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How better to try to dissuade voters from voting for Democrats.  Layoffs.

Planned layoffs tick down in July: Challenger

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Layoffs announced in July declined 2% from June to about 37,000, the lowest level this year, outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. The financial sector led July's layoff plans. "The situation in Europe is far from being resolved and ongoing weakness here could continue to take a toll on the financial sector," said John Challenger, chief executive. He added that layoffs plans may increase in coming months. "Employers may be in a pre-election holding pattern. Historically, the fourth quarter tends to be the heaviest jobcutting period of the year," Challenger said. July's layoffs plans were down 45% from the prior year.
Maybe a coincidence, but would it surprise us to see the GOP leaning corporations laying off people in order to disparage voters?

There is a site where you can follow layoffs.

Here's the list for September 1 - 13.  The list runs backwards.  Note the states where the lay offs are taking place.

September 1 , 2012

Chromalloy Nevada - 100

City of Hartford CT - 12

September 2 , 2012

City of Walnut Ridge Ark. - 6

Yuma Regional Medical Center - Trims Jobs, Pension Plan

September 4 , 2012

BAE Systems - CEO warns of 4,000 Possible US Job Cuts

Medicis Pharm. Corp. in Scottsdale - Some Layoffs Expected

Codexis Inc - 133

The Chrysler Museum of Art - 6

News Corp.'s Australia Unit - 70 Editorial Jobs

Lockheed Martin - Chance of Layoffs

Rio Tinto Argyle Diamond Mine ( International ) - Some Job Cuts

September 5 , 2012

Human Genome Sciences - 114

Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg Indiana - 160

TeleTech Holdings Inc Halifax ( International ) - 216

Bertram Yacht Florida - 86 Layoffs Possible

Revlon Inc - 250

RBS Insurance Unit - 900

Deutsche Bank - 85 in Hong Kong / Japan

Transit Express Inc. - up to 100 Layoffs Possible

Direct Line Group ( International ) - 900

Schneider Electric, U.S.A - 49

Food Lion Salisbury's corporate home NC - 29

CompuCom Systems Inc - 61

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Northampton Mass. - Some Layoffs

Applied Materials Inc at its Gloucester Facility - 55

September 6 , 2012

ETM Enterprise in Grand Ledge MI - 100

Navistar - 200 More Job Cuts

HealthAlliance Operator of 2 Kingston NY Hospitals - 40

Disney Interactive - 50 from Online Unit

Kodak IT Dept. - 400 Worldwide by End of Sept.

