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February 24, 2021
DJI Technology
Palo Alto, CA
https://www.dji.com/
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: Reuters
Chinese drone giant SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has been making sweeping cuts to its global sales and marketing teams as it faces coronavirus headwinds and mounting political pressure in key markets, current and former staff told Reuters.
February 22, 2021
General Motors
Flint, MI
https://www.gm.com/
Automotive

Laid Off Employees:

160

Laid Off Percent:

%

February 18, 2021

Laid Off Employees:

450

Laid Off Percent:

%

February 3, 2021
The College Board
New York, NY
collegeboard.org

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

14%

Source: Inside Higher Ed
About 14 percent of people at the College Board lost their jobs this week. A spokesman said, “We have made changes to become a more flexible organization, which included difficult decisions to reduce the size of our team. These changes will allow us to make strategic investments to meet the evolving needs of students and our members. We are strongly positioned to adapt to the future and invest in our mission of advancing all students into opportunity.” The College Board's recent announcement that it was killing the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT Essay has prompted speculation about the College Board's future.
February 2, 2021
NBCUniversal
United States
https://www.nbcuniversal.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

50

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: FOX News
NBCUniversal has begun making staff cuts across its entertainment portfolio including its sports and cable channels, broadcast networks, movie studio and theme parks, according to people familiar with the matter.
February 1, 2021
American Airlines
United States
https://www.aa.com/homePage.do
Travel,Airlines

Laid Off Employees:

19000

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: NBC News
As many as 50,000 airline workers could be furloughed starting Thursday morning after Congress failed to pass a last-minute deal to extend coronavirus relief aid to the embattled industry. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker confirmed late Wednesday that his airline would go ahead with 19,000 layoffs — or 14 percent of its pre-pandemic workforce — but said it would "reverse" them if an agreement were reached. "Tomorrow, we will begin the difficult process of furloughing 19,000 of our hardworking and dedicated colleagues," Parker wrote in a memo to staff members. "I am extremely sorry we have reached this outcome. It is not what you all deserve."
February 1, 2021
MLB
mlb.com

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

%

January 29, 2021
Hyland Software
https://www.hyland.com/en

Laid Off Employees:

140

Laid Off Percent:

%

January 21, 2021
Instacart
Skokie, IL
instacart.com
Food Serivce

Laid Off Employees:

10

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: VICE
Instacart is firing 10 employees who voted to form the first and only union on the grocery delivery platform at a Mariano's grocery store in Skokie, Illinois, and inspired other Instacart employees to organize their coworkers at grocery stores around the country.
January 20, 2021
Ideal Industries
Durham, NC
https://www.idealindustries.com/
Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

44

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: WRAL TechWire
"DURHAM – Ideal Industries, which purchased Cree’s industrial lighting business in 2019, is closing a former Cree facility in Durham and laying off workers there. According to a layoff notice filed with the state of North Carolina, Ideal said the closure is “permanent.” A total of 44 workers will be affected. The facility at 4401 Silicon Drive in Durham will be closed as of March 26, according to the notice which was filed with the state on Tuesday. “The Company will begin closing down the facility on March 26, 2021 through the sell and completed close of the facility, and the anticipated schedule for making separations of Company employees is anticipated to occur on March 26, 2021 for most employees, and throughout 2021 for remaining employees,” the company said in the notice."
January 20, 2021
GE Healthcare
Madison, WI
https://www.gehealthcare.com/
Health Care Providers & Services

Laid Off Employees:

140

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Milwaukee Business Journal
GE Healthcare has laid off about 140 employees at its Madison facility as the need for new ventilators and anesthesia machines has decreased, according to union representatives.
January 20, 2021
Bell Media
Canada
bellmedia.ca
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: RealScreen
"Two weeks after a leadership restructure that saw the departure of several key execs, a second round of Bell Media layoffs has resulted in more than a dozen job cuts, including Discovery Canada general manager Edwina Follows. Positions affected in the latest round of layoffs are across Bell Media’s sales, programming and local TV and radio divisions, Realscreen‘s sister publication Playback has learned."
January 20, 2021
State Street Corporation
Boston, MA
https://www.statestreet.com/home.html
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

1200

Laid Off Percent:

3%

Source: Business Insider
State Street Corp. will eliminate 1,200 jobs in the coming year, CFO Eric Aboaf announced during the company's quarterly earnings call Tuesday. Employees affected by the job cuts at the Boston-based financial services company will mostly include middle management, though State Street CEO Ron O'Hanley said he expects many of these employees will find new jobs internally, through the company's Talent Marketplace job-placement system.
January 20, 2021
Pocketmath
Singapore
https://www.pocketmath.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Business Insider
An adtech company has quietly shut down after facing allegations of unpaid bills
January 19, 2021
FOX News Digital
United States
https://www.foxnews.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

16

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: The Wrap
Fox News laid off nearly 20 staffers across Fox News Digital on Tuesday as part of restructuring efforts first announced last year. Included in the layoffs is digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt, who joined the network in 2010 and recently worked on Fox News Decision Desk during the 2020 election. "As we conclude the 2020 election cycle, Fox News Digital has realigned its business and reporting structure to meet the demands of this new era," a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement. "We are confident these changes will ensure the platform continues to deliver breakthrough reporting and insightful analysis surrounding major issues, both stateside and abroad."
January 18, 2021
Aurora Cannabis
Toronto, Canada
https://www.auroramj.com/
Marijuana

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Marijuana Business Daily
Aurora Cannabis laid-off sales staff after choosing Great North Distributors to be its sales representative across the Canadian recreational marijuana retail environment. Aurora was unable to share the specific number of employees who will be displaced as a result of the deal. "We have informed the internal sales team of our agreement with Great North Distributors, and in some cases that resulted in immediate impact whereas other employees will remain with the organization for a set time," an Aurora spokesperson confirmed in an emailed statement.
January 14, 2021
Siemens Gamesa
Cuenca, Spain; La Coruña, Spain
https://www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

266

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Green Tech Media
Wind turbine OEM Siemens Gamesa is cutting 266 jobs in Spain with the closure of two factories, it announced on Tuesday, with the falling appetite for smaller wind turbines cited as the chief cause. The facilities in Cuenca, in central Spain, and La Coruña in the north, are both unviable, according to the company. The La Coruña manufacturing plant has no Spanish orders at all for 2021 for its 2.X-114 model, according to Siemens Gamesa. The Cuenca repair facility has also become uncompetitive, according to the firm, as a result of the growing preference to replace rather than repair smaller wind turbines and the site’s inability to handle larger blade sizes.
January 14, 2021
Navistar
Melrose Park, IL
www.navistar.com
Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

250

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Benzinga
Navistar International Corp. said Wednesday it will lay off 250 employees as part of a plan to close and sell its Melrose Park, Illinois, facility to an industrial park developer. Another 250 workers will transfer to other facilities. Navistar laid off 170 employees in 2018 in Melrose Park when it stopped making engines there. The company's need for engine testing declined as it has reduced engine manufacturing amid the trucking industry's transition to alternative fuel drivetrains.
January 14, 2021
Mahindra & Mahindra
North America
www.mahindra.com
Automotive

