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Great Depression 2.0 Layoff Tracker — updated daily

This list is updated daily. If you know any un-announced/secret layoff, please either post a comment or email me (regularguy@geekmba360.com )

Layoff Tracker

Date Company # of people Details
11/9/2009 Electronic Art 1,5000 EA Announces Increased Net Loss, Confirms 1,500 layoffs
11/5/2009 Classmates, a unit of United Online 71 classmates confirms layoffs
11/4/2009 Microsoft 800 Microsoft confirms 800 job cuts
11/4/2009 RealNetworks 70 RealNetworks confirms job cuts
10/20/2009 Sun 3,000 Sun to lay off 3,000 employees
7/19/2009 Google Large number Google is laying off contractors and administrators
7/16/2009 Cisco 600-700 (about 1% of workforce) Cisco Continues Layoffs
6/23/2009 MySpace 300 MySpace fires another 300, this time abroad
6/16/2009 MySpace 400 MySpace fires 400 people
5/28/2009 SiCortex 79 SiCortex is shutting down.
5/25/2009 Autodesk 430 Autodesk cuts 430 jobs in latest layoffs
5/19/2009 Hewlett Packard 6420 H.P. cuts jobs as profit falls
5/13/2009 Seagate 1,100 Seagate to cut 1,100 jobs
5/8/2009 MySpace 45 Layoffs hit MySpace
5/5/2009 Microsoft 3000+ Microsoft sends second wave of layoff notices to 3,000
4/30/2009 The Tribune Company 61 Tribune Co papers hit where it hurts, Baltimore Sun slashed
4/30/2009 Nokia 450 Nokia to shrink online services, cut 450 jobs
4/21/2009 Yahoo 675 Carol Bartz still looking for Wow
4/20/2009 Sony Ericsson 2000 Sony Ericsson to cut 2,000 jobs
4/15/2009 Xilinx 200  
4/13/2009 Tribune Company    
4/13/2009 Pigrim’s Pride 280  
4/9/2009 3M 3,600  
4/9/2009 General Electric 3,135  
4/9/2009 Johnson & Johnson 900  
4/8/2009 Deere & Co 1,187  
4/8/2009 Proctor & Gamble 410  
4/3/2009 FedEx 1,900  
4/3/2009 Walt Disnet 3,100  
4/2/2009 Rite Aid 297  
4/1/2009 Veoh 25 Video site Veoh Cuts Staff, Boots CEO
4/1/2009 Conde Nast Digital 30  
4/1/2009 National Semiconductor 1,725 National Semiconductor to cut 1,725 jobs
3/31/2009 Forbes Media 50 Forbes starts a second round of layoffs
3/31/2009 hi5 50  
3/31/2009 Technorati 4  
3/30/2009 Sun Microsystems 1,500 Sun Sacks 1,500
3/26/2009 Amazon.com 2100 Amazon to close three distribution centers
3/26/2009 The New York times 100 Times Co. Plans Temporary Pay Cuts and Unpaid Leave for Many Employees
3/26/2009 Google 200 Google plans to lay off 200 workers
3/26/2009 IBM 5,000 IBM plans to cut 5,000 jobs
3/25/2009 Imeem 6  
3/20/2009 Evri 9 Semantic search engine Evri cuts staff by 25 percent
3/17/2009 ChaCha 25  
3/17/2009 MySpace “Sizable” “Sizable” layoffs coming to MySpace, Fox
3/17/2009 Kaiser 860 Kaiser to cut 860 information technology jobs
3/13/2009 AOL 700 AOL hands out pink slips, plan to cut 10% of staff
3/13/2009 Dow Chemical/Rohm and Haas 3,500 US Dow, Rohm and Haas merger plans 3,500 layoffs
3/12/2009 National Semiconductor 1700 National Semiconductor cuts back, will eliminate 26% of global staff
3/11/2009 Northrop Grumman 750 Northrop Gruman to lay off 750 workers
3/11/2009 PGT 100 PGT cuts 100 employees
3/10/2009 Tocquigny 13% of workforce  
3/10/09 New York Times 30  
3/10/09 United Technologies 11600 United Technologies to cut 11,600
3/9/09 Garmin 141 Garmin to cut 141 local jobs in first-ever layoff
3/9/09 Eastman Chemical 200-300 Eastman Chemical Says it will trim pay, cut jobs
3/9/09 McClatchy Company 1600 McClatchy to cut 1,600 jobs
3/5/2009 Borders Group 742 Borders Group trims store management, supervisory positions
