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America Attacked
The Changing Employment Picture

Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, companies in many sectors have announced layoffs, although some had already been tightening due to a weakened economy. Meanwhile, other jobs are being created and hiring is expected to pick up for the second-quarter of 2002, as the nation's economy begins its recovery. The following layoffs list has been compiled from wire reports and company press releases. (Last updated July 25)

Please report layoffs and new jobs to Maryan Chilinguerian.


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Airlines

Company





Date Announced





Details

Air Canada (ACNAF)

9/26/01

5,000 (in addition to the 4,000 announced in August)
Aer Lingus

10/10/01

2,500
(AMR)

9/18/01

20,000 (cuts involve American, American Eagle, and TWA; more than 500 are pilots)
American Trans Air

9/17/01

1,500
America West Holdings (AWA)

9/17/01

2,000
British Airways (BAB)

9/20/01

7,000
Continental (CAL)

9/18/01

12,000
Delta

9/26/01

13,000 (11,000 opted to leave voluntarily; remaining 2,000 will be laid off)
Frontier (FRNT)

9/18/01

440
KLM Royal Dutch

10/4/01

2,500
Mesa Air Group (MESA)

9/19/01

700
Midway

9/19/01

700 (announced bankruptcy before attacks; up to 1,400 layoffs when the airline closes)
Midwest Express Holdings (MEH)

9/18/01

450
National Airlines

 

300
Northwest

9/21/01

10,000 (9,000 contract employees and 1,000 managers)
Scandinavian Airlines System

11/6/01

2,500
Sun Country Airline

12/7/01

900
Swissair

10/11/01

9,000 worldwide (4,392 in Switzerland)
United Airlines (UAL)

9/19/01

20,000
US Airways (U)

9/17/01

11,000 (US Airways plans to shut down MetroJet by December)
Vanguard Airlines (VNGD)

9/21/01

150



Defense/Aerospace

Company

Date Announced

Details

B/E Aerospace (BEAV)

10/23/01

1,000 (or 22 percent)
Boeing (BA)

9/18/01

30,000 (all are commercial airplane workers)
Bombardier

9/26/01

3,800 (of aerospace work force)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems (LMT)

11/7/01

360 (Bethesda, Md.; Denver, Colo.; and Sunnyvale, Calif. offices will be affected)
Textron (TXT)

9/26/01

2,500
Raytheon (RTN)

10/2/01

750 (cuts are from aircraft unit and primarily in Kansas locations)
Rockwell Collins (COL)

9/25/01

2,600
Vought Aircraft

10/30/01

1,200 (or 20 percent)



Financial

Company





Date Announced





Details

Aetna (AET)

12/13/01

6,000
American Express (AXP)

12/12/01

up to 6,500
Arthur Anderson

4/9/02

Anderson has begun dismissing nearly a quarter of its workforce (about 7,000 employees) as it copes with continuing loss of business following the enron scandal.
Bank One (ONE)

10/31/01

750
Bear Stearns (BSC)

10/18/01

800
Charles Schwab (SCH)

9/26/01

1,900
Citigroup (C)

11/15/01

7,800
CNA Financial (CNA)

12/6/01

1,850 (or 10 percent)
Commerzbank

10/15/01

3,400
Covisint

6/28/02

100
Credit Suisse Group (CSR)

6/12/02

500 (CSFB already cut around 2,500 jobs in the final four months of 2001 bringing its worldwide investment banking staff to 25,152 at the end of December)
Deutche Bank

12/26/01

2,100 (in addition to 4,500 in Nov.)
Dresdner Bank

9/18/01

1,300
Fidelity

10/30/01

760
FleetBoston (FBF)

12/19/01

700 (or 1.3 percent)
Mony Group (MNY)

10/18/01

450
Merrill Lynch (MER)

10/18/01

9,000 (or 16 percent; in addition to 2,300 in Oct.)
MetLife (MET)

10/22/01

1,900
Providian (PVN)