Update: Autodesk Inc - 70+ in Marin CA

Dell Inc Round Rock HQ - Some Layoffs, No Number

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Casino in Miss. - 200

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency - 400

Jacksonville FL - About 150 Layoffs

Update: Saint Joseph East Hospitals in Lexington KY - 40

September 7 , 2012

Tornos Holding AG ( International ) - 225

Keiser University - 35 Administrative Workers

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - 370

Kimble Manufacturing Co.New Philadelphia Ohio - 30

TitanX - 19

Update: Dell - Confirms Layoffs Round Rock HQ, No Number

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Maine - Offering Buyouts

New Port Richey FL - 10

Chromalloy San Antonio - 57

Lincoln Financial Group - 130

Sentry Insurance - 27 in Wis. / 144 Sales Positions in 10 States

Joy Global in KY - 45 Additional Layoffs

RadioShack Fort Worth HQ - Some Layoffs, No Number

September 8 , 2012

Galloway Township NJ - Layoff Notices Monday

Community Memorial Health System - 31

Golden Gate Transit - Up to 30 Layoffs Possible

Inland Hospital in Maine  - 10

City of Plantation FL - 8

September 9 , 2012

The Black Country Living Museum ( International ) - 70

Corning Cable Systems in Winston-Salem, N.C - 90

Update: Philips Lightolier - 30

September 10 , 2012

Hewlett Packard HP - 2,000 More Layoffs , Total 29,000

Eastman Kodak - 1,000 More Layoffs  by End of Year

San Diego Courts CA - 40+

The Gary Community School Corp. - 20

Xstrata ( International ) - 600

Sysco Corp. Houston Texas Area - 170

September 11, 2012

The Statesman Journal - Printing Outsourced = 50 Layoffs

Deutsche Bank - To Increase Job Cuts, Lower Pay

Royal Philips Electronics - 2,200 More Globally

Northeast Utilities - Some Layoffs Reported

Silgan Container Corp Riverbank facility CA - 1,300 Temp Layoffs

Willow Valley Inn & Suites in Lancaster County PA - 175

Welch Allyn - 10% of its Work Force

Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility - 34

Alloy Surfaces - 145

Galloway Twp. NJ - 140

September 12 , 2012

The Chicago Board Options Exchange - 30

Molded Fiber Glass - 92

Telefunken Semiconductors Roseville CA - 85

GM ( International ) - 1,000 at Opel HQs

Nokia - Begins Streamlining , 400 Layoffs in Finland

American Power Source - Keep 2 Plants Open But 50 Layoffs

Weather Central - 21

NASCAR Productions Charlotte TV Unit NC - 30

Plumas County CA - 4 Layoff Notices

Zurich ( International ) - 200 in UK

The Ormet Corporation Facility in Burnside LA. - 200

Trina Solar Ltd - Some Layoffs Reported

Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria CA - 18

Goodyear Plant in Danville VA - About 55 Layoffs

JP Morgan Chase & Co Jacksonville - Confirms 74 Layoffs

September 13 , 2012

Washington State Community College - Layoffs Expected

Moore Capital Management LLC - 10 to 15

The main contractor at Tobyhanna Army Depot - 75

Madison-based Capital Newspapers - 26

Update: Life & Specialty Ventures - 21 Positions

Manitowoc Cranes - Confirms 20 Layoffs, or Soon Layoffs

BAE Systems in San Francisco - 95

Fremont-Rideout Health Group - 44


Did you know that employees who lose their jobs due to their employer going bankrupt also lose COBRA?

If, however, your employer discontinues all its health plans, COBRA continuation coverage will not be available.  The opportunity to buy an individual insurance policy is the same whether the individual is laid off, is fired, or quits his or her job.

BANKRUPTCIES September 1 - 13

September 13 , 2012

September 12 , 2012

Spectrum Healthcare

Piccadilly Restaurants LLC

September 11, 2012


Digital Domain Media Group Inc - Chapter 11

September 10 , 2012

September 9 , 2012

September 8 , 2012

Terrabon - Files Chapter 7

September 7 , 2012

September 6 , 2012

The Journal Register Company

September 5 , 2012

September 4 , 2012

September 3 , 2012

September 2 , 2012

50 Below Sales & Marketing

September 1 , 2012

China Medical Technologies Inc - Chapter 15

John V. Warren Inc.

Intercoastal Contracting Inc

Now that there are national corporate chains from daycare to electric and plumbing services, the little guys are being pushed out.

If you read through the list at the website above, you will see what I mean.

SEPTEMBER CLOSINGS in reverse order:

September 13 , 2012

Saxton's Garden Center, in Plymouth MI?

Tenneco Inc. Plans to Close plant in Sweden

Consumer goods giant Unilever ( International ) - Closing 3 Plants = 300 Job Cuts

Stumps Supper Club Tampa FL

Blockbuster at the Water Mill Commons NY

TE Connectivity in Carpinteria

Sam Goody in Westfield Horton Plaza in San Diego CA

The Woodbury Proex Portrait MN

Bob's Super Store in Kearney

Regional Elite Airline Services at Rochester International Airport -  51 Jobs Lost

Navistar plans to close down its  Workhorse Custom Chassis and Monaco RV businesses

Covidien plant in Seneca Closing - 595 Jobs Lost

Update: Finlay Printing in Bloomfield CT

September 12 , 2012

Katana Summit to Close Plants in Nebraska, Washington - 293 Layoffs

Update: Ritz Camera to Close Remaining 137 Stores

Eastover Furniture Sales

Update: All 600 Fashion Bug Stores in 43 States to Close by Early 2013

CVS Caremark Corp Closing 2 Dayton Beach FL Area Stores

Update: Walgreens Closing 76 USA Drug-Affiliated Stores

All 3 Bill’s Barbecue restaurants in Richmond VA

Next Chapter Bookshop in Mequon Wisconsin

Ritz's Sacramento store is at 2200 J St. in CA
Wolf Camera Closing All Stores?

