Job Cuts

American Greetings Layoffs: Dollar Tree Account Loss to Blame for 150 Job Cuts in Bardstown, KY

American Greetings Layoffs

An American Greetings Corporation, LLC plant in Bardstown, Kentucky is reeling following the loss of a contract with Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), a brand of discount stores that carries the company’s greeting cards. Due to the loss of the contract, American Greetings layoffs will take place at the plant, numbering well over 100 cuts. These (more…)

Kirby Building Systems Plant is Laying Off 100 Workers

Kirby Building Systems

Kirby Building Systems, a division of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), is planning to lay off approximately 100 of its employees at its Starkville, Mississippi production plant. The Kirby Building Systems layoffs come as a result of a shift in production, as Nucor has announced changes to its Nucor Buildings Group segment. The company is focused on (more…)

Assurant Layoffs in 2018 Due to Mobile Solutions Division Shutting Down

Assurant layoffs

Assurant Mobile Solutions will close its doors on its mobile tech support business in Lewisville, Texas. This will result in Assurant layoffs of 250 employees. The business was focused on repairing mobile devices, as well as the logistics aspects. Assurant Mobile Solutions is a division of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ), its parent company. The mobile solutions company (more…)

December Retail Hiring Plunges Nearly 90%, Lowest on Record

December retail

While the holiday shopping sales were strong, it was a different matter altogether for frontline retail workers. According to a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, retail hiring in December was the lowest for the month on record. December tends to be the month that retailers hire seasonal employees, but that wasn’t the case in (more…)

Parker School Uniforms Retail Alignment Fails, Abruptly Closes All Stores, Everyone Laid Off

Parker School Uniforms

Parker School Uniforms, one of the largest providers of school uniforms in the country, abruptly closed all of its stores and laying off all employees. That said, the Houston-based company did file a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) report with the Texas Workforce Commission on January 5 saying it was laying off 320 people, effective (more…)

Clearwater Paper Layoffs: Company to Downsize this May

Clearwater Paper Layoffs

Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW) has confirmed plans to lay off upwards of 100 employees this spring at its Lewiston, Idaho tissue converting mill. The company blamed industry competition and said the operations are being restructured to “align with current market conditions.” A number of the cuts, between 80 and 100 positions, will come through attrition (more…)

American Girl Lays Off 57 Employees Across 13 Locations Nationwide

American Girl layoffs

Layoffs Hit Wisconsin, Arizona, Washington State American Girl Brands LLC launched its newest doll, Luciana, an aspiring martian astronaut, in early January—then the company jettisoned 57 employees. American Girl announced 57 layoffs at 13 different locations across the country. Of the 57 layoffs, 21 occurred at Wisconsin facilities. The remaining 36 layoffs occurred at 10 (more…)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Closing 63 Sam’s Club Stores: Illinois Leads the List of Closures

Sam's Club Store Closings

Walmart giveth and Walmart taketh away. On Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)–which will be changing the company name to “Walmart” effective February 1–announced it was raising the starting hourly wages for its U.S. employees to $11.00, expanding employee benefits, and offering workers bonuses of up to $1,000. However, it then unexpectedly announced it was permanently (more…)

IBM Layoffs 2018: 1,700 U.S. Jobs in GTS Unit to Be Affected, Quarterly Losses and Shift to Automation to Blame

IBM

As International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) gets ready to report its fourth quarter results next week, a media report has come in that the company is planning to lay off about 10,000 of its employees of its Global Technology Services (GTS) unit. Although the company has not confirmed the report, IBM layoffs in 2018 would (more…)