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May 27 2009   3:58PM GMT

Who’s Laying Off Right Now?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Tags:
Career planning
coping with job loss
IT 2009 employment outlook
IT career planning
IT employment

To try to get a sense of who’s still letting people go in IT, I turned to the Employment Spectator’s IT news items and to an old favorite, the TechCrunch Layoff Tracker. Although as I heard it said on NPR yesterday things aren’t getting as bad right now as quickly as they had been, we’re not exactly on easy street just yet. Keep that in mind as you look at these May 2009 layoff listings.

May 2009 Layoffs
Company Date #/%age Source
Autodesk 5/22/09 430/unk ES
Sutter Health 5/18/09 121/unk ES
HP 5/19/09 6,420/2% NY Times
CA 5/14/09 3,100/unk ES
Seagate 5/13/09 1,100/3% Reuters
MySpace 5/13/09 45/3% TechCrunch
Dimension Data 5/13/09 70/unk ES
Perot Systems 5/6/09 450/unk ES

Admittedly, this is not as dire as Q4 of 2008, or even Q1 of this year, but it’s not yet cause for dancing in the streets. With some big, well-known names in the list–especially HP. Autodesk, CA, and Perot Systems–it’s clear that some savvy corporate forecasters are still prognosticating rough waters ahead. In the meantime, please stay buckled up!

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