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June 3, 2021
Steel Parts Manufacturing Inc.
Tipton, IN
https://www.steelparts.com/
Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

107

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Inside Indiana Business
Tipton-based Steel Parts Manufacturing Inc. has notified the state it expects to lay off 107 employees. The company says the mass layoff is due to "unfavorable business circumstances beyond its control." The layoff is expected to affect hourly and salaried employees, and terminations are scheduled to take place during the first two weeks of August. The layoffs are expected to be permanent. The company says the affected employees do not have bumping rights.
June 3, 2021
General Mills
Minneapolis, MN
generalmills.com
Consumer Goods

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Star Tribune
General Mills is downsizing its corporate workforce as a part of a post-pandemic restructuring. The Golden Valley-based food maker at the end of May finished its 2021 fiscal year, which was on pace to be one of its best for sales after people ate more of its cereals, flour, baking mixes and other products due to the pandemic's at-home lifestyle. But that demand is likely to slow or decline as the pandemic ends. General Mills executives are moving to lower costs, including cutting jobs, as sales and profits return to the slow-growing pattern that was normal for the company before the pandemic.
June 3, 2021
NagaCorp
Cambodia
https://nagacorp.com/eng/global/home.php
Gaming

Laid Off Employees:

600

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Gambling Insider
NagaCorp, a Cambodian casino operator, is reportedly laying off close to 600 employees, with employees receiving messages about the layoff since last week. The decision may be attributed to the ongoing pandemic restrictions placed on the casino industry; however, the workers noted that the company reported a profit of $102.3m for 2020.
June 2, 2021
Ascension St. Vincent
United States
https://healthcare.ascension.org/
Healthcare

Laid Off Employees:

651

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Yahoo News
Ascension St. Vincent is cutting about 651 tech support jobs across the country.
June 2, 2021
U.S. Well Services Inc.
Texas, USA
http://uswellservices.com/
Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

170

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Houston Business Journal
A Houston-based supplier of hydraulic fracturing equipment plans to lay off around 170 workers in Texas this summer due to changes within the market and at the company. U.S. Well Services Inc. (Nasdaq: USWS) informed the Texas Workforce Commission of the layoffs on May 24. The company said it is permanently eliminating 108 jobs in Pleasanton, about 40 miles south of San Antonio, and 63 workers in San Angelo, in West Texas, due to declining conditions in the oil and gas market. On the same day it sent the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter to the TWC, the company notified investors that it was selling certain diesel-powered hydraulic fracturing equipment to Alamo Pump Holdings for $21 million as it moves toward electrifying its fleet.
June 1, 2021
Katerra
San Francisco, CA
https://www.katerra.com/
Construction,Tech

Laid Off Employees:

2434

Laid Off Percent:

100

Source: The Real Deal
Another SoftBank-backed startup has imploded. The construction startup Katerra, which aimed to transform the $12 trillion global construction industry, told employees this week that it is shutting down, The Information reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the publication, the company plans to cut thousands of jobs "potentially without paying out severance packages or unused time off" and may end up walking away from construction jobs it was contracted to build. Katerra was founded in 2015, and had received more than $1 billion in funding from SoftBank, which had also poured money into WeWork. At one point, it was valued at $4 billion.
June 1, 2021
TIAA Bank
Jacksonville, FL
https://www.tiaabank.com/
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

48

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
The TIAA Bank told the state last week it was laying off more employees as it shuts down its home loans origination business and closing that unit at its downtown Jacksonville facility. The bank is amending some of its employees' departure schedules and laying off an additional 48 employees, according to a letter sent to the state May 28. The bank originally said its planned transition of home lending operations to PNC National Bank would impact about 300 employees. Of those, 90 of them will be laid off, while over 200 employees will be offered jobs with PNC National Bank, according to the April notice to the state.
June 1, 2021
Medova Healthcare
Wichita, KS
https://www.medova.com/
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

70

Laid Off Percent:

70

Source: The Wichita Eagle
Wichita-based Medova Healthcare expects to lay off about 70 local employees this summer, according to a notice the company filed with the state. Medova Healthcare employs about 100 people in Wichita at 8300 E. Thorn Drive in Wichita, near 37th Street North and Rock. The expected layoffs represent about 70% of its local workforce, according to a letter about the job losses. The business is a third-party administrator of corporate group health benefits. A majority of Medova's clients will move to another third-party administrator on July 1, according to the letter.
May 29, 2021
Nutanix
Global
https://www.nutanix.com/
Software

Laid Off Employees:

150

Laid Off Percent:

Source: SDX Central
Nutanix posted earnings and revenue beats during the third quarter of fiscal 2021, and on a conference call with investors CEO Rajiv Ramaswami touted his company's "healthy, year-over-year increase in our win rate against our largest competitor." Ramaswami didn't name that competitor, but he�s talking about VMware, where he served as a COO before moving over to Nutanix�s chief executive post in December. Also on the earnings call, Ramaswami said Nutanix cut its global headcount by about 2.5 percent, primarily sales and marketing jobs, as it continues its transition to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and subscription business model. "We expect this action to yield approximately $50 million in annual savings," he said.
May 28, 2021
Loon LLC
Mountain View, CA
https://www.loon.com/
Tech,Wireless Telecommunication Services

Laid Off Employees:

151

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Mercury News
Loon LLC, an Alphabet moonshot created to bring the internet to remote places, has decided to lay off its workers, but many are being hired in other positions with the tech titan, which owns Google. The Silicon Valley company was formed with an ambitious premise: find ways to create a high-altitude wireless network that could speed internet connections to remote or rural areas, as well as connect people cut off by a disaster. Mountain View-based Loon decided to wind down the company after it wasn't able to craft a viable and sustainable business model. The move to wind down Loon's operations resulted in the layoffs of 151 workers at its headquarters in Mountain View, according to an official notice the company provided to the state Employment Development Department.
May 27, 2021
Viatris
Morgantown, WV
https://www.viatris.com/en
Pharmaceuticals

Laid Off Employees:

1431

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Fierce Pharma
Months after Pfizer and Mylan's generics spinoff Viatris sketched out a $1 billion cost-cutting initiative, the company is telegraphing details around the closure of a major U.S. plant formerly operated by Mylan. Viatris is due to shutter manufacturing operations at its oral solid dose plant in Morgantown, West Virginia, on July 31. That same day, a majority of some 1,431 layoffs there are expected to go into effect, The Dominion Post reported Thursday, citing a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice Viatris sent to local authorities this week.
May 26, 2021
Honeywell
Smithfield, RI
https://www.honeywell.com/en-us
Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

470

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Providence Business Journal
Fourteen months after Honeywell International Inc. announced it would hire 500 people at its local facility to make N95 masks in the fight against the pandemic, the company said Wednesday that almost that many workers would be laid off as the need for masks wanes. Some 470 workers were being notified Wednesday, company spokesman Eric Krantz said in a statement. "We are now seeing a dramatic reduction in demand for N95s in the U.S. as many states are ending or scaling back mask mandates and vaccinations are being widely distributed,� Krantz said. �For these reasons, Honeywell is adjusting its N95 operations and ceasing manual production of N95s at our facility in Smithfield." Krantz said the company was encouraging the laid-off workers to apply for other jobs within the company and those eligible "will be offered severance per Honeywell policy and local laws."
May 25, 2021
WWE
Los Angeles, CA; Stamford, CT
wwe.com
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Deadline
Not a happy day in Stamford, CT, today as WWE had a round of layoffs that impact its film, TV and social media divisions in Connecticut and Los Angeles. Trying to find out the exact number, but WWE Studios saw layoffs in features, TV and digital/social media division Advanced Media Group. All of these operations will be consolidated into a single division, with a smaller staff running those operations. We've heard the cuts were deep. The news was conveyed today by phone by president and chief revenue officer Nick Khan, who left his post as co-head of the CAA television department last summer to take the job. He was the agent for the WWE before joining the company.
May 25, 2021
Lawrence General Hosptial
Lawrence, MA
http://www.lawrencegeneral.org/
Health Care Providers & Services

Laid Off Employees:

56

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Becker's Hospital Reveiw
Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital plans to lay off 56 employees and is warning of more cuts unless it receives government aid quickly, according to The Boston Globe. The layoffs will affect employees working in administration and patient care. The layoffs affect about 2.5 percent of the 186-bed hospital's workforce. Lawrence General attributed the layoffs to the COVID-19 pandemic weakening its financial profile. "We were weak going into COVID, and now we're weaker coming out of COVID," Lawrence General President and CEO Deborah Wilson told the Globe. "It's an unsustainable situation."
May 25, 2021
Children's Shelter
San Antonio, TX
childrensshelter.org
Family Services

Laid Off Employees:

93

Laid Off Percent:

Source: San Antonio Express-News
The Children's Shelter, a San Antonio nonprofit that was providing private foster care services before state officials found problems with its work, will lay off 93 full-time employees. The move follows the nonprofit's decision last month to terminate its contract with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to care for foster children.
May 25, 2021
Associated Couriers LLC
Hazelwood, MI
https://www.associated-couriers.com/
Logistics

Laid Off Employees:

67

Laid Off Percent:

