HOUSTON (AP) — United Airlines says it will cut about 100 accounting jobs in Houston in July and shift the work to a contractor.
The airline reported the layoffs in a letter this week to the...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 200 employees in southern New Mexico face layoffs with the planned closure of a unit in a Las Cruces call support center.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's mayor says the city won't have to lay off workers to pay for firefighters' pay parity with city police officers that voters had approved but a judge has now struck...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more...
WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — A small Christian liberal arts college in Massachusetts is cutting eight majors and eliminating 36 jobs.
The Salem News reports that Gordon College in Wenham is making...
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A major employer in Stevens Point will cut its workforce by at least a third in the coming two years.
The Donaldson Co. manufacturing plant laid off 29 hourly...
HONOLULU (AP) — The closure of a Hawaii hotel is expected to result in up to 78 employee layoffs.
Diamond Resorts has notified 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu that their positions are to...
MGM Resorts plans to eliminate about 1,000 jobs by June
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-based casino company MGM Resorts International says it expects to cut about 1,000 jobs by June.
The layoffs announced Monday include 254 jobs the company said last...
St. Louis company announces layoffs at Columbia factory
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis-based maker of industrial electric heating and sensor equipment will lay off 41 employees at its Columbia factory, with more reductions this summer.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-based casino company MGM Resorts International has announced a first phase of layoffs in a cost-cutting operational shift as it aims to boost earnings.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's city council has approved a plan that would lay off 220 firefighters to pay for a ballot measure approved last year by voters that gives Houston's firefighters pay parity...
Ethan Allen announces layoffs in N Carolina, New Jersey
OLD FORT, N.C. (AP) — A Connecticut-based furniture manufacturer plans to lay off almost 400 workers at plants in North Carolina and New Jersey.
LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A union official says a small contingent of workers has finished making replacement parts for the Chevy Cruze at a General Motors plant in Ohio where production of the...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this...
Connecticut company lays off 135 employees
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut fuel cell maker has announced that it is laying off 135 employees, a move it says will save $11.5 million annually.
SeaWorld lays off undisclosed number of employees
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld has laid off an undisclosed number of employees around the country in a move its says is aimed toward improving efficiency.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane Public Schools plans to lay off more than 300 employees, blaming a $31 million budget deficit next school year on Washington state's legislative fixes to the...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A major call-center operator will lay off about 800 employees from its Tucson location.
Concentrix Corp. recently filed a notice with the state, saying that 785 workers...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — More than 300 workers will be laid off from three automotive suppliers in west Alabama, state officials said.
Faurecia Seating intends to lay off 118 workers from its...
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Some of the largest regional, suburban school districts across the state — once champions of fiscal efficiency and low per-pupil costs — are now preparing to slash jobs and...
Lowe’s announces layoffs, relocation for workers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Lowe's is announcing changes to a portion of its workforce.
The Charlotte Observer reports the company announced on Thursday that it's...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The oldest reform school in the country has announced plans to lay off about 250 staff members at the Pennsylvania campus amid multiple state probes into allegations of child...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A company has announced it will lay off 318 people from its North Carolina call center.
WITN in Greenville reports Concentrix CVG, formerly Convergys, says the...
Hundreds of Intel tech administrators laid off
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Company sources say Intel laid off hundreds of people at sites throughout the company.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Intel confirmed the layoffs this week but...
HARBEL, Liberia (AP) — The 6,500 workers at the Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia are bracing for job cuts after the American-owned company announced it will substantially reduce its...
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
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.