Sprint Nextel could cut as many as 2,500 jobs.
Just saw the "breaking news" from KMBC Channel 9, which says the cuts are company wide and should be done by December 31.
There's no good time for layoffs, but these reek of especially shitty timing.
This also comes on the heels of last week's announcement of "dozens" of job cuts in the wholesale division.
In January, Sprint announced that it would cut 8,000 jobs
More layoffs are coming at Sprint Nextel.
This time, they're cutting "dozens" of jobs in the wholesale division, which employs 575 people.
There have probably been other layoffs that I don't recall, but in January, Sprint announced that it would shed 8,000 jobs
Sprint layoffs is always a familiar story.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that 700 jobs will be cut to make up for a shortfall in state tax revenues.
Prime Buzz says the cuts are on top of $430 million in budget slashing earlier this year.
Add that on top of American Airlines closing its overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport (and the announcement of 700 job cuts nationwide), and it's been a really bad day.
More bad news on the layoffs front. American Airlines is shutting down its overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport in September 2010 and cutting 700 employees nationwide, according to reports this morning.
KMBC Channel 9 has the letter to employees announcing the shut down and layoffs, and KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reports that 500 people (450 of them union workers) work at the overhaul base.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted her feelings.
Sentiments many of us share.
My heart goes out to the great American Airlines machinists & their families in KC that got word today that their overhaul base is closing.
Hallmark is cutting more jobs -- somewhere between 225 and 250 jobs by the end of the year, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.
The cuts were announced yesterday -- hopefully in person, not in sympathy card form. No word on how many jobs in Kansas City will be lost.
Add these cuts to the 750 jobs Hallmark announced in April.
There isn't a Hallmark card that'll make these cuts easy to take.
General Motors bought out 175 workers at the automaker's Fairfax plant, KCTV Channel 5 reports.
The workers took the deal Monday; they were part of 6,000 buyouts.
The New York Times says the struggling auto giant will shed another 7,500 by the end of the year. And the bleeding continues.
A double dose of bad news from Harley-Davidson. This fall, the motorcycle maker's Kansas City plant will lay off 400 people and shut down for 14 weeks this fall. Sorry, easy riders.
The firm recently cut its staff -- though they won't say by how much. We
heard a rumor that it was upwards of 15, but brand manager Gina Leo
said that wasn't right. She declined to clarify, then forwarded this
statement from Populous' board of directors, which she said would be the
last word on the matter:
"We are continually evaluating market conditions to position our company for long-term success. Because
certain projects have been put on hold due to current economic
conditions, we made the decision to reduce our workforce accordingly.
Our expectations for the future remain high, and these staff
adjustments will allow us to maintain a healthy, well positioned design
Ah, public relations, you are indeed an art. We kill so that we may live.
About a year ago, we wrote about Hallmark blaming layoffs on competition while banking $4.4 billion in revenues. That story seems just as relevant today since Hallmark announced it will cut between 550 and 750 jobs in the U.S. -- reportedly between 200 and 250 jobs at Hallmark's KC headquarters -- over the next six months. Hallmark cited falling sales as revenue dropped 2 percent to $4.3 billion.
girlfriend (whose face is blurred out in the photo above) -- it's
enough to turn Lea into a weepy country crooner. Fortunately, he's a musician, too. "I was actually thinking of going to the Plaza and playing my guitar with the case open, if worse comes to worst," Lea says. "I'm trying to get this band together right now, called Ladies. I think it's a great idea. Kind of indie/folk, like Pixies style. It's kinda rough, though, because everybody's busy all the time and so flaky. But I'm just writing my little heart out."
Lea's agenda for today is a relaxed one. "As you can see, I'm waking up at 11:30," he says. "I'm probably gonna watch some Don't Be a Menace. I'll walk the yard and pick up some trash from the party we had here the other night. My computer crashed, so I'll probably try to fix that. It is Friday, so I'll probably go to my friends' house, get a little wasted. Kinda sucks, but that's life." He takes a ponderous pause. "Maybe I won't walk the yard, maybe I'll do some laundry, take a shower." He laughs at his own indecisiveness. "I'll take it second by second."
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