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Job Creators Layoff News Round-up

Ahead of tomorrow's jobs report we learn that layoffs are at a 16-month high. Oh, goodie, goodie gumdrop. Here's a small snapshot of what's happening this week on the layoff front.

Seattle's largest biotech company will be getting smaller soon.

Illinois companies are laying off at least 1,100 workers.

Furloughed F.A.A. engineers will be on Capitol Hill today to speak up for the 4,000 engineers not getting a paycheck this month.

ATK Aerospace Systems let 100 employees go yesterday.

Oregon RV maker Monaco Coach gives 450 employees their walking papers.

At JC Penney, 442 warehouse layoffs are in fashion.

An Eastern Pennsylvania jobs agency is shedding 20% of its staff because of funding cuts.

95 Iowa Workforce Development employees will receive their pink slips today.

New Hampshire hospitals are declaring time of death on jobs amid Medicaid cutbacks.

A customer hands Florida Gov. Rick Scott a pink slip while he's working at a Tampa doughnut shop. Let's go to the videotape!

Kraft Foods announces it will split into two companies by the end of 2012. Will it lead to any layoffs?

The L.A. Times rips 15 employees from its headlines.

My favorite jobs-related headline of the week so far. Let's all yell it together, shall we? JOBS!


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