Planned Layoffs

  • Planned Layoffs Jump

    Planned Layoffs Jump

    The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in March but downsizing by retail companies still helped the first quarter rack up the largest amount of cuts in over a year, a report showed on Thursday. Employers announced 49,255 planned job cuts last month, down 11% from 55,356 in February, according to the... Continue Reading

  • Layoff Rumors? How To Prepare For The Worst

    Layoff Rumors? How To Prepare For The Worst

    By Chelsea Emery Never mind coal. There may be pink slips in some holiday stockings this year. The end of the year can be a dangerous season for employees. As companies make last-minute attempts to adjust payrolls or to meet earnings goals, layoffs tend to pick up. Continue Reading

  • Planned Layoffs Surge To 3-Month High, And Bloodbath May Not Be Over

    Planned Layoffs Surge To 3-Month High, And Bloodbath May Not Be Over

    Planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose for the third month in a row in November, partly driven by the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands, a report showed on Thursday. Employers announced 57,081 job cuts last month, the highest level since May and up nearly 20 percent from 47,724 in October, according to the report from... Continue Reading

  • Planned Job Cuts Jump 41%, 5-Month High, Report Says

    Planned Job Cuts Jump 41%, 5-Month High, Report Says

    The number of planned layoffs by firms jumped 41.1 percent in October to the highest level in five months, although the number includes more than 10,000 jobs in U.S.-owned auto plants in Europe, a report said on Thursday. Employers announced 47,724 planned job cuts last month, up from September's 33,816,... Continue Reading

  • Report: Employers Cutting Way Back On Layoffs

    Report: Employers Cutting Way Back On Layoffs

    The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms in September rose 4.9 percent after hitting a 20-month low in August, a report on Thursday showed. Employers announced planned job cuts of 33,816 last month, up from 32,239 in August, according to the report from consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Continue Reading