Source: St. Louis business Journal
A courier company says it will lay off 67 employees at its Hazelwood plant as it loses a contract with tech giant Amazon. Associated Couriers LLC said it will close its Amazon delivery service division July 9, the same day its contract with the Seattle company ends. The move will result in the closure of Associated's so-called Amazon delivery division, with 67 employees. Associated told the state of Missouri that its entire Hazelwood facility, at 6201 Aviator Drive, will not close.
May 24, 2021
Ontrak
Santa Monica, CA
ontrak-inc.com
Healthcare,Tech

Laid Off Employees:

250

Laid Off Percent:

35

Source: Los Angeles Business Journal
Executives with Santa Monica-based Ontrak Inc. confirmed in early May that the company had laid off 35% of its workforce in March following the loss of its largest contract with health insurer Aetna. Ontrak has developed a technology platform that draws on medical data and telehealth communications to help its health plan customers manage patient behavioral health treatment costs. With Ontrak disclosing in its annual report that it had 726 employees as of Dec. 31, the 35% cut in the workforce translates to roughly 250 employees.
May 21, 2021
Legend Energy Services
Logview, TX
https://www.legendenergyservices.com/
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

118

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Longview News-Journal
Legend Energy Services has laid off 118 employees from its Longview facility, the first major job loss in Gregg County in more than a year. The company, with headquarters in Oklahoma City, "focuses on fracturing, coiled tubing, industrial nitrogen, fluid pumping, and crane services," according to its Facebook page. A notice from the Texas Workforce Commission said the workers at the Longview site were laid off May 15. A spokeswoman at Legend Energy Services' corporate office declined to comment Friday.
May 19, 2021
Aviation Service GmbH
Frankfurt, Germany
http://www.asg.aero/about-us.html
Airlines

Laid Off Employees:

87

Laid Off Percent:

Source: World Socialist Web Site
Just recently, another WISAG operation at Frankfurt Airport announced mass redundancies. Aviation Service GmbH (ASG), which belongs to the Wisser Group, laid off 87 of the 610 workers still employed there. Before the pandemic, there were almost 800 staff, but all temporary employees and agency workers had already been dismissed. ASG is responsible for aircraft interior cleaning and transport services. As with the WISAG workers, numerous long-serving, experienced workers, as well as 12 severely disabled people, are being fired for cost-savings. Airport operator Fraport, security provider FraSec, Airport Personal Service GmbH and Lufthansa are also systematically realising their plans to further enrich themselves in the pandemic and to ensure shareholders benefit.
May 19, 2021
IndieDwell
Caldwell, ID
https://www.indiedwell.com/
Construction & Engineering

Laid Off Employees:

61

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Boise Dev
A prominent affordable housing manufacturer in Caldwell closed its doors earlier this year. IndieDwell, a company focused on building affordable housing units made out of recycled shipping containers, stopped manufacturing, and laid off or furloughed 61 employees. The company said it hoped to hire some of the back "starting this week." The company got glowing coverage in the local and national press in recent years for its innovative approach to construction, affordable prices, and partnerships with governments and local nonprofits to create low-cost homeownership opportunities. They provided the homes for several small subdivisions developed alongside Boise-based nonprofit LEAP Housing Solutions as recently as last summer.
May 19, 2021
Nestle
Burlington, WI
nestle.com
Food Products

Laid Off Employees:

34

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Biz Times
Nestle USA will eliminate 34 positions at its facility in Burlington, a measure the company says is connected to the sale of its American confectionary business back in 2018. The company said it would eliminate the positions and lay off employees on July 23, according to a notice recently filed with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
May 18, 2021
Stellantis
Belvidere, IL
stellantis.com
Automotive,Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

1600

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Manufacturing.net
It's one of the most popular brands produced by Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler. So why are 1,600 workers at a Jeep plant in Belvidere, IL on the cusp of losing their jobs? Unfortunately, we're seeing the fallout from a global computer chip shortage hitting greater extremes. Earlier this month, Stellantis attributed losses of about 11% in Q1 to semiconductor shortages that impacted production rates. At the time, Stellantis suggested it would get worse in the second quarter and it seems we're seeing a preview, as last week the company said it would be cutting an entire shift at the Belvidere plant in late July. What's worse is that this particular plant has already been sitting idle since March, an approach that's also been taken by many Stellantis competitors who have struggled to maintain production levels without access to critical parts. While the company said it does expect the fallout from the chip shortage to abate somewhat in the second half of the year, that doesn't appear to be enough to save the workers in Belvidere... and company spokesperson Jodi Tinson confirmed to the Associated Press that axing the second shift in Belvidere could result in the layoffs of 1,641 workers. The Belvidere plant produces the Jeep Cherokee, and while Stellantis recently confirmed that its rollout of a new, 3-row version of the Cherokee was still on track for the third quarter, that model will be produced in the company's Jefferson North plant in metro Detroit.
May 18, 2021
Aer Lingus
Dublin, Ireland
aerlingus.com
Airlines

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Reuters
Irish airline Aer Lingus is to close its cabin crew base at one of the country's largest airports and impose cutbacks and layoffs across the company as part of a COVID-19 restructuring plan, it said on Tuesday. In a statement, Aer Lingus said it had "confirmed to staff that the airline will emerge smaller from the pandemic, and there will be a requirement for redundancies." The Irish carrier, which like British Airways and Iberia is owned by International Airlines Group, is to close its base at Shannon Airport, one of its four main domestic hubs.
May 18, 2021
Perspecta
Meridian, ID
https://perspecta.com/
Information Technology and Serivces

Laid Off Employees:

302

Laid Off Percent:

Source: BoieDev
Just a little over a year ago, Perspecta said it would set up shop in Meridian and add 500 new jobs in the defense sector, part of what it called a "landmark" new building. Now, BoiseDev has learned, the company will cut 302 employees from its entire employee base in Meridian. But a company spokesperson says it hopes the employees will land with a new company.
May 17, 2021
Genpact
Jacksonville, FL
https://www.genpact.com/
Information Technology and Serivces

Laid Off Employees:

489

Laid Off Percent:

Source: JDR
Genpact Ltd., a New York-based professional services firm, filed a notice with state officials saying it expects to permanently lay off 489 Jacksonville employees Aug. 31. The company said in a May 14 letter filed under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act that the layoff is occurring because of "material business changes to one of the company's clients" but did not give further details. The 489 employees "who are aligned to this client will be permanently laid off from the company's workforce thereby constituting a site closure/Plant closing," the letter said. The letter said the company is performing services for the unnamed client in its office at Capital Plaza at 10401 Deerwood Park Blvd., but it also said most of the employees are working at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 14, 2021
OPW Engineered Systems
Lebanon, OH
https://www.opwglobal.com/
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

103

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Patch
OPW Engineered Systems in Lebanon said it is permanently closing its facility on Henkle Drive, prompting 103 layoffs between July 6 and Sept. 31. All layoffs will be permanent, the company said in its filing with the the state.
May 14, 2021
Sunbeam Products
Bowling Green, OH
sunbeam.com
Consumer Goods

Laid Off Employees:

50

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Patch
Sunbeam Products in Bowling Green will also shuttered production at its facility on Midstar Drive. The company will permanently layoff 50 employees, with layoffs starting on approximately June 30.
May 13, 2021
Charles Schwab Corp.
United States
https://www.schwab.com/
Financial Services,Finance

Laid Off Employees:

50

Laid Off Percent:

Source: CityWire USA
As its integration with TD continues, Schwab cut 50 employees on Monday, one source estimates. Charles Schwab has laid off another round of employees as part of its integration with TD Ameritrade, with the latest cuts sweeping up some high-ranking staffers in TD's RIA custody business. Sources familiar with the situation told Citywire that TD managing director of RIA practice management Vanessa Oligino, director of institutional sales Scott Leak and director of institutional consulting and sales support Greg Menefee will be leaving the company as a result of the layoffs. One source estimated that Schwab laid off at least 50 people on Monday. A Schwab spokeswoman confirmed the job cuts and said the layoffs were not focused on one particular area of the company.
May 12, 2021
Rosetta Stone
United States
rosettastone.com
Tech,Education

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Daily News Record
Local Rosetta Stone employees have been laid off, according to Brian Shull, city economic development director. "We've not heard numbers yet, so we're still waiting for additional information from the company," Shull said Wednesday. In March, North Carolina-based digital language learning company IXL Learning announced it had acquired Rosetta Stone. In a Wednesday email, Eric Bates, an IXL spokesperson, declined to provide a timeline for when layoffs will occur or say how many people will lose their jobs and how many workers will remain employed in Harrisonburg once the changes are in place.
May 12, 2021
Whitestar Security Group
Santa Rosa, CA
https://whitestarsecurity.com/
Security

Laid Off Employees:

