Colorado Editorial Roundup
Greeley Tribune, March 12, on it not being fair to link layoffs at University of Northern Colorado with Campus Commons project:
We've said numerous times that efforts on the part of leaders...
Nissan lays off 381, down from 700 originally projected
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says fewer contract workers than previously announced were laid off from its Mississippi plant.
The company tells Mississippi officials that it cut 381...
Genworth Financial to layoff about 80 employees
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A company has announced the layoff of about 80 employees, including 35 in a Virginia city.
The News & Advance reported Monday that Genworth Financial announced the...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's decision to cut almost 1,400 jobs from a northern Illinois plant could trigger the loss of nearly 2,300 additional jobs across the region, according to a...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Devon Energy has confirmed that it is eliminating 200 jobs as it executes plans to sell or spin off its North Texas and Canadian assets.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Western Illinois University has laid off 132 employees due to budget difficulties.
Officials at the Macomb school say 29 faculty members, 89 civil service workers, a...
Mass layoffs down in Indiana so far in 2019
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — New data from state officials show the number of mass layoffs in Indiana has fallen so far this year compared to the same time last year.
Northern New York mine lays off more than half its workers
FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) — A zinc mine that opened last June in northern New York has announced it's laying off more than half its workforce.
Titan Mining says it's laying off 108 workers and...
Mokulele Airlines loses about 24 employees after purchase
HONOLULU (AP) — Southern Airways says it is laying off 10 percent of Mokulele Airlines' staff after acquiring the Big Island-based carrier earlier this month.
Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money.
Nationwide Insurance more than doubles Des Moines job cuts
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nationwide Insurance has more than doubled the number of Des Moines job cuts it announced last fall.
Nationwide said in November that about 80 workers in Des Moines...
Wyoming’s Cloud Peak Energy cuts 15 salaried jobs
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — One of Wyoming's largest coal producers has cut 15 salaried jobs, including most of its lobbying team.
Hampshire College announces initial round of layoffs
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Hampshire College says it will announce an initial round of layoffs this week as it continues to search for possible merger.
Nearly 600 Shopko workers facing layoffs in May
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Labor officials say nearly 600 Wisconsin workers will lose their jobs when Shopko Stores closes another 11 stores statewide in May.
Shopko announced last year it planned to close stores nationwide and have been adding to the list of closures since then. The Green Bay area company filed for bankruptcy in January.
Goodyear to lay off workers this year at Alabama plant
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A Goodyear official says the tire company is planning layoffs at an Alabama plant.
News outlets quote a Goodyear communications manager as saying that the layoffs will happen at the company's plant in Gadsden. Barbara Hatala said in a statement Tuesday that employees will be laid off in the second quarter of this year as the factory reduces tire production.
She says Goodyear doesn't know yet which jobs or how many people will be laid off.
Fitness equipment maker lays off about 30 employees
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Fitness equipment manufacturer Nautilus Inc. has laid off about 30 employees at its headquarters in Vancouver, Washington, and at other locations.
The Columbian reports the layoffs that represented about 7 percent of its workforce included employees in customer service, information technology, product development, operations and marketing.
GM starts white-collar layoffs this week
- Idaho State JournalON Semiconductor announces layoffsMarch 13, 2019
- The Journal GazetteTelecommunications company to eliminate 300 Warsaw jobsFebruary 19, 2019
- Aiken StandardHundreds more MOX workers issued layoff notices at end of JanuaryFebruary 7, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewFive employees laid off at MAC in museum cost-cutting moveFebruary 6, 2019
- Houston ChronicleSysco cuts 300 from corporate support staffFebruary 5, 2019
General Motors starting white-collar layoffs this week
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is starting to lay off about 4,300 white-collar workers worldwide this week.
In November, the company said it wanted to cut 8,000 salaried and contract workers so it can raise profit margins and invest more in autonomous and electric vehicles.
The company says 2,200 white-collar employees took buyouts, while another 1,500 contract workers were let go.
Vice Media to cut 10 percent of workforce
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media is cutting 250 jobs globally as it seeks to achieve profitability. It is the latest round of layoffs as the media industry contracts.