3/5/2009 Ciena 200 Ciena cuts 200 jobs as sales plummet
3/4/2009 Virgin Megastores 1060 All Virgin Megastores in US To close by summer
3/4/2009 WebMediaBrands 60 Alan Meckler, WebMEdiaBrands Inc. Fire 60
3/4/2009 Sony Pictures 300 Layoffs hit Sony Pictures
3/2/2009 Silicon Graphic 120 Silicon Graphic cuts 120 jobs
3/2/2009 HSBC 6100 HSBC will cut 6,100 jobs
3/2/2009 Univision 300 Univision lays off 300 workers
3/2/2009 Lenovo 450 Lenovo to cut 450 workers in China
2/27/2009 Expedia 160+ Expedia cuts staff
2/27/2009 Latham & Watkins 440 Latham Cuts 440 (190 Associates, 250 staff)
2/27/2009 JP Morgan Chase 12000 JPMorgan sees savings of $2 billion related to WaMu Deal
2/25/2009 Vodafone PLC 500 Nokia and Vodafond Move to Pare Jobs
2/25/2009 Enfatico 80 Dell Advertising Agency Enfactico lays off 8% of work force
2/25/2009 Corporate Executive Board 400  
2/25/2009 Nortel Networks 3200 Nortel to cut another 3,200 jobs
2/25/2009 Advantest 21% of work force Advantest Forecasts loss, plans job cuts
2/24/2009 Micro Technology 2000 Micron to cut 2,000 jobs
2/17/2009 Sapient 300 Sapient lays off 300 employees in India
2/13/2009 XO 290  
2/12/2009 Google (Radio Ad) 40 Google Exits Radio
2/12/2009 Pioneer 10,000 Pioneer to exit flat TV market, cut 10,000 jobs
2/12/2009 Nokia about 2,800 Nokia to axe 320 jobs, temporarily lay off 2,500
2/12/2009 NetApp 480 NetApp lays off staff
2/6/2009 Weyerhaeuser 300  
2/5/2009 Cisco 3,000 Cisco to restructure up to 2000 employees out of jobs
2/5/2009 Estee Lauder 2000  
2/5/2009 Fortune Brands 136  
2/5/2009 News Corp 25  
2/5/2009 L.A. Times 300 L.A. Times to lay off 300
2/5/2009 Time Warner 2750  
2/4/2009 THQ 600 THQ lays off 600
2/4/2009 Panasonic 15,000 Panasonic to lay off 15,000
2/3/2009 PNC Financial Services 5800  
2/3/2009 Electronic Art 1,100 (11%) EA cuts 1,000 jobs
2/2/2009 Macy’s 7000  
2/2/2009 Real Network less than 20 Real’s Rhapsody unit cuts staff
1/31/2009 eBaum’s World 13 eBaum’s World saga came to a close with layoffs
1/30/2009 Hitachi 7,000 Hitachi to cut up to 7,000 jobs
1/30/2009 NEC 20,000 NEC cuts workforce by 20,000
1/29/2009 Teradyne 532 Teradyne will shed 532 jobs and cut workers’ pay
1/29/2009 Toshiba 4,500 Toshiba delays fabs, cuts capex, and jobs
1/29/2009 Broadcom 200 Broadcom sees revenue dip, job cuts, share fall
1/27/2009 AOL 700 AOL Axing 700 employees
1/27/2009 SAP 3,000 SAP to cut 3,000 jobs as revenue growth slows
1/27/2009 Citrix 10% Citrix will cut 10% jobs
1/27/2009 Parametric Technology Group 250 Parametric Tech to cut jobs
1/27/2009 Starbucks 6,700 Starbucks to cut 6,700 jobs amid failing sales
1/27/2009 Boeing 10,000 Boeing to cut 10,000 jobs this year
1/27/2007 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 45 lawyers and 68 staff members Wilson Sonsini custs 45 laywers and 68 staff members
1/27/2008 Hewlett-Packard 150 HP cuts 150 to 200 jobs in Vancouver, BC
1/27/2009 Cozi 5 Cozi trims staff
1/26/2009 Sonic Solutions 75 Sonic Solution reduces work force by 75
1/26/2009 Sprint Nextel 8,000 Sprint Nextel to cut 3,000 jobs to fight off slump
1/26/2009 Pfizer 8,000 Pfizer to buy Wyeth and cut 8,000 jobs
1/26/2009 Home Depot 7,000 Job-killing recession racks up more layoff victims
1/26/2009 GM Another 2,000 at Michigan and Ohio GM to lay off 2,000 workers, cut production
1/26/2009 Caterpillar 20,000 Caterpillar to cut 20,000
1/26/2009 Texas Instruments 3,400 TI to lay off 12%
1/26/2009 Schlumberger 5,000 Schlumberger layoffs job cut: fires 5,000
1/23/2009 IBM about 3,000 so far Alliance@IBM