Whispering Oaks Care Center in Peshtigo Wisconsin?

Update: Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon AL - Closing Date Set for Oct 31

September 11, 2012

Ritz Camera Closing Last Greensboro NC Store

Cherokee Dining at 1201 Cherokee St. in Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood

Walgreens Closing four stores in southwest Missouri, that its buying from USA Drug

AFA Foods Inc Closing food processing plant in Chautauqua County Sooner Than Expected - 100 Jobs Lost

Carney's Tavern on Main St. in Ballston Lake NY

The St. Anne Catholic Church in Griswold CT?

12+ Drug Warehouse, May's and Med-X Drug stores in Tulsa Oklahoma are Closing

Update: Manitowoc Foodservice Closing Plant in Fort Wayne Indiana - 235 Jobs Lost

Autumn Leaf Gifts in West Glen Town Center West Des Moines IA

Bainbridge Island's RadioShack WA

Glover-Auten Foods in Columbus and Americus GA

The Big Brothers Big Sisters office in Ames Iowa
Walgreens will close 24 USA Drug stores in Arkansas

White Marsh Distribution LLC in White Marsh Maryland - 120 Jobs Lost

American Airlines Fort Worth maintenance facility Texas - 1090 Jobs Lost

September 10 , 2012

Maryland House travel plaza off Interstate 95 in Harford County

Elegant Illusions, Inc Riverwalk Marketplace location in New Orleans, LA

September 9 , 2012

Kmart  Store in Kendall FL?

September 8 , 2012

Update: Revlon to Close Maryland Manufacturing Facility

Digital Domain is closing operations in Port St. Lucie,Fla.
Update: Manitowoc Foodservice Fort Wayne Oven Plant

Bemis Franklin Ford, 121 N. Fourth St Oregon

Tudor's Biscuit World in Downtown Roanoke Va.

The Barracks Road Shell Station Charlottesville

Avis' Fine Jewelry on Randolph Street in Thomasville

September 7 , 2012

Illinois Tool Works to Close ITW Waterbury Buckle CT

Grand Oriental Rugs in Edina MN

Dunkin’ Donuts in Urbandale Iowa

The Natural Piano Center Store in Fort Collins

Haworth Closing its Douglus Plant - 400 Employees offered Voluntary Severance

Texas Steakhouse in the Southridge Centre in Charleston W. Virginia

The Save Supply Company in Charleston

September 6 , 2012

Island Style store on Pensacola Beach

Carl's Patio is exiting its California market / Closing Stores to Focus on Florida market

Marketplace Cinema in Orange City FL

American Power Source Closing Plants in Fayette Ala. and Columbus Miss. - 260 Jobs Lost

Local Girl Gallery on Detroit Ave. in Lakewood Ohio

Bakers Footwear Group Inc Planning on Selling or Closing up to 75 Stores

Krystal Restaurant in Sparta TN

La Casita de Kaleidoscopes Store in Downtown Campbell CA

Cascades Inc. shutters its folding carton plant in Lachute, Quebec ( International ) - 95 Jobs Lost

The Fashion Bug store at Tri-County Square Shopping Center in Corbin KY

The Rock Candy Bar and Blaze Hair Salon in Mount Berry Square mall GA
The Black Hole surplus store in Los Alamos NM

September 5 , 2012

Tops Market on West Ridge Road in Greece NY

Supervalu Inc. Closing 60 Stores. 22 Save-A-Lot Stores, 27 Albertson Stores all in Western US