The cuts affect about 10 percent of Vice's 2,500 staff, said company spokeswoman Danielle Carrig. But she said Vice plans to add jobs as well in departments including sales and digital news as it focuses on its units with potential for growth.
Former Southwest Airlines CEO James Parker dies at 72
DALLAS (AP) — James F. Parker, who succeeded Herb Kelleher as CEO of Southwest Airlines and led the carrier through the aftermath of the September 2001 terror attacks, has died. He was 72.
Parker died unexpectedly on Saturday night, according to Southwest.
Parker was a lawyer in San Antonio and former state assistant attorney general before joining Dallas-based Southwest in 1986. He was general counsel in June 2001 when he was named to replace Kelleher as CEO.
Digital media company BuzzFeed cutting 15 percent of jobs
NEW YORK (AP) — Digital media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim expenses and become profitable.
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote employees Wednesday that the layoffs will help BuzzFeed avoid having to raise money from investors again.
The privately held company has not been profitable for several years. It has raised hundreds of millions from such investors as Comcast's NBCUniversal.
Arkansas mental health provider announces layoffs
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A nonprofit mental health provider in Arkansas has announced plans to lay off more than 10 percent of its staff because of financial losses, which mental health advocates fear will limit access to important resources.
Verizon cutting about 800 jobs in troubled media business
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is cutting about 800 jobs, or 7 percent of its media and advertising employees, as it reorganizes the troubled division.
Bethune-Cookman University announces layoffs, pay cuts
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drastic changes are under way at Florida's Bethune-Cookman University due to crippling debts and a looming deadline to shore up finances.
Interim President Hubert Grimes outlined plans for salary cuts, employee layoffs and unpaid furloughs in a letter to employees on Tuesday.
Colorado Springs call center will close, lay off 200 workers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A cable TV company is closing a call center in Colorado Springs and laying off 200 people.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Saturday that WideOpenWest of Englewood will shut down the center on March 8.
SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce to become leaner
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, announcing Friday that it needs to become leaner to accomplish ambitious projects such as creating a spaceship that can carry astronauts to Mars.
"This action is taken only due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead and would not otherwise be necessary," the company said in a statement.
Newmont plans 120 layoffs in northeast Nevada by March
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Newmont Mining Corp. plans to lay off 120 workers by March at its mining operations in northeast Nevada.
The Elko Daily Free Press reports the workforce reduction is planned at facilities in Carlin west of Elko where the company operates gold mines at the Emigrant and Gold Quarry open pits and a related underground mine.
AstraZeneca laying off more than 200 workers in Colorado
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A biopharmaceutical company is laying off more than 200 employees in Colorado.
The Daily Camera reports the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's website has published AstraZeneca's notice to shut down operations in Boulder and Longmont.
Union sues GM, says laid-off workers should replace temps
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.
The union filed a federal lawsuit in Cleveland alleging that GM has temporary workers at its pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The lawsuit says GM has about 1,000 workers on layoff from several factories who should be working at the plant.
Ohio auto parts supplier latest victim of GM closure news
LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A company that produces seats for the Chevrolet Cruze has announced it is shutting down in the wake of General Motors' decision to idle the Ohio plant that builds the cars.
Lordstown Seating Systems is a subsidiary of automotive supply company Magna. A notice filed with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said the company with lay off almost all its workers at its northeastern Ohio facility.
Concerns raised about financial fate of Arkansas hospital
DE QUEEN, Ark. (AP) — Some workers and community leaders have raised concerns about the financial viability of an Arkansas hospital amid late paychecks and recent layoffs.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday that paychecks expected Dec. 14 weren't distributed until Friday for staff of De Queen Medical Center.
GM hopes to minimize pain of upcoming layoffs
GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy exit.
Columbia laboratory to lay off 177 workers next year
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia laboratory has announced plans to lay off 177 workers next year after being sold.
Tacoma newspaper to lay off dozens of employees
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — State officials say the News Tribune in Tacoma plans to lay off dozens of employees in 2019.
