Mike: The Air Force relased it’s Fiscal Year 2010 Force Structure Announcement, which highlights base employment for both military and civilian personnel: Warning PDF: http://video.onset.freedom.com/newsherald/klvflt-afplan.pdf.

Since Air Force cuts will affect nearly every state, I thought I’d post this today instead of waiting till Monday.

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Larger layoff announcements and important economic reports:


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Microsoft/Google/IBM and other Rumors & News

msft5– At an investors meeting on Thursday, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said the company had “nothing to say” about a possible search deal with Microsoft. “If we ever have a deal with Microsoft, it will be announced publicly and until we do, we have nothing to say.”

msft6– Microsoft today announced pricing plans for its new Windows 7 operating system, which will end up costing consumers less than its oft-vilified Vista counterpart.

via New Vista Buyers Will Get Free Upgrade to Windows 7 – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com.

msft7– Microsoft on Tuesday released a beta version of its new free anti-virus offering, Microsoft Security Essentials (a.k.a “Morro”). My review, in short: the program is a fast, easy to use and unobtrusive new addition to the stable of free anti-virus options available today.

General Economic News

– There are many reasons for the rising delinquency rate. Earlier today we discussed some new research suggesting a number of homeowners with negative equity are walking away from their homes (“ruthless default”). There are also negative events that can lead to delinquencies – like death, disease, and divorce – but one of the main drivers is probably loss of income.

Government Layoff News

-SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness says he will need to lay off 209 deputies because of budget cuts.

That’s nearly double the number of deputies McGinness had previously said he would lay off after the county board of supervisors adopted it’s budget.

via Sacramento sheriff: 209 deputies to be let go – San Jose Mercury News

US and some Canada Layoff News

usaf– LAYTON, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Utah’s largest single-site employer will face huge job cuts next year. More than 700 people at Hill Air Force Base will get their pink slips. The announcement was made Friday.

via Hill Air Force Base will face more than 700 job cuts – ABC 4.com – Salt Lake City, Utah News .

usaf1– TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force plans to cut nearly 600 military positions and four civilian positions from Tyndall Air Force Base as part of their 2010 restructuring plan.

Under the plan, the base would see 588 military personnel slots eliminated but an increase of 62 civilian positions, according to the Air Force’s Web site. Air Force officials also plan to cut all 48 F-15s from the base. The base is home to about 3,500 active-duty military and 2,000 civilian jobs.

via Tyndall to lose nearly 600 military jobs under Air Force plan (see DOCUMENT) – UPDATE – The News Herald.

– 150 lose jobs at Evergreen, Pablo

Plum Creek Timber Co. stopped the Pablo sawmill blades for the last time Friday and shuttered the Evergreen mill and remanufacturing plant indefinitely.

Eighty-seven people were laid off in Pablo, 63 in Evergreen and 23 at the Columbia Falls mill, which will remain open.

via Northwest Montana Daily Inter Lake > Archives > News > Local Montana > Closing time for two mills.

International Layoff News

– Tata Motors has said that more UK job cuts are likely at Jaguar Land Rover, which sent the company to a thumping loss for the year.

Hiring News and News You Can Use

– Aegis Limited, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider that offers customer lifecycle management solutions, today announced it plans to hire over 1,000 employees in the U.S. to support a leading healthcare provider. Over the next 30-45 days, Aegis plans to hire over 700 employees in Irving, Texas, and over 300 employees in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

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