IBM Canada cutting jobs, vendor confirms

1/23/2009 Intel 5,000 – 6,000 Intel Plans to Cut 5,000 to 6,000 jobs
1/22/2009 Nokia 1000 Nokia announces cost saving measures
1/22/2009 Tom Tom 115 Tom Tom to lay off 7% of global workforce
1/22/2009 Electronic Art 600 EA announces significant layoff at Vancouver Black Box Studio
1/22/2009 Digg 7 (10%) Digg to cut workforce 10%
1/22/2009 Microsoft 5,000 Biggest layoff in Microsoft history
1/21/2009 Ericsson 5,000 Ericsson to cut 5,000 jobs
1/21/2009 Bose 1,000 Bose to cut about 1,000 jobs
1/20/2009 Clear Channel Radio 1,850 Clear Channel cuts 1,850 jobs
1/20/2009 Warner Brothers 800 Warner Brothers to cut 800 jobs
1/16/2009 AMD 1,100 AMD cuts 1100 jobs
1/16/2009 Federated Media 7 Ad network Federated Media cuts 7 to restructure
1/16/2009 Circuit City 34,000 Circuit city to close 567 remaining US Stores
1/15/2009 Motorola 4,000 Motorola to cut 4,000 jobs
1/15/2009 Seagate 3,000 Seagate widens layoffs
1/15/2009 Google About 6,000 temp/contractors, 100 recruiters Google finally confirms real actual layoffs (sort of)
1/14/2009 Varolii 8% Varolii cuts 8% of staff
1/14/2009 WatchGuard 55 WatchGuard trims staff
1/12/ Oracle   Oracle reportedly cuts some sales, marketing staff
1/9/2009 Google 6,000 (temp workers) 6000 cuts – details kept off web
1/9/2009 Lenovo 2,500 Lenovo plans to cut 2,500 jobs
1/8/2008 TDK 8,000 Japan’s TDK to cut 8,000 jobs
1/7/2009 Coremetrics 29  
1/7/2009 One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) 30 Miserable economy forces layoffs at OLPC
1/7/2009 EMC 2,400 EMC to lay off 2,400
1/6/2009 Engine Yard 15% This week’s changes at Engine Yard
1/6/2009 LiveJournal 12 The Russian Bear slashes a Social Network
1/6/2009 blueArc 21  
1/6/2009 Logitech 500 Logitech to cut 500 jobs
1/6/2009 Kronos 260 Chelmsford’s Kronos cuts jobs
1/2/2009 8020 Media 18 8020 Media to shut down
12/29/2008 Pulse-Link 50-60 Pulse-Link Laid off 50 to 60 people and closed door
12/22/2008 Unisys 1,300 Unisys slashes 1,300 jobs
12/19/2008 Electronic Art 400 (4%) EA to lay off additional 400 workers
12/17/2008 Western Digital 2,500 (5%) WDC to slash 2,500 jobs
12/16/2008 Momentive 250 Momentive announces new round of layoffs
12/16/2008 Midway Games 180 Midway Games to cut 25% of work force
12/15/2008 Gaia Online 36  
12/15/2008 Atmel 11% Atmel lowers outlook, cuts jobs
12/12/2008 Fairchild Semiconductor 1,100 Fairechild Semiconductor to cut 12% of work force
12/12/2008 Alcatel-Lucent 1,000 Alcatel-Lucent plans 1,000 job cuts
12/12/2008 GT Solar 25  
12/12/2008 Sonus Networks 50 Sonus to cut 50 workers
12/12/2008 C-Vision 28 C-Vision lays off 38 employees
12/12/2008 Leverage 15 Holiday gift card management start-up Leverage has very little left
12/11/2008 Divx 21 DivX cuts 21 people
12/11/2008 Last.FM 20 Layoffs at Last.FM confirmed. Where else are heads rolling at CBS?
12/11/2008 TechTarget 76 Tech publisher TechTarget to cut 76 jobs
