2008/2009 Worldwide Job Layoffs

Looking for job right now can be very difficult for anyone especially if you have been diagnosed with an illness like cancer. But as long as you hold on to a positive attitude you can whether the storm like the rest of the population out there. If you are indeed searching you might want to first consider taking a look at the below list of job layoffs before you begin your search. I will also be posting sites as well as other working ideas that will assist you as well in finding employment as well as additional income sources.

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A list of the companies worldwide that have laid off workers

  • Citigroup – 59,000 layoffs
  • Bank of America – 35,000 layoffs (over 3 years – to 2011)
  • HP Electronic Data Systems – 24,500 layoffs (over 3 years – to 2011)
  • Linens ‘n Things – 21,250 layoffs
  • General Motors – 19,000 layoffs
  • Lehman Brothers – 16,000 layoffs
  • Alcoa – 15,200 layoffs
  • Starbuck’s – 12,000 layoffs
  • AT&T – 12,000 layoffs
  • Wachovia – 11,250 layoffs
  • BT (British TeleCom) – 10,000 layoffs
  • DHL (US Division) – 9,500 layoffs
  • Bennigan’s Restaurants – 9,300 layoffs
  • JP Morgan/Washington Mutual Acquisition – 9,200 layoffs
  • JP Morgan/Bear Stearns Acquisition – 9,160 layoffs
  • Dell – 8,900 layoffs
  • Sony (USA) – 8,000 layoffs
  • Bank of America (Countrywide) – 7,500 layoffs
  • Circuit City – 7,305 layoffs
  • American Express – 7,000 layoffs
  • NASA – 7,000 layoffs
  • American Airlines – 7,000 layoffs
  • Google – 6,000 – 4,300 layoffs
  • Sun Microsystems – 6,000 layoffs
  • Credit Suisse – 5,300 layoffs
  • Merrill Lynch – 5,150 layoffs
  • Reliance Group – 5,000 layoffs
  • GMAC – 5,000 layoffs
  • Dow Chemical – 5,000 layoffs
  • Morgan Stanley – 4,100 layoffs
  • Fidelity Investments – 4,000 layoffs
  • Sprint Nextel – 4,000 layoffs
  • University of Texas Medical Branch – 3,800 layoffs
  • Siemens Enterprise Communications – 3,800 layoffs
  • PepesiCo – 3,300 layoffs
  • Goldman Sachs – 3,260 layoffs
  • Lehman Brothers – 2,900 layoffs
  • Nokia (Manufacturing division) – 2,300 layoffs
  • Daimler Trucks – 2,100
  • Nortel Networks – 2,100 layoffs
  • Chrysler – 1,825 layoffs
  • International Paper – 1,500 – 1,000 layoffs
  • Yahoo! – 1,500 – 1,000 layoffs
  • Goldman Sachs – 1,500 layoffs
  • HSBC North American Holdings – 1,350 layoffs
  • Lenovo – 1,250 layoffs
  • Nissan (UK) – 1,200 layoffs
  • HSBC – 1,100 layoffs
  • Macy’s – 960 layoffs
  • Bank of America – 928 layoffs (management)
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co – 850 layoffs
  • Boeing – 800 layoffs
  • Woolworths – 700 layoffs
  • Nokia (US Sales) – 650 layoffs
  • Texas Instruments – 650 layoffs
  • Adobe Systems – 600 layoffs
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – 500 layoffs
  • Merrill Lynch (Trading division) – 500 layoffs
  • Level 3 Communications – 450 layoffs
  • Barclay’s – 400 layoffs
  • E-Trade Financial Corp. – 278 layoffs
  • Palm – 200 layoffs
  • Akamai – 110 layoffs

Expected job losses in 2009

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