Laid Off Employees:

250

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Business Insider
One of India's largest automakers, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), has slashed nearly half of the redundant job roles at its North American unit even as it remains focussed on building its electric vehicles business. It took these tough measures as it looks to conserve cash and work towards building a leaner organization across global businesses. According to its official website, MANA employed around 500 people till early 2020, is reported to have slashed over half of the workforce. Reports indicate the positions were cut across various verticals, including engineering staff at its Detroit-based plant. In a written statement to Business Insider, Mahindra's spokesperson said that even as it realigns its workforce and cuts down on non-core operations, work will continue at its Detroit centre on the "Born Electric" platforms. Mahindra is also preparing to launch the New Roxor 2021, for which they continue to "retain as well as bring in new and relevant skilled talent."
January 14, 2021
Newsday
Melville, NY
newsday.com
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: NewsDay
"Newsday Media Group is laying off employees as the coronavirus has accelerated a drop in advertising. The company on Thursday declined to specify the number of workers affected. Publisher Debby Krenek said the layoffs will only impact non-newsroom departments, such as advertising, information technology, marketing, operations planning and security. The Melville-based media company has a total workforce of 650. ""It is clear after the pandemic that the declines in advertising revenue we’ve seen in the past year will remain a challenge,"" Krenek said in an email to employees. ""We find that we must make the difficult decision to eliminate roles in certain areas to strengthen the financial stability of the company and to allow us to continue to invest in the growth areas of the business."""
January 13, 2021
Dropbox
San Francisco, CA
dropbox.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

315

Laid Off Percent:

11%

Source: Layoff List Tip
Dropbox will lay off 315 employees, or approximately 11% of its workforce, in an effort to streamline its team structure and focus on top priorities. In a regulatory filing, the cloud-based file sharing company also disclosed that COO Olivia Nottebohm is stepping down on February 5.
January 13, 2021
Ulta Beauty
Bolingbrook, IL
ulta.com
Consumer Goods

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Chicago Tribune
Ulta Beauty has laid off corporate and field management employees as it adjusts to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eileen Ziesemer, spokeswoman for the Bolingbrook-based beauty retailer, declined to specify the number of workers or locations affected but said it was a "meaningful but relatively small" share of its employees. The layoffs took effect Tuesday. "While incredibly difficult, these decisions were made thoughtfully with a focus on resetting our corporate cost structure to operate more effectively and efficiently in the short-term as well as optimizing our enterprise capabilities to thrive in the long-term," Ziesemer said in a statement. Ulta also eliminated open roles, reorganized some groups and added a small number of new roles in areas the retailer plans to invest in, Ziesemer said. As of Feb. 1, before the pandemic, Ulta had about 18,000 full-time and 26,000 part-time employees, according to its most recent annual report.
January 13, 2021
Bank of New York Mellon
Pittsburgh, PA
bnymellon.com
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Bank of New York Mellon initiated a round of layoffs this week, just days into the new year and following a commitment last April not to cut any jobs through the end of 2020 due to the pandemic. The New York-based bank, which employs thousands in the Pittsburgh region, would not comment on the size or location of the layoffs, or whether more cuts are looming.
January 12, 2021
McAfee LLC
San Jose, CA
https://www.mcafee.com/en-us/index.html
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

137

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal
McAfee LLC is laying off 137 employees at its San Jose headquarters, the cybersecurity company disclosed in a state filing amid online reports of layoffs at other offices. The company notified the state of the layoffs in a Jan. 4 letter, stating that the affected employees would be laid off starting March 4. McAfee (Nasdaq: MCFE) could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Three vice presidents of engineering and product management and two senior directors of sales and product management are among the higher-level employees to be laid off in San Jose. Some of the affected employees are remote workers who report to the San Jose office but live out of state, according to the letter. Other cuts at McAfee have been reported elsewhere. The Israeli tech news site CTech reported Tuesday that McAfee is moving its Tel Aviv operations out of that country as a cost-cutting measure.
January 12, 2021
Conde Nast
New York, NY
condenast.com
Media, Publishing

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: WWD
Conde Nast has laid off a few members of its U.S.-based p.r. team, WWD has learned. The publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker confirmed that there had been a small number of layoffs, but did not provide specific numbers. It's understood that the move fits in with the media company's strategy of streamlining operations after merging U.S. and international two years ago. At the end of last year, it announced a number of editorial changes aimed at streamlining editions in a bid to save costs. This included naming Anna Wintour chief content officer and global editorial director of Vogue.
January 11, 2021
Analog Devices
Milpitas, CA
analog.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

255

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal
Analog Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI) is closing its Milpitas facility and laying off 255 employees who work there, the Massachusetts chipmaker disclosed to state employment officials in a new filing. The facility, which Analog gained after it bought Linear Technology for $14.8 billion in 2016, is located at 275 S. Hillview Drive. Analog also leases two buildings totaling 445,000 square feet in Santa Clara Square.
January 11, 2021
WPX Energy
Tulsa, OK
wpxenergy.com
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

50

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Tulsa World
WPX Energy will begin closing its doors in Tulsa in two months as part of its consolidation with Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy, documents indicate. All 409 of WPX's workers in Tulsa were notified Monday via the WARN Act, which stands for Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification. The WARN Act is a U.S. Department of Labor law that requires employers to provide a 60-day written notification that employees' jobs will be eliminated when an office closes or a mass layoff occurs. Devon and WPX announced Thursday that they had closed on an all-stock merger that will eventually send all of WPX's employees to Oklahoma City. "It's a difficult but expected part of the merger process," WPX spokesman Kelly Swan said in a statement. Eliminating staffing redundancies is one of the keys to capturing the value of combining the companies. Most people understand the reality of the situation and are grateful for the severance benefits we have. WPX has been a great employer with an outstanding value proposition. The WARN received Monday said WPX now an affiliate of Devon is expected to begin closing its offices at 3500 One Williams Center on March 12 and consolidate with the Oklahoma City office, resulting in a layoff for 50 or more of WPX's full-time employees during any 30-day period. The Tulsa office is expected to close permanently by Dec. 31.
January 8, 2021
Golden State Warriors
Oakland, CA
warriors.com
Sports

Laid Off Employees:

39

Laid Off Percent:

10%

Source: San Francisco Chronicle
The Warriors laid off about 10% of their business-side staff Thursday, the team said in a statement to The Chronicle. Thirty-nine full-time staffers lost their jobs, and four more were furloughed, according to a team source. No one on the basketball side was let go. Thursday’s layoffs hit ticket sales and game presentation, among other departments that rely on fan attendance at Chase Center. They came 10 months after the Warriors laid off more than 1,700 part-time event staffers. Before Thursday, Golden State was one of the few NBA franchises not to lay off full-time employees amid the coronavirus pandemic.
January 7, 2021
Kauai Mariott
Kauai, HI
mariott.com
Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