12/11/2008 CBS Interactive 275 How many bodies exactly is CBS interactive trying to hide?
12/11/2008 ePrize 20 ePrize lays off 20 workers
12/10/2008 Silicon Graphics 160 Inside Track: SGI to lay off workers
12/10/2008 The Cobalt Group 45 Troubles in Detroit hit Cobalt Group
12/10/2008 Hutchinson Technology 1,125 Hutchinson Tech will cut 1,125 jobs
12/10/2008 NPR 64 NPR to cut 64 jobs and two shows
12/10/2008 Scandisk 300 ScanDisk to trim more than 10% of staff in Q4
12/9/2008 SiRF Technology 175 Sirf commences third round of layoff this year
12/9/2008 Novellus Systems 350 Novellus Systems to cut work force, CEO’s salary
12/9/2008 Exponential 8% Exponential, an online ad network, cuts jobs
12/9/2008 Sony 8,000 Sony to cut 8,000 jobs
12/9/2008 Netapp 51  
12/8/2008 BMC 350 BMC Software to cut 350 jobs, 6 pct of work force
12/8/2008 3M 1,800 3M to cut 1,800 jobs worldwide
12/8/2008 Level 3 Communication 450 Level 3 to lay off 450 workers in North America
12/5/08 Carlyle Group 100 world largest private equity lays off 100
12/4/08 Real Networks 130 Layoffs hit real network
12/4/08 AT&T 12,000 AT&T to cut 12,000 jobs, 4% of staff
12/4/08 Razorfish 36 Razorfish cuts west coast staff
12/4/08 Viacom 850 Layoffs mount in first week of December
12/4/08 NBC 500 NBCU to cut 500 jobs
12/3/08 Celebrate Express   Celebrate Express trimming staff
12/3/08 Marchex 35 Marchex cuts 10% of work force
12/3/08 Adobe 600 Adobe cuts jobs, lowers revenue estimates
12/3/08 BrightCove 25  
12/1/08 LeapFrog 70 LeapFrog cuts 10% of workers
11/24/08 Quantum 180 Quantum cuts workforce
11/24/08 whitepages.com 7 whitepages trimming 5% of staff
11/21/08 buzznet 10  
11/21/08 Washington Matual (WaMu) 1,600 WaMu to shut Pleasanton center, cut 1,600 staff
11/20/08 Associated Press 400 Associated Press to cut 10 pct jobs
11/19/08 Akamai 110 Akamain to cut 110 jobs
11/19/08 PC Magazine 7 ZiffDavis to close PC Magazine, focus on online.
11/18/08 CarDomain 16 CarDomain cuts staff in half
11/18/08 KLA-Tencor 900 KLA-Tencor to cut 900
11/17/08 Citibank 53,000 Citi to lay off 53,000 more jobs
11/17/08 Hatteras Networks 20 Startups outside Silicon Valley also cut staff
11/17/08 Engine Yard 4 Company blog
11/17/08 Virgin Mobile USA 45 Virgin Mobile to cut 45 jobs
11/15/08 ChaCha Search 8  
11/14/08 Sun Microsystems 5000 Sun Microsystems to cut up to 5000 jobs
11/14/08 PayScale 10% PayScale to cut 10% of staff
11/14/08 Epicor 10% Intent on Cost Relief, Epicor plan layoffs
11/13/08 Rearden Commerce 40  
11/13/08 Jobster 15 Jobster cuts staff by 38%
11/13/08 Shopzilla.com 30  
11/13/08 Cogniex 60 Cognex to cuts 60 jobs, shut facility
11/12/08 Canwest 560 Canwest cuts 560 jobs
11/12/08 Applied Materials 1,800 Applied Materials to cut 12% of staff
11/12/08 National Semiconductor 330 Nat Semi cuts revenue view, plans job cuts
11/11/08 Six Apart 16 Six Apart lays off 8 percent of staff
11/11/08 AdReady 25% AdReady cuts jobs, try to extend cash
11/11/08 Nokia Siemens Networks 750 Press release
