layoffs

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. is planning to lay off 28,000 workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida. The company has been squeezed by limits on attendance at its parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic. Officials said Tuesday that two-thirds of the planned layoffs involve part-time workers but they ranged from salaried…

Lowe’s Cutting Thousands of U.S. Store Jobs

Lowe’s Co. is laying off thousands of employees at its U.S. stores as it outsources some of their duties to outside companies. The home-improvement chain, based in Mooresville, North Carolina, declined to say exactly how many employees were affected. But The Wall Street Journal reported that thousands of employees were told this week that their jobs were eliminated, which the…

Layoffs Looming for City Workers in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Nearly seventy Selma city employees have been notified by that they’ll be laid off from work — November 5th — due to a lack of funds. Mayor Darrio Melton also says the city may not be able to make payroll this week. He says services will be cut back and some public buildings may close….

CSX Changes

Company has major rail terminal in Montgomery

  CSX has a large presence in  Montgomery. It operates a major train terminal in the city, and its rail cars can be seen crisscrossing the area daily. Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting CSX is planning to cut back on its capital expenses by as much as 20%…and sell surplus property. The newspaper quotes the CEO as saying…

Boeing to Issue Layoff Notices to Hundreds of Employees

Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week. The Daily Herald reported Monday (https://goo.gl/BWosp) that a memo from the company’s vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton says the cuts are necessary to stay competitive. Hamilton also said in the memo that more cuts in engineering could come later this year….

GM Eliminating Shift at Michigan Plant; 1,100 Jobs Affected

General Motors Co. is laying off 1,100 workers at an assembly plant in Michigan. GM says it’s ending the third shift at its Lansing Delta Township plant because one of its products – the GMC Acadia SUV – is moving to Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Lansing plant will still have two shifts building the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse SUVs….

U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall to 12-week Low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped to a 12-week low at the start of February, a sign of a stable job market for U.S. workers. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 234,000, the best reading since this past November. The less-volatile four-week average decline 3,750 to 244,250, which…

Nordstrom to Cut From 350 to 400 Jobs

Nordstrom Inc. says it will be cutting about 350 to 400 jobs as it looks to be more nimble at a time where shoppers are shifting their spending more online. The upscale department store, based in Seattle, says the cuts will be primarily in its corporate center and regional support teams. The process should be completed by the end of…

Boeing under Airbus pressure, cutting 4k jobs.

Airbus employs thousands in Alabama.

Boeing is laying off some four-thousand workers in Washington State as it deals with pressure from Airbus:   “Staffing reductions through mid-year, including hundreds of executives and managers, are projected to total approximately 4,000 positions — none of which involve involuntary layoffs. We’ve been able to reduce staffing levels through attrition, leaving open positions unfilled, and voluntary layoffs. We’ll only…

Poultry Plant Layoffs

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) – A poultry company that has seven plants in Alabama says its Laurel, Mississippi, plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end of June. Officials with Wayne Farms say one customer has contracted for the entire plant’s output, but wants only whole birds. They say some 200 workers will remain…