIP service suspended

By judy golden
To track reversals in the world of work for workers and companies
Friday 5/22
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Reversals Nineteen

Tailrank – news aggregation gone and company focusing on platform that lets researchers and
developers tap into services volumes of blog data. Spinn2r . Tailrank in 2005 to compete with
Techmeme.
NebuAd – enable Internet service providers to offer behavioral advertising based on ones web
surfing closed consumer privacy lawsuit Like Phorm in UK
QinetiQ – UK secret weapons tester cuts 400 jobs
UPS Airlines – 80 mechanics out
Autodesk – CA 430 out and close some facilities
Intel – 300 jobs out in IRE redundancy
MS – cuts 300 jobs in CN and Taiwan
IBM – 100 out in Taiwan
S&K Menswear – closing all stores
Television Broadcasts Ltd – layoff 110 in HK Stephen Chan Chi-wan GM

By judy golden
To track reversals in the world of work for workers and companies
Friday 5/22
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Reversals Nineteen
Legal:
DLA Piper – cut salaries associate from 145k to 130K and Partners Of Counsel and Seior
Counsel reduced
Simmons & Simmons – UK 91 people out
Thacher Proffitt & Wood – dissolved
Hunton & Williams – 23 attorney and 64 staff - 2% of 1000 attorneys and 6% of staff. Wally
Martinez.
Sonnestein, Nath & Rosenthal – to cut associates salaries Elliott Portnoy ending lockstep
compensation
Fish & Richardson – 120 out second round in 09. Cold offered 1/3 of incoming first years and
another 1/3 starts on time and rest deferred to 10/2010. Half of the deferred get stipend of
5k/month for 12 months and reimbursement for healthcare. Other half not getting hired get
stipend for six months and reimbursement for health care and may or may not be hired in mid
2010
Bircham Dyson Bell – 15 out