40

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Press Democrat
After COVID-19 public heath orders shut down his small martial arts academy, Orlando Banuelos took a job in mid-January as a guard for a new Santa Rosa-based company called Whitestar Security Group. With prior security experience, Banuelos quickly rose to supervisor, splitting his shifts between the Sebastopol Inn and Hotel Azura in Santa Rosa, hotels that Sonoma County had purchased and converted to homeless housing during the pandemic. The pay was good and Banuelos, 29, connected with both the people he was protecting and the company he worked for. "We did our job, we did it to the best of our ability, and we were getting thanked on a daily basis," he said. Banuelos had reason to be optimistic about his new gig. Less than a year old, Whitestar Security Group was growing rapidly under two young, well-connected business partners, Clayton Taylor and Brandon Rojas. One of their partners was Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli, an investor striking into new territory outside the wine and beer industries he has long operated in. Through relationships with the county's nonprofit homeless service providers, the new company quickly secured contracts in an increasingly lucrative California sector , as the state directed hundreds of millions of dollars towards local governments to house at-risk homeless people. Sonoma County and Santa Rosa spent over $30 million in 2020 on homeless housing, and many of their new sites needed full-time security. But the prospects for Whitestar Security Group have all but ended amid the scandal that has engulfed Foppoli after eight women leveled public allegations of sexual assault, abuse or misconduct. Foppoli has refused to step down despite widespread calls for his resignation. He faces threat of a recall election and is under investigation by local and state authorities. The fallout for Whitestar has included canceled contracts, severed business ties among the partners and at least 40 layoffs since early April. Banuelos was one of those who lost his job. "Everybody kept saying it was nothing we did wrong," Banuelos said. "If we did nothing wrong then why is everybody outside that Foppoli situation being affected?" Whitestar Security is now folding in its current form.
May 10, 2021
The Appeal
United States
https://theappeal.org/
Media,Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: NiemanLab
Staffers at The Appeal announced they had formed a union. Five minutes later, management announced layoffs. The nonprofit news site focused on criminal justice reform has a vision for "an America where stability and dignity are within everyone's reach." Some of its employees say you wouldn't know that from its management.
May 10, 2021
E. & J. Gallo
Geyserville, CA
https://www.gallo.com/
Food Products

Laid Off Employees:

32

Laid Off Percent:

Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Cheap California wine is not as popular as it once was, as a recent round of layoffs at a Sonoma County winery shows. E. & J. Gallo, the country's largest wine corporation, let go 32 workers at Clos du Bois Winery in Geyserville, leaving only 5 on staff, former employee Kevin McDonald told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Gallo spokesperson Lon Gallagher confirmed the layoffs, adding that the Geyserville facility would no longer be used to produce wine, with Clos du Bois production moving to other Gallo-owned facilities in Sonoma County.
May 10, 2021
Conduit Global
McLeansville, NC
https://www.conduitglobal.com/
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

173

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Triad Business Journal
Conduit Global has informed the state of North Carolina it plans to close its call center in McLeansville and lay off almost 175 workers. Conduit Global, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, filed a notice with the N.C. Department of Commerce on April 26 in compliance with the terms of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). The company "is in the process of attempting to ensure the continuation of certain business activities," CEO Robert Bryan wrote.
May 6, 2021
Hearst Magazines
Global
https://www.hearst.com/magazines
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Layoff List Tip
Hearst Magazines, which refrained from layoffs during the pandemic, is pursuing a new financial strategy. It is offering voluntary buyouts to employees. But if enough volunteers fail to come forward, layoffs could follow, according to the New York Post. The offer reportedly will be made to 600 employees out of the 2,200 in the magazine division and at the digital ad agency iCrossing and the HearstMade branded-content group, the report continues. Editorial employees, who voted last summer to join the Writer's Guild of America, will not be affected, it adds. A contract has not yet been agreed on. The cuts could be deeper in Europe. "While our goal is to solicit enough volunteers, it is possible that involuntary departures may occur later this spring," Hearst Magazines president Debi Chirichella said in a memo to employees, according to the NYP. She added: "If this happens, I want to assure you that this process will be done with compassion and respect for all."
May 6, 2021
JC Penny
United States
https://www.jcpenney.com/
Retail

Laid Off Employees:

650

Laid Off Percent:

Source: SGB Media
J.C. Penney has eliminated about 650 jobs in an effort to adjust "our structure to better meet our strategic priorities," according to a company statement. The job cuts followed an operational review by the company's new owners, Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management. The latest round of layoffs, first reported by The Dallas Morning News, are spread across its stores, field operations and corporate headquarters and represent about 1.5 percent of the retailer's workforce. It currently has more than 50,000 employees. Roughly 100 of the impacted jobs were at its corporate offices, where 3,500 people are employed. The cuts, which were made last week, included eliminating open positions, while some employees were offered alternative roles where possible.
May 5, 2021
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
kaiserpermanente.org
Healthcare

Laid Off Employees:

200

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Mercury News
More than a year into a deadly pandemic that has pushed health care workers to the brink, Kaiser Permanente announced last week it was laying off more than 200 workers. Earlier this year, Sutter Health made similar reductions. The job cuts "which come just as doctors, nurses and other employees who help keep hospitals and clinics running are finally allowing themselves to feel hopeful the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is in the past" have prompted backlash from unions and others. But COVID-19 also has dealt a financial blow to many health care providers, raising the question of whether more layoffs are on the horizon. "I certainly believe so," said William Padula, a professor of pharmaceutical and health economics at the University of Southern California. "Hospitals never operate on a very large margin," Padula said. "If their revenue drops 20 or 30%, as it could have this past year, then obviously they need to cut costs to maintain an operating margin that keeps them able to serve patients in general."
May 5, 2021
SumUp
London, England
sumup.com
Finance,Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Finance FWD
Exclusive: The celebrated fintech Sumup is separating from parts of its workforce, according to Finance Forward. The German-British startup had around 2,600 employees to date. The step comes as a surprise: only recently, the payment company received a loan of 750 million euros. The last report of success is just one and a half months old: In mid-March, the German-British payment company Sumup announced a loan of 750 million euros , one of the largest European fintech financings ever. Well-known donors such as Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and the Singapore state fund Temasek provided the money. Co-founder Marc-Alexander Christ announced a massive expansion. Almost 90 positions are still advertised. The new news is all the more surprising: According to information from Finance Forward, Sumup is laying off part of its workforce. The fintech confirms the message that "some employees in different branches worldwide" are affected, Christ announced. The company does not speak about the extent of the restructuring; according to Finance Forward information, there are likely to be a three-digit number of employees. Sumup, which sells small card terminals to cafes and small shops, employs around 2,600 people at 15 locations - and is one of the largest German fintechs. The company says: "The downsizing is a strategic decision to ensure a healthy and resilient company in these difficult times," writes co-founder Christ. The corona crisis in particular hit Sumup's customers hard, the company only earns money when payments are made through the card terminals. The company goes on to say, "We are confident that we are now even better positioned to further expand our business and steadily expand our products and services - not least with the help of the recently announced financing round." With the funding announcement, Sumup had announced that it would expand into some new markets and expand the product. "Our goal is to become the operating system for our customers and to take over all services from payment to the launch of an online shop to tax returns," said Christ recently in an interview. For this, the company has already taken over several European providers in the past few months.
May 5, 2021
Ampleon
Nijmegen, Netherlands
https://www.ampleon.com/
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

24

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Bits & Chips
Ampleon recently fired 24 engineers at its location in Nijmegen. Asked for a statement, the company said: "After years of steady growth in 5G and adjacent markets, Ampleon has had to take dedicated measures in 2020 to safeguard its business continuity after one of its major customers was impacted by geopolitical measures." According to our sources, this customer is Huawei. The Chinese smartphone and network gear powerhouse got blacklisted by the United States. Per last spring, even non-US companies need Washington's permission to supply Huawei, unless they don't employ any technology of American origin in the manufacturing process. Recently, Bits&Chips reported how ASML got impacted by these measures.
May 4, 2021
USPS
United States
usps.com
Government

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Government Executive
Some U.S. Postal Service employees will receive layoff notifications later this month, the mailing agency told workers in a memorandum this week. The announcement comes as part of a restructuring plan put in place by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who is targeting non-union management and administrative staff for the so-called reductions in force, or RIFs. The Postal Service previously announced voluntary early retirement incentives for eligible members of that contingent of its workforce, noting it was part of a procedure to avoid layoffs. USPS will offer a second round of the incentive to employees before the RIFs take effect, again without any buyout component. Government Executive first reported in April that layoffs appeared likely. The Postal Service has about 60,000 employees in its headquarters, area and district offices that make up the population targeted for reductions, but the agency declined to specify the number of positions it will eliminate. The RIFs will be the third phase of DeJoy's reorganization, following a realignment of postal work into three divisions last summer and the consolidation of USPS' 67 districts into 50, announced earlier this year.
May 4, 2021
EnerVest
Houston, TX
https://www.enervest.net/
Utilities,Energy

Laid Off Employees:

111

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Houston Business Journal
Houston-based EnerVest Ltd. is preparing to conduct a mass layoff at its Houston headquarters. EnerVest plans to cut about 111 employees on June 28 at its main office at 1001 Fannin St., the upstream energy company said in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter filed with the state. The layoffs will be permanent, the company said. None of the employees are represented by a union. Issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic and an associated decline in customer demand are behind the decision to lay people off, the company said. The pandemic has caused a broad decline in demand for oil and gas, which made for a tough 2020 for companies like EnerVest in the upstream sector. EnerVest owns, leases and operates North American oil and gas assets.
May 3, 2021
Off The Grid
San Francisco, CA
offthegrid.com
Food Products