1/3/01

800
Prudential (PUK)

11/2/01

2,100



Government

Company





Date Announced





Details

Montgomery County Schools

11/15/01

150



Hospitality

Company





Date Announced





Details

Mandalay Resort Group (MBG)

10/5/01

4,500
MGM Mirage (MGG)

10/1/01

6,000
Wyndham International

10/2/01

1,600



Manufacturing

Company





Date Announced





Details

(ABB)

10/24/01

12,000
Agere (AGRa)

12/5/01

950 (management, sales, and corporate support positions in N.J. and P.A.)
Albany International (AIN)

12/1/01

100 (in Greenville, S.C.)
Alcan (AL)

10/17/01

3,640
Alcoa (AA)

12/11/01

240
Allegheny Energy (AYE)

7/8/02

600
Applied Power Conversion (APCC)

3/29/02

2,100
American Semiconductor (SEMI)

10/16/01

25 percent
American Standard (ASD)

10/16/01

about 1,000
Applied Materials (AMAT)

12/12/01

3,700 (2,000 in late September)
Aquila Inc. (ILA)

6/17/02

Not Yet Announced
Boeing (BA)

12/13/01

up to 1,500
BP Plc (BP)

11/13/01

1,000 (or 40 percent in Scotland)
Burlington Industries

1/10/01

4,000
Carrier (CACS)

3/11/02

2,000
Casio Computer

11/14/01

3,000 (or 17 percent)
Caterpillar (CAT)

12/21/01

900
Chevron/Texaco (CVX)

11/14/01

4,000 (or 7 percent)
Cinergy (CIN)

3/15/02

Offering voluntary early retirement programs to 280 employees
3Com (COMS)

9/19/01

1,000
Crompton (CK)

9/19/01

700
Dana (DCN)

10/17/01

11,000
DaimlerChrysler (DCX)

10/12/01

2,700 (1,600 factory jobs and 1,100 administrative positions)
Delphia

4/17/02

6,100 (or 3 percent)
Domtar (DTC)

3/27/02

335
Dynegy (DYN)

6/20/02

340
Eastman Kodak (EK)

10/24/01

4,000 (or 5.1 percent)
Eaton

11/14/01

90 (or 10 percent of corporate-level staff)
Emerson Electric (EMR)

10/22/01

4,000 (or 10 percent; closing 20 of 350 plants)
Fairchild Dornier

4/12/02

310 (in Va. and Tex.)
Fleming

5/7/02

280 (closing distribution centers in Okla. and Tex.)
Ford Motor (F)

1/11/02

35,000 worldwide (22,000 in North America)
General Electric (GE)

4/17/01

7,000 (about 2 percent; in addition to 4,000 in October from aircraft unit)
General Motors (GM)

2/15/02

2,850 (in Mich. and N.J.)
Goodyear (GT)

2/8/02

3,500 (in addition to 9,400 in 2001)
International Paper (IP)

10/16/01

760
John Deer

6/5/02

240
Kaiser Aluminum (KLU)

12/21/01

114 (in addition to 118 in Oct.)
Lear (LEA)

2/1/02

6,500 (or 6 percent)
Lexmark International (LXK)

10/22/01

about 1,600 or 12 percent (mostly in Kentucky and Mexico)
Lockheed Martin (LMT)

12/7/01

650
LSI Logic (LSI)

9/19/01

600
Medtronic (MDT)

5/9/02

800 (cuts are in Calif. and Fla.)
Mitsubishi

12/26/01

4,000
Noranda (NRD)

3/28/02

300
Phelps Dodge (PD)

10/23/01

1,440
Playtex (PYX)

3/25/02

160
Plug Power (PLUG)

10/17/01

90
PPL

6/19/02

598
Procter & Gamble (PG)

3/6/02

750 (manufacturing jobs in its Clairol division; in addition to 1,400 in Jan.)
Rolls-Royce

10/19/01

5,000 worldwide
Shell (SHOI.PK)

