Mike: Thanks for visiting The Layoff List. The layoff announcements are surprisingly light this AM and I hope it stays that way. Today brings us retail sales numbers (ICSC-Goldman Store Sales,  Redbook) and the ISM Non-Mfg Index  report, which is a business activity index.  Bank stress test results are due on Thursday, but the government is […]

Continue reading about May 5 – More Microsoft layoffs? Yes, Microsoft cuts up to 3000 more – Diebold to dump 300 – Banks stress tests: fact or fiction? – Fiat alliance could cost 18,000 EU jobs – Linde to Eliminate 3,000 EU Jobs – Adidas to chop 1000 – Amylin to cut about 200 – Wells Fargo starts big layoffs – Ford Michigan Truck may add 1,500 jobs

                         Mike: Hello to all and thanks for visiting the new home of  The Layoff List. WordPress is giving me some trouble this Sunday, so updates may be delayed. Mike: Credit card legislative actions are long overdue, but NY Senator Charles Schumer has an odd way of describing the relationship between the so called “credit […]

Continue reading about May 1, 2, 3 – Chrysler bankruptcy: the aftermath – Credit card bill of rights passes House: What’s in it for you? – NYC plans 13,500 layoffs – NASA jobs: first 160 of 900 gone today – Consumer confidence soars, while factory orders and car sales plunge – Sovereign Bank cuts 950

Mike: A good Thursday to one and all. Today’s Jobless Claims report came in at 631,000, which is 14,000 less than expected. That’s decent news, but it should not be taken as the final word, since the revised numbers have been higher each week for the past six months. On the other hand, a reduction in the […]

Continue reading about April 30 – Jobless claims fall to 631,000 – Record 6.27 million collecting unemployment benefits – UBS axed 2,000 U.S. jobs – Fujifilm to cut or transfer 5,000 – BASF to cut > 2,000 jobs worldwide – Textron cuts 2100 more – Chrysler to file for bankruptcy – Motorola cuts 500 more