Laid Off Employees:

256

Laid Off Percent:

Source: SF Gate
San Francisco's Off the Grid was forced to cut 256 employees after tech giant Google ended a catering contract, the food company confirmed Monday. Off the Grid provided food truck catering and logistics services for Google's Bay Area campuses, according to the San Francisco Business Times that first reported the story. "Unfortunately, Google ended our contract in mid-February, which was certainly disappointing as we've been incredibly proud of the work we've done supporting their community and our working relationship," Off the Grid's founder and CEO Matt Cohen said in a statement. "We immediately provided all impacted employees with two months of paid notice for them to look for other opportunities, and have been working diligently to support placement of them into new opportunities with Google's new service provider."
May 3, 2021
Ascension Technologies
Untied States
https://ascension.org/Our-Work/Ascension-Technologies
Information Technology and Serivces

Laid Off Employees:

651

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Becker's Hospital Reveiw
Ascension Technologies, the IT subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension, plans to lay off an estimated 651 remote workers this year, according to an April 30 St. Louis Post-Dispatch report. Ascension Technologies said it will begin working with a third party to take on the tech support for EHR and revenue cycle management responsibilities its employees had been performing, the company said in an April 27 notice it filed with the state. None of the employees affected by the layoffs are based in Missouri, but all the positions report to an office in St. Louis. Ascension Technologies plans to facilitate the layoffs between Aug. 8 and Dec. 10.
May 3, 2021
CommScope
Greensboro, NC
https://www.commscope.com/
Diversified Telecommunication Services

Laid Off Employees:

50

Laid Off Percent:

Source: WRAL TechWire
CommScope (Nasdaq: COMM) plans to permanently close a Greensboro facility before March 1, 2022, and will lay off employees beginning in June. Layoffs to occur throughout the planned shut down of the facility on Triad Drive. According to the required notice sent by the company to the North Carolina Department of Commerce under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, a copy of which WRAL TechWire has obtained, eight employees will be laid off by June 30, 2021, and have already been notified of the company's plans. The company will then layoff 10 employees in July, 15 in August, and 17 in September, with other employee layoffs coming prior to the shut down of the facility.
May 3, 2021
Tristone Flowtech Group
Mooresville, NC
https://www.tristone.com/
Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

51

Laid Off Percent:

Source: WRAL TechWire
A total of 51 employees will be permanently laid off from their jobs at Tristone Flowtech Group's manufacturing plant in Mooresville, which will permanently close no later than June 29. That's according to a required notice sent by the company to the North Carolina Department of Commerce under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. "Tristone has realized the need to adjust its manufacturing operations to meet the current targets, future customer demands, and better optimize its global footprint, which results of this closure," the company wrote in the notice. The company has already notified its employees.
April 30, 2021
New York Public Radio
New York, NY
nypublicradio.org
Media

Laid Off Employees:

14

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Current
New York Public Radio has eliminated 14 positions, citing financial challenges including weak sponsorship income and the need to stem a mounting deficit. CEO Goli Sheikholeslami announced the cuts in a memo to staff Friday. Sheikholeslami said in the memo that "preliminary work on the FY22 budget shows we are entering the next fiscal year with a sizable deficit. And we cannot achieve our goals and meet our commitments while shouldering a fourth year of losses." She added that NYPR entered the pandemic with a deficit. Four of the employees affected were in news, with the rest in other departments, Sheikholeslami wrote. She did not disclose which staffers. "These decisions were not made lightly or with haste," she wrote. "We have done everything we can to avoid taking these steps."
April 29, 2021
TIAA Bank
Jacksonville, FL
https://www.tiaabank.com/
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

90

Laid Off Percent:

Source: JDR
For the second time in four months, TIAA Bank filed a notice saying it is laying off workers as it exits the mortgage business. The Jacksonville-based bank sent a letter April 26 under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act saying it expects to lay off 90 workers as it discontinues its home lending business. This follows a Dec. 30 WARN notice that it was laying off 59 workers as TIAA discontinued its mortgage servicing business unit.
April 29, 2021
Lambda School
San Francisco, CA
lambdaschool.com
Tech,Education

Laid Off Employees:

65

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Layoff List Tip
About an hour ago we held a company All Hands where I announced that we are laying off 65 Lambda School employees as part of a restructuring. I started Lambda School to create jobs and opportunity, which made the decision to make these changes very difficult. We will be saying goodbye to many incredibly talented friends and colleagues, and today will be even more difficult for them. We're trying to do something that hasn't been done before, prove that an accessible, incentive-aligned education model can work sustainably for all students willing to put in the work. Lambda pioneered the income share agreement (ISA) in the career and technical education space, and we're now watching many of the schools who followed us abandon their ISA offerings because they believe it's impossible to make this model work. We strongly disagree. In fact, many things at Lambda School are working very well, and we believe we're on the path to proving this model successful and sustainable. We have a few remaining operational challenges to work out, and today's restructuring and right-sizing are a part of creating the time and space to address those challenges and build the future. We've been very careful to minimize impact on our current students and alumni. As always, we will continue making iterative changes in our programs, but we've made every effort to ensure continuity and reinforce our commitment to helping every student on their path to a new career in technology. One immediate change, however, is that we are pausing new enrollment in our part-time programs. Hundreds of graduates from our part-time programs have already landed great new jobs in tech, but we want to redesign the program to be more flexible and accessible. Given the restructuring and smaller team, we need to ensure we can give every current student "full-time and part-time" the best Lambda experience through the rest of their program and job search. We will continue to enroll students into our full-time programs as scheduled. As a team, we will spend the rest of today processing the changes, saying goodbye to some of our best friends and valued colleagues, and supporting our staff, students, and alumni through this hard time. We will be assisting our departing staff in a number of ways, including strong job search support to find their next opportunity. For employers looking to hire senior product, engineering, design, community management, or instructional staff, we'll be sharing a list of interested staff looking for their next opportunity on social media. Please help us find them a great next opportunity. Despite these changes, our mission remains the same. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on unlocking opportunity, regardless of circumstance, for everyone willing to put in the work.
April 29, 2021
Madefire
Emeryville, CA
madefire.com
Media,Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: TechCrunch
R.I.P. Madefire, a startup that recruited high-profile artists to reinvent comics for new formats and platforms. An announcement on the Madefire website states the company entered into "an assignment of benefit for creditors" (explained as "a state-level insolvency proceeding similar to bankruptcy") earlier this month, which was then reported this morning in The Beat. As a result, no new books will be published, users will not be able to purchase any additional books and they�re also encouraged to download all their purchased content before the end of the month. This news affects other apps built with Madefire's technology. The Archie comics app has shut down as well, with the publisher writing, "We realize this comes as a surprise and we are making every effort to do right by our loyal customer base," specifically by offering readers a free one-month subscription to Comixology Unlimited. (Amazon acquired digital comics platform Comixology in 2014, launching an Unlimited subscription service two years later.)
April 28, 2021
GDC Technics
Fort Worth, TX
https://www.gdctechnics.com/
Aviation & Aerospace

Laid Off Employees:

223

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Fort Worth Business
Fort Worth-based GDC Technics, an aeronautics interiors supplier, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report follows a filing by the company, which has operations in Fort Worth and San Antonio, that it was laying off 223 workers at the two locations. The layoffs and bankruptcy filing follow a dispute between the company and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA). In a lawsuit filed by Boeing, GDC Technics is behind schedule on work to be performed on two Air Force One aircraft.
April 28, 2021
Downtown Music
Nashville, TN
dmpgroup.com
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Digital Music News
Downtown Music layoffs have begun shortly after the sale of its 145,000 song catalog. Here's what we know. A "number" of its Nashville employees have been let go, including Executive VP A&R Steve Markland. He was the highest-ranking staffer in the Nashville office and is pictured above in a press release photo from 2019. "As part of Downtown's strategic shift towards music services, a limited number of job functions have been deemed redundant," the publisher said in a statement. "Where possible, we are looking for opportunities to reassign impacted employees elsewhere within the organization or with other employees."
April 27, 2021
Five Star Senior Living
United States
https://www.fivestarseniorliving.com/
Health Care Providers & Services

Laid Off Employees:

90

Laid Off Percent:

Source: McKnight's Senior Living
Five Star Senior Living has begun notifying states that it intends to close its skilled nursing units at several long-term care facilities around the country. Bloomington, IN-based Meadowood Senior Living will close its healthcare unit over the course of the next several weeks, according to a notification sent by the facility's owner, Five Star, to the state last week. The firm said that almost 90 employees will be affected, with layoffs set to begin May 1. Similarly, Calusa Harbour Senior Living Facility in Ft. Myers, FL soon will lay off 79 employees as it closes its skilled nursing unit, and approximately 67 employees at Louisville, KY, senior living community The Forum at Brookside will be let go between May 1 and July 5 as this community does the same, according to local media reports.
April 26, 2021
Patreon
San Francisco, CA
patreon.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

36

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Layoff List Tip
Layoff List Verified Tip: Jack Conte, Co-Founder and CEO of Patreon, posted a video on Youtube addressing recent layoffs at the organization.
April 25, 2021
CaixaBank
Barcelona, Spain
caixabank.com
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

