Layoffs

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Halliburton – To cut 1,000 jobs

One of the largest oil service companies in the world scaled-back its workforce recently as prices remain stymied. Halliburton Co. announced it would cut 1,000 jobs amid falling oil prices. The layoffs will take place in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. No jobs in the Americas would be affected by the cuts. … Continue reading

NYT cutting more than 100 newsroom jobs

With the holidays around the corner, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. will start handing out pink slips to 21 Newspaper Guild members on Tuesday. The cuts come after the company fell short of its goal of cutting 100 newsroom jobs through from a combination of voluntary buyouts. With the just announced layoffs, the … Continue reading

Mining – Anglo American to cut about 60,000 jobs by 2017

Global miner Anglo American said on Tuesday it aimed to slim down its workforce and warned of a delay in reaching a key return on capital target due to weaker metal prices, putting its long-term revamp strategy in doubt.The company said by 2017 a programme of divestments and productivity improvements would leave it with around … Continue reading

BP – Thousands of job cuts to come

BP will cut thousands of jobs cut across its global oil and gas business by the end of next year in a $1 billion restructuring programme announced on Wednesday following steep falls in oil prices. The British oil major said it was also considering deeper cuts to its 2015 budget beyond the $1-$2 billion reduction … Continue reading

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – To cut 900 research and sales jobs

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) is to shed hundreds of U.S. commercial and research jobs, restructuring operations in its biggest market where drug sales are flagging. A total of 900 posts will be eliminated at GSK’s Research Triangle Park site in North Carolina as drug research is consolidated in Philadelphia and in Stevenage, near London, according to a … Continue reading

Toyota in Australia – To cut 2,600 jobs

Japanese auto major Toyota Motor Corp. (TM: Quote) Wednesday said its production and sales subsidiary in Australia, Toyota Motor Corp. Australia Ltd. or TMCA, would consolidate its corporate functions in Melbourne, that will lead to closure of operations in Sydney. Toyota Motor noted that TMCA’s new business structure will be from 2018 onward. According to … Continue reading

Hewlett-Packard (HP) – More layoffs to come

HP has laid off 41,000 people (with about 9,000 people left to go) under its current downsizing plan for 2014. On Tuesday, the company hinted that more layoffs could be coming with its plans to separate itself into two huge companies. During its quarterly conference call, Wall Street analysts asked for details about HP’s plans … Continue reading

Korea – Government to ease rules for layoffs

The government is considering easing rules for layoffs and overhauling pay systems to ease the plight of non-regular workers. Since any changes are likely to come at the cost of regular workers’ rights, it will certainly entail a major union backlash. “Without reform in the labor market, it isn’t easy to continue creating decent jobs. … Continue reading

Peugeot in France – To cut 3,450 jobs in 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen (PEUP.PA) is preparing to cut another 3,450 French jobs next year as the troubled carmaker pursues a recovery plan under new Chief Executive Carlos Tavares, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. The cuts, to be achieved through a combination of early retirements, voluntary buyouts and internal transfers, will be presented … Continue reading

US – All recessions the same for husbands losing job and wives

Earlier research showed an added-worker effect for wives when their husbands stopped working during the Great Recession (December 2007–June 2009) but not when husbands stopped working in recent years of prosperity (2004–2005). By including one recession per decade for the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, this article builds upon that research by using Current Population Survey … Continue reading

ABN Amro – To cut up to 1,000 jobs

ABN Amro Group NV, the state-owned Dutch lender preparing for a share sale next year, will cut as many as 1,000 jobs by 2018 and shrink its branch network as customers move to banking on their phones. via ABN Amro to Cut Up to 1,000 Jobs in Consumer Bank by 2018 – Bloomberg.

Council Jobs in UK – More than 20000 to be cut says union

Plans are underway to cut more than 20,000 jobs at 26 councils, a survey by the GMB union has found.The union says the cuts, coming on top of 900,000 public sector jobs lost since 2010, means that essential public services are being cut to the bone. Figures published by the Office of National Statistics show … Continue reading

JPMorgan – To cuts 8,000 more mortgage and card jobs

JPMorgan Chase & Co. expects to eliminate 8,000 more jobs this year in mortgage and community banking than it forecast 20 months ago as profit and revenue from the businesses drop. What’s happened is that refinancing activity has fallen way off as super-low interest rates pulled forward refi demand, and depleted normal rates to come. … Continue reading

SNC-Lavalin – To cut 4,000 jobs

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is slashing almost 10 per cent of its global workforce and sharply revising downward its 2014 outlook as it exits underperforming businesses and imposes more cost-cutting measures. Montreal-based SNC said Thursday it will over the next 18 months scale back some activities and restructure and streamline some of its operations and corporate … Continue reading

Layoffs in US – Challenger reports employers announced 51,000 layoffs in October, up 68% from September

Announced layoffs swung higher last month, rising to about 51,000 in October, bouncing up from a 14-year low in September, according to data released Thursday by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Led by retail job cuts, October’s announced layoffs were up 68% from 30,000 in September and 12% from 46,000 announced cuts in October … Continue reading

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