3/26/02

1,200
Stanley Works (SWK)

10/18/01

10 percent of salaried workers
Terex (TEX)

10/9/01

1,225
TRW (TRW)

10/16/01

2,400
Tyco Electronics

11/15/01

6,700 (or about 8 percent; 700 in late October)
Tyco International (TYC)

4/25/02

7,100 (in addition to 1,000 from telecom unit in February))
United Technologies (UTX)

10/16/01

5,000
Whirlpool (WHR)

10/16/01

Announced closure of major plant and transfer of resources to alternate locations.
Williams (WMB)

5/24/02

125-130 (or 16 percent)



Media

Company





Date Announced





Details

Belo (BLC)

10/10/01

160
CNN

12/10/01

30
Cox Interactive

10/25/01

70
Contentville.com

9/28/01

15 (Web site has been shut down)
Discovery Communications

11/9/01

50
Freedom Forum

9/30/01

closing offices in London, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, and New York
Miramax

3/15/02

15 percent
MSNBC.com

12/4/01

9 percent
MTV

10/30/01

450
Reuters (RTRSY)

2/12/02

200 (in addition to 500 in October)
San Fransisco Chronicle

11/27/01

220 (or 8.5 percent)
U.S. News & World Reports

10/24/01

13 members of magazine (cut salaries by 10 percent)



Retail

Company





Date Announced





Details

Ames Department Store

11/14/01

1,000 (closing 16 stores in the Midwest, Ky. and Tenn.)
Bausch & Lomb (BOL)

7/25/02

450 (in addition to 700 1/4/01)
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY)

10/30/01

5,000 (or 40 percent)
Clorox (CLX)

12/6/01

260 (or 8 percent)
Coca-Cola (KO)

10/12/01

80 (in Atlanta)
CVS (CVS)

10/31/01

unspecified number (closing 200 stores)
Dean Foods (DF)

2/18/02

200
Ericsson

4/22/02

17,000 (or 20 percent; in addition to 200 in February)
Hillshire Farm & Kahn's (SLE)

10/17/01

230 (in Cincinnati)
Jacobson Stores (JCBS)

10/12/01

225
Kenneth Cole (KCP)

10/3/01

10 percent of corporate staff
Kinkos

10/16/01

350 (cuts are made in human resources, technology and operations support)
Kmart

3/08/02

22,000 (as part of its restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy)
Kroger (KR)

12/11/01

1,500
Maytag (MYG)

10/11/01

225 salaried positions
Nordstrom (JWN)

10/3/01

1,600
Radio Shack (RSH)

10/23/01

308 (10 of the cuts are senior executive positions)
Sears (S)

10/24/01

4,900 salaried positions (or 22 percent; 1,300 of the cuts in Chicago)
Staples (SPLS)

2/1/02

236 (plans to close 30 stores)
Stride Rite (SRR)

10/2/01

120
Winn-Dixie

5/6/02

5,300 (closing all stores in Okla. and Tex.)
Xerox (XRX)

1/23/02

530 (in Rochester, N.Y.)
VF Corp.(VF)

11/14/01

13,000 (or 18 percent)



Technology

Company





Date Announced





Details

ADC Telecommunications (ADCT)

10/23/01

150 senior management positions
Advanced Switching (ASCX)

10/16/01

36 percent
Aether Systems (AETH)

10/2/01

280 (or 25 percent)
Alcatel (ALA)

10/3/01, 10/31/01

13,038 (3,038 in early October)
Akamai Technologies (AKAM)

10/10/01

200 (in addition to 180 in April)
AOL Time Warner (AOL)

11/9/01

20 from its marketing department in Dulles, Va.
BellSouth (BLS)

5/17/02

about 4,000 (in addition to 966 in February, 4,200 in December and 3,000 in October)
Canon (CAJ)

3/07/02

450 (in addition to 350 jobs last year, including a 200-employee layoff in December)
C-COR (CCBL)