Academy Electric, 4810 Ellestad Drive Wisconsin

State Farm closes a Kent County facility Wyoming Michigan - 71 Jobs Lost

Madeira Discount Liquors No. 2, along Newark Boulevard in Newark CA

Peabody Energy Corp will Permanently Close SW. Indiana Coal Mine - 230 Jobs Affected

Saks Closing 2 Stores - Highland Park Illinois, Austin Texas

US Furniture, Mattress and Rugs, 260 Megan Ave in O'Fallon MO

Bella Moda in Bend Oregon

September 4 , 2012

Key Bank will close its branch at 900 Butternut Street in Syracuse NY

Lang Jewelry & Fine Gifts in Cape Girardeau MO

Brock Brothers Produce in West Valley City Utah

Creative Woods Furniture store in Spofford NH

Ben Franklin in Old Orchard Webster Grove MO

September 3 , 2012

Oliver's Buy Sell Trade consignment shop Maryland Avenue MD

September 2 , 2012

Steichen's Sporting Goods in Roseville MN

Molly MaGruder, 330 Main St. in Racine WI

Update: Harden's Grocery in Flint Michigan

Orangeburg’s Carpenter Specialty Wire Products - 26 Jobs Lost

Singer Mental Health Center in Rockford IL to close in 2 months

September 1 , 2012

RoeMark’s Men’s and Western Wear Hermiston Oregon

Merced Ranch Supply on Highway 59 CA

The Esparto Child Care Center CA

The Blue Water Cove in Anderson CA

New Life Christian store in Lynchburg VA

Fox Grocery on Benefit Street in Pawtucket RI

Cucina Gemelli in Twin Falls Idaho

Nihan and Martin Pharmacy in the Highcrest shopping center

The Topeka KS YWCA will close its Early Learning Program

Ruby Tuesday at Northfield Square mall


Lexmark announces detailed restructuring plan: 1,700 layoffs, inkjet business to be nixed

Lockheed Martin eyes layoffs this fall

Right before Election Day, the company is likely to notify the “vast majority” of its 123,000 workers that they’re at risk of being laid off, said Greg Walters, the company’s vice president of legislative affairs.
Ormet announces 200 layoffs in Ascension

Sony Mobile Announces 1,000 Layoffs

American Power Source has announced it will lay off a total of 50 workers at the plants.


In a statement, company officials say the layoffs are due to a decision to move production of U. S. Air Force Physical Fitness uniforms from American Power Source to Federal Prison Industries.
Philips announces global layoffs of 2,200

HP Beats on Earnings, Announces Layoffs of 27,000

St. Jude Medical Announces 300 Layoffs In Restructuring Plan

Best Buy's 2012 Layoffs Reminiscent Of Circuit City's 2007 Layoffs

Best Buy's decision to give continuity bonuses to senior executives to in order to simply keep them at their desks, while dumping their workforce, shows just how out of touch the current Best Buy management team currently is.
Sears Announces Layoffs In Illinois After The State Gave It Millions In Subsidies
Just a few months ago, Illinois gave retail giant Sears $275 million to keep its corporate headquarters in the state, after Sears threatened to move elsewhere (including, potentially, Ohio). To show its appreciation for receiving millions in taxpayer funds, as Greg Leroy pointed out at the Clawback blog, Sears announced last week that it will layoff 100 workers at those headquarters:

Coal companies announce layoffs, blame Obama administration

PBS Coals Inc. and its affiliate company, RoxCoal Inc., laid off about 225 workers as part of an immediate idling of some deep and surface mines in Somerset County. The company now employs 795 workers.
Yahoo laid off 2,000 workers this year.

Avionics Intelligence - to cut 839 workers

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Most states post a WARN list.

Here's a list for Washington State

Here's Virginia's WARN list.

New York WARN List

Each state posts a WARN list.  Just Google "State Name Warn List" to view.

NOW, GOTV.  If the GOP seizes any more power, and we don't wrest power from the banks and corporations, ........

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