11/11/2008 Wired.com Unknown Layoffs at Conde Nast’s Wired.com
11/10/2008 Orbitz 160 Orbitz hit by Macro Slowdown
11/10/2008 Nortel 1300 Nortel Networks posts 3Q loss, plans job cuts
11/7/2008 Mywaves.com 20%  
11/7/2008 Circuit City 800 Circuit City layoffs hit Henrico HQ
11/7/2008 BitTorrent 18 BitTorrent sacks half its staff
11/6/2008 Zappos 128 Zappos CEO letter to employees
11/6/2008 Solid Cactus 40 Economy pinches Solid CActus, 40 laid off
11/5/2008 Intersil 140 Intersil to cut 9 percent of workforce
11/5/2008 MPC 210 MPC reportedly cutting more jobs
11/5/2008 Veoh 20 Video startup Veoh cuts 18% of staff
11/5/2008 Cadence 625 Cadence Design slashes 12% of workforce
11/5/2008 AMD 500 AMD cutting 500 workers, 3 pct of staff
11/4/2008 Anadigics 100 Anadigics cuts 15 percent of workforce
11/4/2008 Linkedin 36 LinkedIn cuts 10% of staff
11/4/2008 Tektronix 150 Ore. high-tech company Tektronix to layoff 150
11/3/2008 Dash Navigation 55 Dash Navigation can’t find its way, lays off two thirds of employees
11/3/2008 Spot Runner 115 115 people lost their jobs at spot runner
11/3/2008 Cox Communications 500 Cox communications plans to cut 460 jobs
10/31/2008 Symantec 880  
10/30/2008 Motorola 3000 Motorola dials back phone unit
10/30/2008 Electronic Arts (EA) 600 (6%) EA lays off six hundred
10/30/2008 Sonic Solutions 100 Sonic Solutions cuts stuff
10/29/2008 Avelle Cut 20% of payroll. Currently have 45 employees Handbag rental service Avelle cuts staff
10/29/2008 Quest 1200 (3%) Qwest plans to cut 1,200 after profit falls
10/29/2008 Intrepid Learning 10 Intrepid Learning cuts 10 positions
10/27/2008 Matchmine 42 MatchMine throws in the towels
10/27/2008 Smashface 3 Company blog
10/27/2008 Revision3 10 Revisions3 custs back on shows and staff
10/27/2008 LA Times 75 LA Times to layoff 75 staffers
10/24/2008 BroadSoft 12 BroadSoft cuts jobs as sales slow
10/24/2008 PowerReviews 30% PowerReview reduces burn rate by 30%
10/23/2008 WildTangent 20 Online game company WildTangent cuts 20 percent of staff
10/23/2008 Daptiv 21 Daptiv is latest tech company to cut jobs
10/23/2008 Avid Technology 410 Avoid to lay off 410 workers
10/23/2008 Xerox 3000 Xerox to lay off 3,000 staff
10/23/2008 Break.com 11 break.com basically fired 11 people
10/22/2008 ScanDisk TBD ScanDisk layoff appear to be in the works
10/22/2008 iMeem 25% of 80 iMeem confirms layoffs
10/21/2008 Yahoo! 1,500 Jerry Yang Email to All Yahooers: 10% of You Are Fired
10/20/08 wikia 30% of 43 people work force. Roughly 13 people. wikia lays off 10% of staff
10/20/08 Ticketmaster 1,000 Ticketmaster lays off an estimated 1,000 employees
10/20/08 Softchoice 6.5% of 958 Softchoice announces layoff
10/20/08 Veoh 15 Veoh lays off 15
10/20/08 Autotrader 69 AutoTrader.com to lay off 69 Orlando employees
10/18/08 Jaxtr 13 13 employees laid off at Jaxtr
10/18/2008 Lulu 24 Lulu laid off 24
10/17/2008 Mygazines Shutting down Mygazines Folds
10/17/2008 Zivity

