Mike: Good day to all and welcome to another week of The Layoff List.  The only notable bit of economic news this day is Housing Market Index, which bounced last month from historically low readings. An improved housing market can lead to improved employment, especially in construction and building materials. With the buying season in bloom, […]

Continue reading about May 18 – GM/Chrysler dealership closings could cost 160,000 + jobs – GM wants to import more foreign made vehicles – USPS has cut 25,000 jobs this year – Alliance Boots to Cut 1,500 – Harley-Davidson to chop another 400 – LSU cuts 300 hospital jobs – Homebuilder sentiment up in May – How stressed is your county? – American Express slashing 4,000 jobs

Mike: Good day to you all and thanks for visiting The Layoff List. I won’t be able to add any additional information to this post, since WordPress has decided it doesn’t like something about new material in this post and it keeps crashing each time I add a link. I may add a Sunday post, […]

Continue reading about May 15, 16, 17 – GM to close about 1100 dealerships, import Chinese-made vehicles – CA starts job cuts with 5000 notices today – SF to cut 1000, if no union concessions – Stock Building Supply to cut 2200 more

Mike: I thought that jobless claims would increase, but I was surprised it increased by 32,000, since the auto manufacturers layoff announcements didn’t occur until last week.  Initial jobless claims rose by 32,000 to 637,000 in the week ended May 9, from a revised 605,000 the prior week, the Labor Department said today in Washington. […]

Continue reading about May 14 – Jobless claims jump to 637,000 – Continuing claims rise to record 6.56 million – Chrysler closes 789 dealers – UK’s BT to cut 15,000 more – Drug makers offering freebies to unemploymed – Canada’s CAE to chop 700 – More IBM layoff rumors – Nike to cut 1750 worldwide