layofflist on July 18th, 2009

Mike: Good day to you all and thanks for dropping by. I thought using the word “hiatus” (a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.) was an accurate description of what follows for The Layoff List and I explain that below. While I thoroughly enjoy bringing you layoff and economic news of […]

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MIke: Good dayto all and thanks for visiting The Layoff List. The following story continues to show the hypocrisy of South Carolina’s governor, Mark Sanford. Recall that Mark Sanford originally rejected some federal stimulus funds, including those tied to increased unemployment benefits. While he was the last governor to accept the $25 weekly unemployment check […]

Continue reading about June housing construction rises more than expected – Swedbank to cut 3600 – Morgan Stanley Smith Barney starting layoffs – Parker Hannifin cutting 230 jobs – Update: Cisco cutting up to 700

Mike: The Jobless Claims report shows that: The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since January, depressed by shifts in the timing of auto plant shutdowns. Initial jobless claims dropped by 47,000 to 522,000, lower than forecast, in the week ended July 11, from a revised 569,000 […]

Continue reading about Jobless claims fall to 522,000 – Continuing claims plunge due to auto closures – Gov. Rick Perry’s failures result in 1000s of Texans losing unemployment benefits – Harley-Davidson to cut 1000 more – Lloyds to cut another 1200 – McGraw-Hill chops 550 – Chicago: 400 laid off – Cisco dumping up to 700