6/28/02

260
Celera Genomics (CRA)

6/11/02

132 (or 16 percent)
Celestica (CLS)

10/17/01

25-30 percent
Ciena (CIEN)

3/26/02

650 (in addition to 400 in february and 380 in November)
Comdisco (CDO)

12/5/01

128 (or 10 percent in Chicago)
Computer Associates (CA)

10/11/01

900 worldwide
Commerce One (CMRC)

10/15/01

1,300
Concert

10/16/01

2,300
Corning (GLW)

4/23/02

4,000 (or 12.5 percent; in addition to 4,000 in October)
Discovery Communications

11/8/01

50
(EDS)

6/28/02

2,000
(EMC)

9/20/01

4,000
ExciteAtHome

9/25/01

500
Frontier Corp.

6/14/02

120
Gateway (GTW)

1/25/02

2,250
Global Crossing

3/08/02

1,600
IBM (IBM)

11/28/01

900 (or 4.6 percent; 400 in N.Y. and 500 in Vt.;
Intel Corp. (INTC)

7/16/02

4,000 (about 5 percent)
IntelSat

10/10/01

About 100 (10 percent)
KPMG Consulting (KCIN)

11/2/01

400 (or 3 percent)
Lycos Europe (LYCOF.PK)

3/14/02

200
KPN Telecom (KPN)

10/25/01

4,800*
MCI (MCIT)

6/28/02

700
McLeodUSA (MCLD)

10/4/01

1,600
Metawave Communications (MTWV)

3/14/02

42 percent
MicroStrategy (MSTR)

9/27/01

175 (about half were in the company's corporate offices in Virginia)
Motient (MTNT)

10/2/01

125 (or 25 percent)
Motley Fool

9/27/01

93
Motorola (MOT)

5/27/02

7,000 (in addition to 16,400 in December 7,000 in October and 32,000 announced earlier this year)
Napster

10/24/01

16
Net2000 (NTKK)

9/28/01, 10/22/01

700 (300 in September, the remainder in October.)
Netcentives (NCNT)

9/13/01

50
New Focus Inc. (NUFO)

3/14/02

33 percent
Nortel (NT)

10/3/01

20,000 (in addition to the 30,000 announced earlier this year)
Novell (NOVL)

11/15/01

1,400 (or 19 percent)
Oracle (ORCL)

12/28/01

800 (or 2 percent worldwide)
Palm (PALM)

11/29/01

250
Pentastar Communications (PNTAE)

3/29/02

all jobs
Peregrine Systems

6/18/02

1,400
Qwest Communications (Q)

12/13/01

7,000
SBC Communications (SBC)

05/14/02

5,000 (in addition to 7,500 in March)
Siemens (SI)

10/15/01

7,000 (cuts are in the telecom sector; totalling 15,000 for the year)
Sprint (FON)

2/15/02

3,000 (in addition to 6,000 in October)
Sun Microsystems (SUNW)

10/5/01

3,900
Teligent

11/15/01

300 (or 60 percent)
Terabeam

9/26/01

90
Travelocity.com

10/5/01

320 (closing a call center in Sacramento, Calif.)
Unisys (UIS)

10/15/01

3,000
Verio

9/18/01

750
Verizon (VZ)

3/4/02

10,000 (or 4 percent of workforce)
Vignette (VIGN)

10/12/01

20 percent
WorldCom (WCOM)

4/4/02

3,700
XO Communications (XOXO)

10/2/01

600 (or 8 percent)
Yahoo (YHOO)

11/15/01

400



Tourism

Company





Date Announced





Details

Disney (DIS)

10/19/01

100 (in Florida)
Navigant International (FLYR)

9/20/01

1,200
Park Place Entertainment

10/3/01

1,500
Shedd Aquarium

10/2/01

44



Transportation

Company





Date Announced





Details

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI)

10/23/01

400

* Additional job cuts have been announced in these industries, but specific numbers have not yet been disclosed. These totals only account for layoffs that have been confirmed by the companies.

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