Laid Off Employees:

450

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Hawaii News Now
The Marriott Beach Club on Kauai laid off more than 450 employees across departments within the hotel, which is undergoing a change in ownership. The layoffs include housekeepers, banquet servers, laundry attendants and pool servers, The Garden Island reported Wednesday. "Business levels have been profoundly affected by the pandemic and continue to determine operational and staffing adjustments," resort spokesperson Lucy Slosser said. The resort closed from April to October because of the coronavirus pandemic, temporarily furloughing employees and reducing work hours.
January 7, 2021
Simple Finance
Portland, OR
simple.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: OregonLive
Online banker Simple, one of Portland's most prominent tech businesses for the past decade, is shutting down as part of its parent bank�s own sale process. Simple notified employees of the pending closure Wednesday and told customers Thursday, calling it a "strategic decision." Simple told clients it will transfer their accounts to BBVA but set no timetable for the change. In November, BBVA announced it would sell its U.S. business to PNC Financial Services Group for $11.6 billion. "We're focused on the things that make the most sense for the company�s future whether on a standalone basis or a potentially combined basis with PNC," BBVA said in a written statement Thursday. BBVA is also shutting down two other financial technology services it owns, Azlo and Open Platform. Founded in 2009, Simple moved from Brooklyn to Portland two years later amid a renaissance in Oregon technology entrepreneurship. It was instantly among the city�s most prominent tech businesses, promising a consumer-friendly, no-fee approach to online banking.
January 7, 2021
WhiteHat Jr.
Mumbai, India
www.whitehatjr.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Inc42
While employees call it layoffs, WhiteHat CEO Karan Bajaj claimed some employees are being transitioned to new roles in line with the company's new focus areas WhiteHat Jr made an offer to several employees about transitioning to BYJUS in late December as part of the internal reshuffle Even as they go through the reshuffle exercise, many WhiteHat employees fear about BYJUS laying them off after their selection
January 6, 2021
Albertsons
United States
albertsons.com
Consumer

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Washington Post
The grocery chain Albertsons is laying off delivery workers and replacing them with gig and contract workers, a change that labor advocates and union representatives say is a direct result of the new California law that companies such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash sponsored last year. Albertsons, a multibillion-dollar grocery chain that debuted a public offering last year, said it made the decision in December to lay off delivery staff in many areas around the country and switch to third-party logistics providers. The company has been partnering with the gig delivery service DoorDash since 2018. It declined to give an estimate of how many positions would be affected but said workers would be offered the ability to continue to work. The news about Albertsons's grocery brands Vons and Pavilions, which was first reported by Los Angeles news site Knock, was greeted with a chorus of outrage from liberals and labor advocates in California, who have long warned that Prop. 22, the ballot proposition that gave gig companies the ability to deny workers protections such as the state-mandated minimum wage and overtime by classifying them as contractors and not employees, would result in job losses and give employers even more incentive to limit the compensation and benefits available to workers.
January 6, 2021
Kasasa
Austin, TX
https://www.kasasa.com/
Tech, Finance

Laid Off Employees:

37

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Layoff List Tip
Layoff List Insider Tip: Layoff on January 6, 2021
January 5, 2021
M Resort
Henderson, NV
https://www.themresort.com/
Gaming

Laid Off Employees:

159

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Review Journal
The M Resort in Henderson laid off 159 staff members on Monday. A spokesman for the resort's parent company, Penn National Gaming Inc., said the layoffs were directly tied to the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing operating restrictions and low business volumes. "The layoffs are the very unfortunate reality of not knowing how long this global public health threat will last or when we'll be able to resume full operations," spokesman Jeff Morris said. Layoffs have become commonplace among local casino operators since the onset of the pandemic, which has caused Las Vegas occupancy rates to dip and hampered lucrative large-scale events like conventions.
January 5, 2021
Regional Transportation District
Denver, CO
https://www.rtd-denver.com/
Logistics

Laid Off Employees:

399

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: CBS Local
RTD will announce a second round of layoffs this week. The public transit company is facing a massive budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some bus, train and light rail operators for RTD were laid off in December. On Wednesday, some salaried administrative staff will be let go. Those laid off will receive two months pay and benefits as part of their severance. RTD is planning to layoff a total of 399 employees.
January 4, 2021
Boomerang Tube LLC
Liberty, TX
boomerangtube.com
Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

185

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: FreightWaves
Boomerang Tube LLC has laid off 185 workers at its plant in Liberty, Texas, according to a notice sent to state officials Thursday. The company, a maker and shipper of pipes and tubing for oil and natural gas companies, said, "Boomerang does not know if this layoff will exceed six months or otherwise result in an "employment loss" as defined by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act." Chesterfield, Missouri-based Boomerang Tube's manufacturing operations are located at plants in Houston and Liberty. Before the layoffs, the company employed more than 340 people at the two Texas plants, including more than 235 in Liberty. Boomerang in Liberty laid off 50 salaried employees and 135 hourly workers. Liberty is located about 40 miles northeast of Houston.
December 31, 2020
IBEX
New Braunfels, TX
ibex.co
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

248

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Express News
Nearly 250 workers at a Comal County call center are set to be laid off in February, according to a notice filed with the Texas Workforce Commission. In the filing, an IBEX executive said the company "has been informed by one of its clients that they will be exiting the New Braunfels location." "This mass layoff is not due to the performance of our employees," wrote Paul Inson, IBEX's chief people officer. IBEX, a business services outsourcing company, said it plans to lay off 248 employees at its office on Independence Drive in New Braunfels beginning Feb. 16.
December 30, 2020
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise
Flagstaff, AZ
https://www.navajogaming.com/
Gaming

Laid Off Employees:

1110

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Navajo Times
Having exhausted its cash reserves, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise will be laying off 1,110 employees on Friday. During a Tuesday meeting with members of the Navajo Nation Council, Brian Parrish, interim director for Navajo Gaming, said the gaming board passed a resolution that same morning to lay off over a 1,000 employees. Of these, 773 are Navajo workers and 172 are non-Navajo employees. Some 165 employees will continue to work, but they will see a 20 percent pay reduction. There have been 97 resignations. "We believe this layoff will intensify the fears and lead to increased resignation," said Parrish, "due to the fact that the enterprise may not be able to get funding and recover from this extended closure."
December 28, 2020
Shell
Convent, LA
https://www.shell.com/
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

698

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: The Advocate
Shell plans to begin layoffs for nearly 700 workers in March at its Convent oil refinery, which it expects to fully shut down in August. The Louisiana subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, Equilon Enterprises LLC, previously had announced layoffs but has now filed an official notice with the Louisiana Workforce Commission outlining its plans. Shell looks to lay off all 698 workers at the refinery, 340 of whom are represented by a union, according to the letter.
December 18, 2020
EVO Transportation and Energy Services Inc.
Austin, TX
https://evotransinc.com/
Transportation

Laid Off Employees:

