Latest Layoffs News

Senator proposes help for workers replaced by automation

Sep. 9, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown is pushing his party's 2020 hopefuls to talk more about "pro-worker" issues, saying it's a sure way to beat President Donald Trump next year. The U.S. senator from Ohio, who earlier this year decided against a White House run, is trying to kickstart the...

Del Monte closure stuns Sleepy Eye, town's future uncertain

Sep. 7, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (AP) — Troy Windschitl has grown peas and sweet corn for more than 20 years. Just like his dad and grandpa did for 40 years before him. But that could come to an end as early as this fall when the Windschitl family and other farmers here lose the buyer for those crops. In a stunning...

Farm co-op NORPAC to close plant, lay off some 500 employees

Sep. 6, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — NORPAC vegetable farmers' cooperative has filed notice that it will lay off 485 workers and close its Stayton processing facility Oct. 31. The Statesman Journal reports the closure is part of the company's bankruptcy and impending sale of its assets to Oregon Potato Company for $155.5...

Modest hiring enough to fuel sluggish but durable US economy

Sep. 6, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring by U.S. employers was slower but steady in August, and hourly pay jumped — trends that should sustain the U.S. economy's record-long expansion in the coming months. Yet with the economy still under threat from a weak global economy and President Donald Trump's trade war with...

Sears laying off 250 at headquarters outside Chicago

Sep. 5, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears has told the state of Illinois it's laying off 250 employees at its corporate headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates. Sears said in a notice last week to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity that the employees have been placed on...

Symantec to lay off 24 employees in Springfield, Oregon

Sep. 5, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Symantec is laying off some of its remaining employees in Springfield, Oregon, following the recent sale of the company's enterprise security division in $10.7 billion deal. The Register-Guard reports 24 people working in the Springfield office of the nation's largest cybersecurity...

Cerner laying off 255 in wider cost cutting effort

Sep. 4, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cerner Corp. will lay off 255 workers as part of a wider effort to cut costs. Cerner officials said the layoffs will occur in the Kansas City area and across the country. The affected employees were told Wednesday that their last official day will be Nov. 5. The health care...

US factories shrink for 1st time in 3 years amid trade war

Sep. 3, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war and slower global growth are weighing on the U.S. economy, reducing factory output in August for the first time in three years. A survey by the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, on Tuesday showed that factory production and...

Nestlé closing frozen distribution center in Indianapolis

Sep. 3, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nestlé USA Inc. is closing a frozen distribution center in Indianapolis by year's end and laying off all 172 workers there. The company filed notice Monday with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development saying it plans to close the frozen specialty food plant. It says the...

Nestlé to lay off dozens in Portland

Sep. 3, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nestlé officials say it plans to lay off 53 Portland employees beginning Nov. 1 as part of a broad restructuring of its frozen foods organization. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the company notified state officials of the layoffs in a letter dated Monday, Labor Day. Nestlé...