More proof you brick-n-mortar store owners can’t directly blame the internet/high-tech competition for your demise. Incomplete list of U.S. internet/high-tech/communications job destruction announcements in November 2016:
Alabama: Operator of high tech golf driving ranges Topgolf revealed city administrators of Birmingham are giving Topgolf $1.5-million USD in tax incentives! Topgolf uses golf balls with RFID chips.
Arizona: Tempe based FirstSolar announced it will kill-off 1-thousand 6-hundred jobs in 2017! It’s not blamed on the economy, but on having to re-tool their factories to make a new type of solar panel.
California: Internet marketing company QuinStreet laying off 57 people in Foster City by January 2017. Pennsylvania based “Reverse logistics software and returns processing” company GENCO shutting down its Redlands ops, 26 jobs lost by the end of January 2017. SunEdison suddenly laid off 25 people in Belmont. SunPower issued multiple layoff WARNs, 116 jobs gone by February 2017! Despite reporting a surprise profit of $2-million USD, San Francisco based yelp suddenly laid off 175 international sales people due to declining international sales! It was revealed that San Francisco based Electronic Health Records (EHR) contractor McKesson eliminated 1-thousand 6-hundred jobs across the country, this past Spring 2016! In San Francisco, Twitter issued a layoff WARN, 67 people jobless two days after Xmas. AT&T eliminating 102 jobs in San Ramon, just two days after Xmas! Marvel Semiconductor issued multiple layoff WARNs for multiple locations, 171 jobs gone by January 2017! In Sunnyvale, NetApp eliminating 160 jobs by January 2017! Hewlett Packard (HP) finally notified the state that they laid off 609 people between July and August! Local news reports also revealed that HP laid off an additional 18 people in Roseville this month. In Santa Clara, Violin Memory eliminating 106 jobs by mid-January 2017! Also in Santa Clara, Intel eliminating 84 jobs right after Xmas, supposedly due to its poor performing ‘wearables’. Broadcom-Avago finally notified the state that it eliminated 1-thousand 318 jobs, between March and September! In Glendale, DreamWorks issued a layoff WARN, 170 jobs gone by the end of January! In Redwood City, Pebble Tech issued a shutdown WARN, 82 jobs gone by December. In San Mateo, GoPro suddenly laid off 138 people, according to their own WARN! Some news media reports say GoPro actually eliminated about 2-hundred jobs! In Mountain View, Symantec continues killing jobs, this time 84 layoffs by February 2017. Blue Coat Systems eliminating 27 jobs by February 2017. Internet used-car marketplace Beepi issued a shutdown WARN, 102 jobs gone by December! However, news reports say that 180 Beepi jobs are being lost due to the tech start-up merging with new rival fair.com! San Jose based ebay suddenly shutdown its tech development ops in India, all but 15 people lost their jobs. But wait, there’s more, those 15 people will come to America to take some ‘Merican’s tech job! Ebay laid off 50 people last year at the same tech development center. Asian news reports say that in India ebay is losing out to Amazon and Flipkart. In San Jose, Micrel issued a layoff WARN, 41 people outta work the day after Xmas. Cisco Systems suddenly laid off 42 people. CAM-BAS issued a shutdown WARN, 44 jobs gone in January 2017. Los Angeles based Rubicon Project laid off 125 people blaming a “comprehensive realignment of the business”! Tustin based Ricoh Electronics announced it is leaving The Golden State for Georgia, at least 147 jobs lost by October 2017!
Connecticut: ‘Materials’ supplier for circuit boards Rogers Corporation laying off at least 50 people in 2017. Verizon issued mass layoff WARNs, 558 jobs gone by March 2017! Norwalk based Frontier Communications eliminating
Florida: In Boca Raton, NTT America laying off 15 people in January 2017. After 13 years marketer Kre8 Media now chapter 7 bankrupt busted and dead.
Idaho: Bodybuilding.com suddenly laid off 90 people in Boise. The warning-less layoffs were revealed by unnamed employees who reported it to local news media. Company admin admitted they are conducting “organizational downsizing” as part of their plans to expand their internet ops (never mind that it directly contradicted the new CEO’s statements, earlier in the year, that they would hire more people).
Illinois: Crane’s Chicago Business eliminating jobs.
Indiana: Indianapolis based Angie’s List suddenly laid off 150 people after 3rd quarter losses that were double the losses of the same time last year!
Kentucky: Maker of electronic gas meters Itron shutting down its 37 years old Owen County factory, 411 jobs lost over the next two years! Local news reports say local officials said the shutdown announcement “caught us by surprise”.
Michigan: The Detroit News-Detroit Free Press warning of layoffs if their employees don’t except buyout offers.
Montana: Blue Cross and Blue Shield eliminating 12 InfoTech jobs by March 2017.
New York: The Wall Street Journal eliminating more jobs as it switches to a new format newspaper. The new version will have fewer sections. NYC based, and now Verizon owned, AOL suddenly laid off 5-hundred people! NYC based, and Clinton supporter, Univision laying off as many as 250 people due partly to a $30-million USD loss in its 3rd quarter! NYC based Thomson Reuters announced it will kill-off 2-thousand jobs globally in 2017, calling it “transforming”! In NYC, Charter Communications issued a shutdown WARN, 43 jobs gone before the end of the year due to merger with Time-Warner. In Port Washington, Entertainment One shutting down by June 2017, 65 jobs lost. Insurance company New York Life plans on eliminating InfoTech jobs between February 2017 and March 2018, via outsourcing/off-shoring. That Which Cannot be Named powerless to stop Yeshiva University from shutting down their Israel Henry Beren Campus Technology Services Division a week before Xmas.
North Carolina: California based McKesson laid off 60 EHR employees in Charlotte, in addition to the 16-hundred job losses during Spring of this year. Charlotte based FairPoint Communications warned 110 employees in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire of possible layoffs! Union reps say the actual number of employees targeted for layoffs is 153!
Ohio:TV station WNWO eliminating its in-house news department and contracting with a station in Indiana.
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review printed its last hard-copy edition, 106 jobs lost to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s new internet publishing only!
Texas: Marketing software maker Yodle eliminating 1-hundred jobs due to being taken over by rival web.com.
Washington: Intel shutting down their DuPont location, 77 layoffs begin after Xmas, some news reports say it’s because of low sales of its ‘wearables’. Tech news reports say Cyanogen is shutting down its Seattle ops after Xmas. Some employees can transfer to California. Blucora moving its HQ to Texas, 35 Bellevue jobs lost by June 2017.
Tech/Communications shutdown October 2016: NO MORE VERIZON AS IT KILLS 162K JOBS, SO FAR!
SELF DRIVE CAR FAIL: HUMAN DRIVERS UNABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL FROM ROBOT DRIVER?
HIGH TECH FAIL: JAPAN JOINS THE DUMBING DOWN CROWD!
ObamaCare November 2016: “IF I HAVE TO PISS AND SHIT ON MYSELF, I WOULD RATHER BE DEAD!”
Banking/Retail/Service sector November 2016: “NOBODY EVEN KNOWS WE’RE HERE!” 1 STATE, 4-THOUSAND JOBS GONE AFTER XMAS!
Federal, State & Local govt. shenanigans November 2016: “THOSE HALCYON DAYS ARE OVER” ARE ‘LAWMAKERS’ HIGH ON LEGALIZED MARY-JANE?
Food crisis November 2016: “…LEAN TIMES FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD.”
Dumbing Down, November 2016: “FINANCIAL EXIGENCY” MO PROOF MO EDUCATION DOES NOT EQUAL MO MONEY!