104

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: FreightWaves
EVO Transportation and Energy Services Inc. (OTC Pink: EVOA) will permanently close its facility in Austin, Texas, by Jan. 9, according to a notice sent to state officials Friday. The Phoenix-based trucking company will lay off 104 employees," due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances caused by a large client unexpectedly notifying EVO that it had chosen a new contractor," according to documents filed Friday. EVO Transportation is a nationwide transportation operator for the U.S. Postal Service, according to its website. The company operated a nationwide fleet of 1,100 tractor-trailers and employed as many as 1,400 people at one time. In May, EVO Transportation was asked to return $10 million it had received under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
December 16, 2020
Dave & Busters
Albuquerque, NM
https://www.daveandbusters.com/
Food Serivce

Laid Off Employees:

80

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Albuquerque Business First
Citing "unforeseen business circumstances" related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dave & Buster's has laid off 60 employees in Albuquerque. The Dallas-based event center chain filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions in September about 60 layoffs coming in November. The 60 employees were temporarily furloughed in mid-March before being permanently laid off on Nov. 8, according to a letter from Dave & Buster's to the Department of Workforce Solutions. Business First obtained the WARN through an Inspection of Public Records Act request.
December 1, 2020
Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim, CA
https://www.nhl.com/ducks
Sports

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

15%

Source: The Athletic
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has left the Ducks without any games in Anaheim and its arena, Honda Center, without any events since March. Henry and Susan Samueli, who own the team and manage the facility, went months without slashing full-time personnel across its enterprises. But the pandemic that has stretched into December brought about a decision that some sports owners enacted long ago. The Samuelis on Tuesday announced cuts to nearly 15 percent of their staff that stretches across the Ducks, the AHL's San Diego Gulls, Anaheim Arena Management and their system of ice and inline facilities titled The Rinks. Employees working with the ocV!BE entertainment district development and H&S Ventures, the owners' business arm, were also affected.
November 4, 2020
Sodexo
New York, USA
https://www.sodexo.com/home.html
Food Serivce

Laid Off Employees:

276

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Times Union
A leading food service provider is laying off hundreds of campus employees around New York thanks to reduced demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sodexo is laying off 126 workers at the University at Albany, as well as 71 at SUNY’s Oneonta campus, according to a notice with the state Department of Labor. The company is also laying off 34 people at Manhattan College in Riverdale, Bronx, and 45 at the EF English language school in Tarrytown.
November 4, 2020
NI (National Instruments)
Austin, TX
https://www.ni.com/en-us.html
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

650

Laid Off Percent:

9%

Source: Austin CultureMap
Austin-based hardware and software company NI (formerly National Instruments), one of the largest tech employers in Central Texas, is notifying more than 650 employees this week that they're losing their jobs. NI announced on October 29 that it would reduce its global workforce by about 9 percent over the next nine to 12 months. The move comes in response to the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company didn't specify how many employees would be let go. But at 9 percent, about 650 employees, including 200 in Austin. would be laid off, based on a global workforce of about 7,300. Before the layoffs, NI employed about 2,200 people at its North Austin headquarters. In a letter to employees, NI president and CEO Eric Starkloff said this "hard but necessary decision" would affect employees across the company's various worksites around the world. "My promise to you is that we will go through this process in the most thoughtful, compassionate, and transparent way possible, out of respect to those impacted as well as those staying to lead us into the future," Starkloff wrote.
October 29, 2020
Remedy
Austin, TX
https://www.myremedy.com/
Tech, Healthcare

Laid Off Employees:

82

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Austin Business Journal
"Austin-based Remedy Applications Inc. earlier this month laid off 82 employees. The health care startup operates a platform to facilitate doctor house calls and telemedicine appointments, while also running a walk-in clinic inside the Whole Foods Market building at 851 W. Sixth St. Dr. Jeremy Gabrysch launched the company in 2016. In an Oct. 22 Workforce Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, Act notification filed with the Texas Workforce Commission, Remedy indicated it intended to ""cease operations in one or more of its operating units."" The company said it closed a plant in Austin at 5901 Vega Ave., Suite 100 on Oct. 22."
October 28, 2020
NBCUniversal
United States
https://www.nbcuniversal.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

10%

Source: FOX News
NBCUniversal has begun making staff cuts across its entertainment portfolio including its sports and cable channels, broadcast networks, movie studio and theme parks, according to people familiar with the matter.
October 21, 2020
HSBC
Buffalo, NY
hsbc.com
Diversified Financial Services

Laid Off Employees:

35000

Laid Off Percent:

15%

Source: PYMNTS
"HSBC will be restructuring its commercial banking business in Britain which will result in 300 job cuts, according to Reuters. The cuts come as part of Europe's largest bank's larger restructuring effort from earlier this year, with HSBC looking to cut costs worldwide as the ability to boost revenues becomes more difficult. In June, HSBC resumed its plans to cut around 35,000 jobs after the plans had been temporarily put on ice during the pandemic. The pandemic had further cut into the bank's already dwindling profits, Reuters writes, and chief executive Noel Quinn said the cuts were necessary to help HSBC profits improve. The bank employs 235,000 people and warned early in the pandemic that the economic effects could result in $11 billion in loans not paid back."
October 20, 2020
NSS Labs
Austin, TX
https://www.nsslabs.com/
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: TechCrunch
Security testing company NSS Labs "ceased operations" last week, the company said in a notice on its website, citing impacts related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Austin, Texas-based company was quietly acquired by private equity firm Consecutive last October. But last week, the company was reportedly preparing for layoffs, according to Dark Reading, which first reported news of the company's shuttering. In a brief post on LinkedIn, NSS Labs' chief executive Jason Brvenik hinted at layoffs, adding: "If you are in need of excellent people that exceed my high standards, please get in touch." (Brvenik listed himself as a former chief executive on his LinkedIn profile.) Former employees told TechCrunch that they had been laid off as a result of the company's closure.
October 15, 2020
IBM
Global
https://www.ibm.com/us-en/
Information Technology and Serivces

Laid Off Employees:

20000

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

October 14, 2020
Macquarie
United States
https://www.macquarie.com/us/en.html
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: PE HUB
Layoff List Insider Tip: Macquarie lays off senior execs due to restructuring.
October 2, 2020
Boeing
United States
https://www.boeing.com/
Aerospace

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: CNBC
Boeing will be offering a second voluntary layoff package to employees to depart the company, with pay and benefits, the planemaker said on Monday.
September 30, 2020
KPMG
Global
https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home.html
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

1400

Laid Off Percent:

4%

Source: Going Concern
Two days before the start of KPMG’s 2021 fiscal year, massive layoffs unfortunately occurred at the firm on Tuesday. We received confirmation that 1,400 people, less than 4% of KPMG’s workforce, would be notified this afternoon that they no longer have a job with the firm.
September 18, 2020
Bloomberg Industry Group
Arlington, VA
https://www.bloombergindustry.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

