November 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm #4097
Hexion plant in Pleasant Prairie near Kenosha – 110 people
Wisconsin Box in Wausau – 64 people
Bluegreen Corp – 150 people
Bergstrom – I have heard they have let 50% of their staff go statewide.
December 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm #33097
Stoughton Trailers – warned of possible layoffs coming.
Weyauwega city officials are expressing concern for workers facing layoffs from Presto Products Company — and for the impact the job cuts will have on the community.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Soft consumer spending is causing the discount retailer Shopko to trim 6% of its headquarters staff.
Forty-three people have been notified they will lose their jobs.
The struggling economy results in job cuts in La Crosse at Trane Company.December 7, 2008 at 2:00 am #33098
“Horrendous” is how Mark Marcon, at Milwaukee’s Robert W. Baird & Co., described the economy’s performance in November. “Devastating” was the word from Russ Feingold, Wisconsin’s junior senator.
Key Racine employers announce job cuts
Johnson Outdoors Inc. and InSinkErator, two of Racine’s most prominent employers, announced they will need to eliminate jobs to react to the economic downturn.
Atomic Records to close
Atomic Records, a music store and iconic staple on Milwaukee’s east side for nearly a quarter of a century, will close in February.
Unemployment claims up in Wisconsin; benefits fund may run empty in 2009
New unemployment claims are growing at a rate of 30 percent from last year, and the state likely will run out of money to pay benefits by early next year.December 7, 2008 at 5:32 pm #33216
Amigo2k wrote:Quote:Atomic Records, a music store and iconic staple on Milwaukee’s east side for nearly a quarter of a century, will close in February.
That one you can’t blame on the economy. That one is more related to a change in technology. People with access to the internet and its vast collection of businesses relating to musicians made the local record store obsolete. The core demographic of Atomic Records were young college age people who are very internet savvy and can buy and download their music online.December 7, 2008 at 5:49 pm #33221
lordairgtar wrote:Quote:Amigo2k wrote:Quote:Atomic Records, a music store and iconic staple on Milwaukee’s east side for nearly a quarter of a century, will close in February.
That one you can’t blame on the economy. That one is more related to a change in technology. People with access to the internet and its vast collection of businesses relating to musicians made the local record store obsolete. The core demographic of Atomic Records were young college age people who are very internet savvy and can buy and download their music online.
You are correct. It is kinda like how Kodak is dieing since they didn’t jump on the digital camera bandwagen 10 yrs ago.December 9, 2008 at 4:42 am #33223
American Family to cut 160 contractual workersDecember 16, 2008 at 2:16 am #33239
More layoffs, in Middleton and Neilsville
Mortgage IT, Inc. in Middleton has informed the state Department of Workforce Development that it plans to shut down its Middleton office, 1350 Deming Way. 72 employees and is expected to be permanent.
The DWD also said Regal Beloit said it will close its Leeson Electric facility in Neilsville between Feb. 10 and April 30, laying off 37 workers at the plant.December 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm #33274
84 Lumber on Monday closed its truss manufacturing facility in McFarland.
The closing resulted in 28 people losing their jobs at the 32,000-square-foot facility.
WEST BEND, Wis. — Gehl Co. announced Monday it’s cutting 62 salaried employees and 19 hourly employees because of the economic downturn in housing and construction.
The cuts represent about 18 percent of Gehl’s 350 salaried workers in the United States.December 19, 2008 at 12:10 am #33275
Cummins Emission Solutions on Thursday announced that it has laid off about 100 employees at its Mineral Point plant.
Alcoa Inc. said Thursday it will close its aluminum wheel plant in Beloit next year, a move that will put about 250 people out of work.December 19, 2008 at 6:10 pm #33280
Tomotherapy in Madison laid off 65 workers yesterday.
Wausau Paper Corp. will lay off 90 workers in 2009.January 2, 2009 at 7:59 pm #33222
Report: Four times more jobs will be lost this year than in 2008 (in Wisconsin)January 2, 2009 at 9:48 pm #33337
I hope there wrong. This State is so poorly managed now that they don’t need anymore people to find jobs for.
Another Madison company recently announced some layoffs: Marshall Erdman 100 people.January 9, 2009 at 9:52 pm #33099
Biotech firm EMD Chemicals, formerly Novagen, to close
One of Madison’s oldest biotech research operations will be closing at the end of the year, affecting about 70 employees at the former Novagen.January 9, 2009 at 10:54 pm #33371
NCR Corp. says production at it’s plant in Viroqua, Wis. will end by March 31, idling about 80 workers.
The company operated the plant in western Wisconsin for 40 years.January 10, 2009 at 11:18 pm #33372
A Plover food processing plant will close its doors this year, according to a notice filed with the state.
Basic American Foods, 4930 Hayes Ave., Plover, will shutter its local facility, putting 106 employees out of work, according to a notice filed Friday with the state Department of Workforce Development and posted on its Web site. The company is scheduled to lay off workers March 31, but it will complete its layoffs in phases by Sept. 1.
Its Biron location will remain open, but Greg Ellious Motors has closed its Plover and Wisconsin Rapids stores, eliminating about 20 jobs, one of the dealership’s owners said.January 11, 2009 at 4:34 pm #33380
Governor Doyle is indicating that about 700 state employees will lose their jobs this coming year, here in Wisconsin.
In order to facilitate this, the DOA (Department of Administration)hired 83 new state employees earlier this month at startings salaries of $15 to $17 an hour (plus benefits) to process unemployment claims.:huh:
Apparantly the state does not currently have enough people currently on the payroll to handle the large and ever increasing numbers of people filing for unemployment compensation.:lol:
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