hi5
1/3 of its staff

15% of its 110 positions
More job cuts hit Silicon Valley
10/17/2008 Heavy.com 20 More layoffs: Heavy.com Shedding 20 more employees
10/17/2008 Skyrider Shutting down. Skyrider’s Demise shows P2P Spamming Doesn’t Pay
10/17/2008 SearchMe.com 20% staff Search engine start-up SearchME cuts 20% of Staff
10/17/2006 Zillow.com 40 Real estate site Zillow cuts 40 employees
10/16/2008 Pandora.com 20 Pandora fires 20
10/16/2008 Adbrite 40 Adbrite lays off 40$ of Staff
10/14/2008 Jive Software 40 Jive Software laid off 1/3 of staff
10/14/2008 Tesla 100 Tesla said to lay off 100
10/14/2008 Redfin 20% of staff. 20 employees? (according to www.crunchbase.com , they have about 100 employees.) A Very Tough Day
10/13/2008 Seesmic 7 Getting the UnParty Started: Seesmic Lays Off 1/3 Staff
10/13/2008 National Basketball Association (NBA) 80 League to lay off about 80 amid economic slowdown, Stern says
10/13/2008 Starcom MediaVestLandor, a branding firm owned by WPP Group

TBWA/Chiat/Day, a unit of Omnicom Group

Interpublic Group’s Lowe London

Wieden + Kennedy’s hometown office in Portland, Ore

150 jobs by year end10 people from London office

20 employees from its New York office

10 employees from Lowe London Office

6 from Portland office

Next Victim Of Ad Recession: Ad Employees
10/9/2008 Entellium 50 of the 68 employees were let go Entellium execs fudge the number, face fraud charges
10/8/2008 Adzilla About 90 BT Crash Takes Adzilla Down With It
10/6/2008 eBay 1,000 eBay lays off 1,000
10/6/2008 Jellycloud 36 Controversial ad company Jellycloud shuts down
10/3/2008 Valleywag 3 Valleywag Cuts 60% of Staff
9/16/2008 Hewlett Packard 24,600 HP Announces 24,6000 layoffs in wake of EDS acquisition

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