8300

Laid Off Percent:

20

Source: The Local
Two more big banks announced thousands of layoffs last week with 8,300 jobs to be axed at CaixaBank, or one in five of its staff, and 3,800 at its smaller rival BBVA, accounting for 16 percent of the workforce. The announcements drew an angry response from Spain's big unions, the UGT and the Workers' Union (CCOO), who denounced the cuts as "brutal" and "scandalous". Late last year, Banco Santander, Spain's largest bank, said it would cut 3,500 jobs while Banco Sabadell moved to lay off 1,800 staff. All of them have made the same argument: that in a context of low-interest rates which is expected to continue, they have to cut costs by reducing the number of branches rendered unnecessary by the growth of online banking.
April 25, 2021
BBVA
Bilbao, Spain
bbva.com
Finance

Laid Off Employees:

3800

Laid Off Percent:

16

Source: The Local
Two more big banks announced thousands of layoffs last week with 8,300 jobs to be axed at CaixaBank, or one in five of its staff, and 3,800 at its smaller rival BBVA, accounting for 16 percent of the workforce. The announcements drew an angry response from Spain's big unions, the UGT and the Workers' Union (CCOO), who denounced the cuts as "brutal" and "scandalous". Late last year, Banco Santander, Spain�s largest bank, said it would cut 3,500 jobs while Banco Sabadell moved to lay off 1,800 staff. All of them have made the same argument: that in a context of low-interest rates which is expected to continue, they have to cut costs by reducing the number of branches rendered unnecessary by the growth of online banking.
April 25, 2021
CareerSource Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay, FL
careersourcetampabay.com
Recruiting

Laid Off Employees:

51

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Tampa Business Journal
CareerSource Tampa Bay, the nonprofit charged with helping businesses recruit local talent, is temporarily laying off 51 staff members. On April 5, Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance Inc., known as CareerSource Tampa Bay, filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter with the state, notifying them the company will be laying off 51 workers as it undergoes a transition. The layoffs are directly related to CareerSource Tampa Bay outsourcing its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act adult and dislocated worker program, which provides job search and training assistance, to Michigan-based Educational Data Systems Inc. It will also be outsourcing its career services program and a portion of its business services program to EDSI.
April 25, 2021
Cricket South Africa (CSA)
Gauteng, South Africa
https://cricket.co.za/
Sports

Laid Off Employees:

1000

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Inside Sport
South Africa government derecognising CSA could lead to 1000 job losses, CSA warns- As many as 1,000 jobs are at risk if the South Africa Cricket board is derecognized by the South Africa sports ministry. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has asked for an immediate meeting in order to save the game. As per a report, CSA staffs conveyed their dismay at events which caused sports minister Nathi Mthethwa to use the National Sports and Recreation Act to intervene at CSA via a letter signed by all 72 members of staff including the signature of Director of Cricket Graeme Smith.
April 23, 2021
Clifford Chance
London, England
https://www.cliffordchance.com/home.html
Legal Services

Laid Off Employees:

44

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Roll On Friday
Clifford Chance is due to make up to 73 staff redundant after reassessing how its business will function following the pandemic. Between 44 and 73 staff will be affected, said the firm, all of them in business services teams hard-hit by the working-from-home culture which many firms are seeking to embed. Secretaries, document production staff and those in the mail room will be offered voluntary redundancy packages in a "hybrid voluntary/compulsory redundancy approach", said the firm. It said it hoped take-up of the packages in offer would reduce "the number of compulsory redundancies needed". Clifford Chance teams are by no means the only ones getting hammered. Job culls are rolling through the legal sector, with business services teams and particularly secretaries taking the brunt. Covid has accelerated existing IT trends which were threatening support roles, and forced additional changes to working practices which have seen lawyers getting to grips with sending their own post, scanning the rest, and generally using fewer in-office resources as they split their time with homeworking.
April 23, 2021
SpiceJet
Mumbai, India
spicejet.com
Airlines

Laid Off Employees:

300

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Free Press Journal
SpiceJet has run into rough weather with its ground staff. They have given the budget carrier a notice of strike over the airline's planned layoffs. The airline has outsourced part of its ground handling operations at Mumbai airport to CelebiNAS Airport Services amid increasing financial woes for domestic airlines in the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has adversely impacted travel demand, news reports said quoting sources. In response to a PTI query, a SpiceJet spokesperson said the airline has outsourced its partial ground operations at the Mumbai airport to CelebiNAS from May 1, 2021. "As part of the arrangement, CelebiNAS will have a recruitment drive to absorb maximum support staff from SpiceJet to protect employees'' interest." According to a report in The Times of India, Arvind Sawant, president of Shiv Sena union Bharatiya Kamgar Sena (BKS) told the paper, "On one hand, SpiceJet has bid for Air India and, on the other, they say they don't have funds to pay full salaries or keep the employees on payroll. We served them a strike notice on Tuesday. They have 14 days now to resolve the issue," the newspaper quoted Arvind Sawant, president of Shiv Sena union Bharatiya Kamgar Sena (BKS), as saying. BKS is a recognised union of SpiceJet ground handling staff. Around 300 ground staff to be laid off Around 300 of 590 ground staff-mostly loaders and drivers who have been employed for over three to 15 years on fixed-term contract with the airline to carry out ground-handling work will be laid off, the report said. The Gurugram-based airline has informed the loaders and drivers that they will no longer be on its payroll from next month and they should appear for interviews at CelebiNAS Airport Services India from April 26 onwards. When contacted, both Celebi and SpiceJet confirmed the developments, agency reports said. "Yes, they (SpiceJet) have decided to do so (outsource a part of the ground handling operations to CelebiNAS in Mumbai). We have been in discussion with them for some time now," Murali Ramachandran, India CEO of Celebi Aviation Holding, told PTI in response to a query on this issue. He added that this is a commercial decision taken based on the savings they get by outsourcing such non-core operations to handlers like them. "We bring in better economies of scale. (But), this decision is not due to inability to pay staff salary. They have been paying the salaries. Going forward they, will be paying us the handling charges. We have been handling their freighters all this while," said Ramachandran. The spokesperson said the current COVID-19 wave has severely impacted passenger demand and flight operations. The decision has been taken "in view of the massive uncertainty of demand, created by the second wave of COVID-19 in India", he added.
April 22, 2021
Stellantis
Detroit, MI
stellantis.com
Automotive,Manufacturing

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: Autoblog
Stellantis is planning to temporarily lay off workers at a Jeep plant in Detroit during April and May due to a shortage of semiconductor chips. The company will cut two work crews at its Jefferson North plant in Detroit for three weeks starting April 26, then call them back and lay off a third crew from May 17 through the week of May 31, according to a schedule obtained by Bloomberg News. The plant on Detroit’s east side normally operates two shifts with three work crews six days a week to keep it running 20 hours a day. “Stellantis continues to work closely with our suppliers to mitigate the manufacturing impacts caused by the various supply chain issues facing our industry,” company spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said in a statement. “Due to the unprecedented global microchip shortage, Jefferson North will adjust its production schedule through the end of May.”
April 22, 2021
Hitachi Vantara
Santa Clara, CA
HitachiVantara.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

65

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal
Hitachi Vantara is cutting its Silicon Valley workforce again. The data services subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. plans to lay off 65 employees — 12 on-site and 53 remote workers — based in its Santa Clara office starting May 31. The affected employees have positions in sales and engineering; among those losing their jobs are a senior vice president of business development and two business development vice presidents. Hitachi Vantara notified the state of the cuts March 25.
April 22, 2021
Taseko Mines Ltd.
Gibraltar, Canada
https://www.tasekomines.com/
Metals & Mining

Laid Off Employees:

34

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Western Investor
Taseko Mines Ltd. says it is being forced to lay off 34 workers at its Gibraltar mine due to bureaucratic inertia. A spokesman for the company says 11 months have gone by since the company first informed the government of its plans to move a mine shovel from one pit to an older adjacent pit, and it still hasn't gotten permission. "These layoffs did not have to happen," said Taseko spokesman Brian Battison. "There's no need for them to be laid off if the government would just do its job." The copper mine, located about halfway between Williams Lake and Quesnel, employs 700 workers. One crew of 34 will be laid off on April 27, however, because there will be nothing for them to do.
April 21, 2021
Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL)
Mumbai, India
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

100

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Exchange 4 Media
"Even with circulation and business touching close to 90% compared to pre-Covid times, the distress across newsrooms is far from over. BCCL is one such case in point. A fresh round of retrenchments has hit their newsrooms across the country. After closing down editions such as Times Life and Sunday ET Magazine in phases through 2020, TOI and ET saw more pink slips being given out in the last two-three months. As per highly placed sources, almost 100 employees across teams have either been asked to leave or their contracts have not been renewed in the last couple of months."
April 20, 2021
Liquid Controls
Lake F, IL
lcmeter.com

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: Patch
Liquid Controls, located for the last 30 years at 105 Albrecht Drive, produces pumps, compressors, air eliminators and precision measuring tools for transferring oil and gas. Company officials notified the Illinois Department of Employment Security of plans to layoff 87 workers at the facility beginning May 24.
April 19, 2021
Perry Ellis International
Tampa, FL
pery.com
Retail