21

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: MediaPost
Twenty-one people are losing their jobs at Bloomberg Industry Group, which publishes Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Tax and Bloomberg Government. Most of those let go were on the business side. In an email to staff, CEO Josh Eastright said those losing their jobs will be eligible to apply for other open positions at the company. Eastright added that Bloomberg Industry Group has hired nearly 200 new employees this year.
September 16, 2020
FOX News
United States
https://www.foxnews.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

3%

Source: Hollywood Reporter
Fox News will lay off staff in a reorganization and restructuring of its businesses. “As Fox News Media has evolved into a streamlined multiplatform organization, we are realigning several functions and restructuring various divisions in order to position all of our businesses for ongoing success,” a Fox News spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. No on-air talent are expected to be impacted by the changes, and less than 3 percent of staff will lose their jobs in the reorg. Fox News' parent company Fox Corp. employees about 9,000 people, and has been reorganizing its businesses by division. In July, Fox Sports laid off between 50 and 100 people in a similar move to "streamline" operations. Fox Corp. had mostly avoided layoffs since selling its entertainment assets to Disney last year.
September 16, 2020
KCRW
Santa Monica, CA
https://www.kcrw.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

28

Laid Off Percent:

18%

Source: The Wrap
KCRW has eliminated 28 jobs through buyouts and layoffs as the Santa Monica-based public radio station projects a whopping 30% loss to its operating budget due to the pandemic. In an open letter published on Wednesday, KCRW President Jennifer Ferro said that while a federal loan through the Paycheck Protection Program helped the station keep staff on through last month, the ongoing economic damage caused by the pandemic led the station to offer voluntary buyouts to staff, which 24 staffers agreed to take. Another four positions were eliminated on Wednesday, bringing the total to 28 — or roughly 18% of the station’s full- and part-time staff.
September 16, 2020
Raytheon
United States
https://www.rtx.com/en
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

8000

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: WFSB
Raytheon, the parent company of Pratt & Whitney, announced its plans for layoffs is deepening. The company announced back in July that it was cutting more than 8,000 jobs. On Wednesday, the company said that number has grown to 15,000. Raytheon has yet to provide a breakdown of where the jobs cuts will take place, or if any Connecticut employees will be affected, as both Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace have locations in other parts of the country.
September 16, 2020
Dave & Busters
United States
https://www.daveandbusters.com/
Food Serivce

Laid Off Employees:

1300

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Restaurant Dive
Dave & Buster's staggering same-store sales decline and the scope of these layoffs reflect the toll coronavirus restrictions and closures have taken on the eatertainment category. As of Sept. 9, the chain had reopened 89 of its 137 stores — located in 40 states, Puerto Rico and Canada — with reduced hours and limited capacity. These reopened locations offer socially distant seating and game configurations and a reduced food menu. “We did not foresee how significantly and for how long a time the pandemic and related government lockdown orders would impact our business. We also did not foresee that lockdown orders, initially issued for short durations in only a few cities, would spread throughout the country and be repeatedly extended,” Kathryn Rainey, Dave & Buster's senior director of human resources, told Colorado in a WARN letter.
September 16, 2020
Kohl's
Menomonee Falls, WI
khols.com
Retailing

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

15%

Source: CFO
Hundreds of Kohl’s employees lost their jobs on Tuesday as the retailer slashed its corporate workforce, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. Kohl’s said it expects to save about $65 million annually through the reduction of its corporate positions by about 15%. It did not release the number of positions affected but thousands of people work in the corporate staff. The layoffs will “further align [Kohl’s] cost base in response to the business impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic,” the company said in a regulatory filing. Kohl’s previously eliminated around 250 positions in February as part of a pre-pandemic corporate restructuring. The pandemic forced Kohl’s to temporarily close all of its more than 1,100 stores this spring. The stores have reopened but revenue slipped 23.1% to $3.4 billion in the second quarter
September 15, 2020
Citi
Global
https://www.citigroup.com/citi/
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

1%

Source: Market Watch
Citi is going to resume job cuts after a pause during the pandemic, according to reports from Bloomberg News and Financial Times citing a statement. The Citi job cuts will amount to less than 1% of its workforce, which totaled 204,000 at the end of June. Citi said its overall staff levels would be stable due to recent hiring.
September 15, 2020
Delaware North
United States
https://www.delawarenorth.com/
Food Serivce

Laid Off Employees:

517

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: WKBW
Delaware North laid off 517 full-time positions on Tuesday as COVID-19 continues to hammer the hospitality management and food service industry across the globe. "Losing valued employees is never easy, but it was important to us to pay out a severance to these associates," said Glen White, Delaware North's Director of Communications. The Buffalo-based company, which has operations globally, says it was clear that the impacted roles "would not return in the foreseeable future," which led to the layoffs.
September 14, 2020
Dell Technologies
Round Rock, TX
https://www.delltechnologies.com/
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: KVUE
Dell Technologies is preparing to eliminate jobs as more businesses continue to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. According to the report, the company's chief operating officer, Jeff Clarke, informed staff during its quarterly meeting that the layoffs won't be limited to any particular team or division within the company. Bloomberg reported that the company did not elaborate on the number of jobs that would be eliminated but, according to filings, Dell had 165,000 employees at the end of January.
September 14, 2020
Microsoft
Fargo, ND
https://www.microsoft.com/
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: KVRR
Microsoft lays off employees at its Fargo campus. A spokesperson for the company would not say how many people were affected. The company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington put out a statement that says, a small percentage of the employee base in Fargo was eliminated. Microsoft says it reflects adaptions to business needs and does not change its commitment to having a company presence in Fargo.
September 14, 2020
Airbus
Toulouse, France
https://www.airbus.com/
Airlines

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Reuters
Airbus AIR.PA has stepped up warnings of compulsory layoffs as air travel fails to recover as quickly as expected from the coronavirus crisis, putting itself on a potential collision course with unions and the French government.
September 14, 2020
Siemens
Fort Madison, IA
https://new.siemens.com/global/en.html
Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

130

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: WGEM
130 workers are set to be laid off at the Siemens factory in Fort Madison, Iowa, according to Lee County Economic Development Group President and CEO, Dennis Fraise. Fraise says the announcement was made today, and the layoffs are due to the factory phasing out their shorter blade product. Over 400 employees will still work at the plant after the layoffs are complete. Fraise also says the Lee County Economic Development Group will work with the laid off workers to help them get jobs in Lee County.
September 14, 2020
Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester
Rochester, NY
https://jccrochester.org/
Non-profit Organization Management

Laid Off Employees:

296

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: 13 WHAM
Nearly 300 workers at the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester are being laid off. According to a WARN Notice, the reason for the layoffs is listed as “unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19”. The notice says 343 employees were furloughed in mid-March. Of those workers, 296 will be permanently separated Monday. "While we were hopeful that this furlough would be temporary in nature and therefore, not result in a mass layoff, the ongoing restrictions imposed by New York State, in particular those relative to the operation of a fitness center, have now made it impossible for us to avoid such action," a spokesperson for the JCC said in a statement.
September 11, 2020
NS8
Las Vegas, NV
https://www.ns8.com/en-us
Tech,Data