The Seattle Times reports the 67 affected positions are all related to the company's recent decision to outsource printing and ad-inserting to other printers in the region early next year, according to Publisher David Zeeck.
Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all
DETROIT (AP) — For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. If you worked hard and didn't screw up, you had a job for life with enough money to raise a family, take vacations and buy a weekend cottage in northern Michigan.
The Latest: Trump warns GM could lose subsidies over layoffs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and General Motors (all times local):
President Donald Trump is saying he's "very disappointed" in General Motors closing plants — and he says the White House is "looking at cutting all subsidies" for the auto giant.
Trump tweeted his warning Tuesday, a day after GM announced it would shutter five plants and slash 14,000 jobs in North America.
GM slashes thousands of jobs in tech shift
DETROIT (AP) — Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation.
The Latest: Trump has harsh remarks for GM over layoffs
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on General Motors' restructuring plans (all times local):
President Donald Trump says his administration and lawmakers are exerting "a lot of pressure" on General Motors in response to its decision to cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and possibly shutter up to five plants.
Treasurer sues as Selma government power struggle continues
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The treasurer of a city in Alabama's Black Belt is suing to be reinstated to her position, even as city officials continue to wrangle with a budget crisis that sparked 68 layoffs.
News outlets report Selma Treasurer Ronita Wade, placed on leave three times since 2017 by Mayor Darrio Melton, sued Melton and the Selma City Council on Tuesday in Dallas County Circuit Court demanding reinstatement.
Audit: UAMS budget adopted before layoffs had incorrect info
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A budget adopted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before nearly 260 employees were laid off included revenue projections unsupported by calculations or health care trends, according to a recent audit.
The academic medical center's internal audit report was made public Thursday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Wells Fargo announces layoff of 400 in Des Moines area
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Banking giant Wells Fargo has informed employees that it will lay off 400 workers in the Des Moines area.
Local bank spokesman Steve Carlson told the Des Moines Register that the company notified employees in the home lending department on Thursday. The layoffs go into effect early next year.
Hachette Book Group lays off around 2 dozen employees
NEW YORK (AP) — Around two dozen employees will be laid off in a re-organization at Hachette Book Group.
The publisher announced Tuesday that various imprints would be consolidated and merged, ranging from the religious imprint FaithWords to the feminist Seal Press. Among those leaving are Hachette Books publisher Mauro DiPreta.
Starbucks cutting 350 jobs at Seattle headquarters
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks has notified about 350 corporate employees in Seattle that they no longer have a job.
News outlets report the layoffs Tuesday were expected in connection to a reorganization announced earlier this fall.
CEO Kevin Johnson announced the layoffs to employees via email, saying the decision to terminate positions came "as a result of work that has been eliminated, de-prioritized or shifting ways of working within the company."
Canada’s Bombardier says it will cut 5,000 jobs
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc. said Thursday it will shed 5,000 jobs and sell off two units as part of a five-year plan to rein in costs, focus on rail and business jets, and reduce debt.
About 2,500 Bombardier workers will be laid off in Quebec and 500 in Ontario while about 2,000 cuts will be overseas.
Nez elected to lead Navajo Nation, warns of tough times
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Nez has been elected president of the Navajo Nation and warned Wednesday of tough economic times ahead for the tribe with the anticipated closure of a power plant and the coal mine that supplies it.
Unofficial election results from Tuesday's election show Nez, the tribe's vice president, overwhelmingly beat former two-term President Joe Shirley Jr. The loss was the second in a row for Shirley.
BlueCross BlueShield of S Carolina to lay off 244 workers
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina says it is laying off nearly 250 employees.
The Post and Courier reports the layoffs are set to take effect Wednesday and will affect those who work at PGBA, a subsidiary that handles government contracts. The BlueCross subsidiary has offices in Surfside Beach and Florence.
Closed Vermont nuclear plant’s owner lays off 30 workers
VERNON, Vt. (AP) — The owner of the former Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has eliminated 30 jobs.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports Entergy Nuclear has 24 remaining employees at the plant. Entergy had announced the planned layoffs last month