Laid Off Employees:

114

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: Business Observer
The company filed a WARN notice last week and the layoffs appeared on the state’s website Monday. A WARN notice is a required note for layoffs under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.
April 15, 2021
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
https://www.uthsc.edu/
Education

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Business Insider
On his 20th anniversary of working at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, electrician Tony Patton was called in to a meeting. That's when he found out that he was one of 70 frontline facilities workers being laid off. Patton had heard whispers about layoffs about a week before. Carpenter Michael Garrett said he had heard about potential layoffs the Monday before they came — but administrators said they were just rumors. Then on March 12, workers were brought into a room and given letters that told them to turn in their keys, badges, and anything else pertaining to the university, as Laura Testino at the Memphis Commercial Appeal first reported. They were told that their positions were eliminated. But Patton fought back with the help of his union, Communications Workers of America. The UTHSC's union push is part of a broader trend towards revitalized labor organizing across the country. After decades of diminished union power increased income inequality, essential workers in hospitals and warehouses have been fighting for their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 14, 2021
Putnam Hospital Center
Carmel Hamlet, NY
https://patients.healthquest.org/locations/putnam-hospital-ed/
Healthcare

Laid Off Employees:

11

Laid Off Percent:

Source:
"Hero to zero. That's the mood at Putnam Hospital Center, said Nurse Maura Rooney, after the New York State Nurses Association was notified last week that 11 Putnam nurses, including a 30-year veteran, would be laid off. Those impacted were notified on April 7. "The morale of the hospital right now is in like disbelief,"" said Rooney, a 15-year nurse at the hospital in Carmel. "And so low, because we did everything that we could possibly do for our community and the hospital. We were heroes. Now they're laying us off."
April 12, 2021
Roanoke Times
Roanoke, VA
https://roanoke.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

9

Laid Off Percent:

Source: WSLS
"Roanoke’s newspaper now has fewer people working to give you the news. On Monday, Iowa-based Lee Enterprises announced it plans to lay off nine people at The Roanoke Times, according to the Timesland News Guild, the newsroom’s union. The cuts being imposed will reduce the newsroom to a staff of 37, down from 46 reporters, photographers, copy editors, editors and other professionals. Lee Enterprises plans to eliminate four reporters, one digital editor, one copyeditor and three editorial assistants, according to the union"
April 9, 2021
General Motors
Rochester, NY
https://www.gm.com/
Automotive

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: Spectrum Local News
Hundreds of layoffs are coming to the General Motors plant in Rochester. Local United Auto Workers President Dan Mahoney says layoffs will happen in August and will impact about a third of the plant's hourly workforce.
April 8, 2021
NRG Energy
Homer City, PA
nrg.com
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

43

Laid Off Percent:

Source: WCCS Radio
"Several layoffs have been announced for the Homer City Generating Station. NRG Energy, which operates the plant for General Electric, announced that 43 positions will be laid off. The exact positions are not known at this time, but the layoffs will affect both union and non-union jobs. The layoffs will take effect in May. In a statement, NRG Energy representatives said that the “workforce reductions, while difficult, are necessary to preserve as many jobs as possible while continuing viable and safe operations of the plant” and are not connected to Governor Tom Wolf’s push to have the state join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative."
April 7, 2021
Zee Entertainment Enterprises
India
zeetelevision.com
Media

Laid Off Employees:

70

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Exchange 4 Media
"Swedish fashion giant H&M will close 30 shops in Spain and lay off more than 1,000 staff who are currently on furlough due to the pandemic, the company and a union said Tuesday. Hit hard by coronavirus restrictions, H&M said earlier this year it would close 350 of its 5,000 shops worldwide, while opening 100 others in order to adapt to the ""increased digitalisation"" of the retail industry where online sales have soared. The retailer said Tuesday that the redundancy in Spain ""will affect a maximum of 1,100 employees"" and that the closures would be staggered throughout the coming year." "Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has laid off more than 70 employees across India in the last few weeks. Some of the sources hinted that the number could be as high as 100. It is believed that most of these lay-offs were from the sales team. In a strategic restructuring last year the organization in line with its ‘ZEE 4.0 Strategy’, appointed Rahul Johri as President – Business, South Asia. After that, last month, Rajiv Bakshi was appointed as its Chief Operating Officer-Revenue of the company. The company also onboarded Ashok Namboodiri as the Chief Business Officer for the International Business. "
April 7, 2021
H&M
Spain
hm.com
Retail

Laid Off Employees:

1100

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Today
"Swedish fashion giant H&M will close 30 shops in Spain and lay off more than 1,000 staff who are currently on furlough due to the pandemic, the company and a union said Tuesday. Hit hard by coronavirus restrictions, H&M said earlier this year it would close 350 of its 5,000 shops worldwide, while opening 100 others in order to adapt to the ""increased digitalisation"" of the retail industry where online sales have soared. The retailer said Tuesday that the redundancy in Spain ""will affect a maximum of 1,100 employees"" and that the closures would be staggered throughout the coming year."
April 6, 2021
Shentel
United States
https://www.shentel.com/
Technology

Laid Off Employees:

340

Laid Off Percent:

Source: https://www.whsv.com/2021/04/06/shenandoah-telecommunications-expects-to-lay-off-hundreds-of-employees-as-part-of-organizational-restructuring-plan/
Virginia-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, also known as Shentel, is laying off hundreds of employees as part of an organizational restructuring plan. About 340 employees across Shentel’s six-state service area will be laid off. The company expects to close a pending sale of its wireless assets to T-Mobile during the early third quarter of this year. According to a press release from the company, Shentel will have approximately 860 employees following the restructuring to supports its broadband and tower segments. The press release says in addition to the workforce reduction, Shentel will incur certain termination expenses, with approximately $1.7 million related to continuing operations and approximately $4.5 million related to discounted operations.
April 6, 2021
ModivCare
North Haven, CT
https://modivcare.com/
Healthcare

Laid Off Employees:

60

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Patch
"A healthcare services company will close its North Haven office in June and lay off nearly 60 people. ModivCare Solutions, formerly Logisticare, notified state officials Friday that the company will close its location at 127 Washington Ave. in North Haven. The company's lease is expiring and it decided to close its operations at the location, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN). The company plans to close June 1 and 59 people will be laid off, according to the notice. Of those affected, 39 work as call center customer service representatives."
April 6, 2021
New Relic
United States
http://newrelic.com
Technology

Laid Off Employees:

160

Laid Off Percent:

7%

Source: Silicon Angle
"New Relic Inc. today disclosed plans to lay off 7% of its workforce, or about 160 employees, as part of an effort to adopt a new business model that emphasizes selling software priced according to customer usage. Publicly traded New Relic provides tools for monitoring the health of information technology systems. Enterprises use its software to find and troubleshoot technical issues in cloud environments, websites and a variety of other IT assets. Last year, as part of a push to provide better differentiation of its value proposition in the increasingly competitive monitoring market, New Relic announced an overhaul of its product pricing. The company until that point sold its software through traditional subscription contracts. Under the new pricing model, New Relic bills organizations based on a combination of what product version they purchase, how many employees use it and how much IT data they analyze."
April 5, 2021
WPX Energy
Tulsa, OK
wpxenergy.com
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

180

Laid Off Percent:

%

Source: News 6
More than 180 WPX employees will be laid off due to the company’s merger with Devon Energy. Those layoffs will start Friday. Company leaders said some of the employees will be offered new jobs in Oklahoma City if they’re willing to relocate but didn’t give any exact numbers. The merger was announced last year and finalized in January.
April 3, 2021
Alstom
Quebec, Canada
http://alstom.com
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

70

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Coast Reporter
"Dozens of workers at a factory in La Pocatiere, Que. have lost their jobs after a theft at a plant in Mexico. French rail manufacturer Alstom confirmed Friday that 70 of its employees will be laid off for at least six months, while at least 50 more workers could lose their jobs in the months ahead. Claude Michaud, the president of the union representing workers at the factory, said wire intended to be used in Montreal Metro cars was allegedly stolen from a factory in Huehuetoca, Mexico on March 7, forcing the assembly line at the Quebec plant to stop. Some of the layoffs announced Friday had been scheduled to take place later in the year, according to the union, but took place sooner due to the theft. "
April 2, 2021
USPS
United States
usps.com
Government

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Fox Business
"Layoffs may be looming for U.S. Postal Service employees. The National Association of Postal Supervisors, which represents 27,000 active and retired USPS workers, was informed that reductions in force, or layoffs, may be forthcoming depending on how the next phase of the agency's structure and staffing plan takes shape next month, Government Executive reported."
April 1, 2021
WestJet
Canada
https://www.westjet.com/en-us/index
Airlines

Laid Off Employees:

415

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Flight Global
Canada's WestJet has laid off another 415 pilots as the coronavirus crisis continues tearing through that country's aviation sector. The layoffs, which the Calgary-based airline announced in March, became effective on 1 April. Pilot union Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) blasted the Canadian government for its ongoing inaction on sector-specific financial support, which it says led to these layoffs, and which continues to create uncertainty for Canada's airlines.
March 31, 2021
AAM
Malvern, OH
https://www.aam.com/
Automotive