Laid Off Employees:

240

Laid Off Percent:

95%

Source: Forbes
Just months after raising over $100 million from venture capital investors, fraud prevention startup NS8 laid off hundreds of employees on Thursday after informing them it was under investigation for fraud. In a letter sent to employees, the Las Vegas-based company said on Thursday that it was forced to downsize after “sudden and unforeseen circumstances.” The letter was shared on Twitter by local publication Vital Vegas. The startup’s CEO, Adam Rogas, abruptly left the company last week, he confirmed to Forbes.
September 11, 2020
HubHaus
San Francisco, CA
https://thehubhaus.com/
Software,Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

100%

Source: The Information
Executives at HubHaus, a venture capital–backed startup that manages shared homes, are taking steps to shut down the company after struggling to attract tenants and raise venture capital, three people familiar with the matter said. HubHaus has unsuccessfully shopped itself to a potential buyer in recent weeks, and also sought emergency funding. The company’s investors told people recently they expect it to shut down, two of the people said. Last week, HubHaus let go of its seven or so remaining employees, who focused on growth and property acquisition, the second of two rounds of staff cuts the company made this year.
September 9, 2020
Under Armour
Global
https://www.underarmour.com/
Retail

Laid Off Employees:

600

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Baltimore Sun
Under Armour expects to lay off about 600 global employees this year as part of its ongoing restructuring plan. The layoffs were disclosed in a federal securities filing Tuesday in which the Baltimore-based company said it is increasing the cost of that plan by $75 million. Under Armour’s board approved the additional spending Sept. 2, bringing the cost of the restructuring to about $550 million to $600 million, the filing said. The sports apparel maker, already struggling before the coronavirus pandemic, had announced in April a $475 million to $575 million restructuring plan for this year. “This restructuring plan was developed prior to [Under Armour] assessing the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Company stated that it would continue to evaluate necessary actions in response to the pandemic,” the company said in the latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
September 9, 2020
Waze
Global
https://www.waze.com/
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

30

Laid Off Percent:

5%

Source: The Verge
Waze, the Google-owned navigation and mapping service, will lay off 5 percent of its global workforce, or about 30 people out of 555 total employees, the company’s CEO said in an email to employees. Waze will also close several of its offices in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions as it seeks to refocus its business on certain markets. Waze said the layoffs were partly due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has emptied roadways around the world and sent many cities into lockdown. As shelter-in-place and working from home become the new norm, fewer people are using Waze for their daily navigation needs. Fewer eyeballs on the app means less advertising revenue for the company. Waze, which was acquired by Google in 2013 for a reported $1.1 billion, has seen a dip in both monthly active users, or the number of customers using the app each month, and driven kilometers, the metric by which the company measures how far its customers drive while using Waze.
September 8, 2020
SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
https://seaworld.com/
Entertainment

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Orlando Weekly
Central Florida’s labor problems were exacerbated on Friday when SeaWorld officially let go of all its furloughed employees. The move was felt across nearly every department at the Orlando-based chain but especially at SeaWorld's Orlando parks.
September 8, 2020
Regional Transportation District
Denver, CO
https://www.rtd-denver.com/
Logistics

Laid Off Employees:

635

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: 9 News
Regional Transportation District (RTD) staff will suggest cutting 25-30% of budgeted positions, which could work out to about 635 employees losing their jobs, according to an internal memo to RTD staff Tuesday afternoon obtained by Next with Kyle Clark. The proposed cuts include both salaried and union workers, according to the memo sent by RTD’s Interim CEO Paul Ballard. The president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001, Lance Longenbohm told Next representatives from RTD told him in a recent meeting that the agency was looking at eliminating 650 union-represented positions, 470 of which were filled.
September 8, 2020
DAZN
United States; Brazil
https://www.dazn.com/en-US/l/sports/
Sports,Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

2%

Source: Awful Announcing
The sports media industry has been hit hard this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with major layoffs and furloughs taking place across many companies, and the latest ones are at streaming company DAZN. DAZN already furloughed many of their events staff back in March and April, also saying then that they wouldn’t make further rights payments until those events returned. They made further programming and executive changes this summer amidst discussions of various plans to obtain more funding. Now, they’ve laid off dozens of staffers. Awful Announcing has learned that these latest layoffs primarily involve people in production and marketing, that they’ve hit the U.S. particularly hard, and that they’ve been described as a consolidation towards DAZN’s planned global service rather than the current country-specific model. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal has more on these cuts:
September 5, 2020
Swing Education
San Mateo, CA
https://swingeducation.com/
Tech,Education

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: San Francisco Chronicle
As the coronavirus forced schools to close in the spring, startup Swing Education, which matched substitute teachers with schools, saw 90% of its revenue evaporate in two weeks. It laid off staff. With most school districts sticking to online classes in the fall, the 5-year-old San Mateo startup is focusing on a new kind of business: learning pods, where it matches teachers looking for work with families who want self-contained classes. “The need that’s out there right now is pretty overwhelming,” said Mike Teng, Swing’s CEO.
September 4, 2020
Venus Fashion
Jacksonville, FL
https://www.venus.com/
Retail

Laid Off Employees:

120

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
Venus Fashion will be permanently laying off approximately 120 employees at its distribution center starting next month, the company told the state in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The company, most well known for its swimwear, did not provide a reason for the layoffs in the notice, which was filed Aug. 10 and released by the state this week. Venus had been in growth mode the past several years; it leased the 224,000-square-foot distribution center at 1 Imeson Park Blvd. three years ago, opening up space at its Marco Beach Boulevard headquarters. Last year, the company said it was looking to add 100 workers to the 500 that were at headquarters and the several hundred more at the distribution center. The growth came as the company reconceived how it marketed its apparel. The company has traditionally relied on direct catalogue mailers to customers, with no brick-and-mortar sales. While the company still uses direct-mail catalogues for about half of its marketing plan, it transitioned to online, texting and social media marketing that helped prompt a spike to $300 million in annual sales, the company said in October 2019.
September 4, 2020
KEXP
Seattle, WA
https://www.kexp.org/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

8

Laid Off Percent:

17%

Source: Patch
Seattle's KEXP is cutting eight positions, as the donor-backed music radio station and non-profit arts organization faces a 17 percent shortfall in annual revenue. In an e-mail sent to volunteers Friday morning, KEXP Executive Director Tom Mara said the layoffs would affect full-time-equivalent positions in the guest services, business support, executive leadership, engagement and software teams. Mara said approximately 80 percent of the non-profit's budget covers payroll, and cuts in other areas were already exhausted and insufficient to cover the gap. "While we have been taking steps to mitigate the financial impact Covid-19 has on the organization, they have not been sufficient to offset losses relating to our business support and in-person events revenue," Mara wrote. "Most of KEXP's on-air underwriting support comes from industries that have themselves been heavily disrupted by COVID — music, performing arts, sports and entertainment, restaurants, travel. We cannot know when, or if, those industries will return to a pre-covid 'normal.'"
September 2, 2020
Awok
Dubai
http://www.awok.com/
Tech,Retail

