Unemployed? You Are in Good Company – Pun Intended

Source: DOWJONES
First-Quarter Layoffs: Selection Of Job Cuts By Major Companies

The following chart is a selection of some first-quarter announcements of job cuts since the beginning of the year. Some numbers are estimates.

(Company) (Announcement date Jobs) (cut % of work force)
Panasonic 2/4/2009 15,000 5%
Electronic Arts 2/3/2009 1,100 11%
PNC Financial Services Group 2/3/2009 5,800 10%
King Pharmaceuticals 2/3/2009 760 22%
Liz Claiborne 2/3/2009 725 8%
SAS 2/3/2009 9,000 40%
Macy’s 2/2/2009 7,000 4%
NEC 1/30/2009 20,000 7%
Hitachi 1/30/2009 7,000 2%
Eastman Kodak 1/29/2009 4,500 18
Bon-Ton Stores 1/29/2009 1,150 3
Black & Decker 1/29/2009 1,200 5
AstraZeneca 1/29/2009 7,400 11
Ford Motor Credit 1/28/2009 1,200 20
Starbucks 1/28/2009 6,700 4
Boeing 1/28/2009 10,000* 6
Jabil Circuit 1/28/2009 3,000 4
SAP 1/28/2009 3,000 6
STMicroelectronics 1/28/2009 4,500 9
Corning 1/27/2009 3,500 13
Cooper Industries 1/27/2009 2,200 7
Clariant 1/27/2009 1,000 5
Texas Instruments 1/26/2009 3,400 12
Molex 1/26/2009 9,300 29
Caterpillar 1/26/2009 20,000 18
Home Depot 1/26/2009 7,000 2
Sprint Nextel 1/26/2009 8,000 13
Pfizer 1/26/2009 8,300 1
ING 1/26/2009 7,000 5
Philips Electronics 1/26/2009 6,000 5
Corus 1/26/2009 3,500 1
Harley-Davidson 1/23/2009 1,100 11
Microsoft 1/22/2009 5,000 5
Huntsman 1/22/2009 1,175 9
Intel 1/21/2009 6,000** 7
UAL 1/21/2009 1,000 2
Eaton 1/20/2009 5,200 6
Bose 1/20/2009 1,000 1
Rohm & Haas 1/20/2009 900 57
Clear Channel 1/20/2009 1,850 9
ConocoPhillips 1/16/2009 1,300 4
Circuit City 1/16/2009 34,000 100***
Pfizer 1/16/2009 3,200**** 3
Advanced Micro Devices 1/16/2009 1,100 9
Hertz Global Holdings 1/16/2009 4,000 13
Wellpoint 1/16/2009 1,500 36
Saks 1/15/2009 1,100 9
MeadWestvaco 1/15/2009 2,000 1
Autodesk 1/15/2009 750 1
Motorola 1/14/2009 4,000 6
Barclays 1/14/2009 2,100 13
Neiman Marcus 1/13/2009 375 3
Cummins 1/13/2009 800 2
Seagate Technology 1/12/2009 800 1
Cessna 1/12/2009 2,000 N/A
Walgreen 1/8/2009 1,000 9
Lenovo Group 1/8/2009 2,500 11
EMC 1/7/2009 2,400 7
Logitech International 1/6/2009 500 5
Alcoa 1/6/2009 15,000 14.5
Cigna 1/5/2009 1,100 4
Total:

292,985

*Includes Jan. 9 announcement of 4,500 layoffs from commercial-airplane staff
**Number of employees affected by plant closures, not all will lose jobs
***Company in liquidation
****Includes announcements of 2,400 cuts on Jan. 16 and 800 layoffs on Jan. 13

February 3, 2009 is the 50th Anniversary of “The Day The Music Died”.

The facts are these: Just after 1 a.m. February 3, 1959, a three-passenger Beechcraft Bonanza went down about five miles northwest of Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane crash took the lives of the pilot, Roger Peterson, and three musicians: Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy Holly, 22; Ritchie Valens (originally Valenzuela), 17; and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, 28.

It has become famous, in Don McLean’s “American Pie” formulation, as “the day the music died.”
Some interesting data can be found at:

More of Interest:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/02/day.music.died/index.html?iref=newssearch