Laid Off Employees:

95

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Patch
AAM said it was closing its Malvern Manufacturing Facility after a fire ravaged the facility. The company described the damage as "unsalvagable." Layoffs will begin May 29 and continue through June 15. The company said the layoffs are permanent.
March 31, 2021
ILSCO
Cincinnati, OH
https://www.ilsco.com/Ilsco
Electric Utilities

Laid Off Employees:

121

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Patch
ILSCO is permanently closing its Madison Road facility, according to its letter to the state. Layoffs will begin May 1 and continue through early August, before the plant is shuttered.
March 31, 2021
PlusOne Communications
Akron, OH
www.plusone.us.com/
Diversified Telecommunication Services

Laid Off Employees:

155

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Patch
PlusOne is closing a facility in Akron after losing a client contract, the company said in its letter. All employees at the campus will be laid off starting May 1, the company said.
March 29, 2021
Thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services
Houston, TX
https://www.thyssenkrupp-supply-chain.com/
Air Freight & Logistics

Laid Off Employees:

30

Laid Off Percent:

Source: FreightWaves
Thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services announced it is closing its facility in Houston and will be eliminating 30 jobs by July 31.
March 29, 2021
Wonderful Citrus Packing LLC
Mission, TX
https://www.wonderfulcitrus.com/
Food Products

Laid Off Employees:

141

Laid Off Percent:

Source: FreightWaves
Wonderful Citrus Packing LLC said the winter storm in February is partly to blame for the layoffs that will affect 141 employees at the facility. The layoffs occurred March 15. "Due to the unexpectedly severe winter storms in Texas and related business circumstances that were not reasonably foreseeable, Wonderful Citrus Packing is implementing a reduction in workforce," according to Sean M. Sullivan, an employment counsel for Wonderful Citrus Packing. "This action is expected to be temporary. Seasonal employees affected by this action may be eligible for seasonal rehire in or around September 2021." Wonderful Citrus Packing, located in the Rio Grande Valley, is a grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus.
March 29, 2021
Ovintiv Inc.
Karnes City, TX
https://www.ovintiv.com/
Energy

Laid Off Employees:

95

Laid Off Percent:

Source: FreightWaves
Ovintiv Inc. plans to permanently terminate 95 workers at its Karnes City facility by July 31. The layoffs represent half the company's workforce in Karnes City, where the company produces, transports and markets oil and natural gas products from the Eagle Ford Shale. Ovintiv did not give a reason for the layoffs, but the announcement comes several weeks after the company agreed to sell drilling rights in South Texas to Validus Energy for $880 million.
March 29, 2021
McClatchy
Sacramento, CA
mcclatchy.com
Media

Laid Off Employees:

26

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Poynter
On Monday, McClatchy announced a change to its page design and typesetting via an email that Poynter obtained. At least 26 people will lose their jobs. McClatchy's Kerry Bean wrote in the email that the work will go to Express KCS, which will handle design and typesetting for 21 McClatchy papers beginning in early May, with the remaining large markets served by the Publishing Center scheduled to follow this summer. Publishing Center staff and our local newsrooms will maintain control of McClatchy's work, including deciding story play and pre-finishing content to ensure that online headlines, cutlines and other display type sent over by newsrooms are in a format acceptable for print. Sixteen people will their jobs on May 16, with another 10 on June 13. The final staffers leave Aug. 15.
March 29, 2021
Bedrock Detroit
Detroit, MI
bedrockdetroit.com
Real Estate

Laid Off Employees:

60

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Detroit Free Press
Dan Gilbert's Bedrock real estate firm has laid off about 60 employees, according to news reports. The layoffs, first reported by Detroit Metro Times, occurred Monday via a prerecorded Zoom meeting video bearing news that job positions had been eliminated. The affected employees also had live one-on-one conversations with a manager, a Bedrock representative told the Free Press late Monday.
March 28, 2021
Memnon
Brussels, Belgium
memnon.com
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: IDS News
On March 28, the company sent out an email saying they are laying off two-thirds of union members on May 7. Memnon’s long contract with IU is ending in June and, although management had promised workers job security throughout the spring when workers asked, the employees are still going to be laid off, Blankenship said.
March 26, 2021
Vice Media Group
Brooklyn, NY
https://www.vice.com/en_us
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Business Insider
Vice Media laid off a handful of staffers on Thursday from the digital unit.
March 25, 2021
Nation Media
Uganda
https://www.nationmedia.com/
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Chimp Reports
A yet-to-be-revealed number of journalists are set to lose their jobs in the coming days at two leading media houses in the country. At the Nation Media Group Uganda, several employees will be laid off by the end of the month, over what the company leaders described as a "very difficult time" orchestrated by the Covid19 economic impact.
March 24, 2021
Activision Blizzard Esports
Europe
https://activisionblizzard.com/home
Tech,Gaming

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Layoff List Tip
US publishing giant Activision Blizzard is preparing to cut jobs in its European business. That's according to GamesIndustry.biz, which reports that the firm has started a consultation period with staff in its German, French, Spanish, UK and Dutch offices. Job cuts are apparently meant to be centered around publishing and won't hit development, live-ops or customer support. The plan is seemingly to consolidate Activision Blizzard's publishing business to its UK locations. There's no word on how many roles will be impacted.
March 24, 2021
MEL Magazine
Santa Monica, CA
melmagazine.com
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: The Wrap
MEL Magazine will stop publishing on Wednesday and is seeking a new buyer after mass layoffs from its owner, Dollar Shave Club. "After six years of successful partnership and transforming the men's health and media spaces for the better, MEL and Dollar Shave Club's financial relationship will come to an end in 60 days," Josh Schollmeyer, MEL's editor in chief, said in a statement. "MEL will stop publishing effective Wednesday, and the complete focus will now be on finding the right new owner. This has always been a part of the plan for our brand-backed partnership, and we're incredibly proud of what we've built together. We look forward to our next phase of opportunities and growth, thank our incredible team and readers for their support and can now finally create all of the razor content we've been dying to explore." It's not immediately clear how many staff members were impacted by the cuts, but at least nine MEL staffers announced their layoffs on social media. Representatives for Dollar Shave Club did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
March 24, 2021
CXA Group
Vietnam
cxagroup.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

70

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Tech in Asia
Hello readers, The new cool in the startup world: Being SaaS-y. And yes, by SaaS, I mean software-as-a-service. Take for example the popular video conferencing platform Zoom, which has recently begun licensing its technology to other companies. And here's another example: Singapore-based insurtech startup CXA Group sold its lucrative brokerage service to go full SaaS. But while the firm said that its new business model is leaner and more profitable, it recently laid off its whole Vietnam team. What's going on? Today we look at: AD. Remove this ad space by subscribing. Support independent journalism. Why CXA Group is shutting down its tech hub in Vietnam What's happening in Myanmar's tech community? (This was a difficult story for our journalist Simon Huang to research, do interviews for, and write, given the humanitarian crisis that the country is going through. Our hearts are with the people of Myanmar.) Other newsy highlights, such as Tencent's woes over the merger of Huya and Douyu, and the Netflix of Indonesia looking to go public via SPAC
March 24, 2021
Unum
Portland, ME
unum.com
Insurance

Laid Off Employees:

12

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Press Herald
Unum will be outsourcing some of its Digital Transformation jobs and will lay off about a dozen workers in Portland. The company said the information technology jobs are being shifted to a trusted external partner that Unum did not identify. The laid-off employees will get severance pay, have their benefits covered for a period and get additional forms of aid to help them find other jobs, a Unum spokeswoman said. The workers can also apply for open jobs at Unum, she said.
March 24, 2021
Medium
San Francisco, CA
medium.com
Media

