The signature Republican legislature reveal was once more pushed back, with the most recent tax plan delay potentially preceding a massive political battle in both houses and across party lines.
Nestle, Chevron, and State Farm to Cut Jobs in California The local economy in Bakersfield, California is getting hit hard by a number of layoffs. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) said that it will lay off around 300 employees, Nestlé USA, Inc. said that it is temporarily laying off close to 600 of its workers at its Häagen-Dazs (more…)
Luxottica to Lay Off 208 at Hickory Hill Facility Luxottica Retail North America Inc. (part of Luxottica Group) filed a WARN notice with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, saying it plans to permanently lay off 208 employees at its Hickory Hill facility in Memphis. In the third quarter, Luxottica reported a decline in its (more…)
Convergys Corp’s (NYSE:CVG) office in Lubbock filed a notice with the Texas Workforce Commission saying it will soon be laying off 406 employees. The global outsourcing firm said the call center layoffs are a result of low call volume, a trend that has already claimed hundreds of Convergys jobs in Arizona and Tennessee this year.
UPM Paper announced it will be jettisoning 150 workers in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The global paper maker blames the layoffs on dwindling demand for graphics paper. Helsinki, Finland-based UPM Paper said the terminations will start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2018. The company is also laying off more than 200 people (more…)
It’s going to be a chilly holiday for ice cream workers in California. Nestlé USA, Inc. filed a notice with the state of California recently, saying it will be “temporarily” laying off 217 employees at its Tulare County Häagen-Dazs ice cream plant. In September, Nestlé announced that its ice cream facility on District Boulevard in Bakersfield was (more…)
Indy Ice House Closing, Joins Indianapolis Restaurants Shutting as Home Delivery Beats Dining Out The Indy Ice House Bar & Grill will be shuttering its doors after nearly 35 years in business. The Indianapolis-based restaurant did not give a reason for the closure. The Indy Ice House is just one in an ever-growing list of (more…)
The struggles continue for Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. as the company announces plans to eliminate 100 jobs. The job losses will all take place in Michigan, with the majority taking place in the first quarter of 2018. The company, which employees around 800 full-time employees and 800 full-time contracts, will notify the affected workers “in the (more…)
Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) said at its annual investor conference that it is looking at selling off its gas station convenience store business, including KwikShop, Loaf’N Jug, and Turkey Hill Minit Markets. The supermarket giant has been facing increased competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) and is hoping (more…)
St. Charles Health Systems has announced layoffs, buyouts, pay cuts, and other streamlining efforts to plug a budget shortfall of up to $35.0 million. The health system blamed the shortfall on higher costs, lower revenue, and the Oregon State Legislature. These measures have resulted in 30 St. Charles Health Systems layoffs and buyouts to 75 (more…)