Incomplete list of publicly announced layoffs & shutdowns:
British empire Canada based aircraft maker Bombardier laid off 380 people in Mexico, and 620 people in Kansas U.S.A.! Company administrators have halted production of the new larger Learjet 85 due to lack of sales.
Alabama: In Huntsville, Synapse Wireless laid off 25 people. It’s blamed on healthcare industry changes caused by Obama Care: “Synapse is altering its focus in its healthcare business and redeploying many of its engineers……While there will be cutbacks in the healthcare division, it is still an important part of our business.”
California: What automotive industry recovery? In Canoga park, Vista Ford car dealer issued a WARN saying they are shutting down in March, at least 11 jobs lost. In San Francisco, internet dating service Zooks laid off at least 25 people. Company administrators have also delayed their IPO, data shows the dating service has seen declining revenues since 2013. Foothill Ranch based female clothing store Wet Seal officially chapter 11 bankrupt busted, this after already announcing plans to kill off 3-thousand jobs under operation Store Project! In El Segundo, evil taxsucking Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contractor Leidos issued a WARN saying 80 people will be laid off in March. Also in El Segundo, British empire Canada based U.S. taxsucker spacecraft contractor COM DEV issued a WARN saying 53 people will be laid off in March. A WARN says the Arcadia Vons Pavillion SuperStore will shutdown on 18 March 2015, at least 168 jobs lost! Raybern Foods issues several WARNS saying they are shutting down in Hayward and Oakland, by May, at least 158 jobs lost! In Fullerton, Walt Disney Parks-Resorts issued a WARN saying they will eliminate 85 costume maker jobs in May.
Connecticut: In Meridian, God refuses to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Saint Stanislaus School. In Pomfret, after nine years Celebrations Gallery announced it will shutdown in February. In Norwich, after six years Chacer’s Bar & Grill shutdown, the co-owner blaming the suck ass economy not only for shutting them down but for destroying his marriage: “It wasn’t easy at all, and it took a toll on our marriage. It stinks because we had a lot of fun in that business.”-Geoffrey Chase
Illinois: In Mount Vernon, after 31 years the owners of Office Furniture Warehouse announced they were shutting down by March. It sounds like they were made a big money offer they couldn’t refuse by competitor Midwest Office Supply.
Iowa: In West Des Moines, clothing stores Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids shutdown.
Maryland: Labinal Power Systems joins the corporate stagnation tax sucking shell game, shutting down their Salisbury factory and moving to Texas by 2016. Salisbury to lose at least 650 jobs! Employees say company administrators outright lied to them: “It just feels so underhanded, especially after they told us our jobs were safe two weeks ago. My girlfriend, her brother, father and uncle all work here. They are ruining families’ lives!”-Chris Bowers
Michigan: Inhumanely the state Department of Human Services announced it will eliminate 100 jobs and shutdown two offices in February! Their operating budget was slashed by $7.5-million USD!
Minnesota: Less than one year after officially opening its first stores in Canada, Minneapolis based retailer Target threw in the towel, basically saying the Canadian economy sucks ass! All 133 stores to shutdown and 17-thousand 6-hundred Canadians will become jobless!
Missouri: The Casino Queen laid off 20 people and reduced operating hours by two per day. Casino administrators report a 4.6% drop in revenue from December 2013 to December 2014, they blame too much competition. In Saint Louis, popular Star Clipper comic book store shutdown. The owner, who is also a tax attorney, says the economy is just to volatile: “The last couple of years, though business has been good, have been difficult to predict. And it just seemed like a good time.”-Benjamin Trujillo
Nebraska: Obama Care forcing CHI Health to kill off a minimum of 156 jobs: “As the landscape of the health care industry changes, how health care systems are organized changes as well. In an effort to bring healthcare costs down, across the country, expense reductions are being made and staffing is being restructured. CHI Health is no different, and will be reducing its workforce across the organization. Many of the reductions will be accomplished through attrition, and not filling open positions. However, the plan also includes the elimination of 156 active positions, about 1 percent of its workforce.”-company statement
New Mexico: Yates Petroleum revealed they have already eliminated 15 of their local oil jobs. Company administrators say they’ve been preparing for layoffs since September 2014, apparently the price of oil was too low back then even though it averaged $97 per barrel for West Texas Intermediate. In Sante Fe, clothing store J Crew shutdown. Also, clothing store Eileen Fisher shutdown.
New York: In Buffalo, Fenner Precision amended their WARN saying their shutdown has been moved to March, at least 60 jobs lost. In NYC, Rivington House amended their WARN saying The Nicholas A. Rango Healthcare Facility will now shutdown in February, at least 214 jobs lost! Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University amended their WARN saying the shutdown of their Substance Abuse Treatment Centers is now on hold. Montefiore Medical Center is supposed to be taking over the substance abuse operations.
North Carolina: New Obama Care taxes forcing Illinois based drug and medical device maker Hospria to shutdown their Clayton factory by the 2nd half of 2015, at least 250 jobs lost! Iconic fruit supplier Chiquita announced it is pulling its HQ out of Charlotte, causing 320 jobs to be in limbo! Apparently company administrators don’t think the millions in taxpayer funded incentives are enough (they promised to pay back all the taxpayer funded incentives they got). Chiquita was taken over by Brazilian venture capitalists. A local politician had an epiphany about the unAmerican corporate America taxsucking shell game: “You can’t expect loyalty from any company if you’re paying them to move. Government was basically prostituting themselves to get them here. … Nobody falls in love with a prostitute.”-Bill James, Mecklenburg County commissioner
Ohio: Owens Community College eliminated 50 occupied and vacant positions, as well as cut wages and salaries. They also proposed new taxes, blaming increased employment costs caused mainly by higher insurance and retirement rates mandated by Obama Care!
Pennsylvania: A fundraising company that raises money for schools by selling food, Market Day, announced they would layoff 43 people in Cranberry Township by March. It’s blamed on crashing sales. In Upper Allen Township, after 39 years the owners of Gehman & Co furniture store announced they are being forced to shutdown in March. The greedy property owner refuses to renew the lease.
Washington: Iconic Starbucks announced it will layoff a “small number” of employees at its Seattle HQ. British empire Australia based heavy engineering company Bradken is shutting down their foundry in Chehalis, 91 jobs lost. Bradken reported their profits crashed 64% in the last half of 2014!
Wyoming: The Wyoming Medical Center laid off five administrators, directly blaming Obama Care: “In response to rapid and challenging changes in the healthcare market, Wyoming Medical Center regretfully announced today the elimination of five leadership positions. Other management positions will be realigned in order to streamline operations and become more efficient in the way we deliver care.”
13-14-January-2015: proof oil job losses are not due to oil prices!
The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) doesn’t count the hundreds of layoffs involving less than 50 people each, in its mass layoff reports. It also doesn’t count all the little ‘mom & pop’ businesses that shutdown. It doesn’t count people who get a severance for being laid off.