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Layoff List Tip
Team, We are making some changes to our editorial strategy and leadership and giving a voluntary exit option to employees who would like to take a different path. Details on these changes were announced to the editorial team this afternoon. This email is to share this news more widely and give some context. First, the context: Though Medium has been an open platform since day one, we've had an editorial team almost as long. The original thesis was that we wanted to establish that Medium was both open and high quality. We wanted to set the bar high. We were successful in doing that, and, since then, the editorial part of our company has gone through many iterations as we've strived to find the right way to integrate it. In 2014-16, we published great original content but we didn't have the right business model to support it. In 2018, we saw promising signs. Our subscriber base was growing quickly, and it was supporting increasing amounts of platform and professional content. I brought on Siobhan O'Connor to organize and uplevel the then-tiny editorial team. The work they did found an eager audience on the platform, which now had a business model to support it. This led to our decision in 2019 to double down on this strategy and ramp up our editorial efforts. We decided to do that in the context of our own publications. We launched our first one, OneZero, just over two years ago. The speed at which we ramped up from there was ambitious launching seven magazine-style pubs within nine months, with a team of about 80 by year's end. The work this team did, and the speed with which they did it, was impressive and groundbreaking. They defined new brands, developed their voices from scratch, commissioned, fact-checked, illustrated, and edited thousands of stories, broke news, and won awards. I was very happy to have this team in place when COVID hit a year ago. Because of Siobhan's background in health journalism and our science-backed health publication, Elemental, we had the staff in place to not only report but to curate the platform during this critical time. That was just one of the examples we've seen of how professional editors in combination with an open platform can equal more than the sum of the parts. Another was when anti-Black racism became the national focus last summer. I was proud that we had already been investing in Black voices, specifically with Zora and Level. Though hard to quantify, it seems likely that many individuals chose Medium to share their thoughts on those issues because we had been carving out a space for those communities. Our goal was never to replicate the traditional publishing model because we saw the challenges the industry was going through. Rather, we believed we could find a new model that would allow professional writers and editors to do their best work. One of our key innovations is what we now call Amplify, our program through which we offer editorial polish and a spotlight for writers who come in through the platform. This has worked really well. What's worked less well is where we've followed the traditional editorial playbook specifically, commissioning stories from professional writers into publications with broad mandates. When I say "worked less well," I don't mean the work itself, but the equation of cost, audience, and return on investment. I also mean in aggregate. We have published many stellar stories that found a wide audience and more than paid for themselves. But our hit rate has been low, and we're not near where we need to be to make it work economically. To be clear, we had no illusion these publications were going to pay for themselves in the short term. The bet was that we could develop these brands, and they would develop loyal audiences that would grow the overall Medium subscriber base. What's happened, though, is the Medium subscriber base has continued to grow, while our publication's audiences haven't. There are many potential reasons for this, which we could debate. I think a significant factor is that the role of publications in the world, not just on Medium has decreased in the modern era. I don't mean the role of professional editorial, but the idea of an imprimatur that establishes credibility or trust. Trust is more important than ever and well-established editorial brands still have meaning. But today, credibility and affinity are primarily built by people's individual voices rather than brands. In fact, that describes the vast majority of what people read on Medium and is in line with our Relational strategy. To adapt to these learnings, in 2020, we started doing two things: a) Lowering the commission budgets of our O&O pubs, to make them more sustainable. b) Redirecting editorial resources to finding and supporting independent writers, who were publishing on Medium outside of our pubs. What we learned from our intense internal conversations over the last few weeks is that this left a lot of uncertainty and doubt amongst the team. This is understandable. And today's announcements are our attempt to clear that up. As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I strongly believe that the editorial talent we have assembled here is a strategic asset that is in line with our business and strategy. For the foreseeable future, we will focus that talent on supporting independent voices on our platform. This means identifying writers both already on Medium and not and offering them deals, support, editing, and feedback to help them tell great stories and find their audience. What about our pubs? Honestly, I think it will take a lot more experimentation to figure out what their role is on the platform. And we need to experiment more efficiently than we have been to date. I can see more focused, high-affinity publications working well as part of the Medium bundle. And I can also see the editorial team being great at conceiving and executing those types of publications. The most important thing is that we need to iterate quickly and optimize for what's working. Whether this strategy works or not, here's what I know is certain: There will be more change in the future. I don't want to shy away from this reality, as I consider embracing change one of our biggest strengths. If not for our willingness to make hard changes, we'd still be chasing ad dollars as our main business model if we were still in business at all. Instead, we have a large and growing subscriber base, which will continue to fund great content and help fulfill our mission. I know uncertainty and change are difficult especially if you're not calling the shots. I want to commend everyone on this team for jumping into the unknown when you joined. And helping us collectively learn and make adjustments along the way. I also want to give an option to those who would rather get off this crazy ride. To that end, we're offering to everyone in editorial a voluntary separation program (VSP). What this means is that they can choose to leave the company and receive a lump sum payment of five month's salary to give a buffer to find their next job. (We will also cover six months of health benefits.) Again, this is voluntary and applies to everyone in the editorial organization. (We originally asked for a decision from everyone by 3/29, but based on feedback, we are extending that to 4/2, so we can have more time to address questions. Vince will send an email to those eligible with more details.) Lastly, to head up this next phase, there will also be a change in leadership. Four years ago, I approached Siobhan to take a chance with me at Medium to build something new, exciting and hard, with no guarantees for success. I was incredibly honored when she said yes. Since then she has built a world-class editorial team and has made Medium a better place every day with her presence, impact, and integrity. She has decided this time of transition is her time to move on. Together, we're confident in the new direction and that we have the right people in place to lead the department for the next chapter. Siobhan's last day is being finalized as she works to set up the editorial team for success. Jermaine Hall and Scott Lamb will lead the content organization, reporting to Karene [Tropen], who will take the new role of SVP Marketing & Content. I have high confidence that Karene, Jermaine, and Scott will bring forward new ideas and take advantage of the large opportunities ahead. If you have any questions or would like to further discuss the VSP or anything mentioned above please do not hesitate to reach out to your manager or the People team. Best, Ev. Ev Williams CEO of Medium
March 23, 2021
El Corte Ingles
Madrid, Spain
elcorteingles.es
Retail

Laid Off Employees:

3292

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Euro Weekly
EL CORTE INGLES and the unions agree to let go of 3,292 employees as the retail giant struggles with the effects of Covid-19. El Corte Ingles and the union representation have signed an agreement for the voluntary adjustment of staff. The decision will affect 3,292 employees and includes 33 days of compensation with a limit of 24 monthly payments and exit premiums of up to 20% of their salary, according to the informed unions CCOO, Fetico, UGT and Fasga.
March 22, 2021
Synnex
Americas
synnexcorp.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Channel e2e
The Synnex-Tech Data merger will seek to deliver $200 million in annual cost savings, but an FAQ document from Synnex executive management to employees downplays the risk of potential layoffs. Instead, the cost savings will mostly involve ERP (enterprise resource planning) and e-commerce synergies, the FAQ indicates. In an area of the FAQ asking if Synnex positions will be impacted, the written Synnex confirms some duplication of talent but doesn't address if or how the duplication will be addressed. Instead, the bigger emphasis is on cost savings through software automation.
March 22, 2021
Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
Boston, MA
https://www.ninezero.com/
Hospitality

Laid Off Employees:

52

Laid Off Percent:

66

Source: Boston Business Journal
As hotels across the U.S. continue to face the financial turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic, the high-end Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel in Boston terminated a majority of its staff this week, amounting to more than 50 union-backed workers who are now laid off. The Unite Here Local 26 union that represents much of Kimpton's staff announced in a statement that the company terminated 52 long-standing employees of its 77 union-backed workers, marking more than two-thirds of the hotel�s total workforce.
March 18, 2021
Nike
Beaverton, OR
https://www.nike.com/
Retail

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Layoff List Tip
The third-quarter earnings reported by Nike Thursday afternoon were mixed -- a drop in revenue but dramatic increases in digital sales -- as the retailer struggled with challenges from the pandemic. But bad news seemingly was about to follow when just a few hours later it was reported that the company also made a round of layoffs. The layoffs were not mentioned in the company's earnings release, but its hometown newspaper, The Oregonian, and the paper's website Oregon Live reported about five hours after the financial announcements that Nike instituted an "unspecified number of recent layoffs" in an effort to build a "flatter, nimbler company." FOX Business reached out to Nike for comment regarding the reported layoffs but is still awaiting a response. These latest cutbacks were in addition to moves the company announced last year to shave 700 employees off its payroll.
March 18, 2021
IBM
USA
https://www.ibm.com/us-en/
Information Technology and Serivces

Laid Off Employees:

Laid Off Percent:

Source: Tech HQ
Considered one of the largest companies to adopt the blockchain in its operations, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has drastically reduced its blockchain team after failing to meet its revenue targets for two years in a row. The layoffs however contradict the company's achievement with the technology itself, coming fourth in the number of blockchain patents held worldwide. In fact, IBM is the only non-Chinese company in the top ten, taking the fourth spot in the number of blockchain patents last year with 647 filings, according to a report by International Asset Management that cited data from Clarivate's Derwent World Patents Index or DWPI. Nevertheless, the DWPI score pushed IBM into the second spot behind Jack Ma's Ant Group. Ant, the financial technology affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited retained its spot as the most prolific holder of blockchain developmental patents in 2020. Facing the repercussions of several rounds of layoffs, IBM director of public relations Holli Haswell said that the "blockchain business is doing well" and that some changes were made to the unit to "continue to drive growth. IBM maintains a strong team dedicated to blockchain across the company. We changed some resources, but we remain committed to blockchain technology, ecosystem, and services. We see blockchain as a driver for our cloud business."
March 18, 2021
Forcepoint
North America
forcepoint.com
Tech

Laid Off Employees:

10

Laid Off Percent:

Source: CRN
Forcepoint has laid off most of its North American channel team just weeks after the platform security vendor was bought by Francisco Partners, sources told CRN. The Austin-based company let go of roughly 10 North American channel employees last week, including Mark Nehring, who had been Forcepoint's North American channel chief since January 2019, according to a source familiar with the situation. The cuts affected channel account managers (CAMs) supporting large national partners, the channel marketing team, and sales and marketing staff in non-channel roles. As a result, the source said Forcepoint now has just a senior manager and four CAMs covering all North America, where the company transacts around $500-to-$600 million each year through the channel. The cuts leave Forcepoint's North American channel team at just a third of its previous size and without staff dedicated to partners like Optiv, Insight, CDW and ICM, who contribute some 80 percent of revenue.
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