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

100%

Source: Menabytes
Dubai-based ecommerce platform Awok has shut down just a little over a year after raising $30 million in one of the largest investment rounds for an ecommerce startup in the region. The development was first hinted in a Reddit thread started by a Dubai resident on Saturday and earlier this morning by Omar Kassim in a series of tweets. Awok has just confirmed that it has in fact shut down in a statement posted on its homepage.
September 2, 2020
Akerna
Denver, CO
https://www.akerna.com/
Tech,Marijuana

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Marijuana Business Daily
An Akerna spokesperson released a statement to Marijuana Business Daily confirming the acquisition led to layoffs at the company. “As a company,” Akerna said in the statement, “we prioritize our people first and foremost, but sometimes it is unfortunately necessary to reduce staff. “This is never a decision taken lightly and one that is avoided at all costs. Our recent changes reflect our commitment to positive growth in a responsible and efficient manner.”
September 2, 2020
Ascension Michigan
Troy, MI
https://healthcare.ascension.org/
Healthcare

Laid Off Employees:

223

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Ascension Technologies, the St. Louis-based hospital giant's information-technology services arm, will lay off more than 200 employees in Michigan. Ascension notified Michigan officials that it plans to eliminate an estimated 223 network operations and service desk jobs in Troy between Oct. 24 and Nov. 25. The health system is outsourcing its responsibilities to an outside vendor, according to Ascension's notification.
September 2, 2020
Ford
United States
https://www.ford.com/
Automotive

Laid Off Employees:

1400

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: New York Times
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is targeting the elimination of 1,400 U.S. salaried jobs by year end as part of a multiyear $11 billion restructuring. The layoffs will be achieved through voluntary buyouts, the U.S. automaker said in an email sent to employees. The buyouts will be offered to employees who are eligible for retirement. "We’re in a multiyear process of making Ford more fit and effective around the world," Ford's Americas President Kumar Galhotra said in the email. "We have reprioritized certain products and services and are adjusting our staffing to better align with our new work statement."
September 2, 2020
Amtrak
Washington, DC
http://www.amtrak.com/
Transportation

Laid Off Employees:

100

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: News 10
Amtrak is set to cut 1,950 members and 100 management positions. According to a media relations spokesperson for Amtrak, based on a review of their fiscal operating plan and planned service levels for 2021, significant reductions in staffing will be necessary. Amtrak Media Relations released the following statement: “For the past several weeks, Amtrak has conducted a thorough review of our FY 2021 operating plan, as well as our planned service levels for next year. Based on this review, we have identified our staffing needs for next year. While we have implemented initiatives to minimize the number of furloughs and involuntary separations, significant reductions remain necessary due to the slow recovery of ridership and revenue. Approximately 1,950 agreement team members will be furloughed and approximately 100 management positions will be involuntary separated over the coming weeks.”
September 2, 2020
Droga5
New York, NY
http://www.droga5.com/
Marketing

Laid Off Employees:

40

Laid Off Percent:

7%

Source: AdAge
Accenture Interactive-owned Droga5 laid off 7 percent of its U.S. staff on Wednesday, about 40 people, mostly in the New York office and across all levels of the company and in all departments. “Droga5 has made the decision to transition out a number of our people as we continue managing our business for the long term to best serve our clients," an agency spokesperson said in a statement to Ad Age’s Lindsay Rittenhouse. "All of those affected will be provided severance benefits. We are grateful for all of their contributions to the agency." In August, a paper in Australia (founder David Droga’s country of origin) reported that Accenture would cut 25,000 workers globally, about 5 percent of its workforce, due to the pandemic. But an unnamed source told Business Insider the Droga5 cuts are due to the agency’s business, not mandated by Accenture.
September 2, 2020
Amtrak
New York, USA; New Jersey, USA
http://www.amtrak.com/
Transportation

Laid Off Employees:

100

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: News 10
Amtrak is set to cut 1,950 members and 100 management positions. According to a media relations spokesperson for Amtrak, based on a review of their fiscal operating plan and planned service levels for 2021, significant reductions in staffing will be necessary. Amtrak Media Relations released the following statement: “For the past several weeks, Amtrak has conducted a thorough review of our FY 2021 operating plan, as well as our planned service levels for next year. Based on this review, we have identified our staffing needs for next year. While we have implemented initiatives to minimize the number of furloughs and involuntary separations, significant reductions remain necessary due to the slow recovery of ridership and revenue. Approximately 1,950 agreement team members will be furloughed and approximately 100 management positions will be involuntary separated over the coming weeks.”
September 1, 2020
GoBear
Singapore, Singapore
https://www.gobear.com/
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

22

Laid Off Percent:

11%

Source: Tech in Asia
Financial services platform GoBear has laid off 22 staff members from its offices in Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Ukraine as part of its cost-cutting measures to improve efficiency amid the pandemic.
September 1, 2020
Big Fish Games
Seattle, WA
https://www.bigfishgames.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

250

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Venture Beat
Big Fish Games announced it has cut 250 jobs as it restructures the mobile game publisher and developer to “address scaling challenges and reinforce the company’s positioning for growth.” If that sounds vague to you, it does to me, too.
August 31, 2020
MGM International
United States
mgm.com
Leisure Products,Consumer Discretionary

Laid Off Employees:

18000

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Eater
Nearly 18,000 employees at MGM Resorts International, the largest employer in the state, found out that their furloughs turned into layoffs, effective today. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the company employed about 52,000 in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts did not announce the number of local staff laid off. These layoffs effect MGM Resorts properties nationwide.
August 31, 2020
HSBC
Global
hsbc.com
Diversified Financial Services

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

15%

Source: Business Insider
HSBC US wants to leverage upgraded identity verification and onboarding technology — central to its new digital account opening functionality — to grow its mass-affluent consumer checking account product, reports Bank Innovation. The UK-based bank has struggled globally: It has plans to offload business units, cut $4.5 billion in costs, and lay off 15% of its global workforce.
August 28, 2020
Coca-Cola
United States; Puerto Rico; Canada
https://us.coca-cola.com/
Food Products

Laid Off Employees:

4000

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: CNN
Coca-Cola will cut thousands of jobs and reduce its number of business units as it faces declining beverage sales in the pandemic. Coke said Friday the job cuts would come in the form of voluntary and involuntary reductions. It plans to first offer buyouts to 4,000 employees in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico and then offer a similar voluntary program in other countries. The number of people who take the buyout will reduce the number of involuntary layoffs, the company said.
August 28, 2020
Exela Technologies
Austin, TX
https://www.exelatech.com/
Information Technology and Serivces,Tech

Laid Off Employees:

81

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Austin Business Journal
A subsidiary of Exela Technologies Inc. plans to lay off 81 employees in Austin. The impacted positions are part of the operations department at Exela Enterprise Solutions LLC, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission on Aug. 20. The layoffs are expected to begin Nov. 1 and the positions will be permanent, according to the letter. The layoffs are due to the “consolidation and relocation within the company of the duties and responsibilities” of the operations department, according to the letter. The Austin facility is located at 6301-8 E. Stassney Lane.
August 27, 2020
General Atomics
Palmdale, CA
https://www.ga.com/
Aerospace & Defense

Laid Off Employees:

630

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Layoff List Tip
Privately held drone maker General Atomics of San Diego, California, is laying off approximately 630 employees. “General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. can confirm a reduction in force involving 6% of its workforce,” a spokesperson wrote in an email to Defense News late Wednesday. “This reduction was made to balance resources with customer requirements.” The layoffs were announced internally Wednesday and confirmed by the company, which did not specify which operations were impacted.
August 27, 2020
Ideastream
Cleveland, OH
https://www.ideastream.org/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

8

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Cleveland Scene
Ideastream, the local nonprofit media organization which operates the Cleveland NPR (90.3 WCPN) and PBS (WVIZ) affiliates, as well as classical radio station 104.9 WCLV, will lay off eight employees due to Covid-19 cost-cutting measures. WCPN's Nick Castele reported the internal news Wednesday, noting that five vacant positions would remain unfilled as well. The eight layoffs, he wrote, will affect ideastream's arts, multimedia and sales teams. (The online version of the story included a postscript indicating that ideastream's management did not edit the story or review it prior to publication.)
August 26, 2020
Salesforce
San Francisco, CA
https://www.salesforce.com/
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

1000

Laid Off Percent:

2%

Source: Wall Street Journal
Salesforce.com Inc. has started to notify some of its staff they could lose their job a day after the business-software provider reported record sales, sending its stock surging. Salesforce Chief Executive Marc Benioff in March pledged on Twitter that the company would avoid any significant layoffs for 90 days during the pandemic even as the company shifted to remote working. He called on other CEOs to follow him in a “no layoff” pledge. “We’re reallocating resources to position the company for continued growth,” Salesforce said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. “This includes continuing to hire and redirecting some employees to fuel our strategic areas, and eliminating some positions that no longer map to our business priorities.” Around 1,000 of Salesforce’s 54,000 employees are affected, a person familiar with the plan said. Employees who were notified their job was being eliminated have 60 days to find a new role in the company, the person said.
August 26, 2020
Veritas Technologies
Santa Clara, CA
https://www.veritas.com/
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

74

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Mercury News
Veritas Technologies, in a tech company layoff, said it was cutting 74 jobs in Santa Clara between late August and Nov. 30. The cuts were expected to be permanent.
August 26, 2020
Gap
San Francisco, CA
https://www.gap.com/
Retail

Laid Off Employees:

79

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Mercury News
In San Francisco, Gap, which had previously disclosed plans to shut numerous retail stores amid a collapse in sales, a rent squeeze, and dispute with its landlord, had included its flagship store at Market Street and Powell Street in San Francisco in the closure plans. “Approximately 79 employees are affected,” Joanne Rafferty, Gap senior director human resources, wrote in the notice. The layoffs took place in early August.
August 26, 2020
Chartwells Higher Ed Dining Services
San Jose, CA
http://chartwellshighered.com/
Food Serivce

Laid Off Employees:

56

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Mercury News
A series of decisions by college sports associations to cancel live events with fans in attendance for a lengthy period of time prompted Chartwells to launch the layoffs of 56 workers at San Jose State University. Chartwells provides dining services. “While these actions are permanent, all terminated team members have been invited to apply for future employment as positions become available when business levels return following the pandemic,” Mrinalini Sen, human resources with Compass Group, owner of Chartwells, stated in the notice.
August 26, 2020
American Airlines
United States
https://www.aa.com/homePage.do
Travel,Airlines

Laid Off Employees:

19000

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: CNBC
American Airlines will cut 19,000 employees in October when federal aid that protected those jobs expires and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate travel demand, the carrier said Tuesday. The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline, which employed more than 140,000 people in March, is prohibited from laying off workers through Sept. 30 under the terms of a $25 billion federal aid package set aside for carriers to weather the worst of the crisis. But demand has only modestly recovered, presenting a dire scenario for airlines. American said its fourth-quarter capacity will be half of the year-ago level and that international long-haul flights will be just 25% of its 2019 schedule.
August 26, 2020
NetApp
United States
https://www.netapp.com/us
Tech,Information Technology and Serivces

Laid Off Employees:

700

Laid Off Percent:

5%

Source: The Register
The Register understands that an all-hands email landed today, August 25, detailing a 5.5 per cent cut to the company’s 11,000-ish-strong workforce. Employees were swiftly informed if their roles were deemed redundant, and that this would be their last day. Cuts seem to have been heaviest among marketing staff – including technical marketers – and engineers and developers acquired with all-flash array vendor SolidFire in 2015. Comments in public-but-anonymous forums suggest remaining staff see the cuts as something of an admission that the SolidFire acquisition has run its course.
August 25, 2020
Accenture
Global
https://www.accenture.com/
Tech,Information Technology and Serivces

Laid Off Employees:

25000

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: CRN
Accenture is cutting as many as 25,000 jobs around the world as it seeks to pare down its nearly half-a-million strong workforce, according to a published report. The Australian Financial Review reported that a first round of cuts happened earlier this month and more are expected to follow. Layoffs are being made according to performance and are targeted at the bottom five percent of the company, the publication said, which cited sources in the firm’s Australian operations.
August 25, 2020
British Airways
United Kingdom
https://www.britishairways.com/
Airlines

Laid Off Employees:

10500

Laid Off Percent:

25%

Source: Marketplace
British Airways — which once dubbed itself the “world’s favorite airline” — is not popular with many of its own employees right now. In common with many other carriers around the world, BA has been hit hard by the pandemic and, faced with huge losses, has decided to lay off permanently more than a quarter of its 42,000-strong workforce and cut the pay of many remaining staff members. The company says it’s had to make difficult decisions to protect as many jobs as possible. But many of the affected workers, and their labor union, describe the move as a “betrayal.”
August 25, 2020
Australian Football League
Australia
https://www.afl.com.au/
Sports

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

20%

Source: Sports Pro Media
The Australian Football League (AFL) has become the latest high-profile sports property to announce sweeping job cuts in a bid to mitigate against the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The preeminent Australian rules football competition announced on Monday that it intends to axe around 20 per cent of its national workforce, having temporarily laid off almost 80 per cent of staff and imposed executive pay cuts back in March.
August 24, 2020
Spaces
Burbank, CA
https://www.spaces.com/
Tech,VR

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Protocol
Spaces, a VR startup that got its start as a DreamWorks Animation project, has been acquired by Apple, Protocol has learned. Apple confirmed the acquisition after this story was first published. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," a company spokesperson told Protocol via email, using the company's usual boilerplate